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 Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, today. An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city.

Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead

Air force officials say the C-130 Hercules appeared to develop engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife died July 4, 2014.

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

about 5 hours ago

 A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station in Washington County in September 2013.

Pa. impact may be 'minimal' as Supreme Court overturns EPA's mercury rule

The 5-4 decision found the EPA did not consider compliance costs in regulating power plant emissions of mercury and air pollutants.

about 6 hours ago

 The three-drug process used by Oklahoma prison officials has been under scrutiny since the April 2014 botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of disputed lethal-injection drug

The court said the sedative drug does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

about 6 hours ago

Peters school board passes budget with tax increase, employee furloughs

The board Monday night unanimously approved a final budget of $59.4 million with a sizable property tax increase and two employee furloughs.

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 Forensic detectives gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on Monday. Egypt’s state prosecutor was wounded when a powerful bomb hit his convoy in the capital, officials said, after jihadists urged attacks on the judiciary to punish a crackdown on Islamists.

Cairo blast kills Egypt’s top prosecutor, raises fears

The state prosecutor is the top Egyptian official to be assassinated since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi two years ago.

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 A Plum Senior High School teacher is back in jail after being charged with contacting an alleged victim in an ongoing sex case.

Plum teacher faces second intimidation charge

Joseph Ruggieri is one of two Plum Senior High School teachers accused of having sex with female students.

about 7 hours ago

Penn Hills school board passes budget balanced with $12 million loan

The board approved in a 6-1 vote a final budget with $87.8 million in costs and $97 million in revenue.

about 7 hours ago

 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy gives a solo performance as a top-three finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Pittsburgh's Marnie Quick finishes in top 3 at National High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees from 26 cities competed for best actress and actor honors Monday at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

about 7 hours ago

UPMC Montefiore, Kaufmann buildings in Oakland deal with water problem

The water line problem caused low pressure in both buildings, which are on either side of Darragh Street in Oakland.   //

about 10 hours ago

Pittsburgh Public Works supervisor suspended over racial comment

The supervisor was given a five-day suspension and will be fired if there is another incident, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto said.

about 11 hours ago

 Two days before Kraft Foods Group shareholders are scheduled to vote on the planned merger, the new senior leadership slate of Kraft Heinz was detailed with roles for 20 executives.

Kraft Heinz details its new senior leadership team

CEO Bernardo Hees to bring along many of his Heinz executives, but a number of Kraft officials will also be part of the new company.

about 12 hours ago

 Donald Trump speaks June 16 at Trump Tower in New York.

NBCUniversal cuts ties with Trump after 'derogatory' comments about Mexicans

The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.

about 14 hours ago

South Park wave pool reopens after repairs

The wave pool is open now and will close at its regular time, 7:30 p.m.

about 14 hours ago

 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half of last season's City Game at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne men's hoops releases 2015 nonconference slate

The annual City Game against Pitt is set for Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center.

about 15 hours ago

 Pittsburgh police block off a section of Penn Avenue after an SUV crashed into a building overnight, injuring five teens.

Police: Five teens injured in East Liberty crash were riding in stolen car

The vehicle crashed shortly after 4 a.m. near East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Avenue.

about 17 hours ago

American Airlines worker charged with trying to arrange sexual encounter with girl

According to police, Ray W. Howland sent emails back and forth with a detective posing as a 32-year-old mother with a 10-year-old daughter.

about 17 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf has signaled he is likely to veto at least some of the GOP budget plan.

Wolf seeks to reassure state workers, vendors on budget

The governor separate letters to state workers and to the tens of thousands of vendors who do work with the commonwealth.

about 18 hours ago

 Ian Cole was acquired from St. Louis last season.

Penguins re-sign Ian Cole to three-year deal

Cole received a three-year deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million, but team won’t use offer sheets to acquire restricted free agents.

about 19 hours ago

Westmoreland County man convicted in straw gun purchase case

Deandre Jones, 29, of Irwin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, as did Robert Pannell, 34, of Bridgeport, W.Va.

about 20 hours ago

Trooper injured when vehicle sideswipes patrol car on I-279

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near the Bellevue/West View interchange in Ohio Township.

about 20 hours ago

Gas prices take dip in Pittsburgh region

A check of more than 700 gas stations in the area found prices down 0.5 cents per gallon to an average of $2.97.

about 21 hours ago

 Police stand over escaped convict David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday in Constable, N.Y. Sweat is the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. His capture came two days after his escape partner, Richard Matt, was shot and killed by authorities.

Officials: Captured N.Y. convict 'critical but stable'

The governor said Sweat initially was listed in stable condition but was downgraded to critical Sunday night.

about 22 hours ago

Traffic restrictions start today on Business Route 22 in Monroeville

Inspection of the bridge over Thompson Run Road is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.

about 23 hours ago

 Jose Tabata gets an RBI on a hit against the Twins earlier this season. He's now been designated for assignment along with right-hander Chris Volstad.

