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DePasquale to run for Pennsylvania attorney general in 2024

Jun. 01, 2023 17:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania's former two-term auditor general, said Thursday that he will run for state attorney general, an office that played a critical role in rebuffing Republican attempts to overturn President Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump in the 2020 election....

Rabbi recounts fear and heroism during deadliest antisemitic attack in US history

Jun. 01, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rabbi Jonathan Perlman took the witness stand Thursday wearing the yarmulke he had on the day a gunman burst into his Pittsburgh synagogue during Sabbath services and began shooting anyone he could find. The skullcap Jews wear as a reminder of God's presence fell...

'Felt like a year': Worshipper describes fear during gunman's deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

May. 31, 2023 22:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was her brother's active faith that inspired Carol Black to recommit as an adult to being a practicing Jew several years ago, and their shared commitment brought them to the Tree of Life synagogue on the October 2018 day it was attacked. Testifying on the...

Connor Joe homers against former team as Pirates beat San Francisco 2-1

May. 31, 2023 01:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Connor Joe homered against his former team and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak against the Giants. The Pirates moved back to .500 (27-27) after falling under for the first time since they were...

Lawyers for Pittsburgh synagogue defendant admit he carried out deadliest US antisemitic attack

May. 30, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Bowers carried out the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history when he killed 11 people and injured seven others by storming a Pittsburgh synagogue and shooting everyone he could find. On that, everyone agrees. Even though Bowers’ defense...

Bailey's 4 RBIs on 24th birthday lead Giants to 14-4 rout, drop Pirates under .500

May. 29, 2023 20:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Patrick Bailey had four RBIs on his 24th birthday, boosting the San Francisco Giants to a 14-4 rout of Pittsburgh on Monday that dropped the Pirates under .500 for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. Pittsburgh (26-27) has lost 19 of...

Jury selection wraps in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre with testimony expected Tuesday

May. 25, 2023 19:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury selection concluded Thursday in the trial of a man charged with killing 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. Prosecutors and the defense agreed on a panel of 12 jurors and six alternatives who will hear...

Teen charged in shooting death of schoolmate outside Pittsburgh school

May. 24, 2023 19:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 15-year-old student was charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of his 15-year-old schoolmate just outside a school in Pittsburgh shortly before classes were due to start Wednesday morning, police said. Officers found Derrick Harris just before 7:30 a.m....

Championing famous and forgotten Asian Americans, this artist uses cookies as her canvas

May. 24, 2023 16:47 PM EDT

Artist Jasmine Cho makes exquisite portraits that champion famous and forgotten Asian Americans. Her canvas? “Cookies, I’ve always said, are the perfect platform for education, activism and healing because they are one of the most disarming, inviting and surprising mediums,”...

American Eagle: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 24, 2023 16:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — PITTSBURGH (AP) — American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $18.5 million. The Pittsburgh-based company said it had net income of 9 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 17 cents per...