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 Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at the company's offices in Boston last month.

FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money

FanDuel said today that there’s no evidence showing the contest was compromised.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf's tax proposal is being debated today in the state House of Representatives at the state Capitol in the first-term Democrat's effort to break Pennsylvania's 3-month-old budget impasse.

Pa. House debates Wolf's proposal to raise income, drilling taxes

The debate began the day after the governor announced his plan to abandon a previous attempt at raising the sales tax.

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2 teens, man charged in fatal shooting of Knoxville high schooler

The drive-by shooting on Sept. 10 killed Curtis Pounds, 15, and wounded two others.

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Financial officer of Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling $186,000

Detectives said that Shawn Hofmeister took a total of $185,952 from Meritage.

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 The Pirates will have their usual seven-man bullpen, including Mark Melancon, at their disposal tonight against Chicago.

Pirates set 25-man wild-card game roster

Jeff Locke, Vance Worley, Rob Scahill, Travis Ishikawa and Jaff Decker are notables left off the roster for tonight’s game.

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WPIAL orders suspension of 3 football players in Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight

Saturday’s game was stopped by the game officials in the third quarter after an altercation on the field, WPIAL officials said.

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 “This gift provides a permanent stream of critically needed resources to attract and support talented faculty and students,” Subra Suresh said.

CMU announces new endowed chair to attract and support faculty, students

CMU says the fund will provide the school with more flexibility to attract and retain top-notch faculty and a diverse cohort of students.

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 Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, left  explains why the laureates were awarded during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, today. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

3 scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the $960,000 award.

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TRAFFIC: North Shore lots, garage open at 4 p.m. for tonight's Pirates game

Also, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street are closed due to the Pirates game tonight.

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 Paula Busanic, a former teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood, said she left the school in 2009 because she was frustrated with the lack of respect and empathy she received from her colleagues and administrators who are able to hear.

Small group of protesters criticizes deaf school's program

The protesters say the school administration does not enforce the use of ASL by non-deaf people in the school.

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 Rich Fitzgerald says that, according to his budget proposal, most county departments would see a 1 or 2 percent increase due to normal cost of living adjustments.

Fitzgerald’s 2016 budget has no property tax hike

For the 14th year out of the last 15, the proposal would be without a millage hike for Allegheny County residents.

about 12 hours ago

Five-member ICA board now has 3 vacancies

Mayor Bill Peduto, who has been feuding with the oversight authority, questions whether the board now has enough members for a quorum.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf has been scrambling to line up support for what could be a key test vote in the state House on Wednesday.

Wolf still working to get votes for his budget proposals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Tuesday unveiled a revised version of his tax proposal.

about 12 hours ago

Shell to pay $69 million for new water facilities in Center Township

New water treatment plant will be built regardless of whether Shell goes forward with an ethane cracker in Beaver County.

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Most Allegheny County vehicle owners will pay for more for registrations in ’16

County council approved a measure that would add $5 to the state’s $36 annual registration fee.

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7 charged in counterfeit scheme that defrauded business in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

The bogus bills were used at locations that included jewelry shops, gas stations, Target and Walmart stores, restaurants and Rivers Casino.

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 At his death on July 4, 2014, Richard Mellon Scaife owned 10 vehicles.

Scaife inheritance tax return gives glimpse of lavish life

The form details distribution of $829.6 million from the estate of Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife.

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U.S. Steel alerts workers that it may idle Granite City Works mill in Illinois

Pittsburgh steel producer said challenging market conditions may lead it to temporarily halt steel-making operations at the mill.

about 18 hours ago

Suspect in Philadelphia killing arrested in Braddock

Police say Dominic Rountree shot his brother repeatedly following a verbal spat.

about 18 hours ago

Consol sells assets for $101 million

The sale of non-core coal reserves has been promised for months.

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Andrew McCutchen's mother to sing national anthem for Wednesday's wild-card game

Know before you go: Here are some parking and gate reminders to keep in mind before heading to PNC Park.

about 19 hours ago

 Penguins' Olli Maatta.

Penguins assign Maatta to Wilkes-Barre, but not for long

The Penguins have assigned star defenseman Olli Maatta to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre as part of a salary cap move.

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 The Cubs' Jake Arrieta, left, and the Pirates' Gerrit Cole face off Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Cubs' Arrieta feels 'confident' facing familiar Pirates hitters

In response to his Twitter spats with fans earlier this week, the Cubs ace said it was “all in good fun.”

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 The Cubs' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch Aug. 4 against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Should Pirates take small ball approach against Cubs' Arrieta?

Lineup presents another dilemma: The Pirates have decided on, but not announced, their roster, which they must do Wednesday morning.

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 Pitt's Tyrique Jarrett and Rori Blair take down Akron's Conor Hundley earlier in the season.

Pitt's defense shows signs of dominance, earning high expectations

Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin says the Panthers’ standard “is being the best defense in the ACC.”

