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Articles from August 18, 2016

2 Men Charged with Assaulting Police during Stage Ae Concert
Pittsburgh police arrested two Ted Nugent fans at a concert Tuesday night on the North Shore after they said the men became belligerent and attacked them after being kicked out. Daniel Cunningham, 30, of Butler and his uncle, George Raiders, 53, of...
Aerie Leads Solid Q2 for American Eagle Intimates Brand Shows 24
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. saw profit rise in the second quarter, with sales climbing at American Eagle Stores and at its intimates brand Aerie. Overall, same-store sales -- results that only reflect stores that have been open for at least a year...
A Police Shooting, Frayed Nerves in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG - It has been a tense time in the capital city. The Aug. 7 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man by a white police officer stoked outrage and a march. One protester likened Harrisburg to "water that's just starting to boil," a nod to...
Bastardo's Snail-Like Pace Suits Hurdle
SAN FRANCISCO - Antonio Bastardo's scoreless seventh inning Tuesday night progressed at such a slow pace that a San Francisco reporter remarked on Twitter, "We'll get back to you tomorrow when this guy throws a pitch." At one point in the ninth-pitch...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
PNC to settle claims involving SBA loans Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle claims by the U.S. Department of Justice involving loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. At issue are 74 SBA-backed...
Chartiers Valley Won't Retain Jaskowski as Baseball Coach
Jim Jaskowski coached Chartiers Valley to its first WPIAL baseball championship last season. Wednesday, he was informed his position will be opened. "It's like a punch in the gut," said Jaskowski. Chartiers Valley athletic director Angie Potthoff and...
CITY/SOUTH [Derived Headline]
CITY Police identify suspect in fatal shooting last week Pittsburgh police announced Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in a Northview Heights killing that happened last week. Jarrod Dolphin, 21, faces charges of homicide and gun violations...
Cullen Signs One-Year Deal Valuable, Versatile Vet Will Earn $1 Million
Nearly 1,300 NHL games have taught Matt Cullen a few lessons.And how could they not? Cullen insisted upon signing a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday - likely his last in the NHL - that such perspective has allowed him to better appreciate what...
Do the Research about Conflict in the Mideast
A plethora of verbiage has appeared in your recent opinion pages regarding the Arab-Israel conflict. Seems everyone cites his or her own "facts," mostly based on personal leanings and thepro-Palestinian or pro-Israel spin of the hearsay and media...
Drake Turns It Up on Summer Sixteen Tour at Consol
Drake was turning into a pumpkin Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center, about to roll past an 11:30 curfew with a half-dozen songs left on the set list."We got two options," the rapper said, explaining he was told that, "You've gone over your stage...
Evidence Supports NSA Code Was Stolen
WASHINGTON - Analysis of the cyberweapons that hackers say they extracted from the top secret National Security Agency has left a key team of outside experts increasingly certain the files came from the NSA. The Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, which has...
Gabe Houy, Upper St. Clair
DATAYear: SeniorHeight: 6-7Weight: 265Pos: OT-DTTHE SCOOPHouy is considered one of the top offensive linemen in Western Pennsylvania. He has shed 20-25 pounds since last year and will start on offense and defense this season, after starting only on offense...
Giving Acetaminophen to Kids with Asthma Ok, Study Says
A dozen or so Pittsburgh children with asthma were part of a national study that says it debunks a theory that using acetaminophen makes asthma symptoms worse. In the study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the effects of acetaminophen...
Group of 8 Fighting for Starting Roles on Line Puts Panthers Offense at Ease
Dorian Johnson recalls a stretch during his freshman season at Pitt when so many offensive lineman were on injured reserve, that each Saturday was like walking the knife edge of a steep and dangerous cliff. One more injury and the offense was tumbling...
Hidden Gem Unassuming Blue North Shines with Its Eclectic Menu and Cozy Atmosphere
Blue North is in a league of its own in a humdrum strip mall in McCandless. When I pulled into the shopping center, which houses a nail spa, a hair salon, Dollar Tree, Rite Aid and a driver's license center, I thought I had Google Mapped the wrong...
In Service of Dems
When Donald Trump said, "If she [Hillary] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people - maybe there is, I don't know. But I'll tell you what. That will be a horrible day." The left media kicked into overdrive....
Irish Ioc Official Arrested for Scalping Sent to Hospital
A senior Olympic executive from Ireland was arrested and taken to the hospital Wednesday after police raided his beachfront hotel as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of tickets.Patrick Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee's...
King of Heavy the Melvins Have Endured by Staying True to Principles
The Melvins don't tour with six bassists, but sometimes it sounds like it. The legendary Pacific Northwest power trio helped redefine heavy when it showed up in the mid-'80s crossing the dark metal of Black Sabbath with the sludge of "My War"-era...
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; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified obituaries...
