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  1. High-speed, shark-themed thrill ride Mako coming to SeaWorld next summer


    Opening next summer next to its shark encounter, SeaWorld Orlando announced on Wednesday that its newest roller coaster named Mako will be a killer ride, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

  2. Review: Lori Roy weaves a Southern Gothic spell in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'


    To many of us, lavender smells like serenity, sweet and calming. But to Annie Holleran, the fields of lavender on her family's Kentucky farm smell like too much: too much secret history, too much strangled longing, too much violence and grief. Lavender, like love, can turn from sweet to cloying, even stifling.

    Lavander field
  3. Review: 'Elon Musk' portrays industrialist for whom sky is no limit


    We've become a nation of indoor cats," Dave Eggers wrote in A Hologram for the King (2012), his existential novel about an American doing IT work in the Saudi Arabian desert. "A nation of doubters, worriers, overthinkers."

    Celebrity industrialist Elon Musk, 43, is the driving force behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. He was born in South Africa.
  4. What's Heidi Pitlor reading?



    Heidi Pitlor

    Pitlor, 44, has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories collection since 2007. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from Emerson College in Massachusetts and is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin …

    Heidi Pitlor’s most recent novel is “The Daylight Marriage.”
  5. Notable: Books about comic books



    In the funny pages

    Can't get enough comic book heroes at the movies? These books will feed your fandom.

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    Obama steps off Air Force One in Miami on April 22, 2015, followed by U.S. Reps. Patrick Murphy and Carlos Curbelo

    President Obama making 39th trip to Florida

    President Obama loves Florida.

    Today, he's making his 39th visit since he was first elected, attending a pair of fundraisers in Miami and then visiting the National Hurricane Center on Thursday....


    For starters, Rays vs. Mariners, facing the King

    After a frustrating and stunning 7-6 10-inning loss to the Mariners that was their fourth straight, the Rays have the difficult task of facing dominanting Seattle ace RHP Felix Herrnadez in a 1:10 game today....