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American student freed from prison in Iran after three years

An American graduate student was released from prison in Iran after nearly three years as part of a prisoner exchange this weekend.

Xiyue Wang, a Ph.D. student of history at Princeton University, was released and flown from Tehran to Switzerland, where he was met by U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook. Wang, a Chinese national and naturalized American citizen, was in Iran studying the Qajar dynasty when he was arrested in August 2016. Wang, 38, was accused of attempting to smuggle documents and was convicted on two counts of espionage in April 2017.

Jason Poblete, Wang’s lawyer, bemoaned the political nature of his client’s imprisonment. “Hua & Shaofan are a remarkable young family on a new journey,” he said on Twitter. “Innocent, unjustly detained & for political reasons, suffered for over three years in Evin. This could’ve been avoided. Stakeholders on all sides should help secure the release of others and keep open a pathway.”View image on Twitter

Source: American student freed from prison in Iran after three years

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GREENSBURG HIT-AND-RUN: Man in ICU at local hospital after being hit by truck, left on side of road | WPXI

A man remains in the hospital after he was hit by a truck and left along the side of the road, police said.

Source: GREENSBURG HIT-AND-RUN: Man in ICU at local hospital after being hit by truck, left on side of road | WPXI

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Disasters Fires India

Market fire in New Delhi, India, kills at least 43, sparks chaos outside hospital

Indian authorities investigated the cause of a devastating fire Sunday that killed at least 43 people in a crowded grains market in central New Delhi while chaos unfolded outside a hospital where some of the victims were taken.

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities investigated the cause of a devastating fire Sunday that killed at least 43 people in a crowded grains market in central New Delhi while chaos unfolded outside a hospital where some of the victims were taken.

Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area’s many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities at the scene said.

Source: Market fire in New Delhi, India, kills at least 43, sparks chaos outside hospital

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Breaking: Houston police officer dead after east Houston shooting

A Houston police sergeant died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol during a domestic disturbance near Magnolia Park in east Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner praised the service of Christopher Brewster, 32, who had been with the department since 2010.

“This is a tough moment for our city,” Turner said. “Today and in days to come, years to come, we will honor him as a hero in the city of Houston for the work he performed on behalf of everyone in the city.”

Officers were called at about 5:50 p.m. to the 7400 block of Avenue I after a woman told 911 dispatchers that her boyfriend was assaulting her and that he had two firearms, Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a press conference.

Source: Breaking: Houston police officer dead after east Houston shooting

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American student freed from Iranian prison after three years

An American graduate student was released from prison in Iran after nearly three years as part of a prisoner exchange this weekend.

Source: American student freed from Iranian prison after three years

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Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Human service workers at the Persad Center in Lawrenceville voted to unionize. The unit of 24 workers — including therapists, program coordinators, case managers, and administrative staff, all focused on serving the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in Pittsburgh — announced its intention last month to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. The Persad workers organized with the United Steelworkers (USW), which represents more than 850,000 members nationally.Source: Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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crime

Police: man tries to burglarize Fayette County home, gets shot

Pennsylvania State Police said a man was sent to the hospital after trying to burglarize a home Friday night.

Investigators were called to the scene at a home around 8:00 p.m. on National Pike in Fayette County.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned only one man was inside the home when this happened.

Police said the would-be burglar ran away after being shot, but was later found outside.

He was flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital, but it’s unclear how he’s doing.

Troopers said that all people involved were accounted for and that there’s no threat to the public.

Source: Police: man tries to burglarize Fayette County home, gets shot

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Football Sports

Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner have officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Arizona Cardinals.

Source: Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals

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Football Sports

Steelers running back James Conner says he will not play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals

James Conner’s shoulder injury will sideline him for a third straight game when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Source: Steelers running back James Conner says he will not play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals

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Fires News

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP APARTMENT FIRE: Student jumps from window to safety, 2 others hurt in Robinson Township apartment building

A student jumped out of a window to safety, and two others were injured after flames broke out early Friday at a Robinson Township apartment building, according to fire officials.

Source: ROBINSON TOWNSHIP APARTMENT FIRE: Student jumps from window to safety, 2 others hurt in Robinson Township apartment building

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1 dead, several injured in shooting at Naval Air Station in Florida; Gunman also dead

Authorities confirm an active shooter is dead after reports of a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Source: 1 dead, several injured in shooting at Naval Air Station in Florida; Gunman also dead

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Airplanes Disasters Military

Minnesota National Guard members dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash – CNN

Three members of the Minnesota National Guard have died after the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday.

Source: Minnesota National Guard members dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash – CNN

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Food News

J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns | Fox Business

J.M. Smucker Co. is voluntarily recalling one of its canned wet cat foods amidst health concerns.

Cat owners, beware, as a line of wet, canned cat foods was recalled Thursday over health concerns regarding poor-quality ingredients.

