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Military medals review offers chance to properly honor those who served

The Secretary of the Army hung the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor, around the neck of Walter Joseph Marm Jr. ...

Drastic December week put Penguins on course to Stanley Cup Final

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford immediately noticed the bright side of the bad news he ...

Riverlife ramping up green projects in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh newcomer Caitlin Pomorski took the Three Rivers Heritage Trail marker at face value: Point State Park 3.2 miles. Pomorski, 31, who moved from Forest Hills ...

Egyptians party on Sufi sheik's birthday 

LUXOR, Egypt — They dance in lines or in small groups, heads and bodies swaying in unison. Men in galabiyas, or long traditional gowns, perform the ...

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Family recalls Arnold native's sacrifice as member of famed Band of Brothers

Around Memorial Day, Margaret Adams drives to Greenwood Cemetery in Lower Burrell. She visits her ...

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Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

WASHINGTON — A judge, called "a hater" by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman's Trump University real estate school, ...

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Westmoreland Community Action drug help line aims to stem tide of substance abuse

Marc Hernley was floundering in a sea of alcohol and drugs. In jail with a bleak future, he looked to family and friends for help in ...

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Penguins' 2009 Cup holdovers seek to build legacies

As the champagne sprayed and the Stanley Cup was passed around on that legendary June night at Joe Louis Arena in 2009, the Penguins knew ...

Rossi: Penguins, Sharks are in Stanley Cup Final, but not as expected

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are part of an ensemble. And Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton are more like the supporting cast. Hold up. Isn't this ...

Stanley Cup's traveling tales span the globe, bottom of Lemieux's pool

Don't disrespect the Stanley Cup. The New York Rangers and 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin learned that lesson the hard way. At least ...

Command issues plague Pirates' Liriano in loss to Rangers 

ARLINGTON, Texas — Francisco Liriano sat silently facing his locker following the Pirates' 6-2 loss ...

24-year-old rookie Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — In one of the most stunning finishes at the storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rookie Alexander Rossi held together his nerves — and a ...

Numbers stacked against Steelers' Timmons

Lawrence Timmons recently took a glance at the Steelers roster. He really didn't like what ...

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Pennsylvania board's inaction on drilling impact fee grants imperils projects

A state board that controls about $17 million in impact fee money collected from shale gas drillers in Pennsylvania has failed to meet since September, ...

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The qualities veterans possess

When I ask students at Duquesne University if they or a family member are veterans, there is usually a sprinkling of hands. More hands are ...

Eric Heyl
It's time for the cynics to join the 21st century — and crack open a beer

Not to suggest the few opponents of this historic moment should keep their emotions bottled up. But because supporters greatly outnumber detractors of the state's ...

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