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Injured Man Allegedly Steals Ambulance To Drive To The Hospital

Posted 03.01.2012 | Weird News

It was an emergency. That excuse might sometimes get you out of a speeding ticket, but Hubert Lee Credit couldn't justify allegedly stealing an am...

Rick Scott Appears Confused On Florida Geography

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appeared confused about the Tampa Bay region, the state's second largest metropolitan area, in an informal meeting with report...

Seniors Face Foreclosure After Making Mortgage Payment Too Early

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

A senior couple in Pasco County, Florida is facing the prospect of foreclosure. But the reason doesn't have to do with missed mortgage payments. This ...

Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?

University Of Tampa Has Never Had A Tenured African-American Professor

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

History and geography professor George F. Botjer, 73, is white, and he is committed to racial justice. These two factors shaped the professor's career...

What Would Jonathan Swift Think of Jack Black's Gulliver?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

When director Rob Letterman took certain liberties in updating the tale to click with a younger, modern audience, did he stray too far from the original Swift story?

Blind Anger: Balloon Boy Dad is Full of Hot Air (VIDEO)

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The shamelessly self-promoting father of the "Balloon Boy" Hoax is making another grab at the limelight. He is doing it by trying to sell us painted sticks for charity.

Jason Linkins

St. Petersburg Times Responds With Moving Obit After Insensitive Comments Mar Death Notice | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sometimes, the smallest lines defended by journalists are among the most important ones. Properly blowing up on the Internet today is an obituary of Neil Alan Smith, written by Andrew Meacham of the St. Petersburg Times.

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott, Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Assailed By St. Petersburg Times In Editorial | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The St. Petersburg Times hammers Florida gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott today in an editorial that describes him as "deceitful" and "heartless."

PolitiFact Embraces Equivocation, the Truth Gets Squeezed

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After documenting why my claim that Halliburton had defrauded taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq" was true, rated the statement "Half True." It's worth returning to the scene of the crime to see what we can conclude from PolitiFact's conclusion.

Conservative Blogger Sides With Church of Scientology Over Real World

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Daily Mail blogger Don Surber to the contrary, there are plenty of reasons for the St. Petersburg Times to be disinclined to cooperate with the Church of Scientology.

Vern Buchanan Facing 14 Lawsuits For Auto Dealership Practices

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Flush with cash and buoyed by a big reelection victory last fall, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan seemed a prime Republican contender for U.S. senator or Flor...

Octomom Twitters While Giving Birth to Global Pandemic

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

It's important to create a viable financial model for online news delivery so journalists who research and report the real stories, stories that impact our lives, can continue their work and be compensated for it.