ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier singled on the first pitch RHP Clay Buchholz threw Sunday, but any thoughts of another easy day for the offense were dashed when Buchholz retired the next 10 batters.
TAMPA -- If you think it was hot in August, the kind of hot that burns your fingers when you grip the steering wheel or wilts your reserve when you walk across a shimmering parking lot of black tar, you're right.
CLEARWATER -- Don't expect to see Winter the dolphin or her companion Hope jumping through the air or squeaking for a stadium full of fans like their Hollywood forerunner, Flipper.
BERLIN - Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday. Germany's defense minister said the arms would be sent in three shipments, starting in September, and would
NEW YORK - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. "We are keeping our fingers crossed," her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement, thanking people
ST. PETERSBURG -- Divers have recovered a body after the apparent crash of a single-seater plane Sunday afternoon near St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency said in a statement Sunday that the Coast Guard and partner agencies responded about 3 p.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays have brought up three players today ahead of Monday, when rosters are allowed to expand to 40 during the month of September. RHP Brandon Gomes (Triple A Durham) and C Curt Casali (Class A Charlotte) will be recalled Monday as expected.
ORLANDO -- Police in Holly Hill are searching for a man it says attacked his friend with a machete. WKMG-TV Orlando reports that police responded to a call to a residence Saturday night after a call about a man being attacked.
MIAMI -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed separate sexual harassment lawsuits against two Florida agriculture companies. The cases were filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Miami against Windmill Farms Nursery in Zolfo Springs and Moreno Farms, which has
One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it's been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow's enemy will be and espionage, even among allies, is a fact of life.
TAMPA -- In the 1980s, before mostly beige, stucco subdivisions mottled the landscape, south Hillsborough County was a rural area where many families made their livings farming or working in a phosphate plant.
Associated Press WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
TAMPA -- Florida's citizen initiative process has long offered residents a path to direct democracy when elected officials can't or won't pass laws reflecting their wishes. But images of dedicated volunteers wearing out shoe leather, knocking on doors and fomenting a
ST. PETERSBURG -- That dizzying night against the Yankees a few weeks ago when the Rays won to take that last step to .500 seems like light years ago, replaced by a one-step up, two-steps back mode that has them moving in the other direction.
BROOKSVILLE -- As George Mason III rested between surgeries to repair broken limbs and vertebrae, Brooksville Police on Sunday were trying to understand why he turned a 9 mm handgun on loved ones, leaving three dead and his half-brother fighting for life.
TAMPA -- One day after letting them go as part of their final roster cut down to 53 players, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday re-signed Jeff Demps and Solomon Patton to their practice squad, their agents confirmed.
CORNWALL, Conn. -- Karen Rogers has run a road race in every one of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns, an accomplishment that has given her the title "Queen of the Debticonns." Debticonn - short for Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut - is a label used by
MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States
DAVENPORT -- The city of Davenport's landmark water tower will be demolished later this year, but first, a couple of cold-blooded residents must be relocated. The Lakeland Ledger reports that the city will have to pay $6,825 to remove what appears to be two gopher tortoises.
TAMPA -- Bar-goers in Tampa will feel right at home with a future Bud Light commercial. It was shot this month inside Hattricks Tavern, which Tampa Bay Lightning fans know is downtown at 107 S.
NEW YORK -- The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie
TAMPA -- An offensive line that has yet to take its first practice snap together has just six days to figure out how to control a defense that ranked second overall while leading the league in sacks last year.
Associated Press HAVANA - A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
ST. PETE BEACH -- Lauren Saslow rose with the sun Sunday morning to embark on a 2 mile walk on St. Pete Beach. But just a few years ago, it was a struggle to wake up before noon, or make it through the day without multiple naps.
The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces.
POMPANO BEACH -- A Pompano Beach man is in jail on a murder charge after police say he stabbed his roommate more than 25 times during an argument. Broward County Sheriff officials say they responded to a disturbance Saturday night and were greeted at an apartment by 22-year-old Samuel
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.
ORLANDO -- The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic.
Storms will develop again tonight. The sky will be mostly sunny until 5 p.m., WFLA-TV says. The high is around 93 degrees. Monday's weather is expected to be similar, with sunny skies in the morning.