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Articles from October 3, 2013

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A Birdie on Playoff Hole Puts Leechburg's Barto on Top
Winning one WPIAL Class AA championship would be a special moment for any district high school golfer, but when he takes home two titles, the feeling is indescribable. That's pretty much Matt Barto's feeling these days as he tries to put this year's...
A Day to Remember Closes Summer to Remember
The outdoor season at Stage AE will close on Sunday the same way it started -- with a frenzied sold-out crowd for All Time Low and Pierce the Veil.This time, however, the cherry on top will be A Day to Remember. The metalcore band from Florida, defined...
'A' Is for Apple Local Festivals Celebrate America's Favorite Fruit
It's time to pay homage to the Mighty Apple, and no, we're not talking about the computer giant's new iOS 7 software update. It's the fruit we love, and how. Fall in Western Pennsylvania arrives ripe with apples. From festivals to specialized...
Alabama Suspends Safety for Violation
Alabama coach Nick Saban suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Wednesday indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.Saban announced the suspension of one of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's top defensive players. Saban wouldn't say what Clinton-Dix...
Also This Week
* "The Little Mermaid": The animated tale of a mermaid who longs to leave the water is being released for the first time on Blu-ray. The film is a magical mix of engaging story, wonderful characters and a soundtrack that features some of the best tunes...
Aluminum Candles Alcoa, Pittsburgh-Born and Bred, Marks 125 Years
Even in a city where the population is aging and centenarians are not all that uncommon, a 125th birthday is a rarity worth celebrating.Alcoa, the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, observed the watershed on Monday, one day...
Antelopes Preparing for a Big Test
When Avonworth routed Rochester in the first week of the season, 33-6, the reaction ranged from mild surprise to utter bewilderment. Not only how did one of the traditional Class A powerhouses lose its first game of the season, but how did it lose it...
Arbitrator Sides with Union in Police Pay Dispute with City On-Duty and Off-Duty Officers Must Be Paid Same Rate for Special Events
An arbitrator ruled this week that on-duty Pittsburgh police officers who are sent to work at special events -- such as Steelers, Pirates and Penguins games -- must be paid at the same higher rate as off-duty officers hired by the venues.The Sept. 30...
As Usual, Rebels a Wpial Contender
By now, Seton-LaSalle has established itself statewide as a perennial powerhouse in Class A boys soccer. Since 2006, the Rebels have captured four WPIAL titles and two PIAA championships. They reached the finals of both tournaments on several other occasions...
At Least 114 African Migrants Dead after Ship Capsizes off Italy Coast
ROME - It was the third ship of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa packed to the brim with migrants seeking a better life in Europe. The first, filled with Syrians, arrived about 10 p.m. The second, carrying Eritreans, slipped...
A Winning Philosophy Shady Side Academy, Coach Have Strategic Plan for On-Field Success
Shady Side Academy coach James Meara knows what he likes to see on a soccer pitch.Years of professional experience in his native England as a midfielder with Watford F.C. and Doncaster Rovers has allowed him to develop a philosophy that he's been able...
Battle for the Jug Besides a Venerable Trophy, There's Even More on the Line in Mac Game
A shot for at least a possible share of the Midwestern Athletic Conference title will be on the line tomorrow night in Beaver Falls.But that's not the only trophy New Brighton and Beaver Falls hope to capture.Bragging rights as well as the historic Little...
Berlusconi Weakened by Political About-Face
MILAN -- Silvio Berlusconi's failed attempt to topple the Italian government has left him weaker than ever, zapped of the aura of invincibility that has surrounded him for two decades as he faces the possible loss of his Senate seat and a ban from politics.Still,...
Big Macs Hunt a Section Title
There's an unfamiliar team sitting atop the Class AAA Section 2 girls volleyball standings this year. Canon-McMillan leads the section with an 8-0 record after defeating Ringgold, 3-1, Tuesday. "There's been only one team in school history to win a section title,"...
Big-Screen Watch Party Set for Pirates Game Tonight
Federal Street and the Roberto Clemente Bridge have been closed to vehicle traffic today for a special postseason watch party as the Pirates take on the Cardinals in St. Louis this afternoon. The Pirates will host the watch party on Federal Street...
Born, Raised and Starting at Quarterback in Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- The coach's phone rang at St. Ignatius High School, a longtime football powerhouse here. The voice on the other end was a familiar one. "Coach, do you mind if I come to practice and throw the football around with your players?" coach...
