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Consol Energy widens loss, cuts spending

The oil, gas, and coal company warned investors it would post a loss for the second quarter, bemoaning low commodity prices.

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Suspect struggles with store clerk in attempted robbery in Greene County

Police said the suspect arrived at Rush Grocery on Roy Furman Highway in a white Ford F-150 driven by another person around 9:50 p.m.

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 The morning sun peers through the heavy haze and the Pittsburgh skyline early this morning in this view from Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

State issues pollution alert for Pittsburgh area today

The State Department of Environmental Protection issues a code orange for ozone Tuesday as temperatures approach 90 degrees.

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 Neal Falls, of Springfield, Ore., was killed by a woman he attacked July 18 in Charleston, W.Va. Police are investigating whether Falls had any connection to cases of suspicious deaths and missing women in other states.

Man killed by escort in W.Va. possibly linked to missing women

Police said Neal Falls of Oregon was under investigation by police in 20 states.

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Teen shot in North Versailles

The shooting was reported at 8:42 p.m. on West Carter Drive, according to Allegheny County emergency officials.

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 In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. A Libyan court today sentenced Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising on.

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

The Tripoli court handed down the sentence for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over.

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Campaign donations from strangers not uncommon, county councilman testifies

Councilman Edward Kress testified today in the trial of former Councilman Charles P. McCullough.

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Sheraden and Windgap to be sprayed with mosquito pesticide

The treatment is set for 8 to 10 p.m. in residential areas of Sheraden and Windgap, along Middletown Road and Chartiers Avenue.

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 Korean War veteran Bill Aubele of Bethel Park, center, along with fellow veterans Richard Guman of Brentwood and Chuck Thompson of Arlington, salute the U.S. flag today during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on the North Shore.

Dozens at North Shore memorial mark 65th anniversary of Korean War

Edward E. Stevens, an 83-year-old Collier resident and Korean War veteran, led the brief ceremony.

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 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

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 Mylan, which has been fighting Teva’s advances, issued a statement congratulating the company on the Allergan deal.

Teva drops bid for Mylan, buys Allergan's generics unit

Mylan plans to continue pressing ahead with its own unsolicited effort to buy over-the-counter drug specialist Perrigo.

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 President Barack Obama, third left,  participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, at the National Palace today.

Obama, in Ethiopia, addresses South Sudan conflict

President Obama set a deadline for a peace accord, Aug. 17, threatening both sides with sanctions if they don’t.

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Former Cal U football player files malicious prosecution suit

James Williamson was one of six players charged in an attack in October, but a judge dismissed the charges in May for lack of evidence.

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Toddler injured after falling through window in Marshall-Shadeland

A 2-year-old toddler was injured today after he fell out of a second-story window while chasing a cat in Marshall-Shadeland.

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 Part of the Wabtec complex in Wilmerding. Wabtec Corp. plans to acquire France’s Faiveley Transport for about $1.8 billion, including assumed debt.

Wabtec to buy French rail products firm for $1.8 billion

The combination of Wilmerding-based Wabtec and Faiveley is expected to create a business with annual revenues of about $4.5 billion.

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Three injured in vehicle crash in Lincoln Place

Two people were sent to a local hospital and one was entrapped this evening after a motor vehicle crash in Pittsburgh's Lincoln Place

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 The Schwab Auditorium made from buff-colored brick is named for Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab and was completed in 1903, according to the school's web site.

One injured after Penn State balcony overhang falls

Part of a balcony overhang fell inside Schwab Auditorium as 500 people attended an event for prospective engineering students.

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Code orange pollution day issued Tuesday for Pittsburgh

The state has issued a “code orange” alert with the air quality index expected to enter the range of 101 to 150 for Pittsburgh,

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Woman charged with assaulting officers during Sunday arrest in Pittsburgh

Amber Kabina was in Allegheny County Jail on charges of assaulting law enforcement officers, assault, resisting arrest and other crimes.

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Broken water line repaired at Allegheny General Hospital

The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a

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 Loc "Mike" Vong

Larimer man pleads guilty to Carrick homicide

Loc "Mike" Vong, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a firearms charge before Judge David R. Cashman.

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No water service tonight on part of North Craig Street in Oakland

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will shut off water service to a street in Oakland overnight tonight for six hours.

