Antonio Rader, 8, has been removed from this house in Greenville, Mercer County. His mother, grandmother and his grandmother’s husband have been charged with child abuse.
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Antonio Rader, 8, has been removed from this house in Greenville, Mercer County. His mother, grandmother and his grandmother’s husband have been charged with child abuse.

Experts say some children are singled out for abuse while siblings left unscathed

An 8-year-old Greenville boy‘‍s plight of near starvation sheds light on the abusive treatment of some children and not others in families.

  • Police: Boy beaten, starved, ate insects


  •  The Pirates' Jordy Mercer is mobbed after hitting a game winning single against the Rockies in the 11th inning at PNC Park on Saturday.

    Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

    After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months



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    Hospitals hope relaxed labor guidelines can reduce nation's rate of cesarean births

    “Evidence now shows labor actually progresses slower than we thought in the past, so many women might just need a little more time.”



     Walmart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot supercenter on Blazier Drive in McCandless.

    Residents turn out to protest Walmart's plans to build McCandless superstore

    Concerns focus on increased traffic, noise, flooding, and light pollution that resident say the store would bring to the neighborhood.



     Phil Axelrod with his wife, Post-Gazette theater and online features editor Sharon Eberson.

    Obituary: Phil Axelrod / Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer

    Phil Axelrod dreamed of playing second base for the Pirates, but instead became a writer and built a career that spanned four decades.



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    Crime-reduction program headed for review

    Mayor Bill Peduto‘‍s administration is re-examining a city crime-fighting initiative that dates to 2008.



    Overnight repaving on I-79 begins this week in Bridgeville, Marshall

    Two projects will resurface more than eight miles of Interstate 79 starting this week.


     

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    Randy Gilson painted a stylized map of old Allegheny City on the south wall of his Mexican War Streets home.
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    Parkway West lane and shoulder closures begin tonight

    The lane closures will be delayed until two hours after the end of the Pirates games.



    As lopsided Mideast casualty count mounts, Israel faces dilemma

    Israeli officials are struggling with a more distilled version of the dilemma it has faced in repeated rounds against Hamas.


     

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    Polanco receives night off to reboot

    Stuck in a dry spell at the plate, Gregory Polanco was given the night off Monday against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.



    ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

    League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.


     



    Energy secretary faces questions during push for nontraditional-energy ideas

    Prolific natural gas production has upended the traditional flow of oil and gas, U.S. energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday at CMU.



    Allegheny Technologies reports second-quarter loss of $4 million

    Analysts had expected the specialty metals producer to break even on sales of $1.06 billion.


     



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    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.



    The Commoner Restaurant to open in new Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Downtown

    The executive chef of The Commoner and The Commoner Corner will be Dennis Marron, who comes from Poste Modern Brasserie in D.C.


     



    Tuned In: 'Simpsons' branches out in 26th season

    “The Simpsons” enters its 26th season with new adventures on broadcast and cable; FX renews “Fargo.”



    Katy Perry's star keeps rising

    Six years after playing Burgettstown, Katy Perry is a 17-hit wonder and on her third headlining tour, playing Consol Energy Center tonight.


     

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    The crisis at the U.S. border is rooted in Central American poverty and violence

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    Extending the nuclear talks with Iran was a sound step forward: Important nuclear talks are extended four months

    An agreement was reached between members of the United Nations Security Council, German and Iran to extend talks on Iran’s nuclear program.


     

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