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A JULY FOURTH THAT POPS Weekend

Was shooting at movie 'stand your ground'?

A hearing in February will determine whether Curtis Reeves Jr. acted in self-defense under Florida law in the fatal shooting of another man inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater. Local, 1B

Developer picked for West River

The Related Group of Miami will lead the $500 million project west of the Hillsborough River. Local, 1B

Gaffes riddle candidate forum

One candidate for a Pinellas House district can't name the previous mayor of St. Petersburg. Local, 1B

Pinellas must pay developer $16.5M

A judge rules the county is financially liable for rejecting a West Palm Beach developer's apartment project in Safety Harbor. Local, 1B

Get familiar with these mosquitoes

Of the thousands of species worldwide, six are the most common disease-spreading offenders in United States. Daily Briefing, 3A

Rays beat Red Sox, David Price 4-0

Sparked by Brandon Guyer's first-inning home run and Matt Moore's quality start, the Rays win the series against Boston. Sports, 1C

Toyota announces major auto recall

The automaker is recalling 3.37 million vehicles worldwide over airbag and emissions defects. Business, 4B

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  1. Police: Uber driver's gun discharges during fight at Adventure Island in Tampa

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — An Uber driver's gun went off Sunday at Adventure Island during a fight between the driver and two passengers.

  2. Baker cautious on Pride politics

    Elections

    Rick and Joyce Baker strode down Central Avenue Sunday amid rainbow flags, corporate booths, and blaring music of the St. Pete Pride Festival.

    St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker chats Sunday with people at the St. Pete Pride Festival. As mayor, Baker did not sign a Pride parade proclamation, but now he says he would.
  3. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.
  4. Lightning among early suitors for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he planned to explore free agency for potential needs, which include bolstering his blue line and adding a wing or two.

    Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who can be a free agent Saturday, counts the Lightning among his early suitors.
  5. Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips

    National

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill, even as opposition continued to build outside Congress and two Republican senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, is one of the five Republican senators who announced they cannot support the health care bill as drafted.