Brazil Torture Case Deepens
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Homicide investigators said Wednesday that they would charge 10 police officers with torture and murder in the disappearance of an impoverished construction worker from Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest slums, the latest development...
Breaking Down the Search for Colleges Six Steps to Make the College Selection Process a Little Easier to Navigate
There are more than 6,800 postsecondary schools in the United States. So how do you sort through all those colorful brochures, flashy websites and mountains of advice everyone is throwing at you?Break. It. Down. By making a series of smaller decisions,...
Brooklyn Brewery Brings the Party
At the end of the month, Pittsburgh will be the ninth of 11 cities to host a Brooklyn brewery's traveling party.The Brooklyn Brewery, in fact, is coming on Oct. 22 to 27 with its "Brooklyn Brewery Mash," with mash being a play on the mash in the brewing...
Bureaucrats on a Binge When the Budget Year Ends, It's Time to Use It or Lose It
The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
Burgettstown Pair Advance to Regional High School Golf
Nearly everyone who knows anything about the Burgettstown Area High School boys golf team expected senior standout Owen Miller to play well in the WPIAL Class AA golf championship tournament and earn a berth at the PIAA Class AA Western Regionals that...
Byrd's Drive, Passion Now Pirates' Gain
St. LOUIS -- In the blazing heat of a Mexican summer, Marlon Byrd never once let his mind wander.It was just 14 months ago. Byrd was playing for Culiacan in the Mexican Pacific League -- a refuge of sorts after he was suspended for 50 games by Major...
Canceled Fireworks Now on for Friday
Penn-Trafford students and alumni should get a real bang out of this weekend's homecoming events.Two weeks ago, inclement weather caused coordinators of the Penn Township Fall Festival to cancel a full day of events, including a large Zambelli Fireworks...
Captain of the Ship Manager Hurdle, Who Has Seen It All in Baseball, Instills Winning Attitude
It has been 35 years since Clint Hurdle's smiling mug beamed off the front of a March 1978 Sports Illustrated cover, face lit in sunlight, hair parted down the middle, that thousand-watt smile framed by a square jaw.The story portrayed Mr. Hurdle as...
Cardinals Rarely Fail on Scoring Chances
The National League Division Series that begins this afternoon in St. Louis is a bit like the five-game Cardinals series in PNC Park that straddled the end of July and the first day of August, only this one has everything riding on it.You might recall...
Carlynton Continuing Its Magical Turnaround
There are quick turnarounds, and then there is the one performed by the Carlynton High School boys soccer team.In 2011, the Cougars had what was likely the worst season in the program's history, going 1-14 overall and 0-10 in Section 2-A.A year passed,...
Castle for Cranberry Kids New Playground Dedicated in Township's Community Park
While Cranberry's newest addition to its recreational offerings may bring smiles to the faces of most of its users, it brings a tear to the eye of township manager Jerry Andree."I actually cried when I looked it. It shows the evolution of our community...
Chemical Arms Unit Facing a Tough Mission
DAMASCUS, Syria -- After weeks of threats and negotiations over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, an advance team of international weapons inspectors has begun to take the first steps toward dismantling the arsenal. Early indications suggest that they...
Chryst Gives Veterans a Break
Even though Tom Savage is expected to play in Pitt's next game Oct. 12 at Virginia Tech, this senior quarterback likely will have a lighter load than usual this week in practice.Panthers coach Paul Chryst said he plans to use Pitt's open date this weekend...
Cleanse May Not Be Best Way to Lose Weight
DEAR HARRIETTE: One of my colleagues just went on one of those cleanses that is so popular these days, and she lost 45 pounds. She looks amazing, and I am so jealous. I have plenty of weight to lose, and I have been struggling for years. She was struggling,...
College Is Better If You Get to Know Your Professors
It's that first week of classes. You're a freshman. Walking into your first lecture can be intimidating, especially if you're used to small classes in high school like I was. Things are different in college; you may be one of about 300 students in a...
Confessions Abound in Moving 'Patience Stone'
In a war-torn Afghani village near Kabul, the worried young wife keeps a vigil over her wounded husband, who lies silently listening to her -- maybe. He doesn't have much choice. He's in a comatose, vegetative state resulting from a bullet to the neck....
