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Rookie Peralta leads Brewers by Pirates 3-2

Jun. 19, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nerves weren't quite so bad this time. The jitters, a touch less. The stuff? Well, that didn't change a bit for Milwaukee rookie pitcher Freddy Peralta. The 22-year-old handcuffed the Pittsburgh Pirates over six shutout innings and the Brewers held on for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday...

Nepalese refugee gets 5 to 10 years in boyfriend's slaying

Jun. 19, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nepalese refugee has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison in the stabbing death of her boyfriend and fellow refugee during an argument at their Pittsburgh home last year. Twenty-four-year-old Urmila Gurung pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County Court to voluntary...

Man charged with homicide in death of 3-year-old boy

Jun. 19, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have charged a man with homicide in connection to the death of a 3-year-old Pittsburgh boy. Authorities say Major Troutman was taken to a hospital unresponsive Feb. 6. He died there eight days later. The Allegheny County medical examiner said Friday the boy died of blunt force...

Rising rapper Jimmy Wopo shot dead in Pittsburgh

Jun. 19, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo has been shot and killed in Pittsburgh. Police say Wopo was killed and another man injured when someone opened fire on their car in the city's Hill District Monday afternoon. Wopo's manager Taylor Maglin confirmed the death Monday, saying in a Facebook...

Pirates' Williams, 2 relievers 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

Jun. 18, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he's come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. "Baseball kicks your (behind)," Williams said. "The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay even-keeled."...

Man spared more jail time in 2016 FBI office gate crash

Jun. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of ramming a dump truck through the security gate of the FBI's Pittsburgh field office nearly two years ago has been spared additional jail time. Fifty-year-old Thomas Ross, formerly of New Waterford, was sentenced Monday to time served and six to 12 months in a...

USA Hockey prospects game to be played in Minnesota

Jun. 18, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been selected as a first-time host this fall of the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. The seventh annual event, featuring the top 40 U.S.-born prospects eligible for the 2019 draft, will be played on Sept. 19 at Xcel Energy Center. The announcement was...

Suarez homers, Votto drives in 2 as Reds edge Pirates 8-6

Jun. 17, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate, trying to focus on being a more complete player until his swing returned. For the...

Republicans move to remake court after gerrymandering case

Jun. 17, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching Democratic justices. Calls for impeachment even came from senior Republican Party...

Pirates hit 3 homers, top listless Reds 6-2

Jun. 16, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle insists he hasn't been keeping close tabs of his team's slide following a hot start. He wasn't aware the Pirates had dropped eight straight series until someone mentioned it to him earlier in the week. "If somebody would have told me you're going to...