A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.
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A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.

McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon make NL All-Star team

A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole join center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Mark Melancon as the Pirates representatives for the All-Star Game.


 The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when evaluating schools.

Senate to begin overhaul of No Child Left Behind Act

A proposed bill would prohibit the federal government from mandating controversial national education standards.



 John Meeker, 51, of Nottingham, has his knee worked on by physical therapist Mike Degregorio at Allegheny Health Network Outpatient Care Center in McMurray. Mr. Meeker had a total knee replacement and was discharged the same day as his surgery.

Hip, knee replacement patients leave hospital within hours of surgery

Allegheny Health Network patients having hip and knee replacements can now be discharged on the same day as their operation.



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Democratic candidates for Danko county council seat to appear Wednesday

Four Democrats want the nomination for Allegheny County Council to replace Barbara Daly Danko, who died before the primary but won anyway.



 The woman, who police have not identified, was last reported to be in stable condition at UPMC Mercy.

Police continue to investigate origin of bullet that injured woman at Kennywood

Experts disagree whether the bullet that injured a woman leaving Kennywood Park could have been a stray that was fired into the air.



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Jury selection begins for couple in 911 calls case

Abdula “A.J.” Richardson, 38, and his wife, Felecia Richardson, 44, face charges of conspiracy and making false reports to law enforcement.



Fineview man charged with assaulting woman

Bernard Bigirimana, 39, was arrested Sunday by Pittsburgh police and remained in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.


 

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Travis Ishikawa hoping to 'repay' Pirates

Twice designated for assignment after a special postseason moment for the San Francisco Giants, Ishikawa returns to the Pirates.



Rory McIlroy might miss British Open with ankle injury

Top-ranked golfer “ruptures” an ankle ligament playing soccer, defending Open title at St. Andrews next week in jeopardy.


 



Global Links shipping more efficient thanks to Pitt math students

For Global Links, a nonprofit that collects surplus medical items, it’s a recurring challenge to efficiently pack 40-foot deep containers.



Fiduciary standards draw ire of brokerage companies

Under the Department of Labor plan, if any salespeople failed to behave as a fiduciary should, the firm could be held liable.


 





Award-winning writer hopes to shine light on border violence

University of Pittsburgh lecturer Adriana Ramirez has won the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writer’s $10,000 prize with her collection “Dead Boys.”



Benedum sign to get upgrade

The marquee at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts will get $500,000 renovation that will make the sign easier to change.


 

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Kathleen Parker: Michelle Obama’s second term

The first lady has found a cause in girls’ education.



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