Demoted Adams Says June 1 Injury Not Issue
The Steelers invented a second-round draft choice in Mike Adams in 2012 with the expectations that he would play an important role in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from opposing pass- rushers. After Adams failed to live up to those expectations...
Derek Woodz Says His Band Was Influenced by Artist/dad
This was going to be the heartbreaking story of a young man who grew up in the shadow of a father who is a widely known blues musician, a man who was always on the road. The boy grew up neglected and resentful and even changed his name. But changing...
Devils Aim to Quiet the Many Doubters
NEWARK, N.J. - The Devils have never been ones to seek outside approval. It was easy to ignore all of those who were critical of their style of play when they were winning the Stanley Cup three times from 1995 to 2003. As they head into their 2013-14...
Devils: New Lineup, Old Style Schneider Is Due to Start Tonight Instead of Brodeur
New Jersey and the Penguins have shared a division for much of the time since the Devils were transplanted from Colorado more than three decades ago.In that time, New Jersey has taken a spot among the Penguins' most familiar -- and, at times, most formidable...
Dinner in 25 Minutes: Santa Barbara Salad
This is one of a series of dinners that are part of the Six O'Clock Scramble's Family Dinner Challenge. Aviva Goldfarb, founder of the online meal-planning service Six O'Clock Scramble, has devised a solid game plan for September, when school activities...
Diversity Offers a Valuable College Lesson
The recent court battle over whether colleges should use race as a factor in their admissions decisions -- known as affirmative action -- has made me think about the hidden benefits of diversity in my own college experience. When I speak of diversity,...
Does 'Scandal' Condone Adultery?
At some point during the second season of "Scandal," which returns to ABC for a third season tonight, I began to notice an odd "trend." On Thursday nights, women would inevitably catch "Kerry fever" and take to the couch (and Twitter) to cure this...
Don't Be Fooled by Iran's Charming New Leader
There are two main reasons to doubt the possibility of an Iran- U.S. rapprochement, an idea that gained new life after Iran's charm offensive at the United Nations last week and a phone call between the presidents of the two countries on Sept. 27....
Downtime? Not during the Game, Players Say
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Action in football is fleeting and short. Though the games last three and a half hours, the number of plays run is about 150 or so. The actual time of live action is about 11 minutes, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal.These...
Dragging Their Feet? Peters School Board Delays Naming Dance Team Sponsor
It's been four months since school board members in Peters delayed a decision about the fate of their nationally renowned high school dance team, and parents and students are getting fed up. At issue, some say, is how a minority faction of the board...
Dynamic Duo Leads Way for Greensburg Central
Greensburg Central Catholic showed again Wednesday why it's the prohibitive favorite to repeat as WPIAL Class A champion in girls soccer. Frannie Crouse scored five goals and Malea Fabean added a hat trick to lead the No. 1 Centurions (10-1, 9-0) to...
Effects of the Shutdown in D.C. Felt in Pittsburgh
Tim Russell, a 31-year-old Bloomfield resident, was just about ready to start selling rum.He'd secured the necessary federal and state licensing to open Allegheny Distilling, the Strip District distillery he has spent more than two years planning. Last...
Eight Killed in Tennessee Highway Crash Troopers: Identifying Victims May Take Days
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - It could take a couple of days to identify some of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash in Tennessee because some of the victims were so badly burned, the highway patrol said today. Sgt. Bill Miller said a forensic team...
Energy Industry Gap Narrows
Pennsylvania on Tuesday released its assessment of the state's energy resources, which will serve as the foundation for a state energy plan expected to be issued in the coming months."The central message of this report is that Pennsylvania is making...
Expand Your Search to Lesser-Known Colleges
If you attended my high school, there were two types of colleges you researched: state schools or historically black colleges. Apart from the highest performing students who ended up at schools like Stanford University or Wellesley College, my high school...
Experts Advise How to Go to College Your Way
In today's world where students can choose everything from the ring tone on their phone to the color of their hair, students often want to do higher education their way, too. Some of the best advice for making choices comes from those who made the...
Extra Holes Settle Class AAA Title South Fayette's Long Outlasts Indiana's Holuta in Four Holes
Through three playoff holes, neither Corey Long nor Matt Holuta would crack. Par, par, par.Then the big dog came out and Long ended up the top dog.Long, a senior at South Fayette, won the WPIAL Class AAA championship, beating Holuta on the fourth hole...