Pirates notebook: Latest roster shuffle includes risk of losing Tabata, Volstad

Roster shuffle sends Tabata, Volstad packing while Lombardozzi, Hernandez return to majors.

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tags out the Braves' Chris Johnson at PNC Park.

Braves hold off Pirates for 2-1 win

Jason Grilli struck out Gregory Polanco to help the Braves avoid a sweep.

1 day ago

Woman injured in Indiana County shooting

A 22-year-old woman was accidentally shot at an apartment complex in Indiana County, state police said Sunday.

1 day ago

Two-vehicle accident causes lane closure on Saw Mill Run Boulevard

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. near the entrance to the West End Bridge.

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Butler city police investigating discovery of body

The body of Joshua Hepler, 30, of Butler, was discovered near a swinging bridge.

1 day ago

Coal miner killed in Greene County

The Greene County Coroner said John W. Kelly, 55, of Albright, W.Va., died at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg at 1:43 a.m.

1 day ago

‘Minimal’ Cranberry tornado confirmed

The late-afternoon tornado touched down on Chaparral Drive and traveled a mile toward North Boundary Road at 70 mph.

2 days ago

 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins in the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center Saturday in Sunrise, Fla.

Penguins happy to land touted prospect Sprong in draft's second round

The Penguins weren’t sure why exactly right winger Daniel Sprong fell, but as team scout Randy Sexton said, “We were delighted to get him.”

2 days ago

 The west facade of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building.

House passes GOP-crafted budget likely to be vetoed by governor

The $30.1 billion Republican plan, which would not raise taxes, relies in part upon revenue from privatizing liquor sales.

2 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen left this afternoon's game early after being hit in the left elbow by Brave's pitcher Julio Teherán's fastball in the first inning of play.

Pirates lose McCutchen but roar past Braves 8-4

The Pirates didn’t take kindly to Andrew McCutchen getting hit on the elbow, tagging Teheran for five runs in the first.

2 days ago

Police investigating North Side robbery, assault

City Public Information Officer Sonya Toler confirmed the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. near the 2500 block of Brighton Road.

2 days ago

One flown to hospital after Baden crash

Beaver County dispatcher confirmed one person was injured around 6:45 after a crash that occurred on State Street.

2 days ago

Power outage affecting 1,000 in Shaler, Hampton

A downed tree took out power lines and left customers in Hampton and Shaler without power.

2 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park.

McCutchen leaves early with elbow injury

Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by right-hander Julio Teheran’s fastball in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves.

2 days ago

SWAT team situation near South Park is resolved

The Allegheny SWAT team responded to an incident involving a woman who reportedly has barricaded herself inside a home.

2 days ago

Fans, paramedics help man stricken at Pirates game

A man apparently having a heart attack was rescued by Pittsburgh Pirates fans and city paramedics at Friday night’s game in PNC Park.

2 days ago

Two arrested on drug charges

Police arrested Ronnnell Miller, 43, of Carrick and Calvin Gurley, 38, of Mount Oliver after the two fled an attempted traffic stop.

2 days ago

Four sought in Carrick home invasion

Four people, three women and one man, are being sought in connection with a home invasion in Carrick early this morning.

2 days ago

 This image provided by Kuwaitna news shows a man in a blood-soaked dishdasha following of a deadly blast at a Shiite mouse in Kuwait City on Friday.

Armed militants strike on three continents, killing as many as 60

Militants wielding bombs, firearms and a gruesome display of a decapitated head in a demonstration of the global reach of Islamist violence.

3 days ago

3 arraigned after traffic stop turns up 290 bags of heroin

Three people were arraigned today after police found a driver and passenger to be in possession of 290 bags of suspected heroin during a

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 This May 20, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police shows Richard Matt. Matt, one of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, June 26, 2015. The other, David Sweat, was still on the run on Friday.

1 escaped murderer fatally shot in New York woods, other is on run

The shots rang out as law enforcement officers zeroed in on Friday on an area of remote terrain in Franklin County.

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 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf  has pledged to veto a budget crafted by the Republican legislators that bypasses his legislative priorities.

Republican Pennsylvania budget proposal advances

The move prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to pledge that he would veto such a bill.

3 days ago

 Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage now a nationwide right

The 5-4 ruling ends a lengthy legal and political journey through courts and legislatures that began more than 30 years ago.

3 days ago

Arizona woman convicted as Pittsburgh meth source

Racquel Sanchez, 35, who has homes in Tucson and in Florida, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute meth.

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Homewood men file brutality suit against dozen Pittsburgh police officers

Brothers Will and Beyshaud El say the officers violated their rights during an arrest July 2, 2013, outside a convenience store in Homewood.

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Homewood man found guilty of third-degree murder in shooting at his home

A jury found Herbert Hart guilty in the shooting death of Robert Wilson of East Liberty.

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