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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news

Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrats could vote down Zika bill today

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators on Tuesday are poised to defeat a House-passed Zika bill that has come under criticism for what Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and others say are poison pills. …


World of Beer in downtown St. Pete closed, has uncertain future


Clearwater officer shoots at car, prompting question: When should police fire on moving vehicles?


  1. Review: 'The Legend of Tarzan' will leave you feeling Cheetah'd


    Him Tarzan, me disappointed.

    Could things turn out any other way for The Legend of Tarzan? The lord of the jungle is a century-old superhero as invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and an early template for Hollywood's insensitive racial and gender representations. Not to mention the occasional animal …

    Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard in "The Legend of Tarzan." (Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros. Entertainment/TNS)
  2. First baby delivered in Florida with Zika-related microcephaly


    Doctors have delivered the first baby in Florida with Zika-related microcephaly, state health officials said Tuesday.

    Aan Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. [Associated Press]
  3. Here's the latest on Pinellas principal changes


    The Pinellas County School Board approved two more principal appointments at their Tuesday board meeting.

    Tzeporaw Sahadeo,  a former Hillsborough education and educational consultant, will become the principal of Sandy Lane Elementary
  4. Gas prices reach record low just in time for July 4 holiday weekend


    Motorists who plan to hit the road for the Independence Day holiday weekend can take advantage of the lowest summer gas prices in 11 years.

  5. Clearwater officer says goodbye to his 'faithful partner' and protector K-9 dog Major

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Major, a K-9 unit dog, was a fierce protector.

    Major, a K-9 unit dog for Clearwater police, was put down on Friday. His partner, Sgt. Michael Spitaleri, wrote a heartfelt letter to say goodbye to the beloved pup. (Clearwater Police Department)
  6. Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after six kids killed; here's what you need to know


    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.

  7. Ribfest 2016 lineup: Huey Lewis and the News, the Doobie Brothers, Chris Young and more


    Smell that? The Northeast Exchange Club is cooking up plans for Ribfest 2016 -- and the first few bands on the lineup have just been announced.

  8. One thing Rubio can't hate about Washington: Campaign cash


    Marco Rubio may talk down Washington, but establishment Washington's big money will play a key role in his re-election campaign beginning Wednesday.

    Washington lines up for Marco Rubio
  9. Tim Tebow comforts family on plane when man suffers heart attack

    Human Interest

    JACKSONVILLE — When a man suffered an apparent heart attack on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, Tim Tebow emerged from the first-class section and helped comfort his family.

    When a man suffered a heart attack on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, Tim Tebow emerged from the first-class section and helped comfort his family. [Photo from video]
  10. Clinton super PAC ads in Florida paint Trump as hostile to women


    More Florida ads from the pro-Clinton Priorities USA, this time, a digital campaign geared at women.

Gov. Scott seeks CDC help after Zika strikes first Florida infant

Gov. Rick Scott sought intervention from the Centers for Disease Control Tuesday after the Department of Health confirmed the first case of a Florida infant with Zika-related microcephaly....


For starters: Matt Silverman on security of Kevin Cash and state of Rays; lineups for tonight vs BoSox

Rays president of baseball ops Matt Silverman addressed the media this afternoon and talked about the state of the team, which after 11 straight losses, isn’t very good....


Ringside: Jameis Winston takes in WWE Raw in Tampa