5 p.m.
Uniontown man accused of attempting to strangle teen

By Tribune-Review
A 32-year-old Uniontown man was ordered held in the Fayette County Jail on $25,000 bond after police say he attempted to strangle a 16-year-old girl ...

Reds snap Pirates' 6-game winning streak with 11-inning victory

By Rob Biertempfel
Defensive blunders cost the Pirates a chance for a sweep Sunday. The Cincinnati Reds scored a run in the 11th inning to pull out a ...

Gorman: Americans carry flag for Pittsburgh

By Kevin Gorman
Phebe Ko heard her twin sister Mindy call out at the 17-mile marker that she was in third place and the first American amongst the ...

Outdoor notices: Monday, May 2, 2016

By Tribune-Review
Hiking • Venture Outdoors will lead a waterfall hike through McConnell's Mill State Park in Lawrence County from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Trails will ...

3 p.m.
Brought back to life last year, Whitmore returns to cross finish line

By Bob Cohn
Jeff Whitmore returned to the Pittsburgh Marathon to address some unfinished business. This time he ran in the half-marathon. Last year, he tried to run ...

Man found along Hempfield road with serious injuries

By Tribune-Review
A 36-year-old Greensburg man was found unresponsive early Saturday along Route 130 in Hempfield with serious head injuries, state police said. He was taken to Forbes ...

Officials identify Tarentum woman killed in stolen car

By Elizabeth Behrman
The woman who died Saturday after crashing a stolen car has been identified as Cory Dee, 37, of Tarentum, according to the Allegheny County Medical ...

2 p.m.
'Rake's Progress' a compelling tale with a superb cast

By Mark Kanny
Sixty-five years after its world premiere and 63 years after its U.S. premiere, Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress" finally received its due locally when ...

1 p.m.
Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicles on I-279 in Pittsburgh

By Elizabeth Behrman
State police are investigating after a Saxonburg man was struck by two cars on I-279 in Pittsburgh early Sunday morning. Dylan M. Engles, 25, was ...

Noon
Therapy pets help college students cope with stress

By Debra Erdley
College is going to the dogs, and even a few cats these days. As a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 38 years, Mary Jalongo ...

Police: Woman 'huffing' before crash near North Huntingdon sandwich shop

By Tribune-Review
North Huntingdon police believe a 23-year-old woman was "huffing" an aerosol can before her pickup truck veered off Route 30, struck a Subway sandwich shop ...

Motorcyclist killed in Armstrong County crash

By Elizabeth Behrman
A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck another vehicle in Armstrong County. Brady Lee Graff, 23, of ...

11 a.m.
Penguins notebook: Capitals' Orpik faces NHL hearing for head shot to Maatta 

By Bill West
Washington defenseman Brooks Orpik on Sunday met with the NHL's Department of Player Safety and potentially awaited supplemental discipline for his high hit that knocked ...

Duquesne man critical after West Mifflin shooting

By Elizabeth Behrman
West Mifflin police are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition Sunday. Around 1 a.m., Duane Alston, 29, of Duquesne was shot ...

Central Catholic inline hockey player joins Team USA

By Kevin Lohman
Pine resident Nathan Vislosky has been selected to play for Team USA in the junior men's division of the 2016 FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships. Vislosky, ...

9 a.m.
Manufacturers working to build a safer gun

By The Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was ...

Fox Chapel clinches Section 3 tennis title

By Marty Stewart
In an important Section 3-AAA tennis match on April 27, Fox Chapel took a huge step in establishing section supremacy with a 3-2 win over ...

Kenyan Ruto wins Pittsburgh Marathon

By Andrew Erickson
Kipkoech Ruto reached the apex of the dreaded Forbes Avenue hill near the 12th mile of the Pittsburgh Marathon course Sunday with no challengers on ...

8 a.m.
Longtime tennis coach to join Fox Chapel Sports HOF

By Marty Stewart
This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the 2016 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame Class. The banquet will be held June ...

Herald roundup: McCrady's 5 goals lead Fox Chapel girls to victory

By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team coasted to a 17-7 win over North Allegheny on April 26 to improve to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in ...

7 a.m.
Fox Chapel's Hardiman on scoring tear

By Marty Stewart
Matt Hardiman, a senior on the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team, has been on a scoring binge all season. Playing the attack position, he has ...

