The United States Supreme Court on Monday dealt another blow to Pennsylvania Republicans by declining a GOP request to halt a court-ordered and, for Republicans, politically risky redistricting effort in Pennsylvania ahead of the 2018 midterms, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The Supreme Court denied a request made by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a state court's ruling that found the state's gerrymandered congressional map to be "unconstitutional." The state court's decision came in response to a challenge made by Democrats. The decision also prompted Republicans to refuse to turn over the data needed to redraw the map as they appealed to the higher court. Monday's SCOTUS decision was obviously not the outcome they were hoping for, and it represents a serious setback for the party ahead of a politically urgent election season.
The Alpha Lab Gear Hardware Cup is one of the few pitch competitions that focuses on hardware startups aka companies with a physical product. Here's the story of how the contest got its start in Pittsburgh and what's new for 2018. Plus, today is the Mid-Atlantic Regional, the first six U.S. regional competitions. Of the six finalists, half are from Pittsburgh. Learn more about the products and see company leaders pitch at 6 p.m.
The Homestead woman whose assault by an employee of an uptown pizzeria was captured on a video that quickly went viral, igniting a backlash and protests, has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the shop, Pizza Milano, and the employee involved. TribLive reports the woman, Jade Martin, 34, continues to undergo treatment for a concussion and post-concussion syndrome symptoms stemming from the Jan. 12 incident, according to her attorney. In the viral video captured inside the pizzeria's Fifth Avenue location, former manager Mahmut Yilmaz confronts Martin as she enters the restaurant and is seen pushing Martin and throwing her to the ground. Martin's lawsuit seeks $5 million in punitive damages and $35,000 in compensatory damages.
Listen in as six hardware startups pitch to local investors for a chance to get $3,000 cash. Before the pitch competition, hear from serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors in a series of flash talks.
Where: Google at 6425 Penn Ave. (Larimer)
When: February 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration required)
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Not drinking right now? How about a mocktail? Still a fancy drink to sip while catching up with friends, just no booze involved. Good Food Pittsburgh rounded up this list of Pittsburgh spots getting creative and adding mocktails to the menu.
Mister Rogers is seemingly everywhere. There's a new movie in the works about his life, starring Tom Hanks. He's got his own Forever Stamp. He's also now got his own category on Jeopardy. The Wall Street Journal reports a Mister Rogers category will appear in tonight's episode of the TV quiz show. So tune in and test your Mister Rogers knowledge. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. on weeknights on WPXI-TV.