The CSX Corp. oil train burns after 27 of its cars derailed in Mount Carbon, W.Va., in February.

Officials: Broken rail missed on 2 inspections caused fiery W.Va. oil train derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration today announced the results of its investigation into the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount Carbon.

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 The Porch at Schenley opened in Oakland four years ago, and Eat’n Park, the parent company, is planning to open a new location in Upper St. Clair.

Eat’n Park ready to invest in new dining options

The Homestead restaurant company is flush with cash after selling its hospitality division and has new venues planned.

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 In 2013, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey crafted legislation that would have expanded background checks to prevent gun purchases by criminals and the mentally ill.

Senate Democrats plan push for gun control legislation

In their latest gun control push, Democrats are leaving out Pat Toomey, the Republican who forged the last bipartisan effort.

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 UPMC has said a definitive source has not been found for the mold that infected the patients between October 2014 and September.

UPMC fungal infections caused by inhaled mold spores, CDC believes

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded on-site reviews of the infection “cluster” this week.

about 10 hours ago

 Smithfield Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues could be the bleakest block in the Golden Triangle.

Smithfield Street eyes future without Macy’s, other Downtown Pittsburgh stores

While all the empty buildings hold the promise of redevelopment, officials say it might take a year or more before that happens.

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 The Pirates will have to decide if they want to bring back mercurial first baseman Pedro Alvarez, among several others.

Walker, Alvarez among decisions Pirates face entering offseason earlier than planned

The Pirates have several decisions to make on free agents and arbitration-eligible players after the playoffs end.

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 A poll released Thursday shows that more than half of Ohio voters believe that adults’ personal use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

Ohio voters support use of medical marijuana

A proposed constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational and medical purposes.

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 Wednesday night against the Cubs started bad and turned worse for the Pirates and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, but he's not alone in the blame.

Ron Cook: Plenty of Pirates give reason to play the blame game after loss

Who to blame for another early Pirates postseason exit? More like who not to blame after an ugly 4-0 shutout by the Chicago Cubs.

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 A Columbus, Ohio, developer will get another month — not a year — to start a proposed 250-unit apartment building on the North Shore near PNC Park.

North Shore developer gets one-month extension

The city’s stadium authority board agreed to give Continental Real Estate Companies until Nov. 30 to purchase the land  for the complex.

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 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell carries against the Ravens  in the first quarter last Thursday at Heinz Field.

Running back Le'Veon Bell wants ball, but he is not inclined to ask for it

Bell won’t demand, or even ask for, the ball no matter what situation in which the offense finds itself.

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 Peters Township's Hunter Bruce follows a shot in the WPIAL Boys AAA Individual Championship & PIAA Qualifier at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa Thursday, October 8,  2015.

Peters Township has its first WPIAL boys individual golf title

Sophomore Hunter Bruce shoots a 1-over 73 at Southpointe Golf Club to hold on for WPIAL Class AAA championship

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Tony Norman: Carson’s gunning for a scary America

Ben Carson’s vision of a well-armed American population is pretty scary.

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 Steelers Michael Vick makes a pass during Thursday's practice at the Steelers South Side training facility.

Steelers notebook: Vick 'piecing together' offensive puzzle

Mike Vick looks at Steelers offense like it is a puzzle, and he continues to piece it together.

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Small businesses get break on Affordable Care Act provision

President Barack Obama signed a law Wednesday redefining what constitutes a “small employer,” and how employees must get health insurance.

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 Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates on the ice prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Crosby-Kessel partnership makes steady progress for Penguins

Sidney Crosby likes the cohesion that has developed with his new linemate, Phil Kessel, but also says it will get even better.

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 Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship at Heinz Field Friday, November 21, 2014.

WPIAL displeased with PIAA classification decisions

The state’s strongest district has a lot of questions to answer on how to move forward.

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Pledge Drive 2.0 -- Rethinking on-air fundraising in a new media environment

WESA-FM experiments with shorter on-air pledge drive to whopping success.

about 10 hours ago

 Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya.

Movie review: 'He Named Me Malala' an inspirational documentary

“He Named Me Malala” chronicles the teenage Nobel Prize winner on the world stage.

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 Primanti Bros. patrons in York County root for the Bucs.

Out-of-Towners: Bucs fans find way to enjoy home away from home

Group of Pirates fans happily gathered in a home away from home.

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 Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Tuned In: Crazy for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

The CW’s musical comedy is one of few bright spots in the new fall TV lineup; “The Walking Dead” returns and ABC Family changes its name.

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 Levi Miller stars as Peter in "Pan."  The Peter Pan origin story.

Movie review: 'Pan' spins the clock back

The film introduces Peter Pan before Neverland, Captain Hook and the boy’s magical ability to fly.

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 The Golden Girls twirlers perform with the Pitt band at Heinz Field.

Always golden: Pitt Golden Girls mark 40 years of bringing glamour to games

The Golden Girls perform at all Panther home football games, selected away football games, and men’s and women’s basketball games.

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 Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, attempts to gain control of the puck against Dallas Stars' Jason Demers as Penguins' Sergei Plotnikov  watches in the second period.

Penguins lose season opener, 3-0, to Dallas

Stars goaltender Antti Niemi makes 37 saves and also chips in with two assists to baffle Penguins.

about 10 hours ago

 Angelo Cammarata was ever quick to tell the story of the first beer he ever poured, at the stroke of midnight on April 7, 1933.

Obituary: Angelo H. Cammarata / Ross man, Steelers fan proudly held record for longest-serving bartender

Guinness World Records recognized him with a certificate in 1999, when he was 84 and in his 66th year of his career.

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 Chris Stewart’s two-run single in the fourth inning gives the Pirates a 3-2 lead Friday night at PNC Park. Stewart added a run-scoring single in the sixth.

Stewart leads Pirates to 6-3 win vs. Brewers

Friday night, Chris Stewart had three hits, including a bunt single, drove in three runs and also picked off a runner in the Pirates’ win.

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Fall 2015: Things to do & see in Pittsburgh

See some of the best of what’s happening in Pittsburgh during this fall season including the arts, concerts, festivals and more.

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Distinction: Fall 2015

The Fall issue of Distinction covers fine living from sizzling steaks to the unique character and culture of Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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 Gordon Felt, whose brother Edward Felt died aboard Flight 93, views a display Wednesday that shows the path of the United Airlines flight on Sept. 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Somerset County.

A poignant visit awaits at 9/11 crash site

Visitors at a new complex at the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County will be taken on a chronological, historical and emotional tour.

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