Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine, of Serbia, visited Pittsburgh at the home of Dr. Robert and Eugenia Friedlander of Shadyside.

Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland

On Saturday afternoon, the man who would be king of Yugoslavia was sitting in a Shadyside living room talking about telemedicine.

about 17 hours ago

 Ahmaree Osborne, 5, and his mother, Ashona Osborne. Ms. Osborne works an irregular work schedule at an Arby’s restaurant.

Irregular work schedules: efficient for employers, but tough for workers

Uncertainty can exact its own cost as the push for higher wages continues.

about 17 hours ago

 A view of the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon participants.

How churches cope with the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh churches ranging from cathedrals to start-ups have had to make lemonade of the lemons handed to them on the first Sunday of May.

about 17 hours ago

 Nebraska's Randy Gregory is an example of a talented pass rusher with some off-field issues who could fall to the Steelers at No. 22.

NFL draft offers good news, bad news for Steelers

Some Steelers positions of need are well-stocked in the draft, but others have few strong prospects after the early rounds.

about 17 hours ago

 Latasha and Charlie Batch,  Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.

about 17 hours ago

 Laurence Glasco,  a professor in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh, pays tribute to August Wilson during a 70th birthday celebration of the author at the Hill House Association's Kaufmann Center in the Hill District on Saturday. The event was part of WQED's August Wilson Education Project.

August Wilson 70th birthday celebrations abound

Monday is the 70th birthday of the Pittsburgh-born playwright many now refer to as the American Shakespeare.

about 8 hours ago

 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.

about 17 hours ago

 Michael Kobold, of Kobold Watch Company, climbing through the ice fall from Base Camp to Camp 1. Mr. Kobold, along with a group of diplomats from the U.S. and Nepal, was working on the Kathmandu Firetruck Expedition, bringing more fire engines and emergency vehicles to the valley after the earthquake.

Nepalis in Pittsburgh feel the earthquake's shock

In Pittsburgh, a population of native Nepalis and those who have ties to the county shared a feeling of despair Saturday.

about 17 hours ago

 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch hosted the first Buzzword Pittsburgh event on Saturday.

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood

An early childhood education program, supported by the PNC Foundation, engages kids to build vocabulary.

about 17 hours ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown likely won't be the first start to make the team change its ways.

On the Steelers: Antonio Brown's lack of leverage

Antonio Brown's holdout threat may just be him signaling he is unhappy with his deal, because fat chance the Steelers give him a new one.

about 17 hours ago

 The original art that accompanied Peter Leo's 1986 column documenting his feat.

Brian O'Neill: Driving the Pittsburgh Marathon now officially faster than running it

Marathon route is getting easier, or maybe it’s just that cars are better.

about 17 hours ago

 State data showing rapidly increased gun sales indicate that Pennsylvanians, who have long had a tradition of sports firearms, are increasingly acquiring handguns, the type of weapon traditionally associated with self-protection.

Study: Majority of Americans prefer gun rights over expanded gun control

In Pennsylvania, the rise in gun sales and transfers over the last few years has been dramatic.

about 17 hours ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins went down in the playoffs again Saturday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Next step for Penguins won’t be to their liking

Tough realities now face the entire Penguins organization after another early postseason exit.

about 17 hours ago

2015 college commencement dates and speakers in Allegheny County

Top NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at Pitt, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel at Chatham and eight more.

about 17 hours ago

David M. Shribman: Clinton and the special interests

She’s the first Democrat in years to be free of their pressures in the primaries.

about 17 hours ago

 Superior Court judge candidate Robert J. Colville.

Pa. Superior Court candidates chasing seat formerly held by a parent

Democrats Robert Colville of Allegheny County and Alice Dubow of Philadelphia seek party nomination for Superior Court seat.

about 17 hours ago

 Blue Belt's COO Craig Markovitz, left, and CTO Branislav Jaramaz point out some of the highlights of the Strip District company’s rapid growth.

Blue Belt Technologies taking its robotics worldwide

The Strip District-based company’s Navio system is taking hold in the surgical world.

about 17 hours ago

 Carlow University student Danah Richter, who is deaf, will be graduating with an undergraduate degree in social work. She plans to help people with hearing disabilities bridge both worlds.

She cannot hear, but she thrived at Carlow University

Danah Richter, deaf since early childhood, earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Carlow with honors.

about 17 hours ago

Eyewitness 1965: Cliburn, Casals credited with fine week for culture

Music lovers in Pittsburgh had opportunities to hear both Van Cliburn and Pablo Casals performed here during the same week 50 years ago.

about 17 hours ago

Tussle over direction of Pa. ride share legislation

State senators are working on competing bills that could be rolled into one.

about 17 hours ago

 Brentano Quartet.

Concert preview: Brentano String Quartet avoids autopilot

Presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh, the Brentano String Quartet and Todd Palmer will perform works by Charpentier, MacMillan and Brahms.

about 17 hours ago

 Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini is retiring in September.

Two Democrats and one Republican compete for Pa. Commonwealth Court position

This year’s race for the uniquely Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court pits three veteran attorneys against each other for one spot.

about 17 hours ago

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at a campaign stop in Iowa earlier this month.

How will a woman running for president in 2016 be portrayed?

To keep an eye on political discourse, the Center for American Women and Politics has launched the Presidential Gender Watch 2016 project.

about 17 hours ago

 The Zimba Twist Snare collection is inspired by the designs of Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion design student Hayley Stewart and is made with actual confiscated snare wire.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh student raises awareness of poaching crisis with jewelry collection

Hayley Stewart, 20, won the Dsenyo Design for Change competition for her designs that mix snare wire with semi-precious stones.

about 17 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates after connecting on an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning on Saturday.

