A group of secret computer scientists and data analysts are reportedly urging Hillary Clinton to push for a recount of the votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three key swing states that delivered Donald Trump the presidency on Election Day. According to New York Magazine, that group claims it has found evidence of vote tampering and wants Clinton’s camp to file to recount all those millions of votes. A recount in Pennsylvania would be, as described by an expert on voting machines, a “nightmare scenario.” On Wednesday, the Green Party’s Jill Stein launched a last-minute bid to raise millions of dollars to “demand” a recount in Pennsylvania, as well as in Michigan and Wisconsin. On a fundraising page, Stein’s campaign said it needs to raise $2.5 million by Friday at 5 p.m. ET.
A Unitarian church in Shadyside says its Black Lives Matter sign was vandalized to read "Blue Lives Matter More." It's that last word — "More" — which particularly disturbs Rev. David Herndon, a minister with First Unitarian. “That’s what really turns it more into a hate crime,” he told The Incline, “to say that some lives are more valuable than others, that there’s a hierarchy of value for human life.” Herndon planned to report the incident to police Wednesday.
So how exactly do Pittsburghers make 3,500 Thanksgiving dinners for city police to deliver to those in need today? Get Stuffed with Love Chairperson Heather Dieckmann took us behind the scenes to show us Monday at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church on the South Side — watch the magic happen here. “It’s nice to be able to pay it forward a little bit and realize how blessed you are and just be able to do something for another person on Thanksgiving,” she said.
Welp. Today's the day. Lots of turkey and gravy and talk of politics across the dinner table to look forward to. But it doesn't have to be scary. We talked to two experts who laid out four ways to navigate conversations about Clinton and Trump today. Step 1: Start with a game plan.
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Pittsburgh may have already put up wreaths and lit all of our Christmas trees, but we still have today to eat all the turkey we can and reflect on what we have to be thankful for this year. So as you’re waiting for the Steelers to kickoff and navigating those possibly awkward family conversations, take a moment to check out what your fellow Pittsburghers are thankful for this year.
One bird that's happy to be in the news this week is Rudy, the Hill District rooster that was rescued this weekend and will live out the rest of his life in a chicken sanctuary in St. Louis. He gets a family and a Facebook page — and is probably feeling extra lucky today.
Tonight, hundreds of thousands of area households will fill their plates with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and a mountain of tots — isn’t there some kind of law in Pittsburgh where every plate has to be covered in fries or tots?!? — then sit down with a slice of pie to watch the Steelers face the potentially Andrew Luck-less Indianapolis Colts. At 5-5, there isn’t a whole lot to be thankful for this season. And yet, this team still has a chance to turn the year around. Here are five things fans should be thankful for.
The Penguins can give thanks to a lot of things so far. Sidney Crosby is healthy. Kris Letang is healthy. A case can be made the Penguins aren’t playing anywhere close to their best hockey but are on pace for about 107 points. They can also be thankful for Thanksgiving itself. There’s a lot of good food on the horizon … although they were in New York on Wednesday night and Minnesota on Friday night, so they might be eating hotel room service turkey, which is still pretty good.