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Articles from June 28, 2013

$2 Billion State Transportation Bill Advances Full House to Take Up Funding Plan That Must Be Reconciled with Senate's
HARRISBURG -- With a weekend deadline looming, the state House Transportation Committee on Thursday approved a $2 billion funding bill for roads, bridges, public transit and other transportation modes.The bipartisan 16-9 vote came after several days...
3 Emerge as Leading Candidates for County's Transit Post
At least three candidates are in the running to lead the Port Authority of Allegheny County, though county leaders say a decision likely is still a ways off. The finalists are Richard Ruddell, president and executive director of the Fort Worth Transportation...
94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes Tied to Jet Stream
WASHINGTONThe jet stream, the river of air high above Earth that generally dictates the weather, usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction.But lately it seems to be wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc...
Adams Goes No. 12 to Oklahoma City
Former Pitt center Steven Adams was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 12 overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night where he will develop his skills with one of the top franchises in the league.Adams, the 7-foot center who spent one...
Armstrong: I'm Still Record Tour De France Winner
PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica -- The dirty past of the Tour de France came back today to haunt the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race, with Lance Armstrong telling a newspaper he couldn't have won without doping.Armstrong's interview with Le Monde was...
A Slow Drift to the Right as Roberts Tugs Court Justices Hand Business Interests Significant Victories
WASHINGTON -- Viewed in isolation, the Supreme Court term that just ended had elements of modesty. The court declined to do away with affirmative action, gave Congress another shot at salvaging the Voting Rights Act and refused to find a constitutional...
Bank to Restore Splendor of Lord & Taylor Building
Welcome to the correction.That is Geoffrey Leah's way of saying that the old is being used again inside the former Mellon Bank on Smithfield Street, the ornate building controversially stripped of much of its grandeur when it was converted into a Lord...
Biderman's Criminal Mind at Work Again for 'Donovan'
LOS ANGELES On a set so authentically dressed to resemble a boxing gym that you could almost smell the mildewed towels, a man on the floor was howling in pain as two burly-looking goons dragged him by the ankles. Anyone familiar with the work of Ann...
Bradshaw's Next Turf: Las Vegas Stage
Terry Bradshaw has worn a number of different hats over the years.He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories in six years, worked as an NFL commentator on TV, recorded gospel and country albums and appeared in several feature-length...
Bucs Fans Enjoying Team's Spot at Top
When Phil Swartz- lander set his trip to Pittsburgh for the Pirates' series against the Brewers, he also planned to buy a new Pirates hat for this weekend's games. Not anymore.The hat he has donned all season to watch games from his home in Denver will...
Bullock, Mccarthy Bull Their Way to Laughs in 'The Heat'
Give it up for Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. You'll never see them work harder at comedy than in "The Heat," a stumbling, aggressively loud and profane cop buddy picture where they struggle to wring "funny" out of a script that isn't.Plot? It's...
Busy Couple Needs to Schedule Time Together
DEAR HARRIETTE: My wife and I work for companies that require us to travel 85 percent of the year, and we rarely see each other. Last week I saw my wife a total of five hours. We are feeling the strain of not being together, and I am looking for solutions....
Cavaliers Surprise, Pick Bennett First
NEW YORK -- Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade in a surprising start to an unsettled NBA draft.One of the favorites to be taken first Thursday night, Noel...
Chase Memorializes Gandolfini
NEW YORK -- The creator of "The Sopranos" said at James Gandolfini's funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, "amazed and confused," to the role of Tony Soprano."You were a good boy," David Chase said Thursday at the ceremony at New York's...
Curtis Tarr Sept. 18, 1924 - Died June 21, 2013 Oversaw Controversial Vietnam-Era Draft Lottery
Curtis Tarr, the former head of the Selective Service System who oversaw the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War, has died.Mr. Tarr died of pneumonia June 21 at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif., his daughter, Pam Tarr, said Wednesday. He was...
