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  1. Lawmakers seal deal on $1 trillion government-wide funding bill

    National

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to …

  2. At least 14 killed by storms, flooding in South and Midwest (w/video)

    Weather

    CANTON, Texas — At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. 

  3. Odessa wild fire mostly contained after battle with fast-growing flames

    Fire

    ODESSA — Firefighters beat down a 40-acre, wind-fueled wildfire Sunday that affected traffic on State Road 54 and forced the closure of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.

  4. Undrafted ex-Nature Coast Tech RB Matt Breida gets free agent deal with 49ers

    College

    SPRING HILL

    Thirteen hours into the biggest event of his life, Matt Breida began to accept what seemed inevitable.

  5. Are Rays asking too much of closer Alex Colome?

    Sports

    TORONTO — There were a lot of words and some not-so-subtle messages that rose from the rubble of the Rays' latest collapse, when what looked to be an inspiring Sunday win turned into another staggering late loss, 3-1 to the Blue Jays.

  6. Fennelly: St. Anthony's Triathlon is about fun, family from first place to last

    Running

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sunday, the 34th annual St. Anthony's Triathlon held another county fair downtown. No matter your time, it was a good time.

  7. Rays journal: Chris Archer denies intent, Blue Jays have doubts

    The Heater

    TORONTO — Rays starter Chris Archer's actions Sunday sure seemed to indicate he was sending a well-received message to his teammates in sailing his first pitch to Jose Bautista behind the Toronto slugger's back, avenging teammate Steven Souza Jr. being hit on Saturday.

    But his …

  8. Trump's 'very friendly' talk with Duterte stuns aides and critics alike

    National

    WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, the U.S. leader's national security aides saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders. Trump, characteristically, had his own ideas.

  9. Cameron Dye wins third straight St. Anthony's Triathlon

    Running

    ST. PETERSBURG — At 7 a.m. Sunday, a long, steady stream of more than 3,000 athletes began charging into the waters off Spa Beach and proceeded through the swimming, cycling and running of the 30-plus miles of the St. Anthony's Triathlon.

  10. Hacker's theft of new season of 'Orange Is the New Black' portends a TV crisis

    Science

    WASHINGTON — After stealing and releasing 10 episodes of the fifth season of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black a month before its planned premiere, a hacking group is threatening to release shows by four other networks unless the networks pay a ransom.

  11. Editorial: Homestead vote tests Florida Senate

    Editorials

    The Florida Senate traditionally has been where bad ideas are killed, common sense prevails and independent thinking rules. That reputation will be tested Monday when the Senate votes on a misguided proposal to increase the homestead exemption, one of House Speaker Richard Corcoran's top priorities. This is part of a …

  12. Alex Colome wastes strong Chris Archer start as Rays lose to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — What looked to be a good Sunday afternoon based on a strong Chris Archer start and some heads-up play ended badly for the Rays as Alex Colome faltered in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays scored a 3-1 win.

  13. Alex Colome wastes strong Chris Archer start as Rays lose to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — What looked to be a good Sunday afternoon based on a strong Chris Archer start and some heads-up play ended badly for the Rays as Alex Colome faltered in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays scored a 3-1 win.

  14. Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes targeting ISIS

    World

    BAGHDAD — Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.