Liz Cheney Wins Wyoming Gop Primary
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has won the GOP primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district, setting her up for an easy November election in this safe Republican seat. When the Associated Press called the race,...
Mariner East 2
In recent years, Pennsylvania has experienced a resurgence in its manufacturing sector thanks to the continued development of the Marcellus and Utica shale regions. While this is a positive development, we now must develop more pipeline infrastructure...
Mccutchen Raises Cain, Triggers Win His 17th Home Run, Caps 6-Run Fifth Innng, Finishes San Francisco Sweep Pirates 6, Giants 5
SAN FRANCISCO - Right-hander Matt Cain's mistake was apparent from the moment the baseball left his hand. With San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey set up low and away, Cain hurled a first-pitch fastball that sailed over the heart of the plate....
MINOR LEAGUE REPORT [Derived Headline]
1 Tyler Glasnow ? P, Indianapolis/Pirates ? Remains on the disabled list with right shoulder discomfort. He was scheduled to throw 65 pitches in a rehab start for Class AA Altoona Sunday but was pulled after 55 when the training staff noticed him exhibiting...
New Lincoln Offers Authentic European Feel
2016 Lincoln Black Label MKX: An Edge with an edge? Price: $68,300 as tested. The Black Label AWD starts at $55,810. A front-wheel-drive model starts at $38,260. (Options include $1,750 for Chroma Elite Brown paint; Technology Package and Driver Assistance...
New on Dvd: 'The Angry Birds Movie," "God's Not Dead 2" New on Dvd
"The Angry Birds Movie": You'll know why the birds are so mad after seeing "The Angry Birds Movie." They've been saddled with a thin story, juvenile writing and a look that might be great for flying through the air but otherwise looks a little creepy.The...
New Program Aims to Help College Grads Land Jobs
While she attended Hampton University in Virginia, Kyshira Moffett worked in the career center where it was common for plenty of students to show up shortly before or after graduation to seek help. At that point in the academic year, it was often...
Nflpa Official: Harrison Will Make Call on Interview
An official of the NFL Players Association said the decision by James Harrison whether or not to grant an interview with the league is his alone and that the union will stand by him whatever he decides. "Every individual player has the right to decide...
No Need to Give Your 'Needs' a 'To Be'
Let me say at the outset that I have a warm place in my heart, and my mouth, for Pittsburghese. I believe that we have made contributions to the American language that those in the blander parts of this nation can't match. Even so, I was struck by...
Offensive Line's Look Remains to Be Seen
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - With redshirt junior Andrew Nelson moving to offensive right tackle after a spring spent on the opposite side, the question of who will take up the left tackle spot has been a point of focus in Penn State's preseason camp. Redshirt...
Palestinians at the Polls a Round of Local Elections Could Build Credibility
The fetid state of Palestinian politics will get a healthy, vigorous shake-up with municipal elections Oct. 8. Some 300 municipalities and village and regional councils are scheduled to elect hundreds of representatives. The two main parties, Fatah...
Pittsburgh Police Recruit Accused of Attacking Wife
A Pittsburgh police recruit assaulted his wife repeatedly, at times handcuffing her or placing a gun to her head, according to court records. Jabbar Karwan, 28, of Banksville, was being held in the Allegheny County Jail on Wednesday. He was arrested...
Puck, Player Tracking to Be Used in World Cup of Hockey
The World Cup of Hockey next month will include advertisements on jerseys as well as puck and player tracking technology for broadcasts.The NHL and NHLPA announced the ventures Wednesday, as well as plans for fan initiatives in Toronto throughout the...
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]
A CONSIDERATE NEIGHBOR I live in an independent living community, Vincentian Villa, north of Pittsburgh. A wonderful neighbor and friend, Nancy Fasnacht, is an early riser who walks daily. In her travels she picks up newspapers from the sidewalks...
RIO 2016 / THE STARTING LINE [Derived Headline]
MEDAL RACEThrough 13 of 14 events Wednesday:Country........................ G............. S.............. B.............. TotUnited States................ 30........... 32 .............31 ...............93China ............................19 ............15...............
Safe to Go outside Outdoor Dining Options Abound as Heat (Eventually) Abates
With the mere five weeks (to the day) officially remaining in summer 2016, the conventional wisdom suggests that the second half of August is a less than optimal time to produce an outdoor dining guide for the city's reading public. Well, the conventional...
Sanders Doesn't Advocate Destroying the System
In his Aug. 16 letter "This Election Is About Shaking Up the System," Blake McLaren, in apparent explanation of turning from a Bernie Sanders supporter to a Donald Trump supporter, concludes his letter by stating that "[i]n order to change a system,...
Skull Fest 8 Extreme Punk and Metal Bands Gather for Three Days of Raw Power
It started in 2009 with small but "evil" intentions and a joke name, and now Skull Fest has grown into a three-day festival with dozens of bands, many preferring Crass to the Clash, representing the extreme punk and metal scene. Founder Dusty Hanna,...
