http://www.post-gazette.com Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:06:22 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 These eight cities could ruin Pittsburgh's hopes for Amazon HQ2 By Julian Routh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/amazon-pittsburgh-hq2-headquarters-boston-new-york-washington-denver-atlanta-toronto-chicago-philadelphia/stories/201801180125 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:54:47 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/amazon-pittsburgh-hq2-headquarters-boston-new-york-washington-denver-atlanta-toronto-chicago-philadelphia/stories/201801180125 Amazon’s wish list of cities for its second headquarters was narrowed to 20 Thursday, and Pittsburgh can be proud it’s on it. Amazon’s wish list of cities for its second headquarters was narrowed to 20 Thursday, and Pittsburgh can be proud it’s on it.

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New Port Authority CEO says reviewing fare enforcement policy her top priority By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/01/18/Allegheny-County-Port-Authority-CEO-Katharine-Kelleman-cashless-fare-armed-enforcement-priority-protests/stories/201801180126 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:39:25 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/01/18/Allegheny-County-Port-Authority-CEO-Katharine-Kelleman-cashless-fare-armed-enforcement-priority-protests/stories/201801180126 On a day when a coalition of groups will hold a pair of rallies against armed enforcement of fare payment on Port Authority vehicles, the new head of the transit agency said reviewing that proposed policy is her top priority. On a day when a coalition of groups will hold a pair of rallies against armed enforcement of fare payment on Port Authority vehicles, the new head of the transit agency said reviewing that proposed policy is her top priority.

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Paul Zeise: Mike Tomlin has hitched his wagon to a disappointing defense By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/zeise-is-right/2018/01/18/steelers-mike-tomlin-defense-keith-butler-disappointment-playoff-loss-jaguars/stories/201801180120 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:31:47 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/zeise-is-right/2018/01/18/steelers-mike-tomlin-defense-keith-butler-disappointment-playoff-loss-jaguars/stories/201801180120 The Steelers defensive staff got a vote of confidence Wednesday from Mike Tomlin. That’s a strange move, considering the defense is the reason the Steelers failed to get to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. The Steelers defensive staff got a vote of confidence Wednesday from Mike Tomlin. That’s a strange move, considering the defense is the reason the Steelers failed to get to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row.

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State employees find shank during two-day search of Allegheny County Jail; inmate charged By Shelly Bradbury / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/State-PA-employees-corrections-shank-tactical-search-Allegheny-County-Jail-inmate-charged-K9/stories/201801180122 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:18:43 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/State-PA-employees-corrections-shank-tactical-search-Allegheny-County-Jail-inmate-charged-K9/stories/201801180122 A 29-year-old inmate in the Allegheny County Jail faces criminal charges after state employees found a shank hidden in his mattress during a top-to-bottom search of the jail Tuesday, according to court records. A 29-year-old inmate in the Allegheny County Jail faces criminal charges after state employees found a shank hidden in his mattress during a top-to-bottom search of the jail Tuesday, according to court records.

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Former Pa. AG Kane seeks to reverse perjury conviction in Superior Court By Craig R. McCoy / Philadelphia Inquirer http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/01/18/Former-Pa-Attorney-General-kathleen-Kane-seeks-to-reverse-perjury-conviction-in-Superior-Court/stories/201801170234 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:03:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/01/18/Former-Pa-Attorney-General-kathleen-Kane-seeks-to-reverse-perjury-conviction-in-Superior-Court/stories/201801170234 Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s fight to reverse her perjury conviction reached the state Superior Court Wednesday, another milestone in a long march that so far has kept Kane from serving a county jail sentence. Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s fight to reverse her perjury conviction reached the state Superior Court Wednesday, another milestone in a long march that so far has kept Kane from serving a county jail sentence.

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Pa. Superior Court affirms Ferrante conviction in wife's cyanide-poisoning murder By Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/Robert-Ferrante-Autumn-Klein-conviction-affirmed-cyanide-murder-poisoning-UPMC-University-of-Pittsburgh/stories/201801180116 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/Robert-Ferrante-Autumn-Klein-conviction-affirmed-cyanide-murder-poisoning-UPMC-University-of-Pittsburgh/stories/201801180116 The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of Robert Ferrante for killing his wife with cyanide in 2013. The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of Robert Ferrante for killing his wife with cyanide in 2013.

