Third baseman Pedro Alvarez tags out St. Louis runner Matt Adams, right, as he attempted to stretch a double into a triple in the first inning Wednesday in St. Louis. Andrew McCutchen threw him out, but not before two runs scored.
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Third baseman Pedro Alvarez tags out St. Louis runner Matt Adams, right, as he attempted to stretch a double into a triple in the first inning Wednesday in St. Louis. Andrew McCutchen threw him out, but not before two runs scored.

Pirates lose third in a row to St. Louis

A short outing by starter Brandon Cumpton put the Pirates behind early in a 5-2 loss at Busch Stadium.


 Olivia Lough holds her dog Elka’s leash as they look at the roof that was blown off their home on Walnut Street in Jackson Center, Mercer County. Olivia said Elka was the only one home at the time of the tornado.

Mercer County picks up after tornado

Officials say the area was fortunate not to be hit harder after a tornado touched down Tuesday causing damage but no injuries.



 Elliott Mower of Point Breeze holds the door at Kelly O's Diner in the Strip District as the Flavor of Pittsburgh Food Tour participants arrive on June 27, 2014.

'The Flavor of Pittsburgh' food tour launches

Starting Friday, a new tour eats its way from Market Square to the Strip and back.



 Rain drops collect on glass with the downtown skyline and the Fort Pitt Bridge in the background.

Brian O'Neill: Government transparency worth hard look

Local officials are promising more transparency in city and county government -- let‘‍s make sure they’‍re following through.



 PathoGin, center, is the creation of Lee Ann Sommerfeld and Peter Streibig, owners of Stay Tuned Distillery,in Munhall.

Virginia's Copper Fox Distillery is connected to Pittsburgh

Partner makes whiskey that is aged at Stayed Tuned Distillery in Munhall.



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Government transparency in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

How are city and county governments doing on their pledges to make information readily available to the public?



Pittsburgh Council seeks audit of sports, stadium authorities

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak Council advances audit of sports and stadium authorities, endorses funding for Heth‘‍s Run valley planning.


 

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Violet the robot attacks germs at UPMC Passavant

The robot, manufactured by Xenex, is being tested to see if its use can reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections.



Business struggling on health insurance

Employers are making decisions now about which health plans to offer their workers in 2015.


 

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Pirates notebook: Starling Marte goes on bereavement list

Pirates notebook: Outfielder was placed on the bereavement list because of the death or illness of a family member; Matt Hague called up.



Penguins notebook: Decision on surgery for Crosby still up in the air

Penguins general manager says a determination on arthroscopic surgery for Sidney Crosby’s injured wrist will be made by early next week.


 



Achieva Family Trust provides trustworthy care for disabled

The Achieva Family Trust helps individuals with disabilities close the gap in funding for their medical services and other expenses.



U.S. companies wary of suppliers’ conflict minerals

Companies are trying to figure out whether their suppliers might be using minerals mined where armed conflict created a humanitarian crisis.


 



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Pittsburgh follows local food writer to Arkansas

Sherrie Flick takes a solo road trip and a residency at The Writers‘‍ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.



Miriam's Garden: It's making beans

Our columnist has green beans, and two recipes for using them.


 





New attitude for New Music Ensemble

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble returns for its 39th season with world premieres by Ted Hearne and Ryan Anthony Francis.


 

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Maureen Dowd / Silicon Valley sharknado, a cyclone full of robots

Our brains are being sucked into the clouds in service of our future masters.



Border crisis: Obama’s request to Congress can’t be dismissed

Illegal immigrants have long crossed the Mexican border, but never like this. By the thousands, children arrive unaccompanied by parents.


 

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