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Obama arrives in Havana for historic visit with former enemy

Havana - U.S. President Barack Obama and his family landed in Havana on Sunday for an historic visit that highlights newly warming relations between Cuba and the United States, two longtime Cold War adversaries.

Food stamp use at historic high in Tampa Bay area

Tampa - While politicians talk of an economic recovery, the use of Food Stamps in the Tampa Bay area has reached a new high, with about a half million people taking advantage of federal food compensations as of July, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Photo essay: The RNC that you didn't see Special

Tampa - While in Tampa, Florida I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Republican National Convention and take photos of the people attending this annual convention of Republican supporters.

Four-legged residents of Tampa prepare for hurricane season Special

Tampa - The Florida Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other disaster assistance agencies were not the only ones preparing for Isaac and hurricane season. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay also sprang into action, offering free microchips.

TopFinds: Bad weather threatens Tampa's RNC, shooting shocks NYC

A hurricane may interrupt Tampa Bay's upcoming Republican National Convention. A disgruntled worker kills his target in New York City. A rally in Toronto pits Jews against Muslims. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

Op-Ed: The mystery monkey of Tampa Bay

Tampa - What does a monkey and Tampa Bay have in common? Well, there's a monkey lurking on the streets of Tampa Bay, a mystery monkey just wanting to play.

Leftist militants threaten Tampa bridges and cargo ships

Tampa - In Tampa, the Coast Guard will clear loitering, mooring or anchoring boats that move closer than 50 yards of 15 key Bay-area bridges while the Republican National Convention is in town due to threats by militants.

Hurricane Isaac may hit Tampa Bay Republican National Convention

Tampa - Hurricane Isaac, a tropical storm, is due to hit southeast of Puerto Rico and Florida next week. If it does hit Tampa Bay, then the effects could be devastating.

C-17 Globemaster III mistakenly lands on tiny Tampa airport

Tampa - A massive C-17 Globemaster III aircraft banked steeply over tiny Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands in Tampa; its pilot thought he was descending to land at MacDill Air Force Base where the longest runway is 11,421 feet.

Florida mother dies shielding her daughter from tornado

Venus - A Florida woman died Sunday after a tornado reportedly ripped through her home hurling her and her daughter through the air--landing nearly 200 feet away. Investigators say the woman's lifeless body was found grasping her young daughter to her chest.

Florida prepares for GOP convention and hurricane season

Tampa - Florida officials, along with emergency experts, held a hurricane practice drill Wednesday in the event of a major hurricane hitting the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention this summer.

Op-Ed: Tampa Bay, where roses bloom all year

Now and then we really should stop and smell the roses. Fortunately, the Tampa Bay area has lots of roses, many that bloom year round.

NHL: Leafs win home finale 3-2 over Lightning in overtime Special

Toronto - On a day the Toronto Blue Jays kicked off its 2012 season in Cleveland, the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting ready for its home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What’s the connection you ask?

Cruise ship employee arrested for sex with 16-year-old passenger

Tampa - A man working on a cruise ship was recently arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with an underage teenager after the two met at a stop in Mexico.

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

Bruins edge Lighting, headed to Stanley Cup Final against Canucks

Nathan Horton scored the lone goal and Tim Thomas made 24 saves as the Boston Bruins shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Bruins will now play the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL: Goaltending one of the biggest questions going into Game 7

Before the Bruins-Lightning series started, there was no question Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson were stellar throughout the first two rounds, but so far it's been a back-and-forth battle of ups-and-downs for both goaltenders. Who will take over in Game 7?

NHL: Lighting score five to complete comeback against Bruins

Teddy Purcell scored twice and Simon Gagne added a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Boston Bruins and even the best of seven series at two games apiece.

NHL: Bruins shut out Lightning to take 2-1 series lead

Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for his 2nd career playoff shutout and David Krejci scored the winner as the Boston Bruins edged the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0, pulling ahead 2-1 in the best of seven series.

Tampa Bay Rays' 'DJ Kitty' video goes viral

Florida's Tampa Bay Rays' Major League Baseball team has a new sensation on their hands. It's a cool cat named "DJ Kitty".

Endangered Lemurs born in Florida

Tampa - Busch Gardens is celebrating the birth of two baby lemurs. The births, the first at the park, were greeted with much excitement. The lemur's survival is threatened in their native habitat of Madagascar and are listed as an endangered species.

NFL: The Atlanta Falcons have Another Winning Season

The Atlanta Falcons didn't make the playoffs, but with a win today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Falcons have back to back winning seasons.

NFL: Saints Lose Second Straight Game at Home

The New Orleans Saints lose their second game in a row and second at home as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pull out a close overtime win.

Red Sox Beat The Rays 8-4

The wild card race in the American League is starting to widen. The Tampa Bay Rays fell six games behind the Boston Red Sox for the wild card after losing 8-4.

Travelling along Florida's 'Suncoast' Special

Friday, July 24th was a breezy day with relatively moderate temperatures and a bright sun occasionally shaded by puffy white cumulus clouds.

Tampa Bay area the next great American metropolis

Tampa Bay is America's next great metropolis. The New York Yankees train in Tampa, the Bucs are Super Bowl Champions, and the Lightning Bolts have owned the Stanley Cup. But those sports are just some of the "Rays" of Florida sunshine.

Over 36,000 Fans Watch Tampa Bay Rays' First Playoff Game

If you watch the highlights on ESPN or TSN tonight, don't worry, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Those were real, actual people who filled Tropicana Field down in St. Petersburg this afternoon, to watch their beloved Tampa Bay Rays.

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