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USF St. Petersburg down to final four candidates for dean of business school

Without a formal dean for its business school since mid 2014, USF St. Petersburg has narrowed its search for a new dean to four candidates. The university will host four separate meet-and-greet re …

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Fernando Noriega Jr., Tampa administrator who fought for Ybor City's revival, dies

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Habs 4, Bolts 2: Lightning suffers first back-to-back losses since 2015

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  1. Plant High retires Houston Astros LF Preston Tucker's jersey number

    Baseballpreps

    TAMPA — Preston Tucker, a 25-year-old Major League Baseball player living the dream, says he loves to come home, and …

    Plant's Preston Tucker (class of 2008), poses for some photos with his retired Plant number (No. 25) along with father Mike, mom Lisa and brother Kyle. Tucker, who made his Major League debut last season with the Houston Astros on May 7, finished 2015 with 13 home runs and 33 RBIs.  (Scott Purks, Special to the Times)
  2. Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.

  3. Syrian opposition groups sense U.S. support fading

    World

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The United States and its allies have spent many millions of dollars backing Syrian opposition fighters they deem relatively moderate and secular, and civilian groups whose work on small businesses and local councils they billed as the cornerstone of Syria's future.

  4. Islamic State, in a first, says it's behind attack in Syria's capital

    World

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A car bomb tore up a vegetable market and a police officers' club in Damascus, the Syrian capital, Tuesday, according to a witness and regional news reports, striking an area that had been quiet for about two years under a local agreement between the Syrian government and insurgents.

  5. China reports first case of imported Zika virus

    Medicine

    BEIJING — China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.

  6. Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

    Environment

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's administration is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

  7. USF St. Petersburg down to final four candidates for dean of business school

    College

    Without a formal dean for its business school since mid 2014, USF St. Petersburg has narrowed its search for a new dean to four candidates. The university will host four separate meet-and-greet receptions with individual candidates in the coming weeks for invited guests from the community.

    The final four are:

  8. Capitol Buzz: Five things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Blogs

    It is the 30th day of the Florida Legislature's annual 60-day session, marking the halfway point. Here's a look at five things we will be watching today.

  9. Morning briefing: Cool and windy; Making sense of N.H., a stolen Chihuly is returned, and a Diana Ross show

    News

    Temps may not crack 60 today and it should remain windy, according to 10Weather WTSP. And it could get colder as the week progresses.

    Was it YUUUGGE or just kind of big? Our political team breaks down last night's results and what they mean for Florida's Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on our live blog. [David Goldman | Associated Press]
  10. Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

    Religion

    SAN FRANCISCO — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.

    Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen on Tuesday in San Francisco. [Associated Press]
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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House budget panel endorses limits on school construction spending

With resounding opposition from Democrats and school officials, Republican lawmakers in the Florida House are fast-tracking a proposal to significantly change how public school districts use taxpayer money to fund construction projects, while making it easier for charter schools to get capital dollars....

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