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    Worthington-Kittanning Palomino baseball team struggles early
    Not much went right in the opening week for the Worthington-Kittanning Palomino baseball team. The Mustangs struggled with errors and baserunning miscues in their first full weekend of action, and … -- By Matt Grubba
    Newsmaker: Susan M. Rademacher
    Noteworthy: Rademacher, the nation’s first urban parks curator, was named an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects for her national achievements to the profession. She joins a … -- By Natasha Lindstrom
    Campus clippings: Barto named PSAC's top freshman golfer
    Matt Barto graduated from Leechburg as the valedictorian of his senior class. Now he’s the top freshman golfer in his college conference. Barto capped a memorable debut season at Gannon … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
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    Southmoreland, Frazier softball teams eye chance at PIAA tournament
    The Southmoreland and Frazier softball teams have played exceptionally well throughout the 2015 playoffs. However, both the Scotties and the Commodores came up one win shy of competing for a … -- By Jason Black
    BP credited with gulf tourism boom
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf of Mexico beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, … -- By The Associated Press
    Edwards' victory 'big deal' for Joe Gibbs Racing
    CONCORD, N.C. — Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday’s showing in the Coca-Cola 600. The head of Joe Gibbs … -- By The Associated Press
    Serra Catholic baseball team tries to keep season alive
    The Serra Catholic baseball team had many of its young players on the big stage for the first time in its 6-4 loss to No. 1 California in the WPIAL … -- By Devon Moore
    MLB notebook: Orioles reliever Matusz suspended for 8 games, appeals
    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was … -- By Wire Reports
    Rescuers find stranded woman in California desert, too late for husband
    WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. — A husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California’s high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in … -- By The Associated Press
    Shuttered Tenn. cemetery opens for Memorial Day
    BARTLETT, Tenn. — Clutching red flowers and blue balloons, hundreds of relatives visited deceased loved ones buried at a troubled Memphis-area cemetery for the first time since it closed more … -- By The Associated Press
    Ohio's largest road project to cost 3 times its estimate
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s largest single roadway construction project and first public-private partnership for a highway will cost taxpayers nearly three times its announced price tag of $429 million, according … -- By The Associated Press
    Children tossed, injured, from bounce house sent airborne by waterspout in Florida
    MIAMI — A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it Monday on a South Florida beach, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm … -- By The Associated Press
    Wife, brother accused in man's hatchet killing
    LAS VEGAS — A man died in a hatchet attack that was planned and carried out by his wife and her brother on a Memorial Day visit to Las Vegas, … -- By The Associated Press
    After Indianapolis 500 win, Team Penske starting to pull away
    INDIANAPOLIS — On the eve of the greatest spectacle in racing, a laughing Chip Ganassi said sarcastically that Roger Penske “could become the second man to win the Daytona 500 … -- By Ralph N. Paulk
    WPIAL finalist Knoch baseball team playing head games at plate
    Hang around the Knoch baseball team’s dugout long enough, and you will start to pick up on coach George Bradley’s coaching philosophy and begin to understand why his team is … -- By William Whalen
    Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
    Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 9 Norwin (15-4) Coach: Mike Liebdzinski No. — Name, Pos., … -- By Chris Harlan
    Woman ends protest from anchor chain in Wash. against drilling
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to explore for oil in … -- By The Associated Press
    More than just mere footwear
    Shoes are more than footwear to designer Emily Mack Jamison. So, don’t be surprised when you meet her if she checks out your shoes. “Shoes are wearable art,” says Mack … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    PAT & RIDC
    Re. the article “RIDC employees confront mile-long trek” (May 15): I am a retired PAT driver whose route was the 74B between Harmar and Oakland. Many people depended on that … -- By Tribune-Review
    As Stick on 'Daredevil,' Scott Glenn learns much from playing the teacher
    Scott Glenn remembers the phone call from his agent, shortly before the veteran performer would become one of the more memorable additions to the live-action Marvel universe. Marvel and Netflix, … -- By The Washington Post
    Another broken promise: ObamaCare in the ER