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 Michael Vick will start against San Diego on Monday night. Coach Mike Tomlin says he expects Vick to improve, now that he's had more practice time with the team.

Extra time between games should help Vick and Brown get on same page

Steelers coach says an extra week of practice will help the quarterback; says Ryan Shazier’s shoulder injury is “dramatically improved.”

about 23 hours ago

Pennsylvania's new online voter registration draws thousands

More than 20,000 were new registrants and the rest were people who changed the information on their registration.

about 23 hours ago

McKeesport man identified as body found in Youghiogheny River

An autopsy showed that Robert Tolley drowned, and his death was ruled a suicide, according to a supervisor at the office.

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 Police stand outside of the Community College of Philadelphia today while police searched the school after a report of a person with a gun.

Philadelphia college searched after report of armed person

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters that there were no reports of shooting or injuries.

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 Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the president of the General Assembly 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters in 2013.

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

John Ashe faces conspiracy- and bribery-related charges along with five others.

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Police: 'Bored' nuke plant worker downloaded child porn

FirstEnergy Corp. say the company promptly reported the images when they were found in October 2013, and fired the worker.

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 Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, a Penn State sophomore from Branford, Conn., was killed in a one-car accident Sept. 27 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County.

Penn State THON organizers to review 'canning' safety in wake of crash that killed student

Vitalya Sepot, 19, of Branford, Conn., was killed when the vehicle she was in crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sept. 27.

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 Pascal Dupuis returned to the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins first practice last month at the team's new facility in Cranberry.

Penguins: Dupuis' latest injury to keep him out 4-5 weeks

The team said the injury, though unspecified, is not related to previous health issues he has had but will temporarily derail his  comeback

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W.Va. man pleads guilty to involvement in heroin ring

John D. McKee, 30, pleaded guilty to aiding the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of an elementary school in Marshall County.

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Body found in Mon River near Station Square

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office has not released the person’s name.

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 Pittsburgh public works crews applied an absorbent material over a tar-like substance that spilled overnight along Hazelton Street in the Perry South neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Crews clean up tar-like spill along 2-mile stretch in Perry South

The spill was reported around 2:30 a.m. along Hazelton Street and Suffolk Street along the border with Fineview.

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TRAFFIC: Part of Smithfield Street, Downtown to close for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

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Moon Area revives merger talks with Cornell

Curt Baker, Moon Area superintendent, presented a proposal to the school board Monday night.

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 Arthur B. McDonald in Kingston, Ontario, today.

Takaaki Kajita, Arthur McDonald win Nobel Prize in physics

Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Police: Baldwin Borough couple dead in murder-suicide

Jeffery Ross, 54, and Jacquelyn Ross, 55, were pronounced dead at their home in the 1400 block of Cathell Road, authorities said.

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 Victor Sutton, the volunteer who found missing toddler Rainn Peterson in North Bloomfield, Ohio, saw the girl while riding an ATV to search fields in the area.

2-year-old girl from Ohio found alive following two-day search

Rescuers were less than an hour away from changing the nature of their mission from one of search to one of recovery.

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 Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a forum, in Manchester, N.H.

Poll shows Trump, Carson ahead among Pennsylvania Republicans

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Caron and businessman/reality-TV-star Donald Trump each got 18 percent registered Republicans in the poll.

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 Waves and high tides over the weekend washed out a section of the beach road in Kitty Hawk, NC near Mile Post 4, seen on Monday.

‘Fire hose’ of moisture slams South Carolina; 12 killed

The 790-foot container ship El Faro sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin’s high winds and heavy seas last week.

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Penn Hills School District completes bond issue

According to Mike Zubasic of PNC Capital Markets, the bond issue closed on Sept. 30, raising $19,965,000.

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Dollar Bank will switch to more secure '.bank' domain

The new domain includes enhanced security features to combat the growing threat of cyber crime.

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 The state fiscal year began July 1 without a budget after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted $30.2 billion budget passed by the state House and Senate.

Nonprofits say they may soon reach crisis point due to state budget impasse

State budget stalemate has nonprofits that provide human services scrambling for funds and ways to keep their doors open to those in need.

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 Pascal Dupuis will not play Thursday in Dallas.

Dupuis will miss Penguins season opener

GM Jim Rutherford says winger Pascal Dupuis will miss the opener Thursday with an unspecified injury unrelated to blood clot.

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 Pirates fans cheer their team.

Downtown rally being held today for Pirates wild-card game

Events and music are planned to cheer on the Bucs a day before their home game against Chicago.

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ICA asks state Supreme Court to step into its gaming revenue fight with Pittsburgh

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority says it is a state agency and should not be judged by “an inferior judicial tribunal.”

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 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to reporters in August in Norristown, Pa.

Wolf reiterates need for tax increase to balance budget

The governor is expected to unveil a revised proposal on Tuesday and Republican leaders say the House will take a vote on Wednesday.

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