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 From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, Sunday.

United States beats Japan, 5-2, to win Women's World Cup

The United States has won its third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 Sunday behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd.

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 Gerrit Cole delivers against the Indians at PNC Park.

Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians as Cole gets his 12th win, 5-3

After struggling early the Pirates exploded for five runs in the 5th inning and Cole retired the final 16 batters he faced.

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No Pirates among National League starters in All-Star game

No Pirates were selected to start for the National League in the All-Star game, but Andrew McCutchen might have a chance to do so.

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Man accused of using fake money at Rivers Casino

A Marshall-Shadeland man is facing 15 counts of forgery after using a fake bill at the Rivers Casino early Sunday morning.

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Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers

The Pirates claimed Ishikawa from San Francisco, who waived Ishikawa after he recovered from a lower back strain.

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Police continue to investigate East Liberty homicide

Thomas Johnson Jr., 24, of Penn Hills, died after he was shot in the head in East Liberty on Friday evening.

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A man and young child were struck by a vehicle crossing a South Side street

The two pedestrians were crossing West Carson Street near the Duquesne Incline when they the accident occurred.

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Missing 75-year-old man found

Pittsburgh Police found 75-year-old Earl Clifford was found this morning in Garfield.

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park on Friday.

Cancellation of water activities puts a damper on Regatta crowds

Many cited a difference in the celebratory atmosphere of the event after the last-minute cancellation of the popular boating races.

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Woman wounded inside Kennywood by shot fired from outside the park

As patrons were leaving Kennywood Park’s popular fireworks show, a woman inside was struck was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside.

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 Josh Harrison crosses the plate with the game's only run, knocked in by Neil Walker. The Pirates play the Indians again Sunday afternoon.

Locke gives near perfect performance in Pirates' 1-0 win

Jeff Locke pitched eight innings, gave up only two hits and led the Pirates to a win over the Indians before a crowd of 37,298 at PNC Park.

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Medical examiner rules East Liberty shooting death a homicide

The death of a 24-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said was shot in the head on Friday in East Liberty has been ruled a homicide, the

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Mon Incline reopens after computer glitch

The Port Authority of Allegheny County shut down service on the Mon Incline this morning but was reopened before noon.

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Police clear scene after suspicious package found on North Side

Pittsburgh police sent an explosive ordnance disposal robot to examine the bag and cleared the scene after nothing was found inside.

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Stonie tops Chestnut in annual NY hot dog eating contest

Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the annual contest in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.

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 Members of the Brentwood Library parade entry reach up to grab red, white and blue beads thrown their way during Brentwood's Fourth of July Parade.

Partly cloudy skies, no rain, predicted for holiday weekend

The day is forecast to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with either mostly or partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

1 day ago

Woman stabbed in Homewood altercation

A woman was stabbed in the forehead early this morning after an argument at a residence in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said. According to a

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 Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hangs his head after walking the Indians Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning at PNC Park.

Pirates lose to Cleveland Indians, 5-2, after a 2-hour rain delay

The Pirates managed only three hits – two of them came in the fourth inning – and hardly mounted any credible scoring threats considering

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Man, 24, slain in East Liberty

The shooting occurred in Hendon Court off Broad Street, police said.

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 At Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.  Red white and blue had a small presence with only one Confederate Flag license plate, as a small crowd gathered waits for the rain to stop. The races were cancelled.

Confederate flag is far away from Smithton track

The only flags that NASCAR fans at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton cared about Friday night were the American flags.

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 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

Voters still want Aztec gold for Pittsburgh’s Three Sisters Bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters — nearly 85 percent — said the bridges in Downtown should remain “Aztec Gold.”

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 Olivia Anderson, 4, plays in the sand Friday as her brother Elliott Anderson, 5, both of Upper St. Clair, does cartwheels at the Travel to the Beach Kids Korner of the Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park.

Three Rivers Regatta cancels all water-based activities this weekend

Land-based activities, including musical performances and Saturday’s fireworks display, will go on as scheduled.

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 Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard, left, and Andre Borschberg celebrate Friday after they landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Solar impulse 2 is attempting to be the first solar powered airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. The airplane took off from Nagoya, Japan, on its eighth leg and flew nonstop before landing on Oahu.

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

The wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries. The plane ran on stored energy at night.

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 A construction crane tipped over and hit University of Pittsburgh's Langley Hall this morning while workers were repointing a building across the street.

