VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has sought to assure conservatives that Catholic doctrine on marriage isn't up for discussion as a three-week meeting of bishops begins hashing out how the church should welcome gays, divorcees and Catholics in "irregular" unions.
WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake.
Marco Rubio continued to grab the spotlight with an appearance on NBC's Today and one of the first questions he faced was his absence in Washington. The presidential contender is on track to miss two consecutive weeks of votes in Washington and has the worst attendance record of any current senator.
Maybe it was the power of social media.
After watching Bucs rookie place-kicker Kyle Brindza missed his second field goal Sunday, veteran Connor Barth tweeted he was available for the right price.
ST. PETERSBURG — Police are searching for a burglar suspected of shooting a dog on Monday.
On Saturday, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay received close to 40 puppies from Calcasieu, Louisiana that were scheduled for transfer to a shelter in New Jersey. Due to the threat of Hurricane Joaquin, which derailed the process, and an uncertain future, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay volunteered to rescue the puppies …
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by the Associated Press.
STOCKHOLM — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.
The Tampa Bay market holds the dubious distinction of being one of the more expensive places in the country for consumers to get access to their own money.
TAMPA — A 17-year-old Chamberlain High student was struck and killed Tuesday morning while crossing Busch Boulevard near the school, authorities said.
TAMPA — A 67-year-old Riverview man was killed by a hit-and-run driver late Monday on Orient Road, deputies said.
The welcome break from the heat continues this morning with morning lows in the upper 60s, mostly cloudy skies and the chance of a brief, isolated shower. High temperatures will reach the mid 80s, according to WTSP 10Weather.
POMPEII, Italy — It is no mystery that scores of people died at Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., burying its victims under mounds of pumice and ash that hardened over them like a mold, freezing them in time.
We live on a dynamic, sometimes violent planet. It's just that we also live on it for a relatively short period of geologic time, and so we miss most of the action.