The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.
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The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates pound Brewers, 11-2

The Pirates couldn’t quite get to Yovani Gallardo Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him.


Pittsburgh renting rates rising quickly

As a percentage increase, Pittsburgh's rent is rising faster than established high-rent cities such as New York and San Francisco.



 Director Gabriele Muccino and Jane Fonda on set for "Fathers & Daughters" being shot in Pittsburgh.

Crowe, Seyfried, Fonda and Kruger lead cast of 'Fathers & Daughters' filming here

It was the leading man who drew some to the project in which Pittsburgh stands in for New York, including Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.



UPMC data breach may affect as many as 27,000 employees

The new figure was the latest increase by UPMC since employees began reporting instances of identity theft about two months ago.



 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son. In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.



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Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

Local rock 'n' roll band Comfort Tech can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.



Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.


 

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Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.



Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.


 

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High school highlights: Aliquippa softball ends 3,269-day drought

The Quips earned their first win on the softball diamond in almost nine years Thursday by edging Western Beaver, 10-9.



Third-line dance likely to continue for Penguins

Game situations likely will determine the left winger on the third line for the Penguins throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.


 



For some Pitt students, UPMC could soon be out of network

A University of Pittsburgh sophomore’s broken ankle has exposed a new twist in the ongoing Highmark-UPMC contract dispute.



Chairman: PPG 'the largest coatings company in the world'

PPG, founded near Pittsburgh as a glassmaker,  has completed its transformation to primarily a coatings business, its chairman says.


 



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Several county offices closing on Good Friday

Several Allegheny County offices are closed or are closing early today in observance of Good Friday.



Basket cheese is an 85-year-old tradition for local company

It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember.


 



BBC America's 'Orphan Black' returns

BBC America's "Orphan Black," an entertaining showcase for newcomer Tatiana Maslany, returns for season two with more clones than ever.



British sci-fi 'Under the Skin' thrills

British sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin" hits the screen with Scarlett Johansson's beauty in the body of a seductive alien -- boys beware.


 

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Where the GOP gets it right

Republicans are fine at diagnosing social problems, but their prescriptions don't work.


 


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