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March 19, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Democrats favor granting a permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The $5.3-billion pipeline, which would ship oil from Hardisty, Canada, to Steele City, Neb., has undergone five years of reviews to get a presidential permit needed for infrastructure projects that cross a United States border. Environmentalists and some major Democratic donors and activists have opposed the pipeline, contending it would worsen greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change.
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April 18, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee and Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the unusually lengthy review of the $5.3-billion oil pipeline almost certainly will push any decision until after the November midterm election, getting President Obama off a political hook. The White House has been pressed on one side by environmentalists who have turned opposition to the pipeline into a touchstone issue and on the other by conservative Democrats from energy-producing states who say approving Keystone XL would show the administration's commitment to job creation.
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NATIONAL
February 26, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department's inspector general concluded in a report issued Wednesday. The conclusion came as a blow to environmental groups seeking to stop the pipeline's construction. They had urged an investigation of recent business ties between TransCanada, which plans to build it, and Environmental Resources Management, which conducted the environmental assessment.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON - A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter's forcefulness hints at the growing anxiety among many Democrats that they could lose control of the Senate in November. A decision by the end of May to approve the controversial $5.3-billion project would give embattled Democratic candidates in more conservative states a timely accomplishment to tout to skeptical constituents.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Michael. A Memoli and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation's governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the much-debated project. The president's comments came during a question-and-answer session at the White House as part of the annual National Governors Assn. winter meeting. The session was private, but several participants said the president committed to making a decision in a matter of months.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee and Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the unusually lengthy review of the $5.3-billion oil pipeline almost certainly will push any decision until after the November midterm election, getting President Obama off a political hook. The White House has been pressed on one side by environmentalists who have turned opposition to the pipeline into a touchstone issue and on the other by conservative Democrats from energy-producing states who say approving Keystone XL would show the administration's commitment to job creation.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON - A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter's forcefulness hints at the growing anxiety among many Democrats that they could lose control of the Senate in November. A decision by the end of May to approve the controversial $5.3-billion project would give embattled Democratic candidates in more conservative states a timely accomplishment to tout to skeptical constituents.
SPORTS
March 22, 2007 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles and Pittsburgh don't have much of a shared basketball history, aside from the fact they have shared Ben Howland and Connie Hawkins. But both cities have professional basketball ties to Minneapolis. We poached the Lakers from there, Pittsburgh sent its ABA franchise there -- and one year later, brought it back. The Pittsburgh Pipers were the original champions of the ABA, with future Hall of Famer Hawkins leading them to the 1967-68 title.
NEWS
May 6, 1988 | Associated Press
Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, who helped transform Pittsburgh from a sickly steel town to a vital corporate center, died today of a rare form of heart disease after more than a decade in office. He was 56. The popular mayor was stricken at home by a heart attack and died at 1:36 a.m. in Shadyside Hospital, hospital spokesman Scott Meyers said. City Council President Sophie Masloff, 70, was sworn in as the 54th mayor of Pittsburgh about seven hours after Caliguiri died.
NEWS
April 2, 1995
I am a displaced Pennsylvanian stationed in Port Hueneme with the U.S. Navy and I fail to see the novelty in cigar-smoking women ("Puff-Minded Women," March 27. Back East, we see them all the time. They are called Steeler fans. JOHN S. CHANDLER Oxnard
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Democrats favor granting a permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The $5.3-billion pipeline, which would ship oil from Hardisty, Canada, to Steele City, Neb., has undergone five years of reviews to get a presidential permit needed for infrastructure projects that cross a United States border. Environmentalists and some major Democratic donors and activists have opposed the pipeline, contending it would worsen greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department's inspector general concluded in a report issued Wednesday. The conclusion came as a blow to environmental groups seeking to stop the pipeline's construction. They had urged an investigation of recent business ties between TransCanada, which plans to build it, and Environmental Resources Management, which conducted the environmental assessment.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Michael. A Memoli and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation's governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the much-debated project. The president's comments came during a question-and-answer session at the White House as part of the annual National Governors Assn. winter meeting. The session was private, but several participants said the president committed to making a decision in a matter of months.
SPORTS
June 15, 2009 | Mike Penner
First, the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl in early February. Then, the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup barely four months later. "And somewhere," writes Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "maybe Kobe Bryant is thankful Pittsburgh doesn't have an NBA team." -- Trivia time Who holds the major league record for most hits in a game?
SPORTS
March 22, 2007 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles and Pittsburgh don't have much of a shared basketball history, aside from the fact they have shared Ben Howland and Connie Hawkins. But both cities have professional basketball ties to Minneapolis. We poached the Lakers from there, Pittsburgh sent its ABA franchise there -- and one year later, brought it back. The Pittsburgh Pipers were the original champions of the ABA, with future Hall of Famer Hawkins leading them to the 1967-68 title.
NATIONAL
December 3, 2003 | Maura Reynolds and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
Here in "Steel City," President Bush didn't say a word in public Tuesday about the hot political issue of the day: his expected decision to lift the tariffs he imposed on imported steel last year. But it was on the minds of the steelworkers who demonstrated outside Bush's campaign fund-raiser in Pittsburgh as well as some of the president's Republican supporters who attended the event, underscoring the high political stakes of the trade issue in the 2004 presidential campaign. Thomas J.
SPORTS
November 27, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventy-three years ago today, a powerful, undefeated Notre Dame football team, on the verge of a national championship, was upset at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh by upstart Carnegie Tech, 19-0. It remains one of college football's greatest upsets. After the game, played before 45,000, everyone wondered what the great Notre Dame coach, Knute Rockne, had to say about it. And he had plenty to say . . . in Chicago.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
So this is Pittsburgh. Forget Palm Beach County, Fla. Showtime's new "Queer as Folk" is where guys dangle their chads. It's here, in this landmark weekly drama based on a smarter, wittier British series, where Ted loves Mikey, Justin and Mikey love Brian, and Brian loves his penis.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
So this is Pittsburgh. Forget Palm Beach County, Fla. Showtime's new "Queer as Folk" is where guys dangle their chads. It's here, in this landmark weekly drama based on a smarter, wittier British series, where Ted loves Mikey, Justin and Mikey love Brian, and Brian loves his penis.
SPORTS
November 27, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventy-three years ago today, a powerful, undefeated Notre Dame football team, on the verge of a national championship, was upset at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh by upstart Carnegie Tech, 19-0. It remains one of college football's greatest upsets. After the game, played before 45,000, everyone wondered what the great Notre Dame coach, Knute Rockne, had to say about it. And he had plenty to say . . . in Chicago.
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