Gerrit Cole pitches in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Gerrit Cole pitches in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pirates clinch second consecutive postseason berth

The Pirates took care of their end Tuesday night. Gerrit Cole dealt, Travis Snider homered and Andrew McCutchen filled in the blanks.


 The Port Authority said today that two buses were driven recklessly on the Parkway North before one of them careened off the highway and down a slope on Monday.

Port Authority bus drivers may have engaged in horseplay before crash

Surveillance video shows the drivers gesturing to each other, possibly in a joking manner, as they raced down the Parkway North on Monday.



 James Harrison announced his retirement at the Steelers' headquarters on the South Side earlier this month. Today Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin confirmed James Harrison is back.

Tomlin confirms Harrison's return to Steelers

James Harrison was re-signed to replace Jarvis Jones, who was placed on the short-term injured reserve list after surgery on a broken wrist.

  • Tomlin confirms Harrison's return to Steelers



  •  Turtle Lagoon at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Phipps Conservancy & Botanical Gardens.

    RADical Days 2014 begins in Pittsburgh region: 20 days of free events

    The Regional Asset District, now in its 20th year, showcases places that get RAD funding with hikes, tours, museum visits and more.



     An artist’s rendering by Astorino for Josh Gibson Park’s proposed Gateway view.

    Station Square park would honor Negro Leagues stars in Pittsburgh

    Josh Gibson Park in Station Square would teach about the Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Negro Leagues in Pittsburgh.



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    Tracking Marcellus

    Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
    A Post-Gazette analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records provides a detailed look at the Marcellus Shale industry and its regulation.

    It shows the serious problems in spotting well-site incidents, record keeping and hiring adequate numbers of inspectors.


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    Good reads and special projects

     Early fans waving tickets at the Civic Arena on the day of the Beatles concert on Sept. 14, 1964.
    * The Beatles in the 'Burgh in 1964: Beatlemania in Pittsburgh

    * Refugees: A journey from Nepal to Pittsburgh

    * Poor Health: How low-income urban Americans struggle to get access to healthcare

    *The Digs: Explore Pittsburgh history in photos

    *Building The Tower at PNC Plaza: An inside look


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    BattleFrog obstacle course gives a sample of Navy SEAL training

    Open this Saturday in Lawrence County, the demanding, mud-filled course was designed by former SEALs. (Kids can try the TadPole Dash.)



    Steel Advice: Remember son, block out his callous widow

    Parents should ignore the accusations of their deceased son’s wife and seek comfort in his memory.


     

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    A climate-change stopgap measure: trees

    Action on global warming is stymied, so let’s at least save the forests



    Better air: A consent order seeks to cut Clairton’s emissions

    That's fine, but the whole process should have been transparent to the public.


     

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