ROUND 1, GAME 1

 The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen, center, celebrates his goal on the first period against the Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center.

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The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen, center, celebrates his goal on the first period against the Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center.

 Brandon Sutter and the Penguins better hope they don't see too many goal celebrations from the Blue Jackets in their first-round playoff series.

Gene Collier: Time for Penguins to play like ... uh ... Penguins

The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.



 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

  • Job training at heart of president's speech



  • Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

    The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.



     An aerial view of Downtown Pittsburgh, and UPMC's headquarters, in 2012.

    UPMC: Court is not the place to settle tax-exemption issue

    But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."



     Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano talks with pitching coach Ray Searage in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tony Sanchez is on the right.

    Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

    The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.



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    Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

    Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.



    Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

    With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.


     

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    SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

    The College Board announced the changes in March but today released detailed explanations and specifications, including sample questions.



    Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

    The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.


     

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    Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 04.16.14

    The NFL Draft, the Pirates and the Penguins in the NHL playoffs dominate the lunchtime discussion in Jerry Micco's weekly chat.



    Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

    The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.


     



    Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

    The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.



    PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

    PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.


     



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    Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

    The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."



    Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

    A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.


     



    Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

    "Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.



    Director Carlos Saldanha's trip to Amazon shaped 'Rio 2'

    The director goes crazier with color palette, bigger with global environmental message for film adding Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars voices.


     

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    African adventure: The Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion

    The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.



    Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

    The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.


     


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