Midnight
Rossi: Orpik's hit ups ante for ugly

By Rob Rossi
WASHINGTON The Conscience became The Enemy. But the Penguins stayed true to their identity, which is why the showcase series of these Stanley Cup playoffs ...

Capitals overmatched by Penguins in Game 2 loss

By David Driver
WASHINGTON — Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov played in all 82 regular-season games and the first seven postseason contests this spring, but he was a healthy ...

11 p.m.
Penguins square series with Capitals on Fehr's 3rd-period goal

By Jonathan Bombulie
WASHINGTON — There were certain things Eric Fehr was trying to do when he scored the game-winning goal in the third period Saturday night. He ...

Pittsburgh Marathon organizers focus on improving race's quality, not size

By Andrew Erickson
To understand how far the Pittsburgh Marathon has come since its reboot, it helps to know where things were when Patrice Matamoros took over as ...

Sewickley Academy's Thorpe commits to Notre Dame

By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy senior Summer Thorpe was awed by the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind. during a visit and has made a ...

Sewickley Academy brothers defend WPIAL doubles title

By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy tennis players Don and Ryan Gex won their second consecutive WPIAL Class AA boys doubles title April 26, but, with some unfinished business ...

Letang steps up ice time after Maatta's 1st-period injury

By Bill West
WASHINGTON — Defenseman Kris Letang stepped onto the ice for a Penguins power play as his most familiar blue-line partner, Olli Maatta, headed down the ...

Islamic State attacks Baghdad market with truck bomb

By The Washington Post
BAGHDAD — The Islamic State said Saturday that it used a truck packed with three tons of explosives to target Shiite pilgrims as they walked ...

Protesters take Iraqi parliament

By The Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Protesters stormed Iraq's parliament Saturday in a dramatic culmination of months of demonstrations, casting uncertainty over the tenure of the country's premier and ...

Hillary Clinton stresses need for civility, unity

By Salena Zito
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to win big by keeping it small. "I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to run for this ...

Trump takes hits for touting support from former boxer Mike Tyson

By The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is under fire for touting an endorsement from "tough guy" Mike Tyson while in Indiana — the place where the ...

Entering A-K Hall of Fame, King's football legacy extended well beyond X's and O's

By George Guido
Bob King was a rare individual who got to coach and play in a WPIAL championship football game. King played for Har-Brack against Ken High in ...

Salem residents, gas firm shift focus to recovery after pipeline explosion

By Debra Erdley
Randy Gillis pushed back the brim of his baseball cap and looked at charred hillsides that had produced crops and pastured cows on his family's ...

Canonsburg man works to get on U.S. Senate ballot as Independent

By Megan Guza
It started with a sign. With little work for his landscaping business in early March, Brandon Hudock, of Canonsburg, had free time and an idea. So for ...

Highlands School District contract secrecy strained

By Tom Yerace
If Highlands School District officials' information is correct, wage increases sought by the teachers could amount to salary increases of between 18.8 percent and 20.8 ...

Scientists find a gene that may make you look older than you really are

By The Washington Post
If you look a little older than your age, your DNA may be to blame. People who carried a specific gene looked two years older on ...

Dozing 'dragons' could change how we think about sleep

By The Washington Post
The dragon's eyes twitch under its lids. An electronic monitor hooked up to its brain shows activity spiking across it. Somewhere inside its reptilian subconscious, ...

At Better Block event, New Kensington mayor touts program's success

By Chuck Biedka
Three company owners said Saturday they are moving to downtown New Kensington because they like what they see, the people, and the city's Better Block ...

Firms filling hundreds of job openings for U.S. Open in Oakmont

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
Area residents have a chance not only to be at the U.S. Open, but also to get paid to be there. At least two companies ...

Officer in Florida fired, arrested over video

By The Washington Post
Her kicks seem to hardly connect. But his punches certainly do. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida said it fired and arrested one of its own ...

Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance amid terrorist threat

By The Washington Post
CAIRO — The Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is staging increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks, officials and analysts say, prompting Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian ...

10 p.m.
Liriano in control in Pirates' win over Reds 

By Rob Biertempfel
Over the past three seasons, Francisco Liriano has found success by throwing fewer pitches in the strike zone than any other pitcher in the majors. ...

Steelers notebook: Feeney has history with Western Pa. 

