http://www.post-gazette.com Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:41:49 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 7 Pittsburgh police officers promoted By Liz Navratil / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/28/7-Pittsburgh-police-officers-promoted-1/stories/201507280081 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:08:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/28/7-Pittsburgh-police-officers-promoted-1/stories/201507280081 Seven Pittsburgh police officers were promoted Monday and will oversee portions of a “rank and file that is … different than it was two years ago,” Mayor Bill Peduto said. Seven Pittsburgh police officers were promoted Monday and will oversee portions of a “rank and file that is … different than it was two years ago,” Mayor Bill Peduto said.

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Turzai says Legislature may attempt override of Wolf's budget veto By Karen Langley/Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/07/28/Turzai-says-Legislature-may-attempt-a-veto-override/stories/201507280063 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:07:18 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/07/28/Turzai-says-Legislature-may-attempt-a-veto-override/stories/201507280063 HARRISBURG — Nearly four weeks into the state budget standoff, House Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that if negotiations do not progress, the General Assembly will have to consider attempting to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a Republican spending plan. HARRISBURG — Nearly four weeks into the state budget standoff, House Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that if negotiations do not progress, the General Assembly will have to consider attempting to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a Republican spending plan.

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Which ballpark hits a home run with fans? By Dan Majors / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/28/No-place-like-Pirates-home-PNC-Park-is-the-best-ballpark-in-the-country-survey-says/stories/201507280096 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/28/No-place-like-Pirates-home-PNC-Park-is-the-best-ballpark-in-the-country-survey-says/stories/201507280096 All season long, the Pirates — as well as they’ve been playing — have had the hardest time gaining on the first-place St. Louis Cardinals. All season long, the Pirates — as well as they’ve been playing — have had the hardest time gaining on the first-place St. Louis Cardinals.

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NRA says some Social Security recipients could lose gun rights By Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/NRA-says-Obama-trying-to-keep-incapacitated-Social-Security-recipients-from-buying-guns/stories/201507230079 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/NRA-says-Obama-trying-to-keep-incapacitated-Social-Security-recipients-from-buying-guns/stories/201507230079 Is the Obama administration trying to use Social Security to prevent more than 4 million Americans from being able to buy guns? Is the Obama administration trying to use Social Security to prevent more than 4 million Americans from being able to buy guns?

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Data show plenty of natural gas in storage for winter weather By Stephanie Ritenbaugh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/07/28/There-will-be-plenty-of-natural-gas-in-storage-for-winter-weather/stories/201506300080 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/07/28/There-will-be-plenty-of-natural-gas-in-storage-for-winter-weather/stories/201506300080 The country is expected to begin this winter with plenty of natural gas in its pantry, with some firms anticipating record high levels. The country is expected to begin this winter with plenty of natural gas in its pantry, with some firms anticipating record high levels.

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Ice caps can prevent hair loss during chemotherapy By Anya Sostek / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/07/28/Ice-caps-can-prevent-hair-loss-during-chemo/stories/201507280007 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/07/28/Ice-caps-can-prevent-hair-loss-during-chemo/stories/201507280007 As a baby, Kim Nyalka’s now 7-year-old daughter would twist her fingers through her mother’s hair as she fell asleep, and playing with her mother’s hair is still a treasured habit. As a baby, Kim Nyalka’s now 7-year-old daughter would twist her fingers through her mother’s hair as she fell asleep, and playing with her mother’s hair is still a treasured habit.

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Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman in La. shootings By Ray Henry / The Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/Judge-says-she-did-not-involuntarily-commit-theater-gunman/stories/201507280108 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/Judge-says-she-did-not-involuntarily-commit-theater-gunman/stories/201507280108 CARROLLTON, Ga. — The gunman responsible for last week’s deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to a hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others. CARROLLTON, Ga. — The gunman responsible for last week’s deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to a hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.

