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Shark attacks hit record worldwide in 2015 — with Florida No. 1

Shark attacks hit an all-time world-wide record in 2015, with Florida — as always — leading the world in the number of times sharks bit surfers, swimmers and beachfront splashers, acco …

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Hillsborough tells federal officials it has worked to fix racial disparities

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Romano: Why Gov. Rick Scott never talks about Obamacare anymore

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  1. Lucky's Market could be coming to Tampa Bay soon

    Retail

    There's been a lot of buzz about some of the new grocery stores coming into Florida.

    Lucky's Market opened its first store in Naples. The organic grocer has plans to expand in Florida. (Justine Griffin  |  Times)
  2. What will you give up for Lent? Let us help you pick

    Religion

    Lent is a time of year when many Christians, particularly Catholics, focus on repentance and sacrifice, but the idea is clearly not limited to the faithful.

  3. Rays unveil weekday game discounts, season-ticket perks to boost low attendance

    Business

    On multiple fronts, the Tampa Bay Rays are making key progress.

    Renderings of what the Tampa Bay Rays say will become The Draft Room Season Ticket Club (double entendre on purpose) for Rays season ticket holders. It will stretch in elevated, renovated space on the second tier stretching along the third base line with new access being built behind home plate area. (Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays)
  4. Marco Rubio's run-in with a gay man

    Blogs

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A gay man confronted Marco Rubio on Monday over his opposition to same-sex marriage, an unscripted moment in a day of stagecraft from the Florida presidential candidate.

    Sen. Marco Rubio listens to his wife, Jeannette, during a campaign appearance at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant, in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.
  5. Hernando planning commission okays shrimp boat expansion, but not everything applicant seeks

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County planning commissioners on Monday found themselves with a challenge — finding a balance between two competing tenants of the county's comprehensive plan — as they debated an application to expand commercial boat traffic in a Hernando Beach canal that currently sees little …

  6. Jeb Bush calls for overturning 'Citizens United' decision that unleashed super PACs

    Blogs

    NASHUA, N.H. – Jeb Bush advocated for an overturn of the Citizen United decision that unleashed the super PAC era.

  7. Was Peyton Manning's performance the worst ever by a Super Bowl winner?

    Bucs

    Peyton Manning was bad. He was good enough for the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 50, yes, but still bad.

    When the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on Sunday, Peyton Manning became the first quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two teams. He won his first when the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in 2007. [Getty Images]
  8. Shark attacks hit record worldwide in 2015 — with Florida No. 1

    Wildlife

    Shark attacks hit an all-time world-wide record in 2015, with Florida — as always — leading the world in the number of times sharks bit surfers, swimmers and beachfront splashers, according to researchers at the University of Florida.

    Australian surfer Mick Fanning is pursued by a shark in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, on July 19, 2015. Fanning punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa and escaped without injuries. Worldwide the number of shark attacks hit 98 in 2015, according to the International Shark Attack File.  [World Surf League via AP]
  9. Hillsborough tells federal officials it has worked to fix racial disparities

    K12

    TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district is seeking to "voluntarily resolve" a major federal discrimination complaint, saying it has made progress in how it treats minority students.

  10. Romano: Why Gov. Rick Scott never talks about Obamacare anymore

    Politics

    Here's a recent headline: Florida to have highest population of Obamacare enrollees.

Turris relates to Drouin's plight: 'It's a tough, tough go'

While the Lightning will play in Jonathan Drouin's hometown of Montreal Tuesday, the suspended wing continues to work out and skate on his own every day somewhere in the city....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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House rekindles bill to allow growers to sell full-strength pot to terminally ill patients

Cathy Jordan cannabisAfter months of being sidelined, a bill to legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients resurfaced in the Florida House Monday with a rewrite that restores the number of eligible growers to five....

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