Critics say the billion-dollar royalties collected by the AARP creates a conflict of interest that undermines the group’s credibility to speak for all seniors on critical Medicare policy issues. This illustration was created using the AARP's 2020 IRS tax filing.
The organization profits from marketing its brand. But are its partners earning AARP’s approval, or buying it?
The Lakeland grocery chain said it will not explain its decision “at this time.”


  1. An offshore oil rig drills for oil in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005.
  2. The Whole Foods store at the Countryside Mall in Clearwater was closed Thursday morning after a fire in the vent system filled the store with smoke, Clearwater Fire & Rescue reported.
  3. A screenshot of the sign-in screen for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Reemployment Assistance Program is seen.
  4. A cheeseburger at California chain Fatburger, which is coming to the Tampa area.
  5. Nina Johnson, of St. Petersburg, left, talks paddle boards and paddles with Melissa Damel, of Largo, right, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the sales floor at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park.
  6. Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach has burned both coal and natural gas to create electricity in Tampa Bay. Both processes release greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
  7. Ardene opened at the Westfield Brandon mall in 2022.
  8. Hundreds of apartments and single-family homes will sprout at Rattlesnake Point adjacent to a chlorine plant that has worried activists and some Tampa City Council members about the potentially dangerous consequences of an industrial accident.
  9. Developers of the Julia, a proposed apartment tower, are now looking to increase the number of residencies. The project continues to be criticized as out of keeping with the next door Flori de Leon apartments.
  10. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg speaks to members of the media on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on April 8. For the third time in just over a year, minority owners in the Rays franchise sued Sternberg on Monday in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court, alleging he wrested control of the team away from their voting interests as partners.
  11. A look at Grand Central at Kennedy, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., on Oct. 26, 2021 in Tampa.
  12. The Cove On The Bay apartment complex in South Tampa sold for $132.8 million on June 21.
  13. Robin Hartill
  14. Frank and Carol Morsani have donated to the University of South Florida for more than 45 years. Their latest gift of $7 million will create scholarships for students and positions in geriatrics and business.
  15. Protesters listen to speeches and display signs during the a protest following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg.
  16. irbnb says it’s making its party ban permanent. The short-term-rental company said Tuesday that the temporary ban it put into effect in 2020 is working, so it decided to make it permanent.
  17. A camera captures the last glimpse of the James Webb Space Telescope as it heads to its final destination 1 million miles from Earth. Tampa Bay libraries and museums such as MOSI and Great Explorations will have special events this summer to glimpse Webb's first pictures from outer space.
  18. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 7, titled the "Individual Freedom" bill and also known as the "Stop Woke Act," at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens on April 22.
  19. Paul Tash, chairman of the Tampa Bay Times, chats with Times photojournalist Dirk Shadd on June 14 at the Times' office in St. Petersburg. After stepping down as CEO in January, Tash is retiring as chairman on July 1, 47 years after he started with the Times as an intern.
  20. Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" took place in this glaringly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney's Magic Kingdom. New Owners have told residents they must move out. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times (2017)]
  21. Planes sit on the tarmac at the Des Moines International Airport, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. With an eye on the upcoming July Fourth weekend, airlines are stepping up their criticism of federal officials over recent widespread flight delays and cancellations.
  22. Abortion-rights marchers hold signs during a rally Friday in St. Petersburg.
  23. In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, employees who may need to travel to receive an abortion will receive a "travel benefit" designed to reimburse some or all of their expenses.
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