http://www.post-gazette.com Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:24:26 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 As construction projects heat up, a scramble for apprentices builds By Daniel Moore / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/03/29/Unions-construction-contractors-apprentices-Shell-cracker-plant/stories/201703290019 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:15:02 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/03/29/Unions-construction-contractors-apprentices-Shell-cracker-plant/stories/201703290019 Nate Simms scooted into the crane operator’s seat and began manipulating a panel of levers. Within a minute, and with some advice from an instructor, the junior at Monessen High School had guided the crane’s load hook smoothly to the left and lowered it into a garbage can. Nate Simms scooted into the crane operator’s seat and began manipulating a panel of levers. Within a minute, and with some advice from an instructor, the junior at Monessen High School had guided the crane’s load hook smoothly to the left and lowered it into a garbage can.

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'It haunts me to this day': Man recounts finding decomposed remains in Allentown home By Shelly Bradbury / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/03/29/allentown-pittsburgh-bodies-found-in-abandoned-house-robert-terwilliger-manton-way/stories/201703290031 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/03/29/allentown-pittsburgh-bodies-found-in-abandoned-house-robert-terwilliger-manton-way/stories/201703290031 A wide-open door caught Robert Terwilliger’s attention as he walked up a narrow Allentown street sometime around midnight on March 11. A wide-open door caught Robert Terwilliger’s attention as he walked up a narrow Allentown street sometime around midnight on March 11.

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U.S. ‘probably had a role’ in Mosul deaths, commander says By Michael R. Gordon / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/03/29/US-probably-had-a-role-in-Mosul-deaths-commander-says/stories/201703290085 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/03/29/US-probably-had-a-role-in-Mosul-deaths-commander-says/stories/201703290085 WASHINGTON — The senior United States commander in Iraq said Tuesday that an American airstrike likely triggered the collapse of a building in Mosul that killed more than 100 civilians this month, but indicated that an investigation would also examine whether the attack set off a larger blast from explosives set by militants. WASHINGTON — The senior United States commander in Iraq said Tuesday that an American airstrike likely triggered the collapse of a building in Mosul that killed more than 100 civilians this month, but indicated that an investigation would also examine whether the attack set off a larger blast from explosives set by militants.

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Pennsylvania may regulate how towing operations unfold By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/03/29/tow-truck-pittsburgh-pa-towing-regulations-Dom-Costa-unscrupulous-business-practices/stories/201703290120 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/03/29/tow-truck-pittsburgh-pa-towing-regulations-Dom-Costa-unscrupulous-business-practices/stories/201703290120 For Pittsburgh police, the rivalry among tow truck drivers has reached the point where fights at accident scenes are a monthly occurrence. But three months ago on the South Side, police Lt. Ed Cunningham told a state committee, competitive hostilities reached a new level when a driver pulled a gun on a competitor. For Pittsburgh police, the rivalry among tow truck drivers has reached the point where fights at accident scenes are a monthly occurrence. But three months ago on the South Side, police Lt. Ed Cunningham told a state committee, competitive hostilities reached a new level when a driver pulled a gun on a competitor.

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North Shore parking garage expected to open in May By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/03/29/North-Shore-parking-garage-Pirates-home-opener/stories/201703290110 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/03/29/North-Shore-parking-garage-Pirates-home-opener/stories/201703290110 The new 1,000-space parking garage on the North Shore will be ready this spring, but not in time for the Pirates home opener April 7. The new 1,000-space parking garage on the North Shore will be ready this spring, but not in time for the Pirates home opener April 7.

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Sheary, Guentzel could soon be reunited with Crosby on Penguins' top line By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/03/29/Conor-Sheary-and-Jake-Guentzel-could-be-reunited-with-Sidney-Crosby-on-the-Penguins-top-line-before-the-end-of-the-week/stories/201703290105 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/03/29/Conor-Sheary-and-Jake-Guentzel-could-be-reunited-with-Sidney-Crosby-on-the-Penguins-top-line-before-the-end-of-the-week/stories/201703290105 For the first time in a week, Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary were all on the ice at the same time Tuesday morning for the Penguins. For the first time in a week, Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary were all on the ice at the same time Tuesday morning for the Penguins.

