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 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

Peter McKay: This iPhone 6 will self-destruct in...

If iPhone 6 is a plot to sell smartphones with bigger, more breakable screens, it’ll shatter Apple’s sales projections.

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Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center

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 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to Caring.com. About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations

Caring.com finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

2 days ago


 A piper and child at the Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg.

Preview: Penn's Colony Festival is a trip back in time

Penn's Colony Festival in Saxonburg plays host to Yankee Volunteers Fife & Drum Corps.

3 days ago


 ScareHouse in Etna is offering three themed haunts for one price.

Preview: Etna haunt has ripped it up and started again

ScareHouse opens new haunt The Summoning this weekend.

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 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

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  Helen Marie Chelko Fieo turned 100 on Sept. 3.

Century Club: Two Pittsburgh-region women turn 100

Helen Marie Chelko Fieo and Georgia Crawford turn 100. The secrets to their longevity? Family, a healthy lifestyle and the Pirates.

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Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

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Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims

Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Maryland won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant.

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 The Covered Bridge Festival will take place in Washington and Greene counties Sept. 20-21.

Fall Arts Preview: Fall festivals

Fall festivals pop up all over the region.

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 Family Fun Days at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Arts Preview: Cultural attractions

Autumn’s approach brings new reasons to visit the area’s cultural attractions.

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 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

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 An estimated 75 riders took part  in the 10th Annual Ride of Silence in May, honoring cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes.

Q&A with Bike Pittsburgh

Bike Pittsburgh answers common questions about the safest way to ride on Pittsburgh’s urban streets.

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 A fine American classical carved and gilded convex mirror, circa 1815-20, from Thomas Schwenke.

Child Health Association antiques show returns to Sewickley

After a three-year hiatus, the Child Health Association is bringing back its antiques show -- with lots of new twists.

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 From left, James Snyder of Shadyside, Larissa Davis of Bloomfield, Kamala Gopalakrishnan of Regent Square, Kevin Kerr of South Side, Jeffery Brinker of North Side and Brandon Jennings of Highland Park.

Being 23: The meteoric rise of Millennials a powerful force

The largest single age group is tech-savvy and entrepreneurial and will be shaping the nation’s future.

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 Justin R. G. Holcomb is Christopher Roulston in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

2Do this week, Sept. 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Dixie and her Tupperware return, Beatles tribute concert, “As You Like It” goes to the parks, “Music for the Spirit” returns to PSO.

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Profiles: Being 23 and so much more

Nine Pittsburgh 23-year-olds are profiled on life, career and politics.

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Peter McKay: Big Brother is watching you ... shop

If you haven't been following the news, you may have missed the big story that has Americans worrying whether life as we know it is over.

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 POGEY, a Celtic roots rock band from Sidney Crosby’s home turf of Nova Scotia, returns to the festival for the first time in five years.

Preview: Pittsburgh Irish Festival returns to Riverplex with some new faces

Willis Clan, Moxie, Socks in the Frying Pan among the new bands at Irish festival.

2 weeks ago


 Saxophonist Oliver Lake.

Hot list of events for the upcoming weekend

A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Rascal Flatts come to town for the first weekend of fall.

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 Manuel Kolski in a recent photo for Century Club.

Century Club: Centenarian calls long life a victory over Nazis

Manny Kolski counts his 100th birthday as a victory over Nazis who killed his mother and 1.1 million other Jews at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

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 BabyBackups are hypoallergenic, absorbent, wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.

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Nail polish date-rape test called misguided

Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.

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 Artist and composer Abby Aresty has turned sounds recorded around Pittsburgh into an installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Sound installation at Phipps teaches visitors to pay attention

Iowa artist and composer captures the sounds of Pittsburgh in an installation you can hear at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

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New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.

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 Rusted Root (from left, Dirk Miller, Patrick Norman, Michael Glabicki, Liz Berlin, Peach Freedom) play Sunday at Hartwood Acres for the 15th annual Allegheny County Music Festival.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

Ribs and football, colonial crafts, county fairs and men with muscles on the slate for the holiday weekend.

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 Dave Burrows and his daughter Dana Burrows walk up the aisle under the rotunda of The Pennsylvanian, as she prepares to marry Conor McCaskey, 34, of Dormont.

Pittsburghers have chosen some original wedding venues

A train station is a unique spot for a wedding, but it’s not the oddest location that locals have chosen to tie the knot.

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 The Same Difference Film team, including Kyle Wentzel and Joshua Sweeny, filming Graeme Taylor playing a game of "Magic: The Gathering" with friends at GameStop in Ann Arbor, MI.

Childhood memories turn Pittsburgh dancer into filmmaker

A Pittsburgh-based artist channels his passion and life experience into his documentary, “Same Difference,” now in postproduction.

3 weeks ago


 Carnegie Science Center can be rented for wedding receptions.

Wedding settings that will set you apart

Some other options for couples who don’t want a traditional wedding reception.

3 weeks ago


 Some of  Charlie Humphrey's Facebook friends at his party.

Facebook friends answer call to party -- in real time

What happens when 2,135 of your Facebook friends are invited, in real life, to a party? Charlie Humphrey found out Saturday night.

4 weeks ago


 Google Glasses.

Google Glass can be useful in travel

Can Google Glass transform the way we travel? Maybe — or it could be the 2014 equivalent of the Microsoft Zune

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 Kiana Sanders, right, and other members of Gym Dandy from Washington, Pa., warm up before their performance during the P&G Gymnastics Championships Opening Celebration at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday. It kicks off the four-day event, Aug. 21-24.

Local gymnasts get to see some of the nation's best in Pittsburgh

Local gymnasts thrilled to meet some of the best during P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center this weekend.

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