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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news


St. Pete wants Uhuru leader's input on replacing the mural he took down 50 years ago

ST. PETERSBURG — A public arts committee tasked with replacing a mural that was torn down 50 years ago in protest will extend a personal invitation to the man who removed it, members decided …

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Turkey urges world to 'stand firm' against terrorism after airport carnage (w/video)

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Red Sox 8, Rays 2: Rays make that skid-busting blowout look like a fluke

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  1. Royal Caribbean plans new terminal at PortMiami

    Tourism

    MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced plans to build a new terminal at PortMiami that will serve as homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships, including one of the world's largest passenger ships.

  2. U.S. Rep. Grayson: FDA should end ban on gay men giving blood

    Health

    ORLANDO — The Democrat representing Orlando in the U.S. House says the Pulse shooting illustrates the importance of ending federal restrictions for gay and bisexual men wanting to give blood.

  3. Facebook tests new featured event lists in Miami, nine other U.S. cities

    Personal Tech

    MENLO PARK, Calif. — Some Facebook users looking for something to do in real life can now get suggestions from the social network.

  4. Maryland, D.C. Democrats continuing push for gun control laws in Congress

    National

    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from Maryland and the District of Columbia are continuing their push for gun-control legislation after last week's sit-in on the House floor.

  5. Federal judge to decide fate of Florida abortion law

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge is being asked to block a new law that places restrictions on abortion clinics in Florida.

  6. Motorcyclist killed after striking tree in Seminole

    Public Safety

    SEMINOLE — A motorcyclist was killed about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when he crashed into a tree in the center median of Park Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  7. Turkey urges world to 'stand firm' against terrorism after airport carnage (w/video)

    World

    ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities combed through video and witness statements Wednesday following an assault by three suicide bombers at the country's largest airport , seeking to reconstruct an attack that killed at least 41 people and threatened to plunge Turkey into deeper uncertainty.

    Turkish rescue services gather outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday.  A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fire at them. The official said the attackers detonated the explosives at the entrance of the international terminal before entering the x-ray security check. [Associated Press]
  8. Pedestrian killed crossing 34th Street N in St. Petersburg

    Accidents

    A pedestrian was killed in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night when he was struck by an SUV while crossing 34th Street N, police said.

  9. Rubio's fundraising draws Twitter barb

    Blogs

    Marco Rubio has a big fundraiser in Washington today and American Bridge has turned that into an attack.

  10. Adventures in plane spotting in the post-9/11, social media age

    Human Interest

    Travelers stream from the covered asphalt lots to the main terminal, fussing with their luggage and monitoring check-in times on their iPhones, hardly noticing the two men.

    A Delta Airlines jest gets ready to land at Tampa International Airport on 06/21/16

Rubio's fundraising draws Twitter barb

Marco Rubio has a big fundraiser in Washington today and American Bridge has turned that into an attack....

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Rays to activate Brandon Guyer, DFA Jaff Decker

The Rays will activate OF Brandon Guyer from the DL for Wednesday's matinee against the Red Sox, with OF Jaff Decker designated for assigment to make room.

Guyer last played on June 3, sidelined with a left hamstring strain. He played three rehab games for the advanced Class A Stone Crabs, the last on Tuesday night.

Decker, signed to a minor-league deal during the winter, got called up June 15 when OF Steven Souza Jr. got hurt, but didn't do much with his opportunity, hitting .138 (with four singles) in 10 games....

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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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