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Articles from March 30, 2016

1 Suspect Still Sought in Bombings
BRUSSELS - Justice Minister Koen Geens pleaded Tuesday for critics of Belgium's intelligence failures to focus on the hunt for those behind last week's Brussels attacks and November's massacre in Paris. Investigators say they are still looking for...
Another Bombing in Pakistan the Country Is a Nightmare to Govern, and It's Not Easy on Its Allies Either
It is interesting to compare American and world reactions to the slaughters in Brussels last week and in Lahore, Pakistan, on Easter. Both attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists, in Brussels we suppose by the so-called Islamic State, in Lahore...
Banshee Returns, with a Vengeance Locally Shot Cinemax Series Serves Up One Last Season of Mayhem
There's a new sheriff in town. When "Banshee" concluded season three last year with not one, but two epic action set pieces, Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) had turned in his badge and walked out. Carrie, his former lover but current partner in crime,...
Big Damage Avoided Fall into 3-0 Deficit before Winning with Two So Goals Penguins 5, Sabers 4
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had a few options during the first intermission of his team's 5-4 shootout victory against Buffalo Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center. He could have delivered a speech that would have blistered all the paint within...
Bishop Zubik Is Fighting for Religious Freedom
Regarding the letter "The Zubik Case" (March 25) by Richard Restivo: Mr. Restivo was reminded of some of Pope Francis' words in 2013 on the danger of focusing too heavily on some hot-button social issues. However, the Zubik case before the U.S. Supreme...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
FTC sues VW over false advertising claims A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its "Clean Diesel" vehicles as environmentally friendly. The German automaker hastily pulled the...
CONSUMER REPORTS UNVEILS TOP 10 LOWEST-RATED VEHICLES [Corrected 03/ 31/16]
Choosing a new car is a little like picking a good restaurant: It helps to narrow the field by knowing the ones to avoid. To help steer car buyers in the right direction, Consumer Reports recently released its top picks for the worst vehicles to drive...
County Records First Confirmed Case of Zika
An Allegheny County resident has recovered from the Zika virus, the first known case in the county with ties to an international outbreak, health authorities said Tuesday. The man came down with Zika symptoms in February after returning from an outbreak-stricken...
Cubans Will Benefit from Better Relations with the U.S
Since the 1960s, the United States has placed an embargo on Cuba, making it illegal for anyone in the United States to trade with the nation in an attempt to convince the Cuban government to give its people more freedoms. I'm not going to argue that...
EAST/SOUTH/CITY/STATE [Derived Headline]
EAST E. Deer man pleads guilty to wife's murder in 2013 An East Deer man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder in the 2013 beating death of his wife. Thomas E. Clark, 53, will be sentenced June 28 by Common Pleas Judge Philip A. Ignelzi. There...
Entry-Level Wage to Rise at Upmc Health System Says Boost to $15 an Hour Will Help Recruit, Retain Talented Workforce
UPMC health system announced Tuesday that it will boost its entry-level wage to $15 an hour over the next five years, a $3-an-hour hike that puts the Pittsburgh region's largest employer in line with a growing national trend to raise minimum wages....
Fling with Spring: Sweets & Savories Fragrant, Fork-Tender Desserts Are the Stars
The blossoming of spring can be enough to lift moods after winter's gray gloom. And additionally, a little dessert can't hurt.That's where these four sweet treats come in. Simple yet exceptional, like a newly opened blossom. Fragrant and fork-tender,...
Fling with Spring: Sweets & Savories Savor the Savory Side of Tarts and Salads
In typical early spring fashion, the weather waffles between cold and warm, wet and dry, and raw and pleasant, but the season's savory flavors don't. It is a time of the year when vegetables awaken from their deep winter slumber fresh and tender,...
For Smart Traffic, Fix These Dumb Spots
You don't have to ask Pittsburghers twice to name the Stupidest Stoplights and Most Ill-Considered Intersections in this small town that plays a big city on TV. After I asked readers to name the dumbest traffic designs in a March 16 column, emails...
