Line judge Darryll Lewis obliges Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's plea from the sideline for an unnecessary roughness penalty on the Panthers' Jason Williams in the second quarter Thursday at Heinz Field.
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Line judge Darryll Lewis obliges Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's plea from the sideline for an unnecessary roughness penalty on the Panthers' Jason Williams in the second quarter Thursday at Heinz Field.

Steelers end preseason with lackluster loss to Carolina

With many starters either not playing or playing only cameo roles, the Carolina Panthers blanked the Steelers 10-0 before 22,000 no-shows.


 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?



 Evan Schmitt, a staffer with the East End Food Co-op, stocks bottles of vinegar at the Point Breeze store. The co-op has had to make the decision to not use volunteers anymore because of insurance and labor laws.

Legal concerns end volunteer system at East End co-op

The Point Breeze co-op offers discounts for volunteers but concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.



 The Produce Terminal on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.



 Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy stars, from left, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Dave Bautista and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

The big summer box office winner turns out to be a surprise

It’s almost a wrap on summer 2014 when “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerged as the surprise hit, ahead of “Transformers” and “Maleficent.”



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Floodplain maps must be updated for Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County municipalities must approve federal floodplain maps or risk losing federal flood insurance



Acclaimed opera singer's antiques go on the auction block

Frances Yeend and her husband, James Benner, antiques and art collection is up for auction this weekend in Fairmont, W. Va.


 

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Eugene Skerkoski and his crew keep Pittsburgh's tunnels running rain or shine, holiday or not.

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Obama: No plan for Islamic State

Instead, the president said in a White House news conference, he has asked the Pentagon to prepare options.



NFL takes tougher stand on domestic violence

The about-face by Roger Goodell, the most powerful executive in U.S. sports, was stunning in its earnestness and clarity.


 



Pennsylvania lawmakers push for ride-sharing

Ride-sharing issues raised by Uber and Lyft were discussed at a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission hearing in Harrisburg on Thursday.



Export-Import director says agency plays critical role

Sean Mulvaney said the financing, insurance and guarantees that the bank provides support companies such as Boeing.


 



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Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

For that simple, crunchy pleasure of a chocolate chip cookie, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.



Ground cherries are having a moment

Fruit that originated in South America is spreading via farmers markets here.


 



Tuned In: High-class problem: too much good TV

With the quality shows on the air, some consider this the golden age of TV; ABC plans a “Frozen” special; “The Chief” debuts on WPXI.



Film notes: Maureen O'Hara to be honored; Dock Ellis movie to open Sept. 5

Maureen O’Hara among those who will receive Honorary Oscars, and Harry Belafonte’s trailblazing and charitable work to be celebrated.


 

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