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Senate Bill 372 would give counties the option of storing court records electronically -- a half-step of progress.
Secretary of State John Kerry has put in front of both sides what is called a framework for agreement.
If nothing else, the Sandra Bullock blockbuster “Gravity” made movie audiences aware of the very real problem of orbital space junk.
Through their increased light-rail usage Pittsburgh transit customers are saying something momentous. They are voting with their fare cards.
When voters start comparing candidates, many in Allegheny County will be surprised to learn that they have none to compare.
The CIA has shown either super-confidence or unprecedented arrogance in taking on the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chairman.
The U.S. cannot abandon Qatar, and yet it will need to maintain good relations with other gulf monarchs who have fallen out with Qatar.
Modern-day service members' disability claims are processed in much the same way as those of their grandfathers.
But the real lesson here has to do with stalled immigration reform.
These latest job figures support a contention that serious action needs to be taken by federal and state leaders.
It’s time for Mr. McFerren, who became superintendent in July, to take ownership of decisions going forward.
King’s three surviving children are locked in a fight over the fate of the Nobel Peace Prize he won in 1964 and his traveling Bible.
Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida didn’t hesitate to address sensitive topics, including Ukraine.
The locks and dams that keep barges running to the benefit of nearly 200,000 regional jobs have been deteriorating for want of repairs.
In nature, some species disguise themselves in order to appear innocuous. That happens in politics too.
To those who think America is conducting a war on coal, it’s time to pay attention to a giant coal company’s war on Americans.
A radio legend passes on; some take ashes to the streets; and signs of spring are on the horizon.
Although Congress is rejecting it, the plan summarizes the president’s immediate economic agenda and distinguishes it from GOP priorities.
Bill Peduto has taken the mystery out of the mayor’s office by posting his daily schedule online.
The Corbett administration is taking steps to preserve food assistance that would have been choked off by the new federal farm bill.
The Chinese government’s difficulties with the Uighur minority in its western-most Xinjiang region seem to be increasing.
The military is studying several factors in an attempt to explain the increase in suicides.
Bank on Greater Pittsburgh is a program that wants to show residents of modest means how to access no-cost or low-cost financial services.
Egypt’s latest step away from democratic rule is putting on trial three al-Jazeera journalists for covering opposition political figures.
A proposal from two state lawmakers that could allow successful universities to secede from the State System of Higher Education is flawed.
The board of health took a long-awaited step Monday by approving plans that call for posting cleanliness grades at restaurants.
A deteriorating situation created by attacks of a violent Islamist organization, Boko Haram, bears U.S. watching but not U.S. involvement.
It’s time for everyone with a stake in the 28-acre site of the former Civic Arena to let the professionals get to work.
. The fact that Citizens United is an equal-opportunity mischief maker doesn’t make the Supreme Court decision any less bad.
Mr. Obama should bear in mind other important facts in determining America’s course.
UPMC and Highmark should be be working together to cost us less.
No city has been more welcoming to the political party than Pittsburgh.
NASA scientists are ecstatic about four years’ worth of information that has been salvaged from the Kepler Space Telescope mission.
President Barack Obama has worked to broaden the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
PSU students deliver with another 'Thon', Allegheny College salutes Senate women and Macy's rains on a Pittsburgh parade.
The U.S. needs a better approach to serious mental illness, and Rep. Tim Murphy's bill is a start.
Allegheny County’s new registry for individuals with special physical, mental or intellectual needs is a smart tool.
With the CDC showing preschoolers' obesity on the decline, the young can teach plenty to the old.
It is past time for the United States to stop wasting money and lives in Afghanistan by keeping to the deadline for withdrawing troops.
Under former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl passes for free parking were a popular perk.
Solitary confinement in a prison cell is not a medically approved treatment for mental illness.
A lesser sentence would have signaled that a public official could escape prison time if he had a sufficiently compelling narrative.
The military budget presented Monday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a reasonable first step toward rearranging America’s priorities.
Mr. Obama and other Democrats who support raising the minimum wage should not hide from the CBO report.
When the Public Utility Commission chairman says the agency can’t remain stuck under 1960s-era regulation, it’s news worth celebrating.
Events in Venezuela, where demonstrations threaten President Nicolas Maduro’s government, are raising questions about the country’s future.
A fatwa by Muslim religious authorities in the United Arab Emirates creates a quandary for potential Muslim astronauts.
The world cannot afford too many $50 billion extravaganzas, but this one at least peacefully brought people around the globe together.
At the high school, 157 of the 206 students in grades nine through 11 are chronically absent; at the middle school, 114 students among 265
Some very worrisome pieces remain.