http://www.post-gazette.com Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:58:17 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 TRAFFIC: Crash on Parkway North inbound causing heavy delays Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/09/19/TRAFFIC-accidents-Parkway-North-construction-projects-roadwork-pittsburgh/stories/201709190080 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:17:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/09/19/TRAFFIC-accidents-Parkway-North-construction-projects-roadwork-pittsburgh/stories/201709190080 A multi-vehicle crash has caused heavy delays for Tuesday’s rush-hour traffic on the Parkway North southbound. A multi-vehicle crash has caused heavy delays for Tuesday’s rush-hour traffic on the Parkway North southbound.

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Authorities: Sheriff deputies arrest fugitive posing as trauma surgeon Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/09/19/Sheriff-deputies-arrest-fugitive-posing-trauma-surgeon-pittsburgh-south-side/stories/201709190079 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:13:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/09/19/Sheriff-deputies-arrest-fugitive-posing-trauma-surgeon-pittsburgh-south-side/stories/201709190079 A fugitive wanted for violating probation on a bank robbery conviction was posing as a surgeon, wearing a stethoscope and ID badge when authorities arrested him late Monday night during a traffic stop on the South Side. A fugitive wanted for violating probation on a bank robbery conviction was posing as a surgeon, wearing a stethoscope and ID badge when authorities arrested him late Monday night during a traffic stop on the South Side.

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Pittsburghers stump for Log Jammer in hopes Kennywood reopens ride By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2017/09/19/log-jammer-ride-kennywood-closing-west-mifflin-pittsburgh-amusement-park-petition/stories/201709180191 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2017/09/19/log-jammer-ride-kennywood-closing-west-mifflin-pittsburgh-amusement-park-petition/stories/201709180191 When Kennywood announced the closure of the Log Jammer last week, fans felt as though they’d been doused with cold water — and not in a good way. When Kennywood announced the closure of the Log Jammer last week, fans felt as though they’d been doused with cold water — and not in a good way.

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More potential sites in Pittsburgh region emerge for Amazon's second headquarters By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/09/19/hq2-amazon-pittsburgh-headquarters-almono-development-hazelwood-north-side-esplanade-millcraft-investments-ura/stories/201709190053 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/09/19/hq2-amazon-pittsburgh-headquarters-almono-development-hazelwood-north-side-esplanade-millcraft-investments-ura/stories/201709190053 Almono may be at the top of the list but it is by no means the only site under consideration by Pittsburgh and Allegheny County officials in their quest to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Almono may be at the top of the list but it is by no means the only site under consideration by Pittsburgh and Allegheny County officials in their quest to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

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Banks rated on how well they protect consumer accounts from fraud By Patricia Sabatini / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2017/09/19/Banks-rated-protect-consumer-accounts-fraud-PNC-Key-Bank/stories/201709150076 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2017/09/19/Banks-rated-protect-consumer-accounts-fraud-PNC-Key-Bank/stories/201709150076 Just as millions of Americans were being shaken by the colossal Equifax data breach, Javelin released its annual scorecard on how well big banks are protecting consumer accounts from fraud. Just as millions of Americans were being shaken by the colossal Equifax data breach, Javelin released its annual scorecard on how well big banks are protecting consumer accounts from fraud.

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When pigs fly: Health agency identifies ways to cut pollution risks from pipeline tools By Laura Legere / Harrisburg Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2017/09/19/Pig-launcher-health-study-DEP-Mount-Pleasant-Pennsylvania-Agency-for-Toxic-Substances-natural-gas-emissions/stories/201709150053 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2017/09/19/Pig-launcher-health-study-DEP-Mount-Pleasant-Pennsylvania-Agency-for-Toxic-Substances-natural-gas-emissions/stories/201709150053 Turns out that making small changes to the operation of a natural gas pipeline maintenance portal — of which there are thousands in Pennsylvania — might significantly reduce the chances that nearby residents will be exposed to harmful levels of chemicals in plumes of gas. Turns out that making small changes to the operation of a natural gas pipeline maintenance portal — of which there are thousands in Pennsylvania — might significantly reduce the chances that nearby residents will be exposed to harmful levels of chemicals in plumes of gas.

