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Health care giants UPMC, Highmark reach 11th-hour agreement

Jun. 24, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania health care giants have a deal that averts the looming breakup of their business relationship, an agreement that prevents disruption and higher costs for many patients. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that UPMC and Highmark have a new contract...

Newman's walk caps off Pittsburgh rally

Jun. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman isn't afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count with two outs...

Police: 2 arrested after attack with knife on bus

Jun. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say two people were arrested after a man allegedly attacked a woman with a knife on a bus in Pittsburgh. Police said the man and woman, who didn't know each other, got into a fight on the Port Authority bus in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood just...

Frazier's go-ahead hit in 8th sends Pirates over Padres 6-3

Jun. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer and Adam Frazier ended their struggles to keep the Pirates winning. Frazier hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Saturday. Frazier had one hit in his previous 10 at-bats entering play Saturday, but stepped into...

Residents grapple with life in the shadows steel plant

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Johnie Perryman retired to Clairton 12 years ago, hoping to settle into a cheap home near an old friend in Pittsburgh. With a wide front porch and oversize windows, the spacious, $72,900 Mitchell Avenue home about a mile from the Clairton Plant is full of artwork and mementos from a...

Yankees win 7th straight, beat struggling Astros 4-1

Jun. 21, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres each homered for the third game in a row, providing a pair of two-run shots that sent the New York Yankees past the skidding Houston Astros 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory. Aaron Judge was hitless in his return to the lineup...

Musgrove pitches 7 solid innings, Pirates beat Padres 2-1

Jun. 21, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove endured a long eight days. He got tossed in the first inning of his start on June 10 and lasted just four innings three days later. Since then, he sat. His patience paid off Friday night. Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ball through seven innings, and the Pittsburgh...

Syrian refugee held for trial in alleged church bomb plot

Jun. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Syrian refugee was ordered to remain behind bars until his trial on charges he plotted to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, who came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2016, was arrested Wednesday while meeting with...

Pirates rookie OF Reynolds making a quiet splash

Jun. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder's mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants to an...

Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

Jun. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was hot. Dickerson wasn't sure if Reynolds took his advice,...