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    Gameday: Pirates at Reds, July 31, 2015
    Pirates at Reds 7:10 p.m. Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers:Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (5-6, 4.01) vs. … -- By Rob Biertempfel
    Wildfires force hundreds from homes in California
    LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Triple-digit temperatures and gusty wind thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. … -- By The Associated Press
    McClatchy: Emails on Clinton's private server contain Benghazi information
    WASHINGTON — The classified emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from five American intelligence agencies and included material related to the 2012 fatal … -- By Tribune News Service
    MLB notebook: Blue Jays trade for Tigers ace Price
    Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason … -- By The Associated Press
    Protesters ousted in bid to block Shell icebreaker on Portland river
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities forced protesters in kayaks Thursday from a river in Portland where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock … -- By The Associated Press
    Minn. dentist laying low in slaying of lion
    WASHINGTON — The Fish and Wildlife Service wants to talk to Walter Palmer. But it can’t find him. Investigators for the service have knocked on the front door of Palmer’s … -- By The Washington Post
    Mitch's Bail Bonds wins Game 1 of FCBL finals
    The Fayette County Baseball League’s championship series is a short best-of-three affair, which meant that Thursday’s Game 1 between Mitch’s Bail Bonds and visiting Mill Run took on plenty of … -- By Jason Black
    Christian college in Illinois to stop providing health care over Obamacare
    CHICAGO — An evangelical Christian college in Illinois will stop providing health insurance to students Friday because of its objection to the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptive coverage, a legal … -- By Reuters
    Chip Ganassi Racing adds new investor
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Fox Chapel resident Chip Ganassi. Kauffman’s defection to Chip Ganassi … -- By The Associated Press
    West Point Juniors earn split at state tournament
    The West Point Junior Division baseball team split its games at the Pennsylvania Little League state tournament Thursday at Cranberry near Franklin. Connor Dillon drove in five runs with a … -- By Staff Reports
    Uniontown Legion eliminated at state tournament
    Giuseppe Schiano tripled and scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by Travis Sankovich, but the Uniontown Legion baseball team was eliminated from … -- By Staff Report
    Only 1 co-op health program, of 23, made money in 2014, report says
    WASHINGTON — Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to establish nonprofit cooperatives that would compete with corporations. Now, a government audit finds co-ops are … -- By The Associated Press
    Fashion FYI: RAW: Pittsburgh showcase features over 40 artists
    RAW: Pittsburgh presents Paramount from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. The showcase will feature more than 40 artists, including designer Terry Coulter … -- By Tribune-Review
    Review: 'Testament' a tribute to the war within
    Here’s how you create a pacifist. Show her a world of beauty, promise and expectations. Give her a brother she loves, gentleman callers who vie for her attention. And then … -- By Roger Moore
    Review: 'Infinitely Polar Bear' actually has a warm heart
    “Infinitely Polar Bear,” Maya Forbes’ film based on her 1970s childhood with a manic-depressive father, is unexpectedly optimistic. It’s also trickily complex. It’s easy to suggest that Forbes treats the … -- By Bill Goodykoontz
    Trump's hard-line position gets fuzzy
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s hard-line, tell-it-like-it-is posture on immigration has been central to his rise in the polls. But what do actual hard-liners on immigration think about his proposals? Not … -- By The Los Angeles Times
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    Exiting Wal-Mart
    Re. Richard Kuhn’s letter “My side or broadside” (July 15), about making a left turn exiting the Wal-Mart shopping plaza in Harrison: I too realized the danger there. My solution … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - July 30, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Laurels & Lances
    Laurel: To the Flight 93 National Memorial’s new visitor center complex. Park officials anticipate quite a crowd when the center opens Sept. 10, as well they should. Here’s hoping the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
    Laurel: To Bill Peduto. Pittsburgh’s mayor is openly panning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to float pension obligation bonds to shore up the state’s broken public employees pension system. And with … -- By Tribune-Review
    Taxing tobacco II
    Almost all tobacco users became addicted before age 18. Every day, thousands of kids try their first cigarette. In recent years, declines in youth smoking rates have stalled and use … -- By Tribune-Review
    Be wary of contractor claims
    The VND has run several articles, including “More charges filed against contractor” (July 11), concerning Larry Conklin, who has been arrested for allegedly defrauding homeowners in home improvement scams. Conklin … -- By Tribune-Review
    Confirm Judge Restrepo
    Today, as in 2007, a Pennsylvania federal district court judge’s unopposed nomination to the Third Circuit requires a final vote in a Senate the president’s party does not control. On … -- By Carl Tobias
    Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
