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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. [Associated Press]

Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in Congress address (w/video)

WASHINGTON Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world Tuesday to warn against what he called a "bad deal" being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program, bringing to a culmination a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks. In an imp …


    Employee letters spell out troubles at Department of Corrections

    In the last month, a series of letters from worried employees at the Florida Department of Corrections arrived in the mail box of Sen. Greg Evers, chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee....


    Tampa City Council candidate Guido Maniscalco (left), supporter  Joseph Procopio and Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez listen to council candidate Tommy Castellano endorse Maniscalco in council District 6. Maniscalco, who finished second in Tuesday's primary, faces first-place finisher Jackie Toledo in a March 24 runoff.

    17 points down, they acted like they won

    If you believe the excitable West Tampa crowd crammed into a side room at Montauro’s Ristorante Tuesday night, then second place was a win....


    Florida computerized testing better, but not perfect, commissioner says

    Toward the end of another problem-filled testing day, Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart on Tuesday advised superintendents that her department had continued to work the kinks out of the system....