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 Starling Marte celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers after the 14th inning.

Pirates pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

For the Pirates, there were more wasted opportunities than winning ones. They left 19 men on base, a season high.

about 1 hour ago

Body found in burned car in Slippery Rock

It was not clear whether the person died before or during the fire, State police from New Castle are handling the investigation.

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 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Governor Tom Wolf vetoes GOP budget

The governor said he would study the companion bills on liquor sales and pensions and respond to the GOP today.

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 Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey gets a kiss from a supporter Tuesday after he formally announced his campaign for the 2016 nomination during a kickoff rally at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J.

Christie announces run, pledging strength and truth

Christie reintroduces himself to a national audience that has seen him fade from favor among Republicans.

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Auditor general reforms include management of pensions by Pennsylvania

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale delivered a series of “realistic and responsible reforms” to the governor Tuesday.

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 Doug Cole, Monroeville police chief, announce plans to install a new set of security cameras that will monitor a larger section of the Monroeville Mall.

Monroeville Mall installing new cameras

The move is the latest in a series of changes that followed a string of violence there earlier this year.

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State System expecting enrollment decline

Enrollment now is expected to fall by 1,697 students this fall, a bigger dip than the 862 forecast before student commitments were received.

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 "I not only oppose the $5 ConnectCard fee, I believe we should be getting a discount for using them," said Edward Wagner of Brighton Heights.

$5 Port Authority ConnectCard fee runs into opposition

About 350,000 ConnectCards have been issued for free since the authority launched the system in 2012.

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 The Wilkinsburg school board hired former Gateway superintendent Joseph Petrella as the district’s deputy superintendent.

Wilkinsburg school board hires former Gateway superintendent

The board hired Joseph Petrella as the district’s deputy superintendent and heir apparent to the permanent top job.

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 Pope Francis will be in Philadelphia Sept. 26 and 27 and plans to attend the World Meeting of Families, celebrate Mass in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and visit Independence Hall.

Pope’s visit to Phila. to highlight plight of immigrants, prisoners

The pope will be in Philadelphia Sept. 26-27 for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families conference.

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Pittsburgh region's adjusted unemployment rate sees slight rise

The increase of one-tenth of a percentage point is the same increase that hit the state and the nation.

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Coroner: Officers legally justified to shoot Latrobe robbery suspect

Scott Murphy, 46, was killed by troopers in 2013; police had linked him to a car found leaving the scene of an armed robbery.

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 United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Montreal.

United States heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday.

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Car flips inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 7 p.m.

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 Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry calls out instructions to his team during a game against Saint Joseph's in January 2014.

Duquesne men's hoops coach Ferry gets contract extension

Ferry completed his third season with the Dukes in March and has accumulated a 33-58 record in his time at the school.

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 The liquor privatization plan would allow about 14,000 beer-sales license holders — retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and others — to pay a higher fee for permission to also sell wine, liquor or both.

Pennsylvania Senate approves budget, liquor privatization bills

The Senate passed a budget bill late this afternoon, after earlier approving a bill that allows privatization of liquor sales.

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CNX Coal to start trading July 1

Consol Energy Inc. has announced that it will begin trading units of its thermal coal spinoff, CNX Coal, July 1.

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 High winds brought down a tree from its roots in front of 1217 Monterey Street on Tuesday night at around 6 p.m. The tree landed on a parked car and spanned the street.

Thunderstorms sweep through Pittsburgh region

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for some areas until 6:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the region until 8 p.

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 Silver-gilt dinner service made by Gorham in 1889 and used by Washington Augustus Roebling, a civil engineer.

Scaife estate items selling briskly at Christie's in New York

Several objects collected by the late newspaper publisher sold for far more than their estimated worth.

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Crash claims motorist in Westmoreland County

The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. along Route 380 at Utopia Road in Washington Township.

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DA's office: Criminal complaints against acquitted Whitaker police officer were justified

The office also said it and Det. Lyle Graber are immune to claims of malicious prosecution for duties they carried out in official capacity.

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Vandergrift man accused of statutory sex assault

Jonathan Ryan Davis, 21, of Vandergrift, faces a preliminary hearing July 7 after admitting to police that he had sex with a 14-year-old

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Muddy Waters Oyster Bar to open in East Liberty late fall

The eatery will feature a Cajun-inspired menu, with craft cocktails, bourbon, beer and wine.

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Greenfield man held for trial for child pornography

Nicholas Lancos, 32, who formerly worked at Kennywood Park, faces 15 child pornography counts filed by the state attorney general’s office.

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Penn State snags verbal pledge from Illinois defensive end Joseph

Daniel Joseph is the fourth defensive lineman to give the Nittany Lions his verbal pledge in the last week.

