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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Politics

Head of embattled Hillsborough school transportation quits

Head of embattled Hillsborough school transportation quits

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district’s general manager of transportation, John Franklin, resigned Tuesday.
Updated: 21 mins ago
Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Officials hope the International India Film Academy’s “Bollywood Oscars,” which begins today, attracts more conferences to the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pasco man, behind CIA interrogation program, defends actions

Pasco man, behind CIA interrogation program, defends actions

The man widely considered to be an architect of the CIA’s controversial enhanced interrogation techniques program is a retired Air Force psychologist living in Land O’ Lakes who likens the use of waterboarding and other methods now cons...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg say cities will cooperate to help start-ups

Mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg say cities will cooperate to help start-ups

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn joined St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the leaders of the Tampa region’s four technology incubators at a forum focused on how to pump more support -- both monetary and moral -- into the region’s growing market of tech start-ups.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Florida health agency still awaiting release of VA info

A series of surprise election-year inspections of VA medical facilities by officials from the state Agency for Health Care Administration have resulted in the release of none of the information being sought from VA officials, according to a letter fr...
Updated: 13 hours ago

House clears bill to ban insurers from gun-based premiums

TALLAHASSEE — With supporters pointing to Second Amendment rights, the Florida House on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that seeks to prevent insurers from denying coverage or increasing rates based on customers owning guns or ammunition...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Mormon-affiliated group buys 143 acres in Hillsborough for farming

TAMPA — A non-profit corporation affiliated with the Mormon Church has purchased 143 acres of state-owned land in south Hillsborough County that the corporation says will be used for agriculture.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Crist won’t back down from support for national health care

Crist won’t back down from support for national health care

TALLAHASSEE – Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist set himself up today for another round of attacks over the president’s health overhaul from Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign team – repeatedly calling the nation&...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Uber tries last-ditch push to enter Florida markets

Uber tries last-ditch push to enter Florida markets

TALLAHASSEE — Uber, the hired-car service summoned through a smartphone app, made another push Tuesday to enter more of the heavily regulated Florida urban market.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Cape Coral legislator Eagle faces DUI charge

Cape Coral legislator Eagle faces DUI charge

TALLAHASSEE — A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say.
Updated: 18 hours ago