Carolina Panthers' Fernando Velasco pulls down linebacker Jarvis Jones during Thursday night's game at Heinz Field.
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Carolina Panthers' Fernando Velasco pulls down linebacker Jarvis Jones during Thursday night's game at Heinz Field.

Steelers end preseason with lackluster loss to Carolina Panthers at home

With many starters either not playing or playing only cameo roles, the Panthers shut out the Steelers 10-0, before 22,000 no-shows.


 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?



 Gov. Tom Corbett plan would offer subsidies to 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians to purchase private insurance.

Federal regulators approve Gov. Corbett's 'Healthy PA' Medicaid overhaul

Pennsylvania’s working poor -- as many as 600,000 may be eligible -- could start receiving subsidized health insurance as early as Jan. 1.



 Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., on Monday. The girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor with an Uzi when the weapon's strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said.

Gun experts: Arizona instructor didn’t follow protocol in fatal incident

But firearms safety experts say there’s no reason children cannot be taught how to safely handle a firearm.



 Evan Schmitt, a staffer with the East End Food Co-op, stocks bottles of vinegar. The co-op has had to make the decision to not use volunteers anymore because of insurance and labor laws.

Legal concerns end East End Food Co-op volunteer system

For 35 years, the co-op offered discounts for volunteers. But concerns about fair wage laws and worker liability will end that next month.



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Man from care home dies after being pulled from Lake Arthur

Officials at Moraine said the 52-year-old man was reported having trouble in the water at Lakeview Beach on the north shore of Lake Arthur.



County: Cause of Harrison mobile home explosion undetermined

Allegheny County fire marshals have closed their investigation of a July 30 trailer home explosion without determining its cause.


 

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East Allegheny teachers to strike Tuesday

The district said the school calendar will be adjusted, including a move of the planned June 12 commencement.



UPMC staff working in clinical areas will be required to get flu shots

Employees who decline vaccination for medical or religious reasons would be required to wear a mask within six feet of patients or staff.


 



Strip District redevelopment bidder disputes critical analysis

Representatives for Rubino Partners maintained Thursday that their plan ends up producing more money than the other two proposals.



Pennsylvania lawmakers push for ride-sharing

Ride-sharing issues raised by Uber and Lyft were discussed at a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission hearing in Harrisburg on Thursday.


 



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Nestle’s Toll House teardrop chocolate morsel turns 75

For that simple, crunchy pleasure of a chocolate chip cookie, you have Ruth Wakefield and Nestle Toll House to thank.



Ground cherries are having a moment

Fruit that originated in South America is spreading via farmers markets here.


 



The big summer box office winner turns out to be a surprise

It’s almost a wrap on summer 2014 when “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerged as the surprise hit, ahead of “Transformers” and “Maleficent.”



Tuned In: High-class problem: too much good TV

With the quality shows on the air, some consider this the golden age of TV; ABC plans a “Frozen” special; “The Chief” debuts on WPXI.


 

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