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christie faces scandal over traffic jam

Emails and texts reveal that a top aide orchestrated the massive tie-up in Fort Lee, N.J., in September to punish the town's mayor for not backing Gov. Chris Christie for re-election. Nation, 2A

Accuser to sue Winston, police

The attorney for the woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape tells ABC News she'll sue the Florida State star quarterback and Tallahassee police. Sports, 1C

Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes 3

Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine of the Braves and Frank Thomas of the White Sox are the newest to be elected. Sports, 1C

Influential law firm considers merger

Prominent Tampa law firm Fowler White Boggs discusses a merger with a far larger firm in Pittsburgh. Local, 1B

Public apology results in arrest

A New Port Richey man with a history of domestic violence violates a restraining order when he posts signs apologizing and proposing to his ex-girlfriend. Local, 1B

Experts testify in abortion pill case

In the sentencing phase of John Andrew Welden's trial, a doctor says that chance of a spontaneous miscarriage was very low. Local, 1B

Nordstrom Rack coming to Brandon

The fashion department store will open its second discount offshoot in the bay area this fall. Business, 4B

Scientology denies harassing woman

A Scientology lawyer says confrontations with a defector were "peaceful protests." Nation, 3A

White House goes on defensive

It rushes to curb political fallout from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' critical tell-all book. Nation, 2A

Food companies cutting calories

A study finds calories in products are the equivalent of 78 per person per day lower, four times more than companies pledged to cut by 2015. Daily Briefing, 7A

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  1. Pinellas School Board approves plan that aims to close achievement gap

    K12

    After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan that aims to tackle the achievement gap in 10 years and settles a long-running lawsuit over the education of black students.

    "I'm an optimist. I think this is going to work," Pinellas School Board member Linda Lerner said Tuesday after the board was presented with a plan that aims to settle a long-running lawsuit over the education of black students and close the achievement gap. The board voted 7-0 to approve the plan. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  2. With big concerts approaching, Tampa Bay venues remain vigilant after Manchester attack

    Public Safety

    In the aftermath of an explosion that killed at least 22 people — including children — moments after a pop concert ended in England on Monday night, local venues are assuring the public that security will continue to be tight at the Tampa Bay area's upcoming big-ticket shows.

    Fans cross Himes Avenue in Tampa toward Raymond James Stadium before the start of Beyonce's Formation World Tour in Tampa on April 29, 2016. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  3. Kahwa Coffee to open second drive-thru store in St. Petersburg

    Retail

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.
[Times file photo]

  4. Editorial: Pie-in-the-sky Pier thinking

    Editorials

    A consultant's report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The $80 million cost would be worth every dime because in just its first year of operation, the report from Lambert Advisory predicts, the Pier will create an economic impact of — you guessed it …

    A consultant’s report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The reality is less tidy.
  5. Target Corp. reaches $18.5 million settlement with 47 states over data breach

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013.

    Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have reached an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corp. to resolve the states' probe into the discounter's massive pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. 
[Associated Press]