Starling Marte reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Starling Marte reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds

The Pirates closed July with a National League-best 17-9 record, matching their mark in June.


 Robert Crissman, an inmate who escaped from a work-release program on Thursday, leaves the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Kittanning after being arraigned Friday before District Justice James Owen. Crissman will be held at the Butler County Jail.

Armstrong fugitive captured

Robert Crissman, 38, was captured Friday morning and arraigned in a proceeding from which reporters were banned.

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  •  Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

    Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

    The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.



     Fans flock on a busy Monday morning at one of Kennywood’s historic roller coasters.

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     Donald Trump is at the head of a Republican presidential field that includes eight current or former governors and four current or former Senators.

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    During the year that Gov. Chris Christie was head of the Republican Governors Association, Mr. Trump gave $250,000.



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    One local advocate characterized the decision as a "monumental step back", but others said they were heartened by the push for equality.



    HUD’s update of income data will cut funding in some communities

    The Polish Hill Civic Association will close its office as a result of funding cuts that also affect several other city neighborhoods.


     

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    Europe baffled and bemused by Trump's presidential bid

    His bid to become president of the United States has got people scratching their heads.



    Jewish extremists suspected in West Bank fire

    A Palestinian toddler died Friday in a firebombing of a house in the West Bank that was being attributed to extremist Jewish settlers.


     





    Tuned In: 'Banshee' co-creator explains why he pulled the plug on the Cinemax show

    He opted to end the shot-in-Pittsburgh TV series even though the cable network was willing to renew it; HBO plans more “Game of Thrones.”



    Aspen Music Festival in talks with PSO about playing concerts in 2016

    The Pittsburgh Symphony is in discussions with the Aspen Music Festival about the possibility of performing at the Colorado festival.


     

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