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New building will attract research and talent to All Children's, officials say

ST. PETERSBURG — All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is moving forward with plans to transform a parking lot into an $85 million research and education building. Jonathan El …


Stormy winter may follow another summer without hurricanes



  1. Alan Gross says he thought he would be freed from Cuban jail in weeks


    Alan Gross, the former government contractor who spent five years locked up in a Cuban jail, said in his first interview since being released in a historic deal last year that he thought he'd quickly be freed once his bosses intervened.

    Alan Gross returned home to Maryland in December after spending five years imprisoned in Cuba. [Associated Press (2014)]
  2. Photo gallery: Pope Francis visits Africa


    The pope got a taste of Kenyan slum life on Friday, writes Jeffrey Gettleman for the New York Times

    Crowds gather at the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on Thursday to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Times weekly photo poll: Feeding the hungry in Tampa, a Thanksgiving illustration, a Mexican hairless pup and more


    Today's Tampa Bay Times Picture of the Week poll features images from last weekend's Auto Show, a beautiful camella sasanqua, volunteers feeding the hungry in Tampa, a whimsical Thanksgiving illustration, a Mexican hairless dog, some happy Central Catholic footballers, and a great photo of the Vinoy's pink …

    (Published November 22, 2015) Josh Ruhlman, a technician with Bluewater Technology, inspects a 14-foot by 36-foot LED video wall that is part of the Chevrolet exhibit at the Tampa International Auto Show in the Convention Center Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The show runs from noon to 10 pm Friday, 10 am to 10 pm Saturday and 10 am to 6 pm Sunday.
  4. The Latest: Protesters march in Chicago shopping district


    CHICAGO — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

    11 a.m.

    Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters at 17th and State streets, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed in October 2014 in Chicago. [Paul Beaty | Associated Press]
  5. One dead, another arrested in fatal hit and run


    ST. PETERSBURG — A 39-year-old man died Friday morning about 1 a.m. after being hit by a car at the intersection of 34th Street and 54th Avenue N, officials said.

  6. News at noon: Black Friday; why movies aren't made in Florida; France remembers; pope in Africa; and Bucs Scouting Report


    Our team of intrepid reporters is out among the Black Friday shopping crowds and filing regular updates to our live blog. Follow along and share your Instagrams and tweets with #tampabayshops.

    Customers pay at a JCpenny store  at the Newport Mall during Black Friday sales on Friday in Jersey City, New Jersey.  It was expected that 135.8 million Americans would shop this Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation [Kena Betancur | Getty Images]
  7. Bucs' surge creates viable playoff hopes (w/video)


    What happens now that the Bucs have out-kicked their expectations?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Lavonte David, left, and Kwon Alexander celebrate after David intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PXE118
  8. Read this if you're stuck in a line: What you hate about waiting isn't the wait at all


    If the people who study the psychology of waiting in line — yes, there is such a thing — have an origin story, it's this:

    Customers wait in line to enter Toys R Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving evening for early Black Friday sales. [Yana Paskova | Getty Images]
  9. Baker's Dozen: Matt Baker previews the college football weekend


    Strength vs. strength

    Florida State RB Dalvin Cook will face a Florida run defense ranked No. 8 nationally in yards per game. Only one of the previous top-25 run defenses has been able to slow Cook:

    Florida State's Dalvin Cook scores against North Carolina State in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) FLSC106
  10. Staff for Florida utility regulators say hedging works despite $6 billion loss


    A group representing Florida residential electric customers opposes it. So does one that represents retail businesses. And the organization that is the voice of industrial and commercial firms doesn't like the policy either.

Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'

NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....


NFL officially informs Bucs of Alexander's 4-game suspension

The Bucs may be forced to play the final month of the season without rookie middle linebacker Kwon Alexander....


Lawmakers seek to crack down on gas pump 'skimmers'

With the simple swipe of a credit card at a gas station pump, it’s become easier for identity thieves to steal customers’ information and rack up fraudulent charges in their names....