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Navy SEAL wounded in Sunday's South Tampa shooting has died

TAMPA — The man shot by the owner of Soho Backyard early Sunday morning died of his injuries late Monday night, Tampa police said. Timothy Martin, 37, was a Navy SEAL who also worked a …


In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast



  1. Trial begins of Tampa teenager accused of murder


    TAMPA — The murder trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting a private security guard during an attempt to steal the man's gun got underway Tuesday, three years after a grand jury handed down its indictment.

  2. Prove you have real Sunshine State smarts: Take round 2 of the True Florida Quiz


    You're reading this, which means you know Florida, which means you know Florida has a legendary case of the crazies. As with all good legends, over time, it can be tough to sort the myths from the truth.

    Josie Hollingsworth | TIMES
  3. Double school impact fee in Pasco, report recommends

    Local Government

    The amount of money a new home buyer pays toward classroom construction should more than double to nearly $10,200, according to a consultant's recommendation to the Pasco School District.

  4. Former Rays ace David Price signs record deal with Red Sox

    The Heater

    The Rays will be seeing plenty of former ace David Price.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) throws a strike to open up the first inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
  5. Tallahassee needs a walk in the woods before sullying state parks


    Should Rick Scott want to quietly contemplate his recent ranking as one of America's least-liked governors, he could always take a walk in a park. One of Florida's award-winning state parks, perhaps.

  6. In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast


    SANTIAGO, Chile — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.

    In this photo taken on April 21, 2015, and released on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, by the Huinay Scientific Center, a dead Sei whale lies in Caleta Buena, in the southern Aysen region of Chile. The coast of southern Chile has turned into a grave for 337 sei whales beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded. [Vreni Haussermann | Huinay Scientific Center via AP]
  7. U.S. sending more special ops forces to fight Islamic State


    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants unleashing violence in Iraq and Syria and determined to hold territory they have seized across the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region. Carter said the U.S. is deploying a new special expeditionary force to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants.  [Associated Press]
  8. Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding


    PARIS — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the participating countries, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home.

    President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Tuesday at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre in Paris. Obama discussed the COP21 climate change summit and the threat of ISIS terrorism. [Associated Press]
  9. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are giving away most of their fortune


    SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, announced Tuesday that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares "during our lives" — holdings currently worth $45 billion — to charity.

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, welcomed a baby daughter on Tuesday as he announced also he would be giving away 99 percent of shares in the company to good causes. [Getty Images]
  10. Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release


    CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video's release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use …

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, right, speaks about first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks on at left. Emanuel announced at a news conference Tuesday that McCarthy has been fired after a public outcry over the handling of the case. [Associated Press]

Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'

NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....


Jameis Winston leaves the field following the Bucs' loss to the Colts.

Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 12 ...

Some technical glitches have us posting later than normal, but another edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast is now online -- Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' loss in Indianapolis and their chance to finish a season sweep of the Falcons back home on Sunday....


Two doctors in the House clash openly over health care policy

Disagreement between two doctors in the Florida House over health policy flared up Tuesday, derailing a bill that would expand pharmacists’ role in health care....