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Rust scores in shootout, Penguins beat Kings 5-4

Dec. 14, 2019 11:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust has helped carry the Pittsburgh Penguins with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. Rust scored twice in regulation and got the lone goal in the shootout, and the Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Saturday night. “That’s just a character...

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

NFL This Week: Round 1 of Texans-Titans' AFC South showdown

Dec. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

The Houston Texans have won the AFC South three times in coach Bill O'Brien's five seasons, and they have led or shared the divisional lead all but three weeks this season. Adding a fourth title to that list means going through the franchise the Texans replaced in Houston. The Tennessee Titans last won the AFC...

WR Smith-Schuster will not play for Steelers vs Bills

Dec. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Despite some encouraging signs to the contrary earlier in the week, the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers offense won’t be getting its top wide receiver back for what is a crucial game this weekend. JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play when the Steelers host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday...

Democratic presidential candidates to attend schools forum

Dec. 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least eight Democratic presidential candidates plan to participate in a forum Saturday in Pittsburgh to answer questions about their plans for public schools. The committed candidates are Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer...

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

Dec. 12, 2019 11:17 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another win. Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal at 3:02 of...

Elizabeth Warren gets campaign effort going in Pennsylvania

Dec. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's campaign is moving to become the first in the Democratic presidential primary to hire field staff and open field offices in Pennsylvania, early moves in a late primary state that could be an important prize if the nominee remains in doubt past March. Warren's...

Organic chemistry; LB duo Watt, Dupree thriving for Steelers

Dec. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the surface, they couldn't be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling. Bud Dupree, however,...

Former teammates McDermott, Tomlin lead Bills, Steelers

Dec. 12, 2019 2:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean McDermott remembers lining up across from Mike Tomlin and wanting to do everything he could to impress everyone watching, from the William & Mary coaches to his teammates to Tomlin himself. It comes with the territory when you're a freshman defensive back and the wide receiver...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...