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

TALLAHASSEE — The 284 women housed in C-dorm at Gadsden Correctional Institution lived for months without hot water or heat, faced flooded bathrooms daily and endured water rations when the …


Jones: Trading Ben Bishop hard but right thing for Lightning


  1. The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking 'Moonlight'-'La La Land' best picture mix-up (w/video)


    In what is most certainly the most shocking moment in Oscars history, Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture at the end of the night, awarding the trophy to La La Land when it actually was supposed to go to Moonlight."

    Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as "La La Land," but was later corrected to "Moonlight." [Chris Pizzello | Invision/AP]
  2. Florida lawmakers bring back bill to reform how juveniles are tried as adults


    A companion bill has not been filed. Rouson said he is in discussions with a few representatives.

    State Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, is sponsoring a bill that would change how minors wind up in adult court. [Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Jim Gaffigan coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa


    Nice guy that he is, Jim Gaffigan has just made your New Year's Eve plans for you.

  4. For starters: Snell debuts today @ Phillies



  5. Florida father of slain SEAL declined to meet with Trump


    By Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald

  6. Counselors, memorial greet students and staff at Lakeland school rocked by Brandon murder of teacher, assistant principal


    Students and staff of a Lakeland middle school were greeted by grief counselors and a growing memorial on their campus Monday after a teacher and assistant principal there were found fatally shot in Brandon on Friday.

    Samara Routenberg, assistant principal of Lake Gibson Middle School, was shot to death at the Brandon home she shared with teacher Lisa Fuillerat. [Polk County School District]
  7. Morning Watch: Trump's proposed 2018 budget highlights; Twitter blows up over Oscars flub; Takata guilty plea; teens are disillusioned, poll says


    The latest news and developments to help you get ready for the day ahead.

    Host President Donald Trump, makes a toast during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. [Associated Press]
  8. AP sources: Boost in defense spending, EPA cuts to highlight Trump's proposed 2018 budget


    ASHINGTON — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. [Associated Press]
  9. Takata guilty plea expected in cover-up of air bag troubles

    Public Safety

    DETROIT — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty Monday to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem.

    Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem. [Associated Press file photo]
  10. 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]

Florida father of slain SEAL declined to meet with Trump

By Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald

When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects....


For starters: Snell debuts today @ Phillies

Blake Snell makes his spring debut this afternoon against the Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater....


Tourists, who were aboard a Hollywood tour bus, are brought inside the Oscars on Sunday night. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]

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