Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night against San Francisco at PNC Park.
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Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night against San Francisco at PNC Park.

Shutout: Pirates unable to stop Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

The Giants’ pitcher struck out 10 while allowing four hits and one walk, eliminating the Pirates in the wild card playoff game.

  • Pirates react to 8-0 loss to Giants


  •  Theresa Gottl and Steve Brightman drove in from Akron to watch the Pirates from the Roberto Clemente bridge.

    Giants take wind from fans’ sails at PNC Park

    The disappointment that will engulf Pittsburgh this morning is a sign that the Pirates are now operating in the game’s higher stratosphere.

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  •  Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place.

    Highmark offerings for 2015 use tiers, cost reductions

    On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era.



     Governor Tom Corbett

    Corbett praises state jobs website, but postings include some ‘bad apples’

    Pennsylvania’s jobs website is no longer home to ads seeking dancers for a bachelor party or hostesses for visiting “gentlemen.”



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    Council advances panhandling restrictions, pregnancy protections

    The amended panhandling law makes it illegal for beggars to approach drivers using Pittsburgh’s new electronic pay stations.



    Fog advisory issued for Pittsburgh region; drivers urged to use caution

    The advisory was to remain in effect until 9 a.m. with visibility of a quarter-mile or less.


     

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    Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
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    Julia Pierson’s exit came as lawmakers from both parties were calling for her ouster after her halting performance during a House hearing.



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    He gave underperforming facilities four to six weeks to show how they will address shortcomings.


     



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    Employee autonomy and recognition of performance were two attributes of many winners among this year's Top Workplaces.



    Pittsburgh airport-area development exceeding expectations

    In the last 24 months, Chaska and Continental Real Estate Companies have built three offices. On Wednesday, construction began on a fourth.


     



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    Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

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