http://www.post-gazette.com Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:37:00 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Ryan Shazier speaks: 'I got to get back' By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/02/20/ryan-shazier-rehab-spinal-injury-update-steelers-rosie-nix-podcast-comments/stories/201802200200 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:11:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/02/20/ryan-shazier-rehab-spinal-injury-update-steelers-rosie-nix-podcast-comments/stories/201802200200 Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier not only wants to play football again, he says his goal is to make the Hall of Fame. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier not only wants to play football again, he says his goal is to make the Hall of Fame.

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Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Olympics before a last-minute cancellation By Ashley Parker / The Washington Post http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/02/20/Mike-Pence-was-set-to-meet-with-North-Korean-officials-during-the-Olympics-before-a-last-minute-cancellation/stories/201802200192 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:14:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/02/20/Mike-Pence-was-set-to-meet-with-North-Korean-officials-during-the-Olympics-before-a-last-minute-cancellation/stories/201802200192 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Vice President Mike Pence departed for a five-day, two country swing through Asia earlier this month having agreed to a secret meeting with North Korean officials while in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Vice President Mike Pence departed for a five-day, two country swing through Asia earlier this month having agreed to a secret meeting with North Korean officials while in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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Council raises mandatory retirement age for Pittsburgh police By Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-City-Council-police-mandatory-retirement-age-approved-Entrepreneur-Support-Fund-Strassburger-McKenna-contract/stories/201802200151 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:33:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-City-Council-police-mandatory-retirement-age-approved-Entrepreneur-Support-Fund-Strassburger-McKenna-contract/stories/201802200151 Pittsburgh police will have five more years before they must retire from the force. Pittsburgh police will have five more years before they must retire from the force.

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Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot man in Homewood had been involved in two other recent shootings By Shelly Bradbury / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-Police-officer-three-shooting-10-months-Gino-Macioce-Mark-Daniels/stories/201802200167 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:04:43 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-Police-officer-three-shooting-10-months-Gino-Macioce-Mark-Daniels/stories/201802200167 The Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot a man during an exchange of gunfire in Homewood on Feb. 11 has been involved in two other shootings in the past 10 months.  The Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot a man during an exchange of gunfire in Homewood on Feb. 11 has been involved in two other shootings in the past 10 months. 

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Trump has directed the Justice Department to propose rules to ‘ban all devices’ like bump stocks By Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/Trump-has-directed-the-Justice-Department-to-propose-rules-to-ban-all-devices-like-bump-stocks/stories/201802200158 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:38:53 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/Trump-has-directed-the-Justice-Department-to-propose-rules-to-ban-all-devices-like-bump-stocks/stories/201802200158 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

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Eugene DePasquale announces audit for state Game Commission By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/02/20/Pennsylvania-Game-Commission-audit-Eugene-DePasquale-licenses-fees/stories/201802200152 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:16:12 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/02/20/Pennsylvania-Game-Commission-audit-Eugene-DePasquale-licenses-fees/stories/201802200152 One of Pennsylvania’s two wildlife management agencies will be under a microscope in 2018. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Tuesday that his office will conduct the Game Commission’s first performance audit in nearly a decade. One of Pennsylvania’s two wildlife management agencies will be under a microscope in 2018. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Tuesday that his office will conduct the Game Commission’s first performance audit in nearly a decade.

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Students who survived the Parkland school shooting are in Florida’s capital to demand action on gun control By Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/Students-who-survived-the-Parkland-school-shooting-are-in-Florida-s-capital-to-demand-action-on-gun-control/stories/201802200149 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:14:37 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/Students-who-survived-the-Parkland-school-shooting-are-in-Florida-s-capital-to-demand-action-on-gun-control/stories/201802200149 PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the attack. PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the attack.

