2 p.m.
Pirates notebook: McCutchen still trying to adjust to hitting second in batting order

By Travis Sawchik
ARLINGTON, Texas — As the season moves past the quarter mark, Andrew McCutchen sees the benefits of batting second in the order but is still ...

Starting Nine: Early struggles of McCutchen, Liriano concerning

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 MLB. ...

Pirates notebook: Pitching help (almost) on the way from minors

By Travis Sawchik
ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle knows the Pirates have pitching help coming. He knows the rotation could soon become something of a game of musical chairs ...

1 p.m.
Flash flood warning issued for Allegheny County

By Elizabeth Behrman
A flash flood warning is in effect for south and central Allegheny County until 4:30 p.m. The National Weather Service said slow-moving thunderstorms began producing ...

Cutting-edge fiber art: Wide variety of materials make up annual exhibit

By Kurt Shaw
Far from simply being made from needle and thread, fiber art has become loosely defined to include much more. It can consist of natural or ...

'Matilda' actor embraces gender flip for role, working with kids

By Alice T. Carter
David Abeles has discovered it's fun to be bad. He plays Agatha Trunchbull, headmistress of Crunchen Hall, who rules with an iron fist and lives by ...

Thriving rail trails energize communities

By Debra Erdley
Tom Demagall practically grew up on Pennsylvania's rail trails. As a preteen, the Mt. Pleasant native loved the freedom of pedaling his bicycle along the Yough ...

Noon
College students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent

By The Associated Press
Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. During her first year, she faced tuition and ...

Squirrel Hill Tunnel and Liberty Bridge traffic single lane only 3 nights this week

By Elizabeth Behrman
Traffic will be restricted this week in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel as PennDOT crews conduct washing operations. The tunnel will be reduced to single lanes ...

9 a.m.
UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

By The Associated Press
POZZALLO, Sicily — More than 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the past few days as they ...

8 a.m.
La Roche baseball team wins D-III World Series opener

By Staff Report
The La Roche baseball team opened the NCAA Division III World Series with a 5-3 victory over 2014 national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday in Appleton, ...

Midnight
Brandt's Riverhounds debut ends with defeat at New York

By Matt Grubba
Dave Brandt's debut as Riverhounds coach finished with an all-to-familiar outcome against one of the Eastern Conference leaders. Junior Flemmings scored in the eighth minute to ...

11 p.m.
Islamic State fighters appear to be selling sex slaves online

By The Washington Post
The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile ...

Darvish returns to Rangers rotation, stymies Pirates in victory

By Travis Sawchik
ARLINGTON, Texas — Clint Hurdle and Jeff Banister still communicate. The Pirates manager and his former bench coach text or email each other daily. About ...

High-school productions, performers honored at Kelly awards

By Tribune-Review
A sold-out crowd gathered May 28 at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO honored Allegheny County's finest high-school performers at the 26th Annual Pittsburgh CLO ...

10 p.m.
Flash flood traps pair in car in Derry Township

By Tribune-Review
Rainstorms flooded roads and trapped one vehicle with people inside in Derry Township on Saturday night. Westmoreland County 911 dispatchers said one vehicle with two people ...

Big rig overturns on Turnpike ramp at Irwin

By Tribune-Review
A tractor-trailer overturned on a ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Irwin interchange Saturday night, authorities said. Officials at the state police station in New ...

No report of injuries in Crescent Township house fire

By Tribune-Review
Crews from two fire departments were battling a house fire along Route 51 in Crescent Township on Saturday night, authorities said. Moon Police, who handle emergency ...

Investigation puts scrutiny on lobbyists, political ties

By Brad Bumsted and Mike Wereschagin
HARRISBURG — For lawmakers seeking campaign help and the lobbyists who want to influence them, the path to power can run through the same offices ...

Boy's will to recover, faith play role in fast healing from severed arm 

By Ben Schmitt
A resounding crack of the baseball bat, a loud cheer from his teammates, and there was Seth Apel intently sprinting down the first-base line. The ...

Kiski Area's Roundtree bolts past rivals, takes 110 hurdles at PIAA championships

By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Even after winning his preliminary heat in the 110-meter hurdles Friday, Jace Roundtree fretted about a slow start in the race. One thing is ...

