A flag is unfurled by season ticket holders on the field during the singing of the National Anthem at the Pirates home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park.
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A flag is unfurled by season ticket holders on the field during the singing of the National Anthem at the Pirates home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park.

PNC Park is the best ballpark in the country, survey says

More than 90,000 voters responding to a survey conducted by Ballpark Digest put PNC Park ahead of any other by a margin of 65 to 35.

 The organization sent an email to its members last week requesting money to “stop Obama from confiscating millions of guns.”

NRA says Obama trying to keep incapacitated Social Security recipients from buying guns

The NRA says beneficiaries who lack capacity to manage their affairs are targets for the “largest gun grab in American history.”

 If you've driven into the countryside surrounding Pittsburgh recently, you may have seen a few skyscraping rigs like this. They're popping up across Pennsylvania as drillers tap the Marcellus Shale rock formation to access lucrative natural gas.

There will be plenty of natural gas in storage for winter weather

That’s good news for those who rely on gas heating and electricity, but it could be bad news for drillers who are being hit by low prices.

 Cold cap created by DigniCap, which is currently pending FDA clearance and is the only scalp cooling device that has completed FDA clinical trials in the U.S.

Ice caps can prevent hair loss during chemo

Scalp cooling technology, which prevents hair loss in some chemotherapy patients, is entering the mainstream, including in Pittsburgh.

 Gov. Wolf has called for a budget that would increase the sales and personal income taxes and institute a severance tax on natural gas drilling, using the new revenues to boost education funding, lower local property taxes and close a budget shortfall. Republicans have opposed the tax proposals.

Turzai says Legislature may attempt override of Wolf's budget veto

Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate and would require Democratic votes.

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Toshiba downplayed Westinghouse losses

The nuclear company’s Japanese parent used its own, lower figures for cost overruns at a Westinghouse project, revising the company’s

Business Workshop: Vacant or occupied?

Mortgage lenders of a property up for tax sale had better pay close attention to whether the house is vacant or occupied when it is sold.


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Nutritious watermelon not just summer dessert

Studies show watermelon, often considered little more than sugar water, to help fight, heart disease, some cancer and, for sure,

Health happenings for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring “Talk With a Doc: Repair of Shoulder Injuries” 7 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.


Game review: 'Rocket League' from Sony features cars with a kick.

The exciting new video game for PC and PS4 puts the game of soccer on wheels.

Preview: Van Halen tour still Runnin'

Tonight Van Halen plays its first Pittsburgh show since 2012 at the Pavilion, while Hozier makes his debut here at Stage AE.


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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Red, blue and other hues

Americans are polarized and alienated but hopeful, too.

Humane ruling: A judge orders civility for immigrant children

A federal judge in California has told the U.S. government it cannot detain immigrant families indefinitely in punishing conditions.


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