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Pittsburghers react to being on Amazon's HQ2 short list By Courtney Linder / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2018/01/18/amazon-hq2-pittsburgh-20-finalists-reaction-tech-bill-peduto-rich-fitzgerald/stories/201801180113 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:42:05 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2018/01/18/amazon-hq2-pittsburgh-20-finalists-reaction-tech-bill-peduto-rich-fitzgerald/stories/201801180113 Pittsburgh formally entered the race to court Seattle’s e-commerce darling Amazon on Oct. 18. Pittsburgh formally entered the race to court Seattle’s e-commerce darling Amazon on Oct. 18.

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PUC adopts preliminary plan for overseeing PWSA By Liz Navratil / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/Public-utility-commission-adopts-preliminary-plan-overseeing-PWSA-Pittsburgh-PA/stories/201801180114 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:25:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/Public-utility-commission-adopts-preliminary-plan-overseeing-PWSA-Pittsburgh-PA/stories/201801180114 HARRISBURG — The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday morning adopted a preliminary plan that will outline for the first time how specifically the commission will oversee the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. HARRISBURG — The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday morning adopted a preliminary plan that will outline for the first time how specifically the commission will oversee the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

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Felipe Rivero gets four-year contract from Pirates By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2018/01/18/felipe-rivero-contract-extension-pirates-2018-offseason-moves-neal-huntington/stories/201801180115 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:19:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2018/01/18/felipe-rivero-contract-extension-pirates-2018-offseason-moves-neal-huntington/stories/201801180115 The Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero reached a four-year contract with two club options, the team announced Thursday. The contract extends through 2021 with club options for 2022 and 2023.  The Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero reached a four-year contract with two club options, the team announced Thursday. The contract extends through 2021 with club options for 2022 and 2023. 

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Howard Hanna names new president for company's Pennsylvania region Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/01/18/Howard-Hanna-names-new-president-real-estate-for-company-s-Pennsylvania-region-tom-ceponis/stories/201801180107 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:21:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/01/18/Howard-Hanna-names-new-president-real-estate-for-company-s-Pennsylvania-region-tom-ceponis/stories/201801180107 Tom Ceponis, a senior manager at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services for 30 years, has been named president of the company's Pennsylvania region. Tom Ceponis, a senior manager at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services for 30 years, has been named president of the company's Pennsylvania region.

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Amazon narrows list of cities for second headquarters — and Pittsburgh's on it Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/01/18/Amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-second-headquarters-Pittsburgh/stories/201801180104 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:17:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/01/18/Amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-second-headquarters-Pittsburgh/stories/201801180104 Pittsburgh has made the first cut in its bid for Amazon’s prized second headquarters. Pittsburgh has made the first cut in its bid for Amazon’s prized second headquarters.

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U.S. marshal shot, killed and 2 officers wounded while serving warrant in Harrisburg Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/01/18/Harrisburg-police-officers-shot-shooting-serving-warrant/stories/201801180103 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:08:34 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/01/18/Harrisburg-police-officers-shot-shooting-serving-warrant/stories/201801180103 A U.S. marshal was shot and killed and two police officers were wounded while serving a warrant in the city Thursday morning. A U.S. marshal was shot and killed and two police officers were wounded while serving a warrant in the city Thursday morning.

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The journey of the blue bag: A look inside Pittsburgh's recycling system Ashley Murray / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/journey-of-the-blue-bag-recyclables-single-stream-recycling-system-pittsburgh/stories/201801180102 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:10:28 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/18/journey-of-the-blue-bag-recyclables-single-stream-recycling-system-pittsburgh/stories/201801180102 A look inside Pittsburgh's single-stream recycling system — and why it's not quite working. A look inside Pittsburgh's single-stream recycling system — and why it's not quite working.

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Bank of New York Mellon's profits surge in fourth quarter Patricia Sabatini / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/01/18/Bank-of-New-York-Mellon-s-profits-surge-in-fourth-quarter-pittsburgh/stories/201801180100 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:52:08 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/01/18/Bank-of-New-York-Mellon-s-profits-surge-in-fourth-quarter-pittsburgh/stories/201801180100 Bank of New York Mellon saw fourth-quarter profits jump 37 percent as the money management giant got a big boost from the new federal tax law. Bank of New York Mellon saw fourth-quarter profits jump 37 percent as the money management giant got a big boost from the new federal tax law.

