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Florida State Fair announces new safety measures due to teen's 2014 death


Scott's prison budget fails to include money to investigate record high inmate deaths


  1. Getting in bed with the dictators


    As President Obama stumbles in implementing his own strategy for combating terrorism, the United States is reverting, almost by default, to an earlier, failed approach: a reliance on dictators to do our dirty work.

    The U.S. no longer sees the ouster of Syria’s Bashar Assad as being essential.
  2. Thursday's letters: School Board member's promise unfulfilled


    Harris explains why Elia had to go | Jan. 24, Sue Carlton column

    Candidate's promise goes unmet

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 29


    Things to do today

    Andrew W.K.: The party-starting metal musician returns at 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 895-3045.

    Erik Griffin
  4. 'Game of Thrones' coming to IMAX screens this week


    Starting Thursday the HBO series Game of Thrones will get the ultra-big-screen treatment in IMAX theaters across the country — the first TV show to do so, according to IMAX. Dan Weiss, the show's executive producer told Entertainment Weekly that he was still stunned after viewing it, saying "it's the …

  5. Plan your weekend Jan. 30-Feb. 1


    Plan your weekend

    Need for beads

    Gasparilla It's officially the most swashbuckling time of the year in Tampa, one of the weirdest civic traditions in the country where the city is fake-invaded by fake well-to-do pirates who throw beads at the waiting crowds with Extra's Mario Lopez and …

    Scott proposes more money for prisons, but not prison investigations

    After years of slashing funding for Florida’s state prison system, Gov. Rick Scott released a proposed budget Wednesday that would inject $51.2 million in new spending into the troubled agency but fails to provide any new resources to investigate inmate deaths – which last year reached a record high....


    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?



    Because I am drunk with power, to illustrate parenthood you get this photo of John Travolta and Kirstie Alley from Look Who's Talking Too, the one where Roseanne voiced the baby girl and we all didn't know what to believe in anymore.

    MOMS AND DADS: Get half off diapers when you join Amazon Mom

    I think it's the natural result of being in the 30s, but I am experiencing a wave of friends with babies, friends having babies, friends thinking of having babies, babies being babies. My first nephew was born this year, too. He looks like Winston Churchill and is rad. ...