Francisco Cervelli cheers with the crowd as he heads home to put the Pirates up 3-0 against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
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Francisco Cervelli cheers with the crowd as he heads home to put the Pirates up 3-0 against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.

Pirates clinch home field in National League wild-card game with 4-0 victory

The Pirates won 98 games for the sixth time in club history and their reward is a one-game playoff against Chicago on Wednesday at PNC Park.

 The educational preferences of employers introduce a “potentially significant barrier to economic self-sufficiency” for those without a four-year degree, researchers wrote.

As employers demand degrees, high-paying jobs remain out of reach for many

The share of higher-wage jobs for workers without a four-year college degree has shrunk, although Pittsburgh ranks higher than many cities.

 Kate and Nik Stoltzfus, shown in July 2014, are among the hundreds of Pittsburghers who use Airbnb to rent out rooms, apartments or homes. They rent out a mother-in-law apartment in Garfield and screen potential guests carefully.

Many travelers going the Airbnb route

With millions of listings, Airbnb can provide some worthy alternatives to pricey hotels, but like anything, do your homework.

 Joe Giansante, a math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School, received two unsatisfactory evaluations and is contesting the district's action to dismiss him.

Joe Giansante, the teacher who's fighting his dismissal

“I can’t let something go, not when I know I’m right. ... Call me unsatisfactory? That’s a guy who doesn’t try,” says Mr. Giansante.

 Last year's "Off the Record" explored "Mysteries of Pittsburgh." This year's skewering of local newsmakers takes place Thursday at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

Stage preview: With fall comes the seasonal satire of 'Off the Record'

“Off The Record XV: ’Burgh Man!” dishes up fun at the expense of the Pittsburgh region’s newsmakers.

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Mass Mob visits historic churches, lends moral support

The group formed last year to celebrate and build an appreciation for the region’s historic churches and their heritages.

It’s true: Pittsburghers tend to stay put in their homes

“What you have in Pittsburgh is rare,” said the director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.




Beer Me with Mike Pound promo, Oct. 2, 2015
Nick Bogacz, owner of Caliente Pizza and Draft Houses, took a leap when he got into the pizza business. His first location in Bloomfield had a catch: It came with a liquor license.

That hard work paid off, and Caliente has exploded into the city's craft beer consciousness. Mike Pound visits Mr. Bogacz in the latest entry on the "Beer Me" blog.

And explore more Western Pa. beer and breweries right here.


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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation hosts It's About Time! event

Fundraiser held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center raises $12 million.

The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris has been freed from 45 tons of padlocks

The famous bridge if free of locks, but now the love locks are showing up everywhere.


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... LeAnn Rimes

Say what you will about Leann Rimes and her real-life dramas, on stage her voice trumps the tabloid attacks.

For Amy Schumer, multimillion-dollar book deal is all in the timing

After a frenzied auction, the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books paid more than $8 million for Amy Schumer’s second attempt at a book,


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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Conservatives must be called to account for evasion on guns

Is a dangerous and harebrained absolutism about weaponry really the issue on which American conservatives want to practice exceptionalism?

Disappointing test: The state says students’ scores are an anomaly

These scores were the first glimpse at how Pennsylvania students are mastering tougher standards adopted in 2013.


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