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Synagogue that suffered massacre raises funds for NZ Muslims

Mar. 18, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a shooting massacre that left 11 worshippers dead has started a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to support New Zealand's Muslim community. An Australian white supremacist is charged with killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch,...

Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime

Mar. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a dazzling...

Dunn, Maroon lead Blues past Penguins

Mar. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four goals in two periods gave the St. Louis Blues a shot of sorely needed confidence. Now the Blues hope a solid showing against a surging opponent can put them back on track in the battle for a Western Conference playoff spot. Vince Dunn scored twice and Pat Maroon had a goal and an...

Plea entered in shooting that preceded black teen's killing

Mar. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and firearms violations for a drive-by shooting that preceded the killing of a fellow passenger by a police officer, who is now awaiting trial himself. Zaijuan Hester, 18, of Swissvale, pleaded guilty in the June shooting in...

Pittsburgh offers condolences to New Zealand after massacre

Mar. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — City leaders in Pittsburgh are offering their condolences to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, where at least 49 people were killed at two different mosques. The city said Friday it has an "all-too-intimate understanding" of what they are going through. A gunman expressing hatred...

Steelers re-sign DT Daniel McCullers to 2-year deal

Mar. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back defensive tackle Daniel McCullers. The Steelers re-signed McCullers to a two-year deal on Friday. McCullers, Pittsburgh's sixth-round pick in 2014, was an unrestricted free agent. The 6-foot-7, 352-pound McCullers gives the Steelers depth behind...

Kessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0

Mar. 14, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With Sidney Crosby at the very top of his game, the Pittsburgh Penguins are peaking at the right time. Crosby contributed two assists and Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins to a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Pittsburgh had three goals on the...

Lions introduce Flowers, Coleman and James, also sign 2 more

Mar. 14, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Trey Flowers' 6-year old daughter has already experienced plenty of success during her father's NFL career. "She's been fortunate to be at three Super Bowls. She has known that her daddy played for the Patriots," Flowers said. "I just kind of hinted it to her: 'What if daddy is a...

Steelers sign WR Donte Moncrief, bring back WR Eli Rogers

Mar. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donte Moncrief can do the math in his head. Yet the newest Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has no plans to fill the void left by Antonio Brown. "AB is one of the best if not the best ever," Moncrief said on Thursday hours after signing a two-year deal with Pittsburgh. "You can't try to...

Steelers sign CB Steven Nelson, bring back Chickillo, Berry

Mar. 13, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The "Killer Bs" era is officially over in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider. Le'Veon Bell is a New York Jet, and Ben Roethlisberger will be part of a roster that will be considerably younger in 2019 thanks to an influx of draft picks. The Steelers began free agency by...