Uber and its rival ride-share company Lyft have been in Pittsburgh since February 2014.
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Uber and its rival ride-share company Lyft have been in Pittsburgh since February 2014.

Uber reducing fares in Pittsburgh by 15 percent

Other cities along the East Coast experienced price cuts in the spring, a company spokesman said.


 Emergency crews respond to a house explosion on Rebecca Avenue in North Braddock this morning.

Couple escape house explosion in North Braddock

The incident involved a home on Rebecca Street and was reported around 11 a.m., according to Allegheny County emergency officials.

  • Couple survive North Braddock house explosion



  •  Penguins Derrick Pouliot skates up ice against the Capitals during a December game.

    Penguins' prospect development camp begins July 14

    The week will end with a 3 p.m. practice July 18, and that practice will be open to the public.



     “I’d like to start a conversation. Create awareness,” Adriana E. Ramirez said.

    Award-winning writer hopes to shine light on border violence

    University of Pittsburgh lecturer Adriana Ramirez has won the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writer’s $10,000 prize with her collection “Dead Boys.”



     The study, including researchers and data from the Netherlands, found that a person’s perception alone that he or she lives in a bad neighborhood is associated with shorter telomeres — the protective caps on chromosomes that diminish with age and more aggressively so from stress.

    Stress in neighborhood may be linked to faster aging

    A Pitt-Netherlands study finds that telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, shrink due to the stress of life in a bad neighborhood.



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