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 Cold cap, created by DigniCap, is pending FDA clearance and is the only scalp cooling device that has completed FDA clinical trials in the U.S.

Ice caps can prevent hair loss during chemotherapy

Scalp cooling technology, which prevents hair loss in some chemotherapy patients, is entering the mainstream, including in Pittsburgh.

about 9 hours ago


Nutritious watermelon not just summer dessert

Studies show watermelon, often considered little more than sugar water, to help fight, heart disease, some cancer and, for sure,

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 The organization sent an email to its members last week requesting money to “stop Obama from confiscating millions of guns.”

NRA says some Social Security recipients could lose gun rights

The NRA says beneficiaries who lack capacity to manage their affairs are targets for the “largest gun grab in American history.”

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 Gov. Wolf has called for a budget that would increase the sales and personal income taxes and institute a severance tax on natural gas drilling, using the new revenues to boost education funding, lower local property taxes and close a budget shortfall. Republicans have opposed the tax proposals.

Turzai says Legislature may attempt override of Wolf's budget veto

Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate and would require Democratic votes.

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 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette  Contractors continue work at the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial visitor center in Somerset County Thursday. A black granite walkway leads visitors past 34-foot-tall walls and marks the flight path of the hijacked plane before it crashed.

Walk set for Sept. 26 to raise money for trails around Flight 93 crash site

Friends of Flight 93 have partnered with Leadership Somerset County to make the walk possible.

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 The morning sun peers through the heavy haze and the Pittsburgh skyline early this morning in this view from Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

State issues pollution alert for Pittsburgh area today

The State Department of Environmental Protection issues a code orange for ozone Tuesday as temperatures approach 90 degrees.

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Tests find radiation in Clyde Mine water in Washington County

Testing found evidence of radiation contamination in water discharges likely related to past dumping of shale gas drilling wastewater.

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 Dondie LeBlanc Breaux, mother of Mayci Breaux, center, and Kevin Breaux, right, father of Mayci, are comforted outside the Church of the Assumption, after her funeral in Franklin, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. She was one of two people killed in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman in La. shootings

Despite mental issues that spurred court-ordered hospital evaluation, shooter wasn’t involuntarily committed and thus was able to buy a gun.

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Obama criticizes Huckabee, Trump, Cruz and other Republicans

President Barack Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal and chided  “ridiculous” claims against it by Republican presidential contenders.

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Turkey vows to strike anyone killing civilians in planned free zone

The United States and Turkey are still working out exactly what they mean in intending to create a “safe zone” for civilians inside Syria.

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U.S. private sector vows to ante up on climate finance

Thirteen major firms offer billions in environmental financing pledges to support Obama administration’s global climate change agreement.

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FBI emphasizes speed as Islamic State exhorts individuals to attack

Its making swift arrests of those suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers in a strategy change to stem prospect for homegrown terror.

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Health happenings for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring “Talk With a Doc: Repair of Shoulder Injuries” 7 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

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 Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. arrives at the Capitol Building before the Senate convenes for a Sunday session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 26, 2015. On the agenda are efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of Friday deadline

The move sets the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of an August recess amid the summer driving season.

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 In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. A Libyan court today sentenced Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising on.

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

The Tripoli court handed down the sentence for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over.

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Convicted Chinese national in test-taking scheme asks for deportation; U.S. wants jail

Biyuan Li, 25, was among 15 Chinese nationals charged in the U.S. and China with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school

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Obituary: Mario Cutruzzula Sr. / People were a priority for ‘Mayor of Bloomfield,’ coach

Mario Cutruzzula died Thursday at age 78 from complications after a heart attack.

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 Neal Falls, of Springfield, Ore., was killed by a woman he attacked July 18 in Charleston, W.Va. Police are investigating whether Falls had any connection to cases of suspicious deaths and missing women in other states.

Man killed by escort in W.Va. possibly linked to missing women

Police said Neal Falls of Oregon was under investigation by police in 20 states.

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World briefs: U.S. removes TPP barrier for Malaysia

Plus: A mass grave search in Colombia; El Nino flooding preparations in Peru; and more news from around the world.

about 9 hours ago


National briefs: CDC releases details in pot cookie death

Plus: Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adult leaders; Space fans fund exhibit in Washington museum; and more news from around the country.

