http://www.post-gazette.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:03:48 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 They're back: Bald eagle camera makes its return to nest in Hays http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2014/12/18/PixController-wildlife-bald-eagles-camera-Pittsburgh-Hays/stories/201412180274 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:39 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2014/12/18/PixController-wildlife-bald-eagles-camera-Pittsburgh-Hays/stories/201412180274 Eagle watch 2015 starts today. This morning volunteers from the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and PixController installed an improved high-tech wildlife camera system overlooking the bald eagle nest in the Pittsburgh community of Hays. Eagle watch 2015 starts today. This morning volunteers from the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and PixController installed an improved high-tech wildlife camera system overlooking the bald eagle nest in the Pittsburgh community of Hays.

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PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/18/PUC-commissioners-grant-Lyft-experimental-license-Uber/stories/201412180269 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:03:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/18/PUC-commissioners-grant-Lyft-experimental-license-Uber/stories/201412180269 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission this morning granted ride-sharing company Lyft an experimental license to operate in Pittsburgh and statewide. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission this morning granted ride-sharing company Lyft an experimental license to operate in Pittsburgh and statewide.

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Hundreds of housing units planned for Strip District development http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/18/Cleveland-developer-teams-with-Buncher-for-Strip-District-housing/stories/201412180265 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:23:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/18/Cleveland-developer-teams-with-Buncher-for-Strip-District-housing/stories/201412180265 A Cleveland developer is teaming with the Buncher Co. to build as many as 800 residential units in the Strip District as part of Buncher's Riverfront Landing development. A Cleveland developer is teaming with the Buncher Co. to build as many as 800 residential units in the Strip District as part of Buncher's Riverfront Landing development.

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Gingerbread and cookies: A spicy holiday tradition http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/12/18/Warm-gingery-goodness/stories/201412180004 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:57:01 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/12/18/Warm-gingery-goodness/stories/201412180004 Forget the sugar plums.  Forget the sugar plums. 

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Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2014/12/18/Hiring-right-coach-is-what-Pederson-never-got-right/stories/201412180218 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:50:37 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2014/12/18/Hiring-right-coach-is-what-Pederson-never-got-right/stories/201412180218 The people who were hoping that Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson would be kept at a respectful distance from the habitual football coaching search that begins again today got their wish Wednesday. The people who were hoping that Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson would be kept at a respectful distance from the habitual football coaching search that begins again today got their wish Wednesday.

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Bob Smizik: Without support, Pederson fired http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/12/18/Bob-Smizik-33/stories/201412180250 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/12/18/Bob-Smizik-33/stories/201412180250 Almost no task was too large for Steve Pederson to tackle. In his first tenure as athletic director at Pitt, his work in upgrading the bottom-feeding football and basketball programs prompted Beano Cook to call him the man who ''saved Pitt athletics.'' He convinced his bosses to tear down Pitt Stadium and build the Petersen Events Center. In his second tenure, he built baseball, softball and soccer fields on campus. All of these improvements -- wins, losses, facilities -- played a large role in Pitt gaining admittance to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Almost no task was too large for Steve Pederson to tackle. In his first tenure as athletic director at Pitt, his work in upgrading the bottom-feeding football and basketball programs prompted Beano Cook to call him the man who ''saved Pitt athletics.'' He convinced his bosses to tear down Pitt Stadium and build the Petersen Events Center. In his second tenure, he built baseball, softball and soccer fields on campus. All of these improvements -- wins, losses, facilities -- played a large role in Pitt gaining admittance to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Does the Pennsylvania Legislature have a conflict of interest problem? http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2014/12/18/Does-the-Pennsylvania-Legislature-have-a-conflict-of-interest-problem/stories/201412110028 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2014/12/18/Does-the-Pennsylvania-Legislature-have-a-conflict-of-interest-problem/stories/201412110028 Do you know what your state legislator is doing when not writing or voting on laws? It’s more difficult to answer than it should be, so we’ll try to explain and illustrate the complexity of lawmakers and their outside interests.  Do you know what your state legislator is doing when not writing or voting on laws? It’s more difficult to answer than it should be, so we’ll try to explain and illustrate the complexity of lawmakers and their outside interests. 

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On the Steelers: No-huddle offense could return http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/12/18/On-the-Steelers-No-huddle-offense-could-return/stories/201412180204 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:50:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/12/18/On-the-Steelers-No-huddle-offense-could-return/stories/201412180204 Remember how the Steelers planned to turn the no-huddle offense into perhaps their primary mode of transportation in 2014? Remember how the Steelers planned to turn the no-huddle offense into perhaps their primary mode of transportation in 2014?

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Mixed reactions in Pittsburgh to Cuba normalization http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/12/18/Mixed-reactions-in-Pittsburgh-to-Cuba-normalization/stories/201412180164 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:40:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/12/18/Mixed-reactions-in-Pittsburgh-to-Cuba-normalization/stories/201412180164 Victor Diaz’s voice practically exploded over his car speakerphone when asked about President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday to begin normalizing relations with Cuba. Victor Diaz’s voice practically exploded over his car speakerphone when asked about President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday to begin normalizing relations with Cuba.

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High-dose flu vaccine found more effective for elderly http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2014/12/18/High-dose-flu-vaccine-found-more-effective-for-elderly/stories/201412170206 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:40:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2014/12/18/High-dose-flu-vaccine-found-more-effective-for-elderly/stories/201412170206 Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found. Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.

