TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Politics

Study: Dolphin deaths appear related to BP oil spill

Study: Dolphin deaths appear related to BP oil spill

Bottlenose dolphin carcasses found in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama had lung and adrenal lesions consistent with petroleum product exposure, said a report authored by 22 researchers. Sarasota’s Mote Marine Lab and the NOAA Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg participated in the study.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Homeless newspaper coming (again) to Tampa

Homeless newspaper coming (again) to Tampa

TAMPA — The homeless in Tampa may once again find themselves in the publishing business.
Published: 05/20/15

Ashley Furniture moving into Centro Ybor offices

TAMPA — National furniture chain Ashley Furniture is planning to move into new offices in Ybor City.
Published: 05/20/15

Hillsborough commissioners reject proposed wage theft ordinance

TAMPA — All five Republicans on the Hillsborough County Commission agreed Wednesday that they dislike wage theft but said they don’t want to hire a new county employee to help workers who are cheated out of their pay....
Published: 05/20/15
Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

NEW LONDON, Conn. — President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security.
Published: 05/20/15
New federal licenses mean cruises to Cuba may be close

New federal licenses mean cruises to Cuba may be close

TAMPA — It has been less than a month since the U.S. Treasury Department approved the first licenses for ferries to carry Americans to Cuba. The ferry companies have not announced what U.S. ports they’ll use and the Cuban government has...
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15
Gov. Scott’s ‘critical needs’ demand gets defiant responses

Gov. Scott’s ‘critical needs’ demand gets defiant responses

When Gov. Rick Scott ordered state agencies to come up with a list of “critical needs” just in case state government shuts down this summer, he got a defiant response from many: Everything we do is critical.
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15
New state law may lead to ‘explosion’ in craft distilling

New state law may lead to ‘explosion’ in craft distilling

TALLAHASSEE — The same measure that made Florida the last state to allow 64-ounce beer containers also included a gift to the state’s craft distillers.
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15

Business pushes hard for favored Hillsborough environment leader

TAMPA — The search for a new director of Hillsborough County’s Environmental Protection Commission has been clouded by questions since Commissioner Al Higginbotham complained publicly he was the subject of aggressive lobbying on behalf ...
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15
Socom must combat narrative of groups including Islamic State, general says

Socom must combat narrative of groups including Islamic State, general says

Inside the cavernous grand ballroom of the Tampa Convention Center, special operations commanders like Army Brig. Gen. Kurt Crytzer told defense industry leaders what they need from those who have flocked to Tampa for the annual Special Operations Fo...
Published: 05/19/15