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Articles from February 1, 2013

49ers Cb Retracts Anti-Gay Remarks
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized Thursday for anti-gay comments he made to a comedian at Super Bowl media day, saying "that's not what I feel in my heart." "I'm sorry if I offended anyone. They were very ugly comments," Culliver...
After a Run for the Title Cornell Has a Big Drop
This has not been an easy season for the Cornell High School boys basketball team. A season after competing in the WPIAL Class A championship game, the Raiders, who graduated all five starters from that team, have struggled with a less experienced group...
Air Force Officer Was Just as Heroic Serving as a Brother-in-Law
Writer/philosopher Joseph Campbell defined a hero as someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. My brother-in-law Frank was a hero.I first met Frank when he returned from Europe to marry the love of his life -- my sister...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY/CITY [Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYFormer jail sergeant sues alleging discriminationA former Allegheny County Jail sergeant sued the county Thursday saying she was not allowed to return to work with physical restrictions, possibly due to her race and gender.Monica Green,...
Another One for the Road Penguins Win Again in New York as Vokoun Shuts out Rangers
NEW YORK -- The Penguins did not plan for many of the things that have happened during the early weeks of this season.They did not expect their power play to fail on 16 consecutive opportunities.They did not anticipate losing their first two home games...
Art & Literature Art and Literature Go Hand in Hand at Bloomfield's East End Book Exchange
Like most great art, the paintings on display during tonight's opening reception at the East End Book Exchange in Bloomfield are thought-provoking. Just don't ask artist Brian Gonnella what they mean."I'm not the type of person who's going to get into...
As Advertised, More Great Picks
Super Bowl Sunday is just two days away, so like a lot of Pittsburghers, The Dribbler has been trying to decide for which team to root.As you might already know, if the 49ers win, they'll tie the Steelers for most Super Bowl wins all time at six. But...
AUTHORITY REJECTS HEINZ FIELD SPENDING [Derived Headline]
AUTHORITY REJECTS HEINZ FIELD SPENDING The Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority says it is under no obligation to pay for two-thirds of the cost of a proposed 3,000-seat expansion at Heinz Field. In a formal response to a lawsuit...
A Zest for Zombies 'Warm Bodies' Mixes the Dead and the Living in an Unusual Way
A zombie known only by the initial of R (Nicholas Hoult) silently reminds himself: "Don't be creepy. Don't be creepy. Don't be creepy." After all, he is trying to make a good impression on a human teenager, Julie (Teresa Palmer), he has brought to the...
Backpack on City Stoop Causes a Stir 'Timebomb' Sticker Draws Police Squad
It seemed like something out of a comedy, but the Pittsburgh bomb squad wasn't laughing when it arrived at a Regent Square apartment Thursday morning to find a backpack with the word "timebomb" on one of the straps.The backpack was found on the stoop...
Bdd Sufferers Are Preoccupied with Physical Defects
DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage daughter was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Can you help me understand this condition so I can help her?DEAR READER: To answer your question, I consulted with my colleague, Dr. Michael Miller, assistant professor of...
Beckham to Play for Free
In a dazzling career filled with riches and titles, David Beckham is taking his globe-trotting soccer tour to one of the most alluring destinations of all.The 37-year-old midfielder signed a five-month contract Thursday with Paris Saint-Germain and has...
Better Battery U.S. Steel Commissions New, Cleaner Coke Ovens at Clairton Plant
U.S. Steel Thursday formally commissioned a new battery of coke ovens at its Clairton plant, a $500 million project the company said will preserve steelmaking jobs in the Mon Valley and improve the region's air quality. The project is a scaled back version...
Big East Slump Hits Zanna
It all came so easily for Talib Zanna early in the season and perhaps that is the problem now. His teammates were setting him up for layups and dunks. He displayed a deft touch in his mid-range game and knocked down 75 percent of his free throws in non-conference...
Bill Clinton Still Has Plenty to Teach Democrats
After Barack Obama's inaugural address, where he presented a full- throated defense of social and economic liberalism, I went back and read Bill Clinton's 1997 inaugural. The two Democrats naturally share common themes, but their differences are sharp.As...
