http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:25:57 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Police: Mom used girl's breath to start car with DUI locking device Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/02/27/Cops-Mom-used-girl-s-breath-to-start-car-with-DUI-device/stories/201702270140 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:21:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/02/27/Cops-Mom-used-girl-s-breath-to-start-car-with-DUI-device/stories/201702270140 QUINCY, Pa. — Police said Monday that a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving. QUINCY, Pa. — Police said Monday that a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.

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1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Westmoreland crash Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/02/27/1-dead-1-seriously-injured-in-Westmoreland-crash/stories/201702270138 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:57:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2017/02/27/1-dead-1-seriously-injured-in-Westmoreland-crash/stories/201702270138 A driver was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Westmoreland County. A driver was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Westmoreland County.

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TRAFFIC: Lane closures continue along Route 28 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/pittsburgh-TRAFFIC-Next-phase-of-Glenwood-Bridge-road-work-construction/stories/201702270136 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:34:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/pittsburgh-TRAFFIC-Next-phase-of-Glenwood-Bridge-road-work-construction/stories/201702270136 Traffic restrictions are scheduled in both directions along Route 28 through March 1. The restrictions are in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic restrictions are scheduled in both directions along Route 28 through March 1. The restrictions are in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Money being raised to restore up to 100 vandalized Jewish gravestones in Phila. Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/02/27/Money-being-raised-to-restore-vandalized-Jewish-cemetery-philadelphia/stories/201702270135 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:02:58 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/02/27/Money-being-raised-to-restore-vandalized-Jewish-cemetery-philadelphia/stories/201702270135 PHILADELPHIA — Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. PHILADELPHIA — Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.

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Two more suspects arrested in beating death of Somali cab driver in Pittsburgh By Liz Navratil / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/02/27/Two-more-suspects-arrested-in-beating-death-of-Somali-cab-driver-pittsburgh/stories/201702270134 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:12:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/02/27/Two-more-suspects-arrested-in-beating-death-of-Somali-cab-driver-pittsburgh/stories/201702270134 Two more men have been arrested on charges that they beat and robbed a Somali Bantu cab driver, who died last week of his injuries. Two more men have been arrested on charges that they beat and robbed a Somali Bantu cab driver, who died last week of his injuries.

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Oscar gaffe explained: What it was like onstage during the Best Picture mistake By Cara Buckley and Brooks Barnes / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2017/02/27/Oscars-2017-What-It-Was-Like-Onstage-During-the-Best-Picture-Mistake/stories/201702270133 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:55:51 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2017/02/27/Oscars-2017-What-It-Was-Like-Onstage-During-the-Best-Picture-Mistake/stories/201702270133 Jordan Horowitz knew something was wrong the moment he saw people in headsets scurrying across the Oscars stage. Jordan Horowitz knew something was wrong the moment he saw people in headsets scurrying across the Oscars stage.

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'Moonlight' outshines 'La La Land' for best picture at wild Oscars By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2017/02/27/Oscars-2017-Moonlight-La-La-Land-announced-as-best-picture-Warren-Beatty-Faye-Dunaway/stories/201702270124 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:45:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2017/02/27/Oscars-2017-Moonlight-La-La-Land-announced-as-best-picture-Warren-Beatty-Faye-Dunaway/stories/201702270124 Indie darling “Moonlight,” a movie that shows the coming-of-age journey of a gay African-American man in Miami, bested “La La Land” for best picture at the 89th annual Academy Awards Sunday — after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the winner. Indie darling “Moonlight,” a movie that shows the coming-of-age journey of a gay African-American man in Miami, bested “La La Land” for best picture at the 89th annual Academy Awards Sunday — after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the winner.

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Up-and-coming neighborhoods saw home prices explode in 2016 By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2017/02/27/House-prices-rise-above-average-in-three-city-neighborhoods/stories/201702260031 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2017/02/27/House-prices-rise-above-average-in-three-city-neighborhoods/stories/201702260031 Brookline — that mild-mannered South Hills community with good housing stock, mostly built after 1950, and easily accessible to the city’s subway line — had a big year in 2016. Brookline — that mild-mannered South Hills community with good housing stock, mostly built after 1950, and easily accessible to the city’s subway line — had a big year in 2016.

