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Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration o...
Updated: 6 hours ago
U.S. schools ramp up security

U.S. schools ramp up security

WASHINGTON – Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Vintage Volkswagen bus rentals give road trippers a flashback

Vintage Volkswagen bus rentals give road trippers a flashback

PINELLAS PARK — Getting behind the wheel of a vintage 1978 Volkswagen bus for a long jaunt along Florida’s coastal highways can put even the most stressed-out tourist in a different frame of mind.
Updated: 8 hours ago
David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

INDIANAPOLIS — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Free speech rule under fire after ‘satanic Temple’ in Capitol

Free speech rule under fire after ‘satanic Temple’ in Capitol

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s office considered pulling the “Freedom of Speech” provision from rules that govern the use of state buildings, according to a draft document considered by administration attorneys.
Updated: 8 hours ago
St. Petersburg man charged in crash that killed young woman

St. Petersburg man charged in crash that killed young woman

A St. Petersburg man is charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide after an early morning crash that killed a 22-year-old woman.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision

Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision

WEST PALM BEACH – A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa gay film festival moving to St. Pete

Tampa gay film festival moving to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — For the first time in its 25-year history, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will not be held at Tampa Theatre.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa man helping Cubans prepare for onslaught of fishing tourism

Tampa man helping Cubans prepare for onslaught of fishing tourism

TAMPA — If Cuba were marketing itself to American tourists, the ads might feature mojitos on the beach, golf overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and stays at a luxury resort.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Bolts Notes: Stamkos embraces ‘magnitude’ of Lightning’s situation

NEW YORK — Relish the opportunity.
Updated: 10 hours ago