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 Grace Woolard, 15, her mom, Kathleen, 51, of Lincoln Place, Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.
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Grace Woolard, 15, her mom, Kathleen, 51, of Lincoln Place, Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

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.


 Travelers hustle to their planes at Pittsburgh International Airport this morning.

Pittsburgh travelers face flight cancellations as storm hits Northeast

At Pittsburgh International, six arriving flights and 12 departures had been canceled, and four arrivals and 17 departures delayed.



 In this Nov. 18, 2014, photo, a researcher simulates a check done for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS, at the FBI’s criminal justice center in Bridgeport, W.Va. NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day in 2013. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday.

Black Friday gun sales 'a perfect storm' for background check system

On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly 2 checks a second, testing limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.



 Highmark announced last week that it was severing its contracts with nearly 700 UPMC doctors.

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.

  • PDF: Terminated UPMC physicians



  •  West Virginia's Daryl Worley reacts after TCU's Jaden Oberkrom kicked the winning field goal at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown on Nov. 1.

    Gene Collier: Rivalries beat bowl games

    Forget pursuit of a bowl, the region’s middling college teams are better off piling on each other than piling on a meaningless sixth win.



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    Fall 2014 Dining Guide

    Dishes from Stagioni.
    Pittsburgh dining is coming into its own. Never have there been so many compelling choices, from the elegant special-occasion restaurant to the ultra-casual noodle house.

    Need some restaurant recommendations? Take a peek at the Post-Gazette's Fall 2014 Dining Guide.


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    Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

    File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
    Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

    That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

    * The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

    * A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

    * David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

    * VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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    Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 11.26.14

    Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers who face the Saints Sunday at Heinz Field.



    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.


     



    Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

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



    Report: Privacy policies still stump Americans

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


     



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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.


     

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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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