Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
drone-killingsPresident Obama apologized for the two innocent hostages that were accidentally killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Who is going to apologize for the hundreds of accidental deaths from guns every year?  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 April 2015 6:08 am by Doug Oster
join-doug-on-a-trip-of-a-lifetime-to-see-the-gardens-of-parisI shot this from the top of Notre Dame the last time I was in Paris. Photo by Doug Oster I've been taking gardeners all over the world for the last two years. London, Italy and the Netherlands were amazing places to see and experience with other gardeners. In August I'm headed to Paris and would love for you to come along. This is the first trip ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 April 2015 5:41 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-rangers-game-5-04-25-15Playoffs StuffPenguins-Rangers -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "As a hockey player, you're never ready to go back home in the summer. It's tough right now." - Maxim Lapierre. -The New York Daily News' recap. "No one in here wanted to get on a plane and go to Pittsburgh again.” - Rangers defenseman Marc Staal. -Newsday's recap. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 April 2015 1:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
pengins-rangers-game-5-postgame-04-25-15POSTGAME   "We played a good team and we hung in there. Made it close. At the end of the day … we still lost." - Marc-Andre Fleury. --- -There will be days, weeks, months to sort through the big picture of the Pittsburgh Penguins as an organization. For now, we'll primarily look at the 20 players who suited up for this 2-1 overtime loss to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 8:01 pm by Sam Werner
notes-and-quotes-from-scott-barnes-introductory-press-conferencePitt officially hired Scott Barnes as its new athletic director Friday, ending a four-month search to replace the fired Steve Pederson. Here's my story from today's PG on the impressive resume Barnes brings to Pitt, and here are a few notes from the afternoon... - As far as the search process goes, interim AD Randy Juhl (who chaired the search ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 6:09 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-rangers-game-5-chat-04-24-15PREGAME -At the start of his media availability following today's morning skate, Mike Johnston was asked if he had any reservations about playing a young defensemen who hasn't been in a game in several weeks and throwing him into the fire of an elimination game. Johnston coyly asked, "Who would that young defenseman be?" The reporter and Johnston ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 2:40 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-rangers-game-5-04-24-15  A preview of the Rangers. When and where: 7:08 p.m., EDT. Madison Square Garden. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), MSG (New York market), NBC Sports (rest of the United States), Sportsnet, TVA. Leading postseason scorer: Left winger Rick Nash, 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Last Game: 2-1 overtime road win against the Penguins in Game 4 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 1:52 pm by
casey-s-ready-for-hillarySen. Bob Casey alerted his supporters Friday that he's lined up behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's newly oficial bid for the Democratic nomination for president.   In an email blast, he stated that from the time they served together in teh Senate, he's know her as "a strong advocate for the middle class.''Eight years ago, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 1:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
gill-combative-but-popular-04-24-15 Over the course of 1,108 career games, Hal Gill made his fair share of enemies. That was only natural for his role as a large (6-foot-4, 243 pounds), physical defenseman who was expected to clear away trespassing forwards trying to make life miserable for his goaltender. His battles with pesky Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom (above, with Marc-Andre ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 1:26 pm by
mpf-up-with-first-television-adsMark Patrick Flaherty is up with the first ad of the county controller's race.  It's a mainly positive spot, extollinging his record as the former controller, and spotlighting the fact that he declined to take a pay raise during his eight years in office.  If you've been following the race _ Show of hands? Anyone? _ you know that ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 9:35 am by Mike White
top-aau-basketball-tournament-in-town-this-weekendSome top high school basketball players around the country and more than 200 college coaches will be in the Pittsburgh area this weekend for a big AAU tournament. The Highmark Pittsburgh Jam Fest will be at a number of different schools tonight through Sunday. The event is run by Hoopgroup, a New Jersey-based company that stages top AAU tournaments, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 8:50 am by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-let-them-eat-cakeOn this week's episode of Setting the SEEN, I checked out Bella Christie's and Lil Z's Sweet Boutique in Aspinwall with my co-host Sara Bauknecht, style editor, to learn from the pros how to decorate a cake. Why you ask? Bella Christie's is gearing up to participate in a cake-off this Saturday at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
caution-signThe story of a volunteer police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma accidentally shooting and killing a suspect he was intending to use his taser on, is more than disturbing. It is yet another example of why we need to rethink our police training in this country.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 2:48 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-24-15Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -“You can’t look at the whole thing. You just have to look at the first part of it. For us, it starts with a good first shift, leads into a good first period, a good second period, a good third period. And, hopefully, win a game. It’s all we’re trying to do is go on the road and try and win one game.” - Rob Scuderi on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 4:08 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xvi Speculation on the NY Phil's new MD, some long reads on Schubert and the Met, and more: From the New York Times, critics suggest possibilities (including Manfred Honeck) for the New York Philharmonic’s next music director, and comments from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 3:24 pm by Doug Oster
kids-and-gardening-are-a-great-mixI had so much fun today on Pittsburgh Today Live planting a container filled with edibles with the help of some kids. Their parents all work at KDKA and it was bring your child to work day. Get those kids in the garden! Here's the segment on Pittsburgh Today Live-   Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 3:14 pm by
toomey-no-on-lynchSen. Pat Toomey was one of ten Republicans who voted against Thursday's confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.   While he praised her background and overall qualifications, the Republican said her defense of President Barack Obama's controversial executive order on immigration made her unacceptable choice.  He maintained...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:50 pm by
pots-and-kettlesCounty Controller Chelsa Wagner has maintained that county Executive Rich Fitzgerald has mixed public business with politics _  charges that her fellow Democrat has repeatedly denied.        Now, her challenger's campaign is charging that the controller is the one exploiting her office for political...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:20 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
cole-enjoying-increase-role-with-penguins-04-23-15 27:20. That's how much ice time Ian Cole logged in the Penguins' playoff-clinching 2-0 win at Buffalo April 11. It lead the team which was limited to dressing five defensemen due to injures and salary cap restrictions. It's also exactly 27:20 more than Cole played in eight games with the Blues earlier this season when he was a healthy scratch. ... Read More and Comment