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    Top Sports Pics - Jan. 25, 2015
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    Lawmakers target gay nuptials as Supreme Court ruling nears
    ATLANTA — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. … -- By The Associated Press
    Auction watch: Internet-only auction includes estate-sale bounty
    Bidders may suffer a case of SAD — seasonal auction deficit — as BHD Auctions commands center stage on a short list of sales in the coming weeks. BHD Auctions … -- By John Altdorfer
    Friday Evening Music Club hosts student recital in Greensburg
    The Friday Evening Music Club hosted Winter Warm-Up, its annual student recital Jan. 23 at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Greensburg. The classic revival church built in 1908 is a … -- By Dawn Law
    Beatlemania rocks Jefferson Hospital gala held on Pittsburgh's North Shore
    Just the mere presence of four lads channeling their inner John, Paul, George and Ringo were enough to put the vast majority of guests at the Jefferson Hospital gala into … -- By Kate Benz
    Pittsburgh Film Office warms up with pre-Oscar party
    The Pittsburgh Film Office ushered in the weekend with an infectious vibe as supporters descended 400 strong on the J. Verno Studios on Jan. 23 for its So You Want … -- By Kate Benz
    Highlands Prom Fashion Show is charity fundraiser
    Catch a sneak peak of the season’s upcoming prom styles as Highlands High School hosts its inaugural Prom Fashion Show on Jan. 31 in the high-school auditorium. The event is … -- By Joyce Hanz
    Bloomfield bookstore owner bucks naysayers
    When Lesley Rains decided to become a bookseller in 2011, she was bucking a few trends. Bookstores — especially small, independent bookstores — were closing in droves. Ebooks, convenient and … -- By Rege Behe
    Santa Ana winds cut power to thousands in Southern California
    LOS ANGELES — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California when fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 … -- By The Associated Press
    Some Catholics ruled out as jurors in Boston Marathon bombing case
    BOSTON — As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with … -- By USA Today
    U.N. Watch: Climate games
    As the Obama administration pushes for a $3 billion contribution for the United Nations-affiliated climate fund, the new chairman of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee is pushing back. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Energy companies vie for experienced workers with skills in high demand
    Specialized, experienced engineers are becoming a tough get in Western Pennsylvania as the gas drilling industry outpaces the growth of an experienced talent pool. Stock awards, sign-on bonuses, unlimited vacation … -- By Katelyn Ferral
    How to use wallpaper in trendy design
    For decades, the wall-coverings business was dominated by wallpaper, adding accents and personality to rooms, and making cleanup in bathrooms and kitchens an easier task. Then it fell off, as … -- By Angie's List
    Mt. Lebanon High School to sell its planetarium equipment
    The stars won’t come out again in Mt. Lebanon High School as the district plans to disassemble and sell its 42-year-old planetarium equipment. The planetarium is in the high school’s … -- By Matthew Santoni
    Decor using bicycle parts looks right at home
    Bikes have become part of hipster culture. There are bicycle-theme dining, drinking and shopping establishments from Portland, Ore., to Brooklyn, N.Y., and dozens of bike-friendly burgs in between. While the … -- By The Associated Press
    Ligonier Ice Fest visitors warm up with Chill Chaser
    A new blanket of snow on the eve of the Ligonier Ice Fest lent an authentic winter experience to the Jan. 24-25 event. Some Jan. 24 visitors needing to brace … -- By Shirley Mcmarlin
    Flash!: Comedy night; student art exhibit
    What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Heyl: Former Senator Santorum preaches sacred value of verbal restraint to pope
    To: Pope Francis From: Rick Santorum Re: Exercising verbal restraint Your Eminence: I’m writing regarding the recent remarks I made about you on conservative Hugh Hewitt’s syndicated radio talk show … -- By Eric Heyl
    Energy Spotlight: Adam Pope
    People sometimes ask why Adam Pope hasn’t moved away from home to pursue his interests in politics and energy. “It wasn’t a goal to stay here, but the best opportunities … -- By David Conti
    Energy-saving tactics pay off in Green Workplace Challenge
    A $3 faucet insert can help an office save money and be more environmentally conscious, whether that workplace employs eight people or 3,000. “Simple things like that, or putting insulation … -- By David Conti
    Emmert, Freeh share shame
    Regarding Kevin Gorman’s Sports column “Gorman: NCAA buys Penn State’s silence” about sanctions being rescinded: I agree that Penn State has been shamed, but legitimately only because one of our … -- By Tribune-Review
    Flash!: Big Brothers Big Sisters; Triple Indulgence
    What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. … -- By Tribune-Review
    18 debutantes carry on tradition at Pittsburgh's Cinderella Ball
    Carrying on a storied tradition established in 1924,  18 debutantes made their debut to society on the evening of Jan. 24 during the 89th annual   Cinderella Ball. With the … -- By Kate Benz
    How to save on gyms
    Recent statistics show 67 percent of people who join gyms don’t use their memberships at all, says money-saving expert Andrea Woroch in Bakersfield, Calif. With the average monthly fee at … -- By The Associated Press
    Make new friendships, without undermining the old
    While many relationships are inherited — say, through our families — friendships should be a choice based on shared values. As we mature and evolve, newer friendships are often easier … -- By Chicago Tribune
    Pop culture Q&A: 'Hill Street Blues' available on DVD for binge-watching
    Question: Several years ago my husband and I enjoyed watching “Hill Street Blues” and “thirtysomething.” Any chance that we will see them again? Answer: Both dramas have been released in … -- By Rich Heldenfels
    Ex-etiquette: Dad moves out of state, feels out of the loop
    Q uestion: About a year ago, I was offered a job in another state. Prior to that, I had equal custody of my kids and saw them three or four … -- By Jann Blackstone
    Benchmarking questions: Fueling perversion
    Benchmarking — comparing what peers make — too often pushes executives’ compensation to ridiculously disproportionate levels that don’t reflect performance and dishearten typical employees. Ubiquitous among publicly traded companies — … -- By Tribune-Review
    Adding more fuel to racial fire
    COLORADO SPRINGS From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her … -- By Michelle Malkin
    Hax: Spouse feels wife prefers spending time with her phone to their family
    Dear Carolyn: My wife of 20 years has become obsessed with her phone. She is constantly checking Facebook, texts and email, while seeming to ignore me and our three kids … -- By Carolyn Hax
    Growth's real driver
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama took credit for reducing our dependence on foreign oil, for America being No. 1 in oil and gas, and for … -- By Tribune-Review
    A closer look at Obama's applause lines
    Here is the official text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, beginning with the speechwriters’ initial applause lines: “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy … -- By Ralph R. Reiland
    Trib tested: Hurricane Spin Mop
    The claim: The Hurricane Spin Mop is the amazing mop and bucket system that cleans practically anything. Just dip the mop head in the washer side and the dirt releases … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Exit poll: Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins election
    ATHENS, Greece — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll, in a historic first … -- By The Associated Press
    Lynn: Brownfield Seniors schedule Valentine Dinner
    Mark your calendars for Feb. 11. Brownfield Seniors will hold its annual Valentine Dinner at noon in the Brownfield Community Center, Dawson. On the menu will be chicken, potato salad, … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Former athletes open businesses
    NEW YORK — As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play. “Something I’d worked on for most … -- By The Associated Press
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