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Wife of Pinellas Park pill mill doctor gets four years in prison

TAMPA — Two images of 66-year-old Kim Feldman emerged at her sentencing Tuesday in federal court. One woman was an 89-pound native of Vietnam who, despite a college degree, was brought …

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Atlanta and Texas lap Rays with new stadium plans

 

  1. Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

    Business

    LOS ANGELES — Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the April 12 keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook said Monday that it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. [Associated Press]
  2. Hillsborough schools will survey students about sex

    K12

    TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board wants to ask students about sex.

  3. Toyota to invest in ride-hailing app Uber

    Autos

    Toyota announced Tuesday a partnership with Uber Technologies in which the Japanese automaker will invest an undisclosed sum in the ride-hailing company and establish a car-leasing option for Uber drivers.

  4. Pasco sheriff: 2-year-old boy drowns in family's above-ground pool

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — A 2-year-old boy drowned in his family's above-ground pool on Tuesday evening, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

  5. Tampa misses cut as NFL awards 3 Super Bowls

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The NFL announced the sites for three more Super Bowls on Tuesday, and Tampa missed the cut, with Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles as the winners to host the NFL's biggest game in 2019-21.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answers reporter's questions following a vote that awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta (2019), Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021) at the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) NCBL1
  6. At least it wasn't Vladislav: Baby girl named after Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Laine Franklin wanted to surprise her husband with some big news at a Tampa Bay Lightning game last year. She gave Eric Franklin a ThunderBug onesie.

    She was pregnant.

    Tampa's Laine Franklin poses with her new baby Nikita Annette Franklin at Florida Hospital Tampa. Nikita was born at 5:48 a.m. Tuesday. Last year Eric and Laine Franklin joked at a Tampa Bay Lightning game that they should name their first child after the first player to score that night. It turned out to be Nikita Kucherov. And that's how they named their baby girl. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  7. The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center

    Military

    TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center's exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets.

  8. Short starts continue to put too much burden on Rays bullpen

    The Heater

    MIAMI — The end result always should be what counts the most. So for that matter, the Rays had good reason to be smiling as they headed home for another brief stay after Tuesday's 4-3 matinee victory over the Marlins that was their fifth on an eight-game, three-city, two-country road trip.

    MIAMI, FL - MAY 24:  Jake Odorizzi #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) 607678189
  9. Tom Payne, a.k.a. Jesus on 'Walking Dead,' talks joining the fandom before MegaCon

    Events

    Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead can be downright religious about the show. This week, they have a chance to meet the one everyone calls Jesus.

    Tom Payne plays Paul Rovia, a.k.a. Jesus, on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He’s a celebrity guest at this week’s MegaCon in Orlando.

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....

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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....

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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
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