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 Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addresses the media Monday during a press conference in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX at the Arizona Grand Hotel. at Arizona Grand Hotel.

Ron Cook: Forget Patriots -- Seahawks are hard to like

It’s easy to dislike coach Bill Belichick and his Patriots, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his Seahwks are more detestable.

58 minutes ago

 The Honeydripper's crew, from left to right: James Perry, Keita Didi Lee, Jerome Anderson Jr., Nicole and Antonovich Perry.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Homewood grocer produces food the area lacked

Perry’s Honeydripper gives Homewood an uncommon amenity: a hot-food take-out with groceries and produce.

58 minutes ago

Tony Norman: The richest Americans get richer and the rest are standing by

According to a report released by Oxfam International, 48 percent of the world’s total wealth is owned by the richest 1 percent of people.

about 1 hour ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the basket against Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Montrezl Harrell in the second half Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Don't expect much from Pitt vs. quality teams

The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

1 day ago

Ruth Ann Dailey: Younger voters defying stale abortion politics

Polls find more support for abortion restrictions.

1 day ago

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: My fellow Americans, can you pass the America test?

If only we could all be forced to take a national civics/citizenship test...

1 day ago

David M. Shribman: Mitt Romney’s non-campaign

The former governor’s team is ready to roll, but can he become the voice of GOP populism?

2 days ago

 A postcard showing the Westinghouse atom smasher in more upright days, most likely in the 1930s or 1940s, according to Denny Rice.

Brian O'Neill: With Forest Hills atom smasher's fall, part of history tumbles

The historic Van de Graaff generator isn’t up in the air anymore, but its future is.

2 days ago

Jack Kelly: Liberals exploit race and gender

When People magazine asked Michelle Obama about her “personal experience” with racism, she cited a 2011 visit to a Target store in Virginia.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

2 days ago

 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday  Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

3 days ago

 New Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford keeps an eye on newfangled NHL statistics.

Gene Collier: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford plays his daily numbers

Despite being one of the older general managers in the NHL, Jim Rutherford has brought a more analytical approach to the Penguins.

5 days ago

Brian O'Neill: City is growing rich with upscale hotels

Amazingly enough, upscale hotels now have a place in Pittsburgh.

5 days ago

Dan Simpson: Freedom vs. security in the face of Islamist extremists

Western nations face citizens who might turn battlefield skills against them.

6 days ago

The Morning File: Pizza, for lack of a better word, is good

Someone’s got to stand up for what’s right after this very newspaper published a story about a major scourge supposedly confronting America.

6 days ago

Tony Norman: Curb on police seizures was overdue

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder acted to end the controversial practice last week.

1 week ago

 A 2012 view of the Masonic Lodge on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: City of Asylum preparing rebirth of Masonic Hall

City of Asylum Pittsburgh set to own old North Side Masonic Hall in agreement with Urban Redevelopment Authority.

1 week ago

 Gladys Bettis, mother of former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, talks about her son in her family’s home library in Detroit in 2006. At a time in which Bettis is once again up for nomination for the Hall of Fame, his mother is dealing with breast cancer.

Ron Cook: Jerome Bettis helps mom battle cancer

Jerome Bettis has one big function before likely Hall call: A charity event that will honor his mother, who is battling breast cancer.

1 week ago

 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin slices between Rangers Marc Staal and Jesper Fast in the first period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Time on Penguins’ side — for now

The Penguins are not very good right now. They are 4-6-2 in its past 12 games after a lousy performance Sunday against the New York Rangers.

1 week ago

 Bienvenue a Pittsburgh, mes amis.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: French ought to love Pittsburgh-Paris flight, too

We like non-stop flights to Paris, but what do the French think?

1 week ago

David M. Shribman: Bushes v. Romneys v. GOP unity

Decades-long loyalties to both families are being tested in a divided Republican establishment.

1 week ago

Jack Kelly: Obama is weak against terror

He’s not willing to call it “Islamic terrorism.”

1 week ago

 Jim Rutherford, general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Gene Collier: Perception of Penguins GM Jim Rutherford not reality

Veteran general manager Jim Rutherford, along with the coach he hired, represents the backbone of the new-look Penguins.

1 week ago

 Ruger handguns, anyone?

Brian O'Neill: It’s hard to find value in Pennsylvania gun law battle

Right now, the city is suing the state. Why? To overturn a new law that gives the National Rifle Association standing to sue the city.

1 week ago

 Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang

Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sense

The plan is brilliant as long as this Korean infielder can adapt to American game and culture.

1 week ago

 Better luck next year, guys: Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr., Andre Holland plays Andrew Young, and Stephan James plays John Lewis in "Selma."

Tony Norman: ‘Selma’ deserved better from academy

All of the possible award nominations for black talent this year were crammed into “Selma,” but the actors and director were snubbed.

