Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez catches a high throw from third baseman Pedro Alvarez to make the out on the Reds' Devin Mesoraco to end the fourth inning.
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Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez catches a high throw from third baseman Pedro Alvarez to make the out on the Reds' Devin Mesoraco to end the fourth inning.

Pirates lose to Reds, 7-5, in Tuesday's regularly scheduled game

Gerrit Cole allowed two home runs in the sixth inning in the loss to Cincinnati; the Pirates had won the suspended game earlier, 8-7.

 Franklin Regional High School students, from left, Nellie Beasley, Maggie Murphy and Kate Pickup pray Tuesday during a back-to-school vigil at the Murrysville Community Park. Students at the high school will return to class today. Classes have been canceled since a knife attack last Wednesday.

Candles light way for classes to resume at Franklin Regional

Residents, parents, alumni and students braved the chilly weather for a community event in the wake of last Wednesday's stabbings.

 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

 Camille Downing, left, associate professor at Point Park University’s School of Communication, teaches a class on Web design and marketing Tuesday. The class is launching Wood Street Communications — a student agency that will service nonprofits with Web design, marketing, PR and other communications. Students will do the work for nonprofits pro bono as part of their course work. Ms. Downing teaches a class that is organizing the agency.

Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.

 Balanced Garden by Duncan MacDiarmid with flowers painted by Victor Capone.

Exhibit at the Westmoreland focuses on the Earth's natural wonders

A sculpture by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

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Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

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Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.



Eyes on the eagles

One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
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SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

The College Board announced the changes in March but today released detailed explanations and specifications, including sample questions.

Obituary: John Gaisford / Surgeon, vet who founded the West Penn Burn Center

John Gaisford worked in a mobile army surgical hospital in the Pacific theater and wrote a book about it.


Koppers eyes growth with purchases

Koppers expects the $460 million acquisition of Osmose units to boost its positions in wood treatment products and railroad services.

Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.


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Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

What's for Dinner: Lemony Spring Risotto

Asparagus and peas brighten this lovely risotto dish that's perfect for Easter.


Director Carlos Saldanha's trip to Amazon shaped 'Rio 2'

The director goes crazier with color palette, bigger with global environmental message for film adding Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars voices.

Galleria 6 theaters in Mt. Lebanon to reopen April 25

Renovations are ahead of schedule, and theaters will reopen with stadium seating, new projection, sound system and lobby improvements.


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The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.

Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.



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