Decision for the Times the Court Follows the Nation on Same-Sex Marriage
As a cultural marker as well as a legal milestone, the two U.S. Supreme Court decisions this week on gay marriage attest to the fact that America is a changed nation, although the process of change is not yet complete.Just a generation ago, even a qualified...
East Liberty Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud of Tech Billionaire
Brandon Lee Price lasted four months in community college, six months in the Army and nearly two months as the financial doppelganger of billionaire Paul Allen.Mr. Price, 29, of East Liberty, pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of bank fraud, after...
Economic News Lifts Stocks Investors More Confident in Modest Job Growth, Spending
NEW YORK -- Better news on jobs and consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday.The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose for a third straight day. Bond yields fell for a second day, easing worries that a sudden spike...
Edwin "Ed" C. Carlson May 21, 1933 - June 22, 2013 Presbyterian Pastor Taught Literacy in Pakistan
Edwin "Ed" C. Carlson, a Presbyterian pastor who spent 35 years in Pakistan teaching literacy and publishing reading material and founded the Prison AdultCare Ministry (PAC-Min) in Butler, died on Saturday. He was 80. Mr. Carlson was born in Johnstown...
Entertaining Summer Escape 17 Years after 'Independence Day,' Roland Emmerich Returns to D.C. and Summer Moviegoers with 'White House Down,' Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx
Takeover of the White House and kidnapping of the U.S. president. Ho-hum, Hollywood. Didn't we see this in March?Yes, but "Olympus Has Fallen" starring Gerard Butler was R- rated, far bloodier and more violent. "White House Down" is PG-13, pairs Channing...
Fallout over Remarks Continues for Deen
While businesses continue to bail on Paula Deen in light of the racial controversy that is damaging her reputation as the Queen of Southern Cooking, fans are showing that she is not alone in this fight, People reports. On Thursday, Ms. Deen lost the...
Feds: Boston Marathon Suspect Downloaded Bomb Instructions
BOSTON -- Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions from an al-Qaida magazine, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scrawled anti- American messages inside the boat where he lay wounded,...
Flooding in Dubois Called 'A Nightmare'
It was gone almost as quickly as it arrived, but a storm Thursday closed virtually all access to DuBois and left storefronts and houses under water, launching an expansive rescue effort and prompting the region to declare disaster emergencies."Our whole...
Food Supply 'Vulnerable'
LONDON -- The global food system will remain "vulnerable" in the coming years as a growing population boosts demand for crops and climate change makes weather disruption more frequent, according to the World Bank.The world will need to produce 70 percent...
Framing Pitches Martin's Art Is an Aid to Staff with His Work Behind Plate
When the Pirates signed catcher Russell Martin to a two-year, $17 million deal in the offseason, they knew they were getting an athletic player with an above-average arm and the potential for some pop at the plate.They also knew they were getting a catcher...
Gay-Marriage Ruling Safeguards Human Dignity
The word "dignity" can't be found in the Constitution, but in his majority opinion in U.S. v. Windsor, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy uses it no fewer than nine times (actually 10, if we include "indignity"). The foundation of the court's opinion,...
GETTYSBURG GEARS UP FOR TOURIST INVASION TOWN SEES BOTH THE GOOD AND BAD IN THE EXPECTED UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF VISITORS [Corrected 07/ 20/13] Series: GETTYSBURG 150TH ANNIVERSARY
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Adams County Commissioner Jim Martin is used to seeing big crowds flocking to the county's most famous town in early July. But he's sure that the 10-day period that begins today will be crazier than anything from previous years. "We...
Grizzlies Hire Joerger as Coach
Dave Joerger was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday after a season in which they won a franchise-best 56 games but split with coach Lionel Hollins. Joerger was a successful head coach in the minor leagues and was the lead assistant...
Healthy Lifestyle Is Cornerstone for Treating Hypertension
DEAR DOCTOR K: My blood pressure medication has side effects that are difficult to tolerate. What else can I do to lower my BP?DEAR READER: If you're a regular reader of this column, you've heard me say more than once that diet and exercise sometimes...
