Fitness trackers like, from left, Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE, can carry security risks.
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Fitness trackers like, from left, Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE, can carry security risks.

Surveillance Society: Wearable fitness devices often carry security risks

The devices log vast amounts of data, tracking number of calories burned, heart rate and sleep patterns among other information.

 The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has accused Dr. Jan Seski, of Murrysville, of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April.

Murrysville doctor who has practice in Pittsburgh probed in Zimbabwe lion killing

The news comes amid a continuing international furor over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month by a Minnesota dentist.

 The Senate rejected Marcus Brown, Gov. Tom Wolf's first pick for head of state police, in early June.

Wolf plans to 'soon' unveil new choice to head state police

Marcus Brown, a former Maryland State Police superintendent, remains on the job in the role of acting commissioner.

 Fans cheer as One Direction takes the stage at Heinz Field on Sunday.

One Direction didn't quite fill Heinz Field but it did fill young hearts

The show departed from the usual large-scale teen-pop affair with more low-key production, but it didn’t matter: The fans were ecstatic.

 These bags by CHOOZE ($39.95-$43.95 at; lunchboxes sold separately) are reversible by simply flipping the convertible straps.

Back to class bags: A style for every student

Here’s a guide to school bags beyond the traditional backpack for academics at a range of ages. Think outside the bag and try something new!

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Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

Out-of-state suitors might steer clear of UPMC, Highmark

Buddy Guy's foul language makes festival official blue


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Pirates notebook: Hurdle gets look at Kang in cleanup spot

Though Aramis Ramirez will likely return to the cleanup spot this week, manager Clint Hurdle has considered moving Jung Ho Kang there.

9-year-old Kansas batboy dies after blow to head

The team said Kaiser Carlisle was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was moving to collect a used bat when he was struck.


Alpha files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The Appalachian coal giant is the latest to bankruptcy in a crowded field.

Experts debate income, opportunity, fixing success ladder

Alan Krueger’s curve shows that countries with low levels of inequality have some of the highest levels of mobility and vice versa.


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Summer Safari event raises funds for the Pittsburgh Zoo

More than 2,000 party animals came out for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s  17th annual Summer Safari, raising about $200,000..

The Compilation fashion showcase held at the Renaissance

A VIP cocktail hour, beats by DJ David Pugliano and fabulous fashions by four designers and a boutique made up the inaugural Compilation.


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David Brooks: Capitalism on trial

We’re entering a fascinating debate about the value of our capitalist system.

Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days

City council is rushing into trouble with its sick-leave plan.


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