A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of July 7th Through July 13th

Steel Curtain opens, local flooding, US Women's Soccer team wins World Cup, tropical storm strengthens to hurricane 

July 13, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Local News:

Steelers Join Steel Curtain Kickoff at Kennywood Park
"Current and former members of the Pittsburgh Steelers joined Steely McBeam, Kenny Kangaroo and more at Kennywood Park on Friday to celebrate the inaugural rides of their new roller coaster The Steel Curtain." Continue Reading 

Kelly Tries: Steel Curtain Roller Coaster At Kennywood
"Welcome back to 'Kelly Tries'! This episode mayyy be the most extreme yet." Continue Reading 

2019 Could Be Another Record-Breaking Year For Precipitation
"With the consistently wet weather, it could be another record-breaking year for precipitation." Continue Reading 

TSA Agents Stop Loaded Handgun At Pittsburgh International Security Checkpoint
"A Butler County woman was stopped at Pittsburgh International Airport Wednesday with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag. " Continue Reading

Ohio Township Family Devastated By Flooding Say Officials Are To Blame
"Thursday’s massive and wide-spread flooding took many people by surprise, flooding roads businesses and homes." Continue Reading 

Argo AI Gets $2.6 Billion Investment
"A $2.6 billion investment will be made by Volkswagen to Pittsburgh start-up Argo AI. The autonomous vehicle company based in the Strip District previously had a $1 billion investment from Ford.' Continue Reading 

New Effort To Track Guns Used in Crimes
"Pittsburgh, state, and federal law enforcement officials are coming together to improve a system for tracking guns used in violent crime. " Continue Reading 

Heavy Rains Cause Sinkhole To Open Along McKnight Road
"Heavy rains and flooding has caused a large sinkhole to open near McKnight road." Continue Reading

Woman Blames Daughter For Beating Grandma Over Steelers Game Volume
A woman has asked a judge to dismiss charges that she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to a Pittsburgh Steelers game too loudly on the radio." Continue Reading 

Heavy Rains Flooding, Roads, Homes and Businesses
"Heavy flash flooding is affecting many area roads." Continue Reading

Doctors on Alert for Virus Causing Paralysis
"An alert has gone out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians to be looking for symptoms of a rare but serious disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM." Continue Reading

EQT And Rice Team Announce Preliminary Results of 2019 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders
"EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) and the Rice Team jointly announced that, based on preliminary voting results at the EQT Annual Meeting today, shareholders have elected all seven Rice Team-nominated directors as well as the five nominees supported by both EQT and the Rice Team." Continue Reading

Orange In Oakland: Work Begins On Boulevard Of The Allies
"Get set for another major highway project in Pittsburgh; work is about to begin on the Boulevard of the Allies between the Liberty Bridge and Oakland." Continue Reading 

Pittsburgh Zoo Announces The Passing Of Their 10-Year-Old African Lion
"The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium announced Wednesday morning that their 10-year-old African lion, Razi has died." Continue Reading 

Pitt's AD Heather Lyke Says U.S. Women's Soccer Deserve 'Some Level' Of Equal Pay
"The US Women’s National Soccer Team won the Women’s World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday." Continue Reading 

National News:

Jeffrey Epstein Faces Sex Trafficking And Conspiracy Charges
"Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a once-secret plea bargain, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14." Continue Reading 

Biden Promises To End 'Forever Wars' As President
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised on Thursday to end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump.' Continue Reading

Dow Jones Industrials Cross 27,000 Points For First Time
"An early rally on Wall Street that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 27,000 for the first time lost much of its momentum Thursday afternoon." Continue Reading

US Women Win 4th World Cup Title, Eye Gender Equality
" After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all." Continue Reading 

Special Counsel Mueller's Testimony Delayed Until July 24
"Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him.' Continue Reading 

Appeals Court Gives Trump A Win In Sanctuary City Case
" A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.' Continue Reading 

Starbucks Apologizes To Police For Incident In Arizona Shop
"Starbucks apologized after an employee reportedly asked six police officers to leave or change their location in one of the company's shops in a Phoenix suburb because another customer reported feeling unsafe." Continue Reading 

Trump Shows Love-Hate For Social Media As He Leads 'Summit'
"President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, was convening a White House conference Thursday of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.' Continue Reading

Amazon, Seeking More Skilled Workers, Will Do The Training
"Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere.' Continue Reading

Poll: Military Vets Back Trump But Many Wary Of His Judgment
"A majority of military veterans approve of President Donald Trump's performance as commander in chief, reflecting continued support from a group that has strongly backed him throughout his presidency." Continue Reading

Ivanka Trump Women's Initiative Announces $27M In Grants
"A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to help women in developing countries get ahead economically is announcing its first batch of grants, $27 million for 14 projects in 22 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia." Continue Reading

Accuser Says Jeffrey Epstein Raped Her When She Was 15
"A new accuser of Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that the wealthy financier raped her at his New York home when she was 15." Continue Reading

Tom Steyer Launches 2020 Campaign After Saying He Wouldn't
"Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run." Continue Reading

From Nazis To Hippies: End Of The Road For Volkswagen Beetle
"Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico." Continue Reading

Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Toward Religious Groups
"Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups using dehumanizing language." Continue Reading

Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies Aged 89
"H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89." Continue Reading 


World News: 

US Urges World Powers To Reject Iran's 'Nuclear Extortion'
"The United States admonished world powers seeking to preserve a deal with Iran on its atomic program on Wednesday not to give in to "nuclear extortion" from Tehran, which has breached the pact's limitations in recent days in an attempt to get them to provide economic incentives to offset American sanctions." Continue Reading

UK Ambassador To US Quits Days After Leaked Cables On Trump
" Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." Continue Reading

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn Over Their Weapons For Money
"Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.' Continue Reading

Taiwan Defends US Arms Deal After China Sanctions Threat
"Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase $2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved in the deal." Continue Reading

US Service Member Killed In Action In Afghanistan
"An American service member was "killed in action" in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Saturday without offering details about the service member's identity or the circumstances surrounding the death.' Continue Reading

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