It Was Far from Perfect, but Finding Way to Win Is Most Important Part
You want offensive depth? The Penguins scored four regulation goals Tuesday night in a 5-4 shootout win against the Buffalo Sabres despite getting just three assists from their top eight scorers. None of their regulation goals was scored by players...
Javelin Whiz Eyes Return after Surgery
The best javelin thrower in the history of high school track and field is still mending, but Madison Wiltrout plans on competing at some point this spring. Wiltrout, a junior at Connellsville High School, broke the national high school record in spring...
Joyce Lands 4th Spot in Of
BRADENTON, Fla. - Non-roster outfielder Matt Joyce made the team, general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday, and will serve as a fourth outfielder and left-handed bat off the bench. "Pumped. I'm excited," Joyce said. "That was my goal coming into...
Jury Selection Ends When Man Pleads No Contest to Homicide
Ten jurors had been chosen to hear the case Tuesday of George Biegenwald, accused of killing one girlfriend and trying to kill another while the body of the first was still in his beer refrigerator, but he chose to enter a plea at the last minute....
Justices Eyeing Compromise on Birth Control?
The U.S. Supreme Court - offering a tantalizing clue that it sees a compromise in a standoff between faith-based groups and the U.S. government - is asking for ideas on how employees can get free birth control without any help from employers that...
Las Vegas Company to Operate Meadows Racetrack & Casino
A Las Vegas company with 15 gambling properties in eight states will operate The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County under a deal disclosed Tuesday. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. is paying $138 million to acquire the gaming license and...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES ARMOCIDA, William F., Laguna Hills, Calif. BARLOW, Joanne E. Peterson, Bethel Park BARTOLOTTA, Bart L. BUCKHOLTZ, Robert P., North Versailles CARTISANO, Sharon Jean CASPAR, Kenneth J., West Mifflin DASE, Dorothy, Churchill DOBRANSKI,...
Lidia's Pittsburgh Turns 15
Lidia's Pittsburgh will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special dinner between 5 and 9 p.m. April 12 at the Strip District restaurant. A four-course menu will showcase "15 Favorites From the 15 Years," prepared by executive chef Nicole Neely....
Locke Lands Starting Job It's Nicasio vs. Vogelsong for Fifth and Final Spot
BRADENTON, Fla. - Not even when Jeff Locke passed a group of reporters as he walked off the field at Pirate City Tuesday did it occur to him why they might want to talk to him. Only after he threw another inning in the batting cage did he hear the...
Louise Deriso: Bunny Cake
BUNNY CAKE PG tested Louise DeRiso of Edgewood learned to make the bunny cake from her Slovak mother, Clara, who was an ace of cakes. The dessert needs a 3-D rabbit cake mold or stand-up lamb pan, and the recipe makes enough batter for two cakes. Ms....
Murray's Hunt for Knowledge Goes On
NHL coaches often say they spend much more time on their own team game than worrying about the particular style of each opponent they encounter in an 82-game season. Certainly, there is some advanced scouting and video work done prior to each game,...
Nixing 'Vaxxed' an NYC Film Fest Wisely Ejects a Bogus Work
The Tribeca Film Festival opens April 13 in New York minus one film from the original lineup: "Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe." It's a crackpot documentary purporting a connection between vaccines and autism. The decision last weekend to withdraw the...
On This Day, March 30
1763 Pontiac's uprising against the whites brought all the inhabitants from the outside within the confines of Fort Pitt. Most of the surrounding homes were demolished. 1870 The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited denying citizens...
Palmyra's Return Syria Succeeds in Taking Back the Ancient City
The Syrian army's retaking of the desert crossroads city of Palmyra is significant for several reasons.Most people know Palmyra as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,a place of magnificent ruins dating back to the second millennium B.C. The Islamic State group...
Parkinson's Drug Given Endorsement
WASHINGTON - Federal health experts have endorsed an experimental drug intended to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder. The panel of Food and Drug Administration...
