TAMPA — Edward Covington, who pleaded guilty last year to murdering his girlfriend and her two children on Mother's Day in 2008, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
ST. PETERSBURG — Like any group of spirited salesmen, this crew swaps stories about the big scores, those times when people couldn't wait to buy what they were selling.
Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive, research demonstrates.
WASHINGTON — Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
CHICAGO — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury …
For 33 years, Cuba has occupied a spot on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism — a place reserved for nations that repeatedly provide support for international acts of premeditated, politically motivated violence against noncombatants.
OXON HILL, Md. — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Deputies were dispatched to Odessa Thursday evening to corral a six-foot alligator that attacked a horse, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
NEW YORK — Before these NHL playoffs began, the Lightning held a team dinner, where several players spoke.
ST. PETERSBURG — It took nearly five hours of often heated debate Thursday for the City Council to end up where it had started: deadlocked on reaching a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.
To borrow a line from a movie, this isn't personal.
TAMPA — Even after more than 40 speaking engagements at Jewish Federations around the country, Joshua Malina doesn't consider himself an authority on the faith.
LAS VEGAS -—Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off his first presidential campaign visit to the key early nominating state of Nevada on Thursday with a promise: You're going to be seeing a lot of me.
LOS ANGELES — The son of the creator of Barney & Friends pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbor in the chest after accusing him of trespassing.
MIAMI — President Barack Obama extended a symbolic olive branch Thursday to Miami's Cuban Americans by paying his respects to the shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in Coconut Grove.