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Diamond shines light on ‘lost planet,’ says study; Merkel condemns attack on 2 men in Jewish skullcaps in Berlin; more in world news

Diamond shines light on ‘lost planet,’ says study; Merkel condemns attack on 2 men in Jewish skullcaps in Berlin; more in world news

WorldDiamond sheds light on ‘lost planet’Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday. Researchers from Switzerla...
Published: 04/18/18
Plan your weekend April 20-22: Kenny Chesney, ‘The Producers’ in the park, Mainsail Art Festival, Sugar Sand Festival, Earth Day

Plan your weekend April 20-22: Kenny Chesney, ‘The Producers’ in the park, Mainsail Art Festival, Sugar Sand Festival, Earth Day

Plan your weekendMusicKenny Chesney: The singer who was a driving force in the Keys’ recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma returns to one of his favorite stomping grounds: Raymond James Stadium. He’s bringing along one of country music’s brightest yo...
Published: 04/18/18
How Barbara Bush broke a shameful national silence on AIDS

How Barbara Bush broke a shameful national silence on AIDS

When the news of the passing of Barbara Bush hit on Tuesday, my mind immediately went back to a 1989 photo of her cradling a baby. A grandmother holding an infant isn’t shocking. But when the grandmother was the new first lady and the child was infec...
Published: 04/18/18
This is a week to spring clean instead of hitting a movie theater.

This is a week to spring clean instead of hitting a movie theater.

It’s a spring cleaning weekend at multiplexes, with studios vacuuming every dollar from current releases before the Avengers and Amy Schumer drop in next week. If you’ve seen A Quiet Place, Ready Player One and Black Panther, this is probably a good ...
Published: 04/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay: Sugar Sand Festival, Record Store Day, ZooBrews, Beerfest

Top things to do in Tampa Bay: Sugar Sand Festival, Record Store Day, ZooBrews, Beerfest

BEER: ZooBrews and BeerfestAs if we needed any more proof of the craft beer craze, this weekend brings two events with a smorgasbord of samplings. • The newly renamed ZooTampa at Lowry Park is calling ZooBrews a new event that appears to be an awful ...
Published: 04/18/18
Desi Oakley savors pie making in ‘Waitress,’ orchestra does Verdi’s Requiem

Desi Oakley savors pie making in ‘Waitress,’ orchestra does Verdi’s Requiem

HEAD WAITRESS: DESI OAKLEYThe blue collar mother who drives the plot of Waitress never thought she could win a pie-making contest, let alone start a business."She doesn’t even have the capacity to understand that she could do this," said Desi Oakley,...
Published: 04/18/18
5 things to do under $5: Taste of Science talks, free ‘Field of Dreams’ screening

5 things to do under $5: Taste of Science talks, free ‘Field of Dreams’ screening

1 Field of Dreams: Kick off baseball season with Tampa Bay Rays mascots and a movie that makes every baseball fan cry. Raymond and DJ Kitty will be at Tampa Theatre for photos and you can join in a Take Me Out to the Ballpark sing-along on the Mighty...
Published: 04/18/18
Former first lady Barbara Bush dies; Southwest jet blows engine, kills woman; IRS extends deadline after site snafu; more in U.S. news

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies; Southwest jet blows engine, kills woman; IRS extends deadline after site snafu; more in U.S. news

NationEx-first lady Barbara Bush diesBarbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92. A family spokesm...
Published: 04/17/18
German island uncovers silver from era of ‘Bluetooth’; Frenchman doing well with 2nd face transplant; Castro era ends this week; more in world news

German island uncovers silver from era of ‘Bluetooth’; Frenchman doing well with 2nd face transplant; Castro era ends this week; more in world news

RuegenTreasure from era of ‘Bluetooth’Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. A single silver coin was fir...
Published: 04/17/18
American Stage sets the table for a splashy park musical ‘The Producers’

American Stage sets the table for a splashy park musical ‘The Producers’

ST. PETERSBURG ­— Think early evening, daylight saving version. The earth turning away, light fading in Demens Landing Park — everywhere except the stage, which is trying its best to resurrect midday. "It looks like New York City at night," director ...
Published: 04/17/18