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Police: Threatened officers shoot at reckless driver who fled Clearwater Beach stop

Officers shot at the car of a suspect who fled a traffic stop on Clearwater Beach late Sunday and recklessly drove toward them, according to Clearwater police. Police say Chris Chittarath, 2 …


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  1. From the food editor: Tips for dining outdoors this Fourth of July


    Regardless of your plans this Fourth of July weekend, it's likely you'll be eating outdoors at some point, in the presence of a picnic blanket or a smoking grill.

    Pork Chops With Collard Greens
  2. 5 things we learned from scouting Tampa's satellite camps


    TAMPA — After becoming the most scrutinized subject of college football's offseason, satellite camps made their first major splash across Tampa Bay this month.

    Alex Wood, head football coach for Florida A&M University (FAMU), organizes high school football players into groups on Friday (6/17/16) at the Alex Wood Football Camp, a satellite football camp, hosted at Skyway Park in Tampa. Satellite camps have been a hot topic in recent months after the NCAA Division I Legislative Council voted against college coaches from serving as guest instructors at satellite camps in April, 2016. But the NCAA Board of Directors overturned the ruling a few weeks later. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times

  3. Court upholds reach of U.S. gun ban for domestic violence


    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

  4. U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations


    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

    Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices close out the term with decisions on abortion, guns, and public corruption expected. [Associated Press]
  5. Supreme Court throws out Texas abortion law, could impact Florida restrictions


    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled a controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional in a case that could impact Florida.

  6. 5 adventures to avoid the crowds on a holiday weekend


    Want to enjoy the outdoors on the 4th of July weekend but avoid the crowds on the beaches? Here are some ideas. Activities at these parks and preserves range from hiking to bicycling to fishing to canoeing or kayaking. A couple of them have observation towers to climb for a better view of the area. Check out the park's …

    A sign welcomes visitors to John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor at the park's Peggy Park Nature Trail which was dedicated to wildlife officer Peggy E. Park who was killed in the line of duty on December 13, 1984, while protecting the wildlife and wilderness areas of Pinellas County. [Douglas R. Clifford, Times]
  7. BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

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    The BET Awards — or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the U.S. presidential election.

    FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Prince was honored at the BET Awards on Sunday. He was found dead at his home on April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.  [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  8. Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain


    ANSTED, W.Va. — More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia, where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.

    Lt. Dennis Feazell of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources rows his boat as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., on Saturday. About 32,000 West Virginia homes and businesses remain without power Saturday after severe flooding hit the state. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management also said Saturday that more than 60 secondary roads in the state were closed. [Associated Press]
  9. UK Treasury chief appeals for calm as companies eye move


    LONDON — Britain's Treasury chief sought Monday to ease concerns about the vote to leave the European Union, saying the economy is as strong as it could be to face the uncertainty — even as a survey showed many companies are looking to move business out of the country.

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is seated during the International Monetary and Financial Committee conference in April at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, held at IMF headquarters in Washington. Treasury chief Osborne sought to calm nerves in the markets Monday as investors worried about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union. [Associated Press]
  10. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale media market now majority Hispanic, thanks to Broward County


    The expensive Miami-Fort Lauderdale media market is now made up of more Hispanics than any other demographic, according to an analysis of new U.S. Census numbers by Tallahassee Democratic strategist Steve Schale.

Supreme Court throws out Texas abortion law, could impact Florida restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled a controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional in a case that could impact Florida....


For starters: Rays at Orioles, trying to end a long skid

UPDATE, 12:18: It's a DH for Evan Longoria, with Tim Beckham getting a start at 3B for the Rays today. ... Cash said he plans to give Webb the opportunity to work in some key situations to get ground ball outs. ... OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) did fine in his first rehab game with the Stone Crabs and will play again for them on Monday....


Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....