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Points of Interest: Ben Stiller Likes Iceland, Travelers Don't Like European Air Traffic Controller Strike

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 29th 2014 11:18 AM
Associated Press
Ben Stiller gushing about Iceland, a European air traffic controller strike in Europe causing disruptions and Pittsburgh losing its US Airways facility are among today's points of interest.
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Discover Something New at Home in Pittsburgh

by Stephanie Butler. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
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Carmine Sarazen/VisitPittsburgh
With vibrant festivals, whimsical public art and an uplifting baseball season, "Steel(ers) City" has outgrown its moniker. A 40-foot-tall rubber duck delighted Pittsburghers as it floated down the Ohio River as part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts in September. The economy is changing, too, as a lively community of entrepreneurs founds start-ups throughout the city.
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13 U.S. Destinations France Warns Its Citizens About Visiting

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 20th 2013 03:30 PM
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France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued travel warnings for parts of these nine U.S. cities-and for the entire state of Florida after dark-last week, "The International Business Times" reported.

Here are the security advisories in their entirety, along with photos of famous landmarks in the supposedly dangerous neighborhoods. (For the full effect, set the slideshow to "God Bless America" at full volume and, while watching it, munch on some Freedom Fries.)
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US Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Dog Bites Two Onboard

by Fran Golden. Posted Dec 6th 2010 01:49 PM
A US Airways flight headed from Newark to Phoenix made an emergency landing in Pittsburgh after a small dog onboard bit a passenger and a flight attendant.
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Pittsburgh Mythbusters

by Michael Nizankiewicz, PhD. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 07:17 PM
Pittsburgh Mythbusters

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First, I must confess that, while I no longer live in Pittsburgh, I am a native and I still love that city.

Despite the fact that "The Burg" went through its first renaissance in the late 1940s to clean up its air and beautify the city, it amazes me how many people still believe the Pittsburgh urban myth that this is a dirty city laden with smoke-belching steel mills. So, let's clarify a few misconceptions with these Pittsburgh mythbusters:
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