Ike Davis celebrates with teammates his three-run home run against the Red Sox at PNC Park.
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Ike Davis celebrates with teammates his three-run home run against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Pirates use the long ball to thump Red Sox, 9-1

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered, helping the Pirates win their third game in a row and 10th out of their past 12.


 Pedestrians walk past the August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue in August.

Conservator's filing asks court to stay proposed sheriff sale of August Wilson Center

Judge Lawrence O'Toole is scheduled to hear arguments on the motion Friday.



 The U.S. flag is reflected in the window of a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle in Scranton for the viewing of Cpl. Bryon Dickson. Trooper Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

Pa. residents on edge as manhunt continues for 'survivalist' who killed trooper

Some area school districts decided not to open, including Pocono Mountain district, where alleged shooter Eric M. Frein was once a student.



 Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert looks on as he is beaten by the Ravens Elvis Dumervil, who sacks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Thursday night.

On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle Marcus Gilbert

Marcus Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two games this season, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to replace him in the offensive line.



 A security officer tells SEIU union protesters they cannot leave bags of groceries for UPMC employees at the company's offices at the U.S. Steel Tower.

National poverty rate continues slow fall

The national poverty rate fell by half of a percentage point from 15 percent to 14.5 percent in 2013.



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Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.



Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.


 

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Lives in limbo

Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.
For a dwindling number of refugees living in sweltering U.N. camps in Nepal, hope for a new life in Pittsburgh is mixed with the pain of missing family members.

Many refugees cannot return home, or are afraid to do so

Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo


Pittsburgh City Council aide recognized for efforts against domestic violence

The local organization Standing Firm is helping companies respond to domestic violence.



Heinz production returning to Pittsburgh, with baby food

The production coming to the North Side had been handled at its plant in Leamington, Ontario, which the company sold earlier this year.


 





Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.



Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.


 

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It’s not just about Scotland

Nation-states are decaying all over the world as globalization takes its toll.



Lame justice: A couple’s child abuse deserved real punishment

In March 2012, two Ethiopian children came to this country to begin a new life, but what they got was sickening abuse and deprivation.


 

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