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    Intrepid salute
    West Mifflin’s Intrepid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 is unique, even in a region with many veterans dating back to the 1940s. One is a lack of a permanent … -- By Tribune-Review
    Derry boy recovering at home after high-profile intestinal transplant
    Angelo Giorno ­— the Derry boy who underwent a high-profile intestinal transplant earlier this month — is out of the hospital and recovering at home. Angelo, 4, and Lucas Goeller, … -- By Ben Schmitt
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    Lower Tyrone man's appeal on sewage permit denied, but supervisors sympathetic
    Lower Tyrone supervisors this week addressed an appeal by Duane Stewart on the revocation of his sewage permit, which had been issued to him for his property at 260 Wilson … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Pirates acquire pitcher Blanton from Royals for cash
    The Pirates grabbed veteran pitcher Joe Blanton from Kansas City for cash considerations early Thursday morning. The right-hander is expected to join the Pirates before Thursday night’s series opener against … -- By Staff Report
    Director opposes increased cost of Ringgold project
    Renovations at Ringgold Elementary North are proceeding on time with few problems, but a school director Wednesday took exception to one unforeseen expense. Larry Mauro cast the lone no vote … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    Armstrong reaches out for opinions about how to use closed schools
    An online survey will seek the public’s opinions about how to use three closed schools in Kittanning and Ford City. “The buildings are big, so there are a lot of … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Kittanning road work a dusty backdrop to sidewalk sales, festival
    Downtown business owners are hoping torn up sidewalks and gas line replacements won’t discourage shoppers from coming to early morning sidewalk sales along Market Street in Kittanning during the Fort … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Multiple delays to slow travel between Alle-Kiski Valley, Greensburg
    Starting next week, drivers traveling from the Alle-Kiski Valley to Greensburg will have multiple delays for several months as three road projects begin. After a nearly three-week delay, the Puckety … -- By Emily Balser
    Voice-assisted technology raises privacy concerns
    SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free … -- By The Associated Press
    HBO to end 'Banshee' series, disappointing Vandergrift
    Expected to film in Vandergrift for at least another year, HBO announced Wednesday instead that the Cinemax series “Banshee” is done. The fourth — and final — season of “Banshee” … -- By Mary Ann Thomas
    2 firefighters injured in Millvale house fire
    Two firefighters suffered minor burns Wednesday while battling a blaze at a Millvale house. The fire broke out about 6:20 a.m. on Reserve Street, an Allegheny County emergency dispatcher said. … -- By Tony Raap
    High-rise medical visits aimed at curbing 911 calls in New Kensington
    Dozens of Citizens Plaza residents interacted with New Kensington Ambulance and Allegheny Valley Hospital staff Wednesday, but no medical emergencies were involved. In fact, the meetings could result in fewer … -- By Liz Hayes
    Mill Run advances to FCBL final with blowout win
    After the Mill Run baseball team tied its best-of-three Fayette County Baseball League semifinal series with Economy Electric on Tuesday, Mill Run coach Ray Orndorff could only hope that his … -- By Jason Black
    Connellsville's Porter Theater to present 'Seven Brides'
    Art will imitate life this weekend when “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” takes the stage at the Edwin S. Porter Theater in Connellsville. The 1982 Broadway show is based on … -- By Linda Harkcom
    7 Up distributed from two Charleroi sites
    Two businesses in Charleroi, located about 1.5 miles from each other, are housed in buildings that are very much a part of the community’s history. They are Marsh Tire Service … -- By Ron Paglia
    Markowitz: Always look on bright side of a crisis
    Business people could take a leaf from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who once advised never to let a crisis go to waste. His sense was political, but the formula fits … -- By Jack Markowitz
    Roundup: U.S. Airways flight operations center to close in August; US pending home sales slip in June; more
    US Airways flight operations center  to close in August The US Airways flight operations center in Moon will close in August and its work will move to a larger facility … -- By From Staff and Wire Reports
    Outdoorsman was loving family man
    As the namesake of a nine-piece high school band, Jimmie Knapp and His Orchestra, James Knapp was known for his talent in playing the accordion. When people in the community … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
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    Gold continues to fall further out of favor with investors
    The problem for gold isn’t just that prices are dropping. For many, the metal has lost its luster. Sentiment means a lot in the bullion market, where only about 60 … -- By Bloomberg News
    United Airlines hack coincided with incursion into government employee data
    The hackers who stole data on tens of millions of American insurance holders and government employees in recent months breached another big target around the same time — United Airlines. … -- By Bloomberg News
    Area coaches prefer staying put for camp
    Years ago, high school coaches who had the financial capability to take their teams away to camp for a week in the summer would usually try to do so. There … -- By Jeff Oliver
    State Farm stays hot
    AMD Industries remained unbeaten Wednesday night in the girls’ division of the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League. However, the hottest team in the league right now just might … -- By The Valley Independent
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    Calif. oil slick expected to dissipate
    GOLETA, Calif. — A 2-mile-long oil slick mysteriously materialized Wednesday off the Southern California coast, but unlike a disastrous spill in the area two months ago, it didn’t send any … -- By The Associated Press
    Va. trucker hit Mega Millions jackpot in Pa.
