Daily Archive: October 7, 2013

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Sports

Wacha, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to knot NLDS

Pedro Alvarez rounds third after getting the Pirates’ only hit of the game, a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha in the eighth inning of Game 4 of a National League baseball division series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 in the NL division series.

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People

Halle Berry gives birth to a son

Halle Berry arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (CNN Photo)/Edward M. Pio Roda)LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Actress Halle Berry and husband, Olivier Martinez, welcomed the birth of their first son Saturday.

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Sports

Pirates put Cardinals on edge in NLDS with 5-3 win

The city skyline is seen beyohnd the outfield walls of PNC Park as a Pittsburgh Pirates fan waves a Jolly Roger flag while the players are introduced before game 3 of the National League baseball division series between Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Pittsburgh . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen could get used to the Pittsburgh Pirates being the toast of baseball. Then again, at the moment he doesn’t really have a choice. “You could say we’re fresh meat, everybody wants a piece,” McCutchen said. “Everybody wants to get in. They want to see what the Pirates are all about.”

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National

Sisters of DC chase victim dispute police account

Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie, left, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sisters of a woman fatally shot by police in Washington after she tried to ram her car through a White House barrier say she wasn’t delusional and suggest she may have been fleeing danger when she was killed. Valarie Carey said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday that perhaps her sister, Miriam Carey, was afraid and fleeing with a 13-month-old child in her car when she was killed on Thursday. Another sister, retired New York City police officer Amy Carey-Jones, suggests police overreacted or were negligent. The sisters also disputed officials’ account that Miriam Carter was under the delusion that President Barack Obama was communicating with her. Amy Carey-Jones said it’s “not the Miriam we knew.”

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National

Obama to public: Don’t give up on health sign-ups

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in the White House library in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Julie PaceAP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans “definitely shouldn’t give up” on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government.

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Opinion

“Science Fiction can rescue Black communities”

(BlackNews.com) — October has been dubbed African American Speculative Fiction Month by a group of online enthusiasts. This was done to acknowledge the writers, artists, entertainers and independent publishers around the country and elsewhere who are producing science fiction narratives, performances and art featuring Afrocentric themes. African Americans also use October to celebrate the merger of science and the arts via AFROFuturism.

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Entertainment

Superheroes rule but comics fight for respect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — He towers over the land, his muscles rippling and blond mane blowing in a windstorm of his own making. Wielding his trusty magical hammer, he crushes villains as easily as he romances beautiful women. Thor, epic god of thunder, was inspired by Norse mythology. But his modern, movie-star incarnation was born on the pulpy, hand-drawn pages of 1960s comic books.

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Business

The Wheel Mill in Homewood, a great place to ride

by Phillip Martin For New Pittsburgh Courier Bright lights, the smell of freshly cut wood and a smiling Mike Potoczny great you as you enter The Wheel Mill, Pittsburgh’s first indoor bike park located on Hamilton Ave in Homewood. Danielle Spells, 25, of Homewood says, “I was walking around with my son James when I spotted the building and went in for a tour.” Cameron Grivin, 15, from Shaler says, “I just enjoy hanging out here with friends.” Also visiting the park was Jake Young, 16, from Troy Hill. “I was told about the Wheel Mill by some friends. I love it here.”

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National

Supreme Court term begins with contentious topics

Cardinal Donald Wuerl walk with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave the church, after the Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial issues that offer the court’s conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and allow for more government-sanctioned prayer.