Construction crane breaks loose, damages Pitt's Langley Hall

The building, located between Tennyson and Ruskin avenues at Bigelow Boulevard, had minimal cosmetic damage to its eaves.

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Man drowns in Squirrel Hill condo complex

James Cordy, 68, died at 6:18 p.m. Friday at the Imperial House on Munhall Road, where he was a resident.

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 Clayton Richard pitches during spring training at Pirates City, Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates trade Clayton Richard to Chicago Cubs

Richard, 31, will pitch for the Cubs Saturday, marking his first major-league start since ​June 21, 2013.

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Young man shot in back on Homestead street

The shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at the corner of Hays Street and West Fifteenth Avenue.

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 Jameson Taillon.

Pirates prospect Taillon to have hernia surgery next week

The typical recovery period after that particular surgery is two months.

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Pittsburgh police search for armed robber

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at the Sheraden Mini-Mart Market on Hillsboro Street.

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More than 20 Pittsburgh streets slated for repaving, restoration work

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority contractors will perform the work, which will restrict parking in certain areas.

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 The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early today, would make Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly and some people with disabilities.

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.

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Driver charged with DUI after chase in construction zone

Police said they attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Christopher M. Griedel, 29, of Clarksville, around 3 a.m. near Southwest Regional

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Pa. AG Kane's twin sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan

Kathleen Kane’s twin, Ellen Granahan, was sued in Lackawanna County Court last month by Jacob Wentland III, of Dunmore.

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Gunshot victim drives himself to hospital after North Side shooting

Police said the driver was stopped at a red light on Beaver Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone shot him.

2 days ago

Pedestrian flown to hospital after hit by vehicle in Washington County

The crash occurred in the 100 block of West Pike Street in Houston about 4:30 a.m.

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 Barricades are set up for the Capitol concert in Washington, D.C. Security has been increased for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

Potential holiday threats assessed with focus on 'lone wolf' terrorists

Officials cite an increased effort by the Islamic State to galvanize its sympathizers in the United States and elsewhere since Memorial Day.

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 This vehicle crashed into the porch of a South Side Slopes home Thursday evening after a brief police chase.

Chase ends with car crashing into South Side Slopes home

Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away and minutes later lost control of the vehicle, crashing into the porch.

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 Their actions are hurting the city and I won’t stand for it any more," Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.

Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.

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 Family and friends of 22-year-old Jason Moore of Monaca, who went missing in the Ohio River in Beaver County Wednesday night, wait as crews prepare to resume their search Thursday from the boat launch area in Monaca.

Search for Monaca man in Ohio River continues

The man went under near the Monaca boat launch after a teen who was also struggling was rescued.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill for Pennsylvania

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.

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 In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.

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Former Jeannette wrestling coach held for court on sex charges

Two 16-year-old girls testify Joshua Westfall kissed one and inappropriately touched the other.

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W.Va. woman gets six months in Nigeria-based counterfeiting scheme

Linda Walker said she got involved in the counterfeiting scam after she lost her job.

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 Wiz Khalifa at First Niagara Pavillon, opens with "Roll Up", "Black and Yellow," and "We Dem Boyz."

Concert review: Wiz Khalifa, Fall Out Boy rock a packed Pavilion with Boys of Zummer Tour

Khalifa lights up an excited, smoky hometown crowd in opening set Thursday night in Burgettstown.

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 New Kraft Heinz Co. logo

It's now the Kraft Heinz Co.

The deal to merge Pittsburgh’s Heinz and Illinois-based Kraft was completed Thursday after the stock market closed.

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Jobless rate at lowest level since ’08

Over the past three months, hiring has averaged 221,000, a step up from 195,000 in the first three months of the year.

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 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a two-run double in the ninth inning against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Liriano, Walker lead Pirates to 8-4 win, series sweep against Tigers

When a tame Detroit Tigers offense finally roared to life Thursday, the Pirates answered back even louder.

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Cranberry couple under investigation on bankruptcy fraud allegations

Prosecutors moved to seize Gregory Makozy’s house in Florida, which they said was bought with assets hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

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Teachers union blasts state evaluation system

Delegates at the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania convention want the state Legislature to repeal the current teacher

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Trial set for one Plum teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Jason Cooper, 38, of Verona is scheduled to appear before Judge David R. Cashman on Aug. 12 for motions court and a trial.

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