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Give Day Tampa Bay, designed to increase philanthropy, will be held Tuesday

TAMPA — Meals on Wheels Tampa raised $10,000 in one day a year ago to put together hurricane emergency packs. The Suncoast Animal League got $27,000 to rebuild part of an animal shelter that had burned down. The NOMAD mobile art studio turned ...
Updated: 2 months ago
U.S. team practices at MacDill for paralympic-style ‘Invictus’ games

U.S. team practices at MacDill for paralympic-style ‘Invictus’ games

On June 7, 2012, Army Sgt. Stefan Leroy was walking in Maiwand, Afghanistan, carrying the body of a friend killed by an improvised explosive device.
Updated: 2 months ago
$1 million impact from Hillsborough’s ‘Infiltrator’ investment, film study says

$1 million impact from Hillsborough’s ‘Infiltrator’ investment, film study says

Two years ago, Hillsborough County commissioners approved a $250,000 incentive package for “The Infiltrator,” a motion picture portrayal of Tampa resident Robert Mazur’s role in bringing down a Colombian drug cartel.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa council considers parking ticket credit for food donations at holidays

Tampa council considers parking ticket credit for food donations at holidays

A parking ticket is never welcome, and certainly not around the expensive holiday season.
Updated: 2 months ago
Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Books and readers will arrive by bus in poor neighborhoods

Books and readers will arrive by bus in poor neighborhoods

TAMPA — The latest reading project in Hillsborough County goes beyond handing a kid a book. In its launch Saturday, at Sulphur Springs’ Springhill Community Center, a psychedelically colored, air-conditioned school bus will bring free c...
Updated: 2 months ago
California Gov. Brown tells Florida Gov. Scott: Stop the stunts

California Gov. Brown tells Florida Gov. Scott: Stop the stunts

TALLAHASSEE – California Gov. Jerry Brown is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his latest effort to try to convince companies to move to the Sunshine State.
Updated: 2 months ago
Trump’s rise is driving immigrants to become American citizens

Trump’s rise is driving immigrants to become American citizens

MIAMI – On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.
Updated: 2 months ago
In Indiana, Cruz faces make-or-break moment to stop Trump

In Indiana, Cruz faces make-or-break moment to stop Trump

LA PORTE, Ind. — Facing a make-or-break moment for his slumping campaign, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was blitzing through Indiana on Monday in a desperate bid to overtake Donald Trump in the state’s primary and keep his own White House hopes ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Effort to trim four-star commanders to have no impact at MacDill AFB

Effort to trim four-star commanders to have no impact at MacDill AFB

To improve military efficiency in the face of budget cuts and nimble adversaries, a congressional committee is taking aim at the number of generals and admirals.
Updated: 2 months ago