    MIDDLETOWN — A truck driver who purchased a Mega Millions ticket at a truck stop claimed his $92 million prize Wednesday at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters. Steven Peloquin, 52, of Mechanicsville, … -- By The Associated Press
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    Newsmaker: Jesabel I. Rivera-Guerra
    Noteworthy: Rivera-Guerra has been named the planning coordinator for the Navigating Pittsburgh Summit, a Nov. 8 gathering in the Strip District of corporate, governmental and nonprofit groups that help migrants … -- By Tribune-Review
    3 taken into custody after shots fired at East Park in Connellsville
    One man and two women were taken into custody by police Wednesday night after one or more gunshots were fired where a group of people had gathered at East Park … -- By Trib Total Media
    Passion's Horton at career crossroads
    Even after 12 seasons and three championships, Lisa Horton isn’t sure whether she’s ready to hang up her football cleats. “Right now, I can’t answer that,” she said. Horton, the … -- By Wynston Wilcox
    Starkey: Garoppolo baffles Steelers
    Jarvis Jones seemed perplexed. Bud Dupree looked at me as if I’d gone mad. The question I posed to both Steelers linebackers and a few of their teammates on a … -- By Joe Starkey
    Bovard advances to Indiana County League finals
    Bovard scored at least two runs in each of the first five innings, pounded out 14 hits and advanced to the Indiana County League finals with a 14-4 victory over … -- By Tribune-Review
    Mystery, history will abound at Fort Ligonier event
    In the 2006 adventure comedy “Night at the Museum,” actor Ben Stiller spent an evening discovering the secrets of the American Museum of Natural History and shielding a magical stone … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
    Ligonier's 'Weekend Backpack Program' continues to extend its reach
    The Ligonier Valley School District Foundation is preparing to launch the inaugural fundraiser for its Food 2 Go 4 Kids: Weekend Backpack Program, through which elementary school students who qualify … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
    Flavors of Middle East, Europe served at new Ligonier cafe
    From watching her grandmothers cooking creole and Middle Eastern foods to shadowing chefs in Europe, Lisa Houser has drawn from a number of cultures in amassing her culinary knowledge. The … -- By Nicole Chynoweth
    Pasquale's Pizzeria advances to semifinals
    Anthony Difillipo hit a three-run double off the center-field wall in the fourth inning to help Pasquale’s Pizzeria earn a 5-2 victory over Leschak Automotive in the Daily News League … -- By Staff Reports
    Historic Ligonier Theatre goes up for sale
    For 50 years, the Valley Players of Ligonier have played a vital role in enriching the cultural background of the community at the Ligonier Theatre. In light of recent circumstances, … -- By Cami Dibattista
    Ligonier BPW honors two members
    Gwen Blystone of Ligonier has always had a knack for business. She learned the ropes from her father, the late Joe Snyder, who owned and operated many businesses in the … -- By Chloe Wertz
    'Walk 93' to support trails at Flight 93 National Memorial
    The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and Leadership Somerset County will host “Walk 93,” an inaugural memorial walk at the Flight 93 National Memorial, on Sept. 26. All proceeds … -- By Chloe Wertz
    Ligonier planners recommend recycling ordinance
    The Ligonier Township Planning Commission recommended its approval to a recycling ordinance that could give residents a curbside option for recycled waste at the July 23 meeting. Mark Spitzer, Kevin … -- By Deborah A. Brehun
    University of New Hampshire language guide panned
    CONCORD, N.H. — The president of the University of New Hampshire said Wednesday he is troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” posted on the school’s … -- By The Associated Press
    Undocumented alien released, suspected in crime spree
    A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally had been stopped by Ohio authorities and released weeks before a crime spree of which he’s suspected that left one woman dead, … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Scottdale chamber's Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday
    Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual Scottdale Community Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in various areas of Scottdale. For more information, call … -- By Patricia Walker
    West Liberty pitcher hones skills in South
    Like many college students, Justin Retzer jumped at the opportunity to spend some of his summer break in Myrtle Beach, S.C. But it wasn’t just the palm trees and sun-filled … -- By Jerin Steele
    Shasko aims for fitness, improvement in 2nd season as St. Vincent women's soccer coach
    The coaching staff of the St. Vincent women’s soccer team is a family affair. Former Bearcats standout Ashley Shasko took over the program prior to the 2014 season. She has … -- By Nathan Smith
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    Steelers notebook: LB Dupree sits out backs-on–backers drill