By Chris Adamski
Travis Feeney knew about Joey Porter's demeanor, knew about his Super Bowl playing history and about how "stacked" the Steelers defenses that Porter helped lead ...

Invitational success helps motivate Carlynton track teams

By Joe Sager
Invitational track and field meets offer Carlynton's boys and girls squads a nice challenge before the ultimate test — the WPIAL and PIAA championships. Coach Nate ...

Distance runners spark Chartiers Valley boys track team

By Joe Sager
Chartiers Valley's boys track and field team members hope to go the distance this season. If they do, the Colts can thank their distance runners. Seniors Joe ...

Analysis: Steelers' draft class solid but won't help now 

By Mark Kaboly
The plan was made, and the plan was followed. The only thing that remains is to wait and see if the plan worked, which we ...

Kentucky university plans to remove Confederate memorial

By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The ...

Precautions outlined to Pirates for Puerto Rico trip

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates have told their players, coaches and staff not to venture outside the team hotel during an upcoming trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, ...

9 p.m.
Top Sports Pics - April 30, 2016

By Tribune-Review
Top sports images from around the globe. ...

Riverhounds still looking for 1st victory after draw against Charleston

By Matt Grubba
The Riverhounds ended their two-game road trip with something to show from both games but still no wins. Romeo Parkes scored for a fourth consecutive game, ...

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Boston

By The Associated Press
A 29-year-old woman was killed and her passenger was injured after the scooter she was driving was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown ...

Harlan: Thomas Jefferson's Zandier in no rush to switch positions

By Chris Harlan
Thomas Jefferson junior Zane Zandier may switch positions eventually, but history tells him there's no reason to rush. So for now, he'll remain an ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Andring returns to coach basketball at Apollo-Ridge

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Damon Andring coached only one season of high school basketball in North Carolina — at the junior varsity level, no less — but that was ...

High school roundup: No. 1 GCC wins showdown against 2nd-ranked Serra

By Staff Reports
Tommy Pellis and Harrison Doyle each had three hits as Class A No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic overcame an early three-run deficit to beat No. ...

Pittsburgh Marathon holds special meaning for Team Lauryn

By Chris Togneri
They gathered last night, on the eve of the Pittsburgh Marathon, as they do every year. From Seattle and Southington, Conn., Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and places ...

Scottdale steelmaker soldiers on, hopes Trump can bring change to D.C.

By Sandra Tolliver
Jim Philipkosky jokes that he bought his small specialty steel company in Scottdale "a day before the credit window closed" in January 2008. Nine months later, ...

Westmoreland County house painted to promote Trump

By Jeff Himler
Leslie Baum Rossi didn't just settle for a lawn signs touting presidential candidate Donald Trump while promoting local delegates for the Republican national convention in ...

Pine-Richland ready to tackle transgender policy

By Vince Townley
Officials in the Pine-Richland School District on Monday will take the first steps on what they say could be a long road toward developing a ...

Leave job hunt to specialist recruiters

By Chris Posti
Retained search firms are the elite of the recruiting industry. Tapped to fill C-level, strategic, hard-to-fill, and professional-level openings, retained search firms command fees of ...

Trump's openness

Letter to the Editor
When my congressman, Rep. Tom Marino, gave his support to Donald Trump for president, he essentially declared war on the Bilderberg Group, Goldman Sachs, the ...

Newsmaker: Lia Petrose

By Bob Bauder
Lia Petrose Noteworthy: Petrose received a $30,000 scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding college juniors ...

Winning a championship vs. teaching character

Letter to the Editor
What is the cost of a state championship? Is it worth compromising character, rules and team standards? Is it school officials not doing what they're ...

Sunday pops

By Tribune-Review
Seattleites, your garbage is your castle. Well, almost. A state judge has ruled as unconstitutional a program that allowed garbage collectors to search cans and ...

Girls being ignored in locker room debate

Letter to the Editor
As the debate rages over transgender males and their use of female locker rooms, many seem to be forgetting the other party — teen girls. ...

Retailers see future in virtual reality

By Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — The next item you try on at the mall might be a virtual reality headset. No longer relegated to video gamers, VR is ...

Things to chew on for a rainy Sunday

By Colin McNickle
A number of electricity and natural gas providers have made fairly new and hefty requests to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to raise rates. Though ...

