5 p.m. today is the deadline for U.S. congressional hopefuls to turn in their petitions to the Pa. Department of State, many of whom started their campaigns before a new congressional map was issued. On Monday, any doubt about that new map being used for the primary ended when federal judges and the U.S. Supreme Court both ruled in favor of the new map. Those new districts, as well as Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone’s decisions on where to run, caused a shake up in where candidates are choosing to launch their bids — especially for Democrats. Here's a look at where congressional candidates are running.
A week after voting concluded in the special election to fill Pennsylvania’s vacant 18th congressional district seat, results are still days from being finalized, at best. While Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties are close to done tallying and reviewing their ballots — this thing is likely far from over. Democrat Conor Lamb remains in the lead over Republican Rick Saccone with a handful of provisional and overseas ballots still waiting to be counted, and he's all but guaranteed to remain there given the size of his lead and the number of ballots still outstanding, the New York Times reports. But Republicans allege "voting irregularities" and are preparing to mount a challenge of the final results. Here's where the District 18 special election vote totals stand — and what happens next.
Testing of Uber's self-driving fleet has been suspended in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tempe/Phoenix and Toronto after a pedestrian was killed in Arizona late Sunday. 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking her bicycle across a street in Tempe on Sunday night when she was struck by the Uber, according to CNN. While a driver was behind the wheel of the Volvo XC90 SUV at the time, according to police, the vehicle was reportedly in autonomous mode when the collision occurred. Uber said it's cooperating with authorities, while the National Transportation Safety Board said it's launching an investigation. This is believed to be the first fatality involving a fully autonomous car, CNN reports.
Watch a screening of the documentary "Salam Neighbor," then join in on a discussion about the film. The goal of the film "is to tell the stories of our refugee neighbors with the dignity they deserve and the depth the world needs." It chronicles the lives of some of the 85,000 refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp seven miles from the Syrian border.
Where: Frick Fine Arts Building at 650 Schenley Dr. (Oakland)
When: March 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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It's finally the first day of spring, but the forecast is anything but spring-like. Per the National Weather Service, there's a high chance of rain and/or snow today. But forget the weather, we've officially survived Pittsburgh winter (and it's potholes), so as you're dreaming of warmer days, it's a good time for some spring cleaning to shake off the dust. Here's a roundup of places to donate all your gently used items — from clothes to sports trophies and even potted plants.
This is it. Your last chance to show your support of your favorite fish fry. Will Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #32 in Carnegie or Our Lady of Grace in Scott Township be crowned top fish? You have one day left to choose. Vote for the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Champion by 10 a.m. Wednesday.