    An observation: The New Kensington-Arnold School District may have “won” in the lawsuit filed by a parent over the “Ten Commandments” monument at Valley High School, but the victory may … -- By Tribune-Review
    Passing the illegals buck
    People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties … -- By Thomas Sowell
    Taxing tobacco I
    With Pennsylvania continuing to function without an operating budget, I applaud the Legislature for approving and sending to the governor a no-tax budget. As a full-service distributor, I’m not in … -- By Tribune-Review
    An expensive renovation
    As a Burrell School District taxpayer, I became concerned after reading the story “Burrell considers renovating former weight room” (July 28). In addition to deciding if this space needs to … -- By Tribune-Review
    The Brady affair: Contract law
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association suing in federal court to overturn his four-game “Deflategate” suspension won’t help them in the court of public opinion. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Reader wants to end estrangement, preferably with Sis admitting fault
    Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: How does one end an estrangement? My sister and I haven’t spoken for five years. Despite the fact that I see her … -- By Carolyn Hax
    Review: 'Farley' never quite gets comfortable with itself
    That Derik Murray and Brent Hodge’s “I Am Chris Farley,” a documentary study of a gifted entertainer who self-destructed in the prime of life, is so upbeat is logical (Farley … -- By Andrew Barker
    Review: 'LEGO Brickumentary' documents building of an empire
    If there’s one idea that “A Lego Brickumentary” wants to express, it’s that those little plastic bricks aren’t just child’s play. The documentary about everyone’s favorite construction-block toy seeks to … -- By Katie Walsh
    Gilmore wore many hats during successful careers
    To say Cramer M. “Skip” Gilmore has led an interesting life would be a significant understatement. His curriculum vitae includes assignments in labor, private industry and the federal government over … -- By Ron Paglia
    Ex-Cincy cop pleads not guilty, posts bond
    CINCINNATI — A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was … -- By Reuters
    Stocks bounce back from big losses to close relatively flat
    NEW YORK — Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday’s batch brought … -- By The Associated Press
    Former Omar deputy to lead Afghan Taliban
    ISLAMABAD — The confirmation of former Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death reverberated Thursday as the terrorist group reportedly selected a new leader but signaled growing dissension over peace … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Steelers notebook: Tomlin says Latrobe session won't differ from normal practice
    • Coach Mike Tomlin insisted the format and approach to practice Friday won’t differ from any of the other 17 at training camp, even if the venue and the timing … -- By Chris Adamski
    McKnight Road, Susan Drive among areas targeted in Burrell paving
    Improvements are set to finish on several Burrell Township roads after the township supervisors recently opened bids for materials and labor for summer paving projects. Only one bid was received, … -- By Gina Delfavero
    Blairsville-Saltsburg OKs pay hikes for school administrators
    After a month-long delay for further review, Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board on July 22 approved 2015-16 salary increases for several administrators and non-union support personnel. In accordance with contracts and agreements … -- By Jeff Himler
    Blairsville family training poodle mix to help monitor diabetic boy's blood sugar
    Five-year-old Eli Michel loves to share a hug with his best buddy, Murphy, but others who see the Blairsville boy on an outing with his canine companion shouldn’t expect to … -- By Jeff Himler
    Indiana County to revise some property reassessment notices
    Despite vocal criticism and protest movements opposing Indiana County’s first county-wide property reassessment in 47 years, the firm responsible for conducting the reassessment has had relatively few property owners schedule … -- By Greg Reinbold
    Turkey aims guns at Kurdish rebels
    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against the Islamic State, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the … -- By The Associated Press
    Kids play, learn at Jeannette summer program
    The Jeannette School District held a K-12 summer program this year, which was available to all students. The kids played kickball nearly every day that it wasn’t raining. Students got … -- By Tribune-Review
    Museum brings artist to Jeannette Library
    More than a dozen kids turned out for the Jeannette Public Library summer program’s annual art day. Each year, the Westmoreland County Museum of American Art sends an artist to … -- By Tribune-Review
    Musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' to be performed in Connellsville
    Come enjoy the popular musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Edwin S. Porter Theater, inside the Greater Connellsville Area Community … -- By Pam Porterfield
    Inside the Steelers: Rookie linebacker Chickillo continues to excel
    • Anthony Chickillo continues to be a player you can’t help but notice during training camp. At one point during 11-on-11 drills, the rookie sixth-round pick easily beat a tight … -- By Chris Adamski and Mark Kaboly
    Athletes from Greensburg YMCA competing at USA Track & Field nationals
    A boy and a girl from the Greensburg YMCA hope to earn gold medals at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic championships in Jacksonville, Fla. going on through … -- By Karen Kadilak
