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Priest leaves Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to concentrate on his parisyh

Father Charles Bober is leaving as president at North Catholic to oversee a major construction project at St. Killian Parish in Cranberry.

6 minutes ago

U.S. senators urge FDA to ban retail sales of caffeine powder

Two deaths have been linked to powdered caffeine, with one teaspoon having the equivalent of about 25 cups of coffee.

25 minutes ago

 Swedish retail chain Ikea has announced that it will open a store in Columbus, Ohio in 2017.

Ikea to open store in Columbus, Ohio

The Ikea store in Columbus would be the retail chain’s second store in Ohio.

about 1 hour ago

 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Tests performed after the pledge died revealed Nolan Burch's blood alcohol level was 0.493, Chief Ed Preston said.

about 1 hour ago

 Andrew Capone, 29, of Highland Park, was arraigned Monday night.

Public defender arrested on charges he gave inaccurate information to judge's staff

Andrew Capone of Highland Park was arraigned Monday night on charges of hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law.

about 2 hours ago

 Blankets sit in January 2014 in an alley outside the Duquesne Club where a homeless man often sleeps near the heat exhaust.

Allegheny County gets $15.5 million to continue programs for homeless people

The money will help fund 25 Allegheny County agencies that provide housing and services to homeless people.

about 2 hours ago

 Auschwitz survivor Roman Kent makes a speech at a ceremony today on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oswiecim. Ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp are taking place today, with some 300 former Auschwitz prisoners taking part in the commemoration event. In Auschwitz, Nazis killed at least 1.1 million people, mainly Jews, but also prisoners of other ethnicities.

Last survivors recall Auschwitz, ask if lessons learned

Today's gathering in Poland marks perhaps the last major anniversary survivors of the Nazi German camp will be able to attend in numbers.

about 2 hours ago

 Olivia Wilde is part of the cast that started filming the holiday comedy “Let It Snow” in the Pittsburgh area this week.

'Let It Snow' cast lined up; movie filming in Pittsburgh

“Let It Snow” returns some familiar faces to Pittsburgh and brings Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin and John Goodman here for holiday comedy.

about 3 hours ago

 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at The Waterfront complex in Homestead last summer.

Ride-share company Lyft to launch in Philadelphia

The San Francisco-based company said it plans to offer its service starting at 6 p.m. Friday

about 3 hours ago

Cal U professor found dead in campus office

Burrell Brown, on the Cal U faculty since 1989, was found dead late Sunday.

about 4 hours ago

Woman to stand trial on charges she stole police car while handcuffed

Police say the 27-year-old woman used the cruiser to ram her grandfather’s car before leading police on a nearly 10-mile chase.

about 4 hours ago

 Fishing boats ride out the storm at dock today in Scituate, Mass. The winter storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early todayy, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

National Weather Service to evaluate work after missed call on storm

Parts of Long Island and New England are getting slammed. But many parts of New Jersey received less than 4 inches.

about 4 hours ago

 Teaira Whitehead

Pittsburgh teen found in park died of overdose

Joggers found Teaira Whitehead's body at the bottom of a hill on a trail below Riverview Avenue on the afternoon of Oct. 6.

about 4 hours ago

Travel bans lifted in New York, New Jersey; subways to restart

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey lifted the orders in separate announcements.

about 5 hours ago

 The Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, today as gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said.

Five foreigners, three guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

A worker said the hotel had Italian, British and Turkish guests, but the hotel was largely empty at the time of the attack.

about 6 hours ago

Tech company II-VI sees second-quarter profit increase

Profits were boosted by $7.1 million because the company finalized payments for acquisitions made during the previous fiscal year.

about 6 hours ago

 Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., today as a storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early this morning, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

While the storm failed to live up to predictions in some areas, eastern Long Island north through Maine were expected to fare the worst.

about 7 hours ago

 A thin layer of ice covers the Allegheny River this morning. The cold and slick roads from Monday's snowfall prompted many school districts in the Pittsburgh area to delay the start of school today.

Pittsburgh-area school districts announce two-hour delays

No snow is expected today. The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 22 and a low of 7 tonight.

about 7 hours ago

 The outage "was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook says internal glitch to blame for global outages of its sites

The outage at Facebook appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or block traffic to other major Internet sites.

about 8 hours ago

 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

about 13 hours ago

  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

about 13 hours ago

 Munhall Officer Vincent Abate patrols the outside of the Propel School in Braddock Hills as students are released to their parents following a lockdown.

Police identify Rankin teen as suspect in Propel School gun incident

Police arrested Shaquir Gilmore, 18, of Rankin and have not identified the juvenile male and female involved.

about 13 hours ago

 All of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Pick games will be drawn twice daily.

New names, game on tap for Pennsylvania Lottery

The new game is Pick 2, and other longtime games also will bear the “Pick” name.

about 13 hours ago

Peters council forms group to study future of drilling in township

Council members voted to form a group to study whether drilling should be allowed -- or banned -- in the Washington County municipality.

about 14 hours ago

 Maurita Bryant, Assistant Chief of Investigations, provides details about an incident involving city police officers that took place at the Renewal Halfway House in August 2014.

