Andrew McCutchen has trouble reaching a double by the St. Louis Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta during the seventh inning tonight in St. Louis. Peralta scored on a wild pitch later in the inning.
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Andrew McCutchen has trouble reaching a double by the St. Louis Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta during the seventh inning tonight in St. Louis. Peralta scored on a wild pitch later in the inning.

Pirates fall 6-4 to Cardinals for third straight loss

Jeff Locke struggled with his command and was knocked out of the game early as St.Louis beat Pittsburgh in the second of a three-game


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks during today's news conference.

Ex-Wisconsin police captain Cameron McLay named new Pittsburgh police chief

The Pittsburgh police bureau has been led by an acting police chief, Regina McDonald, since February 2013.



 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark and the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Highmark, Pennsylvania Insurance Department issue post-UPMC transition plan

The plan adds detail to the consent decrees signed by Highmark and UPMC on June 27.



 Robert Ferrante’s trial on a single count of criminal homicide was set to begin Sept. 22.

Ferrante changes his mind, will have local jury in cyanide death trial

Robert Ferrante, accused of giving his wife cyanide to kill her, previously requested a jury from outside Allegheny County to hear the case.



 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline during the final preseason game against Carolina.

Tomlin: Steelers expect Hoyer, Manziel to play for Browns

Though Brian Hoyer was named the Browns’ starter, Mike Tomlin said his team also is preparing for Johnny Manziel to take the field.



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East Allegheny teachers go on strike; salaries at center of contract dispute

The union and school board failed to agree on the terms of a new contract, at odds chiefly over teacher salaries.



Two toy guns found with Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 students

A Friday complaint said a fourth-grader had discharged a toy pellet gun, resulting in another student being hit in the book bag and leg.


 

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A life of labor

Women pick through scraps of fabric and jute in Kashimpur, in the Gazipur District of Dhaka. The pickers, who wade through wet and often soiled fabric scraps, are day laborers, making less money than garment workers, and have no guarantee of future work.
It took tragedy for the world's clothing labels -- including Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters -- to act, but workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, still struggle.

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A look back at the weekend

Shaquille Richardson pulls in a pass during Steelers minicamp in June.
Steelers release two draft picks, trim roster to 53

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

North Shore survives Saturday's trifecta of events

Ex-Steeler James Harrison announces retirement

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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Sotloff

A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage.



Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care'

Changes are afoot at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti as it moves toward the long-term goal: having the hospital administered by Haitians.


 

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Pirates fill out roster with more callups

The Pirates have recalled pitchers Jeff Locke, Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom and Bobby LaFromboise and outfielder Gregory Polanco.



Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.2.14

With the start of the regular season just five days away, Ed takes your questions on the state of the Steelers.


 



PPG closes on sale of Illinois glass plant

The deal calls for Fuyao to retrofit the facility’s two production lines to manufacture automotive glass.



Home Depot investigates suspicious credit card activity

A report says that the responsible party may be the same group of hackers suspected in last year’s massive breach at Target Corp.


 



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Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.



Cedar Point to close Mantis roller coaster on Oct. 19

When it opened at Cedar Point on May 11, 1996, this stand-up roller coaster was the tallest and fastest of its kind in the world.


 



Maroon 5 coming to Consol in March

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 via LiveNation.com.



Jackie Evancho to perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Feb. 13

The concert will feature classical crossover works and material from her new album, according to a symphony release.


 

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Rebel science: Studying physics can give wayward teens a cause

Physics is for those who reject all authority, those who know in their bones that the world is not what it seems.



Policing the parks: Fitzgerald has a smart plan to begin using rangers

Hiring county park rangers would free up 45 to 50 police officers to assist communities that need help from the Allegheny County police.


 

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