Steelers defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky pulls Lawrence Timmons to the next drill during afternoon workouts in the rain at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

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Steelers defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky pulls Lawrence Timmons to the next drill during afternoon workouts in the rain at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

 House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., address reporters today.

Proposed VA fix would cost $17 billion

The deal would allow veterans to go outside the VA system for care.



 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener last season.

Colbert: Steelers won't rule out signing Keisel, others before season starts

The Steelers have such a young team that they could add players as others release them in the final roster cuts.

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    PUC sets hearing dates for Lyft, Uber permanent licenses

    Lyft's hearing before a panel of administrative law judges will be Aug. 7 and 8; Uber's hearing will be Aug. 18 and 19.



     Nick Drombosky, founder of Fiks: Reflective.

    Odysseys: South Korean adoptee tries to defy the Asian-American stereotype

    Nick Drombosky, raised in Pittsburgh, rejected college and professional life. But at 27, he runs a successful bicycle accessories business.



     Physician Jeannette South-Paul speaks with patient Myrtis Henderson at the Matilda Theiss Health Center in the Hill District. Dr. South-Paul, a professor of family medicine, helped expand the clinic in 2002.

    PG special report: Access to specialty health care out of reach for many in region

    Proposed solutions, like affiliations between health centers, networks, ensure uninsured and under-insured don’t fall through the cracks.



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    Crime down in Pittsburgh but killings, rapes up

    The bureau said violent crime is down 2.6 percent overall because the number of robberies decreased by 15.8 percent.



    Convicted dealer pleads guilty in second drug case

    Troy Dawkins, 46, who has addresses in Aliquippa and on the North Side, admitted to conspiracy to distribute heroin.


     

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    Local student a finalist in Google Science Fair for his flying robot, inspired by fruit flies

    Mihir Garimella, an incoming freshman at Fox Chapel Area High School, is one of 90 finalists in a global competition.



    Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

    Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.


     



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    Joe Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich exchange vows during a lavish local wedding.



    Fabulous Forties event held at the Wyndham Grand

    Guests jived back in time Saturday night at the Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala hosted by Shellie Hipsky.


     


    Media Notes: Walsh joins KDKA; Costanzo leaves WPXI

    KDKA-TV hires Rich Walsh as a TV sports reporter/anchor; Jodine Costanzo leaves WPXI for a job in advertising sales.



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    In “Empty Mansions,” Bill Dedman looks at the life of mysterious heiress Huguette Clark, who maintained mansions she never lived in.


     

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