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Primanti Bros. to mail sandwiches nationwide

By The Associated Press 9:42 a.m.
The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its iconic sandwiches with French fries and cole slaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail. Primanti Bros. is …

Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter …

Doctor 1st Ebola virus case in New York City

By The Associated Press 10:55 a.m.
NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently came back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary results, city officials said Thursday. He’s the fourth confirmed case in the …

Heyl: ‘Mr. Peduto Head’ products could earn city much-needed revenue

By Eric Heyl
Embrace the affront, Mr. Peduto Head. Your city might reap significant rewards if you do. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration recently took the unusual step of formally instructing police officers not to disparage him when issuing parking tickets. Seems that …

Washington County military surplus store sold stolen items, detectives say

By Paul Peirce
The owner of the California Army-Navy surplus store and his nephew made “substantial profits” by selling more than $216,000 worth of military property allegedly stolen …

Museum honoring writer with Pittsburgh ties breaks ground in Nebraska

By Rachel Weaver 10:49 a.m.
Construction of a museum honoring a world renowned author with Pittsburgh ties is under way in Red Cloud, Neb. The National Willa Cather Center is …

U.S. airstrikes beat back Islamic State’s push for Mosul dam

By McClatchy Newspapers
IRBIL, Iraq — An Islamic State offensive in northern Iraq that began Monday with a series of car bombings on Kurdish military positions has been thwarted thus far by U.S.-led airstrikes outside the critical Mosul Dam area, although the terrorists …

Public’s help sought in identifying male remains found in Pittsburgh

By Margaret Harding
Investigators with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office are seeking help in identifying skeletal remains discovered earlier this week near Bigelow Boulevard in Pittsburgh. The remains appear to be of an elderly, toothless man who was between 5 feet 6 …

The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College

By Joe Napsha
The American ship captain held hostage for four days by armed Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009 said he expects that shipping …

Zappala impersonator rips off Butler County business, state police say

By Michael Hasch
A man pretending to be Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. has ripped off at least one store in Butler County by telling employees he had been shorted on merchandise he purchased, state police said. The employees apologized …

First Draft: Sours are easy to appreciate but tricky to brew

By Chris Fleisher 10:49 a.m.
It looked like beer but tasted like something else. Papaya, white grape and guava, cut with a lemon acidity that was enveloped by a light …