J.M. Smucker Co. announced it is voluntarily recalling some of its Special Kitty wet, canned cat food product line, in particular its Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate, which the company said didn’t meet its quality and safety standards. The recall is being conducted alongside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company’s recall alert.

The recalled product in question is sold both individually as well as in variety packs, and the company urged cat owners to throw away any Special Kitty wet, canned cat food and stop feeding it to their pets immediately.

 

Source: J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns | Fox Business

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UPS driver, at least 3 others dead in Florida gunfire following delivery truck hijacking, high-speed chase | Fox News

Nearly an hour-long police chase ensued in Coral Gables, Florida Thursday, ending in gunfire and multiple people shot dead.

A harrowing police in South Florida on Thursday ended in gunfire with as many as four people — including a United Parcel Service driver — shot dead, according to law enforcement.

Also among the dead were two robbery suspects, who had hijacked the UPS driver’s truck, and a fourth person traveling in a nearby vehicle, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Coral Gables police said the ordeal started with a robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile. Shots were fired and the two robbers jumped into the UPS truck and sped off, taking the delivery driver with them.

A woman was shot in the head at the jewelry store, Miami’s WPLG-TV reported. Her condition was unknown.

Source: UPS driver, at least 3 others dead in Florida gunfire following delivery truck hijacking, high-speed chase | Fox News

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Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

The bands will co-headline “The Stadium Tour” with support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 2020, with dates from July to September.

The tour comes to PNC Park on Aug. 16.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 13, with pre-sales starting Dec. 9.

Source: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Wallet From 71-Year-Old Eating At Panera, Using Credit Card To Buy iPad – CBS Pittsburgh

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing an older woman’s pocketbook while she was eating lunch at Panera, then going on a shopping spree.

Police say on Nov. 27 around 11:30 a.m., a 71-year-old woman was eating lunch a Panera Bread in Hempfield Township. The suspect allegedly took the 71-year-old’s pocketbook from her purse.

The suspect then allegedly went to a Best Buy in Hempfield Township and bought an iPad for nearly $1,060. She’s accused of using the victim’s stolen credit card to make the purchase.

The suspect pictured in photos shared by state police is a white woman with medium-length light brown hair. At the time of the theft, she was wearing a black puffer coat with a furry hood and was carrying a silver crossbody purse.

(Photo Credit: Pennsylvania State Police Troop A)

Anyone with is asked to call Trooper Mitchell at 724-832-3288.

Source: Woman Accused Of Stealing Wallet From 71-Year-Old Eating At Panera, Using Credit Card To Buy iPad – CBS Pittsburgh

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News

Doug Collins Defends Trump In Closing Statement Of Impeachment Hearing | NBC News – YouTube

In his closing statement, Rep. Doug Collins comes to President Trump’s defense, and says the Democrats have not revealed sufficient evidence to support the impeachment inquiry. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC

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“Don’t Mess With Me”

Nancy Pelosi lashed out at a reporter for asking if she hated Donald Trump after her statement announcing that the Democrats would move forward with articles of impeachment against the president. ‘As a Catholic, I resent your using the word “hate” in a sentence that addresses me,’ she said. ‘I don’t hate anyone … I pray for the president all the time.’ Nancy Pelosi on impeachment: Trump ‘leaves us no choice but to act’ – live

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Middle East Military

U.S. may deploy 14,000 more troops to Middle East – MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, U.S. officials said.

The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said.

Trump, facing an election next year, has long sought to exit foreign entanglements and avoid new conflicts. But on Iran — and partly at the behest of Israel — he is convinced of the need to counter the threat his aides say Tehran poses, the officials said. He also could approve a smaller U.S. deployment, the officials said.

Source: U.S. may deploy 14,000 more troops to Middle East – MarketWatch

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New hotel opens in iconic Kaufmann’s building in downtown Pittsburgh

Each of the 160 hotel rooms has multi-use fitness bar

Source: New hotel opens in iconic Kaufmann’s building in downtown Pittsburgh

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Demonstrators take to streets in France

Prepare for protests: France’s nationwide strikes over pension reform on Thursday could be the biggest since 1995, when the country came to a standstill after President Jacques Chirac also tried to overhaul its retirement system.Coming up: A range of workers and trade unions are expected to take to the streets to demonstrate against the pension system, with thousands expected to take part.

Police officers block the Place de la République. Photo: Antoine Crouin

People are marching in multiple French cities

Paris’ famed boulevards continue to fill with people but it isn’t the only French city where mass demonstrations are taking place today.

