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Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.



 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA investigators collect financial records from Wilkinsburg Middle School

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.



 Chris Kunitz celebrates scoring a redirection off Paul Martin's shot in the first period of a November 2013 game against the Blue Jackets. The Penguins won that game, 4-2.

Penguins playoffs outlook: Why they will (or won't) beat Columbus

Three reasons the Penguins will win their first-round matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and three reasons why they won't.



 Mike Tyson told a group of Wounded Warriors about his rough childhood to being arrested.

'Healing' continues for Mike Tyson

The boxer was "scared to death" Tuesday as a black SUV drove him toward Carnegie, past a railroad crossing and a long stretch of warehouses.



 Bill Stolze bought the eight-story former whiskey distillery building on the South Side in 2012 for $495,000.

Former South Side whiskey distillery to transform into condos

With the Whiskey Barrel Flats, Bill Stolze may be the first to test the market on a riverfront stretch long considered a prime spot.



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Classes resume at Franklin Regional High School

Students returned to school the morning after residents, parents and alumni braved the chilly weather for a community candlelight event.



UPMC: City wants to tax us? Then send us a bill

But the city's attorney says, "We would like to let a court decide this issue before we slap you with a bill."


 

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SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

The College Board announced the changes in March but today released detailed explanations and specifications, including sample questions.



Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.


 

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Dukes land Butler transfer Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.



Pirates notebook: Sanchez makes most of starts at first base

Travis Ishikawa has benefited the most so far from the Pirates' platoon at first base, but Gaby Sanchez wants to capitalize on his chances.


 



Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.



PNC Financial Services earnings rise 7% in first quarter

PNC Financial Services Group this morning reported earnings of $992 million as it set aside less money to cover bad loans and expenses fell.


 



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Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."



Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.


 



Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.



Director Carlos Saldanha's trip to Amazon shaped 'Rio 2'

The director goes crazier with color palette, bigger with global environmental message for film adding Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars voices.


 

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African adventure: The Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion

The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.



Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.


 


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