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Superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. (w/video)

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official …

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Mystery remains after arrest in killing of FSU law professor Daniel Markel

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Carlton: Ex-top cop Jane Castor as Tampa's next mayor? It could happen

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  1. Bed bugs invade classrooms at USF

    College

    TAMPA — The University of South Florida is dealing with an infestation of bed bugs.

    Several classrooms are closed off to students as they are treated for a bed bug infestation at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. [ZACK WITTMAN  |  TIMES]
  2. Mary Anne Hamilton, a relative of Alexander Hamilton, gets the trip of a lifetime

    Human Interest

    As the lights came up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, Aaron Burr was rapping ruminations about his rival, Alexander Hamilton.

    Mary Anne Hamilton, 82, Seminole, poses with photos of her late husband, Laurens Morgan Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton memorabilia at her condo. Her late husband was the great- great- grandson of Alexander Hamilton and the grandson of J.P. Morgan. She recently saw the musical Hamilton and met Lin-Manuel Miranda, the shows playwright, lyricist, and actor who plays Hamilton. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times

  3. 100 things about 100 Indianapolis 500s

    Auto racing

    Sunday marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, although it's not the 100th anniversary of the event. That came in 2011, because five previous races were canceled due to World War I (1917-18) and World War II (1942-45).

    FILE - In this May 31, 1982, file photo, Gordon Johncock (20) and Rick Mears (1) race in the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis. Johncock beat Mears by 0.16 second. (AP Photo/File) NYPK313
  4. Rubio taking heat for getting behind Donald Trump

    Blogs

    Marco Rubio’s backing of Donald Trump, even if not 100 percent, has upset some of his supporters. Today Philip Klein, managing editor of the Washington Examiner, knocks Rubio as unprincipled.

    “That is, far from being an inspirational moral leader, Rubio has shown himself to be …

  5. Jeff Atwater: Please, Marco Rubio, 'answer our call' and run for Senate

    Blogs

    Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a Republican who may well have cleared the field of any primary challenger had he run for U.S. Senate, has met with every leading Republican running and says he admires all of them. That said, he really wants Marco Rubio to  "pull aside some quiet time and contemplate" running …

  6. Marlins Fernandez takes aim at Rays mascot Raymond

    Blogs

    Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez has no issues taking aim at any target - and that includes the Rays furry blue mascot Raymond.

    Fernandez, a product of Tampa's Alonso High, plunked Raymond with a pitch when he ventured too close to the visitors bullpen during warmups for Thursday's game.

    "He was all …

  7. Is your car now on the list? Eight automakers recall another 12M vehicles for Takata air bags

    Autos

    DETROIT — Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

    Visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.  Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.
Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the government. [Associated Press]
  8. Forecasters give Atlantic system a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm (w/map)

    Hurricanes

    An area of low pressure over the Atlantic Ocean continued to become better organized Thursday night, and on Friday morning National Hurricane Center forecasters gave it a 90 percent chance of growing into a named storm by Saturday.

  9. To cut wait times, VA wants nurses to act like doctors

    Veterans

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs would dramatically expand the authority of nurses to treat patients without a doctor's supervision in a controversial proposal by the country's largest health-care system.

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald drew bipartisan criticism after comparing the waiting times for veterans receiving medical care to standing in line for a ride at Disney. [Jabin Botsford | New York Times]
  10. Officials took pains to grant Hillary Clinton email access

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — State Department officials took pains to accommodate Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary, according to newly released testimony by a career agency official.

    Hillary Clinton, shown during a campaign event Thursday in San Francisco, was offered a "stand-alone" computer near her office that would let her access the Internet without entering a password or logging into the department's network as other employees are required to do, according to a career agency official. [Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]

Rubio taking heat for getting behind Donald Trump

Marco Rubio’s backing of Donald Trump, even if not 100 percent, has upset some of his supporters. Today Philip Klein, managing editor of the Washington Examiner, knocks Rubio as unprincipled.

“That is, far from being an inspirational moral leader, Rubio has shown himself to be more of an opportunistic politician with his finger to the wind. He latched on to the Tea Party energy when he needed it to launch a long-shot Senate bid against an establishment figure in 2010. He embraced the idea of comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 in the wake of a GOP "autopsy" suggesting it was necessary to win in a changing electorate, but then downplayed it as it became a hindrance to his presidential campaign. Now he's desperate to reconcile his past words about Trump — from just over two months ago — with his political need to fall in line behind his party's nominee.”...

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Steven Stamkos hasn't played since Mar. 31, undergoing surgery April 4 to repair a blood clot in his collarbone area.

Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

Steven Stamkos is back.

The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome....

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Rays mascot Raymond was targeted Thursday by Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. "He was all over my business,'' Fernandez said. "I'm trying to concentrate. It was a little change-up that came out of my hand. Just part of the game, man. This is a game and I love to have fun.''

Marlins Fernandez takes aim at Rays mascot Raymond

Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez has no issues taking aim at any target - and that includes the Rays furry blue mascot Raymond....

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