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  1. Restaurant review: Let the food and outstanding cocktails at CW's Gin Joint transport you back to the 1920s

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA

    Maybe it's the twinkling chandeliers. All skajillion of them. Or maybe it is the rhythmic syncopation of ice cubes in shiny shakers. It could be the old-timey metal dessert cart with its silver cloches and chafing dishes, or else the chummy-but-menacing tuxedoed guy at the door who gives you the once-over …

  2. Video gives animated tour of new Pier District

    Local Government

    Eager to see what the new Pier District will look like? A new animated video takes you on a bird's eye and close-up tour of the $76 million waterfront attraction.

  3. Restaurant review: 1895 Kitchen Bar Market needs to do a lot more to stand out in downtown Tampa

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA

    Just a block away from CW's Gin Joint, the folks at Urban Juice Co. have retooled, taking the historic Franklin building, one of the city's oldest, erected in 1895, and re-envisioning it in September as 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market, a "Southern comfort bar and kitchen" concept where the cocktails are fueled by …

  4. Is Gilbert Gottfried really that annoying in real life?

    Stage

    A new documentary about comedian Gilbert Gottfried reveals someone more mild-mannered than his stage persona, married with children, verging on dull.

  5. Reasons elusive as Pinellas EMS demand skyrockets

    Public Safety

    When the fire chief asked if anyone in the room had fallen before, a few in the gray- and white-haired crowd raised their hands.

  6. St. Pete takes small steps on the way to sustainability

    Environment

    BY CHARLIE FRAGO

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a big promise made by Mayor Rick Kriseman more than two years ago: Get the Sunshine City to eventually run on 100 percent renewable energy.

  7. PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

    State Roundup

    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is using the controversial topic of sanctuary cities to drum up Republican support in his bid for governor.

  8. Getting around Cuban customs control

    News

    HAVANA, CUBA — Ernesto Machado will never forget that cold morning in 1968 at José Martí International Airport in Havana, when an immigration official seized his parents' gold wedding bands and ripped up his passport.

  9. Struggling Florida citrus growers face tough decisions

    News

    WINTER HAVEN — Although the 2017-18 citrus harvest has barely begun, growers are already planning for the 2018-19 season, and they have critical decisions to make in the coming months that will affect next season's crop and perhaps others in years to come.

  10. New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

    VENTURA, Calif. — Monster fires in Southern California raged for a seventh day on Sunday, edging into Santa Barbara County while leaving residents of neighboring Ventura County to deal with the aftermath of a historic inferno.

  11. American Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

    STOCKHOLM — An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet Sunday night.

  12. Same income, but not taxes, in GOP plan

    Politics

    In most places, a dollar is a dollar. But in the tax code envisioned by Republicans, the amount you make may be less important than how you make it.

  13. Veteran 3B Evan Longoria as uncertain as anyone about Rays' plans

    The Heater

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — Uncertain with all the talk about potentially rebuilding if the Rays would go as far as trading franchise cornerstone 3B Evan Longoria?

    So is he.

  14. Bucs-Lions journal: Backup lineman was most unlikely of targets

    Bucs