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Trump's rock-solid support shows in Pennsylvania: 'Why can't we be friends with Russia'

HAZLETON, Pa. — To many here, the fires in Washington are distant and unimportant, a confusing jangle of news about Russia whipped up by forces set on ruining President Donald Trump. " …

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The last farmer of Florida's prized Zellwood corn is thinking of packing it in

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District finals won't count for Pasco County students

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

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5 things to do under $5: Memorial Day, Corvettes in the Park, kids' fishing derby

5 things to do under $5: Memorial Day, Corvettes in the Park, kids' fishing derby

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Volcano Bay, with waterproof wristbands that eliminate lines, now open at Universal Orlando

Volcano Bay, with waterproof wristbands that eliminate lines, now open at Universal Orlando

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  1. Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed in Plant City when car runs red light, FHP says

    Blogs

    Two Mulberry teens are dead and another is critically injured after their car collided with another vehicle in a Plant City intersection Thursday afternoon.

  2. GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

    Blogs

    BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.

    Republican Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters after being declared the winner at a election night party for Montana's special House election against Democrat Rob Quist at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday in Bozeman, Montana.
  3. More than half of Senate signs onto bill to end Cuba travel restrictions

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - Fifty-five members of the Senate, including Bill Nelson, have endorsed legislation to fully lift restrictions on travel to Cuba.

  4. Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

    Blogs

    CAIRO — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said.

  5. District finals won't count for Pasco County students

    Blogs

    Scores from the district finals Pasco County students took in recent weeks will not count toward their semester grades or grade-point averages, superintendent Kurt Browning said Friday.

  6. Tampa International Airport morphing into a mini-city unto itself

    Airlines

    TAMPA — By the end of the 2026, Joe Lopano wants Tampa International Airport to function as its own little city.

    Artist rendering of phase two of the $1 billion construction expansion of Tampa International Airport. The airport is transforming 17 acres of airport property that will include at least one hotel, retail and office space and a gas station, among other things.
[Courtesy of Tampa International Airport]
  7. William March: Sheriff Gee denies his resignation was timed to help GOP

    News

    Sheriff David Gee is denying through spokesmen that he planned his 2016 re-election and subsequent resignation to help Republicans hold the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. But Democrats say it seems obvious he did.

  8. Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

    Nation

    TAORMINA, Italy — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

    From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on Friday  in Taormina, Italy. [Getty Images]
  9. Perspective: As the toll climbs, advocates bring renewed attention to Florida gun violence

    Perspective

    Times Staff Writer

    Like most 12-year-old girls, Ra'Mya Eunice loved slumber parties.

    The Empire State Building in New York City was bathed in tangerine light last year to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. It was part of the Wear Orange campaign led by the non-profit Everytown for Gun Safety. [Courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety]
  10. Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

    In this May 23 photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. [AP photo]

More than half of Senate signs onto bill to end Cuba travel restrictions

WASHINGTON - Fifty-five members of the Senate, including Bill Nelson, have endorsed legislation to fully lift restrictions on travel to Cuba....

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Matt Andriese will start for the Rays.

For starters: Rays looking to get even with Angels, with no TV

The Rays are looking for a split in the four-game series with the Angels in today's 1:10 matinee, a game that is not on TV in the Tampa Bay market.

RHP Matt Andriese will start for the Rays, seeking to go deeper than his last start, when he was ejected after hitting New York's Aaron Judge with his first pitch of the sixth.

The Angels are starting RHP Daniel Wright, a call-up from Triple-A to replace injured Alex Meyer.

The Rays lineup has a slightly different look, with Tim Beckham getting the day off and Daniel Robertson at short, with Michael Martinez at second. Also, Jesus Sucre is catching.

Here is the Rays lineup:
Dickerson lf,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Morrison 1b,
Souza RF,
Rasmus DH,
Robertson SS,
Martinez 2b,
Sucre c,
Andriese p

And here is the Angels lineup:
Maybin cf
Trout dh
Valbuena 3b
Simmons ss
Calhoun rf
Marte 1b
Revere lf
Graterol c
Espinosa 2b
Wright p...

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Look at these shoulders, people.

Your weekly roundup of the best (and worst) pop culture news

That Rihanna and Lupita movie is happening

Back in 2014, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o sat next to each other at Miu Miu fashion show. A photo of the two stars looking extra fabulous became an instant meme on Tumblr, with one user saying, "They look like they're in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker."...

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