Pirates sneak past Diamondbacks to earn 2-1 win

The victory extended the Pirates’ winning streak to four games and pushed them two games over .500

about 18 hours ago

 From left: Assistant coach Rick Tocchet, Coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins CEO says Rutherford, Johnston, Crosby and Malkin will all return next season

Team CEO/president David Morehouse acknowledges "disappointment" in the Penguins' early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Rangers.

1 day ago

 Gerrit Cole turns in another strong start, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to seven hits and a single run in seven-plus innings Friday night in Phoenix.

Cole leads Pirates over Arizona, 4-1

Gerrit Cole did damage on the mound and in the batter’s box, and the Pirates opened a nine-game road trip with a 4-1 victory.

1 day ago

 Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot on the goal during the overtime period of Game 5 against the Rangers Friday night in New York.

Fleury deserved better for strong effort

The Penguins spent a significant portion of the regular season touting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury as their undisputed MVP.

1 day ago

 Daniel Winnik, left, and Rob Scuderi check Rangers' Chris Kreider during the second period Friday night in New York.

Ron Cook: Injuries, illness put Penguins at disadvantage

It's hard to be mad at the Penguins. It wasn't a fair fight against the New York Rangers from the start.

1 day ago

 Bruce Jenner in September 2013.

Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender: ‘I am a woman’

The Olympic gold-medal winner said that he has felt this way all his life, during an ABC News “20/20” interview.

1 day ago

 Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah breezes to a record-setting win in the 3200 meter-run at the Mars Area Invitational.

Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.

1 day ago

Crosby makes memorable off-ice assist to help ailing 14-year-old boy in Ottawa

Penguins notebook: Crosby makes a kind and memorable off-ice assist.

1 day ago

Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.

1 day ago

Accused con man to be sent to Pittsburgh for trial

A complaint details a hodgepodge of fraud schemes that prosecutors said Sigismond Segbefia carried out by posing as other people.

1 day ago

 A sign urges that the century-old shade trees along Centennial Avenue in Sewickley be preserved as the removal of the trees occurs In the background.

Residents of Sewickley street protest loss of old trees for repaving

A road reconstruction project, which has drawn significant backlash from residents, will remove 33 shade trees along Centennial Avenue.

1 day ago

Report says higher incomes will feel more of Wolf tax plan

Residents with incomes of more than $100,000 would bear nearly two-thirds of the increased tax burden, according to the report.

1 day ago

 James Harrison, shown here sacking former Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a 2011 game at Heinz Field, is a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker that the Steelers acquired as an undrafted free agent.

NFL Draft: Steelers' search for outside linebackers getting tougher

With more NFL teams and few college teams using the 3-4 defense, the Steelers realize that good outside linebackers are harder to find.

1 day ago

Owner of Shayside home damaged in fire cites renovation

The fire that resulted in $250,000 in damages set back more than three years of renovations at the home on Devonshire.

1 day ago

 Paul Mason is treated for an infection in his leg in March at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Mason, once known as the world’s fattest man, has since lost two-thirds of his body weight, but he has struggled with the burden of almost 100 pounds of excess skin, and hopes for surgery soon.

Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

They will remove up to 100 pounds of excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds but has since lost 650 pounds.

1 day ago

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh to hold fall/winter trend preview

Plus, vintage and bridal trunk shows, a derby party, bespoke goods for sale and more from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front.

1 day ago

 A life-size replica of the famous woman assembly line worker from the "We Can Do It!" poster greet visitors at the Heinz History Center's exhibit on Pittsburgh during World War II.

'We Can Do It!' at Heinz History Center looks at homefront, battlefront

Visitors to the “We Can Do It!” exhibit at the Heinz History Center will hear the voices of Pittsburgh people who helped win World War II.

1 day ago

 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

1 day ago

 Black-eyed Susans decorated the backyard of Eric D'Ambrogi's garden, last year's winner in small garden category of the Great Gardens Contest.

Show us your garden: 2015 Great Gardens Contest kicks off

Today we begin accepting entries for the 2015 Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

1 day ago

 Built in 1895, this half-timbered Tudor home designed by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow is for sale for $1.275 million

Buying Here: Living like the McKnights in Glen Osborne

The next owner of this 120-year-old Tudor Revival in Glen Osborne will appreciate the efforts of its past owners/caretakers.

1 day ago

World Malaria Day

United Methodists, led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Western Pennsylvania, continue to raise millions to combat malaria worldwide.

1 day ago

 West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider, and his son Jaden, 14, wh os battling lymphoma.

Family of WVU running backs coach copes with 14-year-old son's cancer

West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider finds strength in his 14-year-old son, who is in a battle against lymphoma.

1 day ago

 Nicole Orlando of Plum, with her two Maltese, Jupiter and Penelope. Orlando organized a fundraising walk in Boyce Park on April 19 to benefit the Northcentral Maltese Rescue Inc, which helps puppy mill dogs. Her dog Jupiter is from a puppy mill in Montana.

Pet Tales: Friends of Jupiter Walk raises $6,500

All the strangers revolving around Jupiter were bewildering, but the dog’s walk last weekend raised $6,500 for a Maltese rescue group.

1 day ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

1 day ago

 Brandon Sutter, David Perron and Sidney Crosby console goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 and eliminate the Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

OT loss ends series, season, perhaps an era for Penguins

There's no indication of how ownership will respond to the Penguins lasting only five games in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

1 day ago


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