Marseille

Firefighters lay on the ground as they take part in a demonstration to protest the proposed pension overhauls, in Marseille. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters lay on the ground as they take part in a demonstration to protest the proposed pension overhauls, in Marseille. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Also in Marseille, dockers march with smoke bombs in hand. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
Also in Marseille, dockers march with smoke bombs in hand. Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images

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crime

Greensburg police arrest 2 men in woman’s overdose death | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg police arrested two area men Wednesday for allegedly providing a fentanyl-laced heroin dose that killed a 48-year-old woman last summer.

Julian V. Cancro, 37, of Greensburg, and Matthew T. Caughey, 46, of Youngwood, were charged with drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the Aug. 30 death of Darice R. Franke, 48.

Police were called to Cancro’s apartment on the 500 block of Highland Avenue at 4:22 a.m. Aug. 29 for a report of a woman who had overdosed. Detective Sgt. John Swank said Franke was “unresponsive” on the bathroom floor with two empty stamp bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle lying nearby.

Franke, who has lived in Greensburg and Jeannette, was taken by ambulance to Excela Health Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg where she died the next day, Swank reported.

Source: Greensburg police arrest 2 men in woman’s overdose death | TribLIVE.com

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Food

Some ready-to-eat salads recalled from Giant Eagle and others | WKBN.com

(WKBN) – Some Ready-to-eat salads, sushi and spring rolls sold at several retailers in Ohio and other states are being recalled.

The recalled salads were produced by Fuji Food Products and distributed to Giant Eagle, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and other outlets.

The products are being voluntarily recalled because they could have been contaminated with listeria during production.

The problem was discovered in Fuji’s Brockton, Massachusetts, facility during a routine inspection by the FDA, but no illnesses have been reported.

Exposure to listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.

The product was sold and/or distributed in the following states and includes the following retailers:

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Stores that sold the products are 7-Eleven, Walgreens, Food Lion, Hannaford, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Porkys, Bozzutos, Supreme Lobster and Superior Foods.

Consumers who purchased any of the products should not eat them and should discard or return them.

For questions, call Fuji Foods’ customer service line at 1-888-667-1504.

Source: Some ready-to-eat salads recalled from Giant Eagle and others | WKBN.com

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crime

At least 1 injured in shooting at Jackson State University

At least one person was injured Wednesday when someone opened fire on the Jackson State University campus in Mississippi. A university spokesman said an individual was shot in the leg.

Source: At least 1 injured in shooting at Jackson State University

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crime

Police say death of chiropractor found at his North Huntingdon office was homicide

The death of a North Huntingdon chiropractor , David Bailey, has been ruled a homicide, according to North Huntingdon police.

Source: Police say death of chiropractor found at his North Huntingdon office was homicide

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crime Military

Shooting reported at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, security forces responding

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is on lockdown after reports of multiple gunshot victims and an active shooter situation.

A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii sent three people to the hospital Wednesday, sources told Fox News, adding that the scene was “under control as of now.”

It was not immediately clear whether the shooter was among those hospitalized.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time at Drydock 2.

Officials locked down buildings and a PA system urged anyone on base to take cover, Hawaii News Now reported. The lockdown was lifted around 4 p.m. local time.

The gates at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were closed as first responders rushed to the scene, according to a tweet issued by the base.

Source: Shooting reported at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, security forces responding

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Autos Crash

ME’s Office Called To Crash In McCandless – CBS Pittsburgh

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a reported fatal crash in McCandless early this morning.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a reported fatal crash in McCandless early this morning.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Scott Danka)

The crash was reported around 8 a.m. at Cumberland Road and Babcock Boulevard. It was slowing traffic in both directions.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office was also called to the scene.

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Crash in McCandless affecting both directions of Cumberland Rd near Babcock Blvd @KDKA

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Source: ME’s Office Called To Crash In McCandless – CBS Pittsburgh

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Celebrities Entertainment

Jason Momoa Spotted At The Gateway T Station Filming Downtown – CBS Pittsburgh

Actor Jason Momoa, best known for starring as DC Comics’ “Aquaman,” is coming to Pittsburgh to shoot a new feature film for Netflix.

Source: Jason Momoa Spotted At The Gateway T Station Filming Downtown – CBS Pittsburgh

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Food Opinion Politics

Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

The Trump administration Wednesday formalized work requirements for recipients of food stamps, a move that will cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Brandon Lipps, the deputy undersecretary for the USDA’s Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, spent about 18 minutes on a call with reporters outlining the changes to the rule that will take effect April 1.

“We’re taking action to reform our SNAP program in order to restore the dignity of work to a sizable segment of our population and be respectful of the taxpayers who fund the program,” Perdue said. “Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. That’s the commitment behind SNAP, but, like other welfare programs, it was never intended to be a way of life.”

Source: Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

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Business

Facility brings new life, jobs to previously abandoned section of Jeannette

Cryodynamic facility to open in 2021, bring more than 100 jobs

Source: Facility brings new life, jobs to previously abandoned section of Jeannette