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 Penguins center Sidney Crosby scores during shootout against Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon on Nov. 11 at Consol Energy Center. After a slow start to the season, Crosby is the NHL's hottest player.
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Penguins center Sidney Crosby scores during shootout against Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon on Nov. 11 at Consol Energy Center. After a slow start to the season, Crosby is the NHL's hottest player.

After sluggish start, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby can't be stopped

Some wondered: What happened to Sidney Crosby? Those questions seem foolish now.



 Gov. Tom Wolf, center, delivers his budget address for the 2016-17 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. In the background is House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, left, and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

Wolf proposes new budget amid stalemate 'crisis'

Governor’s tone combative as he makes a familiar call for increased school spending and higher taxes.



 Isaiah Wooding, 16, a sophomore at Penn Hills High School, says what upsets him most about the incident, in which he was kicked in the chest by another student, is "the pain it's caused my mother."

Teen that kicked special needs student facing simple assault charge

A 17-year-old will be charged as a juvenile stemming from his attack on student at Penn Hills High School.



 Deviled Salmon Cakes.

There's more to fish than the obvious

Some new takes on the old Lenten fish dinner.



 Pedestrians break out the umbrellas during today's snowfall on Schenley Drive in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

Winter weather advisory remains in effect for Pittsburgh area

The National Weather Service forecasts about 1 to 2 inches today, with areas south and east of the city getting up to 5 inches.



 A C-130 sits at the 911th Airlift Wing.

Obama budget includes money for C-17s at the 911th Airlift Wing

The proposed budget provides $54 million to construct a fuel hangar, $22.8 for a fuel hydrant system and $8.2 million to widen the taxiway.


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Black Box Corp. names E.C. Sykes its new CEO

The Washington County-based firm will be replacing Mike McAndrew with Mr. Sykes, who has been working as a consultant since 2014.



Pennsylvania House committee takes up gas-tax plans

The committee began weighing two Republican proposals for a natural gas severance tax on Monday.


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 Beet hibiscus red velvet cake

Pittsburgh restaurants pledge their love for Valentine's Day

From prix fixe and multiple-course dinners to food and drink specials and brunches, chefs whip up heartwarming meals.



Ask Natalie: She sees a family member headed down a dangerous path

What can you do when your stepgrandson is engaging in harmful behavior? What do you do when your boss thinks you harassed a co-worker?


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 Jeb Bush is charisma-challenged, which is fine.

Ross Douthat: Jeb Bush might make a good president

Like his father, Jeb’s not politically gifted, but Bush Sr. was pretty good in office.



Sexist claims: Steinem and Albright did Clinton no favors

And Hillary Clinton herself has not been beyond suggesting that her gender should give her extra points, all things considered.


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