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Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

Jul. 05, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place. Leaders were hoping negotiations would wrap up over the coming days and the House announced...

Penguins sign goalie Casey DeSmith to a 2-year extension

Jul. 05, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with Casey DeSmith, signing the team's No. 2 goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that carries an average annual value of $1.8 million. The signing gives the Penguins a dependable option behind All-Star...

Woodruff strikes out 8, Brewers beat Bucs for series split

Jul. 03, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out eight in six scoreless innings, steering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Woodruff (7-3) gave up six hits, his most since May 9, but made up for it with a fifth straight start in which...

Cruz gets 12th RBI in 13 games, Bucs top Brewers 7-4

Jul. 02, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz collected his 12th RBI in 13 games this season to help Pittsburgh Pirates bounce back from a blowout loss with a 7-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The 23-year-old prospect put the Pirates up 4-1 with two outs in the fourth on a...

Ex-medical researcher loses appeal in wife's cyanide death

Jul. 02, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has rejected the lone appeal issue remaining for a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher convicted in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife almost a decade ago. Robert Ferrante, 73, is serving a life term without...

Tellez hits 5th HR in 5 games as Burnes, Brews rout Pirates

Jul. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rowdy Tellez homered for the fifth time in five games and drove in five runs, Corbin Burnes took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 19-2 Friday night. Willy Adames hit a grand slam as the Brewers connected...

Backup catcher Perez's 3 HRs help Pirates beat Brewers 8-7

Jun. 30, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Backup catcher Michael Perez had three home runs, rookies Oneil Cruz and Jack Suwinski hit back-to-back shots and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Thursday night. It was the first multi-homer game of Perez’s five-year career. He also...

Brewers' Houser leaves start against Pirates in third inning

Jun. 30, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser left a game against Pittsburgh on Thursday night with right elbow tightness in the third inning. After walking Daniel Vogelbach with one out, Houser was visited on the mound by manager Craig Counsell and an athletic...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

Jun. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced...

Anti-Roe justices a part of Catholicism's conservative wing

Jun. 30, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade at a time when it has an unprecedented Catholic supermajority. That's not a coincidence. Nor is it the whole story. The justices who voted to overturn Roe have been shaped by a church whose catechism affirms “the moral evil of...