Hernandez Tied to 2nd Homicide Unsolved Case Occurred in 2012 after Fight at Club
Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with murder Wednesday, is also being investigated as the possible gunman in a double homicide in Boston in 2012, according to a law enforcement official. A second law enforcement official confirmed that Hernandez, the...
Higher Seeds Continue to Tumble at Wimbledon
LONDON -- Grigor Dimitrov, one of tennis' rising stars, lost in the second round at Wimbledon today in a five-set, rain-delayed match that lasted more than four hours over two days.With girlfriend Maria Sharapova cheering him from the stands on Court...
Homewood Arrest Stirs Complaints by Activists
The arrest of a teacher in Homewood Wednesday night has drawn the ire of activists and politicians who worry the officer's aggressive manner will inflame tensions in an area where police and residents already frequently clash.Dennis Henderson, 38, of...
Injury-Riddled Brewers Continue to Struggle
MILWAUKEE -- With the current state of their roster, the injury-riddled Milwaukee Brewers have no room for error. No room at all. For the second game in a row, the Brewers committed two costly errors Thursday afternoon at Miller Park, and they never...
Justice Dept. Targets General in Leak Probe
WASHINGTON -- A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation's second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear program,...
Keselowski Looks for Repeat Reigning Champ at Kentucky in Need of a Victory
Kentucky Speedway is hot and bumpy, and Brad Keselowski can't wait to race.So much that he's competing in all three NASCAR national series events this weekend. Again.Keselowski's eagerness is understandable. He's the defending champion in the Sprint...
Kunitz Given 3-Year Extension
General manager Ray Shero believes that working out a three-year contract extension with Chris Kunitz will have a positive impact on the Penguins for several seasons to come.He does not, however, expect the Kunitz deal to have any impact on his ongoing...
Lady Luck Is Smiling 450 Hired as Gaming Facility Opens Monday at Nemacolin
The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has long featured four-star accommodations, golf courses and even a private airplane landing strip. At noon Monday, Nemacolin will add a new amenity to the list: a casino.The Lady Luck Casino -- Pennsylvania's 12th gaming...
Lanigan Hopes to End Drought at Lernerville
Whether he likes it or not, all eyes will be on Darrell Lanigan as the four-time runner-up returns with the World of Outlaws Dirt Late Models to Lernerville Speedway this weekend for the seventh running of the Firecracker 100.One can't blame Lanigan...
Laughs for a Good Cause Gilda Radner's Legacy Is Kept Alive at Arcade Comedy Theater
You want to hear something funny? There's a move out there to remove the name "Gilda" from Gilda's Club, the nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their friends and families. That's not the funny part. The funny part is on stage tonight...
Law, Senior Center at Odds over Care State Says Extra Help Is Violation
Karen Crumrine's 93-year-old mother, Mary, lived in the same house in rural Clearfield County for more than 50 years before she took a bad fall a year ago and broke her hip.She spent a few months in a nursing home, then moved to an assisted living facility...
Life at Age 80 Brings a Lot More Freedom and a Little Wisdom
I celebrated my 80th birthday on Mother's Day. It reminded me of visiting my 87-year-old year old mom in a rehab facility after a hip fracture she suffered many years ago. "Look at all the old people here," she casually remarked. When did it happen?...
Marketers Embrace Ruling on Doma
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this week, it was more than a victory for supporters of the LGBT community.It might well boost the economy. Through social media and the Internet, companies from Google to ABC Family...
Missed Putts Hamper Monty
Colin Montgomerie looked great on the tees and fairways during his first career round in the Champions Tour Thursday during the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club.On an otherwise strong day, was the greens that did him...
NATION [Derived Headline]
NEIGHBOR TESTIFIES ABOUT ZIMMERMAN FIGHT SANFORD, Fla. -- A neighbor of George Zimmerman who had perhaps the best view of the struggle between the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin testified at Mr. Zimmerman's murder trial today that it...
