Sen. Marco Rubio has taken the lead opposing President Barack Obama's overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations. His main complaint: The United States isn't getting enough out of the deal, especially when it comes to democratic reforms.
TARPON SPRINGS — A veteran Tarpon Springs police officer and father of five was shot and killed early Sunday while responding to a call about a man banging on doors at an apartment building.
DUNEDIN — Come spring, even more Honeymoon Island visitors than before will be able to watch shore birds frolic among beach plants and sea turtles nest along a sandier coast, officials say.
President Barack Obama took on critics of his foreign policy Sunday in a year-end interview with CNN, defending decisions to better relations with Cuba and Iran while arguing that "shooting first and thinking about it second" does not project strength.
TAMPA — There wasn't much left of the boys.
Jameis Winston has been cleared of sexual assault accusations and possible violations of Florida State's code of conduct, a retired judge has ruled.
TAMPA — Lightning struck an SUV in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium shortly after Sunday's Buccaneers-Packers game, sending seven people to the hospital, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
TEMPLE TERRACE — Police investigating a killing late Friday night behind a shopping center are still trying to determine the victim's identity.
TAMPA — Holiday travelers should allow extra time this week as a low-pressure system moves into Florida and across much of the East Coast, bringing possible rain, windy conditions and fog.
TAMPA — The Bucs defense did its best to limit Aaron Rodgers on the scoreboard, but the Bucs offense barely showed up Sunday, struggling to get even 100 yards of total offense in a 20-3 loss before a sellout crowd at Raymond James Stadium.
TALLAHASSEE — Civil rights and voting rights groups have quietly launched a grass-roots petition drive in Florida to make it easier for ex-felons to regain the right to vote.
NEW YORK — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
WASHINGTON — In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Coach Jon Cooper figured rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy would want to "make a statement" Saturday night, especially considering starter Ben Bishop is getting closer to returning.
The Pinellas school system is planning to restructure its classrooms to meet students' individual interests, beginning with a handful of secondary schools but eventually refiguring the entire district.