Sunday, July 22, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Donald Trump in Tampa; Rubio's last stand; Hulk vs. Gawker; Florida billionaires, Rihanna; and Chris Archer

Happy Pi Day! The date — 3/14 — also represents the first three digits of pi, our favorite irrational number. It's also Albert Einstein's birthday, so geeks have heartily embraced the squiggly Greek letter's special day.

The attention of the political world turns to Florida where the winner of tomorrow's Republican presidential primary collects all 99 of the state's delegates. One new poll shows that Sen. Marco Rubio has slipped to third behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Trump will be in Tampa later this afternoon. On the Democrats' side, former President Bill Clinton has scheduled stops in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Winter Park. Follow all the latest developments in our live blog from the campaign trail.

In the meantime, our Washington bureau chief Alex Leary offers this in-depth look at Marco Rubio's political trajectory called "Rise and Stall."

Testimony continues in Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker Media. Follow it live.

Florida's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in January, down from an adjusted 5.1 percent the month earlier, as it added 32,200 jobs over the month. Year over year, the state has added 263,900 jobs, with professional and business services the single biggest gainer (up 66,300 jobs).

Kobie Marketing is one of the firms adding jobs. It plans to add 255 positions at its downtown St. Petersburg headquarters. Gov. Rick Scott plans to highlight the expansion at the loyalty marketing firm during a visit this afternoon.

Last year was a rough one for the world's billionaires. Their numbers got smaller, their combined wealth declined by $570 billion, and their average net worth slipped by $300 million. Robert Trigaux looks at five takeaways that explore Florida's place in the uber-rich world.

Those eager to have a say about how the gateway to the new pier in St. Petersburg will look and function will get a chance to do so Tuesday, when designers of the $20 million project unveil their preliminary concepts. Here's what you need to know.

Six young people and two police officers were hurt when a speeding stolen car crashed into an undercover police truck at Central Avenue and 54th Street shortly after midnight, police said.

Jay Cridlin was at Rihanna's show Sunday night at Amalie Arena, and he says her Anti World Tour is the three-dimensional embodiment of the artistic statement the singer has made with her experimental new album Anti.

Imagine having snacks delivered directly to your home! Like recipe delivery services Blue Apron, HelloFresh and the rest were a year or so ago, snack delivery services are on the rise. We put four of the new services to the test. Here's what we thought.

Rays manager Kevin Cash makes official what has seemed obvious, that Chris Archer will be their opening day starter against Toronto on April 3.

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Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

ST. PETERSBURG — To get a sense of how things are going for the Rays right now, consider that opening day starter Chris Archer was wearing a promotional DJ Kitty head in the dugout and veteran OF Carlos Gomez was playing second base during Satu...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

ST. PETERSBURG — This season has been quite a pain for Rays centerfielder and centerpiece Kevin Kiermaier.A cold bat, a nagging illness, a searing foul ball we'll come back to shortly and a torn thumb ligament that required surgery, all in the ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rowdies gain needed victory

Rowdies gain needed victory

ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov, the Rowdies' all-time goals leader, extended that mark with his 59th and Junior Flemmings had a goal and two assists to lead a revamped lineup in Saturday's 3-1 win over Indy Eleven at Al Lang Stadium in front o...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Marlins game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Marlins game

Joey Wendle continues to impress, playing anywhere asked and hitting everywhere. Friday he joined the play-of-the-year race with an amazing glove flip to first. Saturday he was the first Ray with a decent swing off Pablo Lopez, homering in the fourth...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays Tales: Sure is a lot to talk about

Rays Tales: Sure is a lot to talk about

WASHINGTON — There was a lot of talk specific to the Rays at the All-Star Game last week, from commissioner Rob Manfred's strong endorsement of the Ybor stadium plan to Wilson Ramos' rousing ovation from the Washington fans to Blake Snell's imp...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome misses cut but has a blast in PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship

Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome misses cut but has a blast in PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship

Seminole's Brittany Lincicome did not make the cut in her first PGA Tour event, but she did improve by seven shots in her second round.Lincicome shot 1-under 71 on Saturday at the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky., after having to wait an e...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 loss

Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 loss

ST. PETERSBURG – To get a sense of how shorthanded the Rays were by the final innings of Saturday night's game, all you had to do was look at the field and see Carlos Gomez playing second base.It was that kind of night for the Rays, who lost an...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday.At about 1 p.m. Saturday, Alisa Medovich, 23, of Holiday, was shot and killed by Mario Medina, 43, of New Port Richey, who then shot ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Turns out Donald Trump wasn't the only person that Bucs receiver Mike Evans reached out to on Twitter on Saturday.The Bucs receiver fired back at the president after a tweet suggesting that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police are looking for a motorist who they say killed a man in an early Saturday morning hit and run.About 2 a.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man was hit by a car travelling east on the 3600 block of E Columbus Dr. in Tampa, according to a Tampa Po...
Published: 07/21/18