Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis with the ball used in the Immaculate Reception after the final Steelers game at Three Rivers Stadium.
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Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis with the ball used in the Immaculate Reception after the final Steelers game at Three Rivers Stadium.

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

This recognition caps a wonderful career that began with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993 but came of age in Pittsburgh.


 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston in May 2001.

Irretrievably broken: The early lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

In this first part of a series leading up to his sentencing, read about Bob and Autumn before they met in 1995.



 The empty wine cellar of Arthur Goldman, the lawyer who sold fine wines from his home near Philadelphia, Pa.

Lawyer settles case of illegal high-end wine sales. But what about the $200,000 collection?

More than 2,400 bottles of Arthur Goldman’s fine wines have been in custody while a judge decides if the contraband should be destroyed.



 Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh holding its January meeting in the New Bohemian venue on the North Side. The assembly is a godless congregation that meets for the fellowship and sense of community of church.

Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh: A ‘godless congregation’ that aims to do good

Sunday Assembly, launched in 2013, claims 65 chapters, with Pittsburgh’s opening last fall. It celebrates “the one life we know we have.”



 Pitt researcher Susanne Ahmari is experimenting with optogenetics using light and lasers to control animal brains.

Pittsburgh researchers use light on animal brains to study mental disorders

One day, the researchers say, there may even be a way to implant light-sensitive proteins into human brains.

  • Pitt's Colleen McClung uses light to activate the brains of mice



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    Xia, a 3-year-old red panda, plays in her animal exhibit on a cold January day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
    Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

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    The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

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    Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight

    The balloon carrying Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and his Russian co-pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev landed off the Mexican coast.



    Congress mulls fast track for trade agreements

    The GOP-led legislative branch could give the president authority to negotiate the agreements that would receive quick up or down votes.


     



    Point Park students developing record label

    Point Park’s Pioneer Records takes students from the recording studio to CD release party in one semester.



    Dollar store merger coming to Pittsburgh neighborhoods

    Pittsburgh, and other markets, could see changes as Dollar Tree gets ready to shed stores as part of acquisition of Family Dollar.


     



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    The Westinghouse 'atom smasher' was more about Pittsburgh’s atomic PR

    Yes, save the thing. But it’s a landmark mostly to how businesses and regional boosters have tirelessly used science for self-promotion.



    Avoiding taxes: A fast-tracked scheme will help only nonprofits

    A runaway train is rolling through Harrisburg, but it will crash and burn in cities and towns across Pennsylvania.


     

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