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Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry. In a statement released Tuesday, Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash said he intends to create one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper in the Tampa Bay region. ...

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune.

This two-picture combo provided by the University of Miami, top, and Chris Langdon, shows the Carysfort Reef in Florida in 1976 and 2016. Increasingly acidic seawater from global warming is now dissolving a tiny part of the limestone framework for delicate coral reef in the upper Florida Keys, much earlier than scientists expected, a new study found. ( Chris Langdon and the University of Miami via AP)

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef

Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon. This is one of the first times scientists have documented long-term ...

The Latest: Man suspected in 3 fatal Florida shootings dead

The Latest on the fatal shooting of three people in Florida (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say a man suspected in the slayings of three people in Florida has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler says 41-year-old Murray Lancaster's body was found Tuesday ...

This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton," in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

Broadway musical 'Hamilton' does what it always does _ stuns

The Tony Awards are being nicknamed this year the "Hamil-Tonys" in recognition that "Hamilton" is the show to beat. That was proven again Tuesday. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary earned 16 Tony Award nominations, breaking the 15-nominations record held jointly by "The Producers" and "Billy ...

Graphic shows body camera use in 20 largest U.S. police departments; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;

Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing

After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found. The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ...

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself.

School sacks nation's last tackle powderpuff football game

What boosters describe as the nation's last tackle powderpuff football game is no more, at least for now. After 50 years of spirited competition between senior and juniors girls, Jupiter High's principal has canceled the annual game, saying he doesn't believe helmets and shoulder pads borrowed from boys' teams adequately ...

FILE - In this April 20, 2011 file photo, Angel Dillard of Valley Center, Kan. arrives at the U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Wichita, Kan. Opening statements are expected Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in the 2011 lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Dillard, an anti -abortion activist, over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, File)

Lawyer says Kansas activist tried to intimidate doctor

An anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita physician when she sent a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a Justice Department lawyer told jurors in opening statements in her civil trial Tuesday. Lawyers for Angel Dillard, however, have said the remark was a warning ...

Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,m in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

A legislative committee approved a $500 million plan Tuesday to restructure Detroit public schools as most schools stayed closed for a second consecutive day after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that they won't get paid if the district runs out of money. The proposal passed by the ...

Ex-Florida Gov. Crist's run for Congress gets a bit easier

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist's run for Congress as a Democrat is a little easier now that his primary opponent has dropped out of the race. Eric Lynn announced Tuesday he will instead seek a seat in the state House instead of trying to represent the St. Petersburg area in ...

FILE - In this April 20, 2016, file photo, Terry Orme, editor and publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune, speaks during a interview in his office at the newspaper, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Rich newspaper owners: Industry savior or foe?

The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage. The same question has come up after other recent newspaper purchases ...

Suspect in Florida slayings ex-sheriff's nephew

The nephew of a former county sheriff in Florida is suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend, her father and his ex-wife on Tuesday, police said. He was still at large. Officers and deputies from multiple agencies in Green Cove Springs are searching for Murray Lancaster, 41, and four schools were ...

Man in wheelchair, left in sun at Florida nursing home, dies

A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration. Police in Pinellas Park said 65-year-old Wilbert Henry Moten, who was immobile, spent hours outdoors on Saturday when ...

A photograph of smoke is displayed as members of a safety oversight group deliver a presentation on the probable cause of the Jan. 12, 2015 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail accident near the L'Enfant Plaza during a National Transportation Safety Board meeting in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety

Washington's subway system did not make meaningful safety improvements between a deadly collision in 2009 and a fatal fire in 2015, and some of the safety problems date back to the system's first fatal accident in 1982, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting to determine ...

Body pulled from river was woman who abandoned baby in NY

A woman who was charged with abandoning her baby in a Manhattan subway station in 2014 has been found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Authorities aren't sure why 22-year-old Frankea Dabbs was in St. Louis, where she had no known connection. Her body was found in the ...

FL Lottery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ These Florida lotteries were drawn Tuesday: Cash 3 Midday 5-0-4 (five, zero, four) Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $128 million Play 4 Midday 9-1-6-3 (nine, one, six, three) Powerball Estimated jackpot: $348 million

Winning numbers drawn in 'Play 4 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Play 4 Midday" game were: 9-1-6-3 (nine, one, six, three)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Cash 3 Midday" game were: 5-0-4 (five, zero, four)

In this photo taken April 19, 2015,  people walk in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. A record number of U.S. tourists visited Washington last year.
The city’s tourism bureau, Destination DC, announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the nation’s capital welcomed 19.3 million domestic visitors in 2015. That’s up one million from the 2014 total, and it shows the continuing strength of Washington’s tourism industry after the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession. Foreign and domestic tourists spent a record $7.1 billion in Washington, ...

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