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The Pen­guins' Sid­ney Crosby jokes with the Bianchin fam­ily Mon­day while sign­ing au­to­graphs in their Frank­lin Park home. Reuben Bianchin stands with his kids Miles, 5, left, and Tyler, 7. Mr. Crosby de­livered tick­ets as part of an an­nual Pen­guins pro­mo­tion.

 Traffic snakes through a construction zone on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. A Connecticut construction company was ordered Monday to pay $15.8 million in damages to the family of a Finleyville woman injured in a Route 51 crash five years ago in Pleasant Hills.

Jury awards $15.8 million to work-zone crash victim from Finleyville

Brenda Gump-Schragl was on her way to her daughter’s wedding-rehearsal dinner when the crash occurred on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills.

 Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.

 Leon Ford reacts Monday after he was found not guilty of aggravated assault.

Jury finds Pittsburgh-area man not guilty of aggravated assault in traffic stop shooting

Leon Ford was also charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and escape, but the jury was deadlocked on those charges.

 Pirates catcher Russell Martin throws out a runner in a game last month at PNC Park.

Money in the bank: Pirates catcher Russell Martin's exceptional season

Martin's new workout regimen pays dividends on the field and sets him up for a lucrative free-agency chance, too.

 Dr. Joel Nelson, head of prostate-urology at UPMC, joined Drs. Jian-Hua Luo and George Michalopoulos as principal investigators in a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that has identified eight gene mutations known as gene fusions that signal aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Pitt study uncovers prostate cancer mystery

Pitt study identifies gene mutations that signal aggressive form of prostate cancer.

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Police: Woman, 25, killed driving wrong way on Birmingham Bridge in Oakland

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. today on the Oakland side of the bridge.

Post-Gazette sues state to change email practice

The newspaper wants the state to preserve emails for at least two years instead of the current practice of destroying them after five days.



Lives in limbo

Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.
For a dwindling number of refugees living in sweltering U.N. camps in Nepal, hope for a new life in Pittsburgh is mixed with the pain of missing family members.

Many refugees cannot return home, or are afraid to do so

Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo



Fall arts preview

The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

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Dramatic treatment saves nurse's life from H1N1 flu

Allegheny General Hospital nurse Terri Theiret spent nine months recovering from the flu, aided by ECMO and a medically induced coma.

New Castle-based Jameson Health System to become part of UPMC

As part of the deal, they said, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.


Sports »

On the Steelers: Defense's dilemma familiar to Keisel

Veteran defensive end Brett Keisel knows exactly what ails the current Steelers defense because he went through it more than a decade ago.

Penguins' top goaltending prospects will move to back seat soon

Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry are promising, but Mike Johnston will use preseason to get Marc-Andre Fleury ready and determine his backup.


New owners of Busy Beaver are expanding, remodeling chain

“My No. 1 challenge in everything we do is how to make Busy Beaver relevant,” said Joe Kallen, the new chief executive of the chain.

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.


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Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

Steel Advice: Take a break from this friend

Distancing yourself from a negative friend is OK.


Chilean artist's work compels museumgoers to 'Look Again'

To truly appreciate artist Sebastian Errazuriz’s work “The Piano,” you need to stand beneath it.

'Sesame Street' turns 45, expands

This season PBS’s stalwart “Sesame Street” is brought to you by the numbers 4 and 5 as it celebrates its 45th year on the air.


Match 6 - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 22 25 34 36 38 41 Match 6 jackpot for 09/18/2014 is $1,200,000       

Cash 5 - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 7 17 19 35 37 Cash 5 jackpot for 09/16/2014 is $125,000       

Quinto - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 3 0 1 0 3       

Big 4 - 09/15/2014
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Daily Number - 09/15/2014
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Treasure Hunt - 09/15/2014
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Quinto (DAY) - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 4 4 3 5 9       

Big 4 (DAY) - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 1 4 3 0       

Daily Number (DAY) - 09/15/2014
Winning Numbers: 8 0 2       

Cash 5 - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 11 14 26 33 38 Cash 5 jackpot for 09/15/2014 is $325,000       

Quinto - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 7 5 6 3 6       

Big 4 - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 5 7 2 7       

Daily Number - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 1 0 0       

Treasure Hunt - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 5 7 15 17 21 Treasure Hunt jackpot for 09/15/2014 is $25,000       

Quinto (DAY) - 09/14/2014
Winning Numbers: 2 9 8 7 1       


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