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

    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. …

  2. Small South Carolina town rallies behind fired gay police chief

    Nation

    LATTA, S.C. — When openly gay police Chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two-decade career in law enforcement in this town was over. Then, this conservative, small town rebelled.  …

  3. Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    World

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John Kerry helped ease a major political crisis in Afghanistan on Saturday, persuading rival presidential candidates to agree to a full recount of votes cast in a runoff election marred by widespread fraud. …

  4. Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach approve redevelopment

    Real Estate

    MADEIRA BEACH — Sharp political differences about future development in two of the county's largest beach communities were on vivid display Tuesday. …

  5. Prostitute in Google exec's heroin death linked to second case (w/video)

    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. Five St. Petersburg police officers promoted

    Public Safety

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

  7. 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. …

  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. Phillies 4, Brewers 1

    Sports

    Phillies 4, Brewers 1 …

  10. Kickstarter joke raises $43,000

    Nation

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

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

    World

    Afghanistan Ex-finance chief leads early vote for president  …

  12. 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. …

  13. 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.  …

  14. 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.  …

  15. 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. …

  16. 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. …

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

    State

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

  18. 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. …

  19. 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." …

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

    Columns

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

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