Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: More calls to delay Supreme Court nomination; the Brothers Bush, winter weather; the Grammys; and Mock Draft Monday

Two candidates for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat have joined the ranks of conservatives calling on the chamber to delay confirming a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court until after the presidential election in November.

In the presidential race, attention has turned to South Carolina. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will appear with Jeb Bush this evening at North Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Sen. Marco Rubio has three town halls in the state, in Rock Hill, Florence and Lexington.

Despite the accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, sea levels aren't rising quite as quickly as scientists anticipated. The reason: Continents are absorbing more of the water before it flows into the seas, according to a new study.

After much of the Northeast experienced record cold on Valentine's Day, the National Weather Service says snow and sleet will descend on communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast today. If you're flying, you'll want to check with your airline before leaving for the airport.

It has been a deadly morning on Tampa Bay roads. A tow truck driver was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the northbound side of the Howard Frankland bridge. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was investigating a traffic death on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and 138th Avenue, and authorities closed a section of northbound U.S. 301 at Panther Trace Boulevard and Estates del Sol Drive to investigate a fatal crash.

Warby Parker, a designer eyewear company, has announced it will open a showroom inside the Oxford Exchange on Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa.

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast at 8 tonight on CBS. Follow our live blog during the show for all the latest from the red carpet to the final winner. In the meantime, Jay Cridlin makes a pretty good argument for why Kendrick Lamar will beat Taylor Swift. Plus he offers other Grammy predictions.

Picking the right wine to go with the offbeat dishes on a restaurant's menu can give you pause.

Maybe it's something you've never tasted, a chef's invention with a wild assemblage of ingredients. Or maybe it's a dish that most people don't drink wine with, one whose standard accompaniment is beer or a soft drink — but you're in the mood for wine. How to choose? We can help.

Sweet potato pie. Vanilla pound cake. Recently, R&B legend Patti LaBelle has been in the news more for those sweets and less for her Lady Marmalade. In advance of her St. Petersburg show on Sunday, she talks with us about Good Life's future, her favorite foods and what being diabetic taught her about eating.

Blame it on Sam. The boy's snivelling led to one of the biggest body counts — human and zombie — we've ever seen. Check out our Walking Dead recap for more.

Many pundits still expect Tampa Bay to address needs at pass rusher or defensive back in this spring's NFL draft. However, two think the Buccaneers will instead go for an offensive tackle to protect franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. Learn more in our Mock Draft Monday feature.

News at noon is a weekday feature from tampabay.com. Check in Monday through Friday for updates and information on the biggest stories of the day.

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Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

Carlton: Sometimes taxpayers pay for not doing the right thing

I may have cracked the code. Found a way to sell doing the right thing. Discovered a method of persuasion in certain matters of fairness, conscience and the greater good.Like giving our fellow Americans a second chance.When morality-based arguments d...
Published: 05/26/18
Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

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Updated: 8 hours ago
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ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
Updated: 8 hours ago
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Updated: 9 hours ago
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Updated: 9 hours ago
In federal trial, jury finds Hernando deputies’ actions justified

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Updated: 10 hours ago
Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

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Updated: 10 hours ago
The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

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The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
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Updated: 12 hours ago
Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

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The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
Updated: 12 hours ago