1 week ago

 The Buffalo Bills' new head coach is Rex Ryan, formerly of the New York Jets.

Gene Collier: NFL coaching carousel defies logic

The coaching carousel spins at terrifying speed these days, but logic is not the driving force.

1 week ago

Brian O'Neill: Ms. Becky has a sweet ride and intent

Ms. Becky is back with a newer truck and plenty of help to offer.

1 week ago

Dan Simpson: Whitewashing the gun lobby

The NRA is not about protecting the Second Amendment, it’s about selling guns.

1 week ago

 Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Wilds' Matt Cooke in the second period of Tuesday night's game at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Penguins wise to take two points from lousy Minnesota Wild

It was far from a breath-taking effort, but the Penguins got the job done rather easily Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago

Reg Henry: Australia’s full of changes ... and snakes

Australia’s a place where things never change, except for the many things that do.

1 week ago

 A scene from "Selma."

Tony Norman: ‘Selma’ nicely complements ‘the talk’

Then they should encourage the child to vote when old enough. It is a way to do something constructive beyond shaking in fear.

1 week ago

 The Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. is just one of many popular spots in the Strip district.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Strip District gets recognition it always deserves

The American Planning Association selects Strip District as one of 2014’s Great Neighborhoods in Pa., but to locals it’s great every year.

1 week ago

Ruth Ann Dailey / Bad eggs among good cops: deadly serious

“Whatever frailties you have before you become an officer, those don’t go away just because you put on a badge,” says a retired city cop.

2 weeks ago

 Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau shares a postgame hug with linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

Ron Cook: Dick LeBeau's career built on close relationships

Plenty of factors went into Dick LeBeau’s decision to continue coaching after being ousted as Steelers defensive coordinator.

2 weeks ago

 Middle Earth: the Family’s middle ground.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Family’s annual film decision is filled with drama

What film should the Family, as a whole, go see altogether? Once more, it’s a debate for the ages.

2 weeks ago

David M. Shribman: The new year in politics

Questions loom as the GOP takes control on Capitol Hill and candidates line up for 2016.

2 weeks ago

Jack Kelly: Standing up to terrorists

Charlie Hebdo could have used more support

2 weeks ago

 Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame drives to the basket against Pitt in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon.

Ron Cook: NCAA feeling just isn't there for Pitt basketball

There’s still a lot of season left, but after the Panthers’ latest loss Saturday to Clemson, the NCAA tournament appears to be out of reach.

2 weeks ago

Brian O'Neill: Sam Hazo's 'Tell It To the Marines' shows the brutal cost of war

Sam Hazo believes a better way to show the true consequences of war is through the same vehicle used by Shakespeare and the ancient Greeks.

2 weeks ago

Tony Norman: Grief would pale for U.S. media attack

America might react differently to a lethal assault on the media here.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins right winger Steve Downie hauls in a loose puck against the Boston Bruins in the second period Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Encouraging results despite setbacks for Penguins

Penguins coach Mike Johnston has pieced together a quality team halfway through the season even after all the illnesses and injuries.

2 weeks ago

Brian O’Neill: Pittsburgh’s rankings have been an attraction, it turns out

As a skeptic, I asked whether anyone had moved to Pittsburgh because of our ranking on a “Best Cities’’ list. Lo and behold, people have.

2 weeks ago

 Late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il tower over Mansu Hill in North Korea.

Dan Simpson: Throw out a line to North Korea

Silly sanctions aren’t going to encourage Kim Jong Un to act reasonably

2 weeks ago

 Mike Tomlin speaks during his final press conference of the season at the Steelers' South Side training facility.

Gene Collier: Not everybody sees eye-to-eye with Tomlin's take on Steelers

The Steelers have much to fix for next season, including a couple of the aspects coach Mike Tomlin spoke glowingly of Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

Peter Leo: So, here’s an annoying way to use a word

There are so, so many ways to abuse the language, so this is one of them.

2 weeks ago

Tony Norman: Police union chief doth protest too much

Police union chief engages in too much diving, flopping and intellectual dishonesty.

3 weeks ago

 All things considered, the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have overachieved this season.

Ron Cook: Steelers season was bumpy, but not a total failure

The ending was sour, but the Steelers took some encouraging steps this season -- even as the winds of change continue to swirl on defense.

3 weeks ago

Ruth Ann Dailey: The 'war on women': overblown and harmful

Making up stories and distorting legitimate but rare instances of unequal pay into chronic social ills does more harm than good to women.

3 weeks ago

 Pat Narduzzi is the latest new University of Pittsburgh football coach, but the year is young.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: A look at the year ahead that will be, most likely

No need for a crystal ball when you already know these 2015 events ...

3 weeks ago


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