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  1. Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Blogs

    Tuesday is shaping up to be a busy day in the Florida Capitol.

  2. Ruth Eckerd Hall's Broadway lineup brings Kristin Chenoweth, 'Bullets over Broadway'

    Events

    Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, the Broadway smash The Producers and the movie-turned-musical Saturday Night Fever are among the shows announced Tuesday by Ruth Eckerd Hall for its 2015-16 Broadway season.

    Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, seen here in New York in 2012, joins Ruth Eckerd Hall's Broadway lineup for 2015-16. Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images
  3. The science behind puppy-dog eyes

    Nation

    Those big brown eyes gaze at you, deeply. Your heart leaps. You caress, murmuring sweet nothings. And as those big browns remain fixed on you, the tail wags.

  4. Young Slovakians find 'Hotel Mama' easy to check into, hard to leave

    World

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Jozef Izso, sitting on a small platform bed beside his desk while his mother busily puttered around in an adjoining room, said that there were definitely pluses and minuses to living with your parents when you are 29 years old.

  5. How easy is it to hack an airplane?

    Nation

    Chris Roberts knows a lot about hacking planes, but not because he's trying to make them fall out of the sky. His job as a security researcher is to prevent those types of breaches from happening — whether's it's on a plane or in a major retailer's computer system.

  6. Bishop appointment of priest said to have protected pedophile angers church members

    World

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their presence is not the sort of assembly the Catholic Church would expect.

    Protesters shout as bishops and priests enter the cathedral March 21 for the ceremony installing the Rev. Juan Barros as bishop in Osorno, southern Chile. [Associated Press]
  7. Are Tampa police violating civil rights law with bicycle stops?

    Public Safety

    Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick called Monday for an investigation into whether the Tampa Police Department is violating civil rights law with its long-standing practice of targeting poor, black neighborhoods for bicycle tickets.

    A Tampa Bay Times investigation found that some African-American bicycle riders have been stopped more than a dozen times over the years, and some three times in one day.
  8. Talk of town when it arrived, Draper Lab sounds retreat from Tampa Bay

    Economic Development

    Draper Lab, an MIT spinoff lured with much fanfare to expand to both Tampa and St. Petersburg in 2009, is shutting down most of its operations here, saying its initial plans to grow in Florida aren't working.

    The University of South Florida had partnered with a Draper Lab bioengin-eering facility on its Tampa campus. Draper officials said they will leave by June 30, but the future of the USF facility has not been decided.
  9. U.S. House bill could bring $94 million to MacDill

    Military

    TAMPA — If U.S. Rep David Jolly gets his way, MacDill Air Force Base could see about $94 million more dollars next year.

  10. Romano: Tampa police trading integrity for busts of those 'biking while black'

    Public Safety

    For the most part, I believe cops deserve more praise than you and I.

    Herbert Johnson rides his bike from West Fortune Street Fish Market on W Main Street in Tampa on April 2, 2015. Johnson who commutes to his job from his home on his bike about 2 miles away remembers he was stopped by a Tampa police officer for not having proper lights. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times}
  11. Tampa firefighters reminded not to talk to media in wake of harassment allegations

    Fire

    TAMPA — Tampa firefighters are being reminded of a city policy prohibiting them from talking to the media after several female firefighters went public about privacy issues, outdated facilities, harassment and retaliation in the department.

  12. Analysis: Bucs consensus points to Jameis Winston

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Larger than Lee Roy. Bigger than Bo. More vital than Vinny.

    A civil lawsuit filed against Jameis Winston will not affect the Bucs’ draft plans. A trade offer would have to be in the blockbuster category.
  13. Lyft argues it's not a taxi service in appeal of citation

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Ride-sharing company Lyft argued Monday that it's not a taxi service and accused Hillsborough County of violating the law when it penalized the mobile app maker for operating here.

  14. USF joins FIU, UCF in consortium to target student success

    Business

    TAMPA — Going to college before picking a career path hurls students into limbo. They're swimming in degree names and potential job titles but are overwhelmed with how to gain a foothold, move forward and succeed.

  15. Pilots point to mechanical problems with Allegiant planes amid labor tensions

    Airlines

    For the past decade, Allegiant Air has built a thriving business buying secondhand jets and connecting small cities to leisure destinations like Las Vegas and Honolulu.

    Allegiant aircraft are parked last week at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, where the airline is the dominant carrier. The airline rejects questions about safety raised by pilots, saying its programs monitor the fleet’s health and performance.