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Chris Archer strikes out 15, tying Rays mark, in 6-1 win


  1. Tell Me About It: Big sis feels insecure about stepmom's love


    Q: My husband and I will welcome our first child together in October. He also has two daughters: a 10-year-old from a past relationship, who visits often but does not live with us; and a 3-year-old from his previous marriage, who is with us half the time. The 10-year-old really likes me, and I feel the same way …

  2. Skyway Film Festival features 'Blair Witch Project' and actors Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder


    In its inaugural year, the Skyway Film Festival has assembled a lineup rivaling Florida's longer running cinema showcases.

    Directors Eduardo Sanchez, left, and Dan Myrick of The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Myrick, a University of Central Florida grad, will talk about the movie June 13 at the Skyway Film Festival.
  3. Editorial: Another Tampa murder calls for more effort to reduce violence


    Edward Harris was murdered on Sunday in Tampa doing what 14-year-old boys do — playing basketball in a city park. His death amid a surge of gun violence in Tampa leaves the police once again searching for clues, another grieving family searching for answers — and the broader community with the responsibility …

    Mourners gather Monday night for a candlelight vigil for shooting victim Edward Harris, 14, at Woodland Terrace Park in east Tampa. Harris was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while playing with friends outside his home — a daylight attack that reflects the brazen nature of the rising number of shootings this year in Tampa.
  4. Editorial: Too many passengers, too little money for airports


    Crowded airports and long delays can make traveling unbearable — and it's only getting worse. A new congressional report, "U.S. Airports in Crisis," confirms that too many major airports are over capacity and have little money to expand. U.S. Rep. John Mica of Winter Park, the former chairman of the House …

  5. St. Petersburg Opera Company presents Puccini's Turandot


    Fans of Puccini will recognize Turandot, which opens Friday from the St. Petersburg Opera Company at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, as the composer's final work.

    Susan Tsagkaris plays Princess Turandot and Casey Finnigan is Calaf in the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s production.

    Lightning embracing the moment, planning to "enjoy the ride"

    Associate coach Rick Bowness isn't one to typically give big pre-game speeches....


    Rubio: USA Freedom Act 'weakens national security'

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio explains why he voted against the USA Freedom Act, legislation that makes changes to the NSA's bulk data collection program....


    For starters, Rays at Angels, on Archer Day

    UPDATE, 8:47: Mahtook said he was excited to be in the lineup and, despite flying from Durham to Denver to LA, "If I was tired before, I'm not anymore. Adrenaline is going to take over there.'' ... Cash said there wasn't much new on OF Desmond Jennings' knee except that it has been "frustrating" for all. ... The Angels have Mike Trout at DH for just the second time this season.

    Angels lineup:
    Aybar ss
    Trout dh
    Pujols 1b
    Calhoun rf
    Freese 3b
    Joyce lf
    Ianetta c
    Nieuwenhuis cf
    Giavotella 2b
    Wilson p...