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  • Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?

    Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?
    In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday wouldn’t degenerate into just another excuse to stay home from work (or school). I also, half-facetiously, suggested that once the holiday was established, retailers would be offering Martin Luther King Day sales.
  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...

    'Bad heroin' blamed for 22 deaths in western Pennsylvania

    A batch of "bad heroin" has killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania over six days, prompting state and local officials to try to combat the spread of the drug.  The heroin is mixed with narcotic Fentanyl, which can be 10 to 100 times more potent than...

    After surprising loss, Bengals face potential fall from playoff spot

    The importance of what only a week ago was regarded as a routine game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings has grown exponentially for the Cincinnati Bengals. After a 30-20 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals (9-5) are clinging to a one-...

    2-year-old best man dies days after parents' wedding

    A terminally ill 2-year-old boy died just two days after serving as his parents’ best man at their wedding in western Pennsylvania. Logan Stevenson, whose inclusion in Saturday's ceremony won his family well-wishers and admirers from across the...