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Articles from September 3, 2016

Black Lead Matters Lead Poisoning Afflicts the African-American Community
Donald Trump is still claiming that "inner-city crime is reaching record levels" and promising to save African-Americans from the "slaughter."This urban apocalypse is a figment of his imagination; urban crime is at historically low levels.Yet some things...
Brewers 1, Pirates 0 Wrong Turn Harrison's Hustle Backfires in Loss to Brewers
Josh Harrison's hustle has taken him far in baseball, but it took him to the wrong place - third base - in the eighth inning Friday night at PNC Park. Representing the potential tying run, Harrison rounded second after an errant pickoff throw by...
Brock Turner Leaves Jail after 3 Months
SAN JOSE, Calif. -Brock Turner's early release Friday after serving half of his six-month jail sentence was met by members of the press from all over the country as well as women's safety advocates, who continue to lament the sentence as too light....
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Alcoa settles dispute with its Australian joint-venture partner Alcoa Inc. said it agreed to settle a dispute with its joint-venture partner in Australia over a plan to split the aluminum producer into two companies as part of a corporate reshuffling....
Casellula Summer Vegetable Salad
Summer is rapidly coming to a close and taking with it the colorful fruits and vegetables that made us so happy despite the heat. But it's not gone yet. There's still time to work at least one more warm-weather dish into your dinner rotation. This...
Chef Makes His Last Stand
Nathan Barnhouse, the self-described "small, little tuxedo salesman" from Slippery Rock, has been eliminated from Fox's "MasterChef." "I feel like I've learned so much about being who I am," said Mr. Barnhouse, 21, who has been living in Hattiesburg,...
City Probe Clears Chief in Question over Dnc Appearance but Another Report Not So Forgiving of Police Boss Mclay
Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay told city investigators that he tried to remain neutral when he delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention, even threatening to back out when he was asked to mention Hillary Clinton, according to...
CITY/WEST/SOUTH [Derived Headline]
CITY North Side man charged with rape at gunpoint Pittsburgh police have arrested a North Side man who they say broke into a woman's residence while she was sleeping in a bed with her 2-year-old daughter and raped her at gunpoint. Charles Johnson,...
Clients First Closing a Service for People with Disabilities Hurts
When a business shuts its doors, its customers usually find a new provider of the same service elsewhere. When a nonprofit organization closes, there may or may not be another service provider to pick up the pieces. Needy clients may have to go without....
Clifford L. Fair June 15, 1918 - Aug. 29, 2016 Longtime Referee of Many a Game Worked Hard to Live Up to His Name
He had a great name for a referee, did Clifford L. Fair. And by many accounts, he was a fair and excellent ref. He officiated high school and college basketball and football from the 1940s into the 1970s. Big games such as the University of Pittsburgh...
Colleges Add Convenience Fee to Payers by Credit Card
Not a lot of people pay college tuition bills with a credit card. But some do - whether for convenience or to get those nice rewards points. Colleges didn't always charge a "convenience fee" for people who pay their bills with credit cards. But in...
Conner's Return Stirs Up Emotions Star Rb Says He Is Ready to Run Again
Running back James Conner will run out of the tunnel today at Heinz Field to make an emotional return to the football field after beating cancer. At least 400 fans from his high school in Erie, Pa., will be there, along with his family, and the doctors...
Criticism of Mylan Continues over Epipen
Pharmaceutical giant Mylan continued to draw criticism over the skyrocketing cost of its emergency EpiPen allergy treatment, spurring a rebuke from a large shareholder about the company's "weak board oversight," and protests outside its flagship plant...
Crosby: History against Title Repeat Captain, Team Ready to Accept the Challenge
Sidney Crosby is no stranger to hockey history. He also has been a Steve Yzerman fan since he was a boy. Which is why Crosby is keenly aware that the most recent NHL team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions was the Yzerman-led Detroit Red Wings in...
Deadlocked High Court Leaves Ballot Language in Place Judge Referendum Set for Vote in November
HARRISBURG - A deadlock Friday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court left intact a last-minute legislative change in the wording of a ballot question about when state judges must retire, setting the stage for the referendum to appear as planned on the...
