A shot from the Hill District overlooks the Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Unlike many other sectors, job cuts at Western Pennsylvania hospitals have continued since the 2008 recession.
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A shot from the Hill District overlooks the Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Unlike many other sectors, job cuts at Western Pennsylvania hospitals have continued since the 2008 recession.

Hospital job cuts continue in Pittsburgh region

Western Pennsylvania hospitals, like most employers, shed jobs in the wake of the 2008 recession, but job losses have continued.


 State police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman who was found shot in her Mars home Wednesday night.

Woman found dead in Mars; infant unharmed in house

The Butler County coroner is expected to conduct an autopsy later today to determine a cause and manner of death, police said.



 Sgt. Eric Kroll gives a presentation on domestic violence at a city-wide Public Safety Council meeting.

Pittsburgh police to add smartphone app to tools against domestic violence

In 2013, Pittsburgh police responded to 10,622 calls for domestic violence, Sgt. Eric Kroll said.



 Nick Caruso of Highland Park is one of a growing number of Pittsburgh-based artist/entrepreneurs who have figured out how to successfully market their artwork. He is proprietor of Make Believe and designs Pittsburgh-themed T-shirts.

The Entrepreneurs: Pittsburgh artists thrive on networking with peers

Many who have had commercial success in Pittsburgh with their artwork credit each other with creating a supportive creative environment.



 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field before his record-setting game against Indianapolis on Sunday.

On the Steelers: How can Roethlisberger top it?

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger knows beating Baltimore Sunday would be the best encore for his recent record-setting performance.



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WITCHES & SCARES

Donna Penoyer, a stiltwalker performing as "Twiggy the Witch " greets people on Forbes Avenue near the Pitt Union to promote the annual "Scarehouse" computer event at the university in the ballroom.
The most haunting day of the year approaches, children and adults across America will don their pointed hats and, with brooms and cauldrons in tow, celebrate Halloween.

Read our fear-inducing story about witchcraft in our suburban edition.

More stories can be found here.


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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
Follow one of the most scandalous trials in the history of Allegheny County: Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, a rising star in the field of neurology and obstetrics.

Mr. Ferrante denies any involvement.

Our reporter Paula Ward provides a day-by-day breakdown, latest findings and more. Also examine:

Case background and people involved

Evidence presented in the trial

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Obama warns against strict Ebola quarantines

America’s response to Ebola must be based in fact and science, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.



Contractor in rocket explosion had earlier issues with engines

The explosion Tuesday evening marked the first time that a resupply mission contracted by NASA to a private company has failed.


 

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Veteran defenseman Paul Martin's future with Penguins unclear

Paul Martin remains one of the top and busiest defensemen for the Penguins, but big question is for how much longer.



Steelers notebook: Marcus Gilbert more than ready to play again

Offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert will return to the Steelers’ starting lineup Sunday night after a bout with a concussion, and he can’t wait.


 



U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

The growth was propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.



Fed ends bond-buying program — a remedy for Great Recession

The Fed has ended its “QE3” bond purchases but decides to maintain low short-term interest rates to keep spurring jobs market.


 



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Pittsburghers are a presence in this year's Pillsbury Bake-Off

Next week’s recipe throwdown in Nashville features four area residents and one who used to live here.



Vegan Festival offers a taste of plant-based eating

Fall edition of the event brings together 30 vendors, live entertainment and other fun.


 



Movie review: 'Birdman' is Michael Keaton's finest hour

Black comedy "Birdman" soars, thanks to Michael Keaton and gutsy filmmaking by director and co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu.



Pianist Geri Allen puts her stamp on annual seminar

Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's jazz studies program, honors the tradition founded by Nathan Davis.


 

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