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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Politics

Ybor City native had fleeting fame in pre-Castro Cuba

Ybor City native had fleeting fame in pre-Castro Cuba

TAMPA — When Tampa comedian Jack Espinosa and Nat King Cole were booked on the same Cuban television show in the 1950s, Espinosa was the headliner.
Updated: 2 hours ago

In Tampa, the voters speak

With popular Mayor Bob Buckhorn facing only a write-in opponent, there was little drama and, sadly, little interest, in this year’s city of Tampa elections.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Buckhorn, council members win; Toledo, Maniscalco in runoff

Buckhorn, council members win; Toledo, Maniscalco in runoff

TAMPA — Bob Buckhorn will have the platform of a second term as Tampa mayor should he move ahead with a possible statewide run in 2018.
Updated: 2 hours ago
In reversal of fortune, record year expected for Gasparilla film fest

In reversal of fortune, record year expected for Gasparilla film fest

TAMPA — Six months ago, the ninth annual Gasparilla International Film Festival was in peril.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Session opens with broad agreement on all but Medicaid

Session opens with broad agreement on all but Medicaid

TALLAHASSEE — Hundreds of people gathered in the Capitol on Tuesday to hear speeches from Gov. Rick Scott and top lawmakers underlying their policy priorities at the start of the 2015 legislative session.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Senate passes bill on reporting of racing dog injuries

Senate passes bill on reporting of racing dog injuries

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed its first bill of the 2015 legislative session, a measure that requires the reporting of racing greyhound injuries.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Corcoran forms political committee: Empower Pasco Citizens

NEW PORT RICHEY — State Rep. Richard Corcoran, who has championed a move to make Pasco a charter county, formed a political committee Tuesday and moved $100,000 into the fund....
Updated: 7 hours ago
Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

TAMPA — For David Petraeus, the slide down from the top apparently began in early August 2011, when he returned home after serving as the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress today and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb....
Updated: 8 hours ago

GOP: House to vote on Homeland bill without conditions

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration...
Updated: 13 hours ago