Leechburg basketball in limbo after coach fired

By Bill Beckner Jr.
The world as they knew it jolted by the loss of their mentor, Leechburg boys basketball players try to adjust to life without coach Damian ...

9 p.m.
'It looks like kids did it': Harmar supervisors vote to paint over student mural

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
A student-created mural will be painted over as a new majority among Harmar supervisors exert their vision on the walls of the township's municipal building. ...

Slain Navy SEAL Checque gets posthumous award for heroism

By Tribune-Review
A Norwin High School graduate killed in 2012 during his Navy SEAL team's daring rescue of an American hostage in Afghanistan was awarded the Navy ...

Death toll rises in Texas flooding

By The Associated Press
HOUSTON — The bodies of two missing motorists were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after ...

PIAA track and field notebook: Burrell's Scherer adds to medal haul

By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer typically makes a colorful fashion statement when she runs. She can add her PIAA track and field medals to the ...

Penguins' Maatta find redemption after benching

By Jonathan Bombulie
When the Penguins open the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, the youngest player on the ice won't be rookie goalie Matt Murray, who just ...

Stanley Cup finalists Penguins, Sharks share much in common

By Bill West
The further into the Stanley Cup playoffs the Penguins advanced, the more similarities they found between themselves and their opponent. All that remains between them ...

Indy 500 always evolving, but traditions remain

By Ralph N. Paulk
INDIANAPOLIS — As Roger Penske made the long walk from Gasoline Alley to pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before last weekend's time trials, he ...

Connellsvile's Wiltrout, Beaver Falls' Perretta get emotional after PIAA wins

By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Connellsville junior Madison Wiltrout and Beaver Falls senior Domenic Perretta shed tears Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. For Wiltrout, it was ...

Vintage travel guides show Pittsburgh's appeal through the years

By Jason Cato
As the Duquesne Incline slowly ascended the face of Mt. Washington, Brad Waterman raised his hand and pointed out the window. "Look at all the old ...

Despite price bounce, natural gas rebound remains far off

By David Conti
The benchmark price of natural gas recently spent an entire month above the $2 mark, buoyed by optimism that shale drillers were dialing back on ...

Sanders changes tone on Clinton's emails

By Bloomberg News
Months after telling Hillary Clinton the American people were "sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," the times may be a-changing for Bernie Sanders as ...

Forest Hills resident recalls time spent guarding Tomb of Unknown Soldier

By Chris Togneri
The cemetery closes, but the guard remains. Every minute of every day, the guard marches before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, marking the line between ...

Hundreds of migrants plucked from sea off Libya coast

By The Associated Press
ROME — A flotilla of ships saved 668 migrants Saturday from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Italian ...

Sewickley Academy's Ross emerges with PIAA tennis gold

By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Two springs ago, Luke Ross was here. A supremely talented freshman tennis player for Sewickley Academy, Ross fought his way into the PIAA ...

The sad farce of the political duopoly

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan
In 2002, Saddam Hussein ran on the Ba'ath party ticket and won Iraq's presidency with 100 percent of the vote. Not surprisingly, Saddam was the ...

Privatizing the air traffic control system: Bag the union sweeteners

By Tribune-Review
Legislation to remove the nation's air traffic control from the federal government is the right prescription for an antiquated system. But that doesn't require union ...

Sunday pops

By Tribune-Review
Gov. Tom Wolf expended a modicum of political capital in imploring the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to allow sales of six-packs of beer at more ...

Remembrance & politics: Memorial Day's significance this election year

By Christopher Kelly
Memorial Day this year calls on all Americans with particular significance. It requires us to look at our past and to our future as our ...

Bright Lines: Donald Trump and the Plum teacher-student sex scandal

Letter to the Editor
Don Harrison, Bethel Park: I have been speaking each month from my Bethel Park Council seat about the downhill slope that our nation is experiencing ...

Translating John Quigley

By Colin McNickle
Commended for your rapt reading attention is this translation of the infamous email of John Quigley, the recently kicked-to-the-curb former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department ...

