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The newborn baby princess, born to parents Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, is carried in a car seat by her father from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, in London on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl on Saturday morning. The name of the new born baby princess is not yet announced. [Associated Press]

Kate and William bring home new Princess of Cambridge (w/video)

LONDON — Britain has a new princess. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to an 8-pound, 3-ounce baby girl Saturday morning at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London, with her husband, Prince William, by her side. In a statement, Kensington Palace said that the duchess gave birth at 8:34 a.m. and that "Her  …


    Scott reappoints FDLE, DEP chiefs, who also need Cabinet's OK

    Gov. Rick Scott on Monday reappointed two state agency heads on an interim basis, subject to ratification by the Cabinet at Tuesday's meeting. Scott reappointed FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen and Jon Steverson, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. Neither agency head was confirmed by the Senate in the regular session that adjourned on Friday.
    In his statement announcing the interim reappointments, Scott noted that the newlyt-adopted Cabinet governance guidelines allow for him to name interim appointees subject to Cabinet approval at the next regular Cabinet meeting or at an emergency meeting. By coincidence, Scott and the Cabinet meet Tuesday. Ironically, the governance guidelines Scott cited were inspired by the controversy over the forced retirement of Swearingen's predecessor, who was ousted from his job at FDLE in December.



    That Tampa-Havana connection: Natalie and Shantalie Peraza walk past a mural in Ybor City last week.

    Tampa's efforts to lead in Cuban relations get some national attention

    The New York Times took a close look Sunday at the work of business and political leaders in Tampa to position the city as a future gateway to Cuba....


    Sen. John Legg objects to resolution honoring outgoing FEA president Andy Ford

    Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, released a letter Monday in which he asked the Senate secretary to officially record his opposition to a resolution honoring outgoing Florida Education Association president Andy Ford and his contributions to public education....