http://www.post-gazette.com Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:47:49 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Antonio Brown: From Steelers star to ad man By Rob Owen / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2017/07/20/Antonio-Brown-DIRECTV-pitchman-DIRECTV-Now-offers-WTAE-WPXI-live-streams/stories/201707200150 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:49:18 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2017/07/20/Antonio-Brown-DIRECTV-pitchman-DIRECTV-Now-offers-WTAE-WPXI-live-streams/stories/201707200150 In the coming weeks, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will join Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott and Atlanta Falcons’ linebacker Vic Beasley in an ad campaign for DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket programming package. In the coming weeks, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will join Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott and Atlanta Falcons’ linebacker Vic Beasley in an ad campaign for DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket programming package.

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The Pirates are back at .500 after sweeping the Brewers By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/07/20/The-Pirates-had-to-have-this-Brewers-series-Thursday-they-got-it-trade-deadline-Jameson-Taillon-Felipe-Rivero/stories/201707200156 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:40:14 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/07/20/The-Pirates-had-to-have-this-Brewers-series-Thursday-they-got-it-trade-deadline-Jameson-Taillon-Felipe-Rivero/stories/201707200156 Adam Frazier had not yet walked off against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday when Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the implications the upcoming four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers would have on his trade-deadline strategy. Adam Frazier had not yet walked off against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday when Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the implications the upcoming four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers would have on his trade-deadline strategy.

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After 37 years, slain Saxonburg police chief's widow has her answers By Karen Kane / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/07/20/Saxonburg-police-chief-Greg-Adams-Donald-Eugene-Webb-investigation-answers/stories/201707200149 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:32:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/07/20/Saxonburg-police-chief-Greg-Adams-Donald-Eugene-Webb-investigation-answers/stories/201707200149 Saxonburg Police Chief Greg Adams didn't go down without a fight. In fact, in the words of police, he "fought like a lion." Saxonburg Police Chief Greg Adams didn't go down without a fight. In fact, in the words of police, he "fought like a lion."

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Coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington found dead in his home near Los Angeles By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2017/07/20/Coroner-says-Linkin-Park-singer-Chester-Bennington-found-dead-in-his-home-near-Los-Angeles/stories/201707200148 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:00:05 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2017/07/20/Coroner-says-Linkin-Park-singer-Chester-Bennington-found-dead-in-his-home-near-Los-Angeles/stories/201707200148 Chester Bennington, the frontman for hybrid rap/rock/metal band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles Thursday, just a week before the group was about to launch a summer tour. Chester Bennington, the frontman for hybrid rap/rock/metal band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles Thursday, just a week before the group was about to launch a summer tour.

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O.J. Simpson paroled By The Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/07/20/O-J-Simpson-paroled/stories/201707200147 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:59:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/07/20/O-J-Simpson-paroled/stories/201707200147 O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Luxury condos proposed at site of Downtown parking garage By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/07/20/Downtown-Pittsburgh-development-luxury-condos-parking-garage-The-Davis-Companies/stories/201707200143 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:50:21 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/07/20/Downtown-Pittsburgh-development-luxury-condos-parking-garage-The-Davis-Companies/stories/201707200143 The same developer behind the restoration of the Union Trust Building on Grant Street is proposing to erect up to 185 condominiums as part of a major new parking garage development at Ninth Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown. The same developer behind the restoration of the Union Trust Building on Grant Street is proposing to erect up to 185 condominiums as part of a major new parking garage development at Ninth Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown.

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Pittsburgh's Jackie, Juliet focus of TLC's 'Growing Up Evancho' special By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2017/07/20/Jackie-Evancho-family-TLC-special/stories/201707200142 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:42:50 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2017/07/20/Jackie-Evancho-family-TLC-special/stories/201707200142 “Growing Up Evancho,” a one-hour special about high-profile sisters Jackie and Julie and the rest of their Pine family, will debut Aug. 9 (10 p.m.) on TLC. “Growing Up Evancho,” a one-hour special about high-profile sisters Jackie and Julie and the rest of their Pine family, will debut Aug. 9 (10 p.m.) on TLC.