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Older ACA enrollees could see jump in premiums By Steve Twedt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2017/02/27/Older-ACA-enrollees-could-see-jump-in-premiums/stories/201702230033 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2017/02/27/Older-ACA-enrollees-could-see-jump-in-premiums/stories/201702230033 Whether the Affordable Care Act is repealed, replaced or repaired, one less well-known provision of the law could become pivotal in coming weeks for older adults not yet eligible for Medicare. Whether the Affordable Care Act is repealed, replaced or repaired, one less well-known provision of the law could become pivotal in coming weeks for older adults not yet eligible for Medicare.

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Ron Cook: Old man Matt Cullen helps young Penguins shine By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/02/27/Ron-Cook-Pittsburgh-Penguins-old-man-Matt-Cullen-helps-youngsters-shine-NHL-Stadium-Series/stories/201702270029 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/02/27/Ron-Cook-Pittsburgh-Penguins-old-man-Matt-Cullen-helps-youngsters-shine-NHL-Stadium-Series/stories/201702270029 It seemed so innocent late Saturday night, Matt Cullen, sounding like an old man well past his bedtime, talking about how he used to watch Jake Guentzel play high school hockey in Minnesota. But it said so much. Guentzel was 3 when Cullen broke into the NHL in 1997 with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The two are teammates now on a Penguins club that looks good enough to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champion in almost two decades. What makes their story so compelling is that each belongs. Each has earned his spot, Cullen at 40, absolutely an old man by his sport’s harsh standards and the NHL’s third-oldest player, and Guentzel at 22, a mere baby and the Penguins’ youngest player. It’s a beautiful thing, a wonderful dynamic that makes sports so much fun to watch. It seemed so innocent late Saturday night, Matt Cullen, sounding like an old man well past his bedtime, talking about how he used to watch Jake Guentzel play high school hockey in Minnesota. But it said so much. Guentzel was 3 when Cullen broke into the NHL in 1997 with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The two are teammates now on a Penguins club that looks good enough to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champion in almost two decades. What makes their story so compelling is that each belongs. Each has earned his spot, Cullen at 40, absolutely an old man by his sport’s harsh standards and the NHL’s third-oldest player, and Guentzel at 22, a mere baby and the Penguins’ youngest player. It’s a beautiful thing, a wonderful dynamic that makes sports so much fun to watch.

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Next round of Glenwood Bridge interchange construction begins today By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/Next-round-of-Glenwood-Bridge-interchange-construction-begins-today/stories/201702270022 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/Next-round-of-Glenwood-Bridge-interchange-construction-begins-today/stories/201702270022 The spaghetti-like configuration of the Glenwood Bridge interchange will go through another major change Monday when construction resumes on a major rehabilitation project. The spaghetti-like configuration of the Glenwood Bridge interchange will go through another major change Monday when construction resumes on a major rehabilitation project.

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Health industry makes plea to gas drilling lobby to embrace methane controls By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2017/02/27/Health-industry-makes-plea-to-gas-drilling-lobby-to-embrace-methane-controls-Marcellus-Shale/stories/201702270015 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2017/02/27/Health-industry-makes-plea-to-gas-drilling-lobby-to-embrace-methane-controls-Marcellus-Shale/stories/201702270015 Thousands of Pennsylvania doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have sent a letter to the Marcellus Shale Coalition, requesting that it stop legal challenges and lobbying against regulations aimed at controlling drilling air emissions and safeguarding public health. Thousands of Pennsylvania doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have sent a letter to the Marcellus Shale Coalition, requesting that it stop legal challenges and lobbying against regulations aimed at controlling drilling air emissions and safeguarding public health.

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Trump's Navy secretary pick withdraws name amid ethics concerns By Vera Bergengruen / McClatchy Newspapers http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/02/27/Ethics-concerns-lead-second-of-Trump-s-armed-services-secretary-nominees-to-withdraw/stories/201702270123 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/02/27/Ethics-concerns-lead-second-of-Trump-s-armed-services-secretary-nominees-to-withdraw/stories/201702270123 WASHINGTON — For the second time, one of President Donald Trump’s appointees to head one of the nation’s armed services has withdrawn, citing difficulty in meeting ethics requirements. WASHINGTON — For the second time, one of President Donald Trump’s appointees to head one of the nation’s armed services has withdrawn, citing difficulty in meeting ethics requirements.

