Daily Archive: April 29, 2013

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National

Are lesbians more accepted than gay men?

TOP PICK-Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, the No. 1 overall pick the WNBA draft, holds a team jersey with head coach Corey Gaines during a news conference Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) FIRST TO COME OUT–In this April 17, photo, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, right, battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during a NBA basketball game in Chicago. Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) by Martha Irvine CHICAGO (AP) — It may be a man’s world, as the saying goes, but lesbians seem to have an easier time living in it than gay men do.

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Business

Highmark gets Pa. approval for West Penn takeover

WILLIAM WINKENWERDER JR. by Marc Levy Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Health insurance giant Highmark Inc. received conditional approval Monday from Pennsylvania regulators to take over the financially troubled West Penn Allegheny Health System as part of its plan to compete with UPMC, western Pennsylvania’s dominant network, for patients and their health care dollars.

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Metro

Ohio AG: Search warrants executed in Steubenville rape case

STEUBENVILLE BIG RED (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) by Andrew Wesh Huggins AP Legal Affairs Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police officers and investigators on Thursday were searching the high school attended by two football players who raped a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

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Sports

Steelers gamble on rookies with serious medical concerns

FIRST ROUND PICK–Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 first-round draft pick, Jarvis Jones, left, is presented with a team jersey by team president Arthur J. Rooney II, April 26, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Smokin’ Jim Frazier Football often has been described a “collision” sport, rather than a contact sport, the implication being that the contact players engage in upon the football field is considerably more violent than what they might face in other sports.