Nordstrom’s Summer 2014 catalog includes an image of Angela Rockwood in a wheelchair. She is the creator, producer and star of the Sundance Channel’s groundbreaking reality show “Push Girls.”

RealAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

RealAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

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 Penguins backup goaltender Thomas Greiss talks with Tristan Bolyard during a Steel City Icebergs practice at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

A second hockey team for special-needs kids takes to the ice

Opportunities expand in Pittsburgh that offer organized hockey programs for children with special needs.

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One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

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Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

about 4 hours ago

Lottery bill will expected to increase profits from instant tickets

Governor expected to sign bill which will decrease revenue going to senior programs to 25 percent from the current 27 percent.

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Battling cancer with more than medicine

The second Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair at UPMC will help serve the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients in Pittsburgh.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

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Highmark fights Pa. hearing over Community Blue plan

The Community Blue Medicare Advantage excludes members from in-network access to UPMC.

about 4 hours ago

Sharon Randall: Physical messes are the easiest kind to clean up

Some kinds of messes are easily to clean up than others.

about 4 hours ago

Ebola fears ease on Texas, Nigeria

Forty-three people who had contact with a deceased patient were cleared of risk and health officials declared Nigeria free of the disease.

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Turkey bolsters efforts to aid Kurds

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the Islamic State.

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Islamic State traps Yazidis again

Besieged fighters from the minority Yazidi sect pleaded for U.S.-led airstrikes to save them.

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 Darren Vann

Indiana convicted sex offender may have killed for decades

A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer, police said Monday.

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Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

The move from a 5 percent down payment could increase the ability of creditworthy but cash-strapped consumers to become homeowners.

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AbbVie, Shire to end $52 billion inversion deal

AbbVie pulled its support for the deal in the wake of proposed changes to U.S. rules governing such transactions.

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Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago.

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Officials touting methane cleanup urge quick action

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations and voluntary programs.

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National briefs: Benefits for ex-Nazis opposed

Plus: Rabbinical Council acts; Wyoming gay marriages near; Guardrail maker case

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World briefs: Two women leave Japan PM’s Cabinet

Plus: Jewish settlement; Ukraine, rebels clash; Indonesian president;

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Turn lane on Baker Street near zoo to close

The lane will be closed through 7 a.m. Thursday during installation of a catch basin.

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Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

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Parkway West schedule of overnight closures revised this week

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Green Tree starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

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 T.J. Doyle is the medical director at the State-MED communications center at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Pittsburgh service advises airlines on health crises like Ebola

Airlines internationally consult with UPMC’s STAT-MD to treat ill patients during flights or divert the flight for medical emergencies.

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Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

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 Seamus McCaffery

Pa. Supreme Court suspends Justice McCaffery

Justice Seamus McCaffery is the latest casualty in the ongoing pornographic email scandal in state agencies.

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July 12, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2014

The Bridgeville native died Thursday at St. Clair Hospital.

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 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

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 In this 2011 file photo, Range Resources workers stand near a rig that drills into shale at a well site in Washington, Pa.

Pa. studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

The state’s oft-cited shale gas air pollution studies do not include data on some pollutants, according to depositions from DEP employees.

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Pittsburgh mayor's education task force seeks public input at Tuesday's meeting

According to the mayor’s office, the public will be able to "share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh" at the meeting.

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Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during inspections.

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 Tom Fodi

Minister challenges incumbent Ravenstahl for House seat

Republican Tom Fodi said Adam Ravenstahl hasn’t shown much leadership, but Mr. Ravenstahl said that’s because the GOP is in charge.

1 day ago

 Eric Frein is seen in a still shot from a video documentary about the Vietnam War.

School in Swiftwater boosts security after possible sighting of trooper shooting suspect

A woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face near Pocono Mountain East High School.

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 Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal Russell Patterson rides on the school bus with students from East Hills to the school in Homewood on Friday.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal gets on board to promote bus safety

The Faison principal is riding school buses to emphasize proper behavior.

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Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Run the ‘Life Expectancy Calculator’ and rejoice

There’s just so much good news about death in America.

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Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

Local gas prices fell 5.5 cents last week, and the national average dropped 6.1 cents.

about 18 hours ago

Clairton teen charged in in bomb threats

The 14-year-old allegedly phoned in threats to West Liberty Elementary, South Brook Middle and Pioneer Education Center.

about 10 hours ago

 A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, in August.

WHO says Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story," WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz says.

about 21 hours ago

 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has 15 days to respond to the questions from the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Oversight body rejects Mayor Peduto's proposed city budget for 2015

The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council in the second week of November.

about 5 hours ago

 Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks today during a news conference about the recent Ebola infections in Dallas. Officials announced that 43 of the first wave of 48 people being monitored for having contact or potential contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the U.S., are officially off of the list for twice-daily monitoring for Ebola and all remained asymptomatic throughout the process.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

A government official said revised guidance instructs health workers treating Ebola patients to wear protective gear "with no skin showing.

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 Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations conducted a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America’s hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients.

CDC revises protocol for Ebola treatment

And the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

1 day ago

 Pope Francis waves in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sunday after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI and a mass for the closing of a two-week synod on family issues.

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal overhaul amid an era of social and political change.

1 day ago

Friction abounds at Jerusalem’s holiest site

Clashes have flared repeatedly in the past few weeks as increasing numbers of Jews have visited the sacred area during the Jewish holidays.

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U.S. airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of coalition airstrikes in and near the town on the Turkish border.

1 day ago

Power plants seek to extend life of nuclear reactors

Nuclear proponents say that extending plants’ lifetimes is more economical than building new plants. But the idea is striking.

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Elections bolster India’s PM Modi

The optimism follows on the heels of Mr. Modi’s Saturday move to scrap controls on diesel prices and increase natural gas tariffs.

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Urban migration of college graduates expanding

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects.

1 day ago

World Briefs: Sides remain far apart in Hong Kong

PLUS: Russia balks in talks; China eyes changes; Catalans call for elections;

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 Deepak Gupta, head of the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Centennial College in Ontario, says from his experience, the American immigration system works better for professionals like him.​

Indian immigrant says Canadian system better than U.S.

A chemical engineer with experience living in the U.S. and Canada gives high marks to Canada's immigration laws.

1 day ago

National Briefs: Met Opera faces protest for opening

PLUS: Officials observe remains; comet passes Mars; N.H. festival mayhem; man arrested for 3 killings

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