TAMPA -- The University of South Florida announced a new coaching structure Friday that will feature two co-offensive coordinators and the return of head coach Willie Taggart to play-calling duties.
NEWARK, N.J. -- The Devils may no longer play in the swap, but the Lightning continue to find ways to fall into the Jersey trap. Tampa Bay salvaged a point on Friday dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to New Jersey in front on an announced crowd of 14,916 at Prudential Center while falling to 3-
HAVANA - Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. So far, the larger-than-life retired Cuban leader has made no public comment on the biggest news in years - that the U.S.
READING, Pa. - Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly sapling in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Its giant bare spots and
One day after their vote to kill a deal, some council members who scuttled the plan said they may support a new deal if the Rays compromise on a share of Tropicana Field redevelopment rights.
TAMPA -- An ambitious plan to reshape the Channelside District is unique in itself, but this week it also offered a new twist: An emphasis on seeking suggestions from the public on what should be included and how the development should look.
WASHINGTON - In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was
PANAMA CITY - A disabled Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife's boyfriend and wounding her. A Bay County judge sentenced 44-year-old Michael Joe McCoy today.
Plant City police said two bodies found Thursday in a home apparently were victims of an unsuccessful home invasion/robbery. The bodies of two Hispanic men were discovered at 1:51 a.m.
TAMPA -- Bucs coach Lovie Smith knows there is some chatter from Tampa Bay fans suggesting the franchise would be better off losing its final two games to finish 2-14 and ensure a premium pick in the 2015 draft.
SAN DIEGO - In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently
Polk County Sheriff's Office on Friday announced its fourth rabies case this year. The latest incident occurred on Thursday when a fox entered a man's property and attacked him. The man was injured on his left leg before he fatally shot the fox, the sheriff's office said.
Pinellas County sheriff's detectives are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank at gunpoint this afternoon. About 2 p.m., the man walked into Cadence Bank, 36301 U.S.
NEW YORK - Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on today defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri school district has apologized to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly misbehaved on the bus.
TAMPA -- As development plans get cranking in downtown Tampa, the county's transit authority is armed with a new study that shows what it could cost to extend and upgrade the streetcar system through the heart of the business district.
TAMPA -- With Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers coming to town Sunday, directing an offense that averages 31 points, the Bucs figure their best defense could be a strong commitment to a ground game that eats up clock and keeps Rodgers stewing on the east bench at Raymond James Stadium.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges of exposing himself to two women and a girl on the streets of Safety Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. A man jumped out of a 2003 black Toyota Tundra about 3:30 p.m.
DENVER - Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will
TALLAHASSEE -- Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
WASHINGTON -- The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert issued today, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant.
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawyers for the Legislature told the Florida Supreme Court in a brief filed late today that part of a state ban on political gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided not to step into the Florida case.
Pinellas Park police are investigating after they say a burglary suspect was stabbed by his victim this afternoon. The incident took place at 8000 52nd St. N., police said. The suspect was stabbed by his victim in the midst of the burglary, police said.
CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck. The capsule arrived back at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday. It rocketed into orbit Dec.
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott says he won a race to create 700,000 jobs in seven years, a central promise of his 2010 campaign, but by his own words he moved the finish line.
DENVER -- The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged today for his life to be spared through a plea bargain -- a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
NEWARK, N.J. -- In the season of the mumps around the NHL, quarantining players from each other has become a normal occurrence as 16 have been diagnosed with the virus that is making the rounds.