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St. Petersburg couple active in business and civic leadership die in murder-suicide, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — The American flag flew at half-staff Saturday in front of the Allendale Terrace home of Gary and Marie Stempinski. It was a symbol of the loss of the Stempinskis, whom …

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Responding to congressional HIV questions, state points to website

 

Clearwater man dies in collision with tanker on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor

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  1. In this finale, Obama keeps 'em laughing

    National

    WASHINGTON — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

    President Barack Obama listens to the national anthem flanked by Jerry Seib and Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night. [Associated Press]
  2. ‘Outlander' season 2, episode 4: Good people doing bad things

    Blogs

    What begins with yet another game of chess ends in a violent dinner party. This episode of Outlander titled "Le Dame Blanche" shows strains in the Fraser marriage come to a head, as other characters get hurt in the couple's devious plots.

    Claire's face is all of us at a dinner party.
  3. Slate Koekkoek 'passes test' in Lightning playoff debut (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — D Slater Koekkoek said he was told there was a good chance he would make his Stanley Cup playoff debut for the Lightning in Saturday's Game 2 against the Islanders.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek (29) in the locker room after practice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon Friday morning (04/29/16).
  4. Rays' Chris Archer shuts down Blue Jays after allowing homer (w/ video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Chris Archer was relatively pleased with how he battled through six innings against the potent Blue Jays on Saturday, allowing just one hit, albeit a two-run home run.

    Rays starter Chris Archer retires 11 straight batters after giving up a two-run homer in the third.
  5. Daniel Berrigan, defiant priest who preached pacifism and opposed Vietnam War, dies at 94

    Nation

    The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a writer, teacher and longtime opponent of U.S. military involvement abroad, whose repeated acts of civil disobedience put him at odds with his government and the Roman Catholic Church but made him a major figure among advocates for peace and social justice, died Saturday at a Jesuit …

    File-This July 25, 1973, file photo shows Rev. Fr. Daniel Berrigan and some friends participating in a fast and vigil to protest the bombing in Cambodia, on the steps of St. Patrick?  s Cathedral in New York City.  The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University.  (AP Photo/Ron Frehm) NY113
  6. Bucs remain busy, sign 20 undrafted rookies

    Bucs

    TAMPA — As soon as the NFL draft wrapped up Saturday, the Bucs kept busy, signing at least 20 undrafted rookie free agents to contracts.

    Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy had 263 career tackles in college.
  7. SUV passenger dies in Plant City when driver loses race to beat freight train

    Accidents

    PLANT CITY — An SUV whose driver was trying to beat a CSX freight train across a roadway Saturday was struck by the train, killing his passenger.

  8. Casali walkoff single gives Rays win over Blue Jays (w/ video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As much as the Rays have struggled offensively through the first month of the season, they felt pretty good about how April ended:

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer winds up for a pitch in the first inning during the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday evening, April 30, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The Rays 
ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  9. Jonathan Drouin goes from villain to Lightning savior (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — A spoiled brat. That's what he was called. A selfish, arrogant, self-entitled punk. A quitter and a whiner. A rotten, no-good, waste-of-talent know-it all.

    Jonathan Drouin flips the puck past goalie Thomas Greiss in the first period for his first career playoff goal. And it’s the winner.
  10. Romano: 11 students, an unpaid teacher and decades of history mark one special schoolhouse

    Human Interest

    It's barely 10 a.m., and the school day is already starting to unravel.

    Duette is a throwback to a simpler time. The nearest traditional elementary school is more than 20 miles away.

David Jolly and the NRCC fight over fundraising

Rep. David Jolly is in a fight with the NRCC, which has accused him of lying about fundraising practices. Jolly has returned the fire....

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Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....

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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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