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  1. May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars shopping and events popping up today


    Today is Star Wars Day, so prepare to be greeted with "May the Fourth be with you," by your nerdiest friends.

  2. Tell Me About It: Pushy mother-in-law owes an apology


    Q: I've upset my daughter-in-law deeply, but am not sure exactly why. She is a stay-at-home mom. She kindly offered to watch their 16-month-old son for the long weekend while my husband and son went on a special father-son hike for my husband's birthday. I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for just us …

  3. 'Rock star' bassoonist adds cheery tone to Florida Orchestra performance


    Bet you didn't know bassoonists could be rock stars.

    Anthony Georgeson, the Florida Orchestra's principal bassoonist since 2007, on Friday performed Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, one of the most distinctive pieces in classical music. [Florida Orchestra]
  4. Latest from the Kentucky Derby: How much for an elite seat?


    4:06 p.m.: Depending on where you want to watch the Kentucky Derby, last-minute tickets can be considered reasonable if you don't mind partying with a few thousand friends in Churchill Downs' infield.

    Women wearing festive hats pose in the paddock area prior to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. [Getty Images]
  5. Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    LAS VEGAS — Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas.

    B.B. King performs in 2012 at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. The Blues legend King is telling fans he's in hospice care at home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks to fans on his official website Friday for well-wishes and prayers. [Associated Press (2012)]
    Doug Martin is tackled by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Sam Barrington in the third quarter of the Dec. 21 game at Raymond James Stadium.

    Bucs decline 2016 option for RB Doug Martin

    The Bucs will not pick up their fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season....


    Florida resident Ben Carson to formally announce presidential bid today

    Ben Carson of West Palm Beach said Sunday he is running for president and will hold an official event in Detroit, his home town, later Monday.

    “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America,” Carson told a CBS affiliate.

    Carson has gained notice from grassroots conservatives but is still considered a lower-tier candidate. His announcement comes in the same week two other Republican candidates will announce: Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee.

    Huckabee also now lives in Florida, in the panhandle. Attention remains on the true Floridians: Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio....


    Matt Moore throwing to hitters Sunday at the Trop.

    Matt Moore feels "really good" in facing hitters for 1st time

    Rays LHP Matt Moore said he "felt really good" throwing to hitters for the first time since his April 2014 Tommy John elbow surgery....