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Audit raises questions on eligibility of some Florida students in voucher education program

TALLAHASSEE — A state law regulating a voucher education program that helps students with disabilities appears to have a flaw that lets taxpayer dollars flow to students who later aren't act …

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Jolly: VA mistakenly declared 4,201 dead in past five years

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  1. TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    Transportation

    WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

  2. Lawsuit alleges wife of slain Tarpon Springs doctor conspired to kill him

    Civil

    TARPON SPRINGS — A wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the family of a Tarpon Springs doctor shot dead two years ago claims his wife, Rebecca Schwartz, conspired to kill him with help from a handyman who has since been charged with murder, according to court records.

    A forensic science investigator with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, right, takes equipment to the scene of a Tarpon Springs home where Dr. Steven Schwartz was killed. [Douglas Clifford/Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Review: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' a useless, boring cash cow

    If Lewis Carroll couldn't dream up a decent sequel to Alice in Wonderland, what makes Disney believe it can be done?

    Johnny Depp portrays the Hatter in a scene from "Alice Through The Looking Glass." (Disney via AP)
  4. Mystery donor gave $13.5 million to 'dark money' group supporting Marco Rubio

    Blogs

    A single, unnamed donor gave $13.5 million to a "dark money" nonprofit supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign -- and his or her identify may forever be a secret.

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  5. State Sen. Jeff Brandes vows to advocate for endangered Pinellas charter schools

    Blogs

    The board overseeing Windsor Preparatory, East Windsor and Newpoint Pinellas Academy, three charter schools that could face termination by the Pinellas County School Board if they don't fix their problems within 90 days, had a special visitor at their Tuesday night meeting.

  6. Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

    Blogs

    With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it.

    Ben Bishop (lower left leg) has continued to progress from an injury suffered in Game 1, but told the Tampa Bay Times it's "still not there yet," and he didn't want to jump right back in.
  7. Live now: Judge denies Gawker a new trial, refuses to reduce $140M verdict

    Civil

    ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas County trial judge on Wednesday denied Gawker Media's motion for a new trial and upheld the staggering $140 million in damages a jury awarded to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan earlier this year.

    Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, center, huddles with his legal team in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. A Pinellas County judge has denied Gawker Media's motion for a new trial and upheld the staggering $140 million in damages a jury awarded Bollea earlier this year. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  8. UPDATE: Rays call up RHP Ryan Garton, send Beckham to Durham

    Blogs

    UPDATE. 3:31: To make room for Garton the Rays made a surprising move, sending INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham. To make room on the 40-man roster for Garton, the Rays DFA'd OF Jake Goebbert.

    Ryan Garton pitches for the Rays during an exhibition in March against the Pirates in Bradenton.
  9. Associated Industries names its 'Champions for Business' in legislature

    Blogs

    From the Republican-leaning Associated Industries for Florida:

  10. Fill 'er up now! Gas prices are climbing as Memorial Day weekend approaches

    Business

    Gasoline is more expensive today than it has been all year, but the cost at the pump this Memorial Day weekend will still be the lowest it has been over the summer kick-off holiday in 11 years.

    Gas prices are rising before the Memorial Day holiday, which is not unusual, though gas is more expensive today than it has been all year. 

MONICA HERNDON | TIMES
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Mystery donor gave $13.5 million to 'dark money' group supporting Marco Rubio

A single, unnamed donor gave $13.5 million to a "dark money" nonprofit supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign -- and his or her identify may forever be a secret....

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Ben Bishop (lower left leg) has continued to progress from an injury suffered in Game 1, but told the Tampa Bay Times it's "still not there yet," and he didn't want to jump right back in.

Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it....

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Ryan Garton pitches for the Rays during an exhibition in March against the Pirates in Bradenton.

UPDATE: Rays call up RHP Ryan Garton, send Beckham to Durham

UPDATE. 3:31: To make room for Garton the Rays made a surprising move, sending INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham. To make room on the 40-man roster for Garton, the Rays DFA'd OF Jake Goebbert....

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