Girls press start on video game design careers in Emsworth

By Aaron Aupperlee
Kaylee Nicotero easily completed the first level of a video game she played on her laptop. And she should — the ninth-grader at Holy Family Academy ...

Meet the Libertarians

By Matt Welch
For the majority of non-Beltway Americans who prudently maintain unfavorable opinions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Libertarian candidate is certain to advocate several ...

Bernie Sanders getting caught up in victimhood

By Erika D. Smith
"All politicians will break your heart eventually." After spending my youth tripping over politicians with my lobbyist father, I know this bit of advice from ...

Creative job perks attracting top talent

By The Washington Post
Nick DeMarco runs a small biotech startup in Raleigh, N.C., that makes scientific instruments. But what got his company, Practichem, featured from CNBC's "Power Lunch" ...

Donald Trump is a deadbeat

By Joseph Sabino Mistick
When Donald Trump sticks it to the taxman, the taxman has no choice but to stick it to the rest of us. While it is ...

Discrimination lawsuits morph

By Diane Stafford
Employee lawsuits alleging "family responsibilities discrimination" are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of employment discrimination case, according to a new study. ...

The Scott Wagner 'phenomenon'

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Is a news conference held in a public building by a public official a public event? Or is it held for the media, whose ...

It can be tricky to love, honor and share credit card statement

By The Associated Press
It's wedding season, and as many couples get ready to say their vows, they may want to have a talk about fidelity — financial fidelity. ...

Celebrating freedom this Memorial Day

By Tom Purcell
Ah, Memorial Day is upon us and the summer picnic season has begun. After all, one of the most delightful ways to celebrate our freedom ...

An Independence Day for Great Britain?

By George F. Will
LONDON Leaders of the campaign to end Britain's membership in the European Union hope next month's referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as ...

Remembering those who shaped a nation

By Salena Zito
An estimated 41 million Americans have served in the U.S. military during conflicts and wars since 1776. That amounts to about 7 percent of the ...

When it comes to mutual funds, being a cheapskate pays off

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stay cheap. Research keeps piling up to show that one of the best predictors for the success of a mutual fund is ...

Taking trepidation out of technology

By Tribune News Service
CHICAGO — Before settling on a new 2014 Ford Edge SE, Cynthia Manson resisted sales pressure to move up to a trim level that had, ...

Most times, reboot will do the trick

By Tribune-Review
Q Whenever my computer acts up, my IT guy tells me to reboot before he'll even look at it. Why is that? A. It may ...

8 p.m.
Ethanol industry's many benefits

Letter to the Editor
Regarding Gen. Wesley Clark's commentary "Ethanol fuels energy security" : Ethanol is an American success story. As a grain farmer and one of the many ...

Confidence required for economic recovery

Letter to the Editor
At Goldman Sachs' latest annual meeting, CEO Lloyd Blankfein explained the global economy's lackluster performance using a single word: confidence. Confidence has a huge impact ...

Phone apps' fine print makes for 31-hour webcast in Norway

By The Washington Post
Consumer rights advocates frequently urge smartphone users to check the terms and conditions of the apps they download. But let's be honest: Who actually reads them? A ...

Rein in Wolf's 'rogue agency'

Letter to the Editor
In January 2015, I was appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Citizen Advisory Council by then-state House Speaker Sam Smith. At the same ...

Complex problems lack simple solutions

Letter to the Editor
There are many proposals from candidates for the presidency. Some are contrary to logic. Climate change is a hoax; coal does not pollute the atmosphere; ...

McDonald's magic VA kingdom

Letter to the Editor
Remember "Baghdad Bob," Saddam Hussein's spokesman during the Gulf War? He pontificated how Iraq was winning the war while United State troops were kicking butt. We ...

Cincinnati Zoo kills gorilla to protect child

By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 3-year-old boy who fell into the ...

Family woman devoted to church, heritage, music

By Jacob Tierney
Dolores Martinelli was devoted and determined in everything she did, according to her children. The Penn Township, Westmoreland County, resident died Thursday, May 26, 2016, ...