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Obama criticizes Huckabee, Trump, Cruz and other Republicans By Peter Baker / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/Obama-Criticizes-Huckabee-Trump-Cruz-and-Other-Republicans/stories/201507280106 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/07/28/Obama-Criticizes-Huckabee-Trump-Cruz-and-Other-Republicans/stories/201507280106 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama on Monday lashed out at Republican presidential candidates for making what he called “ridiculous” claims about his policies and “outrageous attacks” that crossed the line of political decorum. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama on Monday lashed out at Republican presidential candidates for making what he called “ridiculous” claims about his policies and “outrageous attacks” that crossed the line of political decorum.

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Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons hopes to stay put on inside this season By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/07/28/Steelers-2/stories/201507280083 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/07/28/Steelers-2/stories/201507280083 Lawrence Timmons has a new job again. It’s the same new job he had to start the 2014 season, but that did not last long. Now he’s praying for Ryan Shazier’s good health so he can stay at it a little longer this time. Lawrence Timmons has a new job again. It’s the same new job he had to start the 2014 season, but that did not last long. Now he’s praying for Ryan Shazier’s good health so he can stay at it a little longer this time.

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Pittsburgh city councilman pushes information sharing between police, parking authority By Robert Zullo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/28/Pittsburgh-city-councilman-pushes-information-sharing-between-police-parking-authority/stories/201507280058 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/28/Pittsburgh-city-councilman-pushes-information-sharing-between-police-parking-authority/stories/201507280058 Hundreds of cars are reported stolen in Pittsburgh every year and wind up on a list maintained by city police. Separately, Pittsburgh Parking Authority enforcement officers scan hundreds of thousands of license plates to monitor residential permit parking areas and boot vehicles for unpaid fines. Hundreds of cars are reported stolen in Pittsburgh every year and wind up on a list maintained by city police. Separately, Pittsburgh Parking Authority enforcement officers scan hundreds of thousands of license plates to monitor residential permit parking areas and boot vehicles for unpaid fines.

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Toshiba downplayed Westinghouse losses By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/07/28/Toshiba-downplayed-Westinghouse-cost-overruns/stories/201507280057 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2015/07/28/Toshiba-downplayed-Westinghouse-cost-overruns/stories/201507280057 A Westinghouse project — most likely the nuclear company’s construction of the first AP1000 reactors in China — was among the most egregious examples of how Toshiba overstated profits and downplayed losses, according to investigators. A Westinghouse project — most likely the nuclear company’s construction of the first AP1000 reactors in China — was among the most egregious examples of how Toshiba overstated profits and downplayed losses, according to investigators.

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Obituary: Mario Cutruzzula Sr. / People were a priority for ‘Mayor of Bloomfield,’ coach By Megan Ryan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/07/28/Obituary-Mario-Cutruzzula-Sr-People-were-a-priority-for-Mayor-of-Bloomfield-coach/stories/201507280054 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/07/28/Obituary-Mario-Cutruzzula-Sr-People-were-a-priority-for-Mayor-of-Bloomfield-coach/stories/201507280054 For Mario Cutruzzula, it was all about lasting relationships. For Mario Cutruzzula, it was all about lasting relationships.

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Traveling after night games poses unique problems and forces some unique solutions By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/28/BUCS0728/stories/201507280043 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/07/28/BUCS0728/stories/201507280043 When a Pirates charter flight lands early in the morning after a night game, reliever Jared Hughes doesn’t wait for his luggage. He packs a carry-on with everything he’ll need that night, dashes to the hotel, puts on an eye mask and earplugs and crashes. When a Pirates charter flight lands early in the morning after a night game, reliever Jared Hughes doesn’t wait for his luggage. He packs a carry-on with everything he’ll need that night, dashes to the hotel, puts on an eye mask and earplugs and crashes.