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Pittsburgh school board OKs budget with no change in property tax rate http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/18/Pittsburgh-school-board-approves-budget-with-no-change-in-property-tax-rate/stories/201412180196 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:20:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/18/Pittsburgh-school-board-approves-budget-with-no-change-in-property-tax-rate/stories/201412180196 Pittsburgh Public Schools’ board of directors unanimously approved a final budget Wednesday night of $556.8 million for 2015. Pittsburgh Public Schools’ board of directors unanimously approved a final budget Wednesday night of $556.8 million for 2015.

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Penguins dealing with adversity http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/18/Penguins-dealing-with-adversity/stories/201412180186 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:59:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/18/Penguins-dealing-with-adversity/stories/201412180186 The Penguins’ first-line right winger was playing in the American Hockey League a few days ago. The Penguins’ first-line right winger was playing in the American Hockey League a few days ago.

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Penguins notebook: Mumps have ripple effect http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/18/Penguins-notebook-Mumps-have-ripple-effect/stories/201412180178 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:16:04 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/18/Penguins-notebook-Mumps-have-ripple-effect/stories/201412180178 The news was pretty bleak for Penguins winger Beau Bennett a few days ago, when tests confirmed he has mumps. The news was pretty bleak for Penguins winger Beau Bennett a few days ago, when tests confirmed he has mumps.

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Brian O'Neill: Let’s not just laugh off N. Koreans’ anger http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2014/12/18/Brian-O-Neill-Let-s-not-just-laugh-off-N-Koreans-anger/stories/201412180147 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:59:51 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2014/12/18/Brian-O-Neill-Let-s-not-just-laugh-off-N-Koreans-anger/stories/201412180147 Here’s how crazy the world is now: Seeing a bad movie this Christmas could be called an act of patriotism. Here’s how crazy the world is now: Seeing a bad movie this Christmas could be called an act of patriotism.

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Save the rhinos: Science tries to rescue the northern white species http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Save-the-rhinos-Science-tries-to-rescue-the-northern-white-species/stories/201412200010 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:28:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Save-the-rhinos-Science-tries-to-rescue-the-northern-white-species/stories/201412200010 With the death of Angalifu, the 44-year-old northern white rhinoceros that lived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the species is now officially five rhinos removed from extinction. One of them is Nola, an elderly female white rhino who lives at the zoo. With the death of Angalifu, the 44-year-old northern white rhinoceros that lived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the species is now officially five rhinos removed from extinction. One of them is Nola, an elderly female white rhino who lives at the zoo.

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Progress in Lima: Many nations now want to curb greenhouse gases http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Progress-in-Lima-Many-nations-now-want-to-curb-greenhouse-gases/stories/201412180130 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:24:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Progress-in-Lima-Many-nations-now-want-to-curb-greenhouse-gases/stories/201412180130 The outcome of the 196-nation, United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru, was positive, but it revealed the barriers to addressing this crucial global problem. The outcome of the 196-nation, United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru, was positive, but it revealed the barriers to addressing this crucial global problem.

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Scott Sturgis’ Driver’s Seat: Redesign for 2015 gives Chrysler 200C a lot to offer http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2014/12/18/Scott-Sturgis-Driver-s-Seat-Redesign-for-2015-gives-Chrysler200C-a-lot-to-offer/stories/201412180126 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:43 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2014/12/18/Scott-Sturgis-Driver-s-Seat-Redesign-for-2015-gives-Chrysler200C-a-lot-to-offer/stories/201412180126 2015 Chrysler 200C: Better bread and butter? 2015 Chrysler 200C: Better bread and butter?

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Kane on trial: The Philadelphia DA opens her closed prosecution http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Kane-on-trial-The-Philadelphia-DA-opens-her-closed-prosecution/stories/201412310021 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:27:09 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/18/Kane-on-trial-The-Philadelphia-DA-opens-her-closed-prosecution/stories/201412310021 Philadelphia’s district attorney filed criminal charges Tuesday against two Democratic legislators, bad news for them and worse news for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Philadelphia’s district attorney filed criminal charges Tuesday against two Democratic legislators, bad news for them and worse news for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

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Paul McCartney leads list of best 2014 pop concerts in Pittsburgh http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2014/12/18/Best-Pop-Concert-Paul-McCartney/stories/201412180116 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:20:34 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2014/12/18/Best-Pop-Concert-Paul-McCartney/stories/201412180116 In promoter speak, there was no shortage of inventory here in 2014. Look no further than Stage AE having its most active year (157 concerts, 197 events) since opening in 2010. In promoter speak, there was no shortage of inventory here in 2014. Look no further than Stage AE having its most active year (157 concerts, 197 events) since opening in 2010.

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Best Play: 'Tamara' http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2014/12/18/Best-Play-Tamara/stories/201412180110 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:05:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2014/12/18/Best-Play-Tamara/stories/201412180110 Here today, gone ... well, it depends. Theater's glory is that it's live, right in the same room with you, but disappearing by the moment. How long it lasts depends on it and you. Here today, gone ... well, it depends. Theater's glory is that it's live, right in the same room with you, but disappearing by the moment. How long it lasts depends on it and you.

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