Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
iranian-diplomacySpeaker of the House John Boehner has invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to congress without consulting the POTUS. He is clearly thumbing his nose at Obama while also attempting to sabotage the nuclear talks with Iran. Way to start the new year, GOP!  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 24 January 2015 8:55 pm by Doug Oster
free-books-garden-tools-bulbs-and-food-with-doug-sundayCome talk gardening at Wholey's on Sunday. Post-Gazette photo I'll be at Wholey's in the Strip District at 1 p.m. on Sunday January 25, 2015. I'm talking about how to eat healthy by growing your own food and then will be cooking Stuffed Trout with Sweet Potato, Onion and Spinach. I've got many of the latest garden books to giveaway, some cool garden ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 24 January 2015 2:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-24-15Penguins -The Penguins say Sidney Crosby required an injection to treat a lingering "lower-body" injury. -Marc-Andre Fleury (above) was selected by the all-star team captained by Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno. -Click here for the rosters. -Two goals by Andrew Ebbett led the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-2 win against the Norfolk ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 3:00 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-fit-fearless-and-fashionableThis week on Setting the SEEN, Sara and I decide to stick to our New Year's resolutions of staying fit, conquering fears and looking fashionable in the process (with help from Dona Jo Fitwear and Kiya Tomlin Uptown Sweats). We try our hand at indoor rock climbing at The Climbing Wall in Point Breeze. (I conquer a fear of heights, and Sara sticks to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:45 am by Scott Mervis
pittsburgh-rock-n-roll-legends-awards-who-should-get-them-and-why-they-don-t-make-sense Sadly, there are no Pittsburgh artists in the actual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it wasn't a bad idea for someone to create a Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Hall of Fame, even if it is just a plaque at the Hard Rock Cafe. Last year, the founding organization, created as charity event for the Cancer Caring Center (so we can't be too critical), got off on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:15 am by
fitzgerald-makes-good-on-promise-to-sell-suvCounty Executive Rich Fitzgerald (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)By Molly BornBuy a new car recently? You could be driving the SUV that drove Rich Fitzgerald to the brink with Chelsa Wagner last fall.The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee once issued to the Allegheny County executive was sold at auction last month for $4,900 after he turned over the keys in...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:15 am by
allegheny-county-unloads-fitzgerald-s-suvCounty Executive Rich Fitzgerald (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)By Molly BornBuy a new car recently? You could be driving the SUV that drove Rich Fitzgerald to the brink with Chelsa Wagner last fall.The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee once issued to the Allegheny County executive was sold at auction last month for $4,900 after he turned over the keys in...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:06 am by Mike White
billy-knight-tom-richards-head-pbc-hall-of-fame-classForty-five years ago, a kid from Braddock scored 41 points in a WPIAL basketball playoff game. The kid went on to be an All-American at Pitt and played a long time in the NBA. That 41-point effort by Billy Knight still stands today as the most points scored in a WPIAL Class AA playoff game. The "kid" is now 62 and will be back in Pittsburgh this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 10:21 am by Barbara Vancheri
new-batch-of-sag-presenters  Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeff Goldblum, Matthew Beard, Colin Farrell, Emmy Rossum, Andy Samberg, Liev Schreiber and Reese Witherspoon have been added to the list of presenters for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. They join already announced Patricia Arquette, Adrien Brody, Ellar Coltrane Kevin Costner, Laverne Cox, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 3:18 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-23-15Penguins -Sidney Crosby (right) will miss the All-Star Game due to an undisclosed injury. -NHL rules dictate Crosby must skip Tuesday's game against the Jets if he misses the All-Star Game. -Rick Tocchet wants more from the fourth line. -“He’s really been the same player all the time. You’ve really got to give him a lot of credit. It doesn’t matter ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
deflatedBill Belichick and company are up to their old tricksy tricks. Or at least it would appear that way. Whether or not the Patriots are guilty of cheating, this is the last thing the NFL wants people talking about before the Super Bowl.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:53 pm by Craig Meyer
reed-s-late-game-heroics-lift-colonials-to-63-59-win EMMITSBURG, Md. – A certain guilt lingered inside Marcquise Reed in the final 30 seconds of a tightly-contested game. On his Robert Morris team’s previous possession – with Reed running the point and his team down two – the freshman missed an open teammate with a clean look at a game-tying shot. With 21 seconds remaining and the Colonials trailing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:48 pm by Craig Meyer
rapid-reaction-robert-morris-63-mount-st-mary-s-59EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Robert Morris came away with what was perhaps its most dramatic win of the season, a 63-59 overtime victory on the road against a Mount St. Mary's team that has knocked it out of the Northeast Conference tournament in each of the past two seasons (of course, this isn't the same Mount St. Mary's team from those years, nor is it the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 8:25 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
crosby-to-miss-all-star-game-forced-to-skip-tuesday-game-against-jets-01-22-15 Penguins center Sidney Crosby will not play in the NHL's all-star game Sunday due to an undisclosed injury. The team announced his injury tonight. Additionally, as a result of missing the All-Star game, the NHL will not permit Crosby to play in Tuesday's home game against the Winnipeg Jets. In order to prevent players from skipping the all-star ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 6:48 pm by Craig Meyer
elijah-minnie-back-from-suspension-will-play-vs-mount-st-mary-sEMMITSBURG, MD. -- Freshman forward Elijah Minnie is in uniform and will play Thursday for Robert Morris against Mount St. Mary's, ending a two-game suspension, a team spokesman confirmed. The Lincoln Park graduate had missed each of the Colonials past two games, against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Sacred Heart, serving a suspension for what was termed a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 2:39 pm by Scott Mervis
hey-pittsburgh-no-rush-for-you  Rush fans have probably heard this before but Rush played one of its first big U.S. shows and its first show with Neil Peart on drums at the Civic Arena in 1974 (with Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann). Since then, Pittsburgh has been a regular stop on Rush tours, with the band having played here two dozen times, including 2010 and 2012 (“Clockwork ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:52 am by Doug Oster
cool-houseplants-are-indestructible-and-clean-the-airAfrican violets are beautiful and easy to grow. Photo by Doug Oster The bright yellow blooms of begonias light up the living room on a gray winter day. It's just one the plants I grow on the windowsill to keep me sane until the spring bulbs emerge. In this segment from Pittsburgh Today Live, I show Jon Burnett some really cool houseplants from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:25 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-22-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We showed a lot of heart coming back. It was good to get a point.” - Beau Bennett. -The Chicago Sun Times' recap. The Blackhawks have not won a regulation game in Pittsburgh since 1997. -The Associated Press' recap. Evgeni Malkin missed the game due to an undisclosed ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:15 am by Kim Lyons
eat-that-read-this-snarks-the-best-of-pittsburgh-s-news  Right around lunch time every weekday, about 600 Pittsburghers pause for a few minutes to check out "Eat That, Read This" (ETRT). It's a newsletter by a 28-year-old guy from Lawrenceville who assigns merciless nicknames to elected officials, and combines mockery (or kudos) for the news media with a selection of missed love connections from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:52 am by Barbara Vancheri
southpaw-could-open-july-31  “Southpaw” now looks as if it will open in theaters July 31, 2015. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it stars Jake Gyllenhaal looking entirely different than in “Nightcrawler” as Billy Hope, a successful boxer who suffers a series of calamities. The cast also includes Rachel McAdams as his wife; Oona Laurence from Broadway’s “Matilda” as the ... Read More and Comment