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USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

TAMPA — A University of South Florida team has developed and patented a compound that has shown success in treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, the most common cause of infectious diseases and deaths in t...
Updated: 8 hours ago
4K HDTVs fill electronics stores ahead of Super Bowl

4K HDTVs fill electronics stores ahead of Super Bowl

These are good times for TV aficionados who feel “high-definition” just isn’t high-def enough.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Scaled-down Fantasy of Flight to reopen Friday

Scaled-down Fantasy of Flight to reopen Friday

Fantasy of Flight, which closed its doors to the public in March, will reopen on Friday with a scaled-down museum, the attraction announced today.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Judge sets Aug. 24 trial date for Pasco theater shooting suspect

Judge sets Aug. 24 trial date for Pasco theater shooting suspect

DADE CITY — A trial for Curtis Reeves, the retired Tampa police captain who shot to death Chad Oulson during movie previews last January, has been set to begin Aug. 24.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

CLEARWATER — A Tampa man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge along the causeway leading to the Sunshine Skyway will have more mental health screenings.
Updated: 10 hours ago
As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa – Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Fed must boost infrastucture funding for ports, officials say

TAMPA — Like it or not, the United States is part of an ever-expanding global economy and the federal government needs to ramp up its infrastructure funding to more efficiently move freight in and out of the nation’s ports, maritime off...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras concert lineup includes Kelly Clarkson, Band Perry

Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras concert lineup includes Kelly Clarkson, Band Perry

Universal Studios Orlando rounded out the lineup for its 2015 Mardi Gras concerts today by adding “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips and the pop-rap duo MKTO to the list, the theme park announced.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

TAMPA — The party at the end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway is over, at least for now.
Updated: 11 hours ago