A Confederate flag flies in the infield as cars come out of Turn 1 during a 2007 NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.
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A Confederate flag flies in the infield as cars come out of Turn 1 during a 2007 NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.

Stars, bars and ... cars? Pittsburgh-area track won't restrict Confederate flags

"We'll keep an eye on it and see if we need to revisit the issue later,“ said Todd Melfi, co-owner of Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.


 Derek Weber, director of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, speaks today about river-based events being canceled this weekend.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.



 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

The votes are in: Pittsburghers say no new hue for 'Three Sisters' bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters said the bridges in Downtown should remain "Aztec Gold."



 Gaspard Ulliel in "Saint Laurent."

Movie review: 'Laurent' captures designer's triumphs, torments

Bertrand Bonello is the second director to explore the magnificence and madness of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic.



 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at a lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.



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Activists criticize Gordon Food Service's treatment of chickens

Cross-country protesters stopped Thursday in Pleasant Hills to urge a food company to change its animal welfare policies.



Pittsburgh police search for armed robber

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at the Sheraden Mini-Mart Market on Hillsboro Street.


 

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Theatergoers get immersed in the action with D-Box MFX Cinema Systems.



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