Daily Archive: June 14, 2013

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National

US Whites falling to minority in under-5 age group

by Hope Yen WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people. Due to an aging population, non-Hispanic Whites last year recorded more deaths than births. These two milestones, revealed in 2012 census estimates released Thursday, are the latest signs of a historic shift in which Whites will become a minority within a generation, by 2043. They come after the Census Bureau reported last year that whites had fallen to a minority among newborns.

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Sports

At the Finish Line

by Bill Neal BILL NEAL * So that you’re caught up, the Finish Line is about just that. The end. A conclusion. A final thought if you will. Some things for you to reconsider before it’s over. Before you cross the finish line. * There are roughly a trillion or so TV and radio stations in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County areas, but for some unknown reason there is no, none, zero conversation about the NBA finals. The Penguins have been dead for a month. The Pirates have “90” more games. The Power . . . well, they have no power. No Pitt or college anything and the Steelers are two months away. But there is no conversation about the NBA. And for the record, now the 2nd highest grossing sport in the U.S., behind the NFL . . . hockey is 4th. Why? I don’t know. But if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks . . . then guess what?

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Sports

Tomlin encouraged as Steelers finish minicamp

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, right, talks with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) as the team warms up during the NFL football practice on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Dale Grdnic PIITSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes what he’s seen over the last few months, even though he knows it won’t matter much if the Steelers can’t build on it when they report for training camp next month. The team wrapped up minicamp on Thursday, meeting with coaches before Tomlin let his players go early rather than take the field. “I just told the guys it’s been a great offseason,” Tomlin said. “But, and I think that but is significant because legitimately, you’d like to find ways to measure offseasons and feel good about it, but the reality is these types of processes are measured based on results.”

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National

Police: Gunman shot 3, self at St. Louis business

An unidentified woman and man walk away from the scene of a shooting after talking to police Thursday, June 13, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) by Jim Salter ST. LOUIS (AP) — An argument inside a St. Louis home health care business escalated into gun violence Thursday when a man shot three other people before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting occurred at AK Home Health Care LLC, one several small businesses inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator south of downtown St. Louis. The shooter gunned down another man and two women before turning his semi-automatic handgun on himself, Police Capt. Michael Sack said.