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 Gas prices at a GetGo station on Route 88 in Bethel Park.
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Gas prices at a GetGo station on Route 88 in Bethel Park.

Traffic up, gas prices down for Thanksgiving travelers

AAA says 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more, and those heading east may run into a snow storm.

 Vespera Barrow, 28, of Brentwood stands with a crowd of more than 100 at a solidarity rally Tuesday night in Oakland.

Pittsburgh rallies held to highlight ‘broken’ justice system

The rally was one of two held in Pittsburgh Tuesday in response to a grand jury’s decision not to file charges in the Michael Brown

 The former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.

Penguins eye entertainment venues for arena site

Possibilities for the site include a movie theater, bowling alley, a fitness center, a music venue, restaurants, cafes and a food market.

Highmark-UPMC flap hampering Medicare

UPMC and Highmark officials still disagree about which UPMC physicians will be in Highmark’s network next year.

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury clears the puck away from Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille during the first period at TD Garden in Boston, Mon., Nov. 24, 2014.

Penguins goalie quietly acknowledges career milestone

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury hungers for more wins, but relishes No. 300, albeit in a restrained manner.

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Salvation Army lowers goal for iconic Red Kettle fundraising drive

Campaign goals are revised downward due to fewer days of giving between Black Friday and Christmas Eve.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills. More volunteers are needed, too.



Hunger in Pittsburgh

Elisa McDonnell, right, 28, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott, 43, of Port Vue at Founders' Hall Middle School in McKeesport.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which on average assists 360,000 people in 11 counties annually, saw the need for its services increase by 14 percent this year.

How does the food bank take on its mission? The Post-Gazette's Linda Wilson Fuoco will take a look at the logistics on Wednesday. And on Thanksgiving Day, the Post-Gazette's Michael A. Fuoco will examine hunger nationally and in our region.



Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing a special section Thanksgiving Day on Lemieux's three decades in the city. Until then, we're testing your knowledge of "Le Magnifique."

Today's question: Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby played together on the ice for the beginning of the 2005-06 season. How many times did one assist on a goal for the other?

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Holiday Herald: Mom was good at cooking up surprises for family

For one family, everyone had to be careful about what Mom was serving, even on Thanksgiving.

Governor triples National Guard presence in Ferguson

Gov. Nixon aims to prevent a repeat of violence, arson and mayhem Tuesday night after a grand jury exonerated Officer Darren Wilson.


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Pitt sputters offensively in loss to San Diego State

San Diego State used its defense to beat the Panthers, 74-57, in an EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinal at Lahaina Civic Center.

On the Steelers: Tomlin comfortable with inexperienced backups

With LeGarrette Blount waltzing out of the picture, untested Dri Archer and Josh Harris are next in line behind Le'Veon Bell.


Report: Privacy policies still stump Americans

Americans unsure about privacy policies, net neutrality, according to Pew report.

Highmark, UPMC battle complicates Medicare open-enrollment for seniors

Seniors who picked a Highmark Medicare Advantage plan two weeks ago may now find that their UPMC doctor is now out-of-network.


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Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.

What's for dinner: Creamed Turkey and Cornmeal Waffles

A tasty new use for those Thanksgiving leftovers.


Movie reviews: 'Theory' one of year's best; 'Penguins' a delight; 'Bosses' almost horrible

Three new movies, “The Theory of Everything,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2,” will open long before the turkey is thawed.

Dance Review: 'Newsies' soars with headlining songs, choreography

The news is all good from the Benedum Center after opening night of “Newsies.” Disney’s Broadway darling.


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Unhappy lessons from Ferguson

St. Louis County officials show how to outmaneuver a protest movement.

After Ferguson: Police and residents must seek understanding

The grand jury’s decision must be accepted and, while disagreement is understandable, people must speak out within the confines of the law.


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