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 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Andrew McCutchen named to the National League All-Star team

Burnett and Cole join center fielder Andrew McCutchen and closer Mark Melancon as the Pirates representatives for the 86th All-Star Game.

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 Entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference last year. Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women.

Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting drugs to give women for sex

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their

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4 sentenced to prison in 10-year-old's shooting death in Washington County

Four men were sentenced to prison today for their roles in a Washington County shooting that left a 10-year-old girl dead last year.

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Theater returns to August Wilson Center with 'Piano Lesson'

Mark Clayton Southers is slated to direct Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre’s production of “The Piano Lesson” at the August Wilson Center.

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 A Confederate flag flies at a confederate monument in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4, 2015.

South Carolina Senate advances bill to remove Confederate flag

At least three senators spoke in favor of keeping the flag flying.

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 The Pirates' Josh Harrison slides safely into second base Sunday under the tag from the Indians' Jason Kipnis.

Pirates notebook: Harrison out with thumb injury

Third baseman Josh Harrison was injured Sunday against the Indians and he is uncertain how long he will be out.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed budget legislation last week.

GOP criticizes budget veto in letter to Wolf

Republican legislative leaders claimed the Democratic governor's rejection of the full budget bill "puts politics above governing."

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 Point Park has 3,737 full- and part-time students, school President Paul Hennigan said.

Point Park lets go of nearly three dozen employees

The job cuts represent 3 percent of the university's total workforce, President Paul Hennigan wrote in a memo.

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Lane restrictions expected on Bloomfield Bridge this week

The work is part of the $12.24 million reconstruction project of Baum and Bigelow boulevards.

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Tree blocks drive-thru lane at Castle Shannon McDonald's

Police Sgt. Robert Hick said firefighters used chainsaws to cut the 50- 60-foot-long tree off of a vehicle.

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McCandless mother found competent to stand trial in sons' drowning deaths

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 41, is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on Friday.

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Scientific director at Children's Hospital to become dean at Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. David H. Perlmutter also is a distinguished professor and the Vira I. Heinz Endowed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Pitt.

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 “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” is one of three shows PBS has renewed for another season. It's produced by the Fred Rogers Co. in the South Side.

PBS renews two children’s TV series produced by South Side’s Fred Rogers Co.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” which is aimed at preschoolers, will return for a 20-episode third season in 2016.

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 The U.S. Women's National Team celebrates with its trophy after beating Japan, 5-2, in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Sunday.

U.S. Women's World Cup final shatters TV ratings record

An estimated 15.2 percent of U.S. TV households tuned in to the network’s coverage, surpassing the record 13.3 percent set in 1999.

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 Owner Paul Krawiec works in the kitchen at Cafe du Jour.

Pittsburgh ranked top-10 foodie city for 2015 editors cited Primanti Bros., Cafe Du Jour and Gaucho Parrilla Argentina as eateries offering a range of dining experiences.

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Airstrike hits market in Yemen, more than 45 killed

Yemen's exiled government said it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.

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Juvenile, sister arrested after scuffle with police at Point State Park

The boy kneed an officer, and shouted at him and his sister punched officers, according to police.

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Fayette County man one of two injured in fireworks incident in Cheat Lake, W.Va.

State police said the men were injured when a mortar firework exploded at a residence in Cheat Lake around 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Man loses fingers in fireworks accident in Lawrence County

The incident was reported at 8:36 p.m. outside the Gardner Chapel Assembly of God in Shenango, according to county emergency officials.

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Greek finance minister Varoufakis quits after 'no' vote

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist" economist, accuses Greece’ creditors of "terrorism.”

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Bombs at Nigeria mosque, restaurant kill 44

Officials said 67 other people were wounded in the attacks Sunday night that was blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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House fire in McKeesport brought under control; no injuries

A two-alarm fire at a home in McKeesport was brought under control late Sunday night.

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 United States midfielder Lauren Holiday (12) celebrates with teammates after defeating Japan, 5-2, to win the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

United States beats Japan, 5-2, to win Women's World Cup

The United States has won its third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 Sunday behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd.

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 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen wasn't voted in to start the All-Star Game, but could end up in the final lineup anyway.

No Pirates among National League starters in All-Star game

No Pirates were selected to start for the National League in the All-Star game, but Andrew McCutchen might have a chance to do so.

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Families displaced after Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire marshal is investigating a one-alarm at a Wilkinsburg home, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor.

