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Lightning trades Bishop to Kings for package of players

In return, Tampa Bay received goalie Peter Budaj, defense prospect Erik Cernak, a seventh-round draft pick and another conditional pick for this year.

Private prison deprived inmates of heat and hot water for months, lawmaker finds


PolitiFact Florida: Richard Corcoran's claim about mass shootings and gun-free zones


  1. Poll: U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics


    PORTLAND, Ore. — In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense.

    This selfie photo shows Adrian Walker in Long Lake, Minn., in June, 2016. Walker is one of 790 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 who participated in a first-of-its-kind Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll on teens' social media use, political views and political outlook. [Adrian Walker via AP]
  2. Dump truck overturns and spills sand on U.S. 19 in Pasco, prompting lane closures


    A dump truck overturned on southbound U.S. 19 at County Line Road in Spring Hill early Monday morning, spilling sand across the roadway and prompting lane closures, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. …

  3. Four students named as 2017 Barnes Scholarship winners



    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — One young woman lost both parents at the age of 7. Another was the daughter of a drug addict. An immigrant from Vietnam juggled learning English while taking care of her autistic sibling. And another student faced the daily battle of …

    Kelvine Moyers. (DAN LANNEAU | Times)
  4. From the food editor: A wholesome bowl to counteract all of the comfort foods of 2017


    A couple weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast while cooking. I do this a lot. It's how I pass the time in a quiet kitchen. (Though I need more food podcasts to listen to — let me know if you have any suggestions.)

    Balsamic-Honey Farro Bowl. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times Food Editor.
  5. 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after an epic Oscars flub, and Twitter has a field day


    Steve Harvey. Hanging chads. Dewey vs. Truman.

    [@gerGnesdunK via Twitter]
  6. Who is trying to buy access to Rick Scott?


    Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits and cannot seek re-election, but that isn’t stopping the biggest special interest groups from continuing to load up his political action committee with huge checks.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  7. Forecast: Warm, dry workweek in Tampa Bay until cooler temperatures arrive in time for weekend


    Monday kicks off a soupy and warm workweek across Tampa Bay with high temperatures flirting in the mid 80s until Thursday, when a weak front cools things down Friday and into the weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  8. Tampa attracts nations seeking to replicate U.S. special operations success


    In a world beset by warfare and increasing tension, more nations see what U.S. commandos have accomplished and want to emulate their success.

    Special operations forces from around the world work together on a simulated hostage rescue during an exercise in Tampa. U.S. allies work with Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base to improve their commandoforces. [Times file, 2014]
  9. Florida education news: Charter schools, mentoring, sales tax revenue and more


    REZONING: A parent protest of the Pasco County School Board's recent attendance zone revisions heads to a state hearing officer.

  10. Rubio: Town halls designed to 'heckle and scream' at me for the cameras


    Sen. Marco Rubio over the weekend continued to defend his decision not to hold a town hall, saying they don't result in productive engagement.

Gov. Rick Scott

Who is trying to buy access to Rick Scott?

Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits and cannot seek re-election, but that isn’t stopping the biggest special interest groups from continuing to load up his political action committee with huge checks....


Rays weekend recap: A 2-1 start, bromance, Kiermaier starring

The Rays had a busy weekend, opening their 34-game exhibition slate on Friday with a win over the Twins, and posting a 2-1 record thus far. Many of the regulars have yet to play, including 3B Evan Longoria, SS Matt Duffy, 1B Logan Morrison, RF Steven Souza Jr. as well as most of the front-line pitchers.

They have a busy week ahead, including an appearance today in the Tampa Bay area, with a game at Clearwater against the Phillies, with LHP Blake Snell on the mound....


The cast of "Moonlight" accepts the Academy Award for Best Picture.

'La La Land' mistakenly given Best Picture Oscar, but 'Moonlight' actually won (w/video)

In what may go down as the most bizarre moment in Academy Awards history, La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner at Sunday's ceremony in Los Angeles, which turned out to be a mistake. ...