Andrew McCutchen ranks in the top five in the NL in batting, hits, slugging percentage OPS and led all NL outfielders in All-Star voting.
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Andrew McCutchen ranks in the top five in the NL in batting, hits, slugging percentage OPS and led all NL outfielders in All-Star voting.

Grading the Pirates in the first half

Pirates reporter Bill Brink gives his analysis on the team in the Post-Gazette's midterm report card going into the All-Star break.


 Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention "People see this as a big deal, a big deal in a city not knowing for winning," says Mark Souther, a historian at Cleveland State University.

RNC selection (and LeBron) raises a city's profile

Cleveland's coup in landing the 2016 Republican National Convention boosts spirits of a town used to shrugging off affronts to its image.



 Courtney Czarniak of Bridgeville, in costume as the Ice Princess, dances with children dressed as princesses at a birthday party in Belle Vernon.

Thanks to success of 'Frozen,' princesses are in hot demand

Elsa and Anna impersonators and other similar characters are booked solid for birthday parties for Pittsburgh children.

  • Princess parties find receptive audience in children



  •  Brandon Palakovic and his mother in a family portrait.

    Family filing suit over son's suicide while isolated in SCI Cresson

    Brandon Palakovic's parents want the state Department of Corrections to take responsibility for son's treatment while in prison.



     Richard Mellon Scaife

    Most of Richard Mellon Scaife's wealth tied up in trusts, his will shows

    Mr. Scaife’s will, signed in 2013, steers his art, his late mother’s home, and stock trusts that she left behind to various charities.



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    Route 65 ramp to I-79 closed for inspection

    The ramp from Ohio River Boulevard to southbound Interstate 79 in Glenfield will close from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday for ramp inspections.



    Disaster exercise tests the skills of Moon air reserve

    The 911th Air Lift Wing of the Air Force Reserves plays host to a mock disaster, bringing together federal, state and local agencies.


     

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    Road testing Pittsburgh rides

    Yellow Cabs line Market Street in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 22, 2014.
    Road testing: Yellow Cab, Lyft and Uber in Pittsburgh plus all you need to know about Lyft, Uber and ride sharingin Pittsburgh.


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    Road testing Yellow Cab, Lyft and Uber in Pittsburgh

    The ride share companies are still under a cease-and-desist order, but how do they measure up against Yellow Cab? We put it to the test.



    Obituary: Tommy Ramone / Drummer and catalyst for punk rock's Ramones

    He was the last surviving original member of the band that planted its roots in New York City.


     

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    Pirates notebook: Liriano excited for restart

    Francisco Liriano, starting today for the first time in a month, has a chance to send the Pirates into the All-Star break with a win.



    Unique Creek: 'It's an oasis that remains biologically diverse'

    One of America's “last great places,” French Creek is among the cleanest and most biologically diverse streams in eastern United States.


     



    Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/13/14

    People on the move.



    CD rates are barely budging

    The outlook for deposit rates the rest of the year is for more of the same, said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com.


     



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    Stylebook Snapshot: Bold brows are back in the spotlight

    Eyebrow makeup was the fastest-growing category of eye makeup, up 28 percent, according to an NPD Group report released this month.



    Dine: City chicken is cheap option

    As the price of meat continues to rise, city chicken may be a cheap, tasty option to consider.


     



    A big dose of drama for summer TV viewing

    It’s a busy week in cable drama with the premieres of “Matador” on El Rey, “The Divide” on WEtv and “Satisfaction” and “Rush” on USA.



    At Stratford: 'Lear,' Gershwin and Coward

    Those three are just a taste of this year’s 12-play festival.


     

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