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  1. Woman in Google case linked to death of ex-Ybor club owner

    Crime

    MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose. …

  2. Alaska shipping boondoggle costs USPS tens of millions

    In the soggy, unforgiving tundra on the shores of the Bering Sea, Royala Bell defrosts a rack of beef ribs for dinner in a kitchen that doubles as a bedroom for six of her seven children. …

  3. Five St. Petersburg police officers promoted

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Interim Police Chief Dave DeKay promoted five police officers Thursday, capping a process clouded earlier this year by allegations of impropriety during testing.  …

  4. Ex-finance chief leads early vote for president in Afghanistan

    World

    Afghanistan Ex-finance chief leads early vote for president  …

  5. Prostitute in Google exec's heroin death linked to second case

    Crime

    MILTON, Ga. — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.  …

  6. Phillies 4, Brewers 1

    Sports

    Phillies 4, Brewers 1 …

  7. Kickstarter joke raises $43,000

    Nation

    Last week, Zack Brown of Columbus, Ohio, posted a Kickstarter page titled simply "Potato Salad." …

  8. Obama responds to immigration critics in visit to Texas

    Nation

    DALLAS — President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.  …

  9. Review: 'Rebbe' an in-depth biography of influential leader Schneerson

    Books

    The title hints at unabashed admiration. Joseph Telushkin's new biography, Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, fascinates nonetheless. …

  10. Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital (video)

    Nation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from the emergency room — died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.  …

  11. Police: Dad sent nude photos as child baked to death in car

    Nation

    MARIETTA, Ga. — A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.  …

  12. Maxwell: The courageous whites of the civil rights struggle

    Columns

    I came of age during the summer of 1964, when I was an 18-year-old sophomore at a historically black college in east Texas. It was a special 10 weeks, 50 years ago, known today as Freedom Summer. It is a fitting name because of the hope we sensed around us, hope that inspired more than 800 student volunteers from around the nation to put their bodies in harm's way in some of the most violent, racist places in the American South, a region apart from the rest of the nation. …

  13. Panic before the plunge at Ihu's Breakaway Falls

    Florida

    ORLANDO — Fear is a tricky commodity, and mondo business, for theme parks these days. You have to push the envelope to keep pace with your nearby competitors, but not be so pushy that too many potential guests tremble at the idea of your nefarious new terror machine. …

  14. Bill Sutton and the power of helping people not forget

    State

    Bill Duryea's column in the July Floridian set for Sunday's Times: …

  15. A history of a war is a history of a man

    Human Interest

    In 1943, the Army tried to turn an American lit expert into a mechanic. It took Bill Sutton's superiors most of the next two years to figure out he was no mechanic. In early 1945, the Army got smart and sent the bespectacled 29-year-old Ph.D. to France to be a military historian. …

  16. Bulls CB Durden transferring

    Bulls

    USF CB Kenneth Durden, arrested in January on a marijuana-possession charge, told the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday evening he's transferring to Division I-AA Youngstown State.A fourth-year junior from Valdosta, Ga., Durden confirmed his departure via text message, adding he will be eligible for the 2014 season. He is expected to have two years' eligibility remaining.A starter in 11 games last season, Durden recorded 32 tackles and an interception, and appeared poised to anchor a promising young Bulls secondary in 2014 prior to the drug charge.According to an arrest affidavit, USF police were dispatched to his on-campus residence in mid-January in response to a complaint of possible drug use. Durden ultimately acknowledged to having cannabis in his room, the report stated, producing a clear bag of the substance later weighed at 21.7 grams. He was indefinitely suspended by Bulls coach Willie Taggart, but was listed on the spring roster. "He's got things he's got to take care of, much bigger than football," Taggart said following the first day of spring drills. "Those are his issues, and if he works those things out, he can come back and talk to us then." …

  17. Ruth: Cochran's big tent vs. McDaniels' pup tent

    Columns

    Sometimes a political masterstroke proves to be the love child born of desperation. …

  18. St. Augustine haunted by ghosts of civil rights turmoil 50 years ago

    Perspective

    No city in Florida embraces its past with as much ardor as St. Augustine. As the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, history is its main industry. Hordes of tourists and busloads of schoolkids troop through its streets to watch the (pretend) guards patrolling Fort Matanzas, to fire the (fake) cannon at the Pirate & Treasure Museum, to sip from the (phony) Fountain of Youth. …

  19. Review: Freedom, fun and prejudice in Lisa See's 'China Dolls'

    Books

    Lisa See's ambitious novel China Dolls spotlights the undertold story of Asian American entertainers during the 1930s and 1940s. See's eight previous books have explored Chinese American experiences, and she offers the perfect summer read in this flamboyant historical novel. China Dolls is packed with engaging period details about fashion, food, film and music while also addressing serious gender and geopolitical issues. …

  20. Audio: Deputies release 911 tapes in fatal Lutz stabbing

    Crime

    LUTZ — Deputies have released the 911 tape from a fatal stabbing Thursday night in Lutz.  …

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