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Spread Southern love with pimento cheese By Marlene Parrish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Pimento-Cheese-Southern-sandwich-spread/stories/201703220001 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Pimento-Cheese-Southern-sandwich-spread/stories/201703220001 Pimento cheese is as Southern as grits, fried chicken, catfish and belles. The orange and red cheese mixture has been a staple of Southern tables and lunch boxes for generations. Pimento cheese is as Southern as grits, fried chicken, catfish and belles. The orange and red cheese mixture has been a staple of Southern tables and lunch boxes for generations.

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Rooney: League needs to revisit relocations By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/29/Art-Rooney-II-League-needs-to-revisit-relocations-Oakland-Raiders-San-Diego-Chargers-St-Louis-Rams/stories/201703290114 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/29/Art-Rooney-II-League-needs-to-revisit-relocations-Oakland-Raiders-San-Diego-Chargers-St-Louis-Rams/stories/201703290114 PHOENIX — Steelers president Art Rooney II said the NFL might have to re-evaluate its relocation policies after the Oakland Raiders became the third team in two years to move to another city. PHOENIX — Steelers president Art Rooney II said the NFL might have to re-evaluate its relocation policies after the Oakland Raiders became the third team in two years to move to another city.

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Drew Hutchison continues to struggle on mound for Pirates By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/03/29/Hutchison-continues-to-struggle-on-mound/stories/201703290100 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/03/29/Hutchison-continues-to-struggle-on-mound/stories/201703290100 BRADENTON, Fla. — Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the notion, present among some Pirates fans, that Drew Hutchison has an advantage in the competition for the final rotation spot because he came to the Pirates in the Francisco Liriano trade. BRADENTON, Fla. — Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the notion, present among some Pirates fans, that Drew Hutchison has an advantage in the competition for the final rotation spot because he came to the Pirates in the Francisco Liriano trade.

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Ron Cook: Sidney Crosby should win the Hart Trophy By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/03/29/sidney-crosby-hart-trophy-race-2017-ron-cook-column/stories/201703290080 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/03/29/sidney-crosby-hart-trophy-race-2017-ron-cook-column/stories/201703290080 Sidney Crosby made one thing perfectly clear this week. He is not nearly as concerned about winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP as he is about beating the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. He isn’t concerned as much about winning another Art Ross Trophy as the league’s scoring leader as he is about the Penguins finishing strong and winning as many of their seven remaining games as possible before the playoffs. Sidney Crosby made one thing perfectly clear this week. He is not nearly as concerned about winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP as he is about beating the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. He isn’t concerned as much about winning another Art Ross Trophy as the league’s scoring leader as he is about the Penguins finishing strong and winning as many of their seven remaining games as possible before the playoffs.

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Brian O'Neill: A faith-based program to care for Earth By Brian O'Neill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2017/03/29/Brian-O-Neill-climate-change-Caring-for-Creation-book-Evangelical-guide-to-healthy-environment/stories/201703290043 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2017/03/29/Brian-O-Neill-climate-change-Caring-for-Creation-book-Evangelical-guide-to-healthy-environment/stories/201703290043 A couple of conservative Pennsylvania natives have penned a book subtitled “The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment,” as surprising to some as “The Liberal’s Guide to Small Government.” A couple of conservative Pennsylvania natives have penned a book subtitled “The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment,” as surprising to some as “The Liberal’s Guide to Small Government.”

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AAA says most Americans planning a road trip this summer By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/travel/2017/03/29/AAA-travel-summer-gas-prices-road-trips/stories/201703290029 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/travel/2017/03/29/AAA-travel-summer-gas-prices-road-trips/stories/201703290029 More Americans are expected to take road trips for vacation this summer despite gasoline prices that are expected to be as much as 40 cents higher than today and 30 cents higher than last summer. More Americans are expected to take road trips for vacation this summer despite gasoline prices that are expected to be as much as 40 cents higher than today and 30 cents higher than last summer.

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Calabria's restaurant celebrates 25 years in South Hills By Rebecca Sodergren http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Calabria-s-restaurant-South-Hills/stories/201703290011 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Calabria-s-restaurant-South-Hills/stories/201703290011 In the fickle restaurant industry, it’s uncommon for a restaurant to last 25 years. It’s even less common when road construction blocks access to the restaurant for parts of 14 of those years. In the fickle restaurant industry, it’s uncommon for a restaurant to last 25 years. It’s even less common when road construction blocks access to the restaurant for parts of 14 of those years.

