Visiting school children stream past "Dippy," the plaster replica of a fossilized Diplodocus carnegii, on Thursday in the main hall of the Natural History Museum in London. The beloved replica, sent to England from Pittsburgh more than 100 years ago, is scheduled to be replaced with the bones of a blue whale.
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Visiting school children stream past "Dippy," the plaster replica of a fossilized Diplodocus carnegii, on Thursday in the main hall of the Natural History Museum in London. The beloved replica, sent to England from Pittsburgh more than 100 years ago, is scheduled to be replaced with the bones of a blue whale.

London museum's Dippy goes the way of all dinosaurs -- out

London’s Natural History Museum sparks outcry with plans to remove Dippy the dinosaur, donated by Andrew Carnegie, from a prominent spot.


 Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord.

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord resigns amid possible federal inquiry

Federal investigators have been asking questions about Mr. McCord’s campaign fundraising.

  • PDF: Rob McCord's resignation letter



  •  Mentors and students link arms as they recite their Manhood Statement at the beginning of the We Promise Scholars gathering Wednesday at Duquesne University.

    Effort aims to help black male students qualify for Pittsburgh Promise

    The We Promise program encourages students to improve their grades so they can qualify for Pittsburgh Promise scholarships.



     New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.

    Football roots run deep from Aliquippa to Super Bowl

    New England superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis is the latest football player to carry the torch for former mill town.



     Quaker Valley quarterback Dane Jackson attends Cornell High School but competes for the Quakers under a PIAA-approved cooperative agreement.

    Varsity Xtra: Cornell's Jackson among elite company for area athletes

    Dane Jackson belongs in the same class of athletes as Western Pennsylvania legends such as Darrelle Revis, Terrelle Pryor and Major Harris.



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    A police officer was forced to kill a pit bull after it allegedly attacked two people in Beaver County on Thursday night,



    Obituary: John Hobart Miller Jr. / Custom home developer who rode suburban wave

    The developer of homes for the affluent, known as the man who built Pittsburgh’s suburbs, came from humble roots.—


     

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    Animal adventures

    Zookeeper Kesha Phares trains a female sea lion Jan. 13 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
    Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

    Follow along through Feb. 13 as the Post-Gazette takes a trip every Friday behind the scenes and inside the cages of Pittsburgh’s zoo animals.

    First up: An up-close look at sea lion training.



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    What's old is new

    A 1929 photo of the Mon Wharf. The event for which the thousands of people have gathered remains a mystery.
    The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

    We hope The Digs will be of interest to readers, history buffs and those interested in photojournalism, and ignites some memories of Pittsburgh's storied past.

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    McCain on quest to change shipping industry

    Sen. John McCain push to upend a 95-year-old maritime law could impact Pennsylvania barge lines and shipyards.



    Obama budget proposal raises discretionary spending above caps

    The plan is just the opening salvo in a battle that has become a symbol of congressional dysfunction.


     

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    New Jersey mystery: Why can't the Penguins win at Prudential Center?

    Penguins try to find a winning combination in New Jersey, where victories have been scarce for them in recent seasons.



    Penguins notebook: Former adversaries are now teammates

    Sidney Crosby and Maxim Lapierre forget their often nasty past encounters now that they both wear a Penguins sweater.


     



    Farmers regrouping ahead of growing season

    Pennsylvania farmers devoted 3.8 million acres to crops in 2014, an increase over 2013. Nationally the of acres grew from 2013 to 2014.



    FDIC emphasizes research whether banks are insured

    The BankFind tool can help, but sometimes consumers will have to dig a little deeper.


     



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    Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

    From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.



    Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

    The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.


     



    Movie review: ‘A most violent year' a tale of risky dealings in 1981 New York

    “A Most Violent Year,” starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and David Oyelowo, is set in gritty, crime-ridden 1981 New York.



    Movie review: Tug of war over biracial child loses steam

    “Black or White” is just that, a drama about whether a girl should stay with her white granddad or live with her African-American grandma.


     

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