Bland Canned Port Authority Ousts CEO at County Exec's Behest
Port Authority's board of directors voted today to fire CEO Steve Bland after efforts broke down to reach a settlement under which he would resign.The dismissal was engineered by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.Sources who asked not to be...
Bowman 'Arrives' in Many Ways
NEW ORLEANS -- The Atlanta Falcons were driving for what they hoped would be the winning touchdown. Fourth-and-4 at the San Francisco 10 with little more than a minute left. Quarterback Matt Ryan sent wide receiver Roddy White over the middle. The ball...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Westinghouse signs agreement in ChinaWestinghouse Electric Co. has signed a memorandum of agreement with a Chinese-owned joint venture that completes negotiations on the Instrumentation and Control Template Contract for future reactors in the country,...
Cal U's Armenti atop State System Pay in '12 Swimming Coach Third at $262,359
Despite being fired in May, former California University of Pennsylvania president Angelo Armenti Jr. was the State System of Higher Education's top earner in 2012, his $376,560 in total pay due mostly to unused leave and severance, system records show....
Casino Group Gets New Deadline $170M Sought to Build Facility in Lawrence County
Lawrence County leaders hope the next six weeks will yield what the previous 11 years have not -- a financier who will pay for construction of Valley View Downs, the racetrack and casino envisioned for the west side of New Castle, five miles from the...
Central Park Jogger Case Still Lacks Justice
Trisha Meili, formerly of Upper St. Clair, doesn't remember the events of April 19, 1989. While taking a late evening jog through New York's Central Park, the investment banker was assaulted, raped and left for dead by Matias Reyes, a serial rapist who...
City Urged to Handle Cash Better
Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb on Thursday reiterated his call for better cash-management practices across city departments, saying a cashier in the city police records room never should have had the opportunity to steal $17,140 in cash and allow...
Clinton Leaves State, Sailing on Fair Wind
She has traveled nearly a million miles, it seems, from Whitewater, Travelgate and the Task Force on National Health Care Reform -- a tumultuous and very public journey from polarizing first lady to "workhorse" senator, to the U.S.'s top diplomat, where...
Coach Finding Same Results
It was a pretty good inaugural season for Dan Bradley the football coach. Now Dan Bradley the basketball coach has a chance at a history-making season. Bradley is the only person in the WPIAL who is a head coach of varsity football and basketball teams....
Congress Raises U.S. Debt Limit
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday sent President Barack Obama legislation suspending the government's statutory borrowing limit until May, accepting a House Republican demand that Senate Democrats produce a budget plan this spring in exchange for...
Count the Ways Corbett's Liquor Reform Is Right for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania consumers should love Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal for getting the state out of the liquor business.The number of retail outlets would increase dramatically, with stores selling liquor and wine doubling to 1,200 plus unlimited licenses for...
Defense Nominee Hagel Defends Record Ex-Senator Grilled at Confirmation Hearing for 8 Hours
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee as defense secretary, confronted withering criticism during a marathon confirmation hearing Thursday, but administration officials said they felt confident that the Republican-led attacks did...
Diamondbacks, Prado Agree to Deal
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.Prado made the All-Star team as the Braves second baseman...
Director and Actress Took Special Steps to Get Mood Right
Any interview dealing with zombies must include the obligatory and, yes, relevant question: Do you feel a kinship with George A. Romero? "I do feel a great debt to him, and I also feel like we are kind of following in his footsteps in some way," Jonathan...
Director Nimble of Foot in Casting of Leading Men
Al Pacino gets a mobster makeover near the end of "Stand Up Guys." But when director Fisher Stevens tried a hat on the Oscar winner, Mr. Pacino shook it off. "Fish, I don't think so. He looks a little like you-know-who."Just one of the most famous mobsters...
Disney Channel's 'A.N.T. Farm' Pays Tribute to Black History Month
FRESNO, Calif. -- China Anne McClain, star of the Disney Channel series "A.N.T. Farm," grew up in a musical household. Her father's a record producer, her mother's a songwriter and along with her sisters -- Sierra and Lauryn -- she performed as the McClain...
