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Funeral service slated for slain off-duty officer

Jul. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The funeral service is scheduled Tuesday for an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot to death in a street confrontation more than a week ago. Thirty-five-year-old Officer Calvin Hall died Wednesday, three days after he was shot three times in the back during a street dispute in the...

Goldschmidt's grand slam in 10th lifts Cards by Pirates 6-5

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals spent the opening months of the season sputtering in tight situations. Now, they're soaring, keeping their chances in the wide-open NL Central afloat in the process. Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth career grand slam in the top of the 10th and right fielder Jose...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Review urged after 3 parolees charged in separate homicides

Jul. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least three men recently paroled from Pennsylvania prisons have been arrested in unrelated homicides over the past two months, leading to calls from prosecutors and corrections officers for a review of the state's parole practices. The men were arrested within a couple days of one...

Pirates suspend reliever Keone Kela 2 games

Jul. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified violation of his contract. The team made the announcement on Monday shortly before opening a four-game series with St. Louis. The suspension came after the team activated Kela from the 60-day injured...

Homicide charge filed in shooting death of off-duty officer

Jul. 22, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer more than a week ago has been charged with criminal homicide, police announced Monday. The indictment against Christian Bey, 30, in the death of Officer Calvin Hall, 35, is sealed, so further details will not be...

TV reporter sues over promotional plunge into river

Jul. 22, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A television reporter is suing over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into a river in a homemade flying machine. The lawsuit filed last week in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania by KDKA-TV reporter Dave Crawley names...

Eastern US cities spewing more methane into air than thought

Jul. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older U.S. east coast cities are leaking nine times as much natural gas into the air — from homes or pipes heading into houses — than the federal government had thought, a new airborne monitoring study finds. It's probably not a safety problem because what's coming out...

Court issues split decision on natural gas drilling rules

Jul. 22, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court on Monday upheld portions of Pennsylvania regulations that address Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, although the judges also sided with some of the arguments made by an industry group. The seven-judge Commonwealth Court panel's 91-page decision concerns a lawsuit...

The Latest: Regatta declines to comment on reporter's suit

Jul. 22, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a TV reporter's lawsuit over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Pennsylvania TV reporter has sued over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into the Allegheny River in a...