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    CIA admits Senate was spied on
    WASHINGTON — The CIA acknowledged on Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program for terror suspects, … -- By The Associated Press
    Wilson Center stupidity II
    Regarding the August Wilson Center for African American Culture: I cannot see how throwing more taxpayer money behind an already failed and bankrupt venture serves any public interest. Build a … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: e_SBlt The Steve Bucar-Steve Zappala fight. Pittsburgh’s new public safety director and Allegheny County’s district attorney are off to a rocky start in a dispute over … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hax: Like the old song says, 'Is that all there is?'
    Adapted from a recent online discussion: H i, Carolyn: I’m in my mid-40s and I guess finally having my midlife crisis. After watching my friend’s husband die of brain cancer … -- By Carolyn Hax
    Help our vets
    Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is anyone’s guess. However, we certainly would not have the freedom and liberty we … -- By Tribune-Review
    Wilson Center stupidity I
    Regarding the news story “Cost of legal battle over Wilson Center put on taxpayers’ tab”: Seven years have passed and the players have all changed, but the taxpaying public’s fleecing … -- By Tribune-Review
    A fond memory
    Around 1987, I worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Highland Drive in Pittsburgh. As a social worker, I was assigned to develop and administer the homeless program for … -- By Vinnie Malec
    Top Sports Pics - July 31, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offering free admission
    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardensis offering free admission to everyone on Aug. 4, during regular hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors to Phipps now can see the Summer … -- By Tribune-Review
    'Surprising' Dan Stevens emerges in film after 'Abbey'
    Dan Stevens’ “Downton Abbey” heartthrob character Matthew Crawley died in a car crash at the end of 2013’s Season 3. Now, the British actor is shedding his “Abbey” past — … -- By USA Today
    Why city's unhappy
    Recently, the news reported that researchers from Harvard University and the University of British Columbia identified Pittsburgh as the second most unhappy city in the USA. I am not surprised. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: • Fun and games between Unity and Latrobe. Unity has offered to remain involved with Latrobe in an intermunicipal recreation agreement. But the township’s proposed contribution … -- By Tribune-Review
    Don't call them 'corporate deserters'
    I got a kick out of the front-page article “Mergers abroad targeted” (July 25), wherein President Obama calls U.S. corporations that engage in offshore mergers to avoid high U.S. taxes … -- By Tribune-Review
    Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: e_SBlt Route 366 drivers. Those who drive Route 366 in New Kensington need to watch out. There are some hazardous conditions — along with heavy traffic … -- By Tribune-Review
    Review: 'I, Origins' a window to the soul & science
    Ian is a man of science. But he is still a man. And when a model-thin hottie with a strange accent comes on to him in a party, the nerdy … -- By Roger Moore
    The horrid defense of Hamas
    While the conflict between the Israelis and Hamas terrorists rages on, it’s important to point out the alarming behavior of liberal politicians and Obama administration officials. Last Sunday during an … -- By Katie Pavlich
    The House lawsuit: Necessary & proper
    Democrats have turned up the reverb on their talking points echo machine now that the GOP-led U.S. House has voted to file a lawsuit against President Obama for exceeding his … -- By Tribune-Review
    Museum sleepover for adults sells out
    NEW YORK — Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the … -- By Reuters
    Wisconsin high court puts collective bargaining to rest
    Wisconsin’s controversial 2011 law that severely limited collective bargaining for public workers, sparked protests and drove the failed effort to recall  Republican Gov. Scott Walker was upheld Thursday by the … -- By From Wire Reports
    Credit-card-stealing virus 'Backoff' virtually undetectable, Homeland Security warns
    The Department of Homeland Security warned retailers about a type of malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed “Backoff,” that it said is undetectable by most types of anti-virus software. The … -- By Reuters
    Thousands of Libyans flee as Islamic militants seize Benghazi, fighting rages in capital
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya’s … -- By The Associated Press
    NFL notebook: Ravens RB Rice calls actions 'totally inexcusable'
    Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence … -- By Wire Reports
    Steelers notebook: Shoulder pads get technological boost for Ravens game
    • The Steelers will have a chip on their shoulder this season e_SEmD two computer chips, in fact. Embedded in the players’ shoulder pads, they will help create new statistical … -- By Alan Robinson and Mark Kaboly
    Friday's scouting report: Pirates at Diamondbacks
    • Since making his big league debut June 1, Diamondbacks RF David Peralta has 20 multihit games. He has hit safely in 33 of the first 47 games of his … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Greensburg man sentenced for heroin sales
    A Greensburg man was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison for selling heroin to a Jeannette woman who overdosed last year. Travis Sturchio, 20, pleaded guilty Thursday … -- By Tribune-Review
    Sunoco Logistics' 300-mile pipeline dealt setback
    HARRISBURG — Sunoco Logistics has gotten a setback to its plans to pump propane and ethane in its 300-mile Mariner East pipeline across southern Pennsylvania. Two administrative law judges on … -- By The Associated Press
    Zappala disputes public safety director's statement on police ID policy
    District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. sent a clear and simple message to Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar on Thursday: Check your email. One day after Bucar criticized … -- By Adam Brandolph
    Body discovered in Homewood
    Pittsburgh police reported two homicides in less than 24 hours in the last two days of July, the city’s 10th and 11th in July and Allegheny County’s 14th and 15th. … -- By Rick Wills
    Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan
    TAIPEI, Taiwan — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday night in Taiwan’s second-largest city, authorities said. The National Fire Agency said … -- By The Associated Press
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    Calm and quick Leechburg bank robber sought
    Authorities are seeking a robber who calmly and quickly held up the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Leechburg Thursday morning. The hold-up occurred at about 10:42 a.m. at the bank … -- By Brian C. Rittmeyer
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    It's lights out for Bayer sign on Mt. Washington
    Bayer Corp. will no longer pay to have its name in lights on Mt. Washington. The Robinson company said Thursday it didn’t renew a 21-year-old contract with Lamar Advertising for … -- By Alex Nixon
    2 more charged in PennDOT corruption investigation
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office filed corruption charges this week against a PennDOT contractor and a consultant as part of an ongoing investigation into the agency’s dealings in the Philadelphia … -- By Tom Fontaine
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    State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that … -- By The Associated Press
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    Glassport police name new chief
    Glassport Police Department has new leadership. Council promoted Sgt. Cliff LaFever to police chief at a special meeting on Wednesday. Councilman Eugene Skerkoski made the motion which was seconded by … -- By Michael Divittorio
    East Allegheny teachers respond in contract dispute
    A long-running contract dispute continues between East Allegheny School District and its 128 teachers. The president of the East Allegheny Education Association said her members still seek a contract within … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Elizabeth Township police chief put on leave, manager terminated
    Police and personnel issues persist in Elizabeth Township where, in the past two weeks, the police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave and the township manager has been … -- By Eric Slagle
    Residents express thanks to Allegheny County Housing Authority
    The Allegheny County Housing Authority has improved the quality of life for many individuals by providing safe and sanitary housing for low-income families and senior citizens. With at least 25,000 … -- By Michael Divittorio
    McKeesport home invasion suspect waives extradition
    A suspect in a violent Sunday McKeesport home invasion has waived his extradition to Pennsylvania from a Bowling Green, Ohio, jail. The Wood County sheriff’s office said on Wednesday that … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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