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St. Petersburg couple active in business and civic leadership die in murder-suicide, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — The American flag flew at half-staff Saturday in front of the Allendale Terrace home of Gary and Marie Stempinski. It was a symbol of the loss of the Stempinskis, whom …


Responding to congressional HIV questions, state points to website


Clearwater man dies in collision with tanker on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor


  1. Trade holdout was wakeup call for Lightning's Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — Watching Jonathan Drouin dazzle during this postseason, it's hard to believe he is the same player who walked away from the Lightning organization four months ago, potentially for good.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) (center) celebrates his goal beating New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) making the score 2 to 0 during first period action of game two of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Saturday afternoon (04/30/16). On right is center Alex Killorn (17) on left is Slater Koekkoek (29).
  2. Hooper: Gridlock Gang is part of Tampa Bay's transportation problems

    Human Interest

    Call them the Gridlock Gang.

    We have a group in this community whose protests against every meaningful transportation plan is rooted in either self-interest, personal rivalry or the foolish belief that public transit is just another needless entitlement.

  3. All Eyes photo gallery: Precious new portraits of Princess Charlotte taken by mom Kate


    Britain's Princess Charlotte's first birthday is Monday, but you might say we get the gifts.

    In this undated handout photo released on Sunday by Kensington Palace, Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. The princess will celebrate her first birthday on Monday. [Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge | Kensington Palace via AP]
  4. Cruz's support softens among the delegates he courted


    Even as Donald Trump trounced him from New Hampshire to Florida to Arizona, Sen. Ted Cruz could reassure himself with one crucial advantage: He was beating Trump in the obscure, internecine delegate fights that could end up deciding the Republican nomination for president.

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during a campaign stop at Faith Church in Lafayette, Ind., on Friday. The state's presidential primary is Tuesday. [New York Times]
  5. PolitiFact: Ted Cruz off the mark in attacking Trump on economy, Planned Parenthood


    Sen. Ted Cruz is using this week's pivotal Indiana primary to make a last stand of sorts against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas criticized rival Donald Trump on taxes and Planned Parenthood.
  6. Bullpen falters in ninth as Rays lose to Blue Jays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — For the first eight innings of Sunday afternoon's Rays game against the Blue Jays, neither manager had much to do. Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi pitched seven solid innings, giving up two hits, although one was a fourth-inning home run.

    Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey (48) checks on relief pitcher Alex Colome (37) in the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
  7. Malia Obama to take year off before entering Harvard in 2017

    Human Interest

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating from high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement.

    President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One for a trip from Chicago to Los Angeles in April.  The White House announced Sunday that Malia Obama will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017.
 [Associated Press]
  8. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics


    Winner of the week

    Florida utility companies. The champagne corks had to be popping at the Duke Energy headquarters last week, with the announcement from one of the most vocal consumer advocates and critics of Florida's utilities: Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg won't run …

  9. Pasco deputies searching for missing woman believed to be endangered


    Pasco County sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman believed to be endangered who went missing Saturday evening.

    Barbara Bryant, 32, was last seen Saturday evening. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  10. Detectives investigating 21-year-old man found dead in car as homicide


    TAMPA — Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a homicide after a 21-year-old man was found dead early Sunday in the front seat of a car.

Jeb Bush as Donald Trump's VP? Ha


Jeb Bush adviser Sally Bradshaw, as quoted by the New York Times in response to a question whether Bush would consider joining a ticket wtih Donald Trump....


Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....


Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.

For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.

Blue Jays lineup:
Saunders lf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Smoak 1b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Happ p