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Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement and will fix or buy back cars

Volkswagen will settle its emissions scandal case for $14.7 billion, the largest payout by an automaker to consumers in U.S. history, in an agreement set to be formally announced this morning, acc …


Florida Aquarium plays role in historic Cuba talks this week


Rays pound Red Sox to end 11-game losing streak


  1. Pedestrian killed while crossing Court Street in Clearwater


    CLEARWATER — A man was killed after he was struck by one car and run over by another while crossing the street, Clearwater police said late Monday.

  2. Rays pound Red Sox to end 11-game losing streak

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — There were two-run singles and two-run doubles and five RBIs from Nick Franklin, who also hit a two-run homer. There was a shutdown inning by a Rays starting pitcher. There was a five-run lead. A nine-run lead.

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Taylor Motter (38) high fives Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali (19) after scoring on the two run double by by Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Nick Franklin (2) in the first inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, June 27, 2016.
  3. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant headline U.S. Olympic basketball roster


    LeBron James won't be there. Neither will Steph Curry, Chris Paul or James Harden.

  4. Fennelly: Rays' unraveling put on hold with rout of Red Sox

    The Heater


    Win, win, win.

    Nobody is changing the lock to Rays manager Kevin Cash's office.

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) celebrates his two run home run with Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Tim Beckham (1) in the third inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, June 27, 2016.
  5. Michelle Obama begins three-nation trip with visit to Liberia to advocate for girls' education


    Michelle Obama was greeted by traditional dancers wearing red, white and blue as she arrived on Monday in Liberia — the first stop of a three-nation tour promoting girls' education around the world, the cause she plans to carry on after she leaves the White House in January.

    First lady Michelle Obama meets with Peace Corps members in Kakata, Liberia, on Monday. Obama announced that USAID would begin work on programs to improve living conditions for women and girls in Liberia.
  6. Rays' Silverman 'dissatisfied,' not ready to sell

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman said he was "very dissatisfied" with the team's play this season, but he offered his support Monday for manager Kevin Cash and stated his faith in his ballclub in the wake of the 0-for-7 road trip that extended the Rays' losing …

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16) with president of baseball operations Matt Silverman before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, April 4, 2016.
  7. Lightning makes qualifying offers to Killorn, Kucherov, several others

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The Lightning issued qualifying offers Monday to most of its remaining restricted free agents, including wings Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) beats Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) to score his second goal to tie the game at 2 to 2 during second period action of game one of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday (04/13/16).
  8. High court overturns former Virginia governor's conviction


    WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday threw out the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it tougher to prosecute elected officials accused of corruption.

  9. Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty


    Investor jitters over the economic fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.

    Trader Jeffrey Lucchesi works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning. Stocks opened lower on Wall Street following bigger losses in Europe as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. [Associated Press]
  10. Deputies warn: Credit card skimmer found at Dunedin Mobil gas station


    DUNEDIN — A credit card skimmer was found on a pump at a gas station last week, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office released this photo of a credit card skimmer recently found at a Dunedin gas station. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]

Panel clears prison whistleblower of internal investigation

A Department of Corrections whistleblower who was demoted after accusing his bosses of covering up inmate abuse and agency corruption was cleared of wrongdoing Monday as a panel of law enforcement officers unanimously ruled he was wrongly targeted....


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....


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