Before professional wrestling appeared regularly on cable television, its main avenue into homes was nationally syndicated programming on weekend mornings. On these taped shows, it was rare to see stars go head-to-head. Instead, you saw "squash" matches in which an established wrestler would dominate some no-name who …
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays had hoped to see more out of Wil Myers after a disappointing second season. Instead they decided they had seen enough of him.
TAMPA — If the man with a $1 billion "vision plan" for Tampa's downtown Channelside district —Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik — can deliver on his "world class" and newly dubbed "Waterfront District," then all the hype at Wednesday's project unveiling can be forgiven — and may prove well …
Tampa police are asking for help finding missing infant Jaidyel Valdes.
ST. PETERSBURG — Rubber stamps appear to be scarce at City Hall.
WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama dropped the bombshell about Cuba on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio was hurrying to the Capitol where a packed room of reporters awaited.
"I believe it is a risk, but it is more of an opportunity."
On the opening day of Locale Market, a Pop Craft artisanal popsicle stand offered free samples to the more than 200 people waiting in line Wednesday. Most of the would-be shoppers were saving their calories for what lay inside. A good call.
CLEARWATER BEACH — An 86-year-old man died Wednesday after crashing a car into the intercoastal waters off Bayway Boulevard, damaging several poles and a small boat, authorities said.
WASHINGTON — The Cuban government on Wednesday freed a U.S. spy whom President Barack Obama described as one of most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in the Communist country and who helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.
TAMPA — A lovers' quarrel ended with a man shot in the buttocks and his girlfriend in handcuffs Tuesday night, according to Tampa police.
VATICAN CITY — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.
The number of Tampa Bay homeowners who are under water on their mortgages has plunged, fueling a surge in applications for home equity loans.
WASHINGTON — U.S. contractor Alan Gross, released from Cuban captivity Wednesday, said he was grateful to the efforts of his family, lawmakers and the White House for securing his freedom, and supportive of President Barack Obama's newly announced plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
TAMPA — Silver Airways will begin twice-weekly flights from Tampa International Airport to the Bahamas in February.