Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning against San Francisco at PNC Park.
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Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning against San Francisco at PNC Park.

Pirates unable to solve Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

The Giants eliminated the Pirates, who played in the wild-card game at PNC Park for the second consecutive year, from the postseason.


 Experts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said this summer’s cases of Enterovirus D68 are unusually severe and include serious breathing problems.

First case of enterovirus D68 reported in southwestern Pennsylvania

The virus causing severe respiratory illness in children across the country -- has been confirmed in southwestern Pennsylvania



 Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa.

Hunting banned in area being searched for shooting suspect

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive order temporarily halts hunting and trapping in seven townships in Monroe and Pike counties.



 A scenic view of the fountain in Point State Park in 2013. The American Planning Association has named Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh one of the country's top 10 public places.

‘Great Public Space’ added to Point State Park’s resume

Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975 and has been revamped in phases over the last seven years.



 Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns after security lapses

Ms. Pierson, who has been with the agency for 30 years, will be replaced by Joseph Clancy.



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Council advances panhandling restrictions, pregnancy protections

The amended panhandling law makes it illegal for beggars to approach drivers using Pittsburgh’s new electronic pay stations.



Propel plans for charter school in Sto-Rox advances

Sto-Rox loses its bid for a stay against the creation of a Propel charter school in its district.


 

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Tracking Marcellus

Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
A Post-Gazette analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records provides a detailed look at the Marcellus Shale industry and its regulation.

It shows the serious problems in spotting well-site incidents, record keeping and hiring adequate numbers of inspectors.


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A degree of experience: getting off to a strong start / A PG special section

Turn to those with a degree of experience for higher education advice.



Lapses force Secret Service chief out

Julia Pierson’s exit came as lawmakers from both parties were calling for her ouster after her halting performance during a House hearing.


 



Top Workplaces discover the 'secret' to a content workforce

Employee autonomy and recognition of performance were two attributes of many winners among this year's Top Workplaces.



Highmark offerings for ’15 use tiers, cost reductions

On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era.


 



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Appreciating the underappreciated pear

No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.



Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.


 


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