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Why John McCain matters: History in video By Donald Gilliland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/07/20/John-McCain-cancer-politics-maverick-POW/stories/201707200135 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:12:28 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/07/20/John-McCain-cancer-politics-maverick-POW/stories/201707200135 Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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What do Pittsburghers hate the most? Survey says: Bad tippers, Tom Brady By Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/What-do-Pittsburghers-hate-most-tipping-money-clips-Tom-Brady/stories/201707200131 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:01:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/What-do-Pittsburghers-hate-most-tipping-money-clips-Tom-Brady/stories/201707200131 Apparently the two worst things you can do in Pittsburgh are be a cheapskate at a restaurant or praise Tom Brady. Apparently the two worst things you can do in Pittsburgh are be a cheapskate at a restaurant or praise Tom Brady.

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Veterans' bus crashes, has roof nearly sheared off on way to Pirates game By Adalberto Toledo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/Bus-carrying-veterans-crashes-roof-sheared-North-Side-bridge/stories/201707200139 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:58:15 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/Bus-carrying-veterans-crashes-roof-sheared-North-Side-bridge/stories/201707200139 A bus carrying several veterans and on its way to the Pirates game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday wedged itself under a railroad bridge above Merchant Street on the North Side. A bus carrying several veterans and on its way to the Pirates game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday wedged itself under a railroad bridge above Merchant Street on the North Side.

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Max Moroff's phone went crazy after his walk-off hit Kevin Stankiewicz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/07/20/max-moroff-walk-off-pirates-brewers-david-freese-tony-watson-trade/stories/201707200138 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:17:45 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2017/07/20/max-moroff-walk-off-pirates-brewers-david-freese-tony-watson-trade/stories/201707200138 Max Moroff had to turn off the notifications on his phone Wednesday night. Earlier in the evening, the 24-year-old rookie had his first career walk-off hit, lifting the Pirates over Milwaukee, 3-2, in the 10th inning, and the stream of congratulatory messages became overwhelming. Max Moroff had to turn off the notifications on his phone Wednesday night. Earlier in the evening, the 24-year-old rookie had his first career walk-off hit, lifting the Pirates over Milwaukee, 3-2, in the 10th inning, and the stream of congratulatory messages became overwhelming.

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Port Authority: Bus that crashed into Brookline cannon was mechanically sound By Ed Blazina / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/07/20/Port-Authority-Brookline-cannon-bus-crash-no-mechanical-problems/stories/201707200134 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:38:44 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/07/20/Port-Authority-Brookline-cannon-bus-crash-no-mechanical-problems/stories/201707200134 A Port Authority investigation has found no mechanical problems with a bus that hopped a curb in Brookline and ended up impaled on a cannon after driving through the neighborhood’s war memorial park July 8. A Port Authority investigation has found no mechanical problems with a bus that hopped a curb in Brookline and ended up impaled on a cannon after driving through the neighborhood’s war memorial park July 8.

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Antonio Brown runs like the Terminator, Ryan Shazier says By Sean Gentille / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/07/20/antonio-brown-steelers-robert-patrick-t1000-running-1/stories/201707200137 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:30:29 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/07/20/antonio-brown-steelers-robert-patrick-t1000-running-1/stories/201707200137 If you run fast and upright, you’re going to draw one of two comparisons: Forrest Gump or the T-1000 from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Since Antonio Brown is Ryan Shazier’s teammate, he decided to be nice. Probably the smart move. If you run fast and upright, you’re going to draw one of two comparisons: Forrest Gump or the T-1000 from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Since Antonio Brown is Ryan Shazier’s teammate, he decided to be nice. Probably the smart move.

