Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki take a break in their new studio in Homestead.
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Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki take a break in their new studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.


 The Cooper-Siegel Library in Fox Chapel is among several area libraries that have reported thousands of dollars’ worth of best-selling books stolen in recent months.

Best-sellers stolen from Pittsburgh-area libraries, sold online

A thief has stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of books from libraries in Allegheny and Butler counties.



 A flag-draped coffin with the body of former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff sits at the front of Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill this morning.

Pittsburgh says goodbye to former Mayor Sophie Masloff

Friends said the woman who served as mayor from 1988 through 1993 ’epitomized Pittsburgh.’ Mrs. Masloff died Sunday at the age of 96.



 Rivers Casino on the North Shore

Pennsylvania's top court rules $75,000 fine for employee's theft at casino illegal

The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.



 Braves' Andrelton Simmons steals second base against Pirates' Neil Walker in the second inning at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Even at full strength, Pirates look baffled

Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.



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Congress may look at ‘inversion’

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.



Missing kayaker found dead in Crawford County

State police identified the man as 51-year-old Thomas W. Erickson of Titusville. His body was found Tuesday afternoon in Clear Lake.


 

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The female bald eagle alights to a new perch after leaving her two remaining chicks in their nest in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Aug. 10.
Building on the popularity of the Hays eagle cam, this Post-Gazette wildlife camera page features feeds from PixController and others in Pittsburgh and around the world.

Catch a glimpse of ospreys in eastern Pennsylvania, peregrine falcons and more by clicking here or visiting www.post-gazette.com/wildlifecams

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Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.



Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.


 

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Run defense a work in progress for Steelers

The Steelers understand the importance of shoring up their defense against the run in the next two preseason games.



Steelers notebook: Starters likely to play more against Eagles

The Steelers' first team will play more Thursday against the Eagles than it has so far this preseason, but how much more is unknown.


 



Track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.



980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.


 



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Let's Talk About Birds: hooded pitta

Pittas are chunky, medium-sized songbirds with long sturdy legs, stout beaks, large eyes, stubby tails and a distinctive plumages.



What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.


 



Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.



FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.


 

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UPMC’s costly divorce from Highmark

Pittsburghers need to know what will happen for them regarding charges after the split.



Solitary error: The state pays for the mistreatment of an inmate

While criminals should not be coddled, solitary confinement is an affront to human rights and to liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.


 

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