A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Yellow Cab readies its own app for Pittsburgh ride shares

As Lyft and Uber settle in Pittsburgh, Yellow Cab is preparing to launch a ride sharing app of its own.


 Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton, from left, PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch and state police Lt. Edward Murphy at a roadside news conference today in Middletown.

PennDOT to join Pennsylvania Turnpike in testing 70 mph speed limit

Sections of two interstates will have the new limit starting next month.



 Erasmo Trejo harvests carrots at Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester, Beaver County.

Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm's future

A Community Supported Agriculture organic farm operation will fight at a hearing tonight against a permit for a compressor station nearby.



 Pittsburgh Police Officer Lucas Coyne, center, receives a certificate of commendation and congratulations from Mayor Bill Peduto, as acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar looks on. Officer Coyne saved the life of a 3-month-old baby by performing CPR at a Hill District home this month.

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne honored for saving baby’s life

Pittsburgh K-9 Officer Lucas Coyne will be quick to tell you he was just doing his job.



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Pizza on the grill continues to be one of summer‘‍s hottest, and tastiest, trends.



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Pittsburgh police investigate after man with gunshot wound walks into hospital

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said police were sent to the area near Federal Street about 1:45 p.m.



Pittsburgh area residents warned of Jamaican phone scam

A caller claims to work for Publisher’s Clearing House and says the person answering the phone has won a large amount of money.


 

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Two Ukraine fighter jets shot down by rebels near MH17 site

Before news of the downed planes emerged, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council said efforts to suppress insurgents is advancing.



Report: Pradaxa manufacturer withheld research from regulators

The stroke-prevention drug was marketed as not needing regular blood tests that competitors require, despite evidence supporting benefits.


 



Duolingo launches English certification exam

An app that uses gaming principles to teach new languages has crossed over into the serious business of certification.



Amid Goodwill’s probe of possible data theft, local branch said no evidence of breach

Local Goodwill stores believe they were not hit by a security breach that may involve credit card data theft at franchise stores elsewhere.


 



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Let's Talk About Birds: Baby birds

What hatches out of a bird’s egg can be homely and helpless or capable and cute, depending on what kind of bird it is.



Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.


 

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Favored son falls in China

A media star is suddenly arrested and people wonder why.



Out of this world: Moon landing 45 years ago remains a magic moment

Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins wagered their lives on NASA’s technical ingenuity.


 

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