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Port Authority: No more free buses, zones, cash on trains

Port Authority of Allegheny County plans to eliminate free bus rides in Downtown, charge for ConnectCards and make all riders pay at the start of ...

Phipps has fun with summer exhibits

Everyone has a chance to be a kid again at "PlayGardens," Phipps Conservatory's summer flower show. Even young-at-heart grandmas and grandpas can get in on the ...

Man burned in Salem Twp. gas line explosion; homes, businesses evacuated 

State authorities are investigating the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Salem Township Friday morning that seriously burned a man who lives nearby, ...

Cruz takes page from Reagan, Pa. history with Fiorina announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took a page out of Pennsylvania history on Wednesday when he tapped business executive Carly Fiorina to be his running mate ...

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Former Rendell chief of staff to plead guilty in FBI lobbying sting

An ex-chief of staff to former Gov. Ed Rendell has agreed to plead guilty to federal wire fraud charges in connection with an FBI undercover ...

Coffee shop at CMU closed for cleaning after students sickened

Coffee shop La Prima Espresso closed its Carnegie Mellon University location Friday for a "thorough cleaning" because at least 15 students became ill after eating ...

Profit falls at First Niagara

First Niagara Financial Group posted a 7 percent drop in first quarter profit, it reported Friday. The Buffalo-based bank with 59 branches in the Pittsburgh area ...

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9/11 victim's family discusses courageousness, selflessness with Kiski Area elementary students

Alison Crowther wanted to make sure students at Kiski Area Upper Elementary learned at least one important lesson from her son Welles' story. "It lies ...

Allegheny
Pittsburgh mayor: Police union president plays politics with OT complaint

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto fired back at the police union Thursday, accusing its president of "playing political games" by threatening to file an unfair labor ...

Valley News Dispatch
Leechburg High School student, 13, arrested for having gun at school

A 13-year-old Leechburg Area student was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly taking a loaded pistol to school. No one was injured, and police are investigating whether ...

Sports
Steelers pick Miami cornerback Burns in 1st round 

The Steelers picked a cornerback in the first round of the draft — maybe not the one they thought they were going to get a ...

Oshie's hat trick lifts Capitals past Penguins in Game 1 

WASHINGTON — In his brief time in the NHL, goalie Matt Murray has earned praise ...

Rossi: Brutal start leaves mark on Penguins-Capitals series 

WASHINGTON — If their series opener is any indication, the Penguins and Capitals will be knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Round 2. Even ...

QBs Goff, Wentz go 1-2, RB Elliott to Cowboys 

CHICAGO — Jared Goff is moving down the West Coast to Los Angeles. Carson Wentz and his big right arm are moving from North Dakota ...

Despite quiet night, Pitt's Boyd confident in NFL future

Tyler Boyd wasn't selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but he went to sleep Thursday comfortable and confident his NFL career will ...

Penguins/NHL
NHL notebook: Interim coach could get Wild job permanently

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate ...

Arts and Entertainment
Pianist returns to Pittsburgh for classes, baseball 

On Feb. 20, 1944, pianist Byron Janis and conductor Lorin Maazel, the two greatest virtuoso musicians Pittsburgh has produced, performed together with the Pittsburgh Symphony ...

Lifestyles
Home gardeners can learn ways to conserve water

Over the years, we've seen dry seasons, but rarely a prolonged drought. Occasionally, watering will be restricted, but fall and winter bring enough moisture to ...

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Refugees in the Land of Good Enough

Don't quote me on this, but New York City is in the midst of digging a third tunnel, 60 miles long, deep underground, to bring ...

Eric Heyl
Election day loss has surprisingly nice flavor for Braddock mayor

Defeat seldom tastes this good. After finishing third among four candidates in a Democratic U.S. Senate primary, most people would retch as though they just ...

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