The state Supreme Court ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.
The state Supreme Court ruling will allow 182,000 seniors to avoid paying heftier out-of-network rates.

UPMC, Highmark divorce ends with key ruling

The decision was a setback for UPMC, which had sought to drop Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plan members from its network since the spring.

 A group of scientists from around the world say we need to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of healthy daily diet.

What exactly makes up a healthy diet?

Some of the world’s top scientists provide clarity on what we’re supposed to eat and drink, and what foods we should avoid.

 Trooper Stephen Limani, state police spokesman, talks today about the shooting death of St. Clair police Officer Lloyd Reed as St. Clair police Capt. Don Hess, right, looks on.

Officials: Shooter knew he was confronting an officer

Troopers were called to the New Florence shooting scene again Monday. The girlfriend of the suspect was threatening to kill herself.

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by the Seahawks' KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Don't count the Steelers out just yet

This is the time teams make their playoff push, says Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, after a frustrating 39-30 loss to Seattle.

 An e-reader would make a great present for both grandchildren and grandparents.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts grandparents and grandkids can share

Among the suggestions: Cooking classes and a membership to the National Aviary.

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Complete Streets policy could make city safer for all

Pittsburgh has a contract with the National Complete Streets Coalition to help leaders and residents redesign streets or reallocate traffic.

CMU grant to help seniors cope with loneliness

CMU researcher funded to study ways of addressing loneliness of older adults to improve health.



Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, 8, at their home Tuesday, October 6 in Ellwood City. The rolling backpack goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.


Donate today to the PG Charities Goodfellows Fund campaign, which raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.

After a long weekend of spending, Giving Tuesday takes spotlight

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, today’s celebration of Giving Tuesday is meant to inspire the spirit of philanthropy.

Pittsburgh attorney says unionizing should be a civil right

Lawyer Moshe Marvit proposes expanding federal civil-rights law to make it illegal to fire a person for trying to organize or join a union.

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Century Club: Centenarian advocates a life of activity, giving back

“You gotta keep moving or you die,” says Helen Nothwang of Bloomfield, who was born Nov. 23, 1915.

Ask Natalie: Mind your manners this holiday season

Here’s some advice on how to survive holiday parties with friends, family and co-workers.

 Andrew Solomon, author of "Far From the Tree," will speak in Oakland Monday night as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series.

Lecture preview: Author Andrew Solomon to discuss two celebrated books

The author of “Far From the Tree” and “The Noonday Demon” speaks as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series Monday in Oakland.

No snow means less viewership for local TV newscasts

The latest sweeps period ran Oct. 29-Nov. 25 and showed a marked decline in Nielsen ratings almost across the board.

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