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American Eagle posts better-than-expected earnings

The retailer this morning reported a profit of $5.8 million, far off the $19.6 million seen during the same period a year ago.

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National Weather Service issues storm advisory

The weather service in Pittsburgh said the storms could produce heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches an hour.

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Man charged in Connellsville shooting

John Wrote, 66, was charged with attempted criminal homicide and three counts of reckless endangerment.

about 2 hours ago

Missing kayaker found dead in Crawford County

State police identified the man as 51-year-old Thomas W. Erickson of Titusville. His body was found Tuesday afternoon in Clear Lake.

about 2 hours ago

Police arrest 47 protesters as calm dissolves overnight in Ferguson, Mo.

Protests have been ongoing every night since an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer Aug. 9.

about 3 hours ago

 A flag-draped coffin with the body of former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff sits at the front of Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill this morning.

Pittsburgh says goodbye to Sophie, reflects on former mayor's 'remarkable journey'

Friends said the woman who served as mayor from 1988 through 1993 ’epitomized Pittsburgh.’ Mrs. Masloff died Sunday at age 96.

about 8 hours ago

Prosecutors argue Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption charges should go to trial

Prosecutors tell a judge they have to prove a pattern of conduct, not a direct awarding of contracts for contributions to support charges.

about 8 hours ago

 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

Federal grand jury that investigated city, Luke Ravenstahl comes to close

It was unclear whether the grand jury's expiration means the end of the probe of the city.

about 8 hours ago

 The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

Final Squirrel Hill Tunnel closure scheduled this weekend

As in previous closures, PennDOT is warning of significant delays on the outbound parkway, with traffic forming a single lane and exiting.

about 9 hours ago

 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen stands in center field in the first inning against the Braves at PNC Park Tuesday night after returning from the disabled list.

Pirates lose 7th in a row, 11-3 to Braves

The latest evidence of a ballclub losing its way came Tuesday night when the Atlanta Braves pounded Francisco Liriano and the Pirates.

about 9 hours ago

 Leon Ford was paralyzed in November 2012 after being shot by Pittsburgh police during a traffic stop.

Report: Officers ignored policies when they shot a Shaler man

The attorney for Leon Ford says the internal report of the incident recommended discipline and retraining of the officers involved.

about 9 hours ago

McCandless man arrested in undercover sex case

Daniel Schulties, 23, of Richard Road, was arrested Saturday by the state attorney general's Child Predator Section.

about 9 hours ago

Tony Dorsett's nephew headed back to prison

A judge found Anthony A. Dorsett in violation of his terms of release after he was charged with assaulting a man at a bar.

about 11 hours ago

 Uber has hired political strategist David Plouffe.

Uber forecasts victory amid PUC hearing

Any progress in Pittsburgh will hinge on the PUC, which held the second day of a hearing Tuesday at the PUC’s Pittsburgh office.

about 11 hours ago

 LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis signs autographs for fans at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Mall at Robinson. Dick’s recently acknowledged a reduced value of trademarks and store assets used in the golf business. The company said it has merged the back office operations of the Dick’s golf business and of its Golf Galaxy chain.

Dick’s embraces golf’s business reality while announcing Q2 sales rise, profit drop

The conference call that executives held sounded, at moments, like a press conference with a star athlete leaving the big game.

about 11 hours ago

 Carlos M. Cardoso

Kennametal’s top executive since ’06 says he will retire

During his time at Kennametal, Carlos Cardoso has been an advocate of manufacturing and of educating students to prepare them for a career.

about 11 hours ago

 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener, past the cheering fans on September 8, 2013.

Brett Keisel returns to fold with Steelers

The 12-year veteran defensive end will sign a contract to play his 13th NFL season with the Steelers, who drafted him in 2002.

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Mount Oliver grocer gets probation for food stamp fraud

Emile Bizimungu, 32, admitted he gve customers cash for food stamps, then told federal officials he accepted them for food.

about 16 hours ago

 Steelers tackles Mike Adams (left) and Marcus Gilbert during workouts earlier this month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.

Steelers sign Gilbert through 2019 season

The Steelers today announced that they have signed offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to six-year contract through the 2019 season.

about 16 hours ago

U.S. settles suit against New Castle homeless shelter

The suit was filed after City Rescue Mission of New Castle refused to let Kenneth DeFiore, who is blind, use his guide dog at the shelter.

about 16 hours ago

 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen shows his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video to teammate Gaby Sanchez before batting practice at PNC Park this afternoon. McCutchen returned from the disabled list for his team's game against the Braves.

It's official: McCutchen off the disabled list

The Pirates today reinstated outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the 15-day disabled list.

about 17 hours ago

 George Clinton.

George Clinton and Funkadelic show at Stage AE moved to Sept. 26

The show had been scheduled for Sept. 24.

about 18 hours ago

One killed in Route 422 crash in Indiana County

A coal truck collided Tuesday morning with two SUVs on Route 422 in Pine Township, Indiana County, killing one person and injuring five.

about 18 hours ago

Police seek help in finding Mount Washington robbery suspect

Police say a man with a gun walked into the Subway shop on Shiloh Street on Saturday and made off with some cash.

about 19 hours ago

 Golf legend Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up in April while he reminisces about his Masters experiences on the 50th anniversary of claiming his fourth and final green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club.

Arnold Palmer recovering at home in Latrobe after heart procedure

Palmer, 84, had a pacemaker implanted Monday to correct an irregular heartbeat. He remained in the hospital overnight for observation.