Does This Facebook Make Me Look Fat? Study: Self-Esteem Can Rise but Weight, Credit Suffer
All those digital "likes" on Facebook could be the most unfriendly thing your virtual friends could do.A steady diet of Facebook kudos leads to a loss of discipline, weight gain and credit card debt, according to a study conducted by professors from...
Dow Logs Best January in Nearly 2 Decades
NEW YORK -- The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades.Stocks rallied in the first week of the year after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," and then pushed higher toward record levels as optimism about the...
'Elementary' to Get Super Bowl Boost
PASADENA, Calif. -- Broadcast networks carefully consider what to air in the time slot after the Super Bowl because they see it as a valuable launch pad for a new series or as an opportunity to bring millions more viewers than usual to an existing series.Last...
Emmy Rossum Revels in Her 'Shameless' Character's Quirks
PASADENA, CALIF. -- Emmy Rossum has stopped worrying about looking too good.Three seasons into "Shameless," the Showtime series in which she stars as Fiona Gallagher, a harried twenty-something who's raising her siblings with no help whatsoever from...
Fine 'Quartet' Sings of Travails of Aging
Seems there's a mini-glut of movie quartets these days. A "late" one of the Beethoven string type just opened here a fortnight ago. Now, on its heels, comes the vocal variety -- even later in the lives of its members."Quartet" is Dustin Hoffman's directorial...
Former Corrections Officer Guilty in Mixed Jury Verdict
A jury's finding Thursday that former corrections officer Harry F. Nicoletti Jr. is guilty of 27 criminal counts stemming from abuse of inmates sets the stage for progress on seven lawsuits in which he is the defendant -- but in which state coffers are...
Fred E. Waibel Oct. 17, 1924 - Jan. 25, 2013 Wwii Veteran, Accomplished Mechanical Engineer
Fred Waibel went to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943 as a senior in high school. The Peoria, Ill., native passed his physical and expected to return at a later date to begin his service, but was in for a surprise when a sergeant put him on...
Freestyle Snowmobile Rider Moore First Casualty in Winter X Games
DENVER -- Caleb Moore was a Texas kid drawn to the snow, rehearsing complicated tricks on a snowmobile into a foam pit back home until they became second nature and ready for the mountains.With his younger brother following along and constantly pushing him,...
Gastgeb Gets Job with Airport Authority
An Allegheny County councilman with a background in sales but none in aviation has been hired to fill a new job at Pittsburgh International Airport, where he will oversee strategies to boost air travel and service.Vince Gastgeb, a Bethel Park Republican,...
Gop Pragmatists Dwindle in Senate
WASHINGTONThe trio of Southern gentlemen came to the Senate together in 2003, the leading edge of a renegade Republican class set on shaking up the chamber's staid ways and aggressively promoting the Bush White House's conservative agenda.Ten years later,...
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]
MONICA BURNS, Hempfield * Last week: As her team went 2-0, defeating Norwin, 50-42, and Laurel Highlands, 72-30, Burns led the Spartans in scoring in each game, putting up 20 points against the Knights Jan. 21 and 16 against the Mustangs Jan. 24. *...
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]
MICHAEL BOULOS, Chartiers Valley * Last week: Boulos scored 15, 18 and 19 points in leading Chartiers Valley to three wins of at least 30 points apiece. * Check this out: Boulos, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, is averaging a team-high 20 points per game...
In Corporations or in Combat, Give Women What They Earn
Get them up front, yesterday. That will be the policy of the Defense Department in coming months after Secretary Leon Panetta reversed a ban on women in combat.It's also the position of those impatient with the pace at which women have been gaining top...
Inside the Program: Blackhawk
With little more than a week remaining in the 2012-13 WPIAL girls basketball regular season, there is one team in Class AAA that has distinguished itself and made a definitive case as for why it, more than any of the other 34 teams in the class, is the...
Intern Says He Spent 25 ; of Workday Campaigning
When Joshua Dott first started working as an intern for state Sen. Jane Orie in April 2009, he knew that political work was frowned upon. Still, when he was asked by his supervisors to help Joan Orie Melvin run for the state Supreme Court, he did. "I...
Iran Is Said to Be Ready to Accelerate Uranium Enrichment
LONDON -- Iran has told the U.N. nuclear supervisory body that it plans to install more sophisticated equipment at its principal nuclear enrichment plant, a diplomat said Thursday, enabling it to greatly accelerate processing of uranium in a move likely...
