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Marco Rubio-Ted Cruz battle represents struggle over GOP's future

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio had just finished an event, impressing the room with his forward-looking message, and Steve Pena lingered among the crowd pressing the presidential candidate f …


Parents of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice attend event remembering Andrew Joseph III


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  1. Rubio debate performance: 'Cringe-worthy' or no big deal


    BEDFORD, N.H. – The Christie-Rubio showdown was the talk of a middle school cafeteria here before the candidate showed up to a crowd of hundreds.

    Marco Rubio and family on stage in Bedford
  2. A 'crystalizing moment' puts Jeb Bush on the attack against Marco Rubio


    MANCHESTER, N.H. - It was a "crystalizing moment" for Jeb Bush's campaign.

    Danny Diaz, Jeb Bush's campaign manager, in the spin room
  3. Marco Rubio's campaign spin: Chris Christie 'took his best shot and he failed'


    While acknowledging a "tough exchange" with Chris Christie, Marco Rubio's senior strategist spun Saturday's debate performance as a win. 

    Todd Harris, center, speaks with the media after the debate
  4. Breaking down the Republican presidential debate

    State Roundup

    The final GOP presidential debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary was Saturday night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., answers a question as Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump listens during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  5. Rubio faces barrage of attacks in Republican debate


    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes.

    Chris Christie to Marco Rubio: “You have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable.”
  6. Parents of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice attend event remembering Andrew Joseph III

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Andrew and Deanna Joseph know what it feels like to lose a son.

    Andrew Joseph, 14, died in 2014 crossing I-4 after being kicked out of the Florida State Fair.
  7. Beyonce drops 'Formation': Four amazing things about her new pre-Super Bowl single


    Beyonce on Saturday released a surprise new single, Formation, a thumping, righteous, provocative banger that broke the Internet's brains, and which she will reportedly perform live during halftime of Sunday's Super Bowl 50.

  8. Rays happy with roster, could still make moves to improve

    The Heater

    With two weeks until the opening of spring training, the Rays feel good about their roster, especially their depth and versatility.

    Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) in the dugout during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays.
  9. Halladay targets PED users at Ted Williams Hall event

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Roy Halladay was thrilled along with the other honorees at Saturday's Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame induction, more so since he was a pitcher.

  10. Tough goalie call in Lightning's future

    Lightning Strikes

    For nearly a decade, the Lightning desperately searched for a No. 1 goaltender.

    Ben Bishop, who has developed into one of the league’s top goalies, has one more season left on his contract at $5.95 million. Andrei Vasilevskiy, considered a future star by some, has one year left on his entry-level deal at $925,000. He can be a restricted free agent after next season. Their futures could be tied in part of the Lightning’s other contract situations.
Cedric Paquette has had some bad luck, missing a good chunk of the season due to a right foot/ankle injury suffered blocking a shot during the preseason and then reaggravated in November.

Lightning's Paquette: 'It's just not my year'

During Thursday's practice, center Cedric Paquette took a slap shot off his left shin and buckled to the ice....


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. ...


Marco Rubio and family on stage in Bedford

Rubio debate performance: 'Cringe-worthy' or no big deal

BEDFORD, N.H. – The Christie-Rubio showdown was the talk of a middle school cafeteria here before the candidate showed up to a crowd of hundreds....