Tatum Gretz, 11, from Connelsville practices.
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Tatum Gretz, 11, from Connelsville practices.

World Cup a big kick for young Pittsburgh players

Young men and women are taking a keen interest in Sunday’s championship match between the U.S. and japan for the Women’s World Cup.

 The ThunderShirt applies a gentle constant pressure that has a calming effect on dogs, according the company's website.

Pet Tales: Fireworks? Let's not spook the pooch

How to help your pet survive fireworks and other summer hazards.

 At Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa. Red white and blue had a small presence with only one Confederate Flag license plate, as a small crowd gathered waits for the rain to stop. The races were cancelled.

Confederate flag is far away from Smithton track

The only flags that NASCAR fans at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton cared about Friday night were the American flags.

 The house at 181 Dravo Ave, Beaver, Pa.

Buying Here: Beaver home gains charm over 35 years of renovation

From top to bottom, Foursquare in Beaver has changed much during couple's 35 years of ownership.

 Homestead Cemetery.

Homestead Cemetery closes, to file for bankruptcy

If people want to be buried with relatives, that’s still possible — as long as they, or a funeral home, provide a private gravedigger.

Man, 24, slain in East Liberty

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New traffic headaches in store for Mifflin Road motorists

A 50-day closure for reconstruction begins at 7 a.m. Monday, when PennDOT begins the next phase of construction there.

State proposes raising fines for killing bald or golden eagles

In time for July 4, the Pennsylvania Game Commission proposed raising fines for killing bald eagles to $2,500 for a first offense.



Good reads and special projects

Illustrator Walter Cumming and his Malamute Tanook take a break near the sign posts at Weverton Cliffs along the Appalachian Trail near Harper's Ferry, W.Va.
• 20 years later: Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian Trail

• Long journey home: The story of Tech Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr.

• Rolling Stones: Wide view photos of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

• Who's watching?: Zack Tanner's Bad Data Day


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Summer 2015 Dining Guide

Bacalao en Aceite with cauliflower catalan, left, Cynar cured Laural Hill Trout with rose pickled rhubarb, artichoke chips and honey-pepper honey by Aaron Hoskins at Cure in Lawrenceville.
Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

In that spirit, the Post-Gazette’s 2015 summer dining guide is focused on that growth. Click here to explore reviews, photos and more about some of the hottest spots to dine in the coming months.

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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

A top Greek court ruled Friday that the debt-crisis referendum planned for the nation Sunday is constitutional and should proceed.

GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding

Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.


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With roster almost in place, Penguins trying to be proactive against conventional injuries

GM Jim Rutherford and team president Tom Morehouse are examining all facets of the organization in hopes of cutting down on ailments.

Pirates notebook: Offense breaks out in Detroit

Mercer, Walker and Alvarez lead barrage, which produced 49 hits and 22 runs in three games.


Pennsylvania slots revenue up after falling last 2 years

The state’s 12 casinos generated $2.33 billion in gross slots revenue in the 2014-2015 fiscal year that ended Tuesday.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

The government is seeking evidence that airlines illegally worked together, but will the case fly?


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Care to fly in a Ford?

A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor plane will be available for rides July 10-12 at the Butler County Airport.

Going with LED lights is a bright idea

The new wave of LED light bulbs use less energy, last longer and are better for the environment than incandescents and CFLs.


Game review: 'Arkham Knight' a superb adventure for Batman

The latest “Arkham” video game is a perfect sendoff for a groundbreaking series.

Reality check: Locals forge ahead on ‘Ninja's' Pittsburgh course

Pittsburgh athletes conquer the “American Ninja Warrior” course on the first night of the competition at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale.


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First Person: Ode to America

Americans are weird, but they have been very nice to me.

Destroying emails: Wolf’s inaction hurts the public’s right to know

The Wolf administration’s policy is that emails can be deleted after five days, never to be recovered by Pa.’s Right to Know law.


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