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  1. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family


    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …

  2. Editorial: Positive news on slowing Medicare costs


    Targeted Medicare cuts by the Obama administration, waste reduction and a shift toward rewarding efficient care have produced positive results. The Medicare cost report released this week shows that per-patient expenses have all but stabilized. Meanwhile, a refreshing bipartisan agreement in Congress has put doctor …

    A refreshing bipartisan Medicare agreement in Congress has put doctor payments on a more sensible trajectory.
  3. Column: Bill makes it harder for children to find a home


    There are few things more heart-wrenching than a child in need of a family. Unfortunately, in Florida, as in all states, there are too many children in foster care who lack a stable, loving family to care for and nurture them. Finding a suitable foster or adoptive home can be a challenge, particularly for older children …

  4. Monday's letters: Flier is a modern-day Paul Revere


    Flier eludes Capitol air security | April 16

    A modern-day Paul Revere

  5. Editorial: New public financing to help poor St. Petersburg neighborhoods


    Opportunity has bypassed much of south St. Petersburg, leaving many largely African-American neighborhoods coping with unemployment, run-down housing and crime. Now city officials have proposed an innovative tax strategy to fight stagnation with job training and public subsidies for private businesses and property …

    St. Petersburg officials have proposed an innovative tax strategy to fight stagnation with job training and public subsidies for private businesses and property owners. Mayor Rick Kriseman, above, wants city and county approval by June so cash can begin to flow next year.

    Bucs' preseason schedule to start Aug. 15 at Vikings

    The Bucs learned the dates and times of their four 2015 preseason games Friday, with their two games coming five days apart against the Bengals and Browns....


    DOC investigates whistle-blowers, scrubs audio of testimony under oath

    Doug GlissonOne month after the Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told the Senate Appropriations Committee that she had asked the governor's chief investigator to look into the claims the whistle-blowers that DOC Inspector General Jeffery Beasley impeded their investigations into suspicious inmate deaths,  three of the officers have not been interviewed by anyone looking into the matter, according to the attorney for the three....


    Nate Karns (1-1, 4.97 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Rays.

    For Starters, Rays vs. Yankees

    UPDATE, 4:50: It's been a busy day for the Rays. Evan Longoria is in the lineup at DH and will bat fourth, a day after a pitch bruised his left hip. ...