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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) keeps the puck out of the net as Pittsburgh Penguins' Teddy Blueger (53) and Brandon Tanev (13) look for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Rust, Johnson help Pittsburgh rally past Bruins 4-3

Jan. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period...

University student struck, killed by bus in Pittsburgh

Jan. 19, 2020 11:36 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A college senior who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said. Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the...

Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson (1) goes up and makes a basket in front of North Carolina's Armando Bacot (5), Garrison Brooks (15) and Justin Pierce (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina 66-52

Jan. 18, 2020 3:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important than any other. Instead, the Pittsburgh point guard went the other way. Two years ago, the Panthers went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday they completed their first-ever...

In this 2001 photo, John Lesko is led by sheriff deputies from the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, Pa. John Lesko can be seen in the top left as he exits the transport van. Jim Clawson hopes that one day he will watch the last breaths of the man who killed his friend and fellow police officer 40 years ago. Clawson has been waiting for decades to be summoned as a witness to John Lesko’s final day. But it’s more likely that Lesko — Pennsylvania’s longest-serving death row inmate — will die in prison by some other means. Lesko and another man were arrested in the so-called ‘Kill for Thrill’ spree.(Renatta Signorini/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Man on death row 40 years after ‘Kill for Thrill’ murders

Jan. 18, 2020 11:25 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Clawson hopes that one day he will watch the last breaths of the man who killed his friend and fellow police officer 40 years ago. Clawson has been waiting for decades to be summoned as a witness to John Lesko’s final day. He wants to be seated behind a glass window when the...

GOP eyes shakeup of Pennsylvania's Democratic-majority court

Jan. 18, 2020 9:22 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, Republicans in Pennsylvania are facing the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts without a friendly state Supreme Court majority to referee disputes, but perhaps not for long. Legislation to amend the state constitution is...

Lawyer accused of stabbing fiance, a fellow public defender

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 PM EST

AVALON, Pa. (AP) — A public defender in Allegheny County stabbed her fiance, who is a fellow public defender, after a night of drinking earlier this week, police said. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Elizabeth LaForgia, 31, was charged by police in Avalon with aggravated assault and other...

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bergeron scores 20th, Bruins beat Penguins 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 11:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins turned an ominous start into a decisive victory against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby scored 24 seconds into the game, but Jaroslav Halak didn’t allow anything else to get past him as Boston beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Thursday night. “We just kind of responded...

FILE - This is a 1985 file photo showing Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell. Donnie Shell knew he was ahead of his time. It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers safety never worried about whether he'd get into the Hall of Fame. His long wait ended this week, when he got the call more than 30 years after playing his final game. (AP Photo/File)

Worth the wait; Steelers' great Shell reveling in Hall nod

Jan. 16, 2020 7:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donnie Shell knows what a Hall of Famer looks like. It helps when you spend your career calling them teammates, as the hard-hitting safety did during 14 seasons dealing out punishment in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. So Shell never panicked as the years passed and the call that he'd...

Norman hits 6 3s, scores 20 as Duquesne beats Fordham in OT

Jan. 15, 2020 10:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lamar Norman Jr. scored a season-high 20 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, and Duquesne beat Fordham 58-56 in overtime Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Dukes (15-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) have won five games in a row. They are off to their best overall start since going...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Rooney: Steelers standing pat at QB heading into 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II isn't quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he's experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off an...