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Passengers evacuated after tire blows on takeoff at Tampa International

TAMPA — Passengers were evacuated but no injuries were reported when a tire exploded and caught fire as an airliner took off from Tampa International Airport on Monday afternoon. The f …

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Fennelly: Jose Fernandez aims to harness all his skills

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Whale shark sightings increase in Tampa Bay area (w/video)

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  1. Sky high: New York 'trophy apartment' could list for $250 million

    Real Estate

    NEW YORK — Billionaires' Row.

    That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments.

    The One57 tower on W 57th Street soars 90 stories up with a penthouse that went for $100.5 million.
  2. Romano: Before you graduate, don't forget the lessons of Pooh

    Human Interest

    Good morning, graduates. Glad to see you all made it.

    Writes John Romano, Think of Winnie the Pooh as a philosopher.
  3. Norwegians try to figure out how long it would it take to read phone app terms

    Business

    Consumer rights advocates frequently urge smartphone users to check the terms and conditions of the apps they download.

  4. Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

    Working Life

    NEW YORK — Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years, but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, Verizon and unions said …

  5. Fennelly: Jose Fernandez aims to harness all his skills

    Ml

    ST. PETERSBURG — The unquenchable Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins' pitching ace, takes the mound tonight. The precocious right-hander will be hard-pressed to top his previous outing, a jubilant, wild-child homecoming Thursday at Tropicana Field against the Rays.

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) takes off his arm warmer as talks with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom just prior to the first inning of the Marlins game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 26, 2016 in St. Petersburg. CHRIS URSO  |   Times
  6. Passengers evacuated after tire blows on takeoff at Tampa International

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Passengers were evacuated but no injuries were reported when a tire exploded and caught fire as an airliner took off from Tampa International Airport on Monday afternoon.

  7. For starters: Rays at Royals, on a holiday night

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said he would like to find a soft landing spot to get Boxberger involved but he will move back onto the closer's role, meaning Alex Colome, 12 for 12 in saves, will go back to 7th  or 8th inning work, and make the bullpen better overall. Colome said he has no issues with the decision, as …

  8. St. Petersburg's Danielle Collins wins second NCAA tennis title

    Tennis

    TULSA, Okla. — Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2 for her second NCAA women's tennis national championship.

    St. Petersburg native Danielle Collins of the University of Virginia won her second NCAA women's tennis singles title on May 30, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. She also won the title in 2014. Bill Kallenberg/University of Virginia
  9. Aboriginal Australian folklore gets familiar sci-fi take in SundanceTV's ‘Cleverman'

    Blogs

    Another perk to having a growing number of channels and streaming services available: Awesome international shows. Thanks to SundanceTV, we can wander, or rather, click across oceans for something else to wet our palettes. They gave us France's captivating drama Les Revenants (The Returned), and Germany's …

    Araluen (Tasma Walton) and Jyra (Val Weldon), daughter and mother, are captured trying to escape the "hairypeople" containment zone. "Cleverman" premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. on SundanceTV.
  10. June brings a rainbow of events for Pride Month to the Tampa Bay area

    Events

    Expect to see a lot of rainbows and pink triangles throughout June as LGBT Pride Month brings events from the solemn to the celebratory. It ends in one of the biggest gay pride parades in the country on the streets of St. Petersburg.

    The St. Pete Pride Night Parade in 2015. LARA CERRI   |  Times
Former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford

Weatherford plots his political future, with a wary eye on Trump

Donald Trump's outsized presence on the political landscape will shake up Florida in a multitude of ways, including redefining the field of contenders for governor in 2018. That's clear after a talk with Will Weatherford, the former House speaker who left office in 2014....

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Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....

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For starters: Rays at Royals, on a holiday night

UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said he would like to find a soft landing spot to get Boxberger involved but he will move back onto the closer's role, meaning Alex Colome, 12 for 12 in saves, will go back to 7th  or 8th inning work, and make the bullpen better overall. Colome said he has no issues with the decision, as he fully expected Boxberger to reclaim his job when healthy. Boxberger, for his part, said he is ready to go and willing to help in any role. ... Motter is at SS tonight to keep him involved, Cash said, though it's been obvious Miller's defense has been shaky recently. ... Cash said RHP Ryan Webb, put on the DL Sunday with a pec strain, is not expected to be out long. ... 2B Logan Forsythe hit off a tee for the first time today at the Trop as he eyes a mid-June return from his fractured left shoulder. ... LHP Jonny Venters continues to impress in instructional league play, hitting 93 mph today.  .. The Rays are wearing camo style caps and jerseys as part of MLB's Memorial Day tribute....

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