    Piece of plant found on island on way to France for analysis
    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it … -- By The Associated Press
    Defense chief approves arming more troops at soft sites
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, … -- By Tribune News Service
    VA whistle-blowers aghast
    WASHINGTON — Current and former Veterans Affairs employees who blew the whistle on poor health care at VA facilities came face-to-face with the agency’s new chief watchdog Thursday for the … -- By USA Today
    Youngwood council envisions steering committee to devise community plan
    Youngwood council wants to form a steering committee to help devise a community plan for the borough of about 3,000 people. During a meeting this week, council discussed setting up … -- By Bob Stiles
    Greensburg Salem grad, grandma fulfill dream with trip to Japan
    When Greensburg Salem graduate Courtney Cole and grandmother Joan  Coatz stepped off the plane in Japan earlier this summer, they were fulfilling a dream they had shared for years. “My … -- By Jacob Tierney
    Youngwood Shop 'n Save donates to veterans' foundation
    Customers at the Youngwood Shop ‘n Save store helped raise more than $6,000 toward $20,957 donated to a foundation that helps combat-wounded veterans. Officials from the grocery store chain presented … -- By Stacey Federoff
    SF grad Vock looks to build on successful junior year with Behrend soccer
    Whenever South Fayette grad Kevin Vock returns home to work out with his old varsity soccer team, he notices something about the competition: It appears to be moving in slow … -- By Chuck Curti
    NFL notebook: Brady's lawsuit will be heard in New York
    Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their … -- By Wire Reports
    Final preparations under way for Hempfield Township Community Days
    Final preparations are under way for Hempfield Township’s annual Community Days, which features children’s activities, music acts, a foot race and fireworks. The 17th annual festivities will have a few … -- By Renatta Signorini
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    Cardinals add outfielder Moss in trade with Indians
    CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he’s gone, too. Moss was dealt Thursday to the St. … -- By The Associated Press
    Former Economy borough secretary sues over firing
    Economy council fired the borough’s secretary in 2014 because of her political affiliation and age, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends. Susan Blum, 66, of Economy had been the secretary … -- By Brian Bowling
    Worker injured when excavator backs over him in Kittanning
    A man working on a road crew on Market Street in Kittanning was severely injured and flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after an excavator backed over him Thursday … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Man with handgun robs Fayette County bar, patron
    State police in Uniontown are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a busy Fayette County bar with a handgun early Thursday and fled with cash from … -- By Paul Peirce
    State Dems broke ties with political consultant days before FBI raids
    HARRISBURG — State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn heard rumors of trouble but said that’s not why he severed relations with companies owned by political consultant Mike Fleck two days … -- By Brad Bumsted
    Greensburg Junior Legion team places 2nd
    The Greensburg Junior Legion team’s season came to a close Saturday, after its 7-1 loss to Penn Township in the Westmoreland County Youth Legion playoffs. Yet, despite ending the season … -- By Kevin Lohman
    West Point Juniors again reach state tourney
    When summertime rolls around, there never is a shortage of activities for teenagers’ attention. Weeks at the beach, days at the park and afternoons spent playing video games, among many … -- By Ed Phillipps
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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
    After a monthlong hospital stay, Angelo Giorno walked through the front door of his home with a pressing demand: macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. His family happily obliged. “That’s … -- By Ben Schmitt
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    4-D Theater debuts at Kennywood
    The experience of watching “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts” in Kennywood’s new 4-D Theater is one of sight, sound and sensation. The theater had its grand opening Wednesday. It … -- By Eric Slagle
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    Connellsville Circles program fights poverty
    With vigilance and care, the circle of poverty can be overcome and families can be led out of it — and stay out — said Sue Ann Priemer, coach for … -- By Laura Szepesi
    Elizabeth Forward board OKs cost to move trailer
    Elizabeth Forward school board voted Wednesday to pay $9,140 to move a trailer from West Jefferson Hills to William Penn Elementary School. The trailer will be used for music and … -- By Patrick Cloonan

    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
    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
    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
    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 story
    Pennsylvania Pick 2 Day: 41 Night: 93 Pick 3 Day: 933 Night: 353 Pick 4 Day: 2170 Night: 9837 Pick 5 Day: 79348 Night: 67849 Treasure Hunt 1  2  5  20  30 Cash 5 10  26  35  37  41 Powerball Drawing 4 22 27 28 … -- By Tribune-Review
    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