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Stories tagged: pittsburgh

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Sinkhole opens, swallows part of city bus during rush hour

Authorities say two cranes have arrived to remove a city bus partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for …

Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Shots were fired overnight through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, and several hundred people …

Spokane messenger sends billboard-sized love letter to Pittsburgh in wake of shooting

John Pogachar doesn’t want a brand name, a hashtag or even a credit. He just wants love – in big, bold white letters on an eye-grabbing red backdrop.

Seattle-area company helps fringe site Gab return in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Social-media site, which became an internet outcast after one of its racist users was arrested in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, is back online thanks to the …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

The three congregations attacked at a Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service Saturday, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated worship space to mark the time …

Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty

The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row.

Synagogue rampage suspect indicted as funerals continue

The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid homage Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. As the …

Running late kept Pocatello man’s grandma safe from Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tanner Rosenthal’s 90-year-old grandmother normally leaves early to help set up for weekly Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, she was running behind Saturday morning.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and that he wanted …

Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he …

‘Horrendous anti-Semitic brutality’: Israel decries synagogue massacre, sends official to Pittsburgh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue” after a gunman killed at least 11 people and injured six …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Gunman attacks Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people

A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of …

Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona.

Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues

A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.

Groomsman jailed in sexual assault of 15-year-old bridesmaid

A 29-year-old groomsman has been jailed for sexually assaulting the 15-year-old bridesmaid he escorted at a Pennsylvania wedding.

Cities need state help to meet Paris climate goal

Despite Trump’s decision to withdraw, U.S. cities could achieve about 36 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to meet America’s share of the goal international leaders set …

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

4 ordered to trial in beating death of Somali cab driver

Four men have been ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania in the death of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh.

110 pounds of African drug khat seized at Pittsburgh airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 110 pounds of an African drug being shipped through Pittsburgh International Airport.

Man who stole $1.4M to pay online romance scam faces prison

A man federal prosecutors say was victimized in an overseas, online romance scam faces sentencing for stealing more than $1.4 million from two Pittsburgh-area companies whose funds he controlled.

PPG planning 1,700 global job cuts

PPG on Friday said it plans a broad cost-cutting program throughout its global operations that will generate annual savings of between $120 million and $130 million.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication.

Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute spinoff FacioMetrics has been acquired by Facebook, the university said Wednesday.

Pittsburgh’s Tribune-Review to become online-only newspaper

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday.

Kennametal to slash 1,000 jobs

Kennametal, a Pittsburgh-based industrial tool maker that Monday reported a loss for the second consecutive year, is cutting 1,000 jobs, or about 8 percent of its global workforce as part …

Dump truck smashes through Pittsburgh FBI gate, but no terror suspected

A dump truck driver from Ohio purposely crashed his vehicle through the security gate of the FBI’s offices in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, injuring himself but no one else, an agency …

Pittsburgh Penguins beat San Jose Sharks 3-1 for 4th Stanley Cup title

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup. Crosby set up Kris Letang’s go-ahead goal midway through …

Uber testing self-driving car in Pittsburgh

Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh.