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Florida to receive $3.25B from gulf states' Deepwater Horizon settlement with BP

Five years after globs of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster tainted the Panhandle's sugar-white beaches, petroleum giant BP agreed Thursday to an $18.7 billion settlement with Florida and fo …

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What 'drives' Tampa Bay business market? A quest to shed a bland brand

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Celebrity website Gawker wins delay in Hulk Hogan sex tape trial

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  1. Editorial: A promising BP settlement

    Editorials

    The settlement announced Thursday in the 2010 BP oil spill marks a major turning point for the federal-state effort to repair the Gulf of Mexico after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The $18.7 billion that BP has agreed to pay is substantial enough to help the gulf, punitive enough to send a message to …

    Nearly eight months after the April 2010 BP oil spill, workers in Waveland, Miss., remove tar balls from along the Gulf Coast. Under a settlement Thursday, BP will pay $18.7 billion to resolve nearly all outstanding claims.
  2. Editorial: NASA needs clearer mission, more money

    Editorials

    Officials at NASA downplayed the explosion of an unmanned cargo ship this week with their usual platitudes and vague reassurances. But this latest setback reflects the halting state of a space program that lacks vision and money, and one that is entirely too dependent on the private sector, Russia and other players …

  3. Friday's letters: Declaration errors, then and now

    Letters

    Putting a period in the Declaration | June 28, Perspective

    Declaration errors, then and now

  4. Top 5 patriotic and summer movies of the 1980s

    Movies

    Sometime this Fourth of July holiday weekend, you're going to need some down time. Picnics, beaches, fireworks — it's just too much. So start planning ahead for couch time with suitable movies for the occasion. Here are our top 5 favorite movies for a patriotic holiday and top 5 favorite movies for the …

    Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase (front) portray Mom and Dad, with Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall as their kids in the frenzied cross-country comedy, “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
  5. 'Spoils Before Dying' a smoky haze of hilarity

    The Feed

    San Francisco— Of all the gin joints in all the world, thank goodness the gang from Will Ferrell's Funny or Die productions wandered into Swingyard, the fictional jazz club where the moody noir spoof The Spoils Before Dying begins.

    Donna Karan in her studio upstairs from Urban Zen in New York, Feb. 21, 2014.

    Donna Karan steps down from her own brand

    Everyone bust out your 90s graphic block lettering DKNY shirts!...

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    Judge lifts stay: Abortion waiting period won't be enforced

    A law requiring women to see a doctor 24 hours before having an abortion is no longer in effect, after a judge's ruling Thursday....

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    James Loney to return from DL on Friday

    The Rays' offense is about to get a much-needed boost....

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