The view of Downtown from the roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
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The view of Downtown from the roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.


 “Knee Defender” — a $22 device that can force a seat to remain upright.

Flap over reclining seat on plane raises societal questions

The “Knee Defender,” a $22 device that can force a seat to remain upright, highlights different views about reclining seats on airplanes.



 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead to prepare to parade around town in a showing of solidarity.

Cab companies call ride-share services 'unfair' competition

Two taxi operators from Philadelphia tell the PUC that ride-sharing service Lyft doesn’t have insurance or fare restrictions they have.



 Deshea Townsend

Former Steeler owns two homes where drug busts occurred

Deshea Townsend, 38, has not been implicated in either case. The homes are located in Mount Washington and Ross.



 Rachel Gorgos, the founder of MyPath, demonstrates the compter program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Company’s app helps students pinpoint their career qualities

Web app MyPath101 is helping University of Pittsburgh students find their professional calling.


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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra expects larger deficit, but aims to boost revenue

The PSO is projecting a deficit of roughly $1.4 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, which concludes Sunday.



New backpacks given to homeless, needy students in Wilkinsburg

A Wilkinsburg elder care center donated the school supplies to the Families in Transition program in Wilkinsburg School District.


 

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A look back at the weekend

Brett Keisel makes his way to the field for the Steelers 2013 home opener.
* Brett Keisel eager to make an impact for Steelers

* Passengers stranded when no one can unload plane at Pittsburgh airport

* Instant ramen has long-term health concerns, study finds

* Former Ohio prison draws captive audience thanks to 'Shawshank Redemption'


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A look back at the weekend

Brett Keisel makes his way to the field for the Steelers 2013 home opener.
* Brett Keisel eager to make an impact for Steelers

* Passengers stranded when no one can unload plane at Pittsburgh airport

* Instant ramen has long-term health concerns, study finds

* Former Ohio prison draws captive audience thanks to 'Shawshank Redemption'

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Poll finds Wolf maintaining wide lead over Corbett in Pennsylvania governor's race

The survey shows Tom Wolf favored by 49 percent of registered voters, Gov. Tom Corbett backed by 24 percent and 25 percent undecided.



World Health Organization says Ebola cases may eventually hit 20,000, reports

The agency today published new figures saying 1,552 people have died from the virus so far in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.


 

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On the Steelers: Moye, Brown are friends, but they have become big rivals — again

Close friends and former Penn State teammates Justin Brown and Derek Moye are rivals for one spot with Steelers — again.



Conner has chance to become two-way terror for Pitt

Pitt's James Conner will play both ways this fall, mixing his running-back chores with pass-rushing duties at defensive end.


 



American Express, Discover rated top credit cards

J.D. Power survey measured interaction; card terms; billing and payment; rewards; benefits and services, and problem resolution.



Driver's Seat: Acura TL is elegant but feels a little dated

Sport luxury sedans square off: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Premium vs. 2014 Acura TL SE


 



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Nestle’s Toll House teardrop morsel turns 75

For that simple, crunchy pleasure, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.



Ground cherries are having a moment

Fruit that originated in South America is spreading via farmers markets here.


 



Corbin/Hanner sign off with two farewell shows at Jergel's

Country group, who have been performing together since the late '60s, call it quits.



‘Land Ho!’ a picturesque trip to Iceland

“Land Ho!” takes two retirees to Iceland where they get their invigorating groove and friendship back amid spectacular scenery.


 

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Organic farming and gas infrastructure don’t mix

Innumerable interrelationships exist between environmental factors, living organisms on all levels, and plants or human health.



Timely truce: After much bloodshed, the fighting stops over Gaza

The next question is whether the end to the Ifighting, if it holds, can lead to a return to the broader Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.


 

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