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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Angels game

RHP Alex Cobb made mistakes on back-to-back pitches to the first two Angels hitters Tuesday, allowing homers to Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout, but otherwise gave the Rays another solid outing, working into the eighth and scattering seven hits.Slumpin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Britain raises alert level amid search for accomplices (w/video)

Britain raises alert level amid search for accomplices (w/video)

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday night raised the nation's threat level and deployed the military to guard concerts, sports matches and other public events, saying another attack "may be imminent" after a bombing Monday night that left 2...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Tropicana Field

Rays vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Angels7:10, Tropicana FieldTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.Promotion: Half p...
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Pinellas School Board approves plan that aims to close achievement gap

Pinellas School Board approves plan that aims to close achievement gap

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan that aims to tackle the achievement gap in 10 years and settles a long-running lawsuit over the education of black students. "I'm ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Drought forces tougher watering restrictions around Tampa Bay

Drought forces tougher watering restrictions around Tampa Bay

Water restrictions will go into effect next month as the region grapples with the driest dry season on record in 103 years, the Southwest Florida Water Management District said Tuesday.The new restrictions will remain in place in 16 counties, includi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida's ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to divert for development

Florida's ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to divert for development

BROOKSVILLE — All over Florida, clashes are erupting over how much water can be diverted from the state's springs to keep development going. The latest battleground was Tuesday's meeting of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.Despit...
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As summer concert season starts, Tampa Bay venues remain vigilant after Manchester attack

As summer concert season starts, Tampa Bay venues remain vigilant after Manchester attack

In the aftermath of the Monday night explosion that killed at least 22 people — including children — moments after a pop concert ended in England, local venues assured the public that security will remain tight for the Tampa Bay area's up...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Original NL constitution up for auction

LOS ANGELES — In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball's National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond.The principles th...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Suspicious device at Pinellas Park home was a spent artillery round, police say

PINELLAS PARK — Bomb squad investigators determined that a "suspicious device" found at a Pinellas Park home Tuesday afternoon was a spent artillery round, police said.About 4 p.m., officers responded to 10248 Oakhaven Drive after receiving rep...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Sharing extreme views, neo-Nazis sometimes convert to radical Islam

Sharing extreme views, neo-Nazis sometimes convert to radical Islam

It sounds like an unlikely leap of faith: a neo-Nazi converting to Islam.But according to records and at least one friend who knew him, that's what 18-year-old Devon Arthurs did about a year before he allegedly killed two roommates in a Tampa Palms a...
Updated: 4 hours ago