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Toys 'R' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of holiday season ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and BILL CORMIER / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2017/09/19/Toys-R-Us-files-Chapter-11-reorganization-retail-holiday-season/stories/201709190078 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:47:56 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2017/09/19/Toys-R-Us-files-Chapter-11-reorganization-retail-holiday-season/stories/201709190078 NEW YORK — Toys ‘R’ Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. NEW YORK — Toys ‘R’ Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

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Donald Trump Jr. gives up Secret Service protection, seeking privacy By Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/09/18/Donald-Trump-Jr-gives-up-Secret-Service-protection-seeking-privacy/stories/201709180216 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:12:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/09/18/Donald-Trump-Jr-gives-up-Secret-Service-protection-seeking-privacy/stories/201709180216 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official, and another top White House official is losing hers. WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official, and another top White House official is losing hers.

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Question of separate but equal in gender and athletics continues today By Amanda Zhou / The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/09/19/Gender-and-athletics-separate-but-still-unequal/stories/201709150157 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/09/19/Gender-and-athletics-separate-but-still-unequal/stories/201709150157 When John McEnroe earlier this year declared that Serena Williams would be 700th on a men’s tennis circuit, the comparison was far from the first of its kind. When John McEnroe earlier this year declared that Serena Williams would be 700th on a men’s tennis circuit, the comparison was far from the first of its kind.

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PSO to play an organ symphony with no pipe organ By Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2017/09/19/Pittsburgh-Symphony-Orchestra-Organ-Allen-Heinz-Hall-Manfred-Honeck-Larry-Allen-Digital/stories/201709140206 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2017/09/19/Pittsburgh-Symphony-Orchestra-Organ-Allen-Heinz-Hall-Manfred-Honeck-Larry-Allen-Digital/stories/201709140206 Heinz Hall doesn’t have a pipe organ. Heinz Hall doesn’t have a pipe organ.

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Victim in fatal Brighton Heights shooting identified Andrew Goldstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/09/18/Man-shot-dead-in-North-Side/stories/201709180212 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:22:04 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/09/18/Man-shot-dead-in-North-Side/stories/201709180212 Authorities have identified the man fatally shot Monday night while sitting in his car in the Brighton Heights neighborhood. Authorities have identified the man fatally shot Monday night while sitting in his car in the Brighton Heights neighborhood.

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Bats quiet again, Pirates extend losing streak with 3-0 shutout vs. Brewers By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/09/18/Bats-quiet-again-Pirates-extend-losing-streak-with-3-0-shutout-vs-Reds-jameson-taillon/stories/201709180208 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:01:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/09/18/Bats-quiet-again-Pirates-extend-losing-streak-with-3-0-shutout-vs-Reds-jameson-taillon/stories/201709180208 Elias Diaz lay facedown on the infield dirt Monday night. He grimaced, and with his right hand he smacked third base. In an attempt to jumpstart the offense and snap a shutout in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, Diaz had ignored a stop sign signaled by third-base coach Joey Cora and was tossed trying to stretch a one-out double into a triple. Elias Diaz lay facedown on the infield dirt Monday night. He grimaced, and with his right hand he smacked third base. In an attempt to jumpstart the offense and snap a shutout in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, Diaz had ignored a stop sign signaled by third-base coach Joey Cora and was tossed trying to stretch a one-out double into a triple.

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Pitt's Cathedral of Learning reopens Tuesday after sprinkler system malfunction By Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/09/18/flooding-cathedral-of-learning-pitt-classes-cancelled-nationality-rooms-university-pittsburgh-campus-news/stories/201709190063 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:56:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/09/18/flooding-cathedral-of-learning-pitt-classes-cancelled-nationality-rooms-university-pittsburgh-campus-news/stories/201709190063 Of all the things that could have interfered with Yulia Houseal’s Russian class Monday at the University of Pittsburgh, flooding seemed as likely as locusts. Of all the things that could have interfered with Yulia Houseal’s Russian class Monday at the University of Pittsburgh, flooding seemed as likely as locusts.