Fab Blames Bad Info on Stock Oddity NYSE Requested Media Distributor Address Activity
FAB Universal, a Pittsburgh company that's been called the Redbox of China, on Wednesday blamed misinformation for unusual, high- volume trading in its shares.The company's statement came after the New York Stock Exchange asked FAB Universal to respond...
Failures in College Can Be Learning Experiences
For you who are about to begin four years of college: Here's to four years of failures. (Please keep reading.) Four years ago, I stepped onto my own campus, and all I could see was perfection. Top-notch professors teaching talented students. Glittering...
Familiarity a Major Factor
ST. LOUIS -- There is little mystery remaining between the Pirates and the St. louis Cardinals as they gear up for the National League Division Series.Except for the outcome, of course.The batters know how pitchers will attack them. The pitchers know where...
Farm Tour an Opportunity to Educate the Public
When Butler County farmer Dave Jones snaps off an ear of corn from one of the thousands of stalks on the 2,000-plus acres he works, he envisions more than the pearls of sweetness beneath the layers of silk and husk.He sees rows of machines and buckets...
Fast Fare a New Wave of Restaurants Focuses on Convenience and Value
Locations of Hello Bistro, Social at Bakery Square in Larimer and Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room, Downtown, may not seem like they have much in common. But they're a growing genre that contrasts with chef-driven restaurants that put cities on the map...
Fort Cherry Duo Is Section Runner-Up, Reaches Wpial High School Tennis
Prior to this season, Fort Cherry freshman Sara Jubas had never played in a competitive tennis match. Yet now, Jubas is a two-time WPIAL Class AA qualifier. Jubas and her partner, Cheyenne Shankle, finished second in the Class AA Section 5 doubles tournament...
Gene Sequencing Credited in Solving Mystery Diseases
They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years -- adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand. Now, scientists say they were able to crack a quarter of these...
Geneva QB Thrives with New System
There are times when two really isn't better than one.For the past year and a half, the Geneva College football team ran a two-quarterback offense, shuffling in Zack Hayward and Rocco Colavecchia, two experienced quarterbacks who each brought their own bit...
Getting the Most Bang for Their Playoff Buck When It Comes to Moving on, Recent History Doesn't Look Favorably on the Pirates. They'll Have to Make Everything Count like They Did Tuesday Night
ST. LOUIS -- Manager Clint Hurdle has some experience here. In addition to leading a division rival of the St. Louis Cardinals in the past three seasons, he played for the Cardinals in 1986."It's going to be a sea of red," Hurdle said.It also has the...
Glitches Persist for Health Care Sign-Up
Federal and state officials moved Wednesday to strengthen the computer underpinnings of the new online health exchanges, which proved inadequate to handle a flood of consumer inquiries that began as soon as the system opened Tuesday and continued into...
Good Vibes: Gary Burton Celebrates the Big 7-0
Gary Burton turned 70 this year -- not a big deal for him, but it is for marketers.The vibraphonist who first made his mark with saxophonist Stan Getz comes to the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Saturday for the customary two shows on a 70th birthday...
Government Shutdown Has Simple Explanation
The best explanation of the U.S. government shutdown points to two factors. The first involves information, or what people think they know. The second involves incentives, or what motivates our elected representatives. From decades of empirical research,...
Gravity Assist
When NASA's Juno spacecraft was launched to Jupiter in 2011 there wasn't a rocket available powerful enough to send the heavy spacecraft directly to the Jovian giant. Mission managers had to build in a flyby of Earth into the spacecraft's trajectory...
Grilli's Velocity Might Be Down, but Not His Intensity Level
ST. LOUIS -- You think Pirates closer Jason Grilli was pumped Tuesday night when they handed him the baseball? He was so stoked that he practically squeezed the life out of catcher Russell Martin after needing just seven pitches to close out the Cincinnati...
'Heart' Is a Searing Journey through Victim's Pain
Tammy Ryan's "Soldier's Heart," in its world premiere in the small theater at the Playhouse, is certainly about war, but not as we might expect. It takes us on a searing journey that is really an all-enveloping battle from which you can barely come up...