    e_SBlt Linebacker Bud Dupree, the Steelers’ first-round draft pick, did not participate in the backs-on–backers drill. Coach Mike Tomlin, though, said his work in backers-on-tackles drills is as significant. • … -- By Ralph N. Paulk
    Tight ends' role in Steelers passing game continues to lessen but players remain selfless
    The first padded practice of Steelers training camp Wednesday featured dozens of snaps in 11-on-11 drills. Pass plays, run plays; different quarterbacks and personnel and packages shuffling in and out. … -- By Chris Adamski
    Pittsburgh Celtics seek success, keep it 'social' off Gaelic football pitch
    The game ends on the field. Gaelic football requires the stamina of soccer, mentality of rugby and camaraderie of golf. But for the players, coaches and dedicated followers, it’s about … -- By Wynston Wilcox
    Big 12 adds wrestling, gymnastics affiliate members
    The Big 12 on Wednesday added six affiliate members to its postseason wrestling competition. Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming will join … -- By Tribune-Review
    Planned Parenthood requests expert study
    WASHINGTON — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to … -- By The Associated Press
    Plum's Shumaker sisters improve golf game over summer
    For many, a summer’s worth of mornings and afternoons spent at the golf course would constitute a leisurely vacation. For Plum’s Sam and Shelby Shumaker, a summer full of golf … -- By Kevin Lohman
    Moreschi returning to coach Chartiers Valley girls soccer
    Ron Moreschi described the Chartiers Valley girls soccer program as his baby. He was the first coach in program history and led the Colts for 10 seasons before stepping down … -- By Nathan Smith
    Gateway's Wilson vows to 'power through' latest injury
    Gateway multi-sport athlete David Wilson hasn’t been able to run since his shoulder surgery June 10. He hadn’t been able to drive up until last week. But that hasn’t stopped … -- By Devon Moore
    QV lacrosse standout Foster leaves her mark
    Even though lacrosse is a team sport, one way to be recognized on an individual basis is by being named an Academic All-American. This is an honor that only a … -- By Andrew John
    No end in sight for Baldwin coach's 25-year running streak
    On a recent morning, Rich Wright got out of bed at 3:30 a.m. and grinded out a six-mile run. And that was during vacation in Hilton Head, S.C. For Wright, … -- By Ed Phillipps
    Compromise keeps highway accounts funded
    WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to avert a shutdown of federal highway accounts with passage of a temporary measure that will keep operations funded for the next three months, but … -- By Tribune News Service
    911 dispatcher hung up on caller before wounded teen's death in June
    ALBUQUERQUE — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to “deal … -- By The Associated Press
    House approves bill targeting VA staffers
    WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed … -- By The Associated Press
    Plum grad Reynolds rises in Western Pa. golf ranks
    Andrew Reynolds left the pro shop last Wednesday at Westmoreland Country Club with a plastic drawstring bag dangling from his hand, the contents of which might seem ordinary to some. … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
    Cruz switches targets, takes exception with IRS practices
    WASHINGTON — After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS. At a Senate hearing, the presidential candidate … -- By The Associated Press
    Defense memo reveals plan to protect transgender troops
    WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials plan to meet Monday to lay out the road map for allowing transgender troops to serve openly in the military, a Defense Department official said … -- By USA Today
    Art review: 'Ashley Jean Hickey: I've Been Out Walking' at 709 Penn Gallery
    Nature has a way of working itself into every sculpture, painting and drawing Ashley Jean Hickey creates, either literally or in subject matter. Her solo exhibit “I’ve Been Out Walking,” … -- By Kurt Shaw
    Graham Nash's summer break ... is going out on tour solo
    Having wrapped up a tour in May with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and with a fall tour of Europe already on the books, Graham Nash could have taken a break … -- By Alan Sculley
    NFL notebook: Redskins re-sign star linebacker Kerrigan
    Locking up their top pass-rusher, the Washington Redskins agreed to a multiyear contract extension with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Wednesday, a day before the first practice of training camp. The … -- By The Associated Press
    Personality Test: Steve Rudzinski
    Steve Rudzinski of Bridgeville is Spider-Man. No, seriously, that’s his job. He works for Marvel Comics Live Appearance, one of 25 or so actors. “We get flown all over the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Fort Armstrong Folk Festival celebrates the past and builds to future
    Summer festivals are in full swing across Pittsburgh. The 44th Fort Armstrong Folk Festival in Kittanning will offer a smorgasbord of fun during the four-day festival that runs July 30 … -- By Joyce Hanz
    Lake Arthur Regatta looks to leave record in its wake
