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Christie promises blunt campaign as N.J. governor enters 2016 race

By The Associated Press
LIVINGSTON, N.J. — A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the truth ...

W.Pa. economy gains momentum as employers increase hiring

By Alex Nixon 8:09 p.m.
The economy in Western Pennsylvania picked up steam in May as more people entered the labor market and employers boosted hiring — which an economist said show the region is experiencing a “substantial bounceback” from weakness in the first quarter. …

Heidelberg mourning K-9 officer that died of cancer

By Alex Felser 7:14 p.m.
Heidelberg’s K-9 officer worked until the end, despite battling cancer. Rocky, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, died Monday with his partner Sgt. Dennis …

Presque Isle Downs cancels thoroughbred races because of running deer

By Jason Cato 8:28 p.m.
What do you call a white-tail deer coming down the backstretch? A nagging problem, if you are Presque Isle Downs & Casino. The Erie thoroughbred track canceled races the past three days because a deer darted onto the course and …

South Side zoning clashes with parking: Workers hurt

By Bob Bauder
A South Side restricted parking zone approved Monday by Pittsburgh City Council could force 25 employees of an Internet marketing business to park as far ...

Vandergrift man accused of sexual assault

By Chuck Biedka
A Vandergrift man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl is separately accused of getting other juvenile girls to drink some of his blood after he cut himself. Jonathan Ryan Davis, 21, of Emerson Street, is also accused of ...

Wet weather puts Three Rivers Regatta events in jeopardy

By Tony Raap
The annual EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta may have to cancel some events this weekend if it continues to rain, organizers said Monday. “We are monitoring ...

Facebook page scuttles plans for Butler County fake tornado drill

By Tony Raap
A Facebook page operated by a Butler County teenager caused confusion Monday among emergency officials, the National Weather Service and others when the page’s administrator said he would post a fake warning about a tornado as a way to conduct ...

Brooklyn man’s cross-state taxi ride leads straight to jail in Uniontown

By Liz Zemba
A Brooklyn man who took a cab from Philadelphia to Uniontown to surprise his fiancée instead found himself booked into the Fayette County jail when ...

NBC dumps Trump’s beauty pageants

By USA Today
More consequences for Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants: NBC dumped his beauty pageants and reiterated he will not be in “The Apprentice” ...

Heinz executives to dominate post-merger management of Kraft Heinz Co.

By Alex Nixon
Most of the top executives at Kraft Foods Group will head for the exits once the macaroni-and-cheese maker merges with H.J. Heinz Co., signaling that executives in Pittsburgh will be in control of the $28 billion food giant. Kraft Heinz Co. ...