The president must make plain that the U.S. will not tolerate the illegal detainment of an innocent journalist.
The U.S. should encourage President Erdogan to reach out to his political rivals and cool things down.
Handing out honorary degrees turns out to be a risky business. Perhaps they should be awarded posthumously.
Three decades of misguided tough-on-crime policies have created a mammoth U.S. prison system.
Jim Withers is one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2015; Pittsburghers can vote for him to receive a prize of $100,000 to further his work.
Researchers reported they have recovered the genome of a 4,500-year-old human skeleton in a tropical region, once thought to be impossible.
The crisis in the House, with its inability to agree on a speaker, calls into question Congress’ ability to function amid sharp divisions.
Six thousand drug offenders will be released from federal prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 because of new sentencing guidelines.
In only its first month of operation, Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system is a hit.
Thanks to a new contract, compensation and benefits for security guards in Downtown’s largest buildings will improve.
Tu Youyou, 84, a Chinese scientist who applied remedies from traditional medicine to malaria, was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine.
The 2016 preliminary budget that Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented to council this week looks largely routine.
Is there any reason to believe that other American and Russian contemporaries were great personal friends?
Pittsburgh’s dream of its next World Series is not dashed, only delayed.
The auditor general’s review of five years of records called out the state Education Department for a long list of failures.
Although all of its details have yet to be released, there is plenty wrong with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
If lawmakers reject his new plan, as they did his old one, Gov. Tom Wolf should not be surprised.
The larger role of Russia in Syria’s civil war changes not only the nature of the crisis, but also its significance for the United States.
A U.S. general said that Afghan forces called for the airstrike when they reported being under fire by the Taliban.
In the wake of high-profile shootings like those at Sandy Hook Elementary, many Pittsburgh area schools have adopted “ALICE training.”
As the Pirates head into their third consecutive playoff season, there’s more to celebrate than an exciting baseball team.
These scores were the first glimpse at how Pennsylvania students are mastering tougher standards adopted in 2013.
The tower is a grand continuation of the bank’s efforts to create model workplaces with minimal cost to the environment.
A recent Census report concludes that Americans are seeing no significant growth in their income or relief from the threat of poverty.
The U.S. attorney is committing his office’s resources to complex investigations and could use an assist from Washington.
The Ohio River, already the most polluted river in the United States, oozes with a toxic new menace.
The photographer and videographer joins celebrated company as the latest regional artist to receive a “genius” grant for her body of work.
Emboldened by multiple firearms, a man who rarely emerged from his home walked into a classroom, killed nine people and injured seven.
September job figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday were depressing.
How do employees manage to give themselves cushy new jobs yet keep their paychecks coming from a position with greater responsibility?
The quest of the estimated 12 million Palestinians for an independent state pursued its usual stuttering course at the United Nations.
Unhealthy, government-subsidized school lunches have damaged students’ health rather than promoted it.
The problem of “surprise” medical bills has come to the attention of the state Insurance Department.
It is important to remain aware of ticking bombs in Africa, specifically in Burkina Faso, Somalia, South Sudan and West Africa.
A Governors Highway Safety report found that drivers are almost as likely to be high on pot or pills as they are to be drunk on alcohol.
Americans and the world can hope that Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin reach some understanding on how to bring the Syrian civil war to an end.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is asking county council to tack $5 on top of the state’s $36 annual registration fee.
NASA’s scientists are confident that what they’re describing as seepage on the surface is evidence of subsurface reservoirs and rivers.
Pope Francis draws throngs during an extraordinary, six-day visit.
Chinese President Xi Jinpeng holds important talks with President Barack Obama.
The goal for a former Hazelwood industrial site is carbon neutral development.
The pruning is necessary to preserve a beloved community asset.
The refugee crisis offers the U.S. the opportunity not just to provide a home to displaced civilians but also to advance economic interests.
A federal judge sentenced Stewart Parnell to 28 years in prison for failing to protect the public from salmonella-laced peanut paste.
Alcosan should put out requests for proposals whenever it is making a decision on how to spend millions of ratepayers’ dollars.
The House speaker’s resignation may fundamentally change how Congress works. Let’s hope Republicans use the opportunity wisely.
The red color of the “blood moon” will be the result of the Earth’s shadow crossing the moon during the full lunar eclipse.
What’s the real reason that controversial scholar Norman Finkelstein did not speak as planned at the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday?
Traffic control is complicated every year for the 2 million Muslims from 160 countries who make the trek to Mecca and Medina.
The best news in Mayor Bill Peduto’s 2016 proposed budget is what is not in it: a real estate tax increase.