Daily Archive: May 18, 2013

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Sports

Dropped fly ball gives Pirates 5-4 win over Astros

Pirates’ Russell Martin (55) is congratulated by coach Dave Jauss after Astros shortstop Jake Elmore, and right fielder Jimmy Paredes collided as they tried to catch a pop fly by Martin with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning of a baseball game May 17. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Things are going so well for the Pittsburgh Pirates these days that opposing teams can’t even make routine catches.

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Sports

Penguins take control vs. Senators behind Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammate Pascal Dupuis (9) as Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) reacts to Crosby’s second goal of the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, in Pittsburgh on May 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will Graves PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Bylsma has spent more than four years watching Sidney Crosby be Sidney Crosby.

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Metro

Incumbent-less race lets ‘Burgh hit reset button

This combination of three file photos shows, left, then state Auditor General Jack Wagner in Philadelphia on Friday, May 7, 2010. The center photo shows Bill Peduto in a file photo from March, 2005. The photo at right is a 2006 file photo of Luke Ravenstahl, the incumbent mayor of Pittsburgh who is not seeking re-election. (AP Photos/Wagner/Matt Rourke, Peduto-Ravenstahl /Keith Srakocic)by Joe MandakPITTSBURGH (AP) — Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s decision not to seek re-election has given whoever succeeds him an opportunity to shine a national spotlight on a city that continues to reinvent itself as a post-industrial 21st century success story, say political experts and the leading candidates to replace him.

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Entertainment

Jordan finally front and center in ‘Fruitvale’

A photo call for the film Fruitvale Station, with actors from left, Melonie Diaz, Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer as they pose for photographers during at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, May 16. “Fruitvale Station” has received rave reviews at Cannes, and its power owes much to Jordan’s performance, according to reviewers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)by Jake CoyleCANNES, France (AP) — Before “Fruitvale Station,” Michael B. Jordan was glimpsed sporadically in supporting roles on TV shows like “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights,” and in films like “Chronicle” and “Red Tails.”

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National

Despite controversies, Obama agenda marches on

President Barack Obama walks out of the White House Oval Office in Washington, and heads toward the Marine One helicopter on his way to Baltimore, Md., as part of his “Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tours”. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) by David EspoWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama’s agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.

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National

$590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

Dean Davis displays the Powerball ticket she bought in Omaha, May 15. No one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday’s $360 million jackpot which has now soared to $600 million, making it the second largest in Powerball history and the third biggest overall. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) by Barbara Rodriguez DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.