NBA DRAFT ROUND ONE [Derived Headline]
1. Cleveland Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV2. Orlando Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana3. Washington Otto Porter Jr., F, Georgetown4. Charlotte Cody Zeller, C, Indiana5. Phoenix Alex Len, C, Maryland 6. Philadelphia* Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky 7. Sacramento Ben McLemore,...
NBA DRAFT SECOND ROUND [Derived Headline]
31. i-Cleveland (from Orlando), Allen Crabbe, g, California 32. Oklahoma City (from Charlotte), Alejandro Abrines, g, Barcelona (Spain)33. Cleveland, Carrick Felix, g, Arizona State 34. Houston (from Phoenix), Isaiah Canaan, g, Murray State 35. Philadelphia...
New Comedy Reunites 'Bridesmaids' Director with Actress
Director Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy wanted to work together again after "Bridesmaids." But neither the timing nor the script was ever right.That changed with "The Heat," the female buddy cop movie that casts Ms. McCarthy as a detective who...
No American Men Survive 2nd Round Serena Extends Streak to 33 on Women's Front
LONDON -- What a stark statistic for the nation of Bill Tilden and Don Budge, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi: It has been 101 years since no men from the United States reached the third round of Wimbledon.And the last time...
No Rain on His Parade Huston Takes Advantage of Soggy Fox Chapel for Five Birdies and Eagle in Opening-Round 65
John Huston, the human birdie machine, has never met a pin position he didn't like. And when greens are as soft and inviting as they were in the first round of the 30th Constellation Senior Players Championship, he starts taking aim at the flag the way...
Obama Visits Slave Depot as He Starts African Tour President Receives Boisterous Welcome in Senegal's Capital
DAKAR, Senegal -- President Barack Obama arrived in this corner of West Africa to deliver messages about civil society and good governance, democracy and development. Senegal's message to him was simpler: Welcome home.The greeting was plastered on signs...
Pa. Lawmakers Get Testy over Same-Sex Marriage
HARRISBURG -- An openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker has asked the House of Representatives to censure a colleague who prevented him from making floor remarks about the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling.Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, asked the chamber...
Party Still Raging on for Country Singer Wilson
Gretchen Wilson didn't think turning 40 on Wednesday was a big deal. To her, it was just another number. Turning 36 a few years ago? That was a different story."For whatever reason, 36 was hard for me," Ms. Wilson said on Monday, two days before she...
Paying for Energy Efficiency Use Energy Savings to Finance Energy Improvements
When it comes to making energy-efficiency improvements to a home or business, the benefits are great: lower monthly bills, higher comfort and property value. But upfront costs can be a real barrier.Pennsylvania utilities often offer rebates on energy-efficiency improvements,...
Penguins Brass Involved in 2014 Olympic Effort
The Penguins will be well-represented in the management of the 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey team.Dan Bylsma will be the head coach and general manager Ray Shero will hold a front-office position. USA Today reported that Shero will be associate general manager,...
PEOPLE [Derived Headline]
Martha Stewart gave one helluva revealing interview Thursday night on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," E! News reports.During her appearance, she managed to confess to Andy Cohen that she has sexted before and taken part in a one-night stand.But the...
Pittsburgh Native Set to Film Web Series
Writer-director and Pittsburgh native John Harrison is headed to England this summer to film a supernatural thriller he created. "Residue" will be released as a Web series.Mr. Harrison, who grew up in Oakland and Oakmont and now lives in Los Angeles,...
Pitt's Nordenberg Stepping Down
Mark A. Nordenberg, who has led the University of Pittsburgh as chancellor since 1995, plans to retire effective August 2014.Mr. Nordenberg made his announcement to university trustees this morning.Trustees vice chairman Morgan K. O'Brien will supervise...
Pressure on House to Act on Immigration
WASHINGTON -- The House and its conservative majority are coming under pressure to act after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with...
