ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays torrid rise up the major league standings continued Tuesday with a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before an announced crowd of 16,249 at Tropicana Field.
TAMPA -- On a small softball field in New Tampa, a group of 12 teenage girls has made history. The North Tampa Athletic Association, formerly known as New Tampa Little League, has qualified a team to play in a world series for the first time in the league's 15-year existence.
Teens from throughout the Tampa Bay area explored their dream jobs this summer in the SPCA Tampa Bay's Animal-Loving Professions summer camp. Students ages 12 to 15 have spent several weeks at the SPCA's Largo campus learning animal-training skills from local professionals.
PARIS -- Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
If everything goes as planned, Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, will be setting aside his gold Navy SEAL trident next year for the orange longhorn emblem of the University of Texas System.
LAND O' LAKES -- The Pasco County School Board gave tentative approval Tuesday evening to a $1.2 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The board also approved a school tax rate of $7.15 per $1,000 of taxable property value, a 21-cent decrease from the current $7.36.
The massive C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir, which has been nearly empty for more than a year while construction crews repaired the leaking liner, is ready to be filled, according to Tampa Bay Water, which operates the facility.
TAMPA -- The third-quarter financial report for Tampa International Airport is like a "triple perfect sunny day," Airport Chief Executive Officer Joe Lopano said Tuesday. More good news is expected in 2015.
The manager of a Volusia County business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims to authorities. DeLand police reported that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat's, a motorcycle
LOS ANGELES - A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Looking back at his disappointing 2013 debut season as the University South Florida's football coach, Willie Taggart felt the tone was set from the opening game. The Bradenton native's remarks at Tuesday's American Athletic Conference Media Day took
DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
NEW YORK - Think you're in control? Think again. This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.
TAMPA -- On his first day as governor, Charlie Crist would issue executive orders raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for government contractors and demanding more openness with government records, he said Tuesday in the first of what's expected to be a series of policy
NEW YORK - ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
LAND O' LAKES -- "Paper Towns," the young adult novel removed from a middle school's summer reading list after a Pasco County mother complained about its sexual content, is back on the list.
TAMPA -- Somewhere between Gainesville and Moscow, the fire that once burned in Jeff Demps' belly for the game of football went out. Winning an Olympic medal will do that to you.
WASHINGTON -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A year-long investigation has led to the arrest of a Wesley Chapel man on charges that he ran a large narcotics operation from his home and from his carpet business in Zephyrhills, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.
ST. PETERSBURG -- With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S.
TAMPA -- The 2014 hurricane season could soon get busier. A tropical wave more than 2,000 miles east of us has a 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression or a tropical storm in the next 48 hours, said Rodney Wynn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
LARGO -- The Pinellas County School Board gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $1.2 billion budget after a public hearing that drew little comment from the public. After hearing comments from only one speaker on the 2014-15 budget and tax rate, school board members voted to adopt the
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.
NEW PORT RICHEY -- In just two years, Pasco County has nearly reached its goal to save 90 percent of animals housed at the county's animal shelter. Animal Services Director Mike Shumate told county commissioners during a workshop Tuesday the shelter had an 80-percent "live
TAMPA -- Attorneys for Richard A. McTear Jr. rested their defense Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to raise questions about Jasmine Bedwell, the mother of the baby McTear is accused of murdering by throwing him out a car window on Interstate 275.
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. South Florida is picked to finish sixth. The Bulls finished in eighth place in 2013, going 2-6 in conference and 2-10 overall in Willie Taggart's first
BRUSSELS - Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S.
TAMPA -- For 14 months, Hillsborough's city and county leaders have been discussing how to engineer a radical change in the county's transportation system that could reposition Hillsborough as a regional economic leader.