John Bonassi, left, chairman of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta board, and Derek Weber, regatta director, talk about changes to the weekend scheduled this morning at Point State Park.
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John Bonassi, left, chairman of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta board, and Derek Weber, regatta director, talk about changes to the weekend scheduled this morning at Point State Park.

Regatta officials cancel all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.


 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

The votes are in: Pittsburghers say no new hue for 'Three Sisters' bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters said the bridges in Downtown should remain "Aztec Gold."



 “If it comes to fruition where we think not having a conference championship game hurts us, then we obviously go back to the drawing boards to look at it,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said.

WVU athletic director Lyons open to Big 12 expansion

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



 Playwright August Wilson stands 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.



 Beyond memory, introducing new ingredients into the current password stew can only increase variety and hamper hacking attempts, according to one expert.

Can emoji passwords confuse hackers?

A U.K. firm is betting emojis are the next frontier in password protection.



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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.



NASCAR asks fans to keep rebel flags away from tracks

“We are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols,” the tracks and their ownership groups stated Thursday.


 





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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