Arizona man rescued after being trapped in car for 3 days

By The Associated Press
JEROME, Ariz. — A man trapped in his crashed vehicle on a central Arizona mountain for three days was rescued, thanks to a couple taking ...

Fugitive conservationist's 'aggressive non-violence' wins legion of fans

By The Associated Press
PARIS — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's a ...

Police seek suspect in Marshall-Shadeland car chase, shooting

By Matthew Santoni
Pittsburgh police are seeking a Crafton Heights man they say was involved in a car chase and shooting Friday in Marshall-Shadeland that left one man ...

Indianapolis 500 has traditions all its own

By Ralph N. Paulk
INDIANAPOLIS — Donald Davidson has attended every Indianapolis 500 since 1964. So, he understands the long history and rich traditions of an event that will ...

U.S. Navy's maneuvers test calm of Pacific seas

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations ...

Onetime snowboarder Kevin Pearce, injured in crash, offers hope to people with brain injuries

By The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Vt. — A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years ...

Colleges push back against Title IX guidelines on investigating sex abuse

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA — As colleges face increasing pressure to investigate reports of sex assaults aggressively, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. ...

Vandals target sites honoring veterans in California, Kentucky

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky were vandalized as the nation prepares to mark Memorial ...

7 p.m.
Sharks' success on power play has Penguins wary of penalties

By Chris Harlan
While watching the Western Conference playoffs from afar, penalty killer Tom Kuhnhackl identified one surefire way to contain the San Jose Sharks power play. "Stay out ...

Hauling dead from Everest a risky proposition for climbing teams

By The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Rangers; Sunday, May 29, 2016

By Travis Sawchik
SUNDAY at Rangers 3:05 p.m. Globe Life Park; Arlington, Texas TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates ...

Chronic lack of sleep connected to more depression in young, healthy women, study finds

By Reuters
One night of short sleep may lead to less depression the following day, but chronic short sleep is tied to greater depression overall for young ...

PIAA notebook: Vincentian's Abdalah repeats as 3,200 champion

By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Vincentian Academy junior Marianne Abdalah looked like her old self Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. With the sun beating down and ...

Wall Street lobbies lawmakers for changes to oversight agency

By Roll Call
WASHINGTON — A spending bill that funds agencies that oversee the financial industry will offer Congress one of its last opportunities to undercut President Obama's ...

Californians' Senate choice could come down to Democrats Harris, Sanchez

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an Election Day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, U.S. ...

Steelers cornerbacks corps gets near-complete overhaul

By Chris Adamski
Steelers cornerbacks are well aware of the team's passing defense statistics from last season. Even if few of them were here when those statistics were compiled. Steelers ...

Cedar apple rust beautiful, harmful

By Jessica Walliser
There's a fungus among us, one that is both fascinating and destructive. It's called cedar apple rust (Gymnosporangium juniperivirginianae), and it requires two different host ...

Wildlife rehabilitators work tirelessly for animals in need

By Bob Frye
Every ring of the phone carries the potential for healing or heartbreak for Lisa Vezzani. Sometimes, she can offer help. Sometimes, she can't. Those latter calls are ...

NASA inflates experimental room at space station

By The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA successfully inflated an experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts. ...

Ohio group drops petition to get medical marijuana issue on ballot

By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced ...

6 p.m.
Penguins practice at full speed as part of 'active recovery'

By Jonathan Bombulie
Aside from the beards on the faces of the players and the temperature outside the rink, the Penguins held a practice Saturday morning in Cranberry ...

Top Sports Pics - May 28, 2016

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

Kansas Supreme Court again rejects school funding system

By Reuters
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday again struck down the state's proposed school funding system and provided lawmakers a deadline of June 30 to fix ...

Surveillance case shapes New York divorce lawyer's legacy

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Barbara Handschu barely gave it a thought 45 years ago when she was listed first among plaintiffs in a Vietnam-era lawsuit challenging ...

MLB notebook: Mets get first baseman Loney in trade with Padres

By The Associated Press
The Mets found help at first base following Lucas Duda's injury, acquiring veteran James Loney from the Padres on Saturday for cash. Loney has spent ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — May 29

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $2,356,000 Property: ...

