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Zoos of the future may be animals' last, best hope

Zoos across the country are frequently in the news. Sweet, heartwarming photos of new baby animals are offset by frightening, dangerous events. Zoos inspire debate and ...

With family's support, Sharpsburg woman beats cancer for a second time 

Robin Smiley sat in the center of the room, surrounded by laughter and loudness. It could have been anywhere: Her Sharpsburg home. A family picnic. A ...

Mobile addiction treatment clinic travels where it's needed

The trailer hitched to a Ford pickup is a XLR Hyper Lite, designed for family vacations and campgrounds. But parked under a black, netless basketball hoop ...

Retailers find new ways to get back-to-school customers to stores

The fashion show models strutted the runway to a dance mix of Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift hits, trying not to look nervous while a ...

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Man gunned down on Garfield street

Pittsburgh police are investigating the homicide of a man shot on a Garfield street Saturday evening. Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said the 51-year-old man, who ...

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Islamic State backers convicted in U.S. due to leave prison

They're going to come home. Ninety people in the United States have been accused or convicted ...

Politics
Trump warns of 'war' on farmers during visit to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants ...

Westmoreland
Love for Westmoreland Fair traverses generations

The 62nd Westmoreland Fair drew to a close Saturday amid mixed emotions from many participants — a sense of accomplishment after a year of hard ...

Valley News Dispatch
Alle-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum & Historical Society marks milestone with community picnic

An organization working to preserve and keep the history of the Alle-Kiski Valley alive noted some history of its own this weekend. The Alle-Kiski Valley ...

Sports
Jaso, Polanco deliver clutch pinch hits as Pirates bail out Taillon, beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE — It was a rough night Saturday for Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon. The rookie endured the shortest, ugliest outing of his young career against ...

Steelers safety Golden grabs starting job after paying dues for years

Robert Golden always has been one the Steelers' most "special" players. Over five seasons, he ...

Rossi: Cause for real concern over Pirates' Cole

Cruel is the comfort when word breaks that a pitcher is feeling discomfort in his elbow. We all know what often happens next. If Gerrit ...

Star on the field, Pitt RB Conner embraces chance to make difference off it

James Conner was tired, even a little sore, as he left Pitt's practice facility after another 14-hour day that's typical during training camp. Darkness crept ...

Can Pitt join college basketball's blue bloods?

When Kevin Stallings considered an offer this spring to become the next Pitt men's basketball ...

Big plays crush Central Catholic in loss to St. John's College

When it was over, Terry Totten was at a loss for words. The Central Catholic coach watched his nationally ranked Vikings open the season with a ...

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Will Pennsylvania Republicans once again cave to Gov. Tom Wolf's tax-and-spend demands?

As August melts into September the halls of the state Capitol building are relatively quiet. ...

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