HAVANA - Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.
ST. PETERSBURG -- It was before a game last July when then-Rays manager Joe Maddon talked about the major league-wide decline in offense and how technology overwhelmingly favored pitching and defense.
TALLAHASSEE -- Splitting the engineering school shared by Florida State University and Florida A&M University into two separate programs could cost $1 billion and draw legal challenges on civil rights grounds, according to a new study on the issue.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Last we left the Lightning, their fortunes turned around on the ice. Tampa Bay closed the pre-All Star game schedule with a perfect three-game homestand and sat atop the Eastern Conference standings.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida appears ready to approve multi-million dollar deals to help several of the state's high profile professional sports teams, but state officials now say they will not decide which team deserves the money.
TAMPA -- A Hillsborough County nature preserve in the Rocky Point area was closed Monday morning because of a sewage spill that occurred Friday. The sewage, which flowed out of a ruptured force main belonging to a nearby apartment complex, flooded the entrance and other areas of the Pam
Hillsborough deputies are searching for a man who they say was involved in stabbing two women in two separate incidents within a four-week span. The women were both stabbed on Armenia Avenue and both gave similar descriptions of the suspect, deputies say.
TALLAHASSEE -- A former Tampa Bay resident exonerated of rape and robbery after 24 years in prison has now also been released from an attempted murder charge. Alan Crotzer's attorney on Monday said Leon County prosecutors dropped their case after the alleged victim was killed in an
The woman who accused former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston of rape has gone public with her side of the story in a documentary that debuted on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The suspect in a fatal stabbing Friday in the East Lake area of Palm Harbor, who triggered a two-day manhunt after he hid from authorities, will remain in jail after he was denied bond today.
TAMPA -- You'll hear a lot of talk about pressure this week as the Patriots and Seahawks prepare for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup. Pressure on the players, pressure on the coaches, pressure in the footballs.
TAMPA -- Lightning rookie winger Jonathan Drouin finally made his mark the other night: as a blur. Drouin won the fastest skater event at the NHL All-Star skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in a record time 13.103 seconds.
HAVANA, Cuba - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.
You'll know pirates have arrived in downtown Tampa by the blast of their cannons Tuesday morning. The customary booms are part of Gasparilla Pirate Fest tradition as the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe and some of his mates arrive via float for their annual meeting with the mayor of Tampa.
NEW YORK - Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute.
A pregnant woman was being treated for minor injuries after she was struck today by a hit-and-run driver in Holiday, deputies said. The woman, who is 7 months pregnant, was on Westwood Drive at U.S.
A 2-year-old boy who Hillsborough deputies were looking for to make sure he was safe has been located. A family member brought Leroy Carlyle to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon.
TALLAHASSEE -- Less than three months after the idea suffered a narrow defeat at the polls, a move to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has been introduced in the Legislature for Florida's lawmakers to decide the issue.
Tammy Jo Alexander's body was found in a cornfield in 1979. She was between 13 and 16 when she disappeared from Brooksville in the 70s and was not reported missing.
CHICAGO - In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.
CLEARWATER -- Paul Denk had already had a few beers, he told investigators, when he came home from a day at the beach to find his roommate passed out on the floor of their Clearwater duplex.
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house -- not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.
TAMPA -- At first, Dawn Bryan blamed the goat on the back porch. She figured the repeated "thunks" she heard was the animal hopping onto and off the picnic table.
The offbeat smorgasbord of music, dance, theater, improv and performance art known as Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival returns to the Tampa Museum of Art for a second year on March 27.
TAMPA -- A breakthrough for Rob Taylor came when he no longer felt the nightly jab from his wife rousting him from his loud snoring. "The other day, she said, 'You know what?
LOS ANGELES -- FBI agents on Monday were investigating hoax threats targeting three domestic airline flights that caused the evacuation of two after landing and the diversion of another. The agency was trying to determine whether the threats, made online, were linked or if there may have been
The votes are in and the newest addition to Busch Gardens has a name. Facebook fans of the theme park chose the name Enzi for the baby male gorilla, which was born on Dec.
A student at Plant High School was diagnosed with tuberculosis and the school district is recommending testing for those who may be at risk. The Hillsborough County Department of Health sent a letter home with students and Plant principal Robert Nelson followed up with a phone call alerting
Hyde Park Village will soon have yet another new high-end restaurant. The new place will be called "On Swann" and is backed by Chris Ponte, the chef of Cafe Ponte and Cordon Bleu, plus the former president of Bonefish Grill, John Cooper, and former senior vice president of Outback,