Her Working-Class Style Recipes Yield High-Class Eating
The title of her new cookbook pretty much sums it up: "The Working Class Foodies Cookbook." Pittsburgh native Rebecca Lando captures the frustrations of many a working stiff: The foodie world sometimes seems too darn expensive. But she maintains it's...
Hopewell Coach Hunting Consistency from Team
One word gives a perfect description of the 2013 season thus far for the Hopewell High School girls volleyball team."Inconsistent," said Vikings coach Terry Borkovic, now in his 24th season at the helm. "The kids have played outstanding at times. Other...
How the Pirates Got Their Name
Pittsburgh is home to one of America's oldest and most successful professional baseball franchises. But while fans today root, root, root for the Bucs, the original home team played under a much different name. Professional baseball in Pittsburgh dates...
Hunt on for Tegu Lizards in South Florida Scientists Say It's Too Late to Eradicate Them
MIAMI The Argentine tegu lizard doesn't grow nearly as big as a Burmese python but it may be a greater threat to South Florida's native animals. At a maximum size of four feet, a tegu can't gobble down a full- grown deer or alligator with its rapier-sharp...
If You Don't Talk to Teen about Sex, Someone Else Will
DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm the parent of a teenage girl. I know it's time to talk to her about sex, and I'd appreciate any advice. DEAR READER: Many parents feel anxious or uncomfortable talking with their children about sex. But remember that if you don't,...
Internationals a Big Underdog in Presidents Cup
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Adam Scott was in the middle of all the chaos in South Africa as darkness gathered.Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, in a sudden-death playoff to decide the 2003 Presidents Cup, halved three consecutive holes and could barely see the final two...
Is Obama Striking out on His Asia Pivot?
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to cut short a trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown is a setback to the administration's efforts to focus on the economic and strategically important region.Mr. Obama decided Wednesday...
James Popular Worldwide
LeBron James' jersey is the NBA's biggest seller worldwide.Miami Heat's star tops the league's global list of top-selling jerseys for the 2012-13 season, edging Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of...
Jets Searching for a Method to End Miscues
A few hours after saying the New York Jets are considering using a wristband with plays designated by color -- red, yellow and green - - to help struggling Geno Smith, Rex Ryan decided against it. "To be honest with you, I don't plan on doing that now,"...
Jury Rejects Jackson Suit
LOS ANGELES -- In a huge victory for concert promoter AEG Live, the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case found that Conrad Murray was not unfit and awarded no money to the pop star's family.The jury unanimously agreed that AEG Live hired the...
Last Chance Elizabeth Forward Must Step Up If It Hopes to Be a Big Nine Factor
West Mifflin Area and Elizabeth Forward have been long-standing rivals on the football field, with their series extending back more than 50 years (providing, of course, one counts the era of West Mifflin North through 1984).But the familiar foes will...
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....
Led Tech Behind Peduto's Visit to Prague
Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto has an ambitious plan to make the city more environmentally friendly, all while bringing jobs and creating economic growth.It starts with replacing the city's 40,000 streetlights with LED bulbs, a plan that would...
LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]
Davio Restaurant closesDavio Restaurant in Beechview has closed. It opened in 1990 and was remodeled a decade later by owner David Ayn, who had at one time owned Alla Famiglia in Allentown and La Tache in Butler, now closed. Davio featured classics such...
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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL READIED PHILADELPHIA- Two state lawmakers say they are introducing a bill that would allow same-sex couples to get married legally in Pennsylvania. Democratic state Reps. Brian Sims and Steve McCarter spoke about the new legislation...
Lynn Gets Game 2 Start for Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- When St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn made his postseason debut as a rookie in 2011 he had appeared in 18 big-league games and hadn't pitched in more than two months, and yet he showed none of the youthful hesitance or awe that...
Make Pennsylvanians Healthier the Governor's Plan Would Expand Health Care Coverage
Much of the discussion about Gov. Tom Corbett's "Healthy Pennsylvania" proposal has missed the mark.I'm a doctor. I'd like to remind everybody that, after all the debate over the dollars and cents of the matter, it all comes down to this: When you get...
Mancini Awards Ceremony Moving to Lincoln Park Center
In a year that marks the 20th anniversary of the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards, the presentation of the awards for high school students is moving from Geneva College to the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland.The college has hosted...
Maple Leafs Defeat Flyers Toronto Opens Season with Two Road Wins
Dave Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.The Maple Leafs are off to a 2-0 start and spoiled Philadelphia's season opener one night after ruining...
