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Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100; FEMA faulted for failed contracts on hurricane aid; about those ‘threats’ against EPA’s Pruitt; more in U.S. news

Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100; FEMA faulted for failed contracts on hurricane aid; about those ‘threats’ against EPA’s Pruitt; more in U.S. news

NationFake pot kills 3, sickens 100Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in at least 116 others, including a few in four other states. The CDC has alerted doctors nationwide ...
Published: 04/10/18
Israeli defense minister, without proof, claims slain journalist was in Hamas; U.N. says 133K flee eastern Ghouta in Syria; more in world news

Israeli defense minister, without proof, claims slain journalist was in Hamas; U.N. says 133K flee eastern Ghouta in Syria; more in world news

Israel Official tries to justify press slayingIsrael’s defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli forces over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation vehemently denied by the journalist’s family...
Published: 04/10/18
tbt* is returning to its roots — one day a week

tbt* is returning to its roots — one day a week

Dear readers, Back in 2004, tbt* launched in the Tampa Bay area as a free, weekly entertainment and general interest newspaper. We became a daily newspaper delivered to offices and newsstands in 2006. And wow, it’s been fun. The tbt* staff pr...
Published: 04/10/18
3 things to watch this weekend: Park picnics, Mainsail youth, No Shoes Nation

3 things to watch this weekend: Park picnics, Mainsail youth, No Shoes Nation

1 Elaborate picnics: American Stage presents its annual musical in Demens Landing Park, and this year it’s The Producers (read more here). Packing a picnic is one of the best parts of this tradition, and some folks really commit. You’re likely to see...
Published: 04/18/18
New York police ‘arrest’ winter; Fleetwood Mac breaks the chain; Duckworth 1st sitting U.S. senator to give birth; more in U.S. news

New York police ‘arrest’ winter; Fleetwood Mac breaks the chain; Duckworth 1st sitting U.S. senator to give birth; more in U.S. news

New YorkPolice ‘arrest’ winterAn upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest. The Post-Standard reported the Depew Police Department wrote Friday in a humorous Facebook post that it had arreste...
Published: 04/09/18
School bus plunges into gorge, killing 23 kids in India; Palestinian teen faced threats, innuendo in Israeli questioning; more in world news

School bus plunges into gorge, killing 23 kids in India; Palestinian teen faced threats, innuendo in Israeli questioning; more in world news

India School bus plunges into gorge, killing at least 23 childrenA school bus plunged off a mountain road Monday into a deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills, killing 23 children, some as young as 4, officials said. Four adults also died, said Sandee...
Published: 04/09/18
As Florida dramatically slashes arts funding, theaters and museums scramble

As Florida dramatically slashes arts funding, theaters and museums scramble

ST. PETERSBURG — The state of Florida and its arts programs have a complicated relationship.They fight and get back together. They correspond only by email and then only about money. They depend on each other. That, at least, was a plausible descript...
Published: 04/09/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 9-15.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 9-15.

Lorde: You have the Green Light to see the New Zealand pop phenomenon perform at Tampa’s Amalie Arena Wednesday with openers Run the Jewels and Mitski ($35.75-$95.75). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena .com. Sugar Sand Festival: Master sculptors descend o...
Published: 04/06/18
Updated: 04/08/18
Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Season 4 taps into the headlines for tension

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Season 4 taps into the headlines for tension

In the new season of Bosch, Amazon’s bingeworthy series based on Michael Connelly’s crime novels, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch’s daughter asks him, "Were you here for the riots?" Maddie is talking about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, six days of mayhem to...
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Review: Hiaasen’s ‘Assume the Worst’ the graduation speech everyone needs to hear

Review: Hiaasen’s ‘Assume the Worst’ the graduation speech everyone needs to hear

Remember the big speech at your high school graduation?Yeah, me neither. But if it had been the speech in Carl Hiaasen’s new book, Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear, it would have made an impression.Hiaasen couldn’t have given...
Updated one month ago