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Fernando Noriega Jr., Tampa administrator who fought for Ybor City's revival, dies

TAMPA — Fernando Noriega Jr. understood how special Ybor City could be, how vibrant a community its mix of Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants could create. He was the son of a Cuban …


Lightning loses again, this time to Canadiens


Lenten Wheel of Fortune and Ashes-to-Go are options for observing Ash Wednesday


  1. USF St. Petersburg down to final four candidates for dean of business school


    Without a formal dean for its business school since mid 2014, USF St. Petersburg has narrowed its search for a new dean to four candidates. The university will host four separate meet-and-greet receptions with individual candidates in the coming weeks for invited guests from the community.

    The final four are:

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


    It is the 30th day of the Florida Legislature's annual 60-day session, marking the halfway point. Here's a look at five things we will be watching today.

  3. What you need to know for Wednesday, Feb. 10


    Temps may not crack 60 today and it should remain windy, according to 10Weather WTSP. And it could get colder as the week progresses.

    Was it YUUUGGE or just kind of big? Our political team breaks down last night's results and what they mean for Florida's Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on our live blog. [David Goldman | Associated Press]
  4. Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco


    SAN FRANCISCO — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.

    Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen on Tuesday in San Francisco. [Associated Press]
  5. A three-ring circus in Finland: Soldiers, 'Loldiers' and asylum seekers


    TAMPERE, Finland — A surreal political circus is wheeling its way through the frosty streets of Finland's third-largest city.

    A member of the Loldiers of Odin, in downtown Tampere, Finland. [New York Times]
  6. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders take New Hampshire, with Jeb Bush fourth

    State Roundup


    Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton.

    Volunteers and staff for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio run past demonstrators, including Eddie Vale of the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee, who was dressed as a robot to skewer Rubio.
  7. Rubio's poor New Hampshire finish blunts his momentum


    Santorum started it. Christie kicked the door wide open. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job.

    A Rubio-bot in the snow after a tussle Tuesday with Rubio supporters
  8. Lightning loses again, this time to Canadiens

    Lightning Strikes

    MONTREAL — The Lightning felt it gave a much better effort Tuesday than Monday's "mailed-in" clunker in Ottawa.

    Canadiens wing Brendan Gallagher scores against Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the first period, opening the scoring.
  9. Palm Pavilion's Ken Hamilton named Mr. Clearwater

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Ken Hamilton has spent nearly 40 years keeping his family business, the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill and Bar, a Clearwater Beach landmark while volunteering his free time to hospitals, schools and the homeless.

  10. No. 22 USF women don't look ahead, beat Tulane


    TAMPA -— Six nights shy of a big Monday matchup with Louisville, No. 22 USF could nary afford a flat Tuesday against Tulane.

    USF’s Courtney Williams goes to the basket for two of her 18 points, including a key three-point play as Tulane was rallying.
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....


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. ...


Capitol Buzz: Five things to watch today in Tallahassee

It is the 30th day of the Florida Legislature's annual 60-day session, marking the halfway point. Here's a look at five things we will be watching today....