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Zoos of the future may be animals' last, best hope

Zoos across the country are frequently in the news. Sweet, heartwarming photos of new baby animals are offset by frightening, dangerous events. Zoos inspire debate and ...

With family's support, Sharpsburg woman beats cancer for a second time 

Robin Smiley sat in the center of the room, surrounded by laughter and loudness. It could have been anywhere: Her Sharpsburg home. A family picnic. A ...

Mobile addiction treatment clinic travels where it's needed

The trailer hitched to a Ford pickup is a XLR Hyper Lite, designed for family vacations and campgrounds. But parked under a black, netless basketball hoop ...

Retailers find new ways to get back-to-school customers to stores

The fashion show models strutted the runway to a dance mix of Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift hits, trying not to look nervous while a ...

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Dead body found in car off the Parkway at Penn Hills

State police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a dead body with a bullet wound found ...

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Islamic State backers convicted in U.S. due to leave prison

They're going to come home. Ninety people in the United States have been accused or convicted ...

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Trump warns of 'war' on farmers during visit to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants ...

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NBA player Blair hosts back-to-school event for Pittsburgh area children

The lanes were ready and the pizza was hot, but a Pittsburgh native who found fame in the NBA had to change his game plan ...

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Steelers safety Golden grabs starting job after paying dues for years

Robert Golden always has been one the Steelers' most "special" players. Over five seasons, he ...

Star on the field, Pitt RB Conner embraces chance to make difference off it

James Conner was tired, even a little sore, as he left Pitt's practice facility after another 14-hour day that's typical during training camp. Darkness crept ...

Pirates notebook: Cole having elbow examined in L.A.

MILWAUKEE — Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will leave the team on Sunday and fly to ...

Can Pitt join college basketball's blue bloods?

When Kevin Stallings considered an offer this spring to become the next Pitt men's basketball ...

For Pirates, seeing Kuhl was believing in him

Scouts evaluate physical attributes of pitching prospects with their eyes and radar guns. Performance is recorded in box scores and through pitch-tracking technology at the ...

Big plays crush Central Catholic in loss to St. John's College

When it was over, Terry Totten was at a loss for words. The Central Catholic coach watched his nationally ranked Vikings open the season with a ...

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Will Pennsylvania Republicans once again cave to Gov. Tom Wolf's tax-and-spend demands?

As August melts into September the halls of the state Capitol building are relatively quiet. ...

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