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Cherry cola, mayo, sauerkraut, chocolate cake? April Fools! By Marlene Parrish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Cherry-cola-mayo-sauerkraut-chocolate-cake-April-Fools/stories/201703290007 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/03/29/Cherry-cola-mayo-sauerkraut-chocolate-cake-April-Fools/stories/201703290007 April Fool’s Day is on Saturday. Want to have some fun? How about making a Cherry Cola Mayonnaise Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake? Keep a straight face when you serve it, and no one will suspect the trickery. April Fool’s Day is on Saturday. Want to have some fun? How about making a Cherry Cola Mayonnaise Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake? Keep a straight face when you serve it, and no one will suspect the trickery.

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Toshiba approves Westinghouse bankruptcy filing By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2017/03/28/Toshiba-Westinghouse-bankruptcy-news-Cranberry-headquarters-chapter-11/stories/201703280152 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:13:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2017/03/28/Toshiba-Westinghouse-bankruptcy-news-Cranberry-headquarters-chapter-11/stories/201703280152 Westinghouse Electric Co., the Cranberry-based nuclear power firm that has endangered the viability of its Japanese parent company, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, according to the Japanese news agency Nikkei. Westinghouse Electric Co., the Cranberry-based nuclear power firm that has endangered the viability of its Japanese parent company, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, according to the Japanese news agency Nikkei.

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House Democrats fail to compel disclosure of Trump tax returns By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/03/28/Trump-tax-returns-Bill-Pascrell-House-Ways-Means-Committee/stories/201703280199 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:04:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/03/28/Trump-tax-returns-Bill-Pascrell-House-Ways-Means-Committee/stories/201703280199 WASHINGTON — Republicans resoundingly defeated a New Jersey Democrat’s ploy to compel the Internal Revenue Service to disclose Donald Trump’s tax returns over the president’s objections. WASHINGTON — Republicans resoundingly defeated a New Jersey Democrat’s ploy to compel the Internal Revenue Service to disclose Donald Trump’s tax returns over the president’s objections.

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Teen shot, killed near Linton Middle School in Penn Hills By Andrew Goldstein and Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2017/03/28/Linton-Middle-School-shooting-Penn-Hills/stories/201703280186 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:10:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2017/03/28/Linton-Middle-School-shooting-Penn-Hills/stories/201703280186 A teenager who had been playing basketball on a court outside a Penn Hills school was shot to death Tuesday afternoon. A teenager who had been playing basketball on a court outside a Penn Hills school was shot to death Tuesday afternoon.

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After Antonio Brown, things get murky at wide receiver By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/28/antonio-brown-steelers-receivers-martavis-bryant-suspension-drug-mike-tomlin-nfl-owners-meeting/stories/201703280182 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:13:44 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/03/28/antonio-brown-steelers-receivers-martavis-bryant-suspension-drug-mike-tomlin-nfl-owners-meeting/stories/201703280182 PHOENIX — The bright morning sun had already started filtering through the palm trees outside the Arizona Biltmore Hotel resort when Mike Tomlin showed up for the annual AFC coaches breakfast with the media, an event he likes almost as much as trying to stop Tom Brady. It might explain why he showed up nearly 30 minutes late for the hour-long session. PHOENIX — The bright morning sun had already started filtering through the palm trees outside the Arizona Biltmore Hotel resort when Mike Tomlin showed up for the annual AFC coaches breakfast with the media, an event he likes almost as much as trying to stop Tom Brady. It might explain why he showed up nearly 30 minutes late for the hour-long session.

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Pittsburgh mayoral challenger accuses online critics of being on Peduto payroll By Chris Potter and Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/03/28/Darlene-Harris-Facebook-Nextdoor-critics-Peduto-payroll/stories/201703280166 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:31:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/03/28/Darlene-Harris-Facebook-Nextdoor-critics-Peduto-payroll/stories/201703280166 Let no one accuse District 1 City Councilwoman Darlene Harris of ignoring the voters. Mrs. Harris, who is challenging Mayor Bill Peduto in the May 16 Democratic primary, has been responding to them directly online -- by repeatedly accusing critics of being paid by the Peduto campaign. Let no one accuse District 1 City Councilwoman Darlene Harris of ignoring the voters. Mrs. Harris, who is challenging Mayor Bill Peduto in the May 16 Democratic primary, has been responding to them directly online -- by repeatedly accusing critics of being paid by the Peduto campaign.

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Trump tosses Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embraces coal By Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/03/28/Trump-tosses-Obama-clean-energy-plan-embraces-coal/stories/201703280174 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:27:16 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/03/28/Trump-tosses-Obama-clean-energy-plan-embraces-coal/stories/201703280174 WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.

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