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These clowns aren't happy about Pittsburgh's proposed circus act ban

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday resembled a three-ring circus. More than 100 people crammed into a public hearing to argue for and against proposed legislation that ...

Conner's focus turns to football after learning he's cancer-free 

The days leading up to the PET scan that revealed the good news about Pitt running back James Conner's cancer were the most tense of ...

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case

NORRISTOWN — She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. But 20 minutes after Bill Cosby offered her three blue pills ...

Alcohol-laced sodas becoming more common on tap

Alcoholic soft drinks are brewing up a storm in the refreshment industry. Linda Nyman, a co-owner of Penn Brewery in the North Side, says the brewery's ...

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Pittsburgh files for $50M transportation grant in Smart City Challenge

After months of fine-tuning, Pittsburgh filed its application Tuesday for a $50 million federal transportation grant. It is among seven finalists in the Smart City Challenge. ...

Plum residents pack school board meeting

Nearly 200 people filled the Oblock Junior High School auditorium for Tuesday night's Plum school board meeting, as many discussed among themselves the harsh words ...

Lawmaker: Pa. should get rid of instant background check system for firearms

HARRISBURG – A state lawmaker on Tuesday told hundreds of gun advocates that Pennsylvania should abolish the state's instant background check system for firearm purchases. Rep. ...

Gov. Wolf asks Liquor Control Board to allow six-pack sales at gas stations

Gov. Tom Wolf waded into the ongoing debate Tuesday over where and how Pennsylvania consumers can buy six-packs of beer and other malt beverages. In ...

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Veterans' caravan makes stop in Carnegie

The Carnegie community welcomed World War II veterans, "Rosie-the-Riveters" and veterans through 1963 as a caravan of 10 luxury tour buses traveled down Lydia Street ...

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Family of sisters murdered in Pittsburgh says grief is 'almost unbearable'

Susan and Sarah Wolfe were the "little girls" of their large, accomplished Iowa family, yet their presence and support meant so much to loved ones, ...

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Distemper outbreak closes Armstrong Co. animal shelter

Orphans of the Storm, Armstrong County's animal shelter, has closed due to an outbreak of canine distemper. Shelter boardmember Christine O'Donnell said several dogs and puppies ...

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With season on the brink, Penguins turn to Murray in goal

TAMPA, Fla. — With their season in the balance, the Penguins will turn to a ...

Roethlisberger 'disappointed' in suspended Steelers WR Bryant but says offense remains focused

Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to mince words. He usually doesn't when it comes to Martavis Bryant. Just days before the start of last postseason, Roethlisberger ...

Pirates place Vogelsong on 15-day DL, recall Schugel

Ryan Vogelsong showed improvement Tuesday, one day after a 92 mph fastball shattered multiple bones ...

Back on the field, Steelers' Bell discusses Burfict, knee injury

Le'Veon Bell was beaming Tuesday because he took part in a practice-like setting with Steelers ...

Steelers notebook: Pouncey back at '100 percent'

After enduring "multiple" surgeries to repair a broken right fibula, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said Tuesday there was "no chance" he could have played last ...

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NFL notebook: Atlanta, Miami, L.A. awarded Super Bowl

The NFL awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded ...

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Pine-based startup finds right market for heart monitor

InteloMed Inc. was positioned to capture a piece of the lucrative medical device market in 2012 when its noninvasive heart-monitoring system cleared regulatory hurdles in ...

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Is Scarborough Shoal worth a war?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, the U.S. ...

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