Published on Sunday, 28 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
earth-like-planetScientists have discovered an Earth-like planet, Proxima b, outside our solar system.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 August 2016 8:08 am by Mike White
friday-night-rewind-the-house-surprises-plus-video-highlightsLooking back at the first Friday night of the high school football season ... This might be the earliest start to WPIAL football - ever? Games always started the Friday before Labor Day. But Aug. 26 might be the earliest start ever. And what starts with games in temperatures close to 90 degrees ends in freezing temperatures close to Christmas. The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 5:16 pm by Craig Meyer
pitt-names-captains-and-other-luncheon-notesPitt held its annual kickoff luncheon Friday at the Westin downtown, an event that's equal parts pep rally and higher-end function for players, coaches, their families, administrators, boosters and media schlubs like myself. The biggest news to emerge from the soiree was the announcement of the Panthers' three captains for the 2016 season -- offensive ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 8:34 am by Mike White
friday-night-countdown-predictions-where-to-go-other-notesHigh school football around Pennsylvania kicks off tonight. Not all teams are playing. In the WPIAL, there is about half of a normal schedule. All teams begin play next week. This is the first installment of "Friday Night Prelude," a weekly Varsity Blog entry with notes, predictions and other items: Remember, for updates on scores of all WPIAL games, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
epipenThe CEO of Mylan, maker of the EpiPen, is making $19 million dollars a year. You think with that kind of salary she'd be smart enough not to say the "system is to blame" for the 500% increase in the cost of the life-saving EpiPen. I suppose only the rich deserve life-saving medicine.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:17 pm by
clinton-warns-of-radicalism-as-trump-rebukes-racism-claimsMANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton in her most forceful terms yet hammered the point that Donald Trump unleashed the “radical fringe” within the Republican Party that has engulfed the GOP, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, using a blistering denunciation Thursday to dub the billionaire...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:17 pm by
clinton-warns-of-radicalism-as-trump-rebukes-racism-claimsMANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton in her most forceful terms yet hammered the point that Donald Trump unleashed the “radical fringe” within the Republican Party that has engulfed the GOP, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, using a blistering denunciation Thursday to dub the billionaire...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 7:07 pm by
mcginty-lays-out-plan-for-working-families-at-pittsburgh-roundtableLike so many Democrats before her, Katie McGinty wants to raise the minimum wage, eliminate gender wage disparities and ensure paid family leave....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/08/25/McGinty-attends-roundtable-introducing-plan-for-working-families/stories/201608250209 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 7:07 pm by
mcginty-lays-out-plan-for-working-families-at-pittsburgh-roundtableLike so many Democrats before her, Katie McGinty wants to raise the minimum wage, eliminate gender wage disparities and ensure paid family leave....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/08/25/McGinty-attends-roundtable-introducing-plan-for-working-families/stories/201608250209 Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:23 am by Jenn Menendez
pitt-football-practice-report-aug-25Good morning. Some news from coach Pat Narduzzi today prior to Pitt practice No. 19 of fall camp. **Freshman cornerback Damar Hamlin is dealing with some kind of a nagging injury that was not disclosed. Narduzzi said the team brought in a specialist, but still haven’t gotten it “quite right.”  It sounds as though he will not be available for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:23 am by Mike White
legendary-coaches-recall-most-memorable-gamesThis was coaching royalty, breaking bread together on a warm July afternoon. It was an informal lunch get together at Grand View Golf Course, put on by Bill Priatko, a Steeler from long ago, former high school athletic director and friend to everyone in the WPIAL. In coaching circles, this was indeed elite company. There were nine legends on hand, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
foundationBetween the slow drip, drip, drip of her email and the accusation of a questionable connection between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, Hillary is having a tough time in a race that should be easy as pie. After all, she is running against Trump who seems to self-destruct a little more every day.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:23 pm by
trump-pitches-to-hispanics-blacks-in-bid-for-wider-supportTAMPA, Fla. — Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:14 pm by
clinton-weighs-in-on-epipen-controversyHillary Clinton has weighed in on the mounting controversy over rising drug prices charged by an area drug manufacturing, calling for Mylan Pharmaceuticals to “immediately reduce” rising prices for the EpiPen....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 3:51 pm by
mcginty-wins-endorsement-of-ceasefire-pennsylvaniaKatie McGinty picked up an endorsement from a gun-control group today....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/08/24/McGinty-wins-endorsement-of-CeaseFire-Pennsylvania/stories/201608240194 Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:54 pm by Mike White
about-tv-games-vx-video-and-players-to-watchItems that fell off my laptop Pine-Richland opens the season Saturday live on ESPN against St. Edward (Ohio). But what about local TV games this season? Root Sports has been doing games live - either Fridays or Thursdays - for a number of years. There is no official word yet from Root, but I'm hearing Root plans to do games live on Fridays again - ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:32 am by Jenn Menendez
pitt-football-practice-report-aug-24Good morning. Pitt is in the middle of practice No. 18 of fall camp today. Coach Pat Narduzzi spoke briefly with the media and said things got a little heated earlier this week at practice, but overall things are still going well. Some highlights: **Joe Walton spoke to Pitt at practice today. Walton, who was an All-American tight end for Pitt in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:00 am by
spin-control-can-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-crimes-collect-social-securityThe claim: “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans. ... Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse.”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:00 am by
spin-control-can-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-crimes-collect-social-securityThe claim: “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans. ... Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse.”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:00 am by
spin-control-can-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-crimes-collect-social-securityThe claim: “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans. ... Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse.”...Read ... Read More and Comment