http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:41:00 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Tom Brady and the Patriots make beating the Steelers look easy By Joe Starkey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/joe-starkey/2017/01/23/Brady-Patriots-make-it-look-easy-Steelers-Pittsburgh-New-England-AFC-Championship-Tom/stories/201701230112 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:30:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/joe-starkey/2017/01/23/Brady-Patriots-make-it-look-easy-Steelers-Pittsburgh-New-England-AFC-Championship-Tom/stories/201701230112 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A trip to the New England Patriots’ locker room after this debacle of an AFC championship game produced a shocking discovery and a not-so-shocking one. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A trip to the New England Patriots’ locker room after this debacle of an AFC championship game produced a shocking discovery and a not-so-shocking one.

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James Harrison: 'I'm not done' Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/23/pittsburgh-steelers-james-harrison-retirement-announcement-afc-championship/stories/201701230113 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:28:58 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/23/pittsburgh-steelers-james-harrison-retirement-announcement-afc-championship/stories/201701230113 Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison told reporters after the team’s 36-17 AFC championship loss to the New England Patriots that he’s “not done.”  Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison told reporters after the team’s 36-17 AFC championship loss to the New England Patriots that he’s “not done.” 

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Mike Tomlin: 'Not a lot went our way' in AFC title loss to Patriots By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/23/mike-tomlin-steelers-patriots-afc-championship-super-bowl/stories/201701230094 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:28:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/23/mike-tomlin-steelers-patriots-afc-championship-super-bowl/stories/201701230094 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Don’t bother sounding any more alarms. The Steelers won’t be ringing that championship bell. In part because their own Bell got dinged, but it also was a confluence of missed opportunities and defensive miscues. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Don’t bother sounding any more alarms. The Steelers won’t be ringing that championship bell. In part because their own Bell got dinged, but it also was a confluence of missed opportunities and defensive miscues.

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Ron Cook: No need for blame, Steelers simply outmatched By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/01/22/ron-cook-steelers-patriots-afc-championship-tom-brady-super-bowl/stories/201701220249 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:03:51 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2017/01/22/ron-cook-steelers-patriots-afc-championship-tom-brady-super-bowl/stories/201701220249 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This was not a missed opportunity. Don’t blame Antonio Brown’s childish video or the pulled hotel fire alarm early Sunday morning which was much ado about nothing. Don’t blame Mike Tomlin’s week of weak preparation or Keith Butler’s doomed game plan. Don’t blame dropped passes by Sammie Coates and Cobi Hamilton that could have made the game closer. Don’t even blame Le’Veon Bell’s first-quarter groin injury which left the Steelers severely short-handed. They could play the New England Patriots 10 more times at Gillette Stadium and wouldn’t win one. The “bleeps” — to use Tomlin’s word from the Brown video — are that much better. This was a football massacre. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This was not a missed opportunity. Don’t blame Antonio Brown’s childish video or the pulled hotel fire alarm early Sunday morning which was much ado about nothing. Don’t blame Mike Tomlin’s week of weak preparation or Keith Butler’s doomed game plan. Don’t blame dropped passes by Sammie Coates and Cobi Hamilton that could have made the game closer. Don’t even blame Le’Veon Bell’s first-quarter groin injury which left the Steelers severely short-handed. They could play the New England Patriots 10 more times at Gillette Stadium and wouldn’t win one. The “bleeps” — to use Tomlin’s word from the Brown video — are that much better. This was a football massacre.

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Forbes Ave. business owners miffed by sewer back-ups By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/01/23/Forbes-Ave-business-owners-miffed-by-sewer-back-ups/stories/201701230014 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2017/01/23/Forbes-Ave-business-owners-miffed-by-sewer-back-ups/stories/201701230014 After enduring more than two years of street and sidewalk work outside their Downtown stores, Forbes Avenue businesses were hoping for better days ahead. But for two, that has been anything but the case. After enduring more than two years of street and sidewalk work outside their Downtown stores, Forbes Avenue businesses were hoping for better days ahead. But for two, that has been anything but the case.

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Marchers celebrate and defend Roe v. Wade Kate Giammarise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/23/Marchers-celebrate-and-defend-Roe-v-Wade/stories/201701230023 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/23/Marchers-celebrate-and-defend-Roe-v-Wade/stories/201701230023 Several hundred people commemorated the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, with a march and rally Sunday in Oakland. Several hundred people commemorated the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, with a march and rally Sunday in Oakland.

