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Clearwater police: neurosurgeon assaulted patient during medical exam

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County neurosurgeon who was arrested this week on a charge of sexual battery on a patient assaulted the woman during a medical exam, according to Clearwater police. …


Marco Rubio vs. Jeb Bush: A tale of two town halls


Rays meet with Tampa, Hillsborough officials on stadium site search


  1. Ruskin women dead after losing control of vehicle on U.S. 41


    RUSKIN — A woman was killed after she lost control of her car and crashed into a guardrail Friday morning on U.S. 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Lightning's hard-luck Paquette: Not my year

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — During Thursday's practice, Lightning C Cedric Paquette took a slap shot off his right shin and buckled to the ice in pain.

    Lightning center Cedric Paquette has played just 26 games this season after hurting his left foot and ankle blocking a shot in the preseason.
  3. Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks


    NEW YORK — The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick.

  4. Marco Rubio vs. Jeb Bush: A tale of two town halls

    State Roundup

    NASHUA, N.H. — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are slugging it out on the presidential campaign trail, trading insults about experience and readiness.

    Here's a side-by-side comparison of appearances by Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday in New Hampshire. [Rubio photo by New York Times; Bush photo by Associated Press]
  5. Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains


    WASHINGTON — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former drug company CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed.

    Former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli was mostly mum in a hearing.
  6. Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio


    Bobby Jindal is the second former 2016 presidential candidate to endorse Marco Rubio this week.

  7. More than 220 pulled from collapsed building after strong quake hits Taiwan


    TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building where rescuers pulled out more than 220 people.

    Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan,  Taiwan, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [Associated Press]
  8. Former Pinellas teacher arrested for impregnating student


    ST. PETERSBURG — A former Pinellas County teacher faces a criminal charge for sexually abusing a student who gave birth to his child in August, according to St. Petersburg Police.

  9. Pasco deputies make arrest in Tuesday night murder in Dade City


    DADE CITY — Pasco sheriff's detectives on Friday arrested Alfreddie Elmonise, 32, on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying earlier this week of 38-year-old Ricardo Hernandez.

  10. Atlanta Braves might be fading from view in Toytown spring training plans


    ST. PETERSBURG — A plan to bring Atlanta Braves spring training to Toytown might be tanking.

    The Braves, who currently train at the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility at a Disney resort near Orlando, need to find a new spring home by 2018. [Getty Images]
Cedric Paquette has had some bad luck, missing a good chunk of the season due to a right foot/ankle injury suffered blocking a shot during the preseason and then reaggravated in November.

Lightning's Paquette: 'It's just not my year'

During Thursday's practice, center Cedric Paquette took a slap shot off his left shin and buckled to the ice....


Bucs add four players, including DT Davon Coleman

We reported on three Bucs signings Thursday night, but the team confirmed four player signings on Friday, including former Arizona State and Cowboys defensive tackle Davon Coleman....


Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio

Bobby Jindal is the second former 2016 presidential candidate to endorse Marco Rubio this week....