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Darryl Rouson holds narrow lead over Ed Narain, Senate District 19 may go to recount

State Rep. Darryl Rouson held a tenuous lead of fewer than 100 votes over state Rep. Ed Narain late Tuesday night in the most closely contested primary battle in the Tampa Bay region. The De …

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Orlando sheriff releases first Pulse nightclub 911 recordings to public (w/video)

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  1. Trump to visit Mexico before immigration speech

    National
    Donald Trump will travel to Mexico City today for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy.
    A protester against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves a flag of Mexico outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel where the California Republican Party 2016 Convention was taking place in Burlingame, Calif., on April 29, 2016. [Associated Press]
  2. Easy primary wins set stage for Rubio and Murphy showdown

    News
    Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy easily won their primaries Tuesday, setting up a battle over the next 70 days that promises to play a critical role in determining which political party controls the U.S. Senate for the next two years.
    Democrat U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy laughs with voters on Tuesday at Miami Gardens Church of Christ.
  3. Odorizzi continues strong second half as Rays beat Red Sox

    The Heater
    BOSTON — Jake Odorizzi arguably was not as bad as his statistics showed in the first half of the Rays' season. And he realistically is not as good as the numbers say since the All-Star break.
    Evan Longoria is high-fived by third-base coach Charlie Montoyo after his go-ahead home run.
  4. Darryl Rouson holds narrow lead over Ed Narain, Senate District 19 may go to recount

    Elections
    State Rep. Darryl Rouson held a tenuous lead of fewer than 100 votes over state Rep. Ed Narain late Tuesday night in the most closely contested primary battle in the Tampa Bay region.
    State Rep. Darryl Rouson celebrates at his watch party after declaring victory in the District 19 Democratic primary. 
  5. Sen. John McCain fends off challenger in Arizona primary

    National
    PHOENIX — Primary challenges to two of the state's longest-serving Republicans drew attention as Arizona voters headed to the polls Tuesday.
    Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, leave a polling station after voting Tuesday in Phoenix.
  6. Ex-Ray Jennings goes unclaimed, not ready to play

    Sports
    BOSTON — OF Desmond Jennings went unclaimed on waivers and became a free agent Tuesday after his release by the Rays on Saturday, and it is unclear when he will play again.
    Desmond Jennings can’t play right now because of his knee injury.
  7. Rep. Dan Webster handily wins GOP primary in U.S. House District 11

    Elections
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster will have a chance to continue his long career as a lawmaker, but in a new part of the state — the 11th Congressional District.
    Rep. Daniel Webster says he has little familiarity with parts of the district.
  8. Man hospitalized after Dade City stabbing

    Crime
    DADE CITY — A man was stabbed at a convenience store after an argument Tuesday evening, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
  9. Congressman Vern Buchanan has cakewalk in 16th District primary; David Jolly prevails in 13th District

    Elections
    Vern Buchanan took a step closer to another term in Congress Tuesday, easily besting a political novice in the Republican primary of the redrawn 16th Congressional District.
    U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan
  10. Winners in other key Florida congressional primaries

    Blog
    Florida had a number of spirited primaries that were settled tonight.

Gov. Rick Scott praises Beruff in failed effort against Marco Rubio

Carlos Beruff may have lost badly in his race against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but his effort is still winning praise from Gov. Rick Scott who helped encourage Beruff to run and heaped praise on him during joint speaking events with Beruff. Within minutes of Rubio salting away the win, Scott took to Twitter to congratulate Beruff - not Rubio....

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Kevin Cash and the Rays are considering flying into either Orlando or Fort Myers if the weather is better there and then busing back to Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Rays making contingency travel plans due to storm at home

The Rays are operating as if they can fly home to Tampa after the Wednesday afternoon game in Boston, but travel director Chris Westmoreland is also exploring contingencies if the looming storm makes that prohibitive.

The Rays are considering flying into either Orlando or Fort Myers if the weather is better there and then busing back to Tampa/St. Petersburg.

They also are looking at spending the night in Boston if necessary and then flying back when they can on Thursday, which is an off-day, in advance of hosting the Blue Jays.

There is also a concern for the Blue Jays, who are playing in Baltimore on Wednesday night and then heading to Tampa....

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Alan Cross (45) during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice at One Buc Place in Tampa, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

Once a walk-on, Bucs TE Cross enjoying familiar path as rookie

The Bucs still have seven tight ends on roster, likely battling for four spots on the final roster, but undrafted rookie Alan Cross knows this path well, having started his career at Memphis as a walk-on long-snapper....

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