Islanders Slip Past Devils in Overtime
Playing the New Jersey Devils has been a painful experience for New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano, even when he wins.Capuano missed Brad Boyes' game-winning, power-play goal at 2:01 of overtime in the Islanders 5-4 win against the Devils on Thursday night...
Jobless Rate Rises, but Economic Signs Brighten
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts.Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger...
Just Say 'No' to Sleazy Friend Requests
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have begun to get weird friend requests on Facebook that I think are kind of creepy. I keep my communication there on the up-and-up, but I just got about 10 requests from women who are dressed like hookers. Well, that could be an exaggeration. One...
Lapierre, Smacked Down Mark Kelly Takes Aim at the NRA Leader; Hits the Bull's Eye
At Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on guns, the most telling moment came when retired astronaut Mark Kelly confronted the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre over the shooting of Mr. Kelly's wife, Gabrielle Giffords. Mr. LaPierre...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by funeral home directors....
Long Story: Plenty of Big Men Show Their Sizable Talent on Wpial Courts
The well of Division I college basketball players in Western Pennsylvania hasn't been deep for a few decades. The number of talented big men in WPIAL and City League basketball has been in even shorter supply. But all of a sudden, district high school...
Lunch Ladies Accused of Taking Gamble Charleroi School Aides Charged in $94,000 Theft
Two Charleroi Area School District cafeteria workers stole about $94,000 in a scheme that involved pocketing cafeteria money and using it to gamble at a casino, according to criminal complaints filed Thursday in Washington County.Stacy Lee Shipley, 50,...
Mali City Endured Terror under Shariah Law
TIMBUKTU, Mali -- When the Islamist militants came to town, Ibrahim Maiga made a reluctant deal. He would do whatever they asked -- treat their wounded, heal their fevers, bandage up without complaint the women they thrashed in the street for failing...
Mickelson Just Misses on Historic Round
Phil Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup and started to walk toward the hole, ready to celebrate golf's magic number.Right at the end, though, the ball caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees to the other side of the hole and stayed out....
Monroeville Names Interim Manager
Monroeville's newly appointed interim manager, Lynette McKinney, said Thursday that her No. 1 concern in her new role will be public safety, citing a need to replace a group of officers who will soon be retiring. She also said the police department's...
Montour's Wilson Picks Basketball
Devin Wilson still doesn't know where he wants to attend college, but at least he now knows what sport he wants to play in college.Wilson, a senior at Montour, had been debating whether to play basketball or football and he had scholarship offers from...
Mt. Lebanon Edges No. 4 Chartiers Valley
Chartiers Valley seemed to own the momentum heading into the fourth quarter of its home game Thursday night against Mt. Lebanon.After trailing by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, the Colts cut the lead to six entering the fourth.But the girls...
Nashville: Callie Khouri, the Hit Show's Creator, Shows off the Town She Loves
At Peter Nappi Studio in Nashville, Callie Khouri walked into the former meatpacking plant and hooked a hard left to the wall of handcrafted Italian leather shoes. From beneath a curtain of false eyelashes, she scanned the styles on the shelves, then...
NATION [Derived Headline]
TEXAS PROSECUTOR'S SLAYING RATTLES COLLEAGUES KAUFMAN, Texas -- Mark Hasse was a top-notch prosecutor in northeast Texas with a "passion for putting away bad guys" and never shied from taking on cases involving dangerous people or organizations, his...
Netflix Debuts Original Series
What's good on television tonight isn't necessarily on TV. "House of Cards," a 13-episode political thriller starring Kevin Spacey as a congressman with skills in duplicity to match his great ambition, launched its first season today on Netflix. Yep,...
Nflpa Presents Big Award to Batch
NEW ORLEANS -- Charlie Batch made himself a promise shortly after his 17-year-old sister, Danyl, was shot in the side of the head and died on a Homestead street 17 years ago, an innocent victim of gang violence."At that moment, I said if I was ever in...
