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Pittsburgh-area bicyclist electrocuted after apparently encountering downed power lines

Jun. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 63-year-old bicyclist was electrocuted when he came across downed power lines on a trail near Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening, authorities said. A jogger found the victim, later identified as 63-year-old teacher Robert Anderson, in North Park just before 8:30...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

Emhoff will speak at groundbreaking of the memorial for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Jun. 17, 2024 06:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris and the first Jewish person to serve as the spouse of a nationally elected U.S. leader, will deliver remarks on Sunday at the groundbreaking of the memorial to victims of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. ...

Things didn't work out for Arthur Smith in Atlanta. He's eager to hit the reset button in Pittsburgh

Jun. 11, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Arthur Smith needed to get away — far away — from the NFL after the Atlanta Falcons fired him in January just hours after a third straight 7-10 finish. So Smith and his wife Allison headed to the other side of the planet to help him clear his head. Dubai. The...

Simone Manuel returns from overtraining syndrome with her eyes on Paris Olympics

Jun. 11, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Simone Manuel zig-zags her way through a cramped deck brimming with swimmers, she's reminded there are still some things she finds annoying about her sport. “I'm not sure a crowded pool deck is always the most fun,” she quips, breaking into a grin. “I don't...

Rowdy Tellez's day starts with boos and ends with a curtain call as Pirates top skidding Twins 4-0

Jun. 08, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rowdy Tellez homered and drove in three runs and six Pittsburgh relievers kept the Twins in check as the Pirates beat Minnesota 4-0 on Saturday. Tellez, who has been frequently booed at home of late while in the throes of a season-long funk, turned on a changeup...

For Mookie Betts, the move to shortstop is proving to be 'the hardest thing I've ever had to do'

Jun. 06, 2024 23:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mookie Betts has spent most of his career making everything about playing baseball look effortless. Not so much in 2024. Not on defense anyway, where the six-time Gold Glove outfielder's transition to shortstop has been bumpier than he'd like. While...

Expanded College Football Playoff will begin with 1st-round game on Dec. 20 in prime time

Jun. 05, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

The first year of the 12-team College Football Playoff will kick off with a first-round game on Dec. 20 and conclude with the title game one month later in Atlanta. The CFP announced its entire schedule on Wednesday. The four first-round games will be on Dec. 20 and 21. ABC and ESPN...

Oilers seek to become the sixth NHL team since 2000 to win the Cup after midseason coaching change

Jun. 05, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

Firing a coach during the season is typically seen as a sign that a season has gone off the rails. Based on recent history in the NHL, it also can been seen as a sign that a talented team might be ready for a turnaround. The Edmonton Oilers are the latest team on that...

Vogelbach has 2 RBIs, Bassitt stays unbeaten against Pittsburgh as Blue Jays edge Pirates 5-4

Jun. 02, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach had two hits and two RBIs, Chris Bassitt pitched five innings to remain unbeaten in five career starts against Pittsburgh and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Davis Schneider each had an RBI and Daulton...