Powerboats and Jet skis will take to the water this weekend as part of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, which kicks off today at Point State Park, Downtown. Regatta organizers plan to decide today whether to cancel some events due to the weather. Crowds gathered, above, for the 2012 Formula One race.
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Powerboats and Jet skis will take to the water this weekend as part of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, which kicks off today at Point State Park, Downtown. Regatta organizers plan to decide today whether to cancel some events due to the weather. Crowds gathered, above, for the 2012 Formula One race.

Independence, fireworks: Fourth of July holiday weekend has arrived

Officials are urging caution and common sense during what one group calls “the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year.”


 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill for Pennsylvania

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.



 Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel warms up before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in January.

Carolina owner takes shots at Penguins, Rutherford

Carolina owner Peter Karmanos criticizes the Penguins and GM Jim Rutherford, formerly the Hurricanes’ GM, in public comments.



 Playwright August Wilson in the Hill District on Bedford Avenue in front of his childhood home.

State gives $50,000 to preserve August Wilson's childhood home

The grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will help to preserve the playwright’s childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave.



 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at a lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.



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Activists criticize Gordon Food Service's treatment of chickens

Cross-country protesters stopped Thursday in Pleasant Hills to urge a food company to change its animal welfare policies.



Indiana Township boy, 2, receives new liver

Aggressive campaign to secure a liver for the toddler succeeds with donation from a Nebraska girl who died of a brain tumor.


 

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Summer 2015 Dining Guide

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Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

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GOP activists claim district judge must resign to seek state Senate seat

Republican activists contend that Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethical rules.



Homeland Security shifts deportation focus off those with longtime roots in U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security is targeting illegal immigrants who are criminally convicted, terrorism threats or new border-crossers.


 

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Pirates notebook: Polanco fails to take advantage of start vs. left-hander

Manager Clint Hurdle was hoping Gregory Polanco’s performance a night earlier would carry over into series finale.



WVU AD Shane Lyons open to Big 12 expansion

After Oklahoma’s president pushed for it, West Virginia AD Shane Lyons said he’s open to expansion, but the conference is “in a great spot.


 



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Setting the SEEN: Behind the scenes at EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

The PG’s Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht preview the Ferris wheel, sand sculpture and more at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta!



Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.


 



All shook up -- D-Box seats vibrate in sync with a movie's action sequences

Theatergoers get immersed in the action with D-Box MFX Cinema Systems.



Asian film festival picks a new season

Pittsburgh’s Silk Screen Film Festival will open with “Theeb,“ close with “Miss India America” and showcase 30 Asian features July 10-19.


 

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And Christie makes 16

Why are so many people running for president this time?



Open the doors: The AIU does too much public business in private

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is a public entity that must conduct its business in plain view of taxpayers, just like a school district.


 

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