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 After speaking about childhood hunger and the Grub Up program at Cowley Park in Troy Hill, U.S, Sen. Bob Casey, right, took some time to look at what the children were doing with the Roving Art Cart programs. Here he talks with Pittsburgh resident Jiannah Hood, 8.

Casey visits Pittsburgh to raise awareness of summer feeding programs

Nearly 90 percent of children eligible for free or reduced-rate school lunches are not receiving summer meals under the federal program.

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United Church of Christ calls for divestment in message to Israel

Advocates for Palestinians say the divest and sanction movement is a non-violent way to pressure Israel into ending human rights abuses.

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Ex-W.Va. teacher pleads in child porn case

David Duane Will Jr., a former teacher at John Marshall High School south of Wheeling, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.

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North Side man sentenced to prison in fatal Fineview stabbing

Michael Monroe, 44, was sentenced to at least six years in jail for fatally stabbing his girlfriend’s son, Dereck Frye, 22, last July.

about 15 hours ago

 Paul Martin figures to command a highly salary and seems unlikely to return to the Penguins.

Penguins still negotiating with prospective free agents

Jim Rutherford says it’s unlikely the team will re-sign any of the nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

about 16 hours ago

Downtown drivers license center closed today

A water main break has resulted in the closing of the center at 708 Smithfield St.

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 The driver of this white pickup truck, above, was critically injured when a tractor-trailer truck smashed into it on Route 22 this morning in Salem, Westmoreland County, fire officials said.

Driver critically injured in tractor-trailer crash on Route 22

The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at Cloverleaf Drive in Salem, Westmoreland County.

about 17 hours ago

Lane closures start tonight on Fort Pitt Bridge

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily through July 10, but no restrictions will occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

about 17 hours ago

Two dead, 26 injured in attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban sent a text message to The Associated Press claiming responsibility for the attack.

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 Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, today. An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 113 aboard crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city.

Indonesia military transport plane carrying 113 crashes; 74 dead

Air force officials say the C-130 Hercules carrying 113 people appeared to develop engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

about 20 hours ago

 Richard Mellon Scaife

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

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 A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station in Washington County in September 2013.

Pa. impact may be 'minimal' as Supreme Court overturns EPA's mercury rule

The 5-4 decision found the EPA did not consider compliance costs in regulating power plant emissions of mercury and air pollutants.

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 The three-drug process used by Oklahoma prison officials has been under scrutiny since the April 2014 botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of disputed lethal-injection drug

The court said the sedative drug does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Peters school board passes budget with tax increase, employee furloughs

The board Monday night unanimously approved a final budget of $59.4 million with a sizable property tax increase and two employee furloughs.

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 Forensic detectives gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on Monday. Egypt’s state prosecutor was wounded when a powerful bomb hit his convoy in the capital, officials said, after jihadists urged attacks on the judiciary to punish a crackdown on Islamists.

Cairo blast kills Egypt’s top prosecutor, raises fears

The state prosecutor is the top Egyptian official to be assassinated since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi two years ago.

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 A Plum Senior High School teacher is back in jail after being charged with contacting an alleged victim in an ongoing sex case.

Plum teacher faces second intimidation charge

Joseph Ruggieri is one of two Plum Senior High School teachers accused of having sex with female students.

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Penn Hills school board passes budget balanced with $12 million loan

The board approved in a 6-1 vote a final budget with $87.8 million in costs and $97 million in revenue.

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 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy gives a solo performance as a top-three finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Pittsburgh's Marnie Quick finishes in top 3 at National High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees from 26 cities competed for best actress and actor honors Monday at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

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UPMC Montefiore, Kaufmann buildings in Oakland deal with water problem

The water line problem caused low pressure in both buildings, which are on either side of Darragh Street in Oakland.   //

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Pittsburgh Public Works supervisor suspended over racial comment

The supervisor was given a five-day suspension and will be fired if there is another incident, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto said.

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 Two days before Kraft Foods Group shareholders are scheduled to vote on the planned merger, the new senior leadership slate of Kraft Heinz was detailed with roles for 20 executives.

Kraft Heinz details its new senior leadership team

CEO Bernardo Hees to bring along many of his Heinz executives, but a number of Kraft officials will also be part of the new company.

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 Donald Trump speaks June 16 at Trump Tower in New York.

NBCUniversal cuts ties with Trump after 'derogatory' comments about Mexicans

The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.

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South Park wave pool reopens after repairs

The wave pool is open now and will close at its regular time, 7:30 p.m.

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 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half of last season's City Game at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne men's hoops releases 2015 nonconference slate

The annual City Game against Pitt is set for Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center.

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 Pittsburgh police block off a section of Penn Avenue after an SUV crashed into a building overnight, injuring five teens.

Police: Five teens injured in East Liberty crash were riding in stolen car

The vehicle crashed shortly after 4 a.m. near East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Avenue.

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