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TRAFFIC: Parkway North rehabilitation work continues through March Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/01/18/TRAFFIC-crashes-accidents-pittsburgh-construction-updates-roadwork/stories/201801180099 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:20:02 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/01/18/TRAFFIC-crashes-accidents-pittsburgh-construction-updates-roadwork/stories/201801180099 Ongoing traffic restrictions: Ongoing traffic restrictions:

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The two Koreas may be planning an Olympic first with a joint women’s hockey team, but many in the South are not happy. By Anna Fifield / The Washington Post http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/01/18/The-two-Koreas-may-be-planning-an-Olympic-first-with-a-joint-women-s-hockey-team-but-many-in-the-South-are-not-happy/stories/201801170300 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/01/18/The-two-Koreas-may-be-planning-an-Olympic-first-with-a-joint-women-s-hockey-team-but-many-in-the-South-are-not-happy/stories/201801170300 SEOUL, South Korea - Many South Koreans are up in arms over a plan to field a single Korean women’s hockey team at next month’s Winter Olympics, viewing it as a step too far in the government’s attempt to bring about a thaw in relations between the two Koreas. SEOUL, South Korea - Many South Koreans are up in arms over a plan to field a single Korean women’s hockey team at next month’s Winter Olympics, viewing it as a step too far in the government’s attempt to bring about a thaw in relations between the two Koreas.

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The White House’s involvement in Steve Bannon’s testimony has spotlighted its sweeping interpretation of executive privilege By Tom LoBianco, Zeke Miller and Chad Day / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/01/17/The-White-House-s-involvement-in-Steve-Bannon-s-testimony-has-spotlighted-its-sweeping-interpretation-of-executive-privilege/stories/201801170306 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/01/17/The-White-House-s-involvement-in-Steve-Bannon-s-testimony-has-spotlighted-its-sweeping-interpretation-of-executive-privilege/stories/201801170306 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.

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Hunting a CIA mole, the FBI gambled and let a suspect return to China — holding off for five years before pouncing By Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman / The New York Times http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/01/18/Hunting-a-CIA-mole-the-FBI-gambled-and-let-a-suspect-return-to-China-holding-off-for-five-years-before-pouncing/stories/201801170314 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/01/18/Hunting-a-CIA-mole-the-FBI-gambled-and-let-a-suspect-return-to-China-holding-off-for-five-years-before-pouncing/stories/201801170314 WASHINGTON — Face to face with a former CIA officer in 2013, federal agents took a calculated risk. They did not confront him about the classified information they had found in his luggage. And they did not ask what they most wanted to know: whether he was a spy for China. WASHINGTON — Face to face with a former CIA officer in 2013, federal agents took a calculated risk. They did not confront him about the classified information they had found in his luggage. And they did not ask what they most wanted to know: whether he was a spy for China.

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Here’s how, sources say, author Michael Wolff got into Trump’s White House for the tell-all book ‘Fire and Fury’ By Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg News http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/01/17/Here-s-how-sources-say-author-Michael-Wolff-got-into-Trump-s-White-House-for-the-tell-all-book-Fire-and-Fury/stories/201801170310 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/01/17/Here-s-how-sources-say-author-Michael-Wolff-got-into-Trump-s-White-House-for-the-tell-all-book-Fire-and-Fury/stories/201801170310 WASHINGTON — Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald Trump’s presidency. WASHINGTON — Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald Trump’s presidency.

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Pine-Richland Middle School cancels classes Thursday after gas leak Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2018/01/18/Pine-Richland-Middle-School-cancels-classes-gas-leak/stories/201801180097 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:14:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2018/01/18/Pine-Richland-Middle-School-cancels-classes-gas-leak/stories/201801180097 Pine-Richland Middle School has canceled classes on Thursday due to a gas leak and a subsequent small kitchen fire on the school campus in Pine Township. Pine-Richland Middle School has canceled classes on Thursday due to a gas leak and a subsequent small kitchen fire on the school campus in Pine Township.

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