Saving for college? Roth IRA, 529 plans offer varying benefits

By The Washington Post
Putting away money for your child's education is a no-brainer in the era of five-figure student debt, but it can be a little tricky figuring ...

Hot Property: TV giant Fred Silverman changes channels on LA's Westside

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Fred Silverman made an indelible mark on American television in the 1970s, programming such hits as "All in the Family," "The Waltons" ...

De Marne: House wraps, vapor barriers are not the same thing

By Henri de Marne
Question: My house is open to the weather with no trees, only pasture. It was built in 1997, and I bought it in 1998. ...

Bright Lines: Trib readers weigh in on the probe of the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority; more

Letter to the Editor
Trib readers weigh in on the probe of the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority and an editorial cartoon commemorating the late musical artist Prince: ...

Trump's terrible tariff plan

Letter to the Editor
Donald Trump says that when he is president and Ford brings cars into the United States from Mexico, Ford will pay a 35 percent tariff. ...

Party defectors remain relevant voters

Letter to the Editor
I read Eric Heyl's column "Seismic number of party defectors do little to shake predictable outcomes" with some consternation. Why was he writing in such ...

Getting 'SLAPP'd' for getting involved

By Gene Policinski
Have you ever been SLAPP'd? SLAPP stands for "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" and it's a technique as old as lawsuits to stifle competition brought ...

Fast food workers face respect gap

By Cheryl Rice
Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my ...

Are we repeating history by letting our financial sector get too big?

By James Lardner
"You are dangerously big." That message was delivered to five banks by federal regulators last month. Now America needs to summon the courage to say ...

Bernie's Russian romance

By Paul Kengor
Once upon a time in America, leading progressives like John Dewey, godfather of public education, and Margaret Sanger, godmother of Planned Parenthood, made excited pilgrimages ...

Donald Trump is the new Warren Harding

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
In those "aliens among us" movies, typical American towns are silently occupied by space travelers. The visitors blend in seamlessly, quietly living in our midst, ...

Trump unfit for presidency

Letter to the Editor
We are fighting for the soul of the country in this election. It is inconceivable that someone like Donald Trump could become president because he ...

Trump isn't Youngstown's biggest problem

Letter to the Editor
Regarding Danielle Lesnock's letter "Trump supporters sully Youngstown" (April 27 and TribLIVE) and her taking exception to all of the Trump signs in that city: ...

Credit card chips manage to make a mess of making purchases

By Tribune News Service
The seemingly simple process of making a purchase at a retail store hasn't been so simple lately. It can be hard to know whether to swipe ...

To what end?: The smearing of Joe Peters

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG In the closing days of the GOP primary for attorney general, the Pennsylvania Republican Party sent a mailer showing a picture of embattled Attorney ...

Silicon Valley interns' salaries may get you thinking about switching careers

By Bloomberg News
This year's batch of Silicon Valley summer interns might earn more money than you. The median monthly base salary for an engineering-focused summer intern at some of ...

Flight time changes can save you money

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise, or a leisurely layover turns into ...

The Franciscan affair: Who knew? When?

By Tribune-Review
Three Franciscan friars will have the opportunity to defend their judgment as it pertained to the reprehensible appointments of a peer who is accused of ...

Our growing rudeness & incivility

By Tom Purcell
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, and people sure are rude these days." "Ah, yes, you speak of a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC ...

In case of Trump nomination, break glass

By George F. Will
WASHINGTON Donald Trump's damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative ...

Trib staff earns accolades from National Headliner Awards, Pennsylvania Women's Press Association

By Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review won two honors from the National Headliner Awards, and 21 others from the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association. Trib photographer Stephanie Strasburg won first place ...

Homewood block gets free makeover

By Natasha Lindstrom
Charles Adams recalled what his father said to him the day he passed down the family's Homewood property decades ago: "This house belongs to you, ...

Dynamic instructor inspired students to learn, teach

By Michael Divittorio
Michael Benedict was a force of nature in his Fox Chapel High School English classroom. "He was so invested in actually teaching and actually transforming minds ...

Donald Trump's choice

By Salena Zito
SHARON As the crow flies, the distance from this former industrial town hugging the Ohio border to Indiana — the site of this week's presidential ...

8 p.m.
North Huntingdon police investigate fiery crash

By Tribune-Review
North Huntingdon Police are investigating an accident that culminated in a fiery crash along Route 30 late Saturday afternoon. WPXI reported that a Toyota Tacoma truck ...

