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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Oct. 15, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third of caregivers have...

Librarian, bookseller accused of trafficking rare books

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A librarian and a bookseller accused stealing and trafficking rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme are standing trial. Pittsburgh police say 61-year-old Gregory Priore stole prints, maps and rare books from the library and handed them off to Caliban...

Pizza deliveryman slain in daytime Pittsburgh robbery

Oct. 14, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a pizza deliveryman was shot and killed during a daytime robbery in Pittsburgh. Police say the 59-year-old man who worked for a Domino's nearby was killed just after getting out of his car with two pizzas apparently ordered to an apartment building...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Stars score 4 on 30 shots in 2nd period, beat Ducks 5-3

Oct. 14, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov started a rally and John Klingberg finished it as Dallas kept firing shots in its busiest period in team history. Klingberg scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, when Dallas scored on four of its team-record 30 shots, and the Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on...

Hines 3 TD runs power Duquesne past Robert Morris, 48-24

Oct. 13, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Hines ran for 182 yards and three first-half touchdowns as Duquesne snapped a two-game losing streak by rolling over crosstown rival Robert Morris for a 48-24 win in a Northeast Conference battle on Saturday night. With the victory the Dukes now are 16-4 in night games at Rooney...

1918 flu pandemic devastated families in staggering numbers

Oct. 13, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two sisters from Greece remained close after emigrating to Western Pennsylvania early in the 20th century. Susana Mazarakis Pavlakis and Mary Protos both settled in Vandergrift and began raising families when an unseen visitor — a quickly spreading, deadly influenza virus —...

With hundreds of homes abandoned, North Braddock weighs fate

Oct. 13, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — The pile of rubble next door didn't deter Nathan and Christina Van Patter from closing on the $85,000 purchase of a North Braddock house four months ago. They figured the mess would be gone before the leaves fell. But the heap of brick, wood, metal and trash at 6th Street and...

Steelers prepare for another physical battle with Bengals

Oct. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster just wants to move on from last December's physical primetime meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. But the second-year wideout thrust himself into one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL last season with a memorable block against...

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal faces no penalties by resigning

Oct. 12, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. But the pope's gentle words and lack of condemnation angered those who feel top Catholic leaders continue to shirk responsibility for the global...