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Uber approved to resume autonomous car tests in Pittsburgh

Dec. 18, 2018 7:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber's autonomous test vehicles hit and...

Saints back on top of AP Pro32 poll; Chargers climb to No. 2

Dec. 18, 2018 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are feeling quite at home on top of the NFL. The Saints enter the final two weeks of the regular season with the best record in the league at 12-2. They finish the regular season with two games in the Superdome and are a win away from clinching...

Pennsylvania casino sees $1.4M in sports bets in 2 weeks

Dec. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first two weeks of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania at a single casino saw just over $1.4 million in bets. Tuesday's report by Pennsylvania state regulators includes November results for sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course after it began taking...

Police: Man dressed as Santa tried to lure kids into car

Dec. 18, 2018 3:58 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a bearded man dressed as Santa Claus allegedly tried to lure three children into his vehicle in separate incidents near a Pittsburgh elementary school. Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George said the attempted lurings were reported at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on two streets...

Judge considers motion to bar execution in cookout slayings

Dec. 18, 2018 1:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge said he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout. Cheron Shelton, 31, and Robert Thomas, 30, are charged in the March 2016 killings in Pittsburgh's Wilkinsburg...

Man loses $10K on 1st bet at new casino sports book

Dec. 18, 2018 8:00 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the first legal bets placed at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino sports book didn't exactly bring the house down. David Eldridge was one of five people to make the first legal bets at the casino during a grand opening last Thursday. While many grand openings feature celebrities placing...

Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2

Dec. 17, 2018 10:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks would love to stop playing from behind. It's just not happening. And somehow it's not a problem, either. Particularly on the road. The Ducks spotted the Pittsburgh Penguins two first-period goals and then roared back for a 4-2 victory on Monday for their ninth win in 10...

Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats

Dec. 17, 2018 4:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best. For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Haden's leaping...

Jordan Lyles, Pirates finalize $2.05M, 1-year deal

Dec. 17, 2018 2:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Jordan Lyles and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old right-hander can earn additional award bonuses as part of the deal, agreed to last week and announced Monday. Lyles is 31-52 with a 5.28 ERA in 217 appearances for Houston,...

Penguins' Letang avoids major injury, could play vs Ducks

Dec. 17, 2018 12:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took part in a morning skate Monday and it will be decided at game time if he plays against the Anaheim Ducks. Letang appeared to injure his left leg after colliding with Boston forward Joakim Nordstrom during the third period of Pittsburgh's 4-3...