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Allegiant Air's problems continue with engine fire in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A California-bound Allegiant Air flight was evacuated in Las Vegas after an engine caught fire on the tarmac, the second plane fire at the airport in as many months and the lates …


Jeb Bush offers plan to replace Obamacare

Gator legend Steve Spurrier retires from coaching


Tampa Bay high schools face questions about student safety after traffic death

Like he does every week day, 14-year-old Joseph Eoxa walked to school Wednesday as the sun came up. He paused at the chaotic and congested road that separated him from Tampa's Chamberlain High Sch …


  1. Tell Me About It: Dating after divorce is tricky on an island


    Q: I am divorced and newly dating, as is my ex. We both live on an island. When married, we went to our favorite restaurants, bars, hotels and other places. What I like in terms of going out hasn't changed since the divorce, but it feels weird going on a date to a restaurant that I celebrated my anniversary at or …

  2. Editorial: Democracy isn't only for the rich


    They are what America is not — "overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male," as the New York Times put it, in a country that is diversifying and struggling to maintain a middle class. An analysis Sunday by the paper showed that 158 families had provided nearly half the money contributed so far in the 2016 …

    An analysis Sunday by the New York Times showed that 158 families had provided nearly half the money contributed so far in the 2016 presidential campaign. The talking points in the race for the White House, in other words, are being financed by those who have the least in common with average people. Regular Americans have only one way to compete, but it’s effective — by getting out to vote.
  3. Editorial: Proud 50th for USF St. Petersburg


    Two anthropologists at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg made history recently with the discovery of a 4,500-year-old skeleton that contained the first complete ancient African genome. That the find is linked with researchers from USFSP, a regional university, makes it all the more notable. The university, …

  4. Editorial: Fighting wage theft


    Hillsborough County commissioners have moved sensibly toward a compromise that should result in the adoption of a wage theft ordinance. Commissioners may disagree on the best way to combat wage theft, but it is encouraging to see them put workers' needs first and provide relief to those who are being cheated out of pay …

  5. Black-on-black crime: the taboo topic


    For the last year, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter has convulsed the nation. Triggered by the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the movement holds that the police are the greatest threat facing young black men today. In fact, there is no government agency more dedicated to the …

    Stamkos says reaching 500 points is 'special'

    Captain Steven Stamkos has had many painful memories at TD Garden....


    “We haven’t played well enough,’’ coach Lovie Smith said of his secondary. “It’s as simple as that. No, I’m not pleased at all.

    Bucs Smith 'not pleased at all,' with play of secondary



    Bad news for Jeb? Straw poll time in Florida

    Charlie  Crist has said he first realized he was in serious trouble in the Republican party in November, 2009 at the annual Alachua County GOP's Ronald Reagan Black Tie and Blue Jeans BBQ, when the first saw clearly the hostility from party activists. ...