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Fake abduction sparks outrage in Washington

Fake abduction sparks outrage in Washington

SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Fennelly: Time for Bolts to show more resiliency

Fennelly: Time for Bolts to show more resiliency

The Lightning made too many mistakes in Game 1 against the Canadiens, and Martin Fennelly says those miscues could prove costly.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Samples collected from oil slick not from missing plane

PERTH, Australia — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil s...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning lose Game 1 to Canadiens in overtime

Lightning lose Game 1 to Canadiens in overtime

Though Tampa Bay twice erased third-period deficits, Dale Weise scored on an open look with 1:52 left in the first overtime session to give Montreal a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at the Forum.
Updated: 4 hours ago
State moves to allow spearfishing in fight against lionfish

State moves to allow spearfishing in fight against lionfish

State officials on Wednesday approved a series of draft rules to combat the menace of lionfish in Florida waters.
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

St. Pete Pride parade gets cooler, moves to sunset

With a Friday concert kicking off the show, the weekend-long event may become an even bigger draw for tourists who want to spend a few days enjoying the city’s restaurants, arts scene and nearby beaches.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays Notes: Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

Rays Notes: Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

Wil Myers batted .185 during the eight-game road trip — .133 in the five games played in Cincinnati and Baltimore. But his bat is not the only cold one in the Rays' lineup.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

Bucs’ McCoy: Will be in camp regardless of contract talk

Even though talks on a long-term deal have yet to begin, Gerald McCoy says he will report to Bucs training camp regardless of his contract status.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Mobster dad had a kinder, gentler side

Mobster dad had a kinder, gentler side

TAMPA — Sandra Lansky was 13 when she first learned her father was notorious.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Clouds, rain return to Tampa area

Clouds, rain return to Tampa area

A front that brought rain on Tuesday will work its way back into the Tampa Bay region today, increasing clouds and — coupled with a low-pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico — create stormy conditions heading into the weekend.
Updated: 5 hours ago