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N.C. State buries UCF at Bitcoin Bowl

N.C. State buries UCF at Bitcoin Bowl

UCF might be familiar with Tropicana Field, but the Knights have only had one successful trip to St. Petersburg.
Updated: 2 hours ago
With wins tougher to get, Bolts must show intensity now

With wins tougher to get, Bolts must show intensity now

TAMPA — Not that winning any game in the NHL is an easy task, but early in the season, the Lightning stockpiled wins and points to dance to the front of the conga line headed toward the playoffs.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Scott gets ready for a low-key inauguration

Scott gets ready for a low-key inauguration

TALLAHASSEE — Fresh off his statewide “jobs jamboree” victory tour, Gov. Rick Scott is getting ready to be sworn in for a second term.
Updated: 2 hours ago
History Center harbors 65,000 artifacts from region’s past

History Center harbors 65,000 artifacts from region’s past

Locked inside a 5,000-square-foot room in a wing of the Tampa Bay History Center that the public can’t visit are an estimated 65,000 historic artifacts.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hellos and farewells marked Tampa area’s sports year

Hellos and farewells marked Tampa area’s sports year

Heading into the last New Year’s Eve, they were off the radar and out of the headlines.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Despite numbers, Wisconsin RB seems to be haunted by bad timing

Despite numbers, Wisconsin RB seems to be haunted by bad timing

TAMPA — Wisconsin junior running back Melvin Gordon, almost more than anyone, could savor his success Friday when he arrived in town to begin preparations for next Thursday afternoon’s Outback Bowl matchup with the Auburn Tigers....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Cuban stepfather, son risk lives at sea for freedom

Cuban stepfather, son risk lives at sea for freedom

MIAMI — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Two injured when pickup goes into Hillsborough pond

Two injured when pickup goes into Hillsborough pond

One man was seriously injured Friday night when he lost control of his pickup truck and drove into a retention pond in Riverview, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 hours ago

N. Korea calls Obama ‘monkey,” blames U.S. for hacking

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.”
Updated: 3 hours ago
Mayor, thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain N.Y. officer

Mayor, thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain N.Y. officer

NEW YORK — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner in a brazen daytime shooting a week ago.
Updated: 3 hours ago