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  1. Review: 'Deadpool' is subversive, profane and so perfectly self-aware

    Movies

    Don't bother complaining about what's wrong with the super-antihero movie Deadpool or comic book flicks in general. This movie will do it for you, so subversive and profane that admiring its aggro-honesty is easy.

    Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool." (20th Century Fox)
  2. How the Canadian dollar's plunge is hurting Florida snowbirds

    Tourism

    Besides suitcases, swimsuits and sunscreen, Dann Oliver brought something else for his yearly trip to Florida: two big tubs packed with soup, canned vegetables and pork 'n' beans.

    Canadian Dann Oliver poses with thousands of U.S. dollars he purchased in Canada in July 2015. He brought the cash with him when he came to his winter home in Gulfport, Florida. "I'd heard from people I respect who watch money that the exchange rate was going to get worse. So I bought money early," he explains. "Right now to buy a dollar U.S. costs about a dollar forty Canadian." It was about $1.20 when he bought the cash last summer. (JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times)
  3. Gov. Scott buys digital ads to promote hospitals agenda

    Blogs

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has already had a statewide bus tour and run television to promote two of his top legislative priorities. Now, the Republican governor in his second term is …

  4. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater hotel market is among the top in the nation, according to Smith Travel Research. [JIM DAMASKE | Times]
  5. Valentine's Day stories of food and love

    Cooking

    The first time I laid eyes on the man who would become my fiance, I was frothing milk.

  6. One teen who escaped from Hillsborough lockup arrested

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police have arrested one of two teens who escaped from a Hillsborough County juvenile detention center after he was found hiding in a vacant house.

    Anthony Bays, who escaped from a Hillsborough juvenile facility, was arrested in St. Petersburg. [Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Police]
  7. Judge Toler of 'Divorce Court' talks breakups, more before marshaling Knight Parade

    Events

    Lynn Toler's heard about a lot of wild nights in her line of work.

    Judge Lynn Toler has been presiding over TV's Divorce Court since 2006. She'll be meeting fans before Saturday's Sant Yago Knight Parade. Photo Courtesy of B2 Communications.
  8. Tampa Bay among top tourism destinations in the country

    Tourism

    Tampa Bay has seen some of the biggest gains in tourism compared to other destinations across the country.

    Clearwater Beach in January 2016. (JIM DAMASKE   |   Times)
  9. SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ concerts: Gladys Knight, Smash Mouth lead 2016 lineup

    Blogs

    While SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are sister parks, they take different approaches to announcing their spring concert series.

    Gladys Knight
  10. Mobility fees still a work in progress in Hillsborough

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioners are prepared to ask developers to pay more for the transportation solutions needed to support the growth they bring, but the details of just how much to charge are still being hammered out.

  11. NOOD Regatta brings sailing spotlight to St. Petersburg

    Outdoors

    St. Peterburg's Grant Dumas races year round but he looks forward to February when the first stop of the National Offshore One-Design series brings in fellow sailors from around the world.

    The largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, will launch its 28th season in St. Petersburg on Feb. 12-14. The St. Pete NOOD will be the first stop on the five-city circuit, with about 1,000 sailors competing on Tampa Bay for the event?€™s top prize ?€“ a trip to the British Virgin Islands to compete in the NOOD Championship Regatta, hosted by Sunsail.
  12. Jeb Bush to NH: Pick me, not John Kasich

    Blogs

    The most immediate obstacle to Jeb Bush's path to the nomination is not Donald Trump or Marco Rubio. it's the guy pictured here (a couple minutes ago in the Plaistow Public Library), Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

    Kasich at his 104th New Hampshire town hall meeting
  13. Bus hub no more, Williams Park braces for change

    Mass Transit

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG —For Gladys Russell and her husband, Albert, waiting at Williams Park to catch a bus to her mother's nursing home is an almost daily ritual.

    City Council Member Darden Rice talks to St. Petersburg resident Walter Ferguson about the upcoming changes to PSTA outside of Williams Park in St. Petersburg on February 3, 2015. Rice and PSTA CEO Brad Miller talked to residents around the Williams Park area, answering questions about the upcoming changes.
  14. Leon Bridges coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

    Blogs

    Leon Bridges was one of the breakout singers of 2015, a throwback soul crooner who racked up comparisons to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, a Grammy nomination for best R&B album and an appearance on Saturday Night Live.