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In this image provided by the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., right, administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington as Judge Barrett's husband, Jesse M. Barrett, holds the Bible. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

Barrett sworn in at court as issues important to Trump await

Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as the Supreme Court's ninth justice, her oath administered in private by Chief Justice John Roberts. Her first votes on the court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her. The court is weighing a plea from President...

NHL veteran Daley retires, joins Penguins front office

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16...

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers T.J. Watt (90) and Bud Dupree (48) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Perfectly imperfect; Steelers not satisfied at 6-0

Oct. 26, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — To hear the NFL's last unbeaten team tell it, the Pittsburgh Steelers are perfect in record only. Don't get defensive end Cam Heyward wrong. He appreciates the fact the Steelers (6-0) are off to the second-best start in the franchise's 87-year history after escaping Tennessee on Sunday....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 photo, Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The three congregations sharing space at the Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. In March 2020, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. (Steph Chamber/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Oct. 24, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they...

Notre Dame wide receiver Ben Skowronek (11) celebrates as he goes in the end zone past Pittsburgh defensive back A.J. Woods (25) for a touchdown after making a catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 3 Notre Dame rides big plays to 45-3 win over Pitt

Oct. 24, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly understands human nature. And the longtime Notre Dame coach is fine if his players are looking forward to a showdown with top-ranked Clemson in two weeks, provided they play like a team capable of hanging with the Tigers in the interim. “We have to elevate our play if...

Steelers re-sign punter Jordan Berry in time for Titans game

Oct. 24, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Punter Jordan Berry is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team re-signed Berry on Saturday, less than two months after cutting him to make room for veteran Dustin Colquitt. Colquitt, however, struggled during Pittsburgh's 5-0 start and was released on Friday after posting the lowest...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Biden's warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

Oct. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from the U.S. economy by 2050. The plan...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is wedged during a sack by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) in an NFL game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Browns 38-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

With flak flying back home, Browns visit struggling Bengals

Oct. 23, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Bengals keep insisting they are better than their dismal record. The Browns' crash in Pittsburgh last week showed they might not be as good as they thought. The rematch of the AFC North rivals on Sunday in Cincinnati could provide more clarity. The Browns (4-2) are smarting after...