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Myles Garrett slapped with record ban for helmet attack in NFL brawl

Nov 16, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The NFL hands the Cleveland Browns defensive end the longest ban in the history of the sport for a single on-field incident

STUNNING. The match between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers turns into a full-blown brawl as Myles Garrett hits Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

New procedure may preserve fertility in kids with cancer after chemo or radiation

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM

All patients should be informed about the reproductive side effects of their medical treatments and options to preserve their fertility at the time of diagnosis

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Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue after shooting, protesters cry foul

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Carrying signs that read 'President Hate, Leave Our State!' and 'Trump, Renounce White Nationalism Now,' the protesters gather near the Tree of Life synagogue where the carnage unfolded

AFTER SHOOTING. A woman protesting against US President Donald Trump waits near the Tree of Life Congregation on October 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Synagogue gunman spoke of 'genocide and desire to kill Jews'

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:17 PM

Robert Bowers could face death penalty after being charged with multiple counts of murder and hate crimes

U.S. synagogue suffers 20 minutes of terror

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Bowers entered a room where a baby-naming ceremony was taking place. He rained bullets, killing 11 people, all of them adults.

People hug as members of the Squirrel Hill community come together for a student-organized candle vigil in rememberance of those who died earlier in the day during a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. - The gunman who killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh will face federal charges that carry the death penalty, the US Justice Department said. (Photo by Dustin Franz / AFP)

What we know about the U.S. synagogue shooting suspect

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Robert Bowers has a license to carry a firearm and has made at least six firearm purchases since 1996

SHOOTING. Police cars are parked outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. Photo by Dustin Franz / AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

US teen confessed to Brussels airport cyberattack – prosecutors

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

FBI agents question a 14 year old boy from the US city of Pittsburgh who admitted trying to hack Zaventem airport s website and computer system in March 2016 they say

ZAVENTEM AIRPORT. A man enters Brussels Airport in Zaventem by a new double-door entrance set up following new security measures, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Theirry Roge/ Belga / AFP

Roethlisberger mulls future, hints at retirement

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:07 AM

With family and health concerns in mind Ben Roethlisberger is considering walking away from football

Falcons, Patriots to clash in Super Bowl showpiece

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Tom Brady 39 will now be chasing a record equaling fifth Super Bowl crown in Houston on February 5

SUPER BOWL-BOUND.Tom Brady of the New England Patriots attempts a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Uber unveils testing of self-driving car

May 20, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Uber says it is still in the early days of our self driving efforts and is focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it s safe for everyone on the road – pedestrians cyclists and other drivers

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NFL: Manning sets up Brady duel as Broncos down Steelers

Jan 18, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will square of for the 17th time in their 15 year rivalry

NFL: Patriots, Seahawks face tough playoff path back to Super Bowl

Jan 15, 2016 - 2:35 PM

New England takes on a Kansas City team on an 11 game winning streak while Seattle faces the best team in the regular season Carolina

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Scientists grow human heart tissue

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:44 PM

A team from the University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania used induced pluripotent stem iPS cells generated from human skin cells to create precursor heart cells called MCPs