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Families displaced as landslide threatens Spring Hill homes By Matt McKinney / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Landslide-threatens-homes-evacuations-Spring-Hill-Goehring-STreet-Kenzig-Avenue/stories/201802200148 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:59:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Landslide-threatens-homes-evacuations-Spring-Hill-Goehring-STreet-Kenzig-Avenue/stories/201802200148 When Randal Miller and Honi Jurison bought their Spring Hill home four years ago, the front-yard view overlooking Downtown Pittsburgh made the property feel like a steal. Less appealing, however, was the steep rock face bordering the far edge of their backyard. When Randal Miller and Honi Jurison bought their Spring Hill home four years ago, the front-yard view overlooking Downtown Pittsburgh made the property feel like a steal. Less appealing, however, was the steep rock face bordering the far edge of their backyard.

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Additional jail time imposed upon elder fraud violator Martha Bell By Gary Rotstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Martha-Bell-elder-fraud-David-Cashman-additional-jail-sentence-probation-violation/stories/201802200140 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:58 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Martha-Bell-elder-fraud-David-Cashman-additional-jail-sentence-probation-violation/stories/201802200140 Elder fraud offender and former nursing home administrator Martha Bell has been sentenced to additional jail time for violating terms of probation for her prior crimes. Elder fraud offender and former nursing home administrator Martha Bell has been sentenced to additional jail time for violating terms of probation for her prior crimes.

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Clint Hurdle: Pace-of-action rules could spark more trust, planning By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2018/02/20/clint-hurdle-mlb-pace-of-play-rob-manfred-mlbpa-mound-visits/stories/201802200144 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:55:40 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2018/02/20/clint-hurdle-mlb-pace-of-play-rob-manfred-mlbpa-mound-visits/stories/201802200144 BRADENTON, Fla. — Saying that he has no “strong distaste” for the new pace-of-play rules that limit mound visits and that he understands their purpose, manager Clint Hurdle saw a way for the restrictions to benefit the Pirates. BRADENTON, Fla. — Saying that he has no “strong distaste” for the new pace-of-play rules that limit mound visits and that he understands their purpose, manager Clint Hurdle saw a way for the restrictions to benefit the Pirates.

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Peduto poised to move controversial Stephen Foster statue By Bill Schackner and Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Stephen-Foster-statue-Pittsburgh-racism-controversy-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-music/stories/201802200129 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:33:29 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Stephen-Foster-statue-Pittsburgh-racism-controversy-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-music/stories/201802200129 The Peduto administration Tuesday signaled that it will follow a recommendation from the Pittsburgh Art Commission that the controversial statue of late composer Stephen Foster be moved from its location in Oakland. The Peduto administration Tuesday signaled that it will follow a recommendation from the Pittsburgh Art Commission that the controversial statue of late composer Stephen Foster be moved from its location in Oakland.

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Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge says he flatlined three times during a Nov. heart attack Dan Balz / The Washington Post http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/02/20/Ex-homeland-security-chief-tom-Ridge-pennsylvania-governor-recalls-heart-attack-scare-flatlined/stories/201802200126 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:21:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/02/20/Ex-homeland-security-chief-tom-Ridge-pennsylvania-governor-recalls-heart-attack-scare-flatlined/stories/201802200126 Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says he flatlined three times during a November heart attack, and he’s crediting health care workers for keeping him alive. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says he flatlined three times during a November heart attack, and he’s crediting health care workers for keeping him alive.

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Black Moth Super Rainbow regroups for first album in six years By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2018/02/20/Black-Moth-Super-Rainbow-Panic-Blooms-Mr-Smalls-August-Tobacco-Pittsburgh/stories/201802200122 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:56:18 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2018/02/20/Black-Moth-Super-Rainbow-Panic-Blooms-Mr-Smalls-August-Tobacco-Pittsburgh/stories/201802200122 Black Moth Super Rainbow, easily one of the Pittsburgh’s trippiest bands, will release its first album in six years and bring its tour to Mr. Smalls in Millvale on Aug. 10. Black Moth Super Rainbow, easily one of the Pittsburgh’s trippiest bands, will release its first album in six years and bring its tour to Mr. Smalls in Millvale on Aug. 10.

