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Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit

May. 25, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Visitors at a Pittsburgh zoo got a surprise when they witnessed a gorilla giving birth in the exhibit area. Moka, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's 22-year-old Western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her third baby Friday morning. The zoo says Moka is very attentive and has been...

Pirates designate Kontos for assignment, activate Musgrove

May. 25, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates to clear a roster spot for right-hander Joe Musgrove from the disabled list. Kontos was removed from his role as the primary setup man for closer Felipe Vazquez last week. In 21 games, Kontos was 2-3 with...

Man sentenced for fondling sleeping woman during flight

May. 25, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fondling a sleeping woman during a flight from Las Vegas has been sentenced to live three months in a halfway house. Wei-Ming Shi, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced Friday in federal court. The 59-year-old Shi also was sentenced to one year of...

Steelers prepare for life without injured Ryan Shazier

May. 25, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier is neither gone nor forgotten. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker remains a fixture at the team's facility as he continues his recovery from spinal surgery last December that left his football future uncertain at best. While there is a sense of loss, there is no sense of...

Police: Man who put hand over baby's mouth charged in death

May. 25, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who told police he put his hand over a toddler's mouth and nose to make her fall asleep has been charged with her death in Pennsylvania. WJAC-TV reports 16-month-old Angela Beard was taken to a hospital in Pittsburgh early Sunday suffering from injuries including brain...

Treasury Department seeks rightful owners of military medals

May. 25, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Treasury Department hopes rightful owners will come forward to claim more than 500 military medals that have ended up in its possession. Democratic Treasurer Joe Torsella said Friday some were reported to his agency as unclaimed property. Seven of the medals,...

Hall & Oates still play faves, but Oates has new music, too

May. 25, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Hall and John Oates can still pack arenas with fans who can sing along to the entire set list. "I'm very appreciative and surprised and thrilled that after all these years this is actually happening and that there's an audience out there for what is predominantly older music we've...

Authorities: Family pit bull attacks, kills 6-year-old boy

May. 25, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull has attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy in Pennsylvania. The Blair County coroner says the child died of blunt-force trauma from the dog attack that occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday in Lakemont. Family friend Rick Vaughan, tells The Altoona Mirror the...

500 donations, countless lives saved, for platelet donor

May. 25, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — 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 platelets that are used to by cancer patients and others who require infusions of the life-saving clotting agent. This Sunday, O'Hara made...

Former state AG Kane loses appeal of criminal conviction

May. 25, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of former state attorney general Kathleen Kane for leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it, saying among other things she wasn't entitled to use evidence of a pornographic email scandal in her defense. A...