Meter Readers Get New Technology
The electronic systems in cars, computers, phones and other devices have changed dramatically in the past 20 years.As times change, so too have the ways utilities like water authorities collect customer data.The door-to-door meter reader is becoming...
Meter Readers Won't Need to Enter These Customer Homes
The electronic systems in cars, computers, phones and other devices have changed dramatically in the past 20 years.As times change, so too have the ways utilities like water authorities collect customer data.The door-to-door meter reader is becoming...
Moon Enjoys Turnaround Season
When Mark Washington took over as the Moon Area football coach more than two years ago, he inherited a program that was not necessarily in shambles, but it certainly was not in a good state.Seven seasons after they went 9-2 and made the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals,...
Mt. Pleasant Is in the Mix
For years the Class AA Interstate Conference has been ruled by Greensburg Central Catholic, Jeannette and Washington. Fast-forwarding to 2013, things have changed a bit -- the Vikings of Mount Pleasant have worked their way into the title picture....
MUNCH GOES TO DIJLAH IN LAWRENCEVILLE [Corrected 10/05/13]
Dijlah, a Middle Eastern restaurant on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, is not BYOB. I bring this up first because my dining companions and I were looking forward to a lively dinner full of Syrah and shawarma. But we were foiled. When the four of us...
Murrysville Family Property Designated a Bicentennial Farm
Over time, habits become traditions. And traditions become history.For the Gearhard family of Murrysville, the tradition of farming has reached historic proportions. In August, the Gearhard farm on Mamont Road was designated as a Bicentennial Farm by...
Na Takes on Unbeaten Foe
Friday night's Class AAAA contest between Gateway and North Allegheny may not be a conference game, but Gators coach Donnie Militzer is treating it as an important matchup."We view this as a big, big football game," Militzer said. "Our players feel they...
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SHUTDOWN DELAYS JOBS REPORT WASHINGTON - The Labor Department says it will not release the highly anticipated September jobs report on Friday because the government remains closed. The announcement today was mostly a formality. A postponement of...
New Chief Begins at Propel Schools
The Propel charter schools began this school year with a new leader.Tina Chekan, who has worked in the Propel system since its inception in 2003, took over the superintendent and CEO position after Carol Wooten, Propel's co-founder and superintendent...
New Sanctions Likely despite U.S.-Iran Thaw Rouhani Says He Is Open to Talks on Nuclear Issue
WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed a willingness to give President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran a chance to bring an end to Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West, but at the same time, they are crafting tough new U.S....
No Charges in Ballpark Fight Involving Reds Wife, Police Say
Pittsburgh police said Wednesday they don't plan to charge anyone in connection with a large scuffle at PNC Park Tuesday that included the wife of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher -- but those involved could still file a private complaint with a judge if they...
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US, JAPAN UPGRADE DEFENSE ALLIANCE TOKYO - The United States and Japan moved today to modernize and expand their defense alliance to counter new challenges including the continuing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea and potential aggression from...
No Matter the Distance, College Is a Time to Grow
There were 1,167 miles separating the life I was so accustomed to and the unknown, college. I always knew I wanted to go out of state for college. Seeking new experiences and adventures, I wanted to go to a top journalism school, so in April 2010, I...
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NORTHMan killed in Butler crash after attempted traffic stopA driver was killed Wednesday when he sped away from state police and crashed in Butler County, police said.Troopers attempted to pull over the car around 1:20 p.m. along Muddy Creek Drive,...
Not Showing His Age Penguins Pascal Dupuis Retains His Speed, Maintains Spot Alongside Sidney Crosby on No. 1 Line
Pascal Dupuis isn't the only guy in his mid-30s who will play in the NHL this winter.Fact is, he's nowhere near the oldest.Teemu Selanne, Jaromir Jagr, Ray Whitney, Daniel Alfredsson and Martin St. Louis, among others, were born well before Dupuis. All have...
Not Too Far from Home Staying Close Has Its Benefits, but It's Not for Everyone
When the holidays roll around, my Chatham University classmates scatter to their own parts of the world. Some cross the ocean, and some cross multiple state lines. While they are boarding planes, I board the Port Authority bus for a ride back to Plum....
Now at Your Local Library: Streaming Movies, Music
SEATTLE - There's a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it's not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It's something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library. Often thought of as...
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