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Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

NEW YORK — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. Charter said Tuesday it would …


Former Hillsborough schools chief MaryEllen Elia is up for the top education job in New York


What VA benefits won't cover: a chance for wounded veterans to have children


  1. Before 'Menopause' in Tampa, Cindy Williams recalls sitcom fame, Andy Kaufman


    Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams sees a lot in common between the women-get-it sense of humor in her 1970s hit TV show and her part in Menopause the Musical, coming to Tampa for a run starting Tuesday.

    Cindy Williams will sign copies of her book Shirley, I Jest in the lobby after the show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
  2. Love or hate them, Florida Georgia Line bring bro-country to the masses

    Music & Concerts

    To hear Frankie Ballard tell it, life on the road with Florida Georgia Line is every bit as wild as you'd expect.

    Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform onstage at the 2014 CMA Festival on June 7, 2014, in Nashville.
  3. Florida Orchestra closes season with Beethoven and Sibelius


    It's time for the Florida Orchestra to close out its wide-ranging season of guest conductors and look forward to welcoming new music director Michael Francis permanently in the fall. The orchestra caps off the current masterworks season with a program under the direction of Larry Rachleff, music director of the Rhode …

  4. Seven steps to not hating Florida Georgia Line

    Music & Concerts

    So you haven't swilled the moonshine-spiked Kool-Aid, and you don't believe Florida Georgia Line is the greatest thing to hit country music since sliced whiskey. Maybe you outright loathe them. Fear not: We're here to help. Here's a seven-step guide to loving — well, at least tolerating — the biggest stars …

    Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform at the 2014 Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. 
  5. Review: 'I'll See You in My Dreams'


    I'll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) (92 min.) — Why has it taken Blythe Danner so long to get a movie role this good? At 72, after a career mostly spent on stage, television and the sidelines, Danner is an immediate awards contender, thanks to director and co-writer Brett Haley recognizing rich potential in …

    Blythe Danner, in a fine performance, and Martin Starr find themselves as kindred spirits in the film I’ll See You in My Dreams.

    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....


    Rep. Jeff Miller, eyeing Senate run, wants more progress on VA issues

    SEMINOLE — Whenever U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller attends a public event, veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs employees find him for short, intense conversations about one VA issue after another. happened after his Memorial Day speech at the Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery, where a short line of people waited to get a minute with the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs committee....


    For starters, Rays vs. Mariners on a holiday night

    UPDATE, 3:11: Mariners lineup with ex-Ray Justin Ruggiano in CF:
    Smith rf,
    Miller lf,
    Cano 2b,
    Cruz dh,
    Seager 3b,
    Ruggiano cf,
    Morrison 1b,
    Taylor ss,
    Zunino c,
    Elias p...