Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Ellie Goulding teaser

Almost 455,000 homes at risk, Report says

The number of Tampa Bay homes that could be damaged by hurricane storm surge is the most in any major metro area except Miami and New York City, a new report says. The cost of rebuilding them could hit $80.6 billion. Local, 1B

Help on the way for mental wards

Florida will hire a top-level administrator to oversee three remaining state-run mental facilities, including the flagship Florida State Hospital. Local, 1B

'No fishing' comes to ninth bridge

The city of St. Petersburg is set to ban fishing from the Eden Isle bridge. It's a clash of fishermen and waterfront residents. Local, 1B

Pioneer of legal advertising dies

Richard Mulholland, 82, was among the first in Tampa Bay to promote his law firm with billboards and television spots. But there was much more to Mr. Mulholland. Epilogue, 1B

Tampa Bay woman injured by airbag

Tiffany Vu, 27, describes her experience in a news conference with Sen. Bill Nelson, who discussed the broadening Takata airbag scandal. Business, 4B

Hard Rock begins smaller expansion

Construction begins today at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but the project is a fraction of what the casino announced in February. Business, 4B

A candid chat with Ellie Goulding

The singer, who performs tonight at Amalie Arena, opens up about the pressures of touring and her difficulty with sleep. Weekend

Murder-suicide grips UCLA

A campus shooting sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms. Nation, 2A

Rays lose again; Boxberger to DL

Tampa Bay loses its fourth game in a row 6-3 to the Royals. Making matters worse, closer Brad Boxberger will be out another one to two months. Sports, 1C

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Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

CHICAGO — It didn’t take the sound of a door slamming in the visitor’s dressing room Saturday night to sense this Lightning team is frustrated.Tampa Bay believed it had worked hard against the Wild — at least, harder than it did in Thursday’s letharg...
Updated: 5 hours ago

nationResearchers work to avoid another 1918 super-flu The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after on...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Hillsborough diver who died in Eagle’s Nest Cave was adventurous but experienced

Davin Brannon was a pilot, a spearfisherman, an avid cave and open-water diver and an experienced all-around adventurer, said those close to him ."I guess you could say he died doing what he loved," his cousin Pam Kirven said. "But I also know he’d n...
Updated: 6 hours ago
‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Shutdown opens week

Shutdown opens week

Associated PressWASHINGTON — The government shutdown will extend into the workweek as the Senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late Sunday but fell short of agreement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

More inmates died in Florida prisons last year than in any other year on record, leaving the state scrambling to identify causes and find solutions. The tally, 428 inmate deaths in 2017, was released late Friday by the Florida Department of Correctio...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Oxfam highlights sharp inequality as Davos elite gather

DAVOS, Switzerland — A CEO from one of the world’s top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday. In advanc...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Amazon opens cashier-less store in Seattle

SEATTLE — Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store? More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store today in downtown Seattle. The ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
At second St. Petersburg Women’s March, 5,000 focus on

At second St. Petersburg Women’s March, 5,000 focus on "what we can do"

ST. PETERSBURGNear Mirror Lake, as protesters posed for pictures, hung signs on their dogs and distributed chant scripts just after noon Sunday, Linda Pair and her friend Beth Gavin arrived to march.Asked why she came out, Pair, 72, of Largo put it b...
Updated: 7 hours ago
USF women blow late lead, lose at Wichita State

USF women blow late lead, lose at Wichita State

WICHITA — USF led by eight points in the fourth quarter but went cold, and Wichita State pulled off the upset 64-56 Sunday afternoon in a potentially costly loss for the Bulls.USF (15-5, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) missed 14 of its last 15 fiel...
Updated: 8 hours ago