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At DNC, Pittsburgh police chief urges communities, police to unite

Police officers have "the hardest job in this nation," Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay told the nation Tuesday during a prime time speech before the ...

Philly cultivates activist climate at Democratic convention

This week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is drawing tens of thousands of demonstrators a day, dwarfing the number that went to last week's Republican ...

Pa. halted anonymous nursing home complaints for 3 years, audit finds

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health risked "residents' safety" by refusing to accept anonymous complaints against nursing homes for almost a three-year period, Auditor ...

CMU alum Heder's film 'Tallulah' to debut on Netflix

No child left behind? Tally one for "Tallulah." A new Netflix film to begin streaming July 29, "Tallulah" focuses on a young woman (Ellen Page) who ...

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State police raid New Kensington club for gambling

Authorities said they uncovered an illegal gambling operation Tuesday in the basement of a Westmoreland County sporting club. Officers from the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of ...

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Wilkinsburg identified

Authorities identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash on the Parkway East as Charles R. Black, 63, of Pittsburgh. The crash happened at about 2 ...

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Hole-in-one twice as nice for Irwin golfer

Steve Blass and Tom Kohut have something in common, and it doesn't involve baseball or ...

Allegheny
RIDC fills in city on plans for former Hazelwood mill site

The Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania is planning a three-phase process to develop a "building within a building" at a former Hazelwood steel ...

Politics
Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

PHILADELPHIA — Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned "change-maker" as he served ...

Westmoreland
Jeannette considers future of 20 vacant properties held by late owner's estate

Jeannette officials are examining ways to gain control of 20 vacant properties owned by the late Frank Trigona while the parcels are entangled in Westmoreland ...

Valley News Dispatch
Springdale football team offers encouragement, thank-you gifts to police

Carrie Appollonia was pleased to see members of the Springdale Dynamos varsity football team sharing a light-hearted moment with Springdale Township police Tuesday. Chief Mike Naviglia ...

Sports
Liriano takes step back in loss to Mariners

After taking four steps forward in July, Francisco Liriano took a step — a large ...

Rossi: Timing right for Polanco to fill void

It's not a rule. Doesn't always happen, either. Sometimes, though, a legend's exit is almost ...

Steelers defense trying to match same high level as prolific offense

Long the hallmark of the Steelers franchise, defense has taken a backseat in recent years ...

Ex-coach Dixon defends his offensive system at Pitt

Former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said he understands why forward Michael Young, the Panthers' leading ...

Pitt men's basketball ready for lineup rarity

The last two times Pitt featured as many as three seniors in its starting lineup, ...

Big Ten notebook: Penn State AD says opposing programs lying to recruits

CHICAGO — Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said opposing programs are lying to recruits by telling them the Nittany Lions could be put on ...

Steelers/NFL News
NFL notebook: Cowboys' Gregory returns to drug rehab

Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has failed another drug test, per multiple sources, and may not play at all in 2016. Gregory was already ...

Lifestyles
Brazil's national cocktail poised for Olympic exposure

It's tempting to call cachaça (pronounced ka-SHAH-sah) a Brazilian rum and think of the caipirinha as another muddled tropical cocktail. The upcoming Olympics in Rio ...

Business Headlines
Consol to resume gas drilling in Utica, Marcellus shale

Consol Energy Inc. executives think natural gas producers have turned the corner on low prices and tepid demand, prompting the company to begin a slow ...

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Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, ...

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