Author: The Associated Press

Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier vows to play again

Courier Steelers Photo by Brian Cook (Aug. 26, 2017)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier doesn’t just plan to play again following a spinal injury. He says he wants to make it all the way to the Hall of Fame.

Next flight to Wakanda? Airports having some fun on Twitter

This image released by the Orlando International Airport shows a screengrab of a Feb. 20 tweet announcing flights to Wakanda, the fictional land from the blockbuster film, “Black Panther.” (Orlando International Airport via AP)

Now boarding the next flight to … Wakanda?

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda critical after cardiac incident

Orlando Cepeda (AP Photo/File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda remains hospitalized in critical condition after a cardiac incident.

The Giants gave an update Wednesday on the condition of the 80-year-old Cepeda. He was taken to a Bay Area hospital late Monday.

Australian firm acquires The Mall at Robinson

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT MACY’S (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Australian investment firm has acquired The Mall at Robinson, one of the larger retail venues in the Pittsburgh area.

Cleveland-based Forest City Realty Trust said Monday that it had completed the previously announced sale of its interest in the mall to QIC.

Amazon to create another 125 tech jobs in Pittsburgh

In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amazon has announced plans to create another 125 technology jobs in Pittsburgh, more than doubling its current tech workforce in the city.

Black entrepreneur finds success with Minnesota tech firm

Clarence Bethea (Courtesy Photo/Twitter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other Black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success.

Agreement reached in ex-anchor’s suit over her race comments

Former WTAE anchor and reporter Wendy Bell (Courtesy Photo)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh newscaster whose online comments about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive and got her fired has reached a settlement in her lawsuit against her former employer.

New Mexico football coach faces heat over slur allegations

FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo New Mexico coach Bob Davie walks in the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

Pennsylvania has Friday deadline to redraw voting districts

BILL SIGNING—Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe speaks at a ceremony where he signed the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. as State Rep. Ed Gainey (rear left) looks on. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP)

Brazil offers e-visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism

FIREWORKS—In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, people watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year’s celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP)—Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years.

Serena Williams to return at Indian Wells in March

In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, prepares to hit an autographed ball into the crowd after defeating France’s Alize Cornet in the women’s tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Tiger Woods faces his opening test at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole of the north course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the pro-am event at the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)