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Pittsburgh City Council pens letter to Ellis School about labor dispute By Elizabeth Behrman and Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/09/18/Pittsburgh-City-Council-pens-letter-to-Ellis-School-about-labor-dispute/stories/201709180180 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:23:04 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/09/18/Pittsburgh-City-Council-pens-letter-to-Ellis-School-about-labor-dispute/stories/201709180180 Pittsburgh City Council weighed in on the labor dispute between The Ellis School and its former custodial workers, urging in a letter that the private school hire back seven people who lost their jobs as a result of a new contract. Pittsburgh City Council weighed in on the labor dispute between The Ellis School and its former custodial workers, urging in a letter that the private school hire back seven people who lost their jobs as a result of a new contract.

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North Fayette gun dealer to stand trial on weapons charges after firearms seizure By Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2017/09/18/Gary-Guyaux-North-Fayette-firearms-collection-seizure-Allegheny-county-sheriff-s-prohibited-weapons/stories/201709180159 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:10:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2017/09/18/Gary-Guyaux-North-Fayette-firearms-collection-seizure-Allegheny-county-sheriff-s-prohibited-weapons/stories/201709180159 Charges against a former North Fayette firearms dealer whose 586-gun collection was seized as part of a civil court order involving the demolition of his house were held for trial Monday.  Charges against a former North Fayette firearms dealer whose 586-gun collection was seized as part of a civil court order involving the demolition of his house were held for trial Monday. 

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Uber temporarily grounded self-driving fleet after vehicle involved in South Side crash Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/09/18/Uber-self-driving-vehicles-South-Side-Pittsburgh-crash/stories/201709180165 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:36:16 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/09/18/Uber-self-driving-vehicles-South-Side-Pittsburgh-crash/stories/201709180165 Uber temporarily grounded its self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh on Monday after one of them was involved in a two-vehicle crash. Uber temporarily grounded its self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh on Monday after one of them was involved in a two-vehicle crash.

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Senate Republicans muster final push to erase Obamacare By Alan Fram / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/09/18/Senate-Republicans-muster-final-push-to-erase-Obamacare/stories/201709180147 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:49:40 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/09/18/Senate-Republicans-muster-final-push-to-erase-Obamacare/stories/201709180147 WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill’s impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won’t be ready in time for a vote. WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill’s impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won’t be ready in time for a vote.

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Biologists investigating fish kill affecting carp at Pymatuning State Park By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2017/09/18/Pymatuning-State-Park-reservoir-carp-fish-kill-biology-disease-viral-Pennsylvania/stories/201709190014 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:58:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2017/09/18/Pymatuning-State-Park-reservoir-carp-fish-kill-biology-disease-viral-Pennsylvania/stories/201709190014 Biologists from the state Fish and Boat Commission were expecting results this week from testing conducted on dead carp that have been washing onto the shores of Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford County, for several weeks. Biologists from the state Fish and Boat Commission were expecting results this week from testing conducted on dead carp that have been washing onto the shores of Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford County, for several weeks.

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Stanislav Petrov, Soviet officer who helped avert nuclear war, is dead at 77 By Sewell Chan / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/09/18/Stanislav-Petrov-Soviet-Officer-Helped-Avert-Nuclear-War-Dead-77/stories/201709180132 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:40:24 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/09/18/Stanislav-Petrov-Soviet-Officer-Helped-Avert-Nuclear-War-Dead-77/stories/201709180132 Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped prevent the outbreak of nuclear war. Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov helped prevent the outbreak of nuclear war.

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Is the Steelers defense good, or are their opponents lousy? By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/18/pittsburgh-steelers-defense-ranking-nfl-2017/stories/201709180133 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:19:29 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/09/18/pittsburgh-steelers-defense-ranking-nfl-2017/stories/201709180133 The question of the day for the Steelers’ third-ranked defense: Are you that good or have the first two opponents been woefully undermanned? The question of the day for the Steelers’ third-ranked defense: Are you that good or have the first two opponents been woefully undermanned?

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