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  1. In rare interview, Bob Dylan holds forth on Frank Sinatra, Joan Baez, Minnesota and his hair

    Music & Concerts

    An old rock-and-roll legend has it that Bob Dylan and George Harrison were supposed to record with Elvis Presley, but The King was a no-show. As Dylan tells it, though, Presley "did show up, it was us that didn't."

    Bob Dylan performs at  the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. [Fred Tanneau | AFP | Getty Images]
  2. Black caucus demands Rick Scott rescind order taking Orlando prosecutor off cop-killer case

    Blogs

    Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called for Gov. Rick Scott to change his mind and rescind an executive order that transfered the case of a man accused of killing a police officer in Orlando away from the local state attorney after she declared she would not seek the …

    Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, led by Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Lauderhill, call on Gov. Rick Scott to rescind an executive order removing the Orange-Osceola state attorney from a case after she said she would not seek the death penalty.
  3. National Puppy Day is a real thing, and it's meant to encourage you to rescue dogs

    Human Interest

    Today, March 23, is National Puppy Day.

    I know, I know: It seems like every other day is national something day. But the origins of puppy day actually have some merit — as well as a little bark and bite.

    A Times file photos shows three-month-old Willow, Phoenix, River and Mystic sharing a stick at a Friends of Strays sheleter event on Nov. 12, 2015. The puppies were found deserted, but then readied for adoption. (LARA CERRI | TIMES)
  4. Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, left, stands amongst the emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. [Stefan Rousseau | PA via AP]
  5. Epilogue: Former Dunedin mayor, legislator Jerry Rehm remembered for dedication to the public

    Obituaries

    DUNEDIN — Gerald "Jerry" Rehm's community advocacy started in the 1960s when he became one of the youngest mayors ever elected in the city. From there, it never really stopped.

    Gerald “Jerry” Rehm died on March 10, his 90th birthday.
  6. Florida Senate to vote on letting grocery outlets sell hard liquor in stores

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Will Floridians soon be able to buy whiskey, rum or vodka in a grocery store?

    The Florida Senate on Thursday is expected to vote on a measure which would allow grocery stores like Publix to sell hard liquor on the shelves next to beer and wine instead of in a separate liquor store.
[TImes file photo]

  7. Rays report: Rays host Yankees with ESPN televising, 1:05

    Blogs

    The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to host the Yankees with ESPN televising, first pitch at 1:05.

    RHP Austin Pruitt, one of the prospects making an push for a job in the bullpen, will start for the Rays. LHP Jordan Montgomery will start for the Yankees.

    Also slated to pitch for the Rays: RH …

  8. Looking Back: Tony Orlando kissed and kissed and kissed the girls (February 22, 1978)

    Music & Concerts

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on February 22, 1978. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Jackie Greene.

  9. Review: Hulu's 'Harlots' explores 18th century prostitution through the 'whore's eye view'

    The Feed

    Harlot. Whore. Prostitute. Covent Garden nun.

    "Harlots" on Hulu explores prostitution in 18th century London through the eyes of the prostitutes themselves. (Hulu)
  10. Hernando to provide more free meals for young students

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board has moved ahead with a federally funded plan to provide free meals for most the county's elementary and middle school students, regardless of need, starting next school year.

    Lori Drenth, food services director, said the program would guarantee four years of funding.
  11. Forecast: Rain chances return to Tampa Bay, along with toasty temperatures

    Weather

    A return of possible showers accompanies warm temperatures in the Tampa Bay area on Thursday.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  12. Florida education news: Rezoning, teacher unions, grad rates and more

    Blogs

    REZONING: The fate of the Pasco County school district's newly approved attendance boundaries sits in the hands of a state special hearing officer.

  13. Census: Tampa Bay shows fourth highest population growth in nation

    Growth

    ORLANDO — The Tampa Bay area leads the way as three metro areas in Florida were among the nation's 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year.

    A view of the downtown St. Petersburg skyline and waterfront from just north of the North Shore Aquatic Complex. The Tampa Bay area leads the way as three metro areas in Florida were among the nation's 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  14. AP Exclusive: U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

    National

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned.

    Then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July 2016. U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. [Associated Press]