Pittsburgh officials reviewing arrest, beating of man in halfway house

Two police officers beat a man with batons a combined 17 times during an August arrest at the Renewal Center Downtown, police said today.

about 14 hours ago

 Bill Isler, president of the Fred Rogers Co., has held the Pittsburgh Public Schools board District 4 seat since 1999.

Wrenn, Burkley to run for Pittsburgh school board seat

The District 4 seat is being vacated by Bill Isler of Squirrel Hill, who has served since 1999.

about 15 hours ago

Fairness proceeding dropped in Leon Ford case

The DA’s office said Friday it would not retry Mr. Ford on charges of recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest and escape.

about 15 hours ago

 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon

“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”

about 15 hours ago

 Erik Arneson was appointed by former Gov. Tom Corbett days before Gov. Tom Wolf took office.

Lawsuit challenges Wolf's firing of open records director

The suit argues that the actions violate both the constitutional principle of separation of powers and the right-to-know law.

about 15 hours ago

 Standing next to his parents, Cindy and David, Joshua Fabus holds his brother Joey's honorary Bethel Park police cap as the family watches Joey's casket being carried from St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Mt. Lebanon following his funeral today.

Police, firefighters remember 8-year-old Joey Fabus

Joey, who had a brain tumor, was sworn in as an officer in June and got to spend a day with the Bethel Park police. He died Wednesday.

about 15 hours ago

Penn Hills Superintendent resigns

No explanation was given for Thomas Washington resignation.

about 16 hours ago

 Sister Christine Sinkovich , of the Prince of Peace Parish, shovels off the sidewalk along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Snow-covered roads blamed for at least a dozen accidents

Pittsburgh police say all the rush-hour accidents were minor.

about 17 hours ago

 Zac Rinaldo

Flyers' Rinaldo suspended 8 games for hit on Penguins' Letang

Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo was suspended eight games by the NHL for boarding and charging Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

about 17 hours ago

Pittsburgh International Airport passenger arrested with loaded gun

It was the first firearm found in carry-on luggage at the airport this year.

about 19 hours ago

Suspect arrested in McKeesport homicide

Roman Jones faces charges of criminal homicide and other crimes in the slaying Tuesday of William “Billy” Doyle, 24, at Crawford Village.

about 19 hours ago

 C. Denise Johnson, center, asks questions of Clayco Realty Group developers during Monday's meeting.

Parking, retail concerns raised over Civic Arena site development

Hill District residents viewed the plans for the new U.S. Steel headquarters Monday, giving it mostly favorable reviews.

about 20 hours ago

 Francisco Mathurine clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York today. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm.

Monster snowstorm swirling into Northeast

Boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow, New York 1½ to 2 feet, and Philadelphia more than a foot.

about 22 hours ago

Penguins recall four from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Of the players recalled, Andrew Ebbett (18 games) has seen the most playing time in the NHL this season.

about 22 hours ago

 In this March 4, 2014 file photo, copies of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget are set out for distribution on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency, CBO says

CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.

about 23 hours ago

Munhall council president faces motor vehicle charges

Police said Daniel Lloyd, 56, was involved in an accident on Eighth Avenue on Friday evening in Munhall.

about 23 hours ago

Natural-gas line explodes in West Virginia

What caused the explosion just across the Ohio River from Steubenville, Ohio, was unclear, said Brooke County, W.Va., Sheriff Chuck Jackson.

1 day ago

Primus bringing Chocolate Factory tour to Stage AE

As it did on New Year's Eve, Primus will devote one set to performing the soundtrack to "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

1 day ago

PennDOT postpones Fort Pitt Tunnel lane closures

The work is being rescheduled due to the postponement of the inbound tunnel ceiling work, which is being delayed because of the weather.

1 day ago

Masked metal band Slipknot to perform in August in Pittsburgh

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

1 day ago

 Average gas prices in Pittsburgh have dropped 38.5 cents per gallon — or 14 percent — from one month ago.

Pittsburgh gas prices continue to tumble; seasonal increase in sight

The precipitous price decline that American drivers have enjoyed could slow as soon as next month, an analyst said

1 day ago

 A man de-ices a plane during a light snow at a gate at LaGuardia Airport in New York today. Airlines canceled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to 3 feet of snow barrels down on the region.

Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule.

1 day ago

 This handout photo provided by the US Secret Service shows the drone that crashed onto the White House grounds   )

Secret Service: Small drone crashes on White House lawn

The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials could examine the drone.

1 day ago

 Sister Christine Sinkovich of the Prince of Peace Parish shovels the sidewalk Monday along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh region dodges worst of ‘weather bomb’ that pummelled Northeast

A large, shape-shifting winter storm spilled 7.1 inches of snow on the region on its way to the Atlantic coast.

1 day ago

Kitchen fire breaks out in Atria's in Murrysville

The restaurant was closed at the time the fire started and no one was inside.

1 day ago

Activists, Kurds: Islamic State group nearly out of Syrian border town

Expelling the militants marks a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting ISIS in airstrikes.

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