Allegheny Health Network patients having hip and knee replacements can now be discharged on the same day as their operation.
A Pitt-Netherlands study finds that telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, shrink due to the stress of life in a bad neighborhood.
Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
A proposed bill would prohibit the federal government from mandating controversial national education standards.
Four Democrats want the nomination for Allegheny County Council to replace Barbara Daly Danko, who died before the primary but won anyway.
Larry Schweiger replaces former president and CEO Cindy Dunn, who now heads the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
JAMA medical journal articles continue discussion of issues involved with breast cancer screening, including overdiagnosis and cancer risk.
A key emergency meeting of European finance ministers is to be followed today by a summit of the continent’s leaders.
The Neuman Bill will establish timelines for the testing of sexual assault evidence kits and use the data to convict repeat offenders. …
President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.
Pope Francis at first Mass of his South American tour seeks support for family themes that are the focus of an October synod of bishops.
A final vote is pending and the outcome for the measure in the state House is uncertain.
The negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear intentions snagged Monday over the lifting of sanctions and may stretch past today’s deadline.
The U.S. House is amid work on a bill to create a uniform I.D. card for military veterans.
Health- and fitness-related events for week following Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
The Obama administration accused local officials of releasing the suspected shooter in defiance of efforts to deport him.
The toll was lower than last year but was marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights this weekend.
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A weedy lot near the Propel Northside charter school will become a classroom when students return.
Jim Schafer, an architectural and nature photographer, died of a heart attack. He was 64.
Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.
Republican legislative leaders claimed the Democratic governor's rejection of the full budget bill "puts politics above governing."
Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.
Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.
Acknowledging the years of work still to come, a University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.
Dr. David H. Perlmutter also is a distinguished professor and the Vira I. Heinz Endowed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Pitt.
The job cuts represent 3 percent of the university's total workforce, President Paul Hennigan wrote in a memo.
Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist" economist, accuses Greece’ creditors of "terrorism.”
The popular website experienced wide blackouts over the weekend as moderators spoke up.
The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.
The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, and restrictions will be in both directions on Interstate 279 north.
The pontiff highlighted the country’s biodiversity as he continued to advocate for more action on climate change.
A former congresswoman from California is hoping to bring about change in the way states draw their district borders.
Yemen's exiled government said it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
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Officials said 67 other people were wounded in the attacks Sunday night that was blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
With growth stymied elsewhere, the social network wants to open up the continent for its “next billion users.”
After a lawsuit for mistreating mentally ill inmates, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has trained all 15,000 employees.
A Tuesday deadline looms for international negotiators to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
The attack on the Islamic State’s de facto capital was rare in its intensity, officials said.
The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. today until July 19.
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Minerva Maiers, skilled secretary and tireless volunteer for Catholic causes in Bellevue dies at 98.
Bringing Super Bowl here is something worth dreaming about for the next eight years.
Congress has supplied $10 million in special vision research funding in the budget, but advocates have been unable to increase that figure.
Greeks delivered a shocking rebuff to Europe’s leaders on Sunday, decisively rejecting a deal offered by the country’s creditors.
The AP went to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby’s lawyers objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.
Republican officials will choose their nominee for a South Hills state Senate special election on Saturday.
At least three senators spoke in favor of keeping the flag flying.
The work is part of the $12.24 million reconstruction project of Baum and Bigelow boulevards.