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Thursday, Jul 02, 2015

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Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

IVANPAH, Calif. — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small “psychedelic explosions” emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Forest Service recommends taking ‘fire’ out of fireworks

Forest Service recommends taking ‘fire’ out of fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks elicit a lot of oohs and ahhs from those watching, but they’re also a major source of worry for fire officials.
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Rays Notes: Moore pleased with first performance

Rays Notes: Moore pleased with first performance

ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Matt Moore returned to the mound Thursday for the first time in 451 days and said “it felt normal” to resume pitching after his career was interrupted for 14 months by Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery....
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Martin St. Louis hanging up skates after 16 years in NHL

Martin St. Louis hanging up skates after 16 years in NHL

TAMPA — The greatest player in Lightning franchise history, who helped create the greatest moment in franchise history, decided to hang up the skates for good.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through

DURANGO, Colo. – A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Police detain man found in N.C. mall with rifle, ammunition

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

NEW PORT RICHEY — More than 100 veterans packed the Pasco County Commission’s chamber Wednesday for Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ “town hall” meeting.
Updated: 1 hour ago
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.
Updated: 1 hour ago
South Tampa girl has reunited with family, Tampa police say

South Tampa girl has reunited with family, Tampa police say

A 15-year-old South Tampa girl came home to her family Thursday night after being missing for more than a week.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Miss Universe rebukes Trump but won’t give up title

Miss Universe rebukes Trump but won’t give up title

BOGOTA, Colombia – The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn’t giving up her...
Updated: 2 hours ago