Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night against San Francisco at PNC Park.
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Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night against San Francisco at PNC Park.

Shutout: Pirates unable to stop Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

The Giants’ pitcher struck out 10 while allowing four hits and one walk, eliminating the Pirates in the wild card playoff game.

  • Pirates react to 8-0 loss to Giants


  •  Theresa Gottl and Steve Brightman drove in from Akron to watch the Pirates from the Roberto Clemente bridge.

    Giants take wind from fans’ sails at PNC Park

    The disappointment that will engulf Pittsburgh this morning is a sign that the Pirates are now operating in the game’s higher stratosphere.

  • Watching from the cheap seats



  •  Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place.

    Highmark offerings for 2015 use tiers, cost reductions

    On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era.



     Governor Tom Corbett

    Corbett praises state jobs website, but postings include some ‘bad apples’

    Pennsylvania’s jobs website is no longer home to ads seeking dancers for a bachelor party or hostesses for visiting “gentlemen.”



     Carnegie Mellon University senior Chrissy O'Leary and engineering major Adam Stoler lead prospective students and their parents on a tour of the CMU campus on Wednesday last summer.

    PG's 2014 education section / A degree of experience: getting off to a strong start

    Turn to those with a degree of experience for higher education advice.



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    Council advances panhandling restrictions, pregnancy protections

    The amended panhandling law makes it illegal for beggars to approach drivers using Pittsburgh’s new electronic pay stations.



    Man dead after police chase in Westmoreland County

    State police said it is unclear whether the victim shot himself or was killed by shots from police.


     

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    Lapses force Secret Service chief out

    Julia Pierson’s exit came as lawmakers from both parties were calling for her ouster after her halting performance during a House hearing.


     

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    Penguins release winger Carcillo

    Carcillo, who broke into the NHL with the Penguins, was bothered throughout camp by a foot injury he sustained last season.



    Will Russell Martin sign with the Pirates again?

    The team’s beloved catcher will be a free agent this offseason, and a highly coveted one in a market expected to vie heavily for him.


     



    Top Workplaces discover the 'secret' to a content workforce

    Employee autonomy and recognition of performance were two attributes of many winners among this year's Top Workplaces.



    Pittsburgh airport-area development exceeding expectations

    In the last 24 months, Chaska and Continental Real Estate Companies have built three offices. On Wednesday, construction began on a fourth.


     



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    Appreciating the underappreciated pear

    No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.



    Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

    After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.


     

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