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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an…

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“It’s the proper decision”: Ex-O.J. Simpson lawyer discusses parole

Carl Douglas, part of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team” defense in the 1995 trial for the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, said a Nevada parole board made the “proper decision” on Friday granting the former football player parole  Douglas appeared on CBSN Thursday evening in the wake of Simpson being granted parole after serving nine years after 33-year conviction of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2008. He is eligible for release on Oct. 1.  Carl Douglas spoke with CBSN…

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Alberto Del Rio Quits Job as MMA President after Airport Incident

Alberto Del Rio Tapping Out on MMA Day Job Amid Dom. Violence Probe Breaking News Alberto Del Rio is tappin’ out on his day job as president of the MMA org. Combate Americas after an alleged domestic incident last week involving his WWE superstar fiancee Paige.  A rep for C.A. — an MMA promotion featuring Latin fighters — confirms to TMZ Sports that ADR is “stepping down” from the helm of the company.  We broke the story … Alberto and Paige got into an altercation at an Orlando airport last Sunday. Police…

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OJ Simpson parole hearing — If you support the rule of law, this what you must accept

It’s been a while, but O. J. Simpson will be back in the public eye this Thursday, with a parole hearing to determine if he should be released from prison. He’s been a controversial figure for so long it’s hard to remember there was a time he seemed to lead a charmed life. A superstar athlete since his high school days, he was one of the greatest running backs the NFL had ever known.  From there he made a smooth transition into sports broadcasting and film roles.  Simpson, then one…

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Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Go House Hunting in L.A.

Khloe & Tristan Go House Hunting S***. JUST. GOT. REAL!!! Exclusive Details Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson might be shacking up together in a new crib .. kinda. Khloe and her NBA superstar BF spent their Wednesday house hunting in L.A. We’re told they’re not buying a house together … he’s looking to rent a place in the Hollywood Hills or the Valley where he and Khloe can stay when they’re in the city. She has a house in Calabasas — Bieber‘s old house — about an hour’s drive from Hollywood.. We’re told…

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton announce final performance

Singers/Songwriters Dolly Parton and Honoree Kenny Rogers Backstage at the Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years show at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on April 10, 2010 in Ledyard Center, Connecticut. Rick Diamond/Getty Images Kenny Rogers is getting ready to retire, and he’s going out with a bang.  The country superstar told Rolling Stone that he’s preparing for his final Nashville show in October, which will include names like Little Big Town, Elle King and Idina Menzel, but the highlight of the show will certainly be his last-ever performance with…

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Ice Cube Rejects Terrell Owens’ Big3 Plea

Ice Cube Rejects T.O. … For Big3 League EXCLUSIVE Terrell Owens is gettin’ the cold shoulder from Ice Cube … ’cause the ex-NFL superstar’s plea to join the Big3 has been officially shut down by the league’s founding father himself. ICYMI — We talked to T.O. last week about wanting to join ex-NBA hoopers like Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups and Ricky Davis in Cube’s new 3-on-3 league … and he said he was 100% serious about joining in on the fun.  But Cube was quick to shut down the…

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Draymond Green Rages in Ibiza with Neymar

Draymond Green Ragin’ in Ibiza with Neymar!! Breaking News Draymond Green is livin’ it up like the world champion he is … raging in Ibiza with international soccer superstar Neymar!! Day Day and his boys — including Dolphins DE Andre Branch — have been in Spain this past week, and it’s only right he hit up the Barcelona stud to show him around all the hot spots like Ushuaïa at Ibiza Beach Hotel. In case ya didn’t know, Draymond and Neymar are bros … and the soccer stud even hit…

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, North Korea, China: Your Wednesday Briefing

_____ Video Russian Mansions: Retreats or Spy Nests? The Obama administration ordered Russian diplomats to leave two waterfront compounds in New York and Maryland. Now, Russia wants them back. By NATALIA V. OSIPOVA and NATALIE RENEAU on Publish Date July 17, 2017. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency. Watch in Times Video » • Russia said its patience is wearing thin over two waterfront compounds that the Obama administration seized from Russian diplomats as punishment for Moscow’s meddling in last year’s presidential election. The video above explains. The Foreign…

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Tyron Woodley Says He’s Down To Train Michael Irvin

Tyron Woodley I’m Down To Train Michael Irvin!! EXCLUSIVE Michael Irvin just caught a HUGE break in his dream to become an MMA fighter … ’cause UFC superstar Tyron Woodley says he’s down to help kick-start the Hall of Famer’s career in the cage!! The 51-year-old told us last week that he’s been training MMA and wants to take a real-deal fight … but his wife’s fears of injury have kept him from hittin’ the mat. We spoke to Woodley about Irvin’s fightin’ ambitions … and the Chosen One says he’s…

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