'Ray Donovan' Is Cable's Latest Antihero
Showtime's "Ray Donovan" plunges viewers into the world of the show's eponymous lead character, a Los Angeles fixer who helps repair the image of Hollywood celebrities while attempting to keep his own family from unraveling, a more difficult task.Punctuated...
Scrutiny Did Differ, IRS Says
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service failed to subject liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status to the same rigid scrutiny as Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations, the agency's acting chief and a Treasury Department inspector general confirmed...
Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul House Is Expected to Narrow Legislation
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday approved the most significant overhaul of the nation's immigration laws in a generation with broad support generated by a sense among leading Republicans that the party needed to join with Democrats to remove a wedge...
'Smurfs' Goes to the Drive-In
The Wexford Star-Lite Drive-In is long gone, but Macy's will bring the drive-in experience back to the North Hills this weekend for a single night. Macy's at Ross Park Mall will host a pop-up drive-in night Saturday and show "The Smurfs" and a trailer...
Snowden Must Stop Running and Stand against Secrecy
Sanctified as a crusader, vilified as a traitor, Edward Snowden is living in purgatory. He sits, as of this writing, in a Moscow airport transit lounge, a man without a country.Mr. Snowden should have the courage to come home, to fight in court, under...
Snowden's Destination Remains Unclear
MOSCOW -- President Barack Obama sought Thursday to minimize the significance of a fugitive former national security contractor wanted for leaking government secrets, calling him a "29-year-old hacker" and suggesting that U.S. frustration with China...
Soldier Ride Offers Veterans More Than a Bike Trip Bicycle Ride Allows Injured Warriors to Bond, 'Feel like They're Part of a Group, Part of a Platoon, Again'
Therese Mangham was on her second deployment in Iraq in 2008 when her two-decade military career came to a screeching halt.An improvised explosive device went off in front of her, and while she doesn't remember the explosion itself, its effects have lingered....
Sorry, Brady Hoke, the Sec Still Rules
A little delusion once in awhile isn't terrible. Fooling yourself into believing that anything's possible has restorative properties.But eventually, reality hits you hard squarely between the eyes.The approach of a new football season doesn't change...
South Korean Upstages Friend in First Round
South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open. Kim shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 Thursday at Sebonack at Southampton, N.Y., to lead Park by a stroke. The top-ranked Park is trying to make...
SOUTH/NORTH/EAST/CITY [Derived Headline]
SOUTHMan killed in one-car crash in Washington CountyA Carnegie man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 in North Strabane Thursday evening.Dakota Nairn Houy, 19, was heading north around 6 p.m. when his car veered off the highway and traveled...
Student Loan Deadline to Pass as Senate Takes Holiday Break
WASHINGTON -- The interest rate on subsidized federal student loans will rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent next week because the Senate has no plans to vote on the issue before a Monday deadline, the start of the July Fourth congressional recess.But...
Students Ages 9, 13 Outscore Those in '70S 17-Year-Olds Stay Flat, Report Finds
The latest Nation's Report Card shows 9- and 13-year-olds on average are doing significantly better in reading and math than their counterparts of about 40 years ago, but the achievement of 17- year-olds on average is flat. The findings also show a narrowing...
Sugar, Spice Not So Nice under Latest School Rules
WASHINGTON -- Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you.For the first time, the Agriculture Department is telling schools what sorts of snacks...
Summer at the Shore: Steamed Clams
A large bowl of steamed clams, some parsley potatoes and a chilled glass of white wine bring back memories of sitting on a deck overlooking the sparkling water in Connecticut. Clams are easy and quick to make, but are rarely made at home. Here are some...
Tarentum Mom Cleared in Concealing Son's Death Authorities Say Infant Died of Sids
The defense attorney for a Tarentum woman who was charged with concealing the natural death of her 5-week-old son told a judge Thursday his client was operating in a "fluster of grief and emotion."Nicole Dull, 32, was found not guilty of concealing the...
