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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, in Boston. The NHL is one step closer to returning. Bettman unveiled a 24-team straight to playoffs format the league will use if it can clear the other hurdles to resume its season. Under the plan approved last week by players and agreed to by the NHL, the top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the other 16 face off in best-of-five series to determine the field to vie for the Stanley Cup .(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

May. 26, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is no guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Minkah Fitzpatrick gestures during practice for the Pro Bowl in Kissimmee, Fla. Fitzpatrick isn't sure when he'll get a chance to be around his teammates again. In a weird way though, the potentially chaotic schedule that lies ahead for the NFL could be a boon to the Steelers, who bring back 10 starters on a defense that finished fifth in the league last season. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Fitzpatrick: modified schedule could benefit Steelers

May. 26, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL's organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success. “You’re learning about each other and how each other...

Body of man who fell into river while fishing found

May. 25, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a body found in a western Pennsylvania river over the Memorial Day weekend has been identified as a man who fell into the river while fishing near Pittsburgh more than a week ago. The Beaver County coroner's office identified the body found Saturday in the Ohio River near...

War memorial in Pittsburgh vandalized on Memorial Day eve

May. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating vandalism of a Pittsburgh war memorial on the eve of Memorial Day. The statue of a World War I doughboy in the city's Lawrenceville neighborhood was splashed with red paint during the night and also appeared to have been sprayed with a...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, the Walk to End Alzheimer's makes its way through a park in Terre Haute, Ind. The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's.  (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP, File)

Charitable runs, walks learn to adapt to crowd limits

May. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's. There is, however, room to evolve. When the Arthritis Foundation’s Pittsburgh chapter...

Pickup driver faces charges in crash that killed cyclist

May. 24, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BELL ACRES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man is facing vehicular homicide and other charges in a head-on hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Pittsburgh over the weekend. Allegheny County police say officers in the borough of Bell Acres were dispatched just before 12:30...

The statue of Public Broadcasting Service's Fred Rogers, the host of children's program

#143Day: Fred Rogers and a day of kindness in Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Mister Rogers would have liked it: a day to be extra kind to your neighbors. The day was Friday -- Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, an occasion when state officials encourage people to share their acts of kindness and gratitude. This year, a focus was first responders and essential workers who are...

2 men charged with shooting at undercover officers' van

May. 23, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been charged with firing nearly a dozen shots at three Pittsburgh-area police officers who were following them in February. Court documents indicate that 19-year-old Ezra Michael Grant of Greensburg and 18-year-old J’Lamar Jeremiah Washington of Pittsburgh face...

With the exception of the cleaning staff, the center court at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, Pa., near Pittsburgh, remains clear of large crowds on Monday, March 18, 2020, despite some businesses in the mall remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic. (Steve Adams/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Malls look toward rocky future following pandemic

May. 23, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — America’s once-dazzling shopping industry is facing blow after blow as department stores anchoring malls across the country file for bankruptcy, a move that could leave already struggling shopping malls permanently in the dark. Sales have plummeted, with a record 16% drop in retail...

Pirates infielder Kramer out 4-6 months after hip surgery

May. 20, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer will miss four to six months months while recovering from surgery on his right hip. The team announced Wednesday that Kramer underwent the procedure last week in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old Kramer had been dealing with what the club called...