Players run for cover during a paintball game at Riverside Renegades Paintball in Squirrel Hill.
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Players run for cover during a paintball game at Riverside Renegades Paintball in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off Squirrel Hill land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.


 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan shareholders back Perrigo takeover

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.



 Central Catholic High School's football team's defense unit stands by a bulldozer on the school's campus.

2015 Varsity Xtra Football Preview: Central Catholic defense STEMs from special group

Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history.



 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.



 From left, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) , Owen (Chris Pratt), Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) watch in terror in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic World." The film tops the list of season's box office winners.

'Jurassic World' tops list of season's box office winners

“Jurassic World” roars to a fantastic first-place finish as the 2015 summer movie season draws to a close.



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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.



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Mylan shareholders back Perrigo takeover

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.



Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.


 



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Circus of the Kids makes 'stars' of campers, offers life lessons

Trainers from Circus of the Kids worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, teaching them to perform various acts.



For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.


 



Tuned In: Discovery, National Geographic return to serious science programming

Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, have reversed course in getting serious about science/natural history programming.



Cybertainment: Site offers reading times for books

Find out how long it will take to read that book. The Everything Machine maker app lets kids build their own inventions.


 

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The next GOP debate

Moderators should pose yes-or-no questions on the economy.



Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

Toxic algae, sewer runoff and infestation by Asian carp aren’t the only challenges facing Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes. There are


 

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