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.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has put a particular effort into ending this insurgency, Latin America’s longest.
Volkswagen’s reputation for engineering excellence has been compromised after admitting that it purposely rigged 11 million cars.
Part of the pope’s appeal, along with his charisma, is that he offers something for liberals and conservatives.
“Dark money” offers a sneaky way for donors to influence elections by funneling money to nonprofit groups with vague names and motives.
His state visit and his time with Mr. Obama will get much coverage but will inevitably have him playing second fiddle to the pope.
In the last year, several UPMC patients contracted fungal infections and died.
U.S. service members said they were punished because they intervened when they observed Afghan soldiers and police sexually abusing minors.
Two notorious, recent spates of graffiti send the same message: Spray-paint vandalism is not art, but public atrocity.
The state Supreme Court unanimously ordered the suspension of Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license Monday. It’s high time to go.
Dr. Carson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”
The victory of Greece’s left-wing party, Syriza, in Sunday’s elections means the country is on the right track in several ways.
The number of active credit accounts has crept back up to levels not seen since the start of the Great Recession in December 2007.
Last Tuesday a judge ordered the destruction of 1,352 bottles of fine wine in Chester County. Across Pennsylvania, oenophiles wept.
One in three children will eat fast food today, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
A bill to conceal the names of police officers involved in shootings thwarts the public’s right to know.
The U.S. and China begin to lead on how other nations can cut greenhouse gases.
Applying for federal aid with FAFSA earlier will give low-income students a shot at better colleges.
The debate over Planned Parenthood is no reason for Congress to shut down the government.