Barbara Mathis, a UPMC worker who is unable to speak or hear and was fired by UPMC after 23 years, signs during a rally Wednesday in Mellon Square Park.
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Barbara Mathis, a UPMC worker who is unable to speak or hear and was fired by UPMC after 23 years, signs during a rally Wednesday in Mellon Square Park.

UPMC employees protest job, wage cuts

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service employees international union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

  • At least 30 arrested during rally against UPMC


  •  Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak shouts out instructions during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

    Steelers will sample the art of cut blocking

    Outside zone-blocking scheme is back, but Steelers offensive linemen won’t do it in practice very often.



     Bayer Corp. will no longer display its name in lights atop Mount Washington.

    Bayer pulling plug on sign atop Mount Washington

    “The company has decided to explore different marketing opportunities in line with its long-term strategy,” Bayer said in a statement.



     Carnegie Mellon University researchers have been working to remove the veil of secrecy from the Tor Project, a free software program that allows users to anonymously surf the Internet on various devices, including smartphones like above.

    Carnegie Mellon engineers aim to unmask surfing software

    Governments in the U.S., Russia and Britain have worked for years to reveal the users of the covert Tor Project.



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    Man found dead, shot in head in Homewood

    The discovery of the body at 7319 Bennett St. was reported to 911 at 9;26 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead by medics 10 minutes later.



    Pro and con voice their views at EPA hearings on proposed pollution curbs

    The hearings are being held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310, at 1000 Liberty Ave., Downtown.


     

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    Additional overnight restrictions planned on Route 28

    Crews will install pavement reflectors from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Monday morning.



    Resurfacing project to restrict Route 19 traffic in McCandless

    The restriction will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday between Longvue Avenue and Cumberland Road.


     

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    Penguins' game tickets go on sale Sept. 6

    They will be available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and at the Consol Energy Center box office.



    Penguins, Spaling agree on 2-year, $4.4 million contract

    Spaling, 25, had 13 goals, 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season.


     



    United Airlines ends daily nonstop Pittsburgh to Los Angeles service

    Charles Hobart, a United spokesman, said the airline was dropping its Pittsburgh-to-L.A. flight because it “wasn’t meeting expectations.”



    Kennametal profits come in well below analyst forecasts

    The Latrobe tool maker blames higher operating costs and restructuring charges offset rising sales.


     



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    Legal ceasefire: Peduto takes a new approach to UPMC’s exemption

    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and UPMC have declared a ceasefire over what the health care giant’s fair share for city services should be.



    Obama has presided over a moral and strategic disaster in Syria

    He has neither stopped the slaughter nor prevented the rise of jihadi armies.


     

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