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UPMC, Pittsburgh drop tax-status fight — Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:06 p.m. Updated less than a minute ago UPMC and the city of Pittsburgh have decided to drop their legal battles, spokesmen for both sides said Monday. The city on Friday declined to file an appeal in a state lawsuit challenging UPMC's state exemption from the city's payroll and property taxes.

Emails show Allegheny County Council staff investigated potential snooping — Allegheny County Council's staff began investigating potential email snooping months before its members asked for a separate computer server to increase security, emails turned over to the Tribune-Review show. Council's solicitor, Jack Cambest, took the Trib to court to block access to minutes, notes or recordings of executive sessions where council members discussed concerns about whether County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's office looked at emails, calendars and documents.
Jul 28, 2014

Emails show Allegheny County Council staff investigated potential snooping by @tinynotebook

Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute — Martavis Bryant, the rookie wide receiver from Clemson, was in and out of offseason practices with some injury issues, so the Steelers didn't get a full look at a potentially productive player. They still haven't in camp. He sat out Sunday with a groin problem.

An '80s survivor: Scrunchies come back in style — Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 p.m. Updated 55 minutes ago The scrunchie is not a new hair accessory. But it sports a new look. "The scrunchie has gotten a lot more decorative recently," says Holly Carter, beauty director for People StyleWatch.

Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty — If the electrical grid that powers the United States encounters a supply problem, the easiest solution takes five years. That's the minimum time it takes to build a large, natural gas-fired generation station, from siting to lining up investors, permitting and constructing.
Jul 28, 2014

Grid backups amid new carbon rules causing uncertainty reports Trib Energy Reporter @DconMan

'Ready for Hillary' in Northeast Pa. — Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 p.m. Updated 7 hours ago WASHINGTON Evie McNulty and her husband, Jim, have been there from the beginning. She is Lackawanna County's recorder and he is Scranton's former mayor.

Roethlisberger 'prays' he can stay with Steelers when deal expires — Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:27 p.m. Updated 42 minutes ago Ben Roethlisberger officially began his 11th Steelers training camp Saturday - can it possibly be that long? - yet he still is still getting accustomed to all this newness. Many new receivers.
Jul 28, 2014

But HOW will Ben Roethlisberger juggle two young kids with a new O-line and contract negotiations?