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Anti-Trump protest turns violent after California campaign rally

Anti-Trump protest turns violent after California campaign rally

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Foes, supporters of sales tax see new path for transportation fixes

Foes, supporters of sales tax see new path for transportation fixes

A day after county commissioners voted against putting the Go Hillsborough tax on the November ballot, supporters and opponents vowed to continue fighting for safer, less-congested roads. But there are stark differences on how the county should pursue transportation nirvana.
Updated: 6 hours ago
State legal fees mount in Seminole tribe gambling dispute

State legal fees mount in Seminole tribe gambling dispute

TALLAHASSEE — Florida has paid more than $260,000 to private law firms in gambling lawsuits involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida, with the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of dollars more on the horizon.
Published: 04/28/16
Tampa council takes steps to give itself auditing authority

Tampa council takes steps to give itself auditing authority

TAMPA — A clash between Tampa City Council and Mayor Bob Buckhorn over who can request audits of city departments could be decided by city voters.
Published: 04/28/16
Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Published: 04/28/16
1976 a window into ugliness of a GOP contested convention

1976 a window into ugliness of a GOP contested convention

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other — 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President ...
Published: 04/28/16
Trump’s ‘woman’s card’ comment draws backlash

Trump’s ‘woman’s card’ comment draws backlash

ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands o...
Published: 04/28/16
Tampa event honors heroism in disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion

Tampa event honors heroism in disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion

The 1961 Invasion has never been considered anything but a failure, but members of Brigade 2506 should be seen as heroes nonetheless, according to those who spoke at an event honoring seven of the veterans living in Florida.
Published: 04/27/16
Updated: 04/28/16
Cruz selects Fiorina to serve as running mate

Cruz selects Fiorina to serve as running mate

INDIANAPOLIS – In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on today chose former technology executive Carly Fiorina – a woman who he said has repeatedly “shattered glass ceilings”...
Published: 04/27/16
Updated: 04/28/16
Hillsborough commissioners vote 4-3 to reject transportation sales tax

Hillsborough commissioners vote 4-3 to reject transportation sales tax

TAMPA — A three-hour hearing Wednesday night ended in disappointment for transit advocates as Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4-3 against putting a half-cent-per-dollar sales tax for transportation before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Published: 04/27/16
Updated: 04/28/16