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Fugitive in former Saxonburg police chief's slaying died in 1997 after strokes Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/07/20/Fugitive-Saxonburg-police-chief-adams-donald-webb-murder-stroke-buried-backyard-massachusetts/stories/201707200132 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:26:37 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/07/20/Fugitive-Saxonburg-police-chief-adams-donald-webb-murder-stroke-buried-backyard-massachusetts/stories/201707200132 DARTMOUTH, Mass. — A man wanted in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief lived in a secret room in his ex-wife’s home and told her to bury him in the backyard when he died — which she did after he had two strokes in 1997. DARTMOUTH, Mass. — A man wanted in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief lived in a secret room in his ex-wife’s home and told her to bury him in the backyard when he died — which she did after he had two strokes in 1997.

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LIVE STREAM: Watch the live parole hearing for O.J. Simpson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/07/20/OJ-Simpson-parole-hearing-live-stream/stories/201707200130 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:22:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/07/20/OJ-Simpson-parole-hearing-live-stream/stories/201707200130 O.J. Simpson, the pro football Hall of Famer and actor, has a parole hearing on Thursday, which will be broadcast live. O.J. Simpson, the pro football Hall of Famer and actor, has a parole hearing on Thursday, which will be broadcast live.

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Boarded-up Macy's a gut punch to once thriving Downtown landmark By Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/Macys-Kaufmanns-Pittsburgh-plywood-windows-history/stories/201707200115 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:12:21 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/20/Macys-Kaufmanns-Pittsburgh-plywood-windows-history/stories/201707200115 Once an important Downtown Pittsburgh landmark and commerce king, the former Macy’s/Kaufmann’s building on the corner of Smithfield St. and Fifth Avenue is a shell of its former bustling self. Once an important Downtown Pittsburgh landmark and commerce king, the former Macy’s/Kaufmann’s building on the corner of Smithfield St. and Fifth Avenue is a shell of its former bustling self.

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Sessions staying as attorney general despite Trump rebuke By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/07/20/Sessions-attorney-general-recuse-Trump-russia-probe-election/stories/201707200122 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:41:21 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2017/07/20/Sessions-attorney-general-recuse-Trump-russia-probe-election/stories/201707200122 WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation’s top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. political campaign. WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation’s top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. political campaign.

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Sheriff's deputy makes horrifying discovery after stopping erratic driver in Whitehall Shelly Bradbury / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/overdosed/2017/07/20/opioid-Joseph-Sokolowski-Whitehall-corpse-van-body-Allegheny-County-sheriff-deputy/stories/201707200120 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:23:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/overdosed/2017/07/20/opioid-Joseph-Sokolowski-Whitehall-corpse-van-body-Allegheny-County-sheriff-deputy/stories/201707200120 An Allegheny County sheriff’s deputy who stopped an erratic driver in Whitehall on Wednesday discovered the naked body of a woman in the back seat of the van. An Allegheny County sheriff’s deputy who stopped an erratic driver in Whitehall on Wednesday discovered the naked body of a woman in the back seat of the van.

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Penn State proposes 2.45 percent tuition hike Bill Schackner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/07/20/Penn-state-tuition-increases-proposal-2017-18/stories/201707200121 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:03:34 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/07/20/Penn-state-tuition-increases-proposal-2017-18/stories/201707200121 Penn State University is proposing a 2.45 percent increase in the aggregate base tuition for the 2017-18 academic year for in-state undergraduate students, and a 3.85 percent hike for non-resident undergrads. Penn State University is proposing a 2.45 percent increase in the aggregate base tuition for the 2017-18 academic year for in-state undergraduate students, and a 3.85 percent hike for non-resident undergrads.

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Cultural Trust vice president tapped to head August Wilson Center By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2017/07/20/August-Wilson-Center-Pittsburgh-Janis-Burley-Wilson-new-CEO-President/stories/201707190146 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:45:07 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2017/07/20/August-Wilson-Center-Pittsburgh-Janis-Burley-Wilson-new-CEO-President/stories/201707190146 The August Wilson Center for African American Culture didn’t have to go far to find its new CEO and president. After a three-year search, the board on Thursday named Janis Burley Wilson to lead the center into the future. The August Wilson Center for African American Culture didn’t have to go far to find its new CEO and president. After a three-year search, the board on Thursday named Janis Burley Wilson to lead the center into the future.

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