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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Politics

Jihadi ebook advises sleeper cells

Jihadi ebook advises sleeper cells

Offering suggestions that terrorism experts say range from troubling to goofy, a new jihadi ebook obtained over the weekend by The Tampa Tribune tells how Islamic sleeper cells can remain under the radar and attack when necessary.
Updated: 3 hours ago

New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Best sites for MacDill ferry landing are worst for environment

TAMPA — A new analysis of potential locations for a high-speed ferry terminal in south Hillsborough County shows that most of the sites pose environmental challenges such as sea grasses or heavy manatee traffic
Updated: 3 hours ago
Council won’t vote on Kriseman plan to let Rays look

Council won’t vote on Kriseman plan to let Rays look

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman’s revised deal to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to look for a new stadium will not go before the City Council any time soon.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Steady crowd, on foot and wheels, enjoys the longer Riverwalk

Steady crowd, on foot and wheels, enjoys the longer Riverwalk

TAMPA - Whether it was the novelty of walking under Kennedy Boulevard drawbridge or picture-postcard blue skies, thousands of people thronged to Riverwalk on the first full weekend after Friday's official opening of the new segment close to Curtis Hi...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

TAMPA — Before Tampa became “Cigar City,” it was a cattle city, sustained by the profits local businessmen earned selling to Cuba when the island nation’s herds fell into decline.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

NEWARK, N.J. - First lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life...
Updated: 15 hours ago
Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

TALLAHASSEE - Barely three months after 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck's father dropped her 60 feet from a bridge into Tampa Bay, lawmakers could soon vote on new legislation aimed at preventing deaths like hers. ...
Published: 03/29/15

Florida Democrats look for a way to end election woes

TALLAHASSEE – U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham hadn’t even been sworn in yet when Democratic Party leaders began talking about her potentially running for governor in 2018.
Published: 03/29/15

Socom tracking money that funds violent extremists

The issue of how violent extremist organizations get their money can't get enough attention. Especially with the growing nexus between groups like the Iranian-backed Hizballah and drug trafficking organizations, who operate in the same shadowy spaces...
Published: 03/29/15