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Analysis: Critics fear China has trade edge over Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s tough-guy persona is taking a beating from China, judging from the reaction of some of his allies on Capitol Hill ...

Journey frontman surprises Gabby Barrett on ‘American Idol’ finale

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Gabby Barrett wrapped up her competitive portion of musical journey on “American Idol” Sunday night. And she has her eyes on the prize. The top ...

Vegas does unthinkable, reaches Stanley Cup Final

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In a city where Frank Sinatra crooned, the Rat Pack roamed, Sugar Ray Leonard fought and Liberace headlined, the Golden Knights are proving to be ...

Hillary Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale’s Class Day

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the “tumultuous times” that await them and using ...

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Twilight Wish makes senior citizens’ dreams come true

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Carol Knopsnider’s cousin, Phyllis Wiltrout, came through loud and clear when she asked, “Can you hear me now?” Knopsnider smiled and said, “I’m going to ...

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Matthew DeVitto remembered for intellegence, quick wit

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Everywhere Matthew P. DeVitto went in his hometown of Latrobe he traveled by foot. So much so, that it could take more than two hours, ...

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David Tepper recounts father’s abuse during CMU commencement speech

David Tepper’s blockbuster purchase of the Carolina Panthers is expected to be confirmed by NFL owners this week, but before then, the billionaire hedge fund ...

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Man, 19, shot in leg and heel in Arnold

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A 19-year-old man was shot twice after an animated conversation with another man at the corner of Leishman Avenue and McCandless Street just after 5:30 ...

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Penn Hills Facebook group to meet in person for the first time

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Five years ago Kim Kugler started a closed Facebook group so she could reconnect with friends from her hometown in Penn Hills. Since then, “Penn ...

500 donations, countless lives saved, for platelet donor

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Saving lives is in Bill O’Hara’s blood. For 20 years O’Hara spends every other Sunday morning at the Central Blood Bank in Monroeville to donate ...

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‘Hope and healing’: Texas town worships after school attack

SANTA FE, Texas — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship services since a teenager with a shotgun ...

Trump to demand that Justice Department review claims of FBI spy on campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated ...

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Clearing up the history surrounding local coke ovens

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Rescuing local history isn’t exactly a popular pastime. Just cutting through the brush to get to it can be exhausting. Just ask Michael Mance, Tom ...

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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

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NEW YORK — Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t ...

‘This is Game 7,’ Gabby Barrett says of ‘American Idol’ finale

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For “American Idol” contestant and top 3 finalist Gabby Barrett, tonight’s show is win or go home she said. “I feel like I’m a player ...

Trump administration meets ‘The Sopranos’ in ‘SNL’s’ cold open

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“Saturday Night Live” got the gang back together for a parody of “The Sopranos” finale for the cold open of its own finale, which found ...

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Last chance to weigh in on Westmoreland comprehensive plan

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Westmoreland County residents will have one final opportunity to participate in the ranking of specific strategies that will be proposed in an effort lure residents ...

Answer for controlling stink bug population may rest with other pests

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Penn State researchers think they might be able to solve, or at least control, the invasion of stink bugs — those shield-shaped invaders from the ...

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

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LONDON — The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched ...

Attorney-client privilege review in Cohen raid is on track

NEW YORK — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal ...

Sunday, May 20

Big returns for sports gambling in Pennsylvania? Don’t bet on it, experts say

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Pennsylvania stands to win from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the way for legal sports betting across the country. Even with seven pro ...

Federal grant program for teachers likened to bait-and-switch scam

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Meghan Akins was thrilled when a counselor at Edinboro University told her about a federal grant program that could pare thousands of dollars from her ...

Hempfield woman pushed for law expanding funding to help victims

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Suzanne Ward knows firsthand the struggles faced by child sexual assault victims and made it her mission to make funding more accessible to agencies that ...

Saturday, May 19

Substitute teacher, Pakistani exchange student among school shooting victims

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SANTA FE, Texas — A substitute teacher who relatives say had a “lust for life” and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the ...

Highlands officials blame late business manager for fiscal crisis

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The Highlands School District is faulting its late former business manager for a budget crisis causing it to consider a tax increase, employee furloughs and ...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

WINDSOR, England — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their lifelong love Saturday as they married in front of ...

‘Jagoff’ can be friendly or mean, but most say it’s not profane

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The Pennsylvania GOP on Friday stood behind its assertion that the word jagoff is a profanity, even as many Western Pennsylvanians protested on Twitter that ...

Friday, May 18

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of ...

Tim Benz: Confessions of a Marc-Andre Fleury fanboy

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I’ve been called a Marc-Andre Fleury “honk.” A “Flower Fanboy.” A “media friend of MAF.” I’ve also been called a helluva lot worse. Probably 100 ...

Springdale community closes book on Colfax Elementary

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Heather Hixson and Susan Mellon-Rearick both attended Colfax Upper Elementary School in the 1970s. Neither had been back since they graduated in 1981. They were ...

Ex-Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy saves North Huntingdon log house

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Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy is saving a piece of North Huntingdon’s history – an 1840s-era two-story log house that was hidden for decades underneath ...

Thursday, May 17

Pennsylvania GOP tweets that Fetterman’s use of ‘jagoff’ is profanity

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Some Southwestern Pennsylvanians say it every day. But to the state Republican Party, jagoff is a profanity. The party blurred out the word in a ...

Flash floods swamp Sewickley, South Huntingdon, Sutersville

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Heavy rains caused rapid flooding in and around Sewickley Township on Wednesday night. One woman had to be rescued from a flooded car in Sutersville, ...

Tim Benz: Penguins may need significant change to make minor improvements

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At his season-ending news conference, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made it clear the team would come back looking different in the fall. He also ...

South Hills soaked by heavy rain; crews close roads, monitor rising rivers

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Heavy rain pounded Pittsburgh’s South Hills Wednesday night, inundating local waterways and already wet hillsides with more than two inches of rain in less than ...

Wednesday, May 16

Legalized sports betting means big business for leagues, states, casinos

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Americans wager $150 billion on sports each year — illegally, according to the American Gaming Association. While the scope of that figure is difficult to ...

Reschenthaler gives Saccone a second election loss in two months

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Congressional candidate Guy Reschenthaler defeated Republican rival Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s primary election to unofficially set up a November challenge with a retired automotive industry ...

‘American Idol’ hopeful Gabby Barrett goes all-out Pittsburgher in homecoming

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Who says you can’t come home? “American Idol” contestant and Pittsburgh native Gabby Barrett had a whirlwind visit to the ‘Burgh on Tuesday— filming a ...

Waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is GOP pick to challenge Tom Wolf

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HARRISBURG — State senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner won the three-way Republican primary contest Tuesday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, capping a personal ...