Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for ball hit by the Dodgers' Dee Gordon who was called out at first at PNC Park.
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Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for ball hit by the Dodgers' Dee Gordon who was called out at first at PNC Park.

Dodgers rough up Volquez in 5-2 Pirates loss

Starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday night


 Antonio Rader, 8, has been removed from this house in Greenville, Mercer County. His mother, grandmother and his grandmother’s husband have been charged with child abuse.

Phenomenon exists in which one child is abused while others are not, experts say

Commenting on the situation in Greenville, experts said parents in abuse situations find many reasons for abusing one child and not others.

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  •  Drilling-related water impacts

    DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

    The DEP will mark the first time it has released an official accounting of drilling-related pollution and diminution cases on its website.



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    More relaxed labor guidelines may reduce rate of cesarean births

    Doctors say increased vigilance and new thinking both play into the medical profession’‍s efforts to lower the nation‘‍s cesarean rate.



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    Obituary: Phil Axelrod / Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer

    Phil Axelrod dreamed of playing second base for the Pirates, but instead became a writer and built a career that spanned four decades.



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    Crime-reduction program headed for review

    Mayor Bill Peduto‘‍s administration is re-examining a city crime-fighting initiative that dates to 2008.



    Overnight repaving on I-79 begins this week in Bridgeville, Marshall

    Two projects will resurface more than eight miles of Interstate 79 starting this week.


     

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    Randyland one vibrant home

    Randy Gilson painted a stylized map of old Allegheny City on the south wall of his Mexican War Streets home.
    Brian O'Neill takes you to "Randyland", the colorful home of a loving North Side neighborhood character.


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    Randy Gilson painted a stylized map of old Allegheny City on the south wall of his Mexican War Streets home.
    Brian O'Neill takes you to "Randyland", the colorful home of a loving North Side neighborhood character.

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    As lopsided Mideast casualty count mounts, Israel faces dilemma

    Israeli officials are struggling with a more distilled version of the dilemma it has faced in repeated rounds against Hamas.



    Ukraine jet-downing crisis eases

    Broader investigator access to site of downed Malaysian jet is promised after days of resistance.


     

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    Polanco receives night off to reboot

    Stuck in a dry spell at the plate, Gregory Polanco was given the night off Monday against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.



    ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

    League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.


     



    Energy secretary faces questions during push for nontraditional-energy ideas

    Prolific natural gas production has upended the traditional flow of oil and gas, U.S. energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday at CMU.



    Highmark billing problems persist for frustrated members

    Highmark spokesman Aaron Billger on Monday acknowledged there were billing problems for what he said amounted to “dozens” of members.


     



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    Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

    Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.



    The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

    The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.


     



    Tuned In: 'Simpsons' branches out in 26th season

    “The Simpsons” enters its 26th season with new adventures on broadcast and cable; FX renews “Fargo.”



    Katy Perry's star keeps rising

    Six years after playing Burgettstown, Katy Perry is a 17-hit wonder and on her third headlining tour, playing Consol Energy Center tonight.


     

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    The crisis at the U.S. border is rooted in Central American poverty and violence

    And the United States can help solve the fundamental problem at relatively little cost. Here‘‍s how ...



    Extending the nuclear talks with Iran was a sound step forward: Important nuclear talks are extended four months

    An agreement was reached between members of the United Nations Security Council, German and Iran to extend talks on Iran’s nuclear program.


     

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