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Pitt appoints Reed Smith partner to lead new energy law institute

Pitt School of Law dean William M. Carter Jr. today appointed Kevin Abbott to lead the new Energy Law and Policy Institute.

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Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices take another dip

Nationally, prices are down 3 cents a gallon in the past week to an average of $2.73.

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Sen. Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program

Mr. Casey’s bill also allows family child care homes to serve a third meal during the day for children there for eight hours or longer.

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Afghan official: 21 dead, eight wounded in wedding gunfight

Baghlan and other provinces of the north have been plagued by insurgent attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 that toppled the

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Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

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Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

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Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

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Paving work affects southbound Route 51

Southbound traffic on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills will be restricted to one lane today and Tuesday, during paving and repair work.

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Police: Greenville man, 45, shot, killed by his wife

The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of East State Street and Woodrow Court. Sharon Police are investigating.

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Crafton man who died this weekend appeared to be victim of attempted robbery, police say

David Poole, 44, died around 10 a.m. Saturday at West Penn Hospital; he spent several months in a coma as a result of a beating.

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 Smoke rises from the Jazeera hotel during an attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu today. At least 13 people were killed when Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist militant group drove a car packed with explosives at the gate of a hotel, police and the rebel group said.

Truck bomb hits Somali hotel, kills 12

Al Shabaab, which said it was behind the blast, has in the past staged attacks in its bid to topple Somalia's Western-backed government.

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Westmoreland County hazmat team responds to strong odor near high-rise

A resident from the Filbern Manor apartment complex first reported the chlorine-like odor around 9:30 p.m.

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Police investigate Manchester shooting

Police believe a Manchester shooting Sunday night left at least one person injured.

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Stabbing in Northview Heights leaves one injured

Zone 1 police responded to the scene on the 300 block of Penfort Street. The stabbing happened around 9 p.m.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shouts signals Sunday during drills at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers offense may be better than record-breaking '14 season

After scoring a franchise-high 436 points last season, the team’s goal is to score at least 30 points a game in this one.

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  Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on Sunday.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, dies at 22

“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the Houston family said in a statement to People.

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Man in bike incident speaks out against harassment charges

Fehmi Abdullah contends the couple purposefully rode slowly in front of him as he attempted to take his autistic son to a therapy session.

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 The Pirates' Chris Stewart scores against the Nationals' Wilson Ramos in the third inning.

Pirates beat Nationals, 3-1, for series win

Gerrit Cole pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Neil Walker homered to help the Pirates hold off Washington.

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 Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles during the final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, today.

Briton Froome lands second Tour de France title

It was Team Sky's third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

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 The pack passes through a tunnel during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

Paris has been on edge since double attacks in January by Islamic extremists on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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 Legendary blues icon Buddy Guy performs with his band at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival at Hartwood Acres.

Buddy Guy tears it up on Hartwood Acres lawn

The legendary bluesman poured a lifetime of experience into his Blues Fest show.

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Man killed in Washington County house fire

The fire was reported at 3:08 a.m. on Lawton Street in Monongahela, according to county emergency officials.

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Man shot in back in Crafton Heights

Pittsburgh police said gunfire was reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Woodlow Street.

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One killed in Marshall-Shadeland shooting

It was reported on the 2600 block of Stayton Street just after 6 p.m., according to an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher.

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 Le'Veon Bell said that “I have no idea” why an appeal has not yet been heard and said he did not know if his agent and/or lawyers had even filed one yet.

Steelers' Bell says his suspension appeal has not yet been heard by NFL

Le’Veon Bell was suspended three games as the result of an arrest last August as he was driving with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount.

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 A.J. Burnett Burnett allowed 11 hits against the Nationals Saturday at PNC Park.

Burnett buckling of late

During A.J. Burnett’s outing Saturday night the hits came in droves leading to a Pirates loss to the Washington Nationals, 9-3, at PNC Park.

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Officer fires gun in suspect's home; no injuries reported

The officer who discharged his gun inside a residence while attempting to arrest a suspect earlier today will be able to return to duty.

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Allegheny County man, 18, drowns in Youghiogheny River

An Allegheny County man who had been swimming with friends in Westmoreland County today has died.

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