Rick Santorum announces his candidacy for President at Penn United Technologies, Cabot, Pa., near his boyhood home in Butler County. Santorum, left, with his wife, Karen and their daughter, Bella.
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Rick Santorum announces his candidacy for President at Penn United Technologies, Cabot, Pa., near his boyhood home in Butler County. Santorum, left, with his wife, Karen and their daughter, Bella.

Republican Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Spokesman Matt Beynon confirmed the former Pa. senator will enter the race at an event later in the day near his Butler County hometown.


 Sunrise student Denise Smith cries in her mother's arms when AIU board vice president Joyce Snell told her she could not address the board before it voted on staff cuts.

AIU vote to cut 20 special education jobs draws criticism

The cuts take effect in the 2015-16 school year.



 The consent decrees between Highmark and UPMC set rules for the coverage of various patient groups.

UPMC, Highmark back in court over Medicare Advantage plan

An attorney for UPMC said the hearing was about whether UPMC would be found in contempt for a violation of the consent decree.



 Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole went seven innings, scattering six hits and seven strikeouts against the Marlins.

Pirates rally, complete sweep of Marlins with sixth win in a row

Right-hander Gerrit Cole left the game in a two-run hole, but the Pirates bats sparked a 5-2 victory.



 Pittsburgh firefighters gather for a retirement party for Dale Malacki, left, today along the North Shore.

Boaters on North Shore have prime parking for concerts, games

Long-term stays could come to an end, however, with an ordinance being drafted by the city’s public safety officials.



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The Long Journey Home

A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified.
A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.



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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh

On the Digs: Pittsburgh's Donut Man

Henry Meyer, Pittsburgh's Donut Man.
The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

Explore our most recent entry on Henry Meyer, Pittsburgh's longtime 'Donut Man.'

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FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

Hours later, Swiss prosecutors said they opened separate criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and ’22 World Cups.



Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.


 



Looking for extra car insurance discounts? All you have to do is ask

Roughly 4 in 5 motorists fail to ask their insurance company about qualifying for special discounts that insurers don’t automatically apply.



Chromos Eyewear founder donates free glasses to students

Eyewear entrepreneur Daniel Childs says his company will give back by donating glasses to students in Pittsburgh Public Schools.


 



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David Brooks: New-age immigration

Immigrants today are not like the immigrants of yesteryear.



Bad medicine: The county had no choice but to dump Corizon

It’s been obvious for a long time that the private health care company hired to run the jail’s infirmary has not been up to the task.


 

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