United States Attorney David Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.
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United States Attorney David Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.

5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme

The suspects -- all of Nigerian descent -- are accused of using names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of thousands of people.


 Jared Boger is shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo. Sophomore student Alex Hribal is a suspect in the mass stabbing of 21 students — including Mr. Boger — and a security guard in the school on April 9.

Franklin Regional stabbing victim released from hospital

Meanwhile, investigators detail items seized from the locker of suspect Alex Hribal, including a phone, a backpack and a handwritten note.



 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.



 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.



 The Penguins celebrate the game winner in the third period Monday night against the Blue Jackets.

Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.



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Former Steelers physician seeks to have evidence suppressed

Dr. Richard Rydze faces 185-count indictment related to the illegal sale of performance-enhancing drugs and narcotics.



Both sides debate drilling at Deer Lakes Park

Allegheny County residents dominated another meeting of county council as many spoke for and against a plan to drill for gas at the park.


 

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Samantha Lugo with her mobile boutique, Broke Little Rich Girl.
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One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
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U.S. Supreme Court favors ban on race priority

The high court approves a Michigan voters' ban on race-conscious admission to state universities.



Mayor, Yellow Cab approach merge point on ride-sharing

The two parties met this morning to discuss ride-sharing legislation.


 

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Steelers exercise fifth-year option on Cam Heyward

The salary of the former first-round pick and defensive end will jump to nearly $7 million in 2015 unless he signs an extension before then.



Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.23.14

With the draft looming, Gerry takes your questions on potential prospects for the black and gold.


 



Highmark Inc. reports $14.9 billion in 2013 revenues

Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. recorded nearly $14.9 billion in total revenues in 2013, with flat income compared to 2012.



MSA Safety shares drop after earnings fall short

The Cranberry safety products company reports first-quarter sales were sharply lower than had been estimated.


 





Philip Glass' 'Orphee' has contemporary spin

The Pittsburgh Opera production of Philip Glass' "Orphee," inspired by a Jean Cocteau movie of the same name, opens Saturday.



Springsteen returning to Pittsburgh for two dates in May

The Boss will be joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers for a two-night stand at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.


 

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Yes, stay in D.C.

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Churlish and petty

about 16 hours ago

Wrong on Africa

about 16 hours ago

Corporations and us

about 16 hours ago

Campaign cash

about 16 hours ago

Kathleen Sebelius decides not to run

Oh, well, it would have made for a great Senate race in Kansas.



Help wanted: It’s time for Mayor Peduto to fill key positions

The mayor must focus on filling key administrator spots, starting with public safety director.


 


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