A family photo of Charles Johnston Jr., left, with his brother Robert, seven years younger. Charles enlisted in the Army during World War II and went to gunnery school. One day in April 1944, his mother, Mildred, received a telegram: Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. of Pittsburgh was missing in action.

 During Thursday's meeting, Leon Ford, 22, who was shot and paralyzed by police during a traffic stop in 2012, asked how the researchers planned to get young people involved in their efforts.

Pittsburgh reactions mixed on police relations initiative

Pittsburgh is among six cities that are part of a three-year federal program.

 Best anyone can tell, the last bourbon to be commercially manufactured in Pennsylvania was made by Bomberger’s Distillery, near Schaefferstown, about 30 miles east of Harrisburg.

Wigle Whiskey bringing bourbon distilling back to Pa.

The Strip District distiller, is set to issue its first bourbon next week. It’s the first Pennsylvania-made bourbon in decades.

 Timothy Leininger, 27, an Allegheny County jail inmate, died at UPMC Mercy on Thursday afternoon.

Two Allegheny County inmates reported dead

Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy, and Monty Crawford, 23, died at the jail.

 Fans claim pieces of Forbes Field after the last game there.

Portfolio / Baseball Lore: Nothing topped Forbes Field, especially on last day

Nothing has topped Forbes Field for this fan, especially when remembering the last game there.

 George Clooney as Frank Walker in "Tomorrowland."

Movie review: Futuristic 'Tomorrowland' provides glimpse of environmental reality

George Clooney turns into a rocket man in “Tomorrowland” alongside Britt Robertson as a smart teen with stars in her eyes and dreams.

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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: Bombing of the USS Franklin

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 the 1945 bombing of the USS Franklin, through the eyes of Pittsburgher John Steffora, who witnessed it first-hand.

Good reads and special projects

Yanlai Wu in front of the Point Park fountain in her traditional Chinese dance costume.
• Odysseys: Meet Pittsburghers from around the globe

• Irretrievably Broken: The story of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

• Cultural Crossroads: High school students' perspectives on historically black colleges

• Derailments: Freight train derailments in Pennsylvania from 2005-2014

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Franklin hopes to use Penn State's high cost-of-attendance stipend to his advantage

Penn State’s cost-of-attendance stipend will be tops in the Big Ten. Does it give the school an advantage in recruiting?

WPIAL softball playoffs: Unbeaten Mohawk reaches final

In a battle of Class AA unbeatens, No. 2 Mohawk bested No. 3 Seton-LaSalle and star pitcher Lauren Zola to advance to the WPIAL final.


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate steady at 5 percent

Companies added 27,000 non-farm jobs between March and April and there were 64,000 more jobs than in April 2014.

Corporate jet makers eye revival led by North America

As economies recover, jet makers expect more companies will see efficiency in owning their own aircraft.


Life »

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.


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The nukes of North Korea

At some point, Kim Jong Un will be able to hit the United States.

Airbag threat: The key safety device must be replaced ASAP

It’s been six years since a Virginia woman bled to death in front of her children after the airbag in her Honda Accord exploded.


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