3 Florida teens in stolen vehicle die in violent crash

ST. PETERSBURG | Florida authorities said three teenagers — one 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds — stole a sport utility vehicle, sped away from officers and died in a fiery, violent crash early Sunday morning.

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Cruise ships, passengers, pivot in shooting aftermath

FORT LAUDERDALE | For many flight passengers arriving Friday in Fort Lauderdale, it was supposed to be the start of an idyllic week cruising the Caribbean. Then, the deadly shooting in baggage claim happened. Cruises have gone forward — but not without delays, arrangements for traumatized travelers and some dampening of the usual atmosphere.

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Ex-Gov. Crist aims for political comeback

ST. PETERSBURG | It’s a sunny fall day at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg, and Charlie Crist is in his element.

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Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

TAMPA — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida.

At least that’s what officials and representatives of the... Read more

Tampa Bay Times buys Tampa Tribune, ends decades-old rivalry

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune... Read more

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker

ST. PETERSBURG — Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a... Read more

Hogan trial enters 2nd week with more salacious testimony

ST. PETERSBURG — As testimony in the Hulk Hogan sex video trial entered its second week, the case with serious legal implications was once... Read more

Media companies want Hulk Hogan records unsealed

ST. PETERSBURG — A group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public.

Hogan, a... Read more

Bondi wants quicker processing of untested Florida rape kits

TAMPA — Attorney General Pam Bondi says thousands of untested rape kits are sitting in the evidence rooms of law enforcement agencies across... Read more

Image of dead child on beach haunts, frustrates the world

The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

It captures everything we don’t want to see when we tap our... Read more

Day boy shot his brothers just an ordinary day

ST. PETERSBURG — The moments before 12-year-old Kevin Pimentel shot his two brothers were routine — the stuff that school nights are made of... Read more

Police: 5-year-old girl was alive when father dropped her off bridge into water

ST. PETERSBURG — Five-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was likely alive when her father dropped her over a bridge railing, sending her into the waters... Read more

Pastor, church employee among three killed

BRADENTON — A Florida man killed his wife and another woman Thursday, then headed to the church where his wife worked and fatally shot the... Read more

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