No Cheating on Charters We Must Be Honest about the Performance of Our Schools
Wouldn't we all love to respond to a disappointing performance review by changing the measuring tool to give us a better result? Many of us would joyfully toss the bathroom scale out the window in favor of one that knocked off 10 pounds. How about moving...
Off Base Obama Should Resist a New Drone Facility in Africa
The latest proposal from the Pentagon's Africa Command to establish another drone base in an African country makes no sense.Taking advantage of U.S. military support of France's effort to defeat rebel forces in northern Mali, AFRICOM, the Department...
Oscar Shorts Get to the Point
At a time when some best picture nominees are clocking in at 150 minutes ("Lincoln") or 157 minutes ("Zero Dark Thirty"), you may be relieved and elated to learn some awards contenders run as little as 2 to 16 minutes long. They are the Oscar-nominated...
Our Responsibilities
Two recent letters in the PG illustrate why it is so difficult to have a reasonable discourse on gun control. Matthew Riedel ("Insulting Cartoon," Jan. 24) implies that those who support gun control are violating the Bill of Rights. Actually, Mr. Riedel,...
Patrick Fitzgerald Takes on Socrates Greek Philosopher Spared Death This Time around at Mock Trial
CHICAGO -- Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecutor got a crack at Socrates. Yes, that Socrates, the Greek philosopher. Mr. Fitzgerald, one of the nation's...
Patty Andrews Feb. 16, 1918 - Jan. 30, 2013 Last Surviving Member of Andrews Sisters
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the home front for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters...
Penn State Getting Lots of Walk-Ons
The last time someone named Gregg Garrity walked on to the Penn State football team, it turned out to be a big success story. Could it happen again with another Gregg Garrity? Gregg Garrity Jr. confirmed this week that he will join the Penn State team...
Persistence Yields Team on the Ice for Frazier
Frazier has a varsity hockey team for the first time this season, and a lot of the thanks for its existence goes to the players at the school who refused to let setbacks stop them.Frazier's Nicholas Farrell was one of the leaders of the movement. He...
POLAMALU, FITZGERALD, 2 OTHERS TACKLE DISCRIMINATION IN SHOW [Corrected 02/06/13]
NEW ORLEANS -- Troy Polamalu was made fun of. Larry Fitzgerald was shamed. They might be stars in the NFL, but when they were younger, they had to put up with discrimination, bullying and more just as millions do today. "Dealing with racism, dealing...
Police Change Rule on Firing at Cars
Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper sent a policy revision to officers Thursday notifying them that they may not "discharge a firearm at or into a moving vehicle or its occupants unless there are shots being fired from that vehicle."Chief Harper's email...
Ravens' Birk to Offer Brain to Science
NEW ORLEANS -- For a 36-year-old guy at the pinnacle of his professional life, Matt Birk spent an inordinate amount of his Super Bowl week talking about the day he will die. More specifically, what will become of his brain on the day he dies. "Terrible...
Ravenstahl Has Nearly $1M for Campaign Candidates Vying in May 21 Mayoral Primary File Reports
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's re-election campaign is nearing $1 million in cash in defending his seat against fellow Democrats Bill Peduto and Michael Lamb in the May 21 mayoral primary.Mr. Ravenstahl's team reported $909,695 in cash as of Thursday, while...
Receiver Driver to Retire a Packer
No other uniform would fit Donald Driver. The Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver announced his retirement Thursday morning, with a public ceremony planned for Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. "I've always said I never want to wear another...
Rmu's Streak Snapped at Six
Jalen Cannon and Brent Jones scored 16 points each and Akeem Johnson fell a point short of a double-double as St. Francis snapped Robert Morris' six-game winning streak, 71-61, Thursday night in New York.Johnson had nine points and 10 rebounds while...
Saint Vincent Men, Women Shine
The Saint Vincent men's and women's basketball teams are streaking, and as a result, both are at or near the top of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.The Bearcats women, fresh off an 83-45 destruction of Thiel in which they hit 12 3-pointers, have...
Sergeant Molly Would Approve
Kudos to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for removing the military ban on women in combat. Mary Hays (Molly Pitcher) would probably ask, "What took so long?"On June 28, 1778, the Continental Army under Gen. George Washington attacked the rear of...
