A record number of people, 149, were exonerated last year after being falsely convicted of crimes.
Penn Hills school board’s 2016-17 budget proposal landed with a thud.
Libya is rapidly growing as a concern for the United States.
An afternoon encounter between two men and Port Authority police officers rapidly escalated into tragedy Sunday in Wilkinsburg.
The crisis in Flint, Mich., has cities and towns across the country suddenly concerned about aging infrastructure.
The 26th African Union summit, which ended Sunday in Ethiopia, ducked as usual the questions of bloody conflict on the continent.
Perhaps the most telling result was the emergence of Marco Rubio from the pack of lesser GOP candidates.
It’s not over-dramatic to say that the health of the city depends on its public schools.
Art students need to learn to stick to their own canvas.
There's no point in building a Mon-Fayette Expressway extension that doesn't come to Pittsburgh.
The world will benefit if U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva lead to peace in Syria.
Clinical researchers are finding it difficult to attract patients for their trial studies.
Here’s a newsflash for the Legislature: Dogs, cats and other lovable creatures are suffering, starving and dying while they wait for help.
No one should be surprised by PennFuture’s plans to sue U.S. Steel Corp. over air pollution violations at the Clairton Coke Works.
We’re very glad that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director will not be leaving for the New York Philharmonic.
Mayor Bill Peduto last week saved the city from a potential setback in its efforts to provide sufficient housing for low-income residents.
Slashing the Legislature’s size is not just about eliminating Senate and House member salaries and benefits.
The outbreak and spread of the Zika virus is reason for caution, but not panic, on the part of Americans.
City Councilmen Corey O’Connor and Dan Gilman have proposed the creation of a 15-member advisory board on entrepreneurship and startups.
A media professor should be an expert on -- and, dare we say, advocate for -- media rights. Melissa Click has a few lessons to learn.
The ACLU and Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services announced an agreement that resolves the lawsuit that was filed three months ago.
Dr. Califf’s nomination was approved with a unanimous voice vote on Jan. 12.
Controversy continues over the wave of migrants pouring in from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression, even though it far too often is dismissed as “the blues.”
The latest technological innovation in the Pittsburgh Police Bureau is already paying off.
Good U.S. relations with Thailand have been important for many years, but they now face two significant challenges.
Psychiatric beds in Pennsylvania sometimes sit empty while physicians struggle to find open slots in real time.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress, as part of his 2017 budget proposal, to make it easier for small businesses to provide 401(k)s.
Last week, the successful nonprofit Rivers of Steel acquired the assets of RiverQuest, fulfilling an arrangement proposed last summer.
There were no reported deaths or serious injuries as a result of the weekend calamity.
As of last fall, Pennsylvania had more than 500 such prisoners.
Drug overdoses are driving up death rates for young white adults to levels not seen for decades.
Delaying the graduation requirements connected with Pennsylvania’s standardized Keystone exams for high school students was necessary.
A sensible, bipartisan bill would reauthorize the school meals program for another five years but scale back some of the regulations.
Laos’ ruling communists chose new leadership last week, but the change is not likely to affect relations with Washington.
The reasonable new regulations to reduce methane emissions in natural gas production should be embraced.
Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably” ordered Russian agents to kill Alexander Litvinenko.
If it turns out that Planet 9 exists, much scientific data surrounding odd astronomical movements will suddenly make sense.
The Live Well Restaurant program of the Allegheny County Health Department has an alternative.
Reporters and editors already are limited by laws and court decisions on libel, confidential sources and other matters.
If the 911th Airlift Wing, based at Pittsburgh International Airport, were a cat, people would say it has nine lives.
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development proposed that more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country become smoke-free.
Michigan’s governor apologized Tuesday for his administration’s role in the poisoning of the Flint water supply.
The governor ought to get his first budget settled in face-to-face talks before trying to launch the next one.
Communities can’t relay on the kindness of property owners when it comes to historic preservation.
2015 was the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping.
The largest percentage of trips to work are made by people driving alone in a car.
The world’s leading democracy has become the world’s largest jailer.
But the U.S. should let time take care of any questions of independence.
Drivers for ride-share companies connect with people looking for transportation through the firms’ computer apps, and off they go.