Francisco Cervelli cheers with the crowd as he heads home to put the Pirates up 3-0 against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
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Francisco Cervelli cheers with the crowd as he heads home to put the Pirates up 3-0 against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.

Pirates clinch home field in National League wild-card game with 4-0 victory

The Pirates won 98 games for the sixth time in club history and their reward is a one-game playoff against Chicago on Wednesday at PNC Park.

 The educational preferences of employers introduce a “potentially significant barrier to economic self-sufficiency” for those without a four-year degree, researchers wrote.

As employers demand degrees, high-paying jobs remain out of reach for many

The share of higher-wage jobs for workers without a four-year college degree has shrunk, although Pittsburgh ranks higher than many cities.

 Waves whipped up by winds from a low pressure system along the Chesapeake Bay crash Sunday in front of homes along Stingray Point in Deltaville, Va.

Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina

President Obama declares a state of emergency as rain continues to fall.

 Kate and Nik Stoltzfus, shown in July 2014, are among the hundreds of Pittsburghers who use Airbnb to rent out rooms, apartments or homes. They rent out a mother-in-law apartment in Garfield and screen potential guests carefully.

Many travelers going the Airbnb route

With millions of listings, Airbnb can provide some worthy alternatives to pricey hotels, but like anything, do your homework.

 Last year's "Off the Record" explored "Mysteries of Pittsburgh." This year's skewering of local newsmakers takes place Thursday at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

Stage preview: With fall comes the seasonal satire of 'Off the Record'

“Off The Record XV: ’Burgh Man!” dishes up fun at the expense of the Pittsburgh region’s newsmakers.

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It’s true: Pittsburghers tend to stay put in their homes

“What you have in Pittsburgh is rare,” said the director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.

Two IUP football players charged in assault

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania football players and a third man are facing multiple charges, including assault, theft and




Beer Me with Mike Pound promo, Oct. 2, 2015
Nick Bogacz, owner of Caliente Pizza and Draft Houses, took a leap when he got into the pizza business. His first location in Bloomfield had a catch: It came with a liquor license.

That hard work paid off, and Caliente has exploded into the city's craft beer consciousness. Mike Pound visits Mr. Bogacz in the latest entry on the "Beer Me" blog.

And explore more Western Pa. beer and breweries right here.


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Doctors Without Borders says it is leaving Kunduz after strike on hospital

The group’s withdrawal announced a day after an airstrike kills 22 and injures 37 others.

Joe Giansante, the teacher who's fighting his dismissal

“I can’t let something go, not when I know I’m right. ... Call me unsatisfactory? That’s a guy who doesn’t try,” says Mr. Giansante.


WorkZone: Even short walks can help fight effects of sedentary work

Researchers at the University of Missouri found even 10-minute jaunts can help offset reduced blood flow caused by sitting.

Heavy demand inspires campaign to raise $10.9 million for Pittsburgh women's shelter

Women’s Center & Shelter aims to raise the money for facility renovations including more beds, open spaces and beefed up security.


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Stylebook snapshot: New Whitney Museum highlights NYC's trendy Meatpacking District

The neighborhood in lower Manhattan is home to the new Whitney Museum of American Art, designer fashion stores, fine restaurants and more.

Station restaurant in Bloomfield makes its panna cotta pop

As the Italian dessert known as “cooked cream” becomes more popular on restaurant menus, cooks are incorporating other ingredients.


Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki shine at Loretto

Large solo exhibitions of work by Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto reveal artists’ lives.

Dance review: Trust's focus on India delivers lovely results

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble officially opened the India in Focus festival on Saturday at the Byham Theater.


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Here’s how to fill those construction jobs

Make sure workers are paid fairly and kept safe on the job site, urges union leader.

Fighting medical fraud: Prosecutor David Hickton forges ahead without help

The U.S. attorney is committing his office’s resources to complex investigations and could use an assist from Washington.


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