Small Community in Alabama Relies on Prayer as It Confronts Kidnapping
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- Many things hold little Southern towns together. There is a common love of the region, the peace that comes with a rural life and, often, prayer.In this town of 2,300 in the heart of peanut country, people drew on all of those as...
Smiths Traveling Different Directions George Returns to Mckeesport as Terry Exits Gateway
The tale of two Smiths was one of the bigger stories on the WPIAL football coaching front the past few weeks. It's a tale of coming and going. George Smith has come back to coaching high school football at McKeesport. He was hired as the Tigers' coach...
Stallone Up to Old Tricks in 'Bullet'
Editor's note: "Bullet to the Head" was not previewed for Pittsburgh critics. Choppy and bordering on incoherent, "Bullet to the Head" is Sylvester Stallone's answer to Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand," an action exercise in "Here's how we used...
Stars Have Silly Fun in 'Stand Up Guys'
The "Stand Up Guys" at hand consist of a trio, not a quartet. They and their film might better have been called "Grumpy Old Crooks."Chief among them is Al Pacino as Val, just concluding a 28-year vacation in the penitentiary for taking a rap and refusing...
STATE/EAST [Derived Headline]
STATECorbett's son-in-law investigated by FBIThe son-in-law of Gov. Tom Corbett, a narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, is under investigation by the FBI and has been removed from the street, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.The...
Super Snacks: Score a Taste Touchdown with These Winning Recipes
The big question for some of us on Super Bowl Sunday isn't who will win or which pricey TV commercial scores big with viewers. We want to know what there is to eat -- and there better not be any fumbles. Here are three food strategies to help you land...
Swimming Spotlight: Butler Girls with Some Phelps ?Influence,' O'toole Is a Wpial Title Threat
Senior swimmer Stephanie O'Toole has returned to Butler High School after three years in Maryland. A senior, O'Toole comes to Butler with the rich swimming background of the North Baltimore Swim Club, which is famous for producing 19 Olympic medal winners,...
Syria Confirms Israeli Attack Tensions Rising as Iran, Hezbollah Denounce Airstrike
BEIRUT -- Tensions over the Israeli airstrike on Syrian territory appeared to increase Thursday, as Syria delivered a letter to the United Nations declaring its right to self-defense, and Israel's action was condemned not only by longstanding enemies,...
Tall Order
Although the WPIAL and City League aren't known for producing many "big" players, here are a few examples of some big men from Western Pennsylvania who went on to do some significant things after high school. * DeJuan Blair, Schenley -- He was "only"...
Three Former Coaches Say: Revise Rooney Rule
NEW ORLEANS -- Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies -- eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions -- were all filled by white candidates...
Thunder Tames Grizzlies
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook added 21 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat visiting Memphis, 106-89, Thursday night in the Grizzlies' first game since trading away leading-scorer Rudy Gay. Memphis struggled...
U.S. Looking at Action against China Cyberattacks
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber- espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against U.S. companies and government agencies.As The New York Times and...
U.S. Navy Ship to Be Scrapped
MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. Navy has decided to scrap the $277 million minesweeper stuck on a Philippine reef, a spokesman said Thursday, while Philippine officials examined potential legal violations and fines to be levied against the United States.The...
Waiver-Wire Claim Nets Speedy Winger Boychuk
NEW YORK -- The Penguins entered this season searching for someone to play alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.Two weeks later, the hunt continues, and Thursday it led them to Carolina's waiver wire.The Penguins claimed left winger Zach Boychuk, 23,...
Walker, Mcdonald OK Deals for 1 Year Agreements Mean Pirates Will Have No Arbitration Cases
The Pirates have agreed to terms with second baseman Neil Walker and pitcher James McDonald on one-year contracts, avoiding salary arbitration with their final two eligible players.The team made the announcement Thursday night.Walker will make $3.3 million...
Where Does the Line for Citizenship Begin?
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and the Senate's Gang of Eight agree: If undocumented immigrants want to get legal status, they'll have to "get in the back of the line" of those who've already gone through legal channels to immigrate to this country. But...
WORLD [Derived Headline]
BOMBER HITS US EMBASSY IN TURKEY ANKARA, Turkey -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosive today in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing himself and a guard at the entrance gate, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility,...
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