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Shoppers make their way into the Toys 'R' Us in Cranberry on Thanksgiving. The doors opened Thursday afternoon at many big retailers across the region for those hoping to get a headstart on shopping. Retailers are hoping Black Friday will pull in about 2 million more shoppers than last year.

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi leads seniors J.P. Holtz, Daryl Render and Lafayette Pitts onto the field earlier this season.

It's been a tumultuous career for Pitt's seniors

The Panthers’ 11 seniors cap off home career today against Miami at Heinz Field.

 Brandon McCall, who lives near the Peters Township High School, holds a sign as students arrive for the first day of school after a month-long teachers strike. He said "I feel bad for the kids."

Peters teachers, students return to school today after month-long strike

The 285 teachers in the district have been without a contract since their last five-year pact expired in August.

 Homewood Suites by Hilton opened in the Strip District Nov. 5.

Concord planning more hotels across Pittsburgh region

In the last two decades, Mark Laport’s company has erected 13 hotels in the Pittsburgh area. And it’s not done.

 Dr. Ben Carson, left, and Alfonso A. Costa in December 2005.

Pittsburgh-area developer, close friend of presidential contender Carson has complex legal history

Alfonso Costa faced a trail of lawsuits as he built around Pittsburgh.

 A semi-portable Varidesk Soho standing desk, $175 at

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for young professionals

Let them know they’re at the top of your shopping list with these ideas.



Donate today to the PG Charities Goodfellows Fund campaign, which raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.


Hidden Valley Cobra: skiier in powder for annual ski guide 11/15/2015 by Larry Walsh

News »

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation

The presidents of the two countries will work together to fight against the Islamic State group.

 A crowd cheers Pope Francis as he meets with Sahle-Work Zewde, the director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, upon his arrival Thursday at the U.N. regional office in Kenya.

Pope says youth should not be ‘radicalized’ to spread terror

On his first day in Africa, Pope Francis focused on the recent terrorist attacks and held an interfaith meeting.

 "The Good Dinosaur" tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way?a human boy.

A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

 Laurie Klatscher, Alec Silberblatt and Siovhan Christensen during a preview of "Chickens in The Yard" by Hatch Arts Collective.

Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.

Opinion »

Matter of trust: Americans show disdain for their government

In 1958, more than three-quarters of Americans trusted their government all or most of the time. Today, only 19 percent do.

On thin ice: Allegheny County rethinks how to dispose of old skates

Allegheny County’s ice rink in South Park has been burying worn-out skates. Yes, burying them -- since the 1980s.

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