    Add reducing expensive emergency room visits for routine care to ObamaCare’s list of broken promises. Heartland Institute editor Justin Haskins recalls President Obama’s 2009 assertion that “if everybody’s got coverage, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hold the bacon
    Is it Fittsburgh or Fatsburgh? In the wake of the Pittsburgh Marathon, I was uplifted to learn about the Kids of Steel program and the Fittsburgh Challenge to make Pittsburgh … -- By Tribune-Review
    Shame on Pitt
    Shame on the University of Pittsburgh administration for not only sponsoring anti-Israel events, but for encouraging student attendance with promises of academic favors (“Pitt shouldn’t reward students for attending anti-Israel … -- By Tribune-Review
    Scholarships to a brighter future
    It’s hard to say which is more galling: when politicians want to extend the life of a program that doesn’t work or when they want to pull the plug on … -- By Ed Feulner
    Help retired horses
    As America has been watching the best horses in the world race their way through the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and American Pharoah is set to race for the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Don't scapegoat police officers
    They cut the firehose. After looting store after store, setting 144 cars ablaze, hurling rocks and bricks at police, closing down 200 businesses, and setting fire to a newly constructed … -- By Pat Toomey
    Living with Children: Advice for parents of 2 considering adoption
    Q uestion: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us? … -- By John Rosemond
    Coping with kids: Create Colossal Paper Machines from a book
    Given the seemingly infinite possibilities of paper-plane production, it makes sense that somebody would find a way to make other vehicles out of paper. Still, “Colossal Paper Machines: Make 10 … -- By Tribune-Review
    The exercise-hangover cure: Keep moving, try a massage
    Beach season is right around the corner and you’re hustling to get your bottom into shape. Problem is, you started late, ramped up fast and now you’re hurting. So, what … -- By The Washington Post
    Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
    Write-ins rising: After almost a decade of computerized voting, one thing is absolutely clear: Running as a write-in is totally viable. Years ago, one definition of futility was “running as … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Tuesday takes
    Who’s responsible?: The Jeannette School Board’s preliminary 2015-16 budget with a 2-mill tax hike spurred tempers at a recent meeting. City Councilman Mark Levander admonished the board to “take responsibility … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
    Let’s be clear: Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey’s part-time job in state Sen. Jim Brewster’s district office was a clear violation of county ethics laws that prohibit council members from … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - May 25, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    EPA to release biofuels proposal by June 1
    NEW YORK — Authorities are set to shake up the nation’s complex and contentious renewable fuels policy in the coming days, issuing requirements that are expected to affirm that the … -- By Reuters
    Tesla home battery at $7K, partnered with rooftop solar system, may help reduce power bills
    NEW YORK — Elon Musk, star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to introduce a product. Not … -- By The Associated Press
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    Gameday: Pirates vs. Marlins, May 26, 2015
    Pirates vs. Marlins 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (2-2, 5.28) vs. Miami TBA NEXT … -- By Travis Sawchik
    19 officers, 7 soldiers killed in siege of Afghan police compound
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police … -- By The Associated Press
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    Pirates notebook: Morton's return to Pirates means Liz leaves
    As manager Clint Hurdle explained the Pirates’ decision to designate reliever Radhames Liz for assignment Monday afternoon, clubhouse attendants removed lingering reminders of the right-hander from a locker. Liz’s nameplate, … -- By Bill West
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    Lower Valley observes Memorial Day with parades, services
    Sharpsburg, Blawnox and Aspinwall communities held Memorial Day weekend observances including parades and services. The three communities held parades May 25, 2015, and other services at cemeteries and monuments to … -- By Bobby Cherry
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    Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township
    A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan … -- By Paul Peirce
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    Wrong-way driver causes head-on crash in Center
    A Rochester man drove the wrong way on the interstate in Beaver County early Monday, triggering a head-on collision that sent him and two other people to the hospital, Pennsylvania … -- By Tribune-Review
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