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House passes 12-year term limits for justices and judges

Tampa clears industrial site near Hillsborough River for redevelopment

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Ruth: Congress strips away your online privacy

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Florida woman wants Trump apology, refund

  1. House passes 12-year term limits for justices and judges

    Blogs

    Justices on the Florida Supreme Court and judges on state appellate courts would be forced out of office after 12 years under a constitutional amendment that the Florida House barely passed Wednesday.

    Florida House
  2. Ruth: Congress strips away your online privacy

    Columns

    There are probably two ways to look at a recent move by Republicans in Congress to permit companies like Verizon, Comcast, Frontier and others to cavalierly sell your personal online information to whomever they want.

    The House and Senate have approved legislation overturning an FCC rule requiring cable and phone companies to ask your consent before selling your personal data.
  3. Fennelly: Jon Cooper, Lightning's magician, hopes another playoff run's no illusion

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This is new for him, too.

    Lightning coach Jon Cooper is in his 17th season as a hockey coach. He has never missed the playoffs. Not once.

    Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper minds the bench during the first period of Tuesday's (3/21/17) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Arizona Coyotes at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  4. Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor

    College

    WINTER PARK — A student at Rollins College in Florida has been suspended temporarily for his treatment of his Muslim professor. The Christian student says he is the victim of religious discrimination.

  5. Dirk Koetter: Bucs look at NFC South chances and say 'this is possible'

    Bucs

    PHOENIX — At the NFC coaches' breakfast Wednesday, Dirk Koetter was surrounded by reminders the Bucs still have a ways to go.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter watches his players warm up before the first regular season game of the year between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Koetter was a member of the Falcons coaching staff earlier in his career.
  6. Under new plans being considered by state lawmakers, bodily injury coverage could be required of all drivers. Currently, only personal injury protection is required. This would reduce rates for most drivers who already pay for bodily injury coverage. But for those who don't, they could pay significantly more.  [JIM DAMASKE | Times]
  7. Forget Florida. Study says retirees should look north. Iowa, anyone?

    Personal Finance

    Florida, the retirement mecca of the United States?

    Florida doesn't crack the top 10 among best states to retire, according to Bankrate. 
[Kipplinger file photo]
  8. Florida woman wants Trump apology, refund

    Blogs

    FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund plus interest and an apology.

  9. Can Bucs follow the Panthers and Falcons to the Super Bowl? 'Our guys say, 'Hey, this is possible'

    Blogs

    At the NFC coaches' breakfast Wednesday morning, Dirk Koetter was surrounded by reminders that the Bucs, despite finishing 9-7 in his first season as coach, still have a ways to go to match the resumes of other teams in their division.

    Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter speaks with reporters during the NFC Head Coaches Breakfast at the NFL football annual meetings Wednesday in Phoenix.
  10. Rick Baker confident in Tampa Bay Rowdies' MLS pitch but uncertain of possible pitfalls

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rick Baker's gut feels pretty good about the Tampa Bay Rowdies' chances to become a Major League Soccer franchise playing in front of 18,000 screaming fans in an iconic waterfront stadium.

    The St. Petersburg City Council approved a May 2 referendum that would allow voters to decide whether to let the Tampa Bay Rowdies expand historic Al Lang Stadium to 18,000 seats. The Rowdies' goal is to position the franchise to make the jump to Major League Soccer in the coming years. [Courtesy of Tampa Bay Rowdies]
Florida House

House passes 12-year term limits for justices and judges

Justices on the Florida Supreme Court and judges on state appellate courts would be forced out of office after 12 years under a constitutional amendment that the Florida House barely passed Wednesday....

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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile plays catch during an open workout at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

More roster moves for Rays: Sucre makes team; Casali, Maile optioned

UPDATE, 10:08: With Tolleson "on the outside looking in,'' the Rays have competition for final bullpen spots among Jumbo Diaz, Chase Whitley and prospects Jaime Schultz and Austin Pruitt. ... Cash said he expects both Marks and Moreno to help the Rays at some point this season....

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American Playboy chronicles the life of Hugh Hefner and the iconic Playboy brand he created.

Coming to Amazon Prime in April: Hugh Hefner biopic, 'Bosch' Season 3

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story: It seems like everyone is getting a biopic lately. The 13-episode Amazon Original series is inspired by more than 17,000 hours of footage and more than 2,000 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal collection. The series chronicles Hefner's life and his iconic Playboy brand, from postwar America, the launch of Playboy magazine and the over six decades of his career. The series stars Matt Whelan as the bunny-creator himself. April 7...

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