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The DayStarter: Our guide to this morning's news


Pinellas commissioner visits site of crash where three teens died in a submerged car

The deaths of three teen girls killed inside a stolen car as it sank into the depths of a muddy pond March 31 hit close to home for Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch. Last August, three …

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Lawsuit centers on 18-minute talk between Rose Radiology owner and lawyer Barry Cohen

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Potential security breach at Tampa International Airport spurs review

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  1. St. Louis jury awards cancer survivor $55M in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder suit

    Health

    ST. LOUIS — A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

  2. Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

    World

    BEIRUT — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, …

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, enter a hall for Tuesday's talks in Moscow. The United Nations' envoy for Syria and Russia's foreign minister have begun talks in Moscow about strengthening the faltering cease-fire in Syria. [Associated press]
  3. Viewer's Guide: Cruz, Sanders want a campaign boost in Indiana

    Elections

    WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has "sort of already started." Clinton may not say as much, but she largely agrees. On what …

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Monday rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. [Associated Press]
  4. Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

    War

    STUTTGART, Germany — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington last month. [Associated Press]
  5. The DayStarter: The James Beard Awards honor Bern's and an important Hillsborough schools meeting

    News

    Once again, it's going to get hot — fast. 10Weather WTSP says to expect highs near 90 and limited rain chances. Tomorrow, storm chances increase ahead of an approaching cold front.

    Polling suggests Donald Trump is headed to a big victory tonight in the Indiana primary. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER
  6. Bern's Steak House wins 2016 James Beard Awards Outstanding Wine Program

    Food & Dining

    This year's only Tampa Bay James Beard finalist came up gold, the first year our area has medaled in the "Academy Awards of food" since Bern's Steak House sommelier Derrick Pagan won for wine service in 1992. Who was our big winner this year?

    Bern's Steak House.

    Bern's Steak House tweeted this photo of David Laxer, Bern's owner, left, and Eric Renaud, senior sommelier, at the James Beard Awards on Monday night. Bern's won the 2016 Outstanding Wine Program. [Image from Twitter]
  7. Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

    National

    OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald …

    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, right, exchanges words with Donald Trump supporters in Marion, Ind., on Monday. Cruz could lose his seventh consecutive state in today’s Indiana primary.
  8. Dodgers' Carl Crawford still among best players in Rays history

    The Heater

    When Carl Crawford left as a free agent after the 2010 season, he was arguably the greatest player in Rays franchise history.

    Evan Longoria, left, and Carl Crawford have an argument for being the two best players in Rays franchise history.
  9. Lawsuit centers on 18-minute talk between Rose Radiology owner and lawyer Barry Cohen

    Civil

    TAMPA — Rose Radiology Centers alleges in a civil suit that lawyer Barry Cohen breached attorney-client privilege and helped hatch a new whistle-blower case against the health care company three years ago when it was already facing an existing one.

    Cohen disputes all of it.

  10. Catching a flight? Budget hours, not minutes, for security

    Airlines

    If you sense that airport security lines are getting longer — much longer — you're definitely not alone.

    Tavelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Fliers will likely face massive security lines at airports across the country this summer, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight. [Ted S. Warren | Associated Press]

Corrections agency blames Broward sheriff for dust-up over re-entry program

In the continuing saga over the Florida Department of Corrections' decision to close down a Pompano Beach inmate transition center in Broward County on May 15, the agency is directing blame at the Broward County Sheriff for contributing to the crisis. ...

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Erik Condra said he was in a "fog" briefly but 10 minutes after getting into the locker room he was better and "passing tests."

Erik Condra back on ice after 'scary' hit into boards

Lightning wing Erik Condra was back at practice Monday - and in line rushes - with the possibility he could play in Tuesday's Game 3. ...

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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
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