Educated migrants have edge in integration

By The Associated Press
BERLIN — Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and ...

Kiski Area's Roundtree puts off college commitment to earn 4 medals at WCCA meet

By Paul Schofield
Kiski Area senior Jace Roundtree has a big decision this weekend. Does he commit to Youngstown State, or does he delay his commitment and consider continuing ...

Officials: No permit for collapsed Kenyan building

By The Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya — A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Reds; Sunday, May 1, 2016

By Rob Biertempfel
SUNDAY vs. Reds 1:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates LHP Jeff Locke(1-2, ...

Woman, 4 children killed in Texas floods

By The Associated Press
FORT WORTH, Texas — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins ...

'Sports Detectives' investigates Immaculate Reception ball

By Bob Karlovits
It is another chapter in the thriller "The Catch That Wouldn't Die." From a chilly Saturday in December of 1972 to the spring of 2016, Franco ...

GOP script reworked in California primary race

By The Associated Press
BURLINGAME, Calif. — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand ...

Iran runoff favors reform, boosts Rouhani toward re-election

By The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff ...

WPIAL, City League players to compete in annual East/West game

By Bill Hartlep
Players from the WPIAL and City League will be well represented Sunday at the 15th annual Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star Football Game ...

Greensburg Salem's Howard sets meet record, earns 4 medals at WCCA championships

By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem senior Julia Howard had a busy day Saturday at the Westmoreland County Coaches' Association track and field championships. Howard set a meet record in ...

Plum police: Woman steals car, dies in fatal crash

By Chuck Biedka
An unidentified woman was killed early Saturday on Coxcomb Hill Road after stealing a car in which she had been a passenger, Plum police said. Plum ...

Pizza crust is the canvas for a hearty spring meal

By Ellie Krieger
One of my favorite convenience ingredients that I always have on hand in the freezer is whole-grain pizza dough. Most grocery stores carry it nowadays, ...

Get exactly what you want with homemade granola

By Dorie Greenspan
Making granola is dead simple and ridiculously satisfying: You mix, bake, stir and then feel terrific about yourself and the pile of crunch you pull ...

Don't overdo the mixing for ultimate pancakes

By James P. Dewan
There are precious few foods that slip easily under a door. Lettuce leaves come to mind, along with matzo and veal scaloppine. But as tempting ...

Mystery author's newest character is 'a breath of fresh air'

By Rege Behe
David Baldacci has written more than 30 novels, many of them best-sellers. His books "Absolute Power" and "Wish You Well" were adapted for film, ...

Millvale-bound Jayhawks release another fine album

By Tribune-Review
'Paging Mr. Proust' The Jayhawks (Thirty Tigers) Paging Jayhawks fans: The Americana band of renown has returned with a timeless gem that belongs ...

7 p.m.
Former Pitt WR Boyd ready to elevate Bengals offense

By Jerry DiPaola
Hours after the Bengals drafted him in the second round, Tyler Boyd was in Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon already talking Super Bowl. Appearing at a news ...

North Allegheny School District middle-schoolers reach top 8 in National Science Bowl

By Tribune-Review
A team of middle school students from the North Allegheny School District advanced Saturday afternoon to the top eight in the National Science Bowl ...

New swing leads to Polanco's breakout

By Travis Sawchik
Gregory Polanco still has the lighting-quick hands that made him the top positional prospect to come through the Pirates' system since Andrew McCutchen. He still runs ...

Pirates prospect Hayes riding high for West Virginia

By Andrew Erickson
Ke'Bryan Hayes "cut some baby fat out" this offseason to come into his first full minor league season with a handle on his fitness. To ...

Biertempfel: Rogers' journey to majors makes him more appreciative of opportunity

By Rob Biertempfel
When first baseman Jason Rogers found out last week he was going up to the big leagues, he immediately checked the schedule. He knew the ...

Starting Nine: Seeing more pitches paying off for Pirates

By Travis Sawchik
Written by Pirates beat reporter Travis Sawchik, "The Starting Nine" is a weekly feature composed of quick-hit thoughts and analysis on the Pirates and ...

Texas schools spare no expense on palatial football stadiums

By The Associated Press
DALLAS — A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to ...

Study: Bakken Formation oil field fuels global air pollution

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, ...