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CMU team’s high-speed transit idea to get a test in SpaceX competition By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2017/01/23/CMU-team-s-high-speed-transit-idea-to-get-a-test-in-SpaceX-competition/stories/201701160132 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2017/01/23/CMU-team-s-high-speed-transit-idea-to-get-a-test-in-SpaceX-competition/stories/201701160132 This year’s Carnegie Mellon University Hyperloop team, which is using magnetic rather than air-pressure levitation, is poised this coming weekend to send its prototype Hyperloop pod flying down a vacuum tube as fast as a Formula 1 race car, in what could represent the future of mass transportation. This year’s Carnegie Mellon University Hyperloop team, which is using magnetic rather than air-pressure levitation, is poised this coming weekend to send its prototype Hyperloop pod flying down a vacuum tube as fast as a Formula 1 race car, in what could represent the future of mass transportation.

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Hermitage finding economic path back through collaboration By Kris B. Mamula / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/01/23/Hermitage-finding-economic-path-back-through-collaboration-eCenter-LindenPointe/stories/201701150070 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/01/23/Hermitage-finding-economic-path-back-through-collaboration-eCenter-LindenPointe/stories/201701150070 The Mercer County town of Hermitage is rebuilding a slice of northwest Pennsylvania’s economy by taking a page from the playbook that’s being used 70 miles away in Pittsburgh. The Mercer County town of Hermitage is rebuilding a slice of northwest Pennsylvania’s economy by taking a page from the playbook that’s being used 70 miles away in Pittsburgh.

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City teen program offering a lesson in civics By Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/23/City-teen-program-offering-a-lesson-in-civics/stories/201701230043 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/23/City-teen-program-offering-a-lesson-in-civics/stories/201701230043 Teen­agers cu­ri­ous about civ­ics have a di­rect chance to bend Pitts­burgh City Coun­cil’s ear this year. Teen­agers cu­ri­ous about civ­ics have a di­rect chance to bend Pitts­burgh City Coun­cil’s ear this year.

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Obituary: Dawn A. Mottinger / Ballerina, education advocate, antique merchant By Rich Lord / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2017/01/23/Obituary-Dawn-A-Mottinger-Ballerina-education-advocate-antique-merchant/stories/201701230018 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2017/01/23/Obituary-Dawn-A-Mottinger-Ballerina-education-advocate-antique-merchant/stories/201701230018 When one of Dawn A. Mottinger’s three children was being treated differently in school, Mrs. Mottinger went from ballerina to bulldog. When one of Dawn A. Mottinger’s three children was being treated differently in school, Mrs. Mottinger went from ballerina to bulldog.

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Ballet prospects leaping at opportunity By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2017/01/23/Ballet-prospects-leaping-at-opportunity/stories/201701230010 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2017/01/23/Ballet-prospects-leaping-at-opportunity/stories/201701230010 The biggest ballet competition in the world came to Pittsburgh this weekend, as Youth America Grand Prix held semifinals at Upper St. Clair High School. The biggest ballet competition in the world came to Pittsburgh this weekend, as Youth America Grand Prix held semifinals at Upper St. Clair High School.

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Crystal-clear style: Elevate your look (and maybe more) with magnificent minerals By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2017/01/23/Crystal-clear-style-Elevate-your-look-and-maybe-more-with-magnificent-minerals/stories/201701230005 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2017/01/23/Crystal-clear-style-Elevate-your-look-and-maybe-more-with-magnificent-minerals/stories/201701230005 Want to add some sparkle to your life in 2017? Crystals and gemstones are one way to do it. Want to add some sparkle to your life in 2017? Crystals and gemstones are one way to do it.

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Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New citizens remind us of America's enduring promise By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2017/01/23/Diana-Nelson-Jones-Walkabout-New-citizens-remind-us-of-America-s-enduring-promise/stories/201701230002 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2017/01/23/Diana-Nelson-Jones-Walkabout-New-citizens-remind-us-of-America-s-enduring-promise/stories/201701230002 Minutes before 24 people from 13 countries swore a vow to America one recent day, Anna Maleeva stepped onto the stage at Alphabet City on the North Side. The newly opened home of City of Asylum was one of numerous places where immigrants became citizens this month. Minutes before 24 people from 13 countries swore a vow to America one recent day, Anna Maleeva stepped onto the stage at Alphabet City on the North Side. The newly opened home of City of Asylum was one of numerous places where immigrants became citizens this month.

