Wear Penguins gear, get free food at these Pittsburgh restaurants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins fans will be eligible for free food from several restaurants throughout the region Monday.

In case Penguins fans needed another reason to wear their black and gold gear ahead of Monday’s Stanley Cup game, some western Pennsylvania staples are offering free, edible incentives.

Anyone wearing Penguins merchandise will receive free french fries at Primanti Bros. up until game time at 8 p.m. Other menu items, including wings and pizza, will be discounted, though the specific deals have not been announced.

Joining the championship frenzy is Eat’n Park, which is offering a free Smiley Cookie to any customer wearing Penguins gear. Though Eat’n Park’s offer is limited to locations in the Pittsburgh area, out-of-town fans will be eligible for free shipping on online orders of black and gold cookies over $25. The cookie deal will run all day Monday.

The Penguins will face off against the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup, and let us know if you hear about any other Stanley Cup-related promotions.

Source: Wear Penguins gear, get free food at these Pittsburgh restaurants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Ramadan 2017: 9 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask – Vox

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts Friday evening, and most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will be observing. This means there’s a good chance you might encounter someone — a friend, a co-worker, the barista making your latte at Starbucks, your child’s teacher — who is celebrating Ramadan.

Source: Ramadan 2017: 9 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask – Vox

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Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Department of Environmental Protection is looking for advice on how to use the money.

Early priorities in a draft of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s plan include dedicating as much as half of the money to off-road fleets, especially marine and rail applications like ferries and freight switchers, because they are more expensive than truck fleets and tend to cut emissions by the largest amount most cost-effectively.

Source: Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge, Highland Park Bridge closures planned this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lanes will close Saturday on the Highland Park Bridge as will ramps leading to the bridge so crews can do some patching work, PennDOT officials said.

The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. One lane will be closed in each direction, and crews will close ramps one at a time. Detours will be posted.

Also this weekend, the Liberty Bridge will be closed as part of the ongoing deck reconstruction project.

The span will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday (May 26) through Tuesday morning (May 30). Detours will be posted. All work is subject to weather.

The outbound Liberty Tunnel and McArdle Roadway will remain open all weekend. A single-lane will remain open in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel, with traffic only able to turn right onto the McArdle Roadway.

 

Source: TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge, Highland Park Bridge closures planned this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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2 for-profit addiction treatment facilities coming to Greensburg area | TribLIVE

New York City-based Post Acute Recovery will open its first addiction treatment center at 101 North Main St., downtown Greensburg.

Meanwhile, a group of local businessmen have plans to open a 70-bed inpatient facility.

The center is a partnership between entrepreneur Marc Roup and attorney Tom Plaitano. The pair previously opened the MedTech suboxone and methadone clinic in Hempfield. They eventually sold the clinic to BayMark Health Services.

They plan for their new inpatient center to share a building with the BayMark-operated clinic, Roup said.

Source: 2 for-profit addiction treatment facilities coming to Greensburg area | TribLIVE

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Man dies after being shot inside South Side bar | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police said a passerby told an officer, who was working a secondary detail at Thirteen Eleven, that shots were fired inside the nearby Rowdy Buck at 1321 East Carson Street.

At around 12:40 a.m., the officer and others from Zone 3 approached the Rowdy Buck and found a 25-year-old man on the sidewalk shot multiple times in the abdomen.

He was transported to UPMC Mercy where he was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m.

Source: Man dies after being shot inside South Side bar | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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82 Chibok Girls Abducted By Boko Haram Reunite With Families In Nigeria : The Two-Way : NPR

In an emotional reunion, 82 of the Chibok girls hugged their families for the first time since they were abducted by Boko Haram militants in 2014. The girls will remain in government care for now.

“Today I thank God, my daughter is alive,” Yahi Bulata told NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton as he hugged his now 21-year-old daughter, Comfort Bulus Bulata. He said he hoped she would now be able to continue her education. Mothers sang a song of thanks.

Source: 82 Chibok Girls Abducted By Boko Haram Reunite With Families In Nigeria : The Two-Way : NPR

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Fighters Escort American Jet After Attempted Cockpit Breach

F-22 fighters were scrambled to escort jetliner to Honolulu

The incident added to fears about flight safety as the Trump administration has warned of a heightened risk that terrorists could use laptops to conceal explosives. Homeland Security is considering banning electronic devices larger than mobile phones from airline cabins on flights from Europe to the U.S. A prohibition was adopted in March for flights from 10 Middle Eastern and North African airports.

Source: Fighters Escort American Jet After Attempted Cockpit Breach

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Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

Two locally owned businesses in downtown Greensburg are closing.

In the meantime

Never Enough! Boutique sale hours

Monday — Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-838-1878

DV8’s Last Stand: “A farewell party celebrating 15 years of art, music, poetry, coffee and tea”

Friday, 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is free.

208 S. Pennsylvania Ave.; 724-219-0804

Source: Greensburg’s Never Enough!, DV8 closing downtown shops | TribLIVE

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Bill Has A New GIG

Former Fox News titans Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck will be reuniting for a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show.

“We’re going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast. “And it’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend. We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”

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Dozens die in US-led air attacks in Syria and Iraq: Report | Middle East Eye

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a suspected coalition air attack killed 23 civilians on Monday in Abu Kamal, a Syrian town held by IS on the border with Iraq.

Many of those killed were civilians from other areas controlled by IS, including Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and neighbouring Iraq, according to the monitor.

Source: Dozens die in US-led air attacks in Syria and Iraq: Report | Middle East Eye

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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue In Virginia : The Two-Way : NPR

The white nationalist led protesters seeking to defend a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday. “We are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced!” Spencer yelled.

Spencer led a procession of white-shirted demonstrators through the city during the day, banging a drum and carrying Confederate-era flags. Spencer was also among a group of torch-wielding protesters who gathered in Lee Park that evening, according to the Charlottesville Daily Progress.

Source: White Nationalist Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue In Virginia : The Two-Way : NPR

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Faulty Repairs Cause $4 Million in Damage to Air Force One’s Oxygen System – NBC News

Air Force One was put at risk when mechanics used contaminated tools on “heavy maintenance” last April, causing roughly $4 million in damages.

The contamination occurred in April of last year while President Barack Obama was still president. Because of unsafe cleaning procedures, there was a risk of fire breaking out on the plane.

Source: Faulty Repairs Cause $4 Million in Damage to Air Force One’s Oxygen System – NBC News

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United Airlines Flight Delayed for Hours After Scorpion Crawled From Customer’s Clothes

It’s the second time one of the eight-legged creatures has been spotted on one of the airline’s flights in less than a month.

The incident forced cabin staff to lead passengers from the plane and onto a different aircraft before the journey could proceed, Tribune Media reported. It is the second time in less than a month that a scorpion has disrupted a United Airlines flight.

Source: United Airlines Flight Delayed for Hours After Scorpion Crawled From Customer’s Clothes

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Mormon Church Will Withdraw From Boy Scouts’ Programs For Older Teens : The Two-Way : NPR

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that as of next year, it will no longer participate in the Boy Scouts’ programs for older teenagers. The church, which has at times expressed dissatisfaction with the Scouts’ growing acceptance of LGBT leaders as well as transgender boys, will be withdrawing from formal involvement in programs geared toward youths ages 14 and older.

Source: Mormon Church Will Withdraw From Boy Scouts’ Programs For Older Teens : The Two-Way : NPR

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