Pittsburgh - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pittsburgh Cosby jury pool: 1/3 say they've formed opinion on his guilt PITTSBURGH (AP) — One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case Monday said they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while the majority said it would be difficult to spend several weeks sequestered across the state. And 35 of the 100 people questioned said they or a family member or close friend has been the vic... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:55:00Z AP Reporter Explains Jury Selection Cosby Trial One-third of potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:52:00Z The Latest: Many in Cosby jury pool have opinion about guilt PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 12:10 p.m. One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say it would be difficult to serve. And 35 of the 100 p... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-05-22T16:16:00Z Q&A: What to expect during Bill Cosby's jury selection Hundreds of potential jurors have been called to a Pittsburgh courthouse as the search for panel that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's sex abuse trial gets underway. A dozen jurors and six alternates will be selected — then shipped across the state to serve in what is expected to be a two-week trial beginning June 5 on allegations the entertainer molested a Temple Universit... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:21:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:21:00Z Cosby Arrives for Jury Selection Bill Cosby arrived at a Pittsburgh courthouse Monday morning for the start of jury seleciton in the sex assault case against him. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:30:00Z Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game." It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together Sunday in a 7-0 demolition of the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference ... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-05-22T01:10:00Z Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will weigh his case. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor drugged and molested a Temple University women's basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Trial cons... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:02:00Z Resilient Penguins head home with momentum as Game 5 looms PITTSBURGH (AP) — The situation looked dire. On the road. Down a game. Starting a goalie that hadn't been on the ice for an opening faceoff in nearly six weeks. Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way they've always responded since Mike Sullivan took over as head coach nearly 18 months ago: like champions. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-05-20T19:47:00Z Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else's life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something "odd" in his groin and alerted trainers while on the road earlier this month in Cincinnati. Two days later, there the 25-year-old was getting pulled aside by a doctor and being told there's a chance he... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:47:00Z Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole spent the last six weeks stringing together dominant performance after dominant performance with little to show for it, thanks to a Pittsburgh Pirates offense that always seemed to sputter whenever their ace's turn in the rotation came up. Yet Cole tried to stay upbeat, stressing that if he kept doing his job eventually the l... Thu, 18 May 2017 06:18:00 GMT 2017-05-18T06:18:00Z Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. She claimed parking spaces... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:12:00Z Banged-up Penguins march on vs Senators as injuries mount Seeing a top-line forward and your most indispensable defenseman walking slowly down the tunnel and out of sight during a game would be startling if the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't grown so used to it. At least Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz felt well enough on Tuesday to join the rest of the team as the defending Stanley Cup champions hopped a plane and h... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:46:00Z Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan calls the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench "a man's argument." If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil Kessel, the mercurial forward with the blistering shot and occasionally blistering tongue. Frustrated by an inability to get anything ... Tue, 16 May 2017 04:18:00 GMT 2017-05-16T04:18:00Z Pittsburgh Apartment Fire Leaves One Dead A high-rise apartment fire in downtown Pittsburgh early Monday has left one woman dead, and two residents and two firefighters needing medical treatment.... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:37:00Z Senators look to build off Game 1 win against Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn't an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs. "A lot of people were doubting us and almost made us start doubting ourselves," defenseman Cody Ceci said. Emphasis on almost. If there was... Sun, 14 May 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-05-14T21:40:00Z Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own estimate, it took Ottawa's Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher's system. Consider the forward all caught up. The rest of the consistently surprising Senators, too. Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked the Pittsburgh goalie before flipping a backhand into the ope... Sun, 14 May 2017 03:46:00 GMT 2017-05-14T03:46:00Z It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first two rounds of the playoffs engaging in high-stakes games of rope-a-dope with Columbus and Washington, absorbing some hits, avoiding others and counterpunching brilliantly to get halfway to a second straight Stanley Cup. A very different challenge awaits in the Eastern Conference final in what amoun... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:35:00 GMT 2017-05-12T20:35:00Z Pitt rowers: Laptops, wallets, uniforms taken before regatta PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh rowing team says wallets, laptops and uniforms were among items stolen from team vans as they were preparing for a big race in Philadelphia. The team says the vans were broken into Thursday on a road running along Philadelphia's Schuylkill (SKOOL'-kil) River, where the Dad Vail Regatta was getting underway Friday. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 17:52:00 GMT 2017-05-12T17:52:00Z Dance mom to dance con: Abby Lee Miller gets year in prison PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for hiding $775,000 worth of income and bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the U.S. without reporting it. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti also fined Miller $40,000 — on top of the $120,000 in currency she's forfe... Tue, 09 May 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-05-09T18:55:00Z Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise's inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gut-wrenching collapses. And they don't care. It's not 1992. It's not 1996, 2009 or 2016 for that matter. The Capitals have spent the better part of the season insisting this time, things will be differen... Tue, 09 May 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-05-09T03:42:00Z Pirates pitcher Taillon has suspected testicular cancer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday morning for suspected testicular cancer. The right-hander had the surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. After alerting the team's medical staff of an abnormality, Taillon, 26, consulted with Dr. John C. Lyne during the weekend. Lyne performed the surgery. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:07:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:07:00Z Defense chips away at total 'Dance Moms' star hid from court PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller spent the day Monday trying to chip away at about $775,000 in income federal prosecutors said she tried to hide from a bankruptcy judge. The amount is important because it will drive the sentence Miller, 51, receives for her bankruptcy fraud plea last year. Assistant ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:17:00Z The Latest: 'Dance Moms' star's sentencing resumes Tuesday PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the bankruptcy fraud sentencing of former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A Pennsylvania bankruptcy fraud sentencing hearing of former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to resume Tuesday. Defense attorneys have been trying to c... Mon, 08 May 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-05-08T21:58:00Z Penguins star Crosby returns to practice after concussion CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Sidney Crosby returned to work Friday, practicing with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates barely four days removed from a frightening hit that left the him with a concussion, and his status for the rest of the playoffs uncertain. While the two-time MVP declined to get into specifics whether he'll be available for Game 5 at Wa... Fri, 05 May 2017 18:54:00 GMT 2017-05-05T18:54:00Z Former NHL player gets probation in drug-selling scheme BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He pleaded guilty in December. The 52-year-old Mas... Fri, 05 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-05-05T14:40:00Z Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Penguins game PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says the woman walked into a police station near the PPG Paints Arena at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to make the report. Toler says police are investigating and no more details are available. N... Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-05-04T23:00:00Z Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is skating again, but coach Mike Sullivan provided no update on when his star will be ready to return from a concussion. Crosby sat out Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory in Game 4 of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington on Wednesday night. He was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season after taking ... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:11:00Z Minus Crosby, Penguins edge Capitals 3-2 to take 3-1 lead PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget about revenge for the brutal cross-check that knocked Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby out of the playoffs indefinitely. Marc-Andre Fleury didn't want any part of it. The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender came up with a more effective method of retribution against the Washington Capitals. "The best way to mak... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:42:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:42:00Z Penguins star Sidney Crosby out with another concussion PITTSBURGH (AP) — The scene brought back jarring memories. Sidney Crosby woozily making his way off the ice after taking a brutal hit from a member of the Washington Capitals. His brain foggy. His immediate future uncertain. The sight of their captain slowly heading to the dressing room on Monday night following a violent cross-check to the jaw from Washi... Wed, 03 May 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-05-03T01:27:00Z Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer PITTSBURGH (AP) — A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose ruled James Nassida was denied a fair trial because Stan Levenson dozed during the October trial. Levenson has ac... Tue, 02 May 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-05-02T21:45:00Z