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LGBT group endorses Peduto in rare sighting of all mayoral candidates together By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/02/27/LGBT-group-Steel-City-Stonewall-Democrats-endorses-Bill-Peduto-in-rare-sighting-of-all-mayoral-candidates-John-Welch-Darlene-Harris/stories/201702270050 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/02/27/LGBT-group-Steel-City-Stonewall-Democrats-endorses-Bill-Peduto-in-rare-sighting-of-all-mayoral-candidates-John-Welch-Darlene-Harris/stories/201702270050 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto registered an early victory in a three-way Democratic mayoral race Sunday, capturing the endorsement of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats against the Rev. John Welch and city Councilwoman Darlene Harris. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto registered an early victory in a three-way Democratic mayoral race Sunday, capturing the endorsement of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats against the Rev. John Welch and city Councilwoman Darlene Harris.

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Ruth Ann Dailey: With liberty and safe spaces for all By Ruth Ann Dailey http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/ruth-ann-dailey/2017/02/27/Ruth-Ann-Dailey-With-liberty-and-safe-spaces-for-all/stories/201702270034 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/ruth-ann-dailey/2017/02/27/Ruth-Ann-Dailey-With-liberty-and-safe-spaces-for-all/stories/201702270034 Who among us does not remember at least a few awkward moments in school locker rooms during the often painful years of puberty? Who among us does not remember at least a few awkward moments in school locker rooms during the often painful years of puberty?

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PennDOT to involve communities earlier in road, bridge work By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/PennDOT-to-involve-communities-earlier-in-road-bridge-work/stories/201702270021 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/02/27/PennDOT-to-involve-communities-earlier-in-road-bridge-work/stories/201702270021 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is starting a new program regarding road and bridge projects that would involve local communities earlier in the process. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is starting a new program regarding road and bridge projects that would involve local communities earlier in the process.

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Shadyside's Roslyn Place a quirky, wood-block Pittsburgh wonder By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2017/02/27/Shadyside-s-Roslyn-Place-the-country-s-only-wood-block-street-outside-Alaska-is-expected-to-get-city-s-nod-for-historic-designation/stories/201702270011 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2017/02/27/Shadyside-s-Roslyn-Place-the-country-s-only-wood-block-street-outside-Alaska-is-expected-to-get-city-s-nod-for-historic-designation/stories/201702270011 Shadyside is home to the country’s only known exposed wooden street outside of Alaska. Roslyn Place is a cul-de-sac of brick-shaped wood blocks surrounded by an enclave of 18 World War I-era homes off the 5400 block of Ellsworth Avenue. Shadyside is home to the country’s only known exposed wooden street outside of Alaska. Roslyn Place is a cul-de-sac of brick-shaped wood blocks surrounded by an enclave of 18 World War I-era homes off the 5400 block of Ellsworth Avenue.

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State bill would erase local sick leave laws By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/02/27/WorkZone-State-bill-would-erase-local-sick-leave-laws/stories/201702260076 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/02/27/WorkZone-State-bill-would-erase-local-sick-leave-laws/stories/201702260076 A bill advancing in the Pennsylvania Senate would ensure that Pittsburgh’s currently suspended 2015 ordinance mandating paid sick leave will never take effect. A bill advancing in the Pennsylvania Senate would ensure that Pittsburgh’s currently suspended 2015 ordinance mandating paid sick leave will never take effect.

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U.S. Steel, environmental groups at odds with regulator By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2017/02/27/Len-Boselovic-s-Heard-off-the-Street-U-S-Steel-environmental-groups-at-odds-with-regulator/stories/201702260069 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2017/02/27/Len-Boselovic-s-Heard-off-the-Street-U-S-Steel-environmental-groups-at-odds-with-regulator/stories/201702260069 Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency has done a dismal job of administering laws protecting the environment. That much U.S. Steel and environmental groups can agree on. Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency has done a dismal job of administering laws protecting the environment. That much U.S. Steel and environmental groups can agree on.

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Federal cuts would target civil legal aid for poor By Kate Giammarise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/02/27/Donald-Trum-budget-federal-cuts-would-target-civil-legal-aid-for-poor/stories/201702270003 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/02/27/Donald-Trum-budget-federal-cuts-would-target-civil-legal-aid-for-poor/stories/201702270003 Funds for low-income people seeking legal help in civil cases — such as those involving domestic violence protection from abuse orders, child custody issues, evictions, mortgage foreclosures, utility shut-offs, and access to public benefits — could potentially become scarcer. Funds for low-income people seeking legal help in civil cases — such as those involving domestic violence protection from abuse orders, child custody issues, evictions, mortgage foreclosures, utility shut-offs, and access to public benefits — could potentially become scarcer.

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