One day after about 1,000 people protested in Oakland, more than a hundred gathered at Pittsburgh International Airport to protest President Donald Trump's immigrant and refugee executive order. Protesters chanted "No hate, no fear, yinz are welcome here" at the action attended by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. While people from the countries affected by Trump’s order were detained at airports across the U.S., a spokesperson for the Allegheny County Airport Authority said he was not aware of any detentions at Pittsburgh’s airport.
President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries — even U.S. citizens — "has the potential to significantly impact our university community," Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a statement condemning the action. Two CMU officials, provost Farnam Jahanian and dean of students Gina Casalegno, said the university is "monitoring policy changes to better understand their practical effects and exploring the best options to respond and help, as a university and as part of the higher education community nationwide."
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority plans to replace 1,500 lead service lines by July, as the authority prepares to spend $500 million on capital improvements. That means customers will see higher rates. “We have no choice but to invest in this system,” Board Chairman Alex Thomson told TribLive.
Oakland Restaurant Week starts today. For six days, 17 lunch spots will offer $6 lunches. Plus, you can be entered to win prizes including free lunch for a month.
Where: Various locations
When: January 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to February 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
How much: $6
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In a weeks long battle at Rivers Casino, four poker champs have taken on a formidable opponent: Libratus is Artificial Intelligence developed at Carnegie Mellon University. For the first time ever, the bot was poised to beat the humans, the casino tweeted Sunday. The tournament ends tonight — so what could be in store for this AI's future?