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Veteran sues VA over leftover scalpel; California crews struggle to clear highway; Martin Luther King III calls out Trump; more in U.S. news

Veteran sues VA over leftover scalpel; California crews struggle to clear highway; Martin Luther King III calls out Trump; more in U.S. news

ConnecticutScalpels shouldn’t stick aroundAn Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later,...
Published: 01/15/18
R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries; London honors U.S. Army dog who served in WWII; more in world news

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries; London honors U.S. Army dog who served in WWII; more in world news

BritainHer roar will lingerDolores O’Riordan had one of those voices. It was a lilt with a vicious edge, a warble with a snarl – it was a switch, and when it flicked, the room lit from faint emerald mist to the bloodiest of reds and right back. There...
Published: 01/15/18

What to do in a nuclear attack; Wahlberg to donate $1.5M to Time’s Up; ‘Sell Drugz’ rapper gets jail for selling drugs; more in U.S. news

NationWahlberg will donate $1.5M to Time’s UpOn Saturday, Mark Wahlberg said he will donate the $1.5 million salary he earned reshooting All the Money in the World to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Wahlberg became the center of controversy when i...
Published: 01/14/18
‘No hope’ for Iranian oil tanker’s missing crew; NATO chief says U.N. treaty won’t rid world of nuclear arms; more in world news

‘No hope’ for Iranian oil tanker’s missing crew; NATO chief says U.N. treaty won’t rid world of nuclear arms; more in world news

China‘No hope’ for missing crewAn Iranian oil tanker that collided with another vessel in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than a week sank Sunday, the Chinese Ministry of Transportation said. "There is no hope of finding survivo...
Published: 01/14/18
With Zev Buffman at the creative end, Ruth Eckerd Hall brings Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer to the stage

With Zev Buffman at the creative end, Ruth Eckerd Hall brings Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer to the stage

An actor famous for playing a radio station manager will star this week in the world premiere of a radio play.Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder brings Gary Sandy, who played Andy Travis on WKRP in Cincinnati, to Ruth Eckerd Hall. And the star power was ...
Published: 01/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 15-21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 15-21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrations happen all around Tampa Bay today, including the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Petersburg. It includes 110 units and bands, including Florida A&M and Tuskegee universities, and ends with a Family Fun Da...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/14/18
Here’s how to sing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack at a Tampa library

Here’s how to sing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack at a Tampa library

If you’re already singing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack alone, why not meet like-minded folks and do it together?A Hamilton singalong goes down tonight at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library in Tampa. Fans will gather to sing the entire — y...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Have pro wrestling mania? Central Florida is in the ring

Have pro wrestling mania? Central Florida is in the ring

By Justin Grant tbt* correspondent KISSIMMEE — A masked wrestler named Carrion stands atop the ring, setting up for a devastating shooting-star press onto his rival, Blanco Loco, lying motionless on the mat. Nearby, a family cheers between bi...
Published: 01/11/18
Local craft beer of the week:  Bean Porter, Pinellas Ale Works

Local craft beer of the week: Bean Porter, Pinellas Ale Works

When St. Petersburg’s Pinellas Ale Works held its grand opening in May 2016, it featured a baltic porter treated with vanilla and coffee that proved to be a crowd favorite. The response was so positive that the brewery made another batch of Bean Port...
Published: 01/11/18
Steph Post’s Florida noir ‘Walk in the Fire’ a sizzling sequel to ‘Lightwood’

Steph Post’s Florida noir ‘Walk in the Fire’ a sizzling sequel to ‘Lightwood’

In Steph Post’s new novel, Walk in the Fire, there’s a young aspiring criminal with a gift for astute observation. Asked to describe the tiny Central Florida town of Silas, where much of the book takes place, he says, "You drive through and it’s like...
Published: 01/11/18