Peduto Travels to California in Ongoing Try for Transit Grant
In pursuit of a $50 million technology grant, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto traveled to Austin, Texas, earlier this month and will spend the rest of this week in San Diego. "It's an extremely important grant that the city is trying to get from the...
Penn Hills School Board Eliminates 43 Teachers Plan Also Will Trim More Than 20 Classes
In a 7-2 vote, the board of the Penn Hills School District on Tuesday approved furloughing 43 teachers at the end of the school year. What was bound to be an already tense meeting was made worse when Penn Hills police turned away several people -including...
PEOPLE [Derived Headline]
Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby should move forward, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying a trial can determine the truthfulness of the model's claims that the comedian raped her in 1982, The Associated Press reports. A jury can...
Pink Boots Pours Specialty Brew
Tonight, the Pink Boots Society of Western Pennsylvania releases a special beer that members brewed earlier this month. The brew - a lime gose - will go on sale from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Homestead. Profits will be used...
Pittsburgh Diocese Settles with Man over Abuse Claim
The Diocese of Pittsburgh last year reached a "five-figure" settlement with a man who claimed he was sexually abused as a youth by a priest whom then-Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua brought into the diocese despite knowing of his history and risk of sexual...
Pittsburghers Get a Chance to Try Rare Grains
A two-day event, "Grains are Not Created Equal," will shed the spotlight on little-known grains in hopes of creating a farming, baking and eating revolution. Host Slow Food Pittsburgh will roll out the welcome mat on Sunday and Monday to agronomist...
Rb Depth Just Keeps Increasing at Least 5 Could Be in the Battle by Fall
In most situations, the reigning conference offensive rookie of the year isn't worried about his job security heading into the next season. Pitt's offensive backfield is, apparently, unlike most situations. Spring depth-chart movement is usually worth...
Region's Jobless Rate Increases to 5 ; in Feb. Workforce Adds 1,400 during Month
With more unemployed people looking for work, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in the Pittsburgh area increased to 5 percent in February, up from 4.8 percent in January, according to state numbers released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Department...
Sanders to Hold Rally Here Thursday
Fresh off a series of far-flung election wins, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday morning. The event is free and open to the public, but the campaign is urging attendees...
Shaler Grad Achieves Pro Dreams Robert Morris Star Lynch to Continue Career with Portland Pirates of AHL
In the moments after Zac Lynch committed to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, a slight eruption occurred at his family's home in Shaler Township. This gifted Robert Morris senior forward firmly embraced mom, Diane, and dad, Dan....
Test for Toomey Do Your Job, or Voters Will Elect a Senator Who Will
Just as Pennsylvanians are focusing on U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's bid for re-election, their dissatisfaction with him is rising in a statewide poll. It's no surprise - the Lehigh Valley Republican refuses to do his job.The latest survey by Franklin &...
Times Story Irks NFL
The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league's concussion research flawed and likened the NFL's handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry's response to the dangers of cigarettes. In a letter from its law firm...
Tough Choices Hayden Defends His National Security Decisions, Endures Heckling
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA, said he was not surprised when four young protesters interrupted his remarks Tuesday afternoon at Duquesne University. He has had to make some difficult and controversial...
Trump's Misogyny He Tells Men They're Better Than Women
In the Civil War a colonel named Robert McAllister from New Jersey tried to improve the moral fiber of his men. A Presbyterian railroad contractor in private life, he lobbied and preached against profanity, drinking, prostitution and gambling. Some of...
Vanka Murals Draw Broad Financial Support
The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of Maxo Vanka's murals enjoyed an auspicious start March 4 during the third annual Cocktails & Conservation event at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale. Of the more than 250 people...
Yankees 5 Pirates 4
Game dataRecords: Yankees (12-13-2), Pirates (7-20-1).Starter: Steven Brault ? 3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K.Hitter: Josh Harrison ? 2 for 3, 2B, 3B.Of note: Catcher Jacob Stallings homered in the fifth inning. ? The game ended after five innings due...
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