    Last year’s Lake Arthur Regatta attracted nearly 9,500 people, even though rain forced the cancellation of fireworks and a concert. Attendance was better than it had been in years, organizers … -- By Rick Wills
    Snacks N'At: Fredo's Market Deli & Catering in Dormont
    Sadik Cehic feared for his family’s safety in Bosnia, so he brought them to the United States for a better life. He, wife Mediha and daughter Sanda arrived in Pittsburgh … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    Cool salads can add flavor, freshness to summer fun
    Let’s start this week with a light, colorful and flavorful salad that will be a hit will all of the crew. Dress it up with some fresh herbs from the … -- By David Kelly
    Kids briefs: Frosted Skate Party at Iceoplex brings cool to summer
    If the summer heat is getting to you and your kids, you can cool off at the Frosted Skate Party, on Aug. 8 at the Iceoplex at Southpointe in Canonsburg, … -- By Kellie B. Gormly
    Inspiration on ice
    I never realized that Penguins forward Bryan Rust has a stuttering problem. For someone who stutters, like I do, the Sports story “Penguins winger prospect Rust isn’t afraid of working hard” … -- By Tribune-Review
    The Thursday wrap
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh put the kibosh on Beantown’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games by saying he was refusing “to mortgage the future of the city away.” And … -- By Tribune-Review
    Trump: Stealing the thunder
    For the life of me, I cannot understand the fuss that conservatives are making over Donald Trump. I understand the liberal media and Democrats fawning over him, because he takes … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - July 29, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Don't leave our military personnel defenseless
    Anytime, anyplace, terrorists can strike. With just his signature, President Obama could eliminate the gun-free zone policies that leave our military personnel defenseless. Late last week, Republicans in the Pennsylvania … -- By John R. Lott Jr.
    ATI 'ate its own'
    Re. the Archie Atkinson letter, “ATI fixing past mistakes” (July 21): That sure was a lot of pro-company propaganda. Mr. Atkinson has no clue how ATI treats its employees — … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hot Ticket: Feastival in McKees Rocks grows in its third year
    Feastival in McKees Rocks began in 2013, mainly as a pop-up food-truck roundup, trying to get people interested in McKees Rocks’ slowly improving main business district. Only two years later, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Wolf's budget better
    Let’s connect some dots: Pennsylvania’s GOP legislators wouldn’t pass a state budget that adequately funds human services and education before leaving Harrisburg for summer break. The frozen budget means frozen … -- By Tribune-Review
    Other Picks: Total Controlcomes up from Down Under
    MUSIC MUSIC UP FROM THE OTHER SIDE Australia has always been this weird warp-zone for music — tapped into everything going on in the Anglo-American-driven musical ecosystem, but far enough … -- By Tribune-Review
    Medicare @ 50: Sick, getting sicker
    The Obama White House’s deceptive happy-face spin regarding Medicare trustees’ latest annual report reinforces complacency about a program that’s failing taxpayers, hospitals, doctors and patients as it turns 50 years … -- By Tribune-Review
    Great documentaries in theaters, at your fingertips
    According to the remarkable documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” we have Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music to thank for jazz vocalist and songwriter Nina Simone’s blazing career. Trained from early … -- By Steven Rea
    Obama makes bad history
    WASHINGTON It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear … -- By George F. Will
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    Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting
    CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said … -- By The Associated Press
    Organizing background checks takes schools time
    Local school districts continue to wade through the changes made last year to the state’s Child Protective Services law that requires all volunteers to get background checks and renew the … -- By Rachel Farkas
    Back to drawing board for Export park-and-ride plans
    If a park-and-ride facility is going to be built in Export, the Westmoreland Transit Authority and the county’s Industrial Development Corp. will have to go back to the drawing board … -- By Patrick Varine
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    Butler County motorist dies in accident with tractor
    A man died Tuesday night after his vehicle rear-ended a tractor on Route 19 in Muddy Creek, Butler County. Authorities did not immediately release the man’s name. State police said … -- By Tribune-Review
    Plastics propel Bayer's 2Q earnings
    Strong sales of plastics in North America helped Bayer AG beat profit predictions in the second quarter. The German company, which plans to spin off its plastics business this year, … -- By Bloomberg News
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