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Eric Lynn drops congressional bid in Pinellas, will run for state House

Eric Lynn is dropping out of his congressional race to succeed David Jolly and instead will run for state House, in the Democratic-leaning district to be vacated by Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg …

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State receives just one letter supporting retreat from anti­dis­crim­i­na­tion rules for LGBT foster children

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  1. Paul Tash: Times' purchase of Tampa Tribune means one newspaper for all of Tampa Bay

    Business

    For those who care about newspapers and the vital role they play in civic life, this is an important day.

    Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of Times Publishing, announced that the Tampa Bay Times has purchased the Tampa Tribune.
  2. Tampa Bay Times purchases Tampa Tribune

    Business

    TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper in the Tampa Bay region.

    The Tampa Tribune was purchased Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Times. The final edition of the 123-year-old  Tribune as a standalone newspaper was published Tuesday. [Times photo]
  3. For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

    Blogs

    The Dodgers tonight make their visit to the Trop since 2007, but they have several familiar faces — ex-Rays OF Carl Crawford, LHP J.P. Howell and LHP Scott Kazmir, along with top baseball executive Andrew Friedman.

    Matt Moore will start for the Rays tonight.
  4. Father of Scientology leader: Church is 'manipulative, coercive and, in my mind, evil'

    Special Topics

    Ron Miscavige begins his story in the summer of 2013, when a police officer from a small Milwaukee suburb showed up at his door to tell him the Church of Scientology had been following him.

    Ron Miscavige, 80, left the Church of Scientology in 2012 after 27 years on staff. He first brought his family into Scientology more than 40 years ago. [St. Martin's Press]

  5. Eric Lynn drops congressional bid in Pinellas, will run for state House

    State Roundup

    Eric Lynn is dropping out of his congressional race to succeed David Jolly and instead will run for state House, in the Democratic-leaning district to be vacated by Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg. He faces a primary challenge from St. Petersburg attorney Ben Diamond.

    Eric Lynn, photographed Sept. 1, 2015, in St. Petersburg, is droppoing his bid for Congressional District 13. Lynn is a St. Petersburg High School alum. Lynn is a democrat. (MONICA HERNDON   |   Times)

  6. In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

    Blogs

    When Dish technicians aren't busy installing satellite TV services in people's homes, they'll be making house calls to replace iPhone batteries and broken screens.

    The new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is on display following a June11 news conference in San Francisco. Best Buy will sell the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets at some of its retail stores starting Saturday.
  7. Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

    Blogs

    Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25.

    Until Anton Stralman practices with the full team and does contract drills, it's hard to envision him playing in his first game in more than a month.
  8. 16-year-old feels blessed for musical opportunities in her young life

    Religion

    WEEKI WACHEE — Sixteen-year-old Princess Carr believes her life is blessed, and she credits God with being behind the good that has come her way.

    On Saturday, 16-year-old Princess Carr will provide inspirational entertainment at Spring Hill Aglow’s annual mother/daughter lunch.
  9. Power out in parts of downtown Clearwater

    Business

    CLEARWATER — More than 2,800 individuals and business are without power in downtown Clearwater. The reason for the outage is not known, but power is expected to be restored by 2 p.m. today, according to Duke Energy customer service. The outage occurred about 12:15 p.m.

  10. Pressed by members of Congress, Florida officials offer deeper explanation for drop in HIV cases

    State Roundup

    After weeks without answering questions on controversial revisions to the state HIV count, the Florida Department of Health has released more detailed information on how the state tallies new cases.

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Until Anton Stralman practices with the full team and does contract drills, it's hard to envision him playing in his first game in more than a month.

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25....

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Matt Moore will start for the Rays tonight.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

The Dodgers tonight make their visit to the Trop since 2007, but they have several familiar faces — ex-Rays OF Carl Crawford, LHP J.P. Howell and LHP Scott Kazmir, along with top baseball executive Andrew Friedman....

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