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Doug Hughes, who landed gyrocopter outside Capitol, again rejects plea deal

WASHINGTON — Douglas Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol as part of a protest against the influence of big money in politics, said Thursd …


That hissing sound under the dryer? The missing king cobra


A varied, lively season in store at Ruth Eckerd Hall


  1. Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel for her literary journalism (w/video)


    Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature, for a body of work that the Swedish Academy described as "a monument to suffering and courage in our time." She is the first journalist to receive the award and the first nonfiction writer to be named in half a century.

    Svetlana Alexievich’s work was called, “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”
  2. Tell Me About It: Wife uses spouse's honesty against him


    Q: My wife has been telling me as long as we've known each other (around 10 years now) that she wants nothing but openness and honesty from me. So when she asks me personal questions, especially questions that bring up things from my past or that I have deep personal connections to such as sexual attractiveness …

  3. Geezer revolution is about to hit the workplace


    When young people ask me what will be the jobs of the future, my answer — contrary to the prevailing view in marketing circles — is simple: anything related to older people.

  4. Editorial: Dear GE: Consider Tampa Bay


    To: GE CEO Jeff Immelt

    Re: Headquarters relocation

    Dear Mr. Immelt,

    Nasty rumors have popped up that Florida might not be under consideration for your new corporate headquarters. To dispel such nonsense, we've taken the liberty of assembling several reasons why GE should move to …

    Tampa Bay offers low taxes, a business-friendly environment and plenty for employees to do outside the office.
  5. Editorial: When sewage flows, public should know


    The torrents of August that overwhelmed St. Petersburg's wastewater treatment system were extraordinary and unexpected. But when essentially untreated sewage dumps into the bay, the public deserves a broader health alert than warning 50 young sailors to take extra-hot showers. While juggling the capacities of various …

    Vinny Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch for the Flyers again as they open the season tonight against the Lightning.

    Lecavalier says it's tough to be scratched in Tampa return

    Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the Lightning for two years now, but he says it's still a special feeling getting back on the Amalie Arena ice....


    Bucs guard Logan Mankins held out of practice

    Bucs guard Logan Mankins was held out of practice Thursday with a groin injury, with backup tackle Kevin Pamphile getting work at left guard in his place....


    Dan Webster's dark horse drive for House speaker gets unexpected boost

    Florida Congressman Dan Webster’s quixotic push to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives received an unexpected boost Thursday when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned the political world and abruptly withdrew from the race to replace John Boehner....