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Suspected Islamic State attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport (w/video)

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many …

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St. Petersburg committee will invite Uhuru leader's input to replace mural he tore down 50 years ago

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Rays lose to Red Sox a day after ending skid (w/video)

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  1. Rays to activate Brandon Guyer, DFA Jaff Decker

    Blogs

    The Rays will activate OF Brandon Guyer from the DL for Wednesday's matinee against the Red Sox, with OF Jaff Decker designated for assigment to make room.

    Guyer last played on June 3, sidelined with a left hamstring strain. He played three rehab games for the advanced Class A Stone Crabs, the last on Tuesday …

  2. St. Petersburg roads closed after pedestrian fatality

    Accidents

    ST. PETERSBURG — A man died after he was hit by a car on 34th Street Tuesday night, police said.

  3. Panel: Dept. of Corrections wrong but not criminal in retaliation against whistleblower

    Crime

    TALLAHASSEE — The Department of Corrections wrongly turned its investigative might against one of its own — violating its own policies, stacking up allegations against a whistleblower, and spending more time focused on investigating him than they spent on probing a claim of inmate abuse, a law enforcement …

  4. Rays lose to Red Sox a day after ending skid (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — At least the Rays didn't have to fret Tuesday about who would fill in for now-injured closer Alex Colome.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
  5. Melanie Margalis advances to two finals at swimming trials; Missy Franklin denied

    Olympics

    OMAHA, Neb. — One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials. First, Ryan Lochte. Then, Missy Franklin.

    Melanie Margalis, a former Countryside High standout, competes in a semifinal in the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. She’ll swim in two finals tonight.
  6. Rays closer Alex Colome hoping for brief DL stay

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Alex Colome is hoping a few more days' rest for a sore biceps gets him back in the Rays bullpen by early next week.

    Alex Colome, out with a sore biceps, says he expects to return from the DL when eligible on Monday, though his manager is more cautious.
  7. Pinellas says new plan offers stronger focus on minority student achievement

    K12

    Pinellas County school officials on Tuesday unveiled a plan that they say will focus the district more squarely on improving the performance of minority students.

    Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego addresses a community meeting in August 2015 concerning low-performing schools in St. Petersburg. On Tuesday, Grego and the School Board discussed a change in their “strategic plan” to better focus on those schools. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  8. Bomb squad determines suspicious suitcase left at Largo Mall just a suitcase

    Public Safety

    LARGO — A suspicious-looking suitcase was found in an empty part of a parking lot at the Largo Mall, according to police.

  9. Suspected Islamic State attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport (w/video)

    World

    ISTANBUL, Turkey — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.

    Turkish police officers and medics gather outside Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk,  after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack  on Tuesday. [Photo by Mehmet Ali Poyraz/Getty Images]

Legislator discovers inmates were withheld food as punishment

It was lunch time and the newly arrived teenage inmates had just filed into the mess hall at Sumter Correctional Institution, sat down with their lunch trays and began eating. Some of them started talking — just like the inmates who’d been there longer were doing at nearby tables....

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Rays to activate Brandon Guyer, DFA Jaff Decker

The Rays will activate OF Brandon Guyer from the DL for Wednesday's matinee against the Red Sox, with OF Jaff Decker designated for assigment to make room.

Guyer last played on June 3, sidelined with a left hamstring strain. He played three rehab games for the advanced Class A Stone Crabs, the last on Tuesday night.

Decker, signed to a minor-league deal during the winter, got called up June 15 when OF Steven Souza Jr. got hurt, but didn't do much with his opportunity, hitting .138 (with four singles) in 10 games....

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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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