Redistricting ruling cites George Washington, the unraveling of political 'infiltration'

Judge Terry Lewis took less than a month to write his opinion invalidating Florida's congressional map after receiving the final, written briefs from the parties but it is chock full of analysis, including some of his own detective work that led to him raise questions about the behavior of legislators and political operatives that we hadn't seen raised at trial …


Another holiday, another trash problem on St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH — Masses of people came to the beach for the July 4 weekend, and with them came their trash. The city of St. Pete Beach placed eight Dumpsters along the beach to …


    Alex Cobb will be on the mound for the Rays, feeling he is close to regaining the requisite consistency in his delivery.

    For starters, Rays vs. Royals, seeking a 4th straight series win

    UPDATE, 5:31: SS Yunel Escobar (shoulder) played five innings for Class A Charlotte today and is set to the return to the Rays lineup on Friday, Maddon said. ... RHP Jeremy Hellickson felt the nornal post-start soreness but no pain or anything unusual in his elbow after 2014 debut. Now the Rays have to decide when he will pitch again, with plans to discuss the post-All-Star break rotation....


    Rich tells newsies of dangers of 'two Republicans' for governor

    The News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders reports on Nan Rich's speech Friday to the Florida Society of News Editors:...



    Emmy nominations: 'Game of Thrones' and 'Fargo' lead; newcomers 'True Detective', 'Orange is the New Black' get lots of love

    Another year of Emmy nominations, another year of glaring snubs. And, come on, are we really still nominating Downton Abbey and Jeff Daniels for television excellence?...