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New guidelines say obesity surgery should be used more often for diabetes

WASHINGTON — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese …


Head of SOCom lays out vision at MacDill conference


Pinellas School Board member Janet Clark will not run for a fourth term


  1. Born without hearing, an 11-year-old takes on the National Spelling Bee


    As he walked out of his elementary school last week, fifth-grader Neil Maes heard the clapping from his fellow students lining both sides of the hallways. He heard them cheer and yell his name, and he heard them wish him luck as he headed off to compete in the National Spelling Bee, which starts this morning at the …

    Neil Maes, 11, of Belton, S.C., holds up his National Spelling Bee badge on Tuesday at The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) in Washington. Maes was born deaf and now hears with the helps of cochlear implants. The boy will participate in his first National Spelling Bee today. [Associated Press]
  2. Millennials most likely to be living with Mom and Dad


    For the first time in modern history, more 18-to-34-year-olds live with their parents than in any other living arrangement, according to a Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

  3. Thousands held in federal prisons for too long, report finds


    WASHINGTON — More than 4,300 federal inmates were kept in prison beyond their scheduled release dates from 2009 to 2014 — some of them for an extra year or more, according to a report released Tuesday that highlighted wide confusion in the prison system.

  4. Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death


    KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Taliban confirmed today that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor.

    The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. [Associated Press (2015)]
  5. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans visit Avengers fan with cancer (w/video)


    EL CAJON, Calif. — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.

    In this photo provided by Amy Wilcox, Ryan Wilcox, second from left, poses for a photo with actors Chris Evans, left, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow during a visit with Wilcox on Monday at his home in El Cajon, Calif. The Avengers teamed up to lift the spirits Wilcox, who has been at home for months battling cancer. [Associated Press]
  6. Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes inexcusable

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    TAMPA — Does Jonathan Drouin ever get tired of being in the middle of everything?

    Enough of that.

    Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy sprawls out but can’t reach a shot by right wing Phil Kessel during a 5-on-3 in the first period, putting the Penguins ahead 1-0.
  7. Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico (w/video)


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M. [Associated Press]
  8. A disallowed Drouin goal saps early Lightning momentum

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    TAMPA — Amalie Arena was rocking a little more than five minutes into Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final when Jonathan Drouin slammed the puck into a yawning net and the Lightning had a momentum-swinging 1-0 lead against the Penguins.

    And then it didn't.

    Lightning coach Jon Cooper talks with the referee after a Jonathan Drouin goal is reversed.
  9. Lightning's loss leads to another Game 7 in East final

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    TAMPA — In Tuesday's game-winning and gut-punching goal, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby shrugged off Ondrej Palat, arguably the Lightning's best two-way forward, at the blueline.

    Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) reacts after scoring the first game of the night past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) in the first period of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
  10. Lightning's Ben Bishop doesn't play but continues to improve

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    TAMPA— G Ben Bishop was encouraged by how he felt after Tuesday's morning skate.

    "Best day so far," he said.

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) looks on as the team huddles before drills during practice at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday afternoon (5/19/16).

PolitiFact Florida checks whether waterboarding actually works, like US Senate candidate and former CIA officer Todd Wilcox says

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox said the controversial interrogation practice of waterboarding isn’t torture but an effective tool in the global war on terror....


Coach Mike Sullivan said going with Matt Murray gives the Penguins the best chance to win.

Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....


Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, who have lost three straight.

For starters: Rays at Marlins, in a 12:10 matinee

UPDATE, 11:29: RHP Erasmo Ramirez said he felt the "normal soreness" this morning after throwing 54 pitches in 2-plus innings on Monday and expects to be available again on Thursday. But he also said he made a mistake when the Rays asked him about going back out to start a third inning after throwing 45 pitches and needs to "be smarter" to protect himself from injury. ... RHP Brad Boxberger will make at least a fifth rehab outing, on Wednesday for Double-A Montgomery. ...

Here is the Marlins lineup:
Ichiro LF
Prado 3b
Bour 1b
Stanton rf
Ozuna cf
Dietrich 2b
Realmuto c
Hechavarria ss
Koehler p