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Published Jun. 3

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Apple set to end iTunes, announce new software

Apple will preview upcoming changes to its phone and computer software as it diversifies to offset eroding sales of its bedrock product, the iPhone. Many of the software updates are expected to be tailored for digital services such as video streaming that Apple is rolling out to lessen its iPhone dependence, but also could usher out the iTunes software that Apple rolled out 16 years ago to sell and manage digital music for the iPod, which paved the way for the iPhone.

'I can't believe y'all are arresting me,' says woman accused of slapping driver in motorcycle death

A woman driving drunk with two kids in the car when she hit and killed a motorcyclist Saturday had been involved in a road rage fight moments before, deputies said. Here are the details.

Florida trips to Israel get buzz, but do they actually help?

Florida governors have crisscrossed the globe from Tokyo to Paris in hopes of returning with high-paying jobs and foreign investment. Sometimes, they found controversy instead. Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to hold a Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem 6,000 miles away from Florida's Capitol led to a lawsuit from open government advocates and criticism that he was giving more access to lobbyists in his trade delegation than the public who couldn't attend. The administration responded by saying the meeting was only ceremonial. Turns out, he isn't the only governor to hit bumps.

System off Mexico could be next named storm, target Texas

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a system off the east coast of Mexico that strengthened over the weekend and could produce heavy rain as it becomes a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. Some forecast models have the storm — which if it develops would be named Barry — skirting the coasts of Mexico and Texas, and possibly heading toward Louisiana.

Tampa Bay XFL team hires former USF executive Josh Bullock as its president

Tampa Bay's XFL football team has filled a key role in its front office, tapping local sports marketing executive Josh Bullock to be its president. The Westchase resident comes to the XFL from the University of South Florida, where he had been the senior associate director of athletics and the senior director of development since March 2018.

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