Pirates and Brewers players clear the benches in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.
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Pirates and Brewers players clear the benches in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Battlin' Bucs in brouhaha with Brewers

Benches cleared, punches were thrown and players were ejected in a third-inning dust-up at PNC Park.

 Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, meets with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., with back toward camera, in January in the mayor’s office.

Peduto making presence felt

Most of Mr. Peduto's colleagues and observers gave him strong marks for his first months in office but cautioned that challenges lie ahead.

 Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage: one of the hottest NFL draft prospects.

Inside the ascension of Pitt quarterback Tom Savage

Despite playing just one year for the Panthers, Tom Savage is rapidly rising up the quarterback rankings on NFL draft boards.

 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

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    While searching for recipes online might be easy and quick, cookbooks fulfill another mission: They teach home cooks to cook.

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    Boston blasts changed marathons forever

    Pittsburgh's marathon has been on the front edge of the security wave, its CEO said, since a scare during the 2010 race.

    Program focuses on the children of Homewood

    The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.



    Stylebook Snapshot

    Samantha Lugo with her mobile boutique, Broke Little Rich Girl.
    PG style editor Sara Bauknecht maps out fashion with her new Fashion Truck Tracker.



    Eyes on the eagles

    One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
    Keep up with the eagle family activities via the live cam.

    New! Participate in our eagle camera contest. And join the Post-Gazette for an Eagle Watch Bicycle Trip to a point near the nest site with bicycling writer Larry Walsh and a National Aviary ornithologist, April 27. Details at http://www.post-gazette.com/PGU

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    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home.

    First spa trip can get under a man's skin

    Peter Leo basks in the afterglow, somewhat, of a visit to the Omni Bedford Springs spa.


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    On the Pirates: Teams are learning the hard way what is and isn't an out

    Between replay reviews and new tweaks to rules, many MLB teams must re-learn certain facets of the game that were once second nature.


    Heinz 'derisks' pension plan

    Heinz is making changes in some of its pension plans, following the trend toward shifting retirees into annuities or paying out lump sums.

    Workzone: Unconventional meetings take boring out of the boardroom

    Unconventional meetings have gained popularity in the last 10 to 15 years.


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    Ukrainian orphan learned customs of her homeland when she came to Carnegie

    For Eryna Honchar, learning the ancient Ukrainian tradition of pysanky was about more than coloring Easter eggs.

    Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

    Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.


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    Wilson Center bid

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    Fracking chemicals are worth the worry

    The article “Tap the Gas Under Deer Lakes” glosses over one area that scares me: the chemicals.



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