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Justin Fields is eager to start over in Pittsburgh, even as a backup behind Russell Wilson

May. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Fields could sense his time in Chicago was up at his exit meeting in January. While Bears general manager Ryan Poles didn't outright tell Fields the organization was going to look for another quarterback after three uneven seasons with the talented but...

Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception before backing away from the statement

May. 21, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with a Pittsburgh...

More companies offer on-site child care. Parents love the convenience, but is it a long-term fix?

May. 21, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They operate in places like an airport, a resort, and a distribution center, tucked away from the public eye but close enough for easy access. They often emit laughter — and the sound of tumbling blocks, bouncing balls, and meandering tricycles. They’re child...

Netflix will carry NFL games on Christmas Day for 3 years, including 2 this upcoming season

May. 16, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

The NFL's Mike North wasn't considering Christmas Day as part of the 2024 regular-season schedule when preliminary planning began. Ratings and interest from current and prospective broadcast partners changed that. Not only is the NFL playing on a Wednesday for only the...

CNX plans $1.5B hydrogen fuels plant at Pittsburgh airport, but wants federal tax credit to build it

May. 15, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Natural gas producer CNX Resources said it plans to build a $1.5 billion facility at Pittsburgh's airport to make hydrogen-based fuels, but only if President Joe Biden’s administration allows coal mine methane to qualify for tax credits that are central to the Democrat's...

Dr. Cyril Wecht, celebrity pathologist who argued more than 1 shooter killed JFK, dies at 93

May. 13, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Cyril Wecht, a pathologist and attorney whose biting cynicism and controversial positions on high-profile deaths such as President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination caught the attention of prosecutors and TV viewers alike, died Monday. He was 93. Wecht's...

College football portal classes: Ole Miss all in, Ohio State shops high end. Prime restocks again

May. 13, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

With the spring transfer portal window closed, a look at six college football teams that cleaned up in various ways. Mississippi In terms of quantity and quality, Ole Miss killed it. In a Nick Saban-less Southeastern Conference, the Rebels might be the best non-Georgia...

Jo Adell's 3-run homer and Kevin Pillar's big night propel the Angels past the Royals 9-3

May. 12, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jo Adell hit a three-run homer and Kevin Pillar had three hits and three RBIs in the Los Angeles Angels' 9-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Logan O’Hoppe had a two-run double during a four-run seventh for the Angels, who won for only...

Bears coach Matt Eberflus says No. 1 pick Caleb Williams will open season as No. 1 QB

May. 10, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Caleb Williams is the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. Just in case there was a shred of doubt the No. 1 overall draft pick is the team's No. 1 QB, coach Matt Eberflus erased it on Friday. “No conversation. He’s the starter,” he said. ...

Mark Jackson grew up playing Gaelic football. He's taking a shot at the American kind in Pittsburgh

May. 10, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Jackson does not look out of place. Standing inside the Pittsburgh Steelers practice facility on Friday, Jackson's yellow No. 2 blends in with the other 42 players trying to catch head coach Mike Tomlin's attention during the team's rookie minicamp. At...