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  1. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of March 30

    Blogs

    What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of March 30:

    Rubio is in New York today for fundraising and he’s also going to appear on Fox News at 5 p.m. He and his staff are also finalizing plans for his campaign announcement,

    Taylor Swift and Hillsborough taxpayers may benefit from Halloween show

    Local Government

    TAMPA — One of the most unusual government gambles of late: Whether tweens and teens will forgo trick-or-treating to go see Taylor Swift at Raymond James Stadium.

  2. Tampa man dies in motorcycle crash

    Accidents

    TAMPA — A man died Sunday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 301 and crashed, authorities said.

  3. Duke pulls away from Gonzaga to reach 16th Final Four

    College

    HOUSTON — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

    HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29:  Head coach Mike Krzyzewski hugs Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 66-52 during the South Region final of the 2015 NCAA men's basketball tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  4. Grand Prix praised as 'beautiful' St. Petersburg tradition

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — In the cool shadow of the Mahaffey Theater, with white yachts in the bay to the left and the glittering Salvador Dalí Museum to the right, Bruce Yargeau sipped his beer and opened his arms. Below him, Indy cars thundered through the streets of St. Petersburg, zipping along the water's edge …

    Racing fans watch the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. Spectators spoke highly of the exposure the race gives the city.
  5. Tampa Bay hospitals deny gender pay gap for nurses (w/video)

    Business

    Even in nursing — a field dominated by women — men make a lot more money.

    A national study shows males nurses make more than their female counterparts, but locals hospitals say that's not true here.
  6. Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, fifth at Martinsville

    Auto racing

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

  7. Michigan State upsets Louisville to reach Final Four

    College

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should Michigan State continue its improbable run to the Final Four.

    Senior guard Travis Trice leads Michigan State with 17 points in the 76-70 OT victory.
  8. Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy

    Human Interest

    LITHIA

    Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position.

    In a rare quiet moment, Renee Petro kisses her son, Branden, 13, who suffers from febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. She says medical marijuana helps him.
  9. PolitiFact Florida: Do killer whales live as long at SeaWorld as in the wild? (w/video)

    State Roundup

    More and more, critics are making the case that keeping killer whales in captivity is harmful to the animals and dangerous for the people who train them. SeaWorld, the theme park that showcases the trained whales, is now fighting back.

  10. PunditFact: Indiana governor says Obama once voted for 'very same' religious freedom bill (w/video)

    News

    At least five times Sunday, ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence a variant on a simple question about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act: "If a florist in Indiana refuses to serve a gay couple at their wedding, is that legal now in Indiana?"

    Thousands of opponents of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday.
  11. Montoya wins Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    Auto racing

    ST. PETERSBURG

    After last year's rough debut here and a slow start Sunday in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Juan Pablo Montoya was ready to settle for a solid points day and an incident-free run.

    “Everything just clicked,’’ Juan Pablo Montoya says after taking advantage of two mistakes by teammate Will Power and his team in the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  12. Indiana governor adamant new law 'not about discrimination' (w/video)

    Nation

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.

    A window sign on a downtown Indianapolis florist, Wednesday shows it's objection to the religious freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. Organizers of a major gamers' convention and a large church gathering say they're considering moving events from Indianapolis over a bill that critics say could legalize discrimination against gays.
  13. Tampa man arrested on molestation, burglary charges

    Crime

    TAMPA — Police arrested a man they say broke into a house and was found naked in bed with a 10-year-old boy early Sunday morning.

  14. South Carolina tops FSU for spot in women's Final Four

    College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.

    South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell (25) and Florida State's Adut Bulgak reach for a rebound during the first half of a women's college basketball regional final game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) NCGB104