Earnhardt's Season Is Over
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the rest of the NASCAR season ? 18 races total ? as he continues to recover from a concussion. NASCAR's most popular driver first began experiencing concussion-like symptoms in late July. He has been undergoing treatment...
Familiar Characters Welcome Kids to Camp
It was, as the lead character Peg would yell on the television show "Peg + Cat," a VERY BIG PROBLEM. A dozen or so 4- and 5-year-olds had come back from a walk to the water fountain and found dozens of plastic chickens loose all over their camp classroom....
Fayette County Communities Still Recovering from Sunday Flooding
Susan and Fred Sandusky are waiting to find out whether their home, across from Mountz Creek, will join others in Connellsville with a bright fluorescent orange X or the word "Demo" on them. Fourteen homes in the Dutch Bottom neighborhood are marked...
Hello out There Proxima B, the Planet with Promise
Circling the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, 4.2 light years away, is a planet generations of humans will probably be talking about as we develop the capacity for interstellar travel in the next 200 years or so. After saddling the nearest exo-planet...
Human Casualties
I am responding to an Aug. 27 letter, "Human Dignity Vote," by Eileen Colianni. The writer questions how 50 percent of Catholics could vote for Donald Trump. In demonizing "Dark Donald," she lists his sins and misconstrues his words, policies and...
Jail Board Approves Bus Ticket Purchase Controller Asks Why Discount Not Offered
The Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board voted to approve a $20,000 purchase of bus tickets despite questions about why the county should pay full price for a service from an agency that is closely tied to county government. "No county agency should...
Labor Day Closings Plus Details on Parade
All city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal offices and courts will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. * Post offices will be closed, and regular mail is neither being picked up nor delivered. * State...
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...
Liberty Bridge Closed at Least through Weekend Tarpaulin Blaze So Hot That It Buckles Critical 30-Foot-Long 'Chord'
Heat from a fire on the Liberty Bridge caused such significant damage that it could put the heavily traveled structure "at risk for catastrophic failure," PennDOT officials said Friday. As a result, the bridge over the Monongahela River that connects...
McKEESPORT 14, FRANKLIN REGIONAL 7 LATE INTERCEPTION CLINCHES WIN FOR TIGERS
When Matt Miller stepped onto the field for his first game as McKeesport coach, he was greeted by his predecessor and mentor, George Smith."Coach was here and he shook my hand before the game and it hit me and I knew what he entrusted me with," Miller...
Neshannock Storms to a Win
Neshannock opened the season with an impressive rout of District 10 perennial power Farrell last week. The Class 2A No. 4-ranked Lancers (2-0, 1-0) proved their first victory was no fluke when it routed WPIAL No. 3 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (0-1,...
On Top Walkatop Returns for More Hikes around Mount Washington
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on September 4, 2016. A story in Saturday's editions had an incorrect name for the Thomas Brown Alton Foundation.A group-hiking event returns for the second year on Sept. 11, offering folks the chance...
Pair Banned for Faking Everest Climb
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Mountaineers were dubious in June when Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod announced that they had achieved a lifelong goal -becoming the first Indian couple to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Those doubts were confirmed this week...
Perry Crushes Carrick, 46-7; University Prep Falls
Doug Johnson rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more, as Perry Traditional Academy recorded a 46-7 victory against Carrick in a City League opener played at Cupples Stadium on the South Side. Johnson opened the scoring with a 1-yard run,...
Pine-Richland, Jurkovec Top Mt. Lebanon
A week after a season-opening loss, Pine-Richland wasn't able to get a lead on Mt. Lebanon through the first two quarters Friday night.But when you have a Notre Dame recruit for a quarterback, you can't be counted out, even in a matchup between two of...
Psu Unveils Up-Tempo, No-Huddle Offense Today
James Franklin has endured six nights before season openers as a head coach. Or rather, he has slept through them. Despite the stress of introducing Penn State's new offense and starting quarterback against visiting Kent State at 3:30 p.m. today,...
