Bill and Scott Meoni-Ridenour say their vows to each other on the Grand Staircase in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Same-sex couples frequently chuck typical wedding traditions

From a simple backyard barbecue to an extravagant five-star bash, same-sex weddings are all about personal style.

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 Brothers Daniel Adam Wells, 12, left, and Solomon Joseph Wells, 9, stand in the courtroom Saturday during their adoption hearing at Family Court, Downtown, with their adoptive mother, Pastor Claudia Wells, right, of Greater Prayer of Faith Ministry in the East Hills.

When adoption is more like a ‘merger’ of families

On National Adoption Day, families unite using new tool called Pre-Adoption Contact Agreement.

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 A rendering shows the proposed design for the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

At Chautauqua Institution, a civilized showdown over preserving 'the Amp'

The debate over how to modernize while respecting historic integrity shows how an influential institution is roiled by modernization.

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 A popular rest stop, the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley off Highway 95, features a restaurant, a mini mart, picnic areas and a brothel -- all with an alien theme.

Area 51 Alien Travel Center in Nevada includes a 'themed' cathouse from outer pace

In Nevada, there are close encounters of another kind.

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Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future

Emergency medical evacuation coverage can protect your financial future.

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 A Lammily doll featuring a temporary tattoo.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

As of Friday more than 27,000 dolls had been ordered, Nickolay Lamm said.

4 days ago

 John James Audubon's 1824 print, "Passenger Pigeon," will be part of the display at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.

Audubon prints on display at Pitt library

Audubon prints will be on exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library.

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 Singer, songwriter, musician Janis Ian performs at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The PSO performs, Craig Ferguson hits town and Pittsburgh Ballet performs Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes at Phipps.

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  Joseph Masciantonio turned 100 on Friday.

Century Club: Former home builder nails down a century of living

Joseph P. Masciantonio is Uncle Joe to family and friends, but to the rest of us, he's a centarian.

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Peter McKay: He's a stand-up guy — for now

Standing while you work is a great way to make you wish for a comfy office chair.

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 The Stickers: John, Jim and Joe Wodarek.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pet Expo, comedian Mitch Fatel, country band The Stickers and Undercroft Opera’s “Aida” are some of the events on the schedule.

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 Ilse Stein.

Century Club: Her 100 years have taken her from Germany to Israel to Pittsburgh

Ilse Stein celebrates her 100th birthday with her favorite German song and a family that stretches from Pittsburgh to Israel.

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 Joseph Murphy, one of eight brothers to serve in World War II, holds a photo of his brother, Thomas, with his sister, Kathleen, at a family wedding before World War II. Thomas was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

North Side family sent eight brothers to war

Eight of Patrick and Nora Murphy’s sons saw service in World War II. One did not come home.

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 Devotees at the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights with a fireworks display in front of the temple.

Indian immigrants make their mark on Pittsburgh's religious landscape

Of all Pittsburgh’s immigrant groups, its Indian community has made the most visible imprint on the city’s diverse religious scene.

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Airline considers 'Economy Minus' seating

Would you book a smaller seat to save money?

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 Brazilliance wallpaper and photos of the famous visitors and entertainers decorate the entrance leading to the Polo Lounge at the Colony Hotel.

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach gets colorized

Like many of Palm Beach’s residents, the Colony Hotel has undergone a facelift. The surgeon? Renowned interior designer Carleton Varney.

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The Karate Kid of Thom McAn

As a former shoe salesman, he knows that helping women choose shoes keeps you on your toes.

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 Dan Leary.

Century club: WW II vet found his bride during the war

Dan Leary turns 100 years old, remembers serving in World War II along with his three brothers and his wife.

4 weeks ago

 Ghouls lurk in the front yard of Chris Palmer 's Regent Square home.

Extreme Pittsburgh halloweens

Some local houses go to extremes for Halloween, with elaborately crafted homemade decorations.

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