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Conor Sheary leads Penguins past Bruins, 5-1 By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/01/22/Pittsburgh-Penguins-beat-Boston-Bruins-5-1-for-fourth-consecutive-win/stories/201701220243 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:09:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2017/01/22/Pittsburgh-Penguins-beat-Boston-Bruins-5-1-for-fourth-consecutive-win/stories/201701220243 When Mike Sullivan was coaching Conor Sheary in the AHL early last season he had confidence the undrafted, 5-foot-8 winger could carve out a role for himself in the big leagues. When Mike Sullivan was coaching Conor Sheary in the AHL early last season he had confidence the undrafted, 5-foot-8 winger could carve out a role for himself in the big leagues.

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Ex-wife: Homeowner was trying to ward off intruder when fatally shot by police By Karen Kane / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/22/Larimer-man-dies-during-alleged-burglary-attempt/stories/201701220223 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:14:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/01/22/Larimer-man-dies-during-alleged-burglary-attempt/stories/201701220223 A Larimer man’s ex-wife said he was trying to chase away a burglar by shooting a gun down the steps inside his home when Pittsburgh police opened fire, striking him early Sunday morning. A Larimer man’s ex-wife said he was trying to chase away a burglar by shooting a gun down the steps inside his home when Pittsburgh police opened fire, striking him early Sunday morning.

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How smart (or snoopy) do you want your home to be? By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2017/01/22/How-smart-or-snoopy-do-you-want-your-home-to-be-with-personal-assistant-devices/stories/201701220023 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2017/01/22/How-smart-or-snoopy-do-you-want-your-home-to-be-with-personal-assistant-devices/stories/201701220023 In our household, Alexa is somewhat of a slacker. In our household, Alexa is somewhat of a slacker.

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What foods will be hot (or not) in 2017? By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/01/11/Food-trends-for-2017/stories/201701110002 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:42:04 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/01/11/Food-trends-for-2017/stories/201701110002 Folks who keep their fingers on the pulse of America’s food industry have some predictions for what’s going to tickle our taste buds in this new year. Such as: Folks who keep their fingers on the pulse of America’s food industry have some predictions for what’s going to tickle our taste buds in this new year. Such as:

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Pittsburghers will march for women's rights at the Capitol By Courtney Linder / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/01/15/Meet-the-people-from-Pittsburgh/stories/201701150011 Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erlocal/2017/01/15/Meet-the-people-from-Pittsburgh/stories/201701150011 For University of Pittsburgh graduate student Sonya Znati, Inauguration Day is perilous. Ms. Znati, 24, of Highland Park, is the child of a Muslim immigrant who wonders whether the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case will see its 44th birthday. For University of Pittsburgh graduate student Sonya Znati, Inauguration Day is perilous. Ms. Znati, 24, of Highland Park, is the child of a Muslim immigrant who wonders whether the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case will see its 44th birthday.

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Sean Gentille: Colin Cowherd has thoughts on Mike Tomlin, and they're dumb By Sean Gentille / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/05/colin-cowherd-mike-tomlin-terry-bradshaw-steelers-dolphins-mike-krzyzewski-grayson-allen/stories/201701050177 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:38:17 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/01/05/colin-cowherd-mike-tomlin-terry-bradshaw-steelers-dolphins-mike-krzyzewski-grayson-allen/stories/201701050177 Colin Cowherd was angry on Thursday over mistreatment of Mike Kryzyzewski or Tom Coughlin or whatever, so he went in on Mike Tomlin. Colin Cowherd was angry on Thursday over mistreatment of Mike Kryzyzewski or Tom Coughlin or whatever, so he went in on Mike Tomlin.

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Hundreds pay tribute to slain Pennsylvania trooper remembered for heroism Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/01/05/Governor-Slain-Pennsylvania-trooper-remembered-as-hero/stories/201701050171 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:23:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/01/05/Governor-Slain-Pennsylvania-trooper-remembered-as-hero/stories/201701050171 ALTOONA — Hundreds paid tribute today to a young Pennsylvania state trooper killed in the line of duty after only about a year on the force. ALTOONA — Hundreds paid tribute today to a young Pennsylvania state trooper killed in the line of duty after only about a year on the force.

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