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2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more...

Six rookie QBs have already earned wins this season

Dec. 5, 2019 3:11 AM EST

While Tom Brady and Drew Brees pursue Peyton Manning, Devlin Hodges is chasing Ed Rubbert. Say what? Manning's record of 539 touchdown passes could be broken by both Brady and Brees during the final month of the regular season. Brady has thrown 535 TD passes and Brees has 532. As for Hodges, he only has three...

Jarry stops 28 shots, Penguins beat Blues 3-0

Dec. 4, 2019 11:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stefan Noesen called his first NHL goal in nearly nine months luck. Not really. The veteran forward spent an uncertain offseason following an uneven tenure in New Jersey looking for a job before signing a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Yet rather than sulk about...

Hughes scores 23 to lead Duquesne over VMI 71-58

Dec. 4, 2019 9:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Hughes had a career-high 23 points plus 11 rebounds as Duquesne won its seventh consecutive game to open the season, beating VMI 71-58 on Wednesday night. Hughes hit 10 of 11 shots and added four blocks. Sincere Carry had 13 points and eight assists for Duquesne (7-0). Tavian...

Steelers' Pouncey has "no regrets" in return from suspension

Dec. 4, 2019 6:50 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maurkice Pouncey is free to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers center is also free of regrets. “The money was worth it, trust me," Pouncey said Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett during a...

Pirates manager Shelton bringing energy, optimism to new job

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the...

Pittsburgh council requires reptile owners to register pets

Dec. 4, 2019 4:49 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Owners of alligators and other dangerous reptiles in Pittsburgh will be required to register their pets with the city under an ordinance that was approved Tuesday. The ordinance requires owners of alligators, crocodiles and venomous snakes to store and transport their pets in escape-proof...

Pittsburgh forum on education to host Democratic candidates

Dec. 4, 2019 10:11 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least six Democratic primary candidates for president are expected to participate in a forum in Pittsburgh later this month to answer questions about their plans for public schools. Organizers of the Public Education Forum 2020 on Dec. 14 include labor unions, the NAACP and...

Xavier Johnson's 20 Points Lead Pitt Over Rutgers, 71-60

Dec. 4, 2019 12:47 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson, defense turned into offense on Tuesday night in a big way. The sophomore point guard shut down Rutgers’ leading scorer and helped forced 20 Scarlet Knights turnovers and then scored a season-high 20 points at the other end to lead the...

Rookie QB Hodges to make 2nd straight start for Steelers

Dec. 3, 2019 1:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the...