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Three's company: Hays bald eagles lay a third egg By John Hayes / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Hays-Pittsburgh-bald-eagles-nest-three-eggs-2018/stories/201802200123 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:53:56 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/20/Hays-Pittsburgh-bald-eagles-nest-three-eggs-2018/stories/201802200123 There is a full house at Hays. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania reported that the third egg of 2018 was first seen shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. There is a full house at Hays. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania reported that the third egg of 2018 was first seen shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Here's where to eat and drink when it's 70 degrees in February Melissa McCart / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/dining/2018/02/20/where-to-eat-drink-pittsburgh-restaurants-open-patios-warm-weather-70-degrees-february/stories/201802200111 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:48:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/dining/2018/02/20/where-to-eat-drink-pittsburgh-restaurants-open-patios-warm-weather-70-degrees-february/stories/201802200111 Get ready to dine and drink outside. With temperatures hitting 70, if only for a day or so (says the Dark Sky app), here are a few places where you can bask in the day’s warmth with a bite and a brew, or another drink-of-choice:  Get ready to dine and drink outside. With temperatures hitting 70, if only for a day or so (says the Dark Sky app), here are a few places where you can bask in the day’s warmth with a bite and a brew, or another drink-of-choice: 

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DEP extends public comment period for Falcon Ethane Pipeline By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2018/02/19/Pipeline-comment-period-extended-Shell-cracker-Falcon-public/stories/201802190132 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2018/02/19/Pipeline-comment-period-extended-Shell-cracker-Falcon-public/stories/201802190132 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has extended until Apr. 17 the comment period on water obstruction and encroachment permits needed to build the 97-mile-long Falcon Ethane Pipeline. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has extended until Apr. 17 the comment period on water obstruction and encroachment permits needed to build the 97-mile-long Falcon Ethane Pipeline.

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National GOP plans to challenge Pa.’s new congressional map in federal court as early as Wednesday Jonathan Lai / Philadelphia Inquirer Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/National-GOP-republicans-pennsylvania-redistricting-gerrymandering-lawsuit-challenge-map-supreme-court-federal-court/stories/201802200117 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:08:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/02/20/National-GOP-republicans-pennsylvania-redistricting-gerrymandering-lawsuit-challenge-map-supreme-court-federal-court/stories/201802200117 Escalating their fight over the Pennsylvania congressional map imposed by the state Supreme Court, Republicans are preparing at least two separate legal challenges in federal court seeking to block the new district boundaries. Escalating their fight over the Pennsylvania congressional map imposed by the state Supreme Court, Republicans are preparing at least two separate legal challenges in federal court seeking to block the new district boundaries.

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study By MARILYNN MARCHIONE / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/02/20/Preventive-treatment-peanut-allergies-succeeds-in-study-aimmune-therapeutics-fda/stories/201802200113 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:48:16 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/02/20/Preventive-treatment-peanut-allergies-succeeds-in-study-aimmune-therapeutics-fda/stories/201802200113 The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study.

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Social media threats continue locally after fatal South Florida school shooting By Matt McKinney / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-region-School-Districts-ongoing-threats-violence-hoax-police-Florida-shooting/stories/201802200086 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:24 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/02/20/Pittsburgh-region-School-Districts-ongoing-threats-violence-hoax-police-Florida-shooting/stories/201802200086 The spate of threats at schools across the country has continued locally in the wake of a mass shooting last week at a South Florida high school. The spate of threats at schools across the country has continued locally in the wake of a mass shooting last week at a South Florida high school.

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Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi hires father of elite 2020 prospect By Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/02/20/paris-johnson-pitt-pat-narduzzi-football-pittsburgh-panthers-recruiting/stories/201802200109 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:26:44 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/02/20/paris-johnson-pitt-pat-narduzzi-football-pittsburgh-panthers-recruiting/stories/201802200109 Pitt's new assistant director of player personnel, according to his Twitter page, is Paris Johnson Sr., a former fifth-round NFL draft pick who worked under Pat Narduzzi for a season at Michigan State. He replaces Da’Vell Winters on Pitt’s football support staff. Pitt's new assistant director of player personnel, according to his Twitter page, is Paris Johnson Sr., a former fifth-round NFL draft pick who worked under Pat Narduzzi for a season at Michigan State. He replaces Da’Vell Winters on Pitt’s football support staff.

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