Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang hits a three run home-run during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
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Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang hits a three run home-run during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Pirates slug their way to 7th win in a row, 11-5

Three home runs off Padres starter Ian Kennedy, all of them well-struck, extended the Pirates’ winning streak to seven games.


 Participation in Medicaid, the state-run health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, has grown by about 10 million in the U.S. over the last 18 months

Pennsylvania moves to keep pace with increase in Medicaid

Nearly one in five Pennsylvanians is a Medicaid beneficiary as of 2015.



 Joe Graziano and Kylie Mascara with his 2010 matte black Lamborghini.

Pittsburgh bank official known for lavish lifestyle sentenced for fraud

Joe Graziano, a former corporate trust administrator at Bank of New York Mellon, admitted that he stole millions from the bank.



 Prosecutors aren’t saying how many students benefited from the alleged college test-taking scheme.

Pittsburgh authorities indict 15 Chinese in college test-taking scheme

Prosecutors said the defendants, including two living in Pittsburgh, defrauded Educational Testing Services and the College Board.



 These buildings in the 400 block of Wood Street, Downtown, are best known as the longtime home of J. R. Weldin Co., a stationary and gift store.

Preservation easements protect some Pittsburgh-area historic properties forever

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has experts inspect the exteriors and grounds of each site annually.



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Plan made to replace North Side high-rise

In addition to planning a new high-rise for Northview Heights, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority made changes in Larimer’s redevelopment.



Drilling near Mars School District campus gets OK

Middlesex Township zoning rule changes and shale gas well permitting spark lawsuit and appeals.


 

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Retired Air Force General William J. Mall, Jr., right, stands at attention as Tech Sgt. Charles Johnston of the North Side is laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, March 2, 2015. Mr. Mall was 11 years old when his cousin Charles Johnston went missing near Papua New Guinea in 1944.
• Long Journey Home: The story of Pittsburgh's Charles Johnston Jr., and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found

• Derailments: Freight train derailments in Pennsylvania from 2005-2014

• Odysseys: Meet Pittsburghers from around the globe

• Cultural Crossroads: High school students' perspectives on historically black colleges

• Irretrievably Broken: The story of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein



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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh

On the Digs: Pittsburgh's Donut Man

Henry Meyer, Pittsburgh's Donut Man.
The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

Explore our most recent entry on Henry Meyer, Pittsburgh's longtime 'Donut Man.'

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More storms lash Texas after severe weather kills 16

The National Weather Service was issuing a flash-flood watch Thursday for parts of Texas already reeling from torrential rains.



Skating brings North Huntingdon woman freedom from pain of arthritis

Cara Zanella of North Huntingdon, who skates in part for the physical therapy it offers, is a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist.


 

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James Harrison hopes his mentoring of Steelers linebackers will pay dividends

Harrison, who turned 37 earlier this month, is trying to have major impact on the young linebackers on the Steelers’ roster.



Golf classic aims to raise money for South Fayette Foundation

The foundation has brought in $23,000 since 2010. The classic will be held July 13 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil.


 



Spring cleaning: Ways to stop pesky advertising

How to eliminate junk mail and telemarketing calls is simple — and free — when you know where to turn.



Townhome renovation plan awaits Clairton’s OK

A plan to renovate and sell a cluster of deteriorating townhomes in Clairton needs city council’s OK to move forward in bankruptcy court.


 





Movie review: Action-packed 'San Andreas' a decent disaster flick

When the ground in “San Andreas” rocks and rolls, it’s Dwayne Johnson to the rescue in a new disaster movie following an old formula.



Tuned in: Summer TV lineup is full on cable

Cable networks offer a slew of new series this summer, from cat rescues to season two of HBO’s “True Detective.”


 

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