Pup's Head Stuck in Coffee Table May Win Award
Ludmila is an adorable Tibetan terrier puppy who is "eternally loving and eternally mischievous," according to owner Ilona Segedy. The relatively rare dog - first bred 2,000 years ago by Tibetan monks - is "loyal, sensitive and clever," according...
Quips' Regular-Season Winning Streak Hits 62 Varsity Xtra Game of the Week: Aliquippa 44, Beaver Falls 13
Sept. 18, 2009 was a historical day in Western Pennsylvania, and not just because it marked the final episode of "Guiding Light." That day six years ago was the previous time Aliquippa High School lost a regular-season football game. The soap opera...
Rogers Gets Call-Up, Admits Promotion Was Big Surprise
Shortly after Jason Rogers received word late Thursday night that the Pirates intended to include him in the first wave of September promotions, he phoned his dad to share the news. It has been a frustrating season for Rogers. He hadn't hoped to spend...
Scottish-Like Weather Roils through the Region
Turns out my wife is Scottish, and that is not going to change. What does that have to do with lightning bolts and storms that pounded the region Sunday? Well, a couple of things. First, I thought the weather was perfect every day in Southern California,...
Shareholders Lose in Zinc Firm Ruling
A federal bankruptcy court judge in Wilmington, Del., approved Horsehead Holding's reorganization plan Friday, wiping out shareholders who contended the creditor group behind the plan was trying to take over the Robinson zinc producer at a bargain...
South Fayette 35, Mars 14 Lions Claw Back Score 35 Unanswered Points in Conference Win against Planets
South Fayette's defense made it easy for Drew Saxton after he made things tough on himself. Because as long as he wasn't throwing interceptions to Isaiah Johnson, Mars' standout running back wasn't going very far. And on offense, Saxton was content to...
Stone Lifts New Castle Past No. 3 Montour
Geno Stone ran for a 23-yard touchdown, threw an 82-yard touchdown pass and returned an interception 82 yards for another touchdown to spark New Castle (1-1, 1-0) to a 26-13 upset of No. 3 Montour (0-1, 0-1) Friday night in the Northwest Nine Conference....
The Human Dignity Vote Shouldn't Go to Clinton
In her Aug. 27 letter, "Human Dignity Vote," Eileen Colianni urges Catholics to "wake up." This letter urges Ms. Colianni to wake up.After accusing Donald Trump of "ungodliness," Ms. Colianni then drops this observation, rationalizing a Catholic vote...
The Only Immigration Solution
WASHINGTONThe one great service of Donald Trump's extended peregrinations on immigration policy is to have demonstrated how, in the end, there's only one place to go.You can rail for a year about the squishy soft, weak-kneed and stupid politicians who...
Trump Meets with African-Americans
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a handful of African-Americans in North Philadelphia on Friday that he is "not a bigot," and blamed the media for portraying him that way. "He does not see himself as a racist and neither did the...
Uber's Test Track Almost Ready No Official Word on When Self-Driving Cars Will Roll Out
The asphalt is down, the buildings are up, and, for all intents and purposes, it looks like the test roadways for self-driving cars planned by Uber Technologies at the former LTV Coke Works in Hazelwood are about ready to go. But just when the first...
Usc Victory Gives Render Win No. 385
The first game Jim Render coached against North Hills was a season opener in 1979. Friday night, Render got his 385th career win with Upper St. Clair's 28-7 victory against the visiting Indians in an Allegheny Nine Conference game. Thomas Vissman opened...
Veteran Team Understands 'It's Time to Go'
As the dust settled on another Steelers preseason, coach Mike Tomlin works some final housecleaning today to tidy up his roster and then, "It's time to go," declared David DeCastro. "We got it, we know it, it's time to go," the veteran offensive ...
Virgin Islands-to-Detroit-to-Pittsburgh 14 Suspects Named in Widespread Drug Ring; 13 Taken into Custody
A federal drug investigation that began last year on Pittsburgh's North Side revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, federal officials...
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