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Rick Scott: Trump cares about environment, state lawmakers don't

Is Gov. Rick Scott already lining up reasons to veto the proposed $83 billion budget, as some Capitol reporters are noting? ...

Big names among layoffs as ESPN responds to changing media market (w/video)

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Church of Scientology takes aim at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being denied land

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Bar review: Flying Boat Brewing Co. in St. Petersburg pays homage to Tony Jannus

Bar review: Flying Boat Brewing Co. in St. Petersburg pays homage to Tony Jannus

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Sunscreen Film Festival brings stars and indie films to St. Pete

Sunscreen Film Festival brings stars and indie films to St. Pete

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Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

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  1. Trump administration talks tough on North Korea, but frustrated lawmakers want details

    World

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his top national security advisers briefed members of Congress Wednesday on what a senior aide called the "very grave threat" posed by North Korea, but they offered few details about the administration's strategy to pressure Pyongyang.

    Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., second from right, boards a bus on Capitol Hill, heading to the White House with other Senators to get a briefing on North Korea. [Associated Press]
  2. United dragging report: 'Our review shows that many things went wrong that day'

    Airlines

    In a new report, United Airlines admits several mistakes were made before, during and after a man was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, including calling in law enforcement to resolve an incident that was neither a safety nor security issue.

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in a statement, "This is a turning point for all of us at United and it signals a culture shift toward becoming a better, more customer-focused airline. Our customers should be at the center of everything we do and these changes are just the beginning of how we will earn back their trust." [Associated Press]
  3. Suspect in Land O' Lakes slaying arrested in Hernando County

    Crime

    Hernando County deputies have arrested the suspect in a fatal shooting in Land O' Lakes.

    Jonathan Cobb, 39, is being sought in the death of Bobby Jordan, 52, who was shot and killed on April 26, 2017, on Hanson Road in Land O' Lakes. Deputies said it appeared the two men knew each other. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  4. House seeks charges for tech official in Clinton email case

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting the head of a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.

     A congressional committee on Thursday  asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton. [Associated Press]
  5. Top Pentagon watchdog launches investigation into money that Mike Flynn received from foreign groups

    National

    The Pentagon's top watchdog has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.

    Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 10. Documents released by lawmakers show Flynn, now former national security adviser, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities. [Associated Press]
  6. Administrative judge rejects parent challenge to east Pasco County school rezoning

    Blogs

    Second verse, same as the first.

    State administrative law judge D.R. Alexander on Thursday upheld the Pasco County School Board's recent redrawing of east-side middle and high school attendance zones, rejecting a Parent Doug Wood testifies during a March hearing on the validity of the Pasco County School Board's attendance boundary revision process.

  7. Bar review: Flying Boat Brewing Co. in St. Petersburg pays homage to Tony Jannus

    Bars & Spirits

    Almost a year to the day after Flying Boat Brewing Co. broke ground on its Woodlawn Oaks facility and tasting room, the St. Petersburg brewery officially opened its doors for business last week.

    Flying Boat Brewery is newly opened in St. Petersburg. Its name is a reference to the aircraft of Tony Jannus, who piloted the world’s first scheduled airline flight, between downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa in 1914.
  8. Fall Out Boy coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

    Blogs

    Tampa's always had a lot of love for Fall Out Boy and vice versa, from their signing with formerly Tampa-based Fueled By Ramen to a host of appearances at big-time local festivals.

    Fall Out Boy
  9. 'Marzano lite' teacher evaluation model may be coming to Pinellas school district

    Blogs

    Pinellas County school district teachers have long bemoaned Marzano, which is widely deemed a complicated and confusing teacher evaluation model. District leaders now say they may have found a remedy.

  10. News at Noon: Hot Wheels, Part 2; NFL draft tonight; Scientology takes aim at aquarium; PolitiFact reviews Trump's first 100 days

    News

    Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

    This is the  Childs Park neighborhood, an area police Detective Tim Brown patrols while dealing with a high number of stolen cars. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
Corcoran and Negron

Does Legislature budget deal dare a Rick Scott veto?

Despite nearly daily warnings from Gov. Rick Scott that the Legislature is on the brink of damaging the state economy, the House and Senate appeared ready to move forward with an $83 billion budget deal that would severely cut his two biggest priorities, Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida....

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Rays relief pitcher Danny Farquhar walks off the field at the end of Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Orioles. Farquhar walked Baltimore's Seth Smith with the bases loaded and Craig Gentry scored on the play. Baltimore won 5-4 in 11 innings.

Rays morning after: Should Farquhar have replaced Colome?

Was Danny Farquhar the right guy to be on the mound for the Rays in the 11th inning Wednesday?...

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Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in May.

Johnny Depp goes undercover to surprise fans at Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride (w/video)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. ...

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