Elsie Hillman enjoys the closing jubilation at what was her last GOP convention as a committee woman in 1996.
Elsie Hillman enjoys the closing jubilation at what was her last GOP convention as a committee woman in 1996.

Elsie Hillman: A stunning rise from volunteer to grande dame of Republicans

Hillman, who had been a nurturing force in a party that increasingly grew away from her, died Tuesday.

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Murrysville doctor denies being part of illegal lion hunt in Zimbabwe

Dr. Jan. C. Seski proclaimed his innocence in a statement since the accusations were made against him — he said he wasn’t even there.

 President Barack Obama speaks to entrepreneurs during the first White House Demo Day, an event where entrepreneurs and startups demonstrate and pitch their ideas to funders and large companies, Tuesday in Washington.

Obama praises two Pittsburgh startups during White House 'Demo Day'

Astrobotic Technology and Duolingo were among 32 companies invited to attend the White House’s first-ever “Demo Day.”

 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay addresses the media during a news conference Monday at the police headquarters on the North Side, as Mayor Bill Peduto listens behind him.

Pittsburgh police reorganize bureau in effort to stem violence

Among the changes: Commanders developed a three-level formal protocol for responding to violence or threats of violence in communities.

 "Kinky Boots" star Billy Porter brought his Tony Award-winning role as Lola to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh and brought down the house on opening night Tuesday.

Stage review: Billy Porter electrifies the hometown crowd in 'Kinky Boots'

In his Tony-winning role as Lola, the Broadway star feels the love in his triumphant return to the Pittsburgh stage.

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Target store stabber likely to be sent to mental health facility at first

UPMC psychiatrist Abhishek Jain testified that Leon Raymond Walls said he hears voices and has delusional thoughts.

Police find vehicle sought in fatal McKees Rocks shooting

Michael Nolen was in a vehicle when he was shot multiple times around 2:45 p.m. in the 700 block of Frederick Street, police said.



Weekend review: what you may have missed

The main newsroom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown, is empty as the staff has relocated to a new office on the North Shore.
Post-Gazette newsroom leaves history Downtown with move to North Side

Multimedia presentation: Memories from 34 Boulevard of the Allies

Dine: Clock runs out on Tic Toc

Officer, assistant DA posed on Facebook with gun evidence

Out-of-state suitors might steer clear of UPMC, Highmark

Buddy Guy's foul language makes festival official blue


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Kasich in, Perry, Santorum out for GOP debate

Fox News on Tuesday decided which 10 GOP contenders will take part in its televised presidential primary debate Thursday in Cleveland.

Obama, Netanyahu pitch dueling visions of Iran accord

Obama and Netanyahu made dueling appeals Tuesday to U.S. Jewish leaders regarding the Iran nuclear accord.


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Steelers' Former No. 1 pick Jarvis Jones knows pressure is on

Scrutiny and pressure mount for former No. 1 draft pick Jarvis Jones, listed as the Steelers starting outside right linebacker.

Pirates notebook: Slider remains key to Francisco Liriano's success

Francisco Lirianao’s use and subsequent mastery of the slider came mostly by accident.


Two Pittsburgh startups praised by Obama at White House

Astrobotic Technology and Duolingo were among 32 companies invited to attend the White House’s first-ever “Demo Day.”

Pennsylvania hospitals face Medicare cuts over readmission rates

About 30 Western Pennsylvania hospitals that readmitted patients too often under the Affordable Care Act will see cuts in Medicare payments.


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Iced tea: Simply refreshing

Brew a perfect beverage with good quality tea and fresh water

Macy's classic thumbprint cookie will be no more

Kevin Ulrich has been baking the iconic Thumbprint Cookies at the Arcade Bakery inside Macy's Downtown store since the mid 1980s.


Movie review: 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' sheer fun

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” heads from stop action animated comedy to a clever 85 minutes of entertainment.

Preview: Arcade Comedy Theater keeps the laughs coming

In its third year, Arcade Comedy Theater looks to grow its mixture of classes and offerings while expanding its audience.


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Joe Nocera: Obama takes on climate change

Ignore the naysayers; we cut way down on acid rain and can do so with carbon.

Elsie Hillman: A lady of grace, generosity and political muscle

Mrs. Hillman was a titan in local and national Republican politics, a member of the Republican National Committee for 20 years.


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