A visual of gravitational waves from converging black holes is depicted on a monitor behind LIGO co-founder Kip Thorne at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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A visual of gravitational waves from converging black holes is depicted on a monitor behind LIGO co-founder Kip Thorne at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Discovery of Einstein-predicted gravitational waves a ‘new window’ into universe

Penn State and WVU scientists were among the hundreds involved in the project at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

 Leslie Aizenman, director of refugee and immigrant services for Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, talks during “A Syrian Summit” at East Liberty Presbyterian Church Thursday.

Pittsburgh agencies advocate for Syrian refugees

Four Syrian families already have settled in Pittsburgh. One of the women gave birth to a child Thursday morning.

 Education Planning Guide

Education guide 2016: What steps are key in choosing the right college?

Many times, it’s a person’s first important life decision.

 Bryan Bowman and Nisha Paige.

More people turning to Internet when looking for love

A Pew Research study indicates the youngest and oldest users are increasing their use of dating apps and services, even in Pittsburgh.

State appellate court orders resentencing of juvenile lifers

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. believes the Legislature or courts should set up a protocol for 480 cases in Pennsylvania.

 New Castle guard Micah Fulena drives to the hoop in a game last month at Beaver Falls.

Before turning into a winner in basketball, New Castle's Micah Fulena beat leukemia

The odds of playing basketball were stacked against New Castle’s Micah Fulena, who had to beat leukemia first.

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     Using a smartboard, teacher Alexis Pavolik leads her preschoolers in counting numbers at Allegheny Intermediate Unit Head Start in Carnegie.

    New regional network means higher speed, lower costs for schools

    The program is one of many in the county that uses a regional computer network coordinated by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

     Joseph Nocito Jr. and his wife, Alexis Wukich, at their wedding at the Olde Stonewall Golf Club in 2014.

    Edgeworth businessman sentenced to prison in complex fraud scheme

    Judge orders Joseph Nocito, 44, of Edgeworth, to federal prison for 16 months and ordered him to pay $1.8 million in restitution.



    A new regional computer network means higher speed, lower costs for schools in the Pittsburgh area. Read about this education collaboration and other stories from our communities.


    The number of state prisoners classified as seriously mentally ill has quadrupled since 2013. Their treatment while in prison and follow-up when they are released devours increasing amounts of attention and money in the state.

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     Juniors Cherisse Tompkins and Haydon Alexander pose in the library of the Winchester-Thurston H.S.

    Students must decide whether to take SAT or ACT exams, or both

    One expert suggests taking the college entrance exams as a junior, allowing time to re-take the tests to improve scores.

    FAFSA form may be frustrating, but the results can be fruitful

    The single most important step families can take to access financial aid is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

     A GNC store in New York City. The company reported a net income drop of 5.7 percent for 2015.

    After bumpy 2015, GNC looks for better year in 2016

    The focus now, CEO Mike Archbold told analysts, “is on longer term shareholder value. We’re in this for the long haul.”

     University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

    Pitt's chancellor sees larger role for university within community

    The university’s future includes an expanded partnership with the region’s corporate community, Patrick Gallagher said Thursday.

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      Nick Oddo used the Chemex with the filter to make two cups of gelana abaya at Commonplace Coffee in Larimer.

    Commonplace Coffeehouse offers to help you improve brewing skills

    The idea to hold classes at a coffee roaster’s warehouse in Larimer percolated after customers asked how to improve their cup of joe.

    Funding arrives for Westmoreland Heritage Trail between Trafford and Murrysville

    The grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will supplement a $1.8 million grant received last year.

     Ryan Reynolds is a most unconventional anti-hero in "Deadpool."

    Movie review: 'Deadpool' gross and violent but nevertheless entertaining

    Moviegoers may love and hate “Deadpool,” which allows star Ryan Reynolds to make amends for 2011’s “Green Lantern.”

     Bobby Cannavale stars in "Vinyl" on HBO.

    Tuned in: HBO spins dark, dull ‘Vinyl’; ‘Better Call Saul’ gets better

    “Vinyl” disappoints but “Better Call Saul” returns to AMC in fine shape; “The Good Wife” creators planned for the show’s ending.

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    Businesses should consider self-insuring

    The city of Pittsburgh expects to save a lot by paying employee medical bills.

    Cultural comeback: The future is bright for the August Wilson Center

    The survival of the August Wilson Center was an open question. But now it’s filled with culture and life, and on track to grow.

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