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I-275 traffic into Tampa flows smoothly Tuesday after weeks of infuriating backups

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Shark attacks hit record worldwide in 2015, with Florida No. 1

Shark attacks hit an all-time worldwide record in 2015, with Florida — as always — leading the globe in the number of times sharks bit surfers, swimmers and beachfront splashers, accor …

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Capitol Buzz: Five things to watch today in Tallahassee

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  1. The Bachelor, Season 20, Episode 6: Finding sense in the senseless

    Blogs

    What are the rules to this game, Ben?

    I'm asking because, as the officiant, you've been sort of arbitrary lately. 

    This is the face of the betrayed. We hated Olivia but even we agree this was random.
  2. I-275 traffic into Tampa flows smoothly Tuesday after weeks of infuriating backups

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Commuters who travel take Interstate 275 north into Tampa can breathe a sigh of sweet relief: two lanes opened this morning on the congested stretch of highway between Lois and Armenia Avenues, easing the hellish bumper-to-bumper traffic that plagued the stretch for a month.

  3. Interstate 75, Overpass Road reopened after accident in Pasco

    Accidents

    WESLEY CHAPEL — All lanes on Overpass Road and southbound Interstate 75 in Pasco County were reopened Tuesday morning after a truck hit the overpass on Monday evening.

  4. Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

    World

    BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said.

    Rescue teams salvage an injured person at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Several people were killed when two trains collided head-on. [Uwe Lein | Associated Press]
  5. Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    World

    HONG KONG — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaos as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested.

    Rioters throw bricks at police and lit fires on streets in Mongkok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Rioters clashed with police overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday in a crowded area of Kowloon. The unrest started when local authorities tried to prevent street food sellers from operating on Monday night. Activists who are dissatisfied with Hong Kong's administration took part in the clashes, local media reports said. [Kin Cheung | Associated Press]
  6. S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    World

    TOKYO — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong. …

    North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch, in Pyongyang, North Korea. On Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, people in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after a rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. [Jon Chol Jin, File) [Jon Chol Jin | Associated Press]
  7. Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

    Nation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and preparing to hunt down and destroy mosquito breeding sites in neighborhoods of infected people in coastal …

  8. Capitol Buzz: Five things to watch today in Tallahassee

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    Abortion, transgender discrimination and gambling will all be part of a packed agenda on Tuesday in Tallahassee. Here are five things we will be watching:

  9. What you need to know for Tuesday, Feb. 9

    News

    • It will be a good morning and day to stay off the water, as possible gale force winds could produce 10 to 16-foot seas, according to 10Weather WTSP chief meteorologist Jim Van Fleet. It will windy onshore as well for the morning commute, and cool, as

  10. Sanders, Kasich win first votes in tiny N.H. community

    National

    DIXVILLE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early today.

    An audience member listens as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks Monday during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire. [Associated Press]

Turris relates to Drouin's plight: 'It's a tough, tough go'

While the Lightning will play in Jonathan Drouin's hometown of Montreal Tuesday, the suspended wing continues to work out and skate on his own every day somewhere in the city....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Broad changes to school construction funding to go before Florida House budget committee

The House Appropriations Committee will take up legislation this afternoon that could significantly change how public schools use taxpayer money to fund construction projects, while making it easier for charter schools to get capital dollars....

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