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Christmas in July hits Market Square Thurday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2015/07/28/Christmas-in-July-hits-Market-Square-Thurday/stories/201507280023 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2015/07/28/Christmas-in-July-hits-Market-Square-Thurday/stories/201507280023 Entertainment, shopping and bargains for the holiday season arrive early when Christmas in July hits the Market Square Farmers Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment, shopping and bargains for the holiday season arrive early when Christmas in July hits the Market Square Farmers Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Allegheny County Jail inmates now getting some life lessons via tablets By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/28/Inmates-now-getting-some-life-lessons-via-tablets-pittsburgh-allegheny-county/stories/201507270042 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/07/28/Inmates-now-getting-some-life-lessons-via-tablets-pittsburgh-allegheny-county/stories/201507270042 Allegheny County Jail officials began offering customized tablet computers to some inmates this month and hope the array of educational programs will provide a substitute for watching television. Allegheny County Jail officials began offering customized tablet computers to some inmates this month and hope the array of educational programs will provide a substitute for watching television.

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Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: New Windows OS releases tomorrow http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/07/28/Ced-Kurtz-s-Techman-Texts-New-Windows-OS-releases-tomorrow/stories/201507280019 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/07/28/Ced-Kurtz-s-Techman-Texts-New-Windows-OS-releases-tomorrow/stories/201507280019 Microsoft will release the last full version of its Windows operating system, Windows 10, Wednesday. Microsoft will release the last full version of its Windows operating system, Windows 10, Wednesday.

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Game review: 'Rocket League' from Sony features cars with a kick. By Max Parker http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/gaming-plus/2015/07/28/Game-review-Rocket-League-from-Sony-features-cars-with-a-kick/stories/201507280012 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/gaming-plus/2015/07/28/Game-review-Rocket-League-from-Sony-features-cars-with-a-kick/stories/201507280012 July 7 marked the beginning of a new phenomenon in video games. It’s called “Rocket League,” and its concept is simple. It takes the sport of soccer, removes all of the human players and replaces them with rocket-propelled supercars. July 7 marked the beginning of a new phenomenon in video games. It’s called “Rocket League,” and its concept is simple. It takes the sport of soccer, removes all of the human players and replaces them with rocket-propelled supercars.

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NETL's new director gazes into the future By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2015/07/28/NETL-s-new-director-gazing-into-the-future-energy-oil-natural-gas-renewables/stories/201507280011 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2015/07/28/NETL-s-new-director-gazing-into-the-future-energy-oil-natural-gas-renewables/stories/201507280011 Making a budget is rarely the stuff of grand ideas. But it should be, says Grace Bochenek, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in South Park. Making a budget is rarely the stuff of grand ideas. But it should be, says Grace Bochenek, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in South Park.

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Ask Natalie: Wedding etiquette continues to change By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/ask-natalie/2015/07/28/Ask-Natalie-Wedding-etiquette-continues-to-change/stories/201507240221 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/ask-natalie/2015/07/28/Ask-Natalie-Wedding-etiquette-continues-to-change/stories/201507240221 DEAR NATALIE: What is the etiquette for greeting the bride and groom at a wedding reception? It seems that the receiving line for the bridal party has disappeared. Should one wait for the bride and groom to visit one’s table, or should you try to greet them during the reception to offer congratulations and best wishes? Thank you. — FREQUENT WEDDING GUEST DEAR NATALIE: What is the etiquette for greeting the bride and groom at a wedding reception? It seems that the receiving line for the bridal party has disappeared. Should one wait for the bride and groom to visit one’s table, or should you try to greet them during the reception to offer congratulations and best wishes? Thank you. — FREQUENT WEDDING GUEST

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Preview: Van Halen tour still Runnin' By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/07/28/Preview-Van-Halen-tour-still-Runnin/stories/201507280010 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/07/28/Preview-Van-Halen-tour-still-Runnin/stories/201507280010 We like to think of the singer and guitarist — Jagger/Richards, Tyler/Perry, Daltrey/Townshend, David Lee Roth/Eddie Van Halen — as the best of friends. We like to think of the singer and guitarist — Jagger/Richards, Tyler/Perry, Daltrey/Townshend, David Lee Roth/Eddie Van Halen — as the best of friends.

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