Skull Fest 8 Schedule
THURSDAY Rock Room (1054 Herron Ave., Polish Hill): Bat, Mania for Conquest, Party Plates, Suss Law, Talk Sick Brats, Fast Death. 7 p.m. $10; 21+. Healcrest Urban Farms (N. Pacific and Hillcrest, Garfield): Creation Is Crucifixtion, Love Potion, Eyeroll....
Some Fear Flood of Property Tax Appeals in County Growing Disparities Found in Assessments
The state is finding growing disparities in Allegheny County property assessments, and some fear it could open the door for a rash of appeals next year, particularly among larger commercial real estate owners looking for a way to lower their tax bills....
Starkist Honors Korean War Veterans at Luncheon 'If They Hadn't Done What They Did ... We Might Not Be Living in a Free Society'
Pittsburgh's Korean War Veterans' Memorial is on the North Shore, close to the headquarters of StarKist. The veterans themselves are close to the company's heart. StarKist, which is part of the Dongwon Co. of Seoul, South Korea, hosted its annual...
Syria's Stalingrad
An editorial fromThe Washington Post"Devastating and overwhelming." Those are the conditions in the ancient and once-great metropolis of Aleppo, according to the head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Marianne Gasser, who...
Tales from a Ribald Marriage
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are rolling into Pittsburgh to bare all about their life together. Be prepared to blush. The actor best known as Ron Swanson on "Parks & Recreation" and the Emmy Award-winning actress, for her turn as Karen Walker...
Target Remains the Same: 30 Points Good Health Key to Offense's Output
Those stated goals of scoring 30 points in a game and allowing 17 were realized in the Steelers' first preseason encounter. Right on the button, 30-17. Only it was the Detroit Lions who hit those numbers on offense and defense against the Steelers....
THE HOT LIST [Derived Headline]
ALL WEEKENDFair time!The Westmoreland Fair gets underway Friday at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg, with daily family events that include "Walk With Dinosaurs" exhibit, Bar C Ranch Petting Zoo, Marvelous Mutts Canine Spectacular, milking parlor...
The Kane Shame the State Ag's Crimes Deserve Serious Punishment
Regarding the sorry case of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, let's be brief, because it's all been said before. She should have resigned long ago, but it took Monday's conviction on two counts of perjury and seven misdemeanor counts of abusing...
The Medals Table
Nation.............G .....S ....B ....TotUnited States 30 32 31 93 China 19 15 20 54 Britain 19 19 12 50 Russia 12 14 15 41 Japan 10 5 18 33 France 8 11 12 31 Germany 11 8 9 28 Australia 7 8 9 24 Italy 8 9 6 23 South Korea 7 3 6 16 Netherlands 8 4 3...
Toomey Critics Say He Switched Sides on Trade Deal
WASHINGTON - He said it would help farmers, kick-start the economy, create jobs and raise wages. But now that he's in the middle of a tight re-election campaign, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey opposes the massive trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific...
Trial of Mother Charged in Death of Her 3-Year-Old Continues
Adriene Williams clasped her fingers to her mouth, tears spilling from her clenched eyelids, as a picture of her daughter appeared on the screen a few feet away in the Allegheny County Common Pleas courtroom Wednesday. The first of two evidentiary...
Twins Last Seen over a Decade Ago Mother Charged with Hiding Whereabouts
Patricia Fowler's twins disappeared from view so completely, so long ago, that almost no one realized they were missing. The boy and girl - currently listed in court documents as John and Jane Doe - were last seen in person 13 or 14 years ago, when...
Vile History the Memorial to Lynching Victims Is Necessary
The Equal Justice Initiativeis determined to ensure that one of the most shameful chapters in America's racial history not be allowed to disappear from memory. Next year, the Alabama-based legal rights organization will erect a memorial in Montgomery...
Wednesday's Highlights
Women's golfThailand's Ariya Jutanugarn became the first 18-hole leader in the history of women's golf in the Olympics. Jutanugarn shot 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead over seven-time major champion Inbee Park and Seiyoung Kim, both of South Korea. This...
Whether Doing Sinatra or His Own Thing, James Keeps Moving
Adam James has been privileged to "play" Frank Sinatra for quite some time - doing so essentially made his career, which also includes being a singer and songwriter. Mr. James, who has been performing for 25 years with former home bases of Montreal...
Wpxi's News Director Leaving for Job in Boston Came to Station in 2005
WPXI-TV news director Mike Oliveira is leaving Pittsburgh for a similar job in his native Boston. He begins next month at WFXT-TV, FOX25. Both WFXT and WPXI are part of Cox Media Group. "Mike has been a guiding force in our newsroom and we will miss...
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