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House GOP targets Obama-era rule on public lands

House GOP targets Obama-era rule on public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to overturn Obama-era rules on the environment and education as GOP lawmakers seek to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during the past eight years of a Democratic president. The House voted, 234-186, to repeal a rule that […]

Toddler dies after being left in hot car in Miami

Toddler dies after being left in hot car in Miami

PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — Police say a toddler has died after being left for more than an hour in a hot car outside a South Florida home. Miami-Dade police said in a news release on Tuesday that Samuel J. Schnall, who turned 1 on Jan. 20, died at a hospital […]

Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut junior Eric Cruz Lopez is barred from applying for government student financial aid, so he’s taking a year off from college to work and earn enough money to complete his education. Lopez doesn’t have legal immigration status; an executive order from former President […]

Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in southern Louisiana

Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in southern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour and made a […]

The Patriots‘ most miraculous Super Bowl 51 accomplishment

The New England Patriots did the impossible Sunday. No, it wasn‘t coming back from a 28-3 deficit. No, it wasn‘t winning the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. No, it wasn‘t winning their fifth Super Bowl. As impressive as all of those things were, it doesn‘t compare with this: […]

Unfinished business at state for Newsome, Holy Names

They have different styles in different classifications — Newsome in Class 5A and Academy of the Holy Names in Class 2A — but they also have poignant things in common. Both remain steaming mad about losing in last year‘s respective state soccer semifinals, and … Both are back. Both also […]

Nashville company buys Crescent Westshore in Tampa for $80 million

TAMPA — With Tampa Bay‘s apartment market still going strong even as lenders start to tighten up, a Nashville-based company has bought one of the area‘s newest apartment complexes for $80 million. Crescent Communities sold its 374-unit Crescent Westshore to Nicol Investment Co., which plans to rename and rebrand the […]

Twitter‘s going to start weeding out abusive tweets before you see them

Twitter knows it has a problem with online abuse, and on Tuesday it announced three more changes it‘s making to help users deal with it. The social network said in a blog post that it‘s cracking down even more on repeat abusers who make new accounts to continue trolling people […]

Sorry, Tampa, latest Super Bowl dethrones you as best ever (w/poll)

No sooner had Tom Brady deflated Atlanta than talk of the Patriots‘ comeback began soaring toward the crest of Super Bowl lore. Perhaps the only thing more stunning than New England‘s rally was that #GreatestSuperBowlEver didn‘t immediately trend on Twitter, the hub of kneejerk reactions. Instead of recklessly proclaiming the […]

National preseason honor doesn‘t faze University of Tampa 2B Laz Rivera

National preseason honor doesn‘t faze University of Tampa 2B Laz Rivera

TAMPA — It‘s a distinction that could be unnerving, flattering, distracting and humbling — all at once. But when University of Tampa senior second baseman Laz Rivera was named ‘s Preseason National Player of the Year for NCAA Division II, he barely changed expression. "It‘s always nice to get recognition, […]