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 Mike Tomlin said it is approaching “witching hour” for players with injuries who are vying roster spots. “That’s the unfortunate reality."

Mike Tomlin: 'Unfortunate reality' ahead for injured players trying to make Steelers

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today six players will sit out the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.

about 20 hours ago

Ex-McKeesport police lieutenant sentenced for taking illegal bets

Arthur Pero, 57, was sentenced to pay a $150 fine as well as court costs.

about 21 hours ago

Recruiting software firm The Resumator raises $15 million

The financing is supported by existing investors that include some Pittsburgh-based companies.

about 22 hours ago

Judge dismisses case by former Pittsburgh police officer against city, union

The judge found that the claims raised in the 2013 lawsuit stemmed from actions the city took before the 2010 settlement was finalized.

about 23 hours ago

 Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, a nephew of Pope Francis, that crashed into a truck in James Craik, Argentina, early today. Mr. Bergoglio was seriously wounded but two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican.

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in crash in Argentina

A nephew of the pope who was driving the car was in serious condition after the accident, the Vatican confirmed.

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 Emergency workers finish pulling up a vehicle that careened over a hillside this morning and crashed, killing the female driver, at the Interstate 79 entrance ramp from Perry Highway in Jackson.

Woman killed in Butler County crash

The single-vehicle crash occurred at 7:52 a.m. on Route 19 near the on-ramp to Interstate 79 in Jackson.

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Lane closures start today on I-79, Pennsylvania Turnpike

Single-lane traffic is possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through next Tuesday.

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Missing kayaker sought in Crawford County lake

Fire companies and a water rescue team were searching Clear Lake in Spartansburg along with the county scuba team.

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 Demonstrators stand in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Mo., as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests Tuesday night.

Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

An overnight curfew has been imposed and the National Guard, the U.S. state militia, has been deployed in the St. Louis suburb.

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 Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."  Mr. Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died in Arizona at the age of 96.

Don Pardo, baritone voice of NBC-TV for six decades, dies

Mr. Pardo began his six-decade-plus broadcasting career in the radio age of the 1930s,

1 day ago

Beaver County blaze damages two trailer homes

The fire, which began at a trailer on Backbone Road at Eaton Road, started at approximately 10:30 p.m.

1 day ago

 Signs lead to the Monroeville tollbooths of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Pennsylvania Turnpike defendants challenge corruption evidence

Defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case say the state can’t prove a direct relationships between contracts and donations.

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 Atlanta Braves infielders head off the field after Pirates left fielder Travis Snider was caught off second for an inning-ending double play in the sixth inning Monday night at PNC Park.

Pirates' skid reaches six after 7-3 loss to Braves

Monday’s quest to end a losing streak started poorly. Unlike the previous two games, the bullpen did not factor into the loss.

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Uber presents testimony before Pennsylvania PUC judges

The company’s attorney instructed a witness not to answer questions about the number of rides provided while under a cease-and-desist order.

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 In this photo from Sunday, June 30, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen warms up in the on deck circle at PNC Park during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pirates notebook: McCutchen says he's ready to return

Andrew McCutchen said this afternoon that he plans to return to the active roster Tuesday, the first day he is eligible to come off the DL.

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 Officer Morgan Jenkins exits  the Allegheny County Courthouse today shortly after James Hill was found guilty of shooting the officer, who was left paralyzed.

Homewood man found guilty of shooting Pittsburgh officer who was left paralyzed

Officer Morgan Jenkins was left paralyzed by the shooting when he tried to arrest James Hill, 25, of Homewood.

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Daughter of Joan Orie Melvin to enter ARD to settle insurance fraud charge

Investigators said Casey Melvin, 26, she lied about the date of an accident so it would be covered under her lapsed insurance policy.

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Parkway West crashes cleared, traffic flowing again

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had advised motorists to find other ways into the city.

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 Golf legend Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up while he reminisces about his Masters experiences during a press conference on the 50th anniversary of claiming his fourth and final green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Augusta.

Arnold Palmer has successful heart surgery

The golfing legend had surgery today in Pittsburgh to implant a pacemaker to correct an abnormal heartbeat, according to his website.

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Family that ran online medicine website indicted in federal court in Pittsburgh

The four family members were accused in a June indictment of running the website and numerous related websites from 2005

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 Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting Aug. 15 with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea.

Pope Francis confirms hopes for 2015 trip to Philadelphia

The U.S. visit would include stops in Philadelphia, Washington and New York.

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 President Barack Obama, left, and Attorney General Eric Holder speak today about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where nightly riots have occurred following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police.

Missouri governor sends National Guard, lifts curfew in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard will have “immediate and limited” responsibilities as protests over black teen’s death continue.

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Troopers use GPS to track stolen pickup before it crashes on Parkway

The crash caused traffic delays both into and out of Downtown Pittsburgh for the rest of the morning.

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Pittsburgh Technology Council announces Tech 50 finalists

The Tech 50 Awards were created to honor local innovators and the companies that have been built around their expertise.

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 Judge Lawrence O'Toole of Allegheny County Common Pleas Orphans' Court deferred action today on a petition filed by the Heinz Endowments demanding the return of a $500,000 grant from the August Wilson Center, Downtown.

Judge: $500,000 grant to stay with August Wilson Center for now

The Heinz Endowments argues the money should be returned because the center, facing a possible sheriff's sale Oct. 6, has ceased to operate.

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