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Horse shot to death, pig mutilated in Fayette County

In a separate incident, someone broke into a barn in Fairchance and carved the letters “D.C.” into a pig’s side with an unknown object.

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 Gerrit Cole delivers against the Indians at PNC Park.

Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians, 5-3, as Cole gets his 12th win

After struggling early, the Pirates exploded for five runs in the 5th inning, and Cole retired the final 16 batters he faced.

about 22 hours ago

Man accused of using fake money at Rivers Casino

A Marshall-Shadeland man is facing 15 counts of forgery after using a fake bill at the Rivers Casino early Sunday morning.

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Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers

The Pirates claimed Ishikawa from San Francisco, who waived Ishikawa after he recovered from a lower back strain.

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Police continue to investigate East Liberty homicide

Thomas Johnson Jr., 24, of Penn Hills, died after he was shot in the head in East Liberty on Friday evening.

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A man and young child were struck by a vehicle crossing a South Side street

The two pedestrians were crossing West Carson Street near the Duquesne Incline when the accident occurred.

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Missing 75-year-old man found

Pittsburgh Police found 75-year-old Earl Clifford was found this morning in Garfield.

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park on Friday.

Cancellation of water activities puts a damper on Regatta crowds

Many cited a difference in the celebratory atmosphere of the event after the last-minute cancellation of the popular boating races.

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Woman wounded inside Kennywood by shot fired from outside the park

As patrons were leaving Kennywood Park’s popular fireworks show, a woman inside was struck was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside.

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 Josh Harrison crosses the plate with the game's only run, knocked in by Neil Walker. The Pirates play the Indians again Sunday afternoon.

Locke gives near perfect performance in Pirates' 1-0 win

Jeff Locke pitched eight innings, gave up only two hits and led the Pirates to a win over the Indians before a crowd of 37,298 at PNC Park.

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Medical examiner rules East Liberty shooting death a homicide

The death of a 24-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said was shot in the head on Friday in East Liberty has been ruled a homicide, the

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Mon Incline reopens after computer glitch

The Port Authority of Allegheny County shut down service on the Mon Incline this morning but was reopened before noon.

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Police clear scene after suspicious package found on North Side

Pittsburgh police sent an explosive ordnance disposal robot to examine the bag and cleared the scene after nothing was found inside.

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Stonie tops Chestnut in annual NY hot dog eating contest

Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the annual contest in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.

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 Members of the Brentwood Library parade entry reach up to grab red, white and blue beads thrown their way during Brentwood's Fourth of July Parade.

Partly cloudy skies, no rain, predicted for holiday weekend

The day is forecast to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with either mostly or partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

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Woman stabbed in Homewood altercation

A woman was stabbed in the forehead early this morning after an argument at a residence in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said. According to a

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 Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hangs his head after walking the Indians Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning at PNC Park.

Pirates lose to Cleveland Indians, 5-2, after a 2-hour rain delay

The Pirates managed only three hits – two of them came in the fourth inning – and hardly mounted any credible scoring threats considering

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Man, 24, slain in East Liberty

The shooting occurred in Hendon Court off Broad Street, police said.

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 At Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.  Red white and blue had a small presence with only one Confederate Flag license plate, as a small crowd gathered waits for the rain to stop. The races were cancelled.

Confederate flag is far away from Smithton track

The only flags that NASCAR fans at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton cared about Friday night were the American flags.

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 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

Voters still want Aztec gold for Pittsburgh’s Three Sisters Bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters — nearly 85 percent — said the bridges in Downtown should remain “Aztec Gold.”

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand Friday as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, both of Upper St. Clair, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.

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 Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard, left, and Andre Borschberg celebrate Friday after they landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Solar impulse 2 is attempting to be the first solar powered airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. The airplane took off from Nagoya, Japan, on its eighth leg and flew nonstop before landing on Oahu.

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

The wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries. The plane ran on stored energy at night.

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 A construction crane tipped over and hit University of Pittsburgh's Langley Hall this morning while workers were repointing a building across the street.

Construction crane breaks loose, damages Pitt's Langley Hall

The building, located between Tennyson and Ruskin avenues at Bigelow Boulevard, had minimal cosmetic damage to its eaves.

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Man drowns in Squirrel Hill condo complex

James Cordy, 68, died at 6:18 p.m. Friday at the Imperial House on Munhall Road, where he was a resident.

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