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.

 Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett makes a first-down catch against Steelers cornerback William Gay in Seattle's 39-30 victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers' pass defense threatening to derail playoff hopes

Russell Wilson became the third quarterback in as many games to throw for 300 yards against the Steelers, a troubling midseason trend.

 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.

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 HIV-positive women Liu Ximei, left, and Tao Jing Lan in Beijing in 2012. Ms. Ximei contracted the virus after blood sellers at a rural hospital injected her with a used needle following a severe accident as a young girl in which her hair was caught in farm machinery, tearing away her scalp. Originally from Henan province, she was visiting three HIV hospitals in Beijing in the hope of finding a surgeon able to restore hair to her damaged scalp, which she hides beneath a wig.

Rise in HIV among China's youth draws attention for World AIDS Day

Gay men having unprotected sex leads to an increase in numbers of people living with HIV and AIDS in China.

TRAFFIC: Crashes on Route 28 south, I-79 north slow commute

Also, the Parkway East will close next weekend to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

Sports »

Pirates prospect Steven Brault eyes majors

The Pirates acquired Steven Brault in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles in February, and he is on track to be a big contributor.

 Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz (middle) and Pascal Dupuis are happy to be on the same line again tonight for the Penguins game at San Jose.

Penguins hope for spark from Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis reunion

The gang gets back together tonight, as Penguins coach Mike Johnston will give Sidney Crosby the linemates he became accustomed to.

Life »

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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