Hot Property: A change of genre in Calabasas

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Calabasas residents, wave goodbye to one celebrity and say hello to another. Singer-actress and Justin Bieber obsession Selena Gomez has sold her ...

In its second year, Dogapallooza returns to Carnegie Park

By Jim Spezialetti
Cristy Crawshaw created the first Dogapallooza in Carnegie Park last year as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Not only did the project earn ...

Scott commissioners OK using road funds for pickleball court

By Jim Speizlaetti
The Scott road improvement program will include a pickleball court for $33,900. When commissioners considered adding projects to the $490,580 road program, Commissioner Bill Wells was ...

Newsmaker: Jessica Marie Marabello

By Brian Bowling
Noteworthy: Waynesburg University named Marabello one of its two valedictorians for the graduating class. She gave the valedictory speech at the May 1 commencement ceremony ...

Frye: More women headed outdoors

By Bob Frye
There was a time when this kind of event might have been considered a novelty. No more. Today, the demand is real, and it's growing. Women ...

Gorman: 'Dream Outfield' no longer a dream for Pirates

By Kevin Gorman
Clint Hurdle couldn't help gushing about Gregory Polanco's swing, which now resembles a Strawberry (Darryl) instead of a Swoosh (Nike). The Pirates manager sees ...

Biertempfel: Batters use tricks to keep pitchers fresh after they hit

By Rob Biertempfel
Folks in the commissioner's office the past couple of years have been trying to morph baseball into a speedier game. I'm not talking about ...

Delaying, moving Olympics wouldn't stem spread of Zika, WHO says

By The Associated Press
BERLIN — The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics because ...

5 p.m.
Pirates minor-league report: Bradenton's Coley develops into complete pitcher

By Andrew Erickson
Austin Coley has long been something of a late bloomer. At Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., he was the district pitcher of the ...

Chartiers Valley school board opts against artificial turf linked to cancer

By Jim Spezialetti
Chartiers Valley school board decided against installing artificial turf that has been linked to cancer. Instead, the new surface includes EDPM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber ...

Business Gallery: May 29, 2016

By Tribune-Review
BANKING, FINANCE Mars National Bank celebrated its 115-year charter anniversary at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Group 8 meeting on April 12 at the Pittsburgh ...

Real Estate Notes: Doughboy plans Lawrenceville office building

By Tribune-Review
• Doughboy Square Partnership will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans for an office building with integral parking and ...

Indianapolis shakes off rust to re-create itself

By The Associated Press
So, Indianapolis, are you an old Rust Belt city or are you the next Brooklyn? Maybe a little of both — though locals bristled at ...

You can have an omelet in two minutes or less

By Kelli Foster
Just because weekday mornings are rushed doesn't mean you don't have time for an omelet for breakfast. This version of a western omelet is served ...

Outdoors notices: May 29, 2016

By Bob Frye
Rifle/trap leagues • On one of this season's rare good nights for shooting, 15 of the 211 gunners who turned out for the Twi-Night Trap ...

Saturday - May 28, 2016

By Tribune-Review
Daily images from across the region by Tribune-Review staff photographers. ...

4 p.m.
Neighbors help Brighton Heights woman with intruder

By Tribune-Review
A 62-year-old Brighton Heights woman escaped her home as an intruder entered Saturday, Pittsburgh police said. Just before noon, officers responded to Orchlee Street for a ...

Beaver County man apologizes as he is sentenced to 12 to 30 years in death

By The Associated Press
A Beaver County man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in the death of a man killed after a dispute a year ago. Christopher ...

Pittsburgh police union leader: Another grievance possible over Beyonce concert

By Jason Cato
The president of Pittsburgh's police union said Saturday he will file a labor grievance against the city if on-duty officers are ordered to work traffic ...

Bloomfield husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

By Matthew Santoni and Jason Cato
Pittsburgh police found a married couple dead inside their Bloomfield home Saturday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide after an ominous 911 call, authorities said. Allegheny County ...

Body found in wooded area at Point State Park

By Matthew Santoni
A trio of tourists visiting from New Jersey discovered a dead body in a wooded area of Point State Park on Saturday afternoon. Max Kinney ...