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President Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents t …


Lanes closed, three students injured after school bus collides with semitrailer truck on S.R. 52


FHP brings back 'Arrive Alive' enforcement after spike in serious accidents


  1. Trump's hairstyle inspires name of newly found moth


    In an article published in the journal ZooKeys, Vazrick Nazari explains in pretty clear terms how a new species of moth got its name.

    The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was named "because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump's hairstyle." [Photo courtesy of Vazrick Nazari]
  2. Video: Winter development camp a hit for Rays prospects


    The Rays have 25 of their top prospects - including RHP Brent Honeywell and INFs Willy Adames and Daniel Robertson - at the Trop this week for the 8th annual winter development camp. Here is a video report from photographer Will Vragovic.


  3. Pasco School Board approves new attendance zones for thousands of students


    Thousands of Pasco County students will be going to different schools next fall, after the School Board adopted new attendance boundaries aimed at easing crowding at some campuses and filling open seats at others.

    Parents spoke for nearly two hours Tuesday before the Pasco County School Board voted on new attendance boundaries.
  4. Homelessness among veterans declined through Obama administration efforts (w/video)



    The apartment in Cinnamon Cove on N 15th Street may not look like much, but to Renice "Leon" Freeman, it's a welcome refuge after years on the streets.

    Renice Freeman, 63, who served in the Air Force more than 18 years, credits help from government programs with turning his life around. Once homeless, he landed a place of his own at Cinnamon Cove Apartments. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times ]
  5. Motorcyclist killed in collision with car in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — A 21-year-old man was killed Tuesday after running his motorcycle into the side of another vehicle, according to St. Petersburg police.

  6. Coach Jose Fernandez earns 300th win as USF women rout Memphis


    TAMPA — On an atypical night when they delivered coach Jose Fernandez his 300th career victory, USF's women delivered little else resembling a 3.

    Head coach Jose Fernandez is embraced by guard Enna Pehadzic after improving to 300-228 in his career, all of it at USF.
  7. Photos: Van Morrison plays first of three shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall


    Twenty years after selling out four consecutive shows, Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison returned to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday night for the first of three shows. 



    six-time Grammy winner Van Morrison performs during the first of three concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday.
  8. Tampa police pension fund to pay slain officer's widow $1 million after finding benefits error

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — For years, former Tampa police Officer Ann Williams Thorn wondered whether she was getting a smaller widow's benefit than she deserved for the death of her husband — a fellow officer shot and killed right in front of her in 1975.

    Ann Williams Thorn listens to the reading of a “Roll Call of Honor” of officers who died in the line of duty at a ceremony in 2006. Thorn, then Ann Williams, was an officer herself and was married to Tampa police Officer Anthony Williams when he was shot and killed in front of her during a convenvience store robbery in 1975. KEN HELLE | Times (2006)
  9. Rubio calls Obama's decision on Chelsea Manning 'shameful'


    WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio this evening denounced President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning's prison sentence for leaking classified information.

  10. Rays adding to bullpen, close to signing Shawn Tolleson


    The Rays are making a move to bolster their bullpen as they are close to finalizing a deal with RHP Shawn Tolleson, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

    Shawn Tolleson saved 35 games for the Rangers in 2015 but struggled through a rough 2016 season.

Charlie Crist urges Obama to champion cause of freeing local man

In a letter penned to President Barack Obama in his final week in office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, highlighted the story of a St. Petersburg man he said is wrongly serving prison time....


Bucs' Vernon Hargreaves named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, who started every game in Tampa Bay's 9-7 season, has been named to the Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie Team, the only Bucs player to earn the honor....


Tonya Harding in 1994.

Margot Robbie is unrecognizable in first photos as Tonya Harding

As we already know, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has no issues with roles requiring elaborate costumes, but her latest on-screen look as the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya is simultaneosly subtle and extreme at once....