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Portfolio: Du Pont Estate's restrooms vie to come in No. 1

These elegant bathrooms become destination for a multiple of reasons.

about 5 hours ago


Storytelling: Grandma’s chicken hands were scent from heaven

Grandma’s “Chicken No. 5” was an unforgettable scent.

1 day ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Helper in parking lot donated for homeless

Also: Her angel put purse back into her hands; assisting needy couple meant more than lunch; return of MAC card made for a good day.

2 days ago


Sharon Randall: Even worst Halloweens are worth remembering

Even the worst of Halloweens carries special memories decades later.

3 days ago


 Urban Matters participant Jaymar Boatwright prepares to work on the group's video.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New program teaches teens what matters in city

Urban Matters gets minority teens into the nitty gritty of public policy and city processes.

4 days ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: This court appears out of order, your honors

Imagine what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices say behind closed cyber-doors ...

5 days ago


 Caption Contest 248

Caption Contest 248 ... and the winners of 247

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

5 days ago


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Boys can be the most ghoulish thing on Halloween

One Halloween some ghoulish boys gave a tough lesson.

1 week ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Litter was heavy for her, but others gave her a lift

Also: Surprising young woman used smart phone wisely; return of MAC card made for a good day.

1 week ago


Local Dispatch: Ghostly scares are overrated, at least till seeing one

When it comes to ghosts, seeing is believing.

1 week ago


Sharon Randall: Physical messes are the easiest kind to clean up

Some kinds of messes are easily to clean up than others.

1 week ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Run the ‘Life Expectancy Calculator’ and rejoice

There’s just so much good news about death in America.

1 week ago


Coyotes are hunt clubs’ elusive new prey

Hard-to-catch coyotes have supplanted disappearing foxes as hunting clubs’ quarry.

2 weeks ago


 Future Hall of Fame slugger Hank Greenberg with Pirates co-owner Bing Crosby in 1947.

Storytelling: Can a sports hero be a role model? Yes, thankfully

Over the past sev­eral years there has been much de­bate over whether ath­letes are, should be or want to be role mod­els to chil­dren.

2 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Women both helped to save turtle in road

Also: A patriotic waitress honored Vietnam vets; young woman quickly helped with car battery

2 weeks ago


Local Dispatch: This Halloween queen creates a web for her scene

This queen of Halloween spins one mean, but happy, web.

2 weeks ago


 Fans gather at the Forbes Field wall in Oakland to listen once more to the seventh game of the 1960 World Series.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Maz’s homer sounds just as good 54 years later

The rebroadcast of the Pirates’ 1960 World Series win proves you can turn back the clock and feel the joy anew.

2 weeks ago


 Do you know what helps stop uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds? Cured pork in the nose. The Ig Nobel's "Majordomo" Gary Dryfoos demonstrates.

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: The Ig Nobels know what you want from science

Ever slipped on a banana peel? Gotten depressed by a cat? The Ig Nobel award committee has your interests at heart.

2 weeks ago


 CapCon 247

Caption Contest 247 ... and the winners of 246

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

2 weeks ago


 Satyen Das in Kolkata, India, this week, on the rickshaw that made the journey.

Indian rickshaw driver reaches his highest goal: a 17,600-foot Hi­ma­la­yan pass

Satyen Das’ goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option.

3 weeks ago


 Peanut butter fishes, just like Beth Schmidt's grandfather used to make.

Grampap’s toast to happiness: peanut butter fishes

A grandfather’s rare ’peanut butter fishes’ had a way of making everyone happy.

3 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Friendly bicyclist helps quench runner’s thirst

Also: When sister fainted, she got quick assist; Stranger was willing to cover grocery bill; Someone reached down to retrieve her lost card.

3 weeks ago


Local Dispatch: In pumpkin vs. knotweed war, the gourd guys win

Great! Pumpkin could be the answer to stopping invasive knotweed.

3 weeks ago


 Schenley Park’s Panther Hollow Lake

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Restoring Panther Hollow Lake seems a slow slog

Group forms to advocate for Panther Hollow Lake to get some love.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Candidates better have answer for these

The gubernatorial candidates need to be asked the hard questions -- or at least these ones -- at Wednesday’s debate.

3 weeks ago


Sharon Randall: If the moon asks, life provides abundant answers

What will you do with your one sweet life? Do you ever ask yourself that question?

3 weeks ago


 Adam Paterson, 15, strains to dump a barrel of discarded potatoes during a 12-hour work day in Mapleton, Maine.

Portfolio: Don’t stick a fork in potato breaks yet

In the gentle hills of northern Maine, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall.

4 weeks ago


Animal Tales: When finicky cat befriends you, you feel purrfect

Cats have their own ways, but even a neighbor’s can become an indispensable friend.

4 weeks ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Teen donated balloon to a distraught toddler

Also: She luckily received kind acts hours apart; even on busy interstate, couple stopped to assist.

1 month ago



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