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Sparks fly at CCAC's midnight welding course

It's midnight, and class is in session. Blinding flashes project silhouettes against the heavy, rubber-strip curtains of the welding bays. Grinders scatter sparks across the concrete floor. Metal ...

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh knew of aggressive police officers but did nothing

A few Pittsburgh police officers habitually escalate confrontations with citizens, use excessive force on them and then file false criminal charges to justify or cover ...

Political minds meet at St. Vincent

The nation's political elite failed to foresee that a television reality star could become the Republican Party nominee or that social Democrat Bernie Sanders could ...

For the birds: Plant food and shelter for our feathered friends

Bob Mulvihill, an ornithologist at the National Aviary, always seems to have a pair of binoculars hanging around his neck. In midsentence, the faint sound ...

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Time to get a flu shot, health officials say

Health officials are concerned by a seasonal decrease in flu vaccinations — especially among older people — and want people to take advantage of a ...

Politics
Allegations surface that Trump broke Cuba embargo in 1990s

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came under intense scrutiny Thursday for allegations that he knowingly violated the U.S. embargo on Cuba in the 1990s, a ...

Valley News Dispatch
Documents show Springdale cut deal with former borough clerk

Springdale officials agreed not to pursue criminal charges against a former clerk accused of stealing money from the borough because they feared being sued, a ...

Sports
Pirates, Cubs play to draw in rain-shortened game

Ivan Nova's career with the Pirates might have ended with an unexpected outcome Thursday: a tie. On a cool, rainy night at PNC Park, Major League ...

Steelers defense sees Chiefs game as chance for redemption

As the yards piled up and the points remained down, it almost seemed too good ...

Gorman: The first start, for a father and a son

The Steelers might not know who will line up at left guard Sunday night against ...

Fighting still useful to catch eye of front offices in NHL

The Penguins opened training camp a week ago with 54 skaters on the roster, many of whom arrived in Cranberry without a single bit of ...

Freshman running back Moss learning on the fly in Panthers' backfield

Running back Chawntez Moss' freshman moment hit him hard not long after he left Bedford ...

Pitt-West Virginia to renew men's basketball rivalry

Pitt and West Virginia will resume their men's basketball rivalry with a four-game series starting in 2017-18 when the teams square off at Petersen Events ...

Arts and Entertainment
Review: Riveting 'Deepwater Horizon' captivates throughout

We all know how "Deepwater Horizon" ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions ...

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Legislators grill Wells Fargo CEO on senior management's knowledge of bank's sale practices

WASHINGTON — Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly ...

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Bogus grades are no 'favor' for minorities

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry ...

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