Real as it gets: A backstage encounter with Taylor Swift | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

The darkly lit waiting room that was decorated with black leather couches, the tour’s snake motif and small version of the throne from the “Look What You Made Me Do” video.

As for reviewing, I’m less good at faking it, so if the concert wasn’t good, I would have said so. But what’s the chance of a Taylor Swift concert not being good?

Obviously, it’s on massive scale, but just one of the little details I noticed outside Heinz Field is that for the fans waiting in line during the afternoon to get in, there were TV screens set up with video packages of her to keep them entertained.

Source: Real as it gets: A backstage encounter with Taylor Swift | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Australia relaxes rules on kangaroo killing during historic drought

In this June 4, 2018, photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, second right, looks at dry soil with farmers during a visit to Strathmore Farm near Trangie, north west of Sydney. (Photo: AP)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday and struggling farmers were given new authority to shoot kangaroos that compete with livestock for sparse pasture during the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years.

Source: Australia relaxes rules on kangaroo killing during historic drought

Ohio Finds Nearly 600 Uncounted Votes In Too-Close-To-Call Special Election | HuffPost

This week’s congressional election between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor just got even closer.

Ohio officials have discovered 588 uncounted votes in this week’s special election for the 12th Congressional District, further tightening the already too-close-to-call race.

“The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” the Franklin County Board of Elections said in a press release Wednesday. The uncounted votes were from a Columbus suburb.

Source: Ohio Finds Nearly 600 Uncounted Votes In Too-Close-To-Call Special Election | HuffPost

Fourteen ‘legacy’ honorees highlight 2018 Best Of Pittsburgh winners | City Paper readers pick the people, businesses, and things that stand out in the Steel City. | Intro | Pittsburgh

The annual Best Of Pittsburgh issue is not possible without you. We write the stories, snap the photos, sell the ads, design the pages, and print the paper. But you pick the people and places, goods and services, food and drink, and culture and nightlife that are nominated for Best Of categories — and then you vote to determine the winners.

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At 48, Somerset Antique Show is almost an antique itself | TribLIVE

On Aug. 11, the 48th Annual Somerset Antique Show will be held, now with more than 100 vendors and about 5,000 visitors, Sandy Berkebile says.

Source: At 48, Somerset Antique Show is almost an antique itself | TribLIVE

Shop from more than 100 dealers displaying quality wares on the streets of Uptown Somerset. The show includes food vendors and an Antique & Classic Car Show. Admission is free and free parking is available in the Somerset County parking garage on East Catherine Street. The show is held rain or shine. The show is sponsored by The Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

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Mt. Pleasant fire chief warns residents of scammer | TribLIVE

Someone is trying to scam Mt. Pleasant residents by asking them to donate to the town’s volunteer fire department and send their money to the Midwest, the fire chief said Thursday.

“We did not send this letter. We do our fund drive in November,” and the return envelop is addressed to the fire department in Mt. Pleasant, said Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief Jerry Lucia.

Source: Mt. Pleasant fire chief warns residents of scammer | TribLIVE

Israeli jets bombard Gaza with 150 strikes in response to barrage of rockets – The Washington Post

 Israel struck more than 150 targets in Gaza in response to a barrage of rockets from the Palestinian territory, its military said Thursday, in a significant escalation even as negotiations took place on a longer term cease-fire.

Militants in the strip fired more than 180 rockets and mortars into Israel between Wednesday evening and midday on Thursday, the Israeli military said. Most were intercepted or fell on open ground but at least 11 Israelis were injured after some projectiles lammed into residential areas, blowing out windows and leaving cars and buildings pockmarked with shrapnel.

Source: Israeli jets bombard Gaza with 150 strikes in response to barrage of rockets – The Washington Post