Tech Firm Hiring Looks beyond Usual Numbers
Conventional wisdom says a flawless grade point average, perfect SAT score and a cum laude degree gives a college graduate a golden ticket for a dream job. But in a technology sector shaped by dropouts who started empires out of their garages, first-class academics...
TEENS HELD IN BROOKLINE ATTACK [Derived Headline]
TEENS HELD IN BROOKLINE ATTACK Two teenage boys have been arrested after police said they beat another boy near the Brookline Park recreation center and posted video of the attack online. Acting Major Crimes Commander Scott Schubert said in a crime alert...
'The Favorite Daughter' and Other New Gems from Caldecott Winners
Three previous winners of the Caldecott Medal -- given annually by the American Library Association to the best illustrated children's book -- have published new books this year.Here's a look at these new literary gems for young readers:* With her long...
Three Set U.S. Open Records Bootsma, Steel, Plummer Qualify
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.Steel broke...
To Golf like Fred Couples, What a Dream
Dear Fred Couples:I see that you, one of the finest golfers of your generation (and mine, since we're about the same age, though for some inexplicable reason you look 15 years younger) are in town this week for the Constellation Senior Players Championship...
Top 10 European Cities to See Now
With summer prices on the rise, we're eager to explore some places that are just starting to appear on many travelers' radars. With up and coming spots within Europe as the focus, the editors and members of travel website VirtualTourist.com compiled...
Tulowitzki Working to Return to Rockies for Title Run
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said his broken rib is healing and he hopes to return in time to help his team make a run at a division title.Tulowitzki said Thursday he has begun some light throwing and the injury feels more like a "bruise"...
Two Presidents, Continents Apart, Carried Together by Tides of History 'You've Got to Give Me Some Time Here. I Can't Just Wing a Note to Nelson Mandela.' -- Barack Obama, 2005
DAKAR, Senegal -- Barack Obama had been a U.S. senator for just weeks in early 2005 when Oprah Winfrey offered to carry a message for him to Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader.Mr. Obama disappeared into a back room in Ms. Winfrey's television...
Upmc Demands Highmark Drop Lawsuit
UPMC filed a court motion Thursday demanding enforcement of Highmark's pledge to withdraw a 2009 lawsuit filed by the insurer's affiliate, West Penn Allegheny Health System.Withdrawal of the antitrust lawsuit, in which UPMC was accused of using its dominance...
U.S. Suspends Bangladesh Trade Privileges
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns over labor rights and worker safety in that country.The decision is the culmination of a years-long review...
Vatican Monsignor Arrested in 20m Euro Plot
VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican cleric and two other people were arrested today by Italian police for allegedly trying to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into the country from Switzerland by private jet. It's the latest scandal to hit the Holy...
Voting Rights Weakened Justices Ignore Elected Officials and Legislate from the Bench
The full magnitude of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder has yet to be understood, but it is deeply troubling.The inevitable impact will be to weaken voters' rights at a time when election-driven efforts to suppress those rights...
Waldorf Is Looking for a Strong Finish
Duffy Waldorf had only been able to practice the first nine holes of the course at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, the weather cutting his pro-am practice round Thursday in half. So for the back nine -- Waldorf's first nine holes because he started on No....
Woman Says Hospital, Doctors Let Her Husband Die
A Brookline woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against UPMC Mercy and four physicians there alleging they failed to appropriately treat her husband because he had no health insurance. Robin Tillman filed the complaint listing negligence and...
WORLD [Derived Headline]
EGYPT LEADER'S BACKERS, FOES CLASH CAIRO -- Thousands of backers and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president held competing rallies in the capital today and new clashes erupted between the two sides in the country's second largest city, Alexandria, in...
Wpxi to Televise Regatta, July 4 Fireworks
Pittsburghers, we do love our fireworks, even if they're on television.WPXI will present live coverage of the EQT "Flashes of Freedom" fireworks extravaganza Thursday from 9-10 p.m., with an encore on PCNC at 11:30 p.m.This "Fireworks Fantasia" will...
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