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Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care from Mar-a-Lago

WEST PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his h …

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Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

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New technology helps solve rape case from 1992

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Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

Bar review: Old-timey vibe in c.1949 in Tampa's Lowry Park

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New Restaurants: Suegra Tequila Cantina, The Raven, Grateful Fed Pub

New Restaurants: Suegra Tequila Cantina, The Raven, Grateful Fed Pub

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Review: Museum of Fine Arts takes to the highway with 'Open Road'

Review: Museum of Fine Arts takes to the highway with 'Open Road'

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Review: Alpha Moms fight dirty in HBO's 'Big Little Lies'

Review: Alpha Moms fight dirty in HBO's 'Big Little Lies'

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  1. Two Cents: Lightning's season puts bummer on hockey celebration

    TV and Radio

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Worst celebration

    Jordan
  2. Legendary names Elliott, Earnhardt grab front row at Daytona 500

    Auto racing

    DAYTONA BEACH — It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Chase Elliott toast after Daytona 500 qualifying. Elliott wins the pole; Earnhardt is next to him in Row 1.
  3. 'Super fog' warning for Polk County this morning

    News

    A "super fog" warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday for the southeastern Polk County, where a large brush fire is still smoldering, according to Ric Kearbey, a 10Weather WTSP meteorologist.

  4. Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy

    News

    TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to the Cuban economy this year and next.

    Carnival’s Adonia ship from Miami arrives in Havana, Cuba, on May 2. For 2017 and 2018, 22 voyages are scheduled to Cuba from Port Tampa Bay, which could add millions to the Cuban economy, according to the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.
  5. Alternate history: What wouldn't have happened if Rays had taken Weeks over Young

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE

    We don't know what would have happened had Devil Rays officials gone the other way on what was basically a coin-flip decision and taken Rickie Weeks with the first overall pick in the 2003 draft.

    Rickie Weeks, who is entering his 14th major-league season, is expected to provide some right-handed pop for the Rays.
  6. Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

    World

    HELSINKI — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

    President Donald Trump smiles as he prepares to speak at his  rally at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne on Saturday. [Associated Press]
  7. A few tips for visiting Cuba

    News

    A cruise to Cuba is different than ones to more traditional nations like Mexico and Jamaica.

  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

    Events

    Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

  9. Scientists say they've discovered a 'hidden continent'

    Science

    It's a vast, strange land; its canyons and mountain ranges almost entirely unexplored, its creatures like something out of myth.

    Doubtful Sound, a remote fjord within New Zealand's Fiordland National Park, offers untouched mountain and ocean wilderness. It is home to the world's only alpine parrot, dolphins, seals and more. [Associated Press]
  10. DHS secretary: Trump administration considering 'more streamlined' version of travel ban

    National

    MUNICH - Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Saturday that the Trump administration is considering a new version of the executive order banning travel of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations that would allow travelers who were already on airplanes bound for the United States into the country but would …

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Andrew Gillum. The little-known, 37-year-old mayor of Tallahassee may seem like a longshot for governor, but as the crowd of white Democrats looking at running grows (Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Orlando businessman Chris King, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, lawyer John Morgan of Orlando, among them) the odds of African-American candidate winning the primary where 30 percent of the voters are black seems not so bleak....

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Evan Longoria got in some early work despite the fog.

Port Charlotte report: Rays all together now

After a foggy start to the morning in Port Charlotte, the Rays are set for their first full-squad workout of the spring, taking the field at around 10:30.

Before heading out, there is a meeting in the clubhouse where manager Kevin Cash and front-office officials will address the 65 players in camp.

The highlight - or, if you are a hitter, lowlight - of the day will live batting practice, starting around 12:10, with flamethrowing Jose Alvarado and Ryne Stanek among the pitchers scheduled for work.

Check back later for updates....

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After many delays, Disney's Rivers of Light nighttime show finally opened at Animal Kingdom this week.

Review: Disney's Rivers of Light show turns on the H2-oh!

Last spring, Disney’s Animal Kingdom teased the media with a brief preview of Rivers of Light, a theatrical show  that carried the promise — and the burden — of being a signature event designed to keep guests into the park’s new evening hours. Disney anticipated a summer opening....

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