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 Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks with reporters in 2011 following his keynote speech about the Marcellus Shale industry to the fourth annual Appalachian Basin Oil and Gas Seminar held by K&L Gates LLP.

How Pennsylvania gas industry gained Corbett influence

Tom Corbett’s election to the governorship, and even his inauguration, leaned heavily on Marcellus Shale gas firms.

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 Vivien Li begins her new job as president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

Riverlife organization lands prize catch from Boston’s Harbor

Vivien Li, who for 24 years led the Boston Harbor Association, becomes president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

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 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

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 The city’s budget office has started rounding up records of all the cameras purchased by neighborhood groups with public funds.

Pittsburgh seeking to implement surveillance camera privacy policy

Latest in a series: City officials are trying to implement the ordinance, but some parts are blockaded by the Coast Guard.

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 Cameron Tonkinwise

Odysseys: Australian leads CMU's design studies program

Cameron Tonkinwise moved to Brooklyn from Australia. In 2012, his teaching career in the field of design brought him to Pittsburgh.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf

439,000 join Pennsylvania Medicaid

Of the new enrollees, nearly 37,000 are from Allegheny County, according to state statistics.

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House will decide fate of Export-Import Bank

Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat.

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Broken water line repaired at Allegheny General Hospital

The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a

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Boy Scouts to end ban on gay leaders

However, some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.

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Lynch: Bland’s death highlights black Americans’ concerns

“...Many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in essentially to enforce laws against them,” she said.

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Leaders to discuss a ‘Plan B’ for Sudan peace deal

Today’s meeting was not expected to lead to a breakthrough to halt the country's civil war, which has raged since December 2013.

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 President Barack Obama waves as he arrives Sunday to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

Kenya at a ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise, Obama says

Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads,” President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption.

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 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech Sunday in Damascus, Syria.

Syria's embattled president admits manpower shortage

His speech, while confident, came in the fifth year of a conflict pitting his forces against rebels and the extremist Islamic State group.

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Pitt appoints Reed Smith partner to lead new energy law institute

Pitt School of Law dean William M. Carter Jr. today appointed Kevin Abbott to lead the new Energy Law and Policy Institute.

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 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

about 10 hours ago


 Mylan, which has been fighting Teva’s advances, issued a statement congratulating the company on the Allergan deal.

Teva drops bid for Mylan, buys Allergan's generics unit

Mylan plans to continue pressing ahead with its own unsolicited effort to buy over-the-counter drug specialist Perrigo.

about 10 hours ago


 Former Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, shown at left with then-Gov. Tom Corbett in September 2014, said he didn’t help steer grants to the railroad. “It was purely based on a scoring system, an evaluation of the system.”

Memos to Corbett hinting at rail influence

A memo, a meeting and $100,000 in campaign contributions preceded a railroad’s change of fortunes.

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 President Barack Obama, third left,  participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, at the National Palace today.

Obama, in Ethiopia, addresses South Sudan conflict

President Obama set a deadline for a peace accord, Aug. 17, threatening both sides with sanctions if they don’t.

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Sen. Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program

Mr. Casey’s bill also allows family child care homes to serve a third meal during the day for children there for eight hours or longer.

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Afghan official: 21 dead, eight wounded in wedding gunfight

Baghlan and other provinces of the north have been plagued by insurgent attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 that toppled the

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Obituary: Klaus M. Bron / Radiologist’s work considered visionary

Klaus Bron was a visionary radiologist who put Pittsburgh on cutting edge of medicine

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National briefs: After coma, child of R&B singer dies

PLUS: Trump GOP front-runner; Against ‘gun-free’ zones; Democrats block repeal; Fiat Chrysler fined.

1 day ago


World briefs: Turkey calls on NATO for security

PLUS: Spy’s release changes little; Conflict at Al Aqsa mosque; Pope asks leaders for help; Taliban seize Aghan base.

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Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

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Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

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Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

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Code orange pollution day issued Tuesday for Pittsburgh

The state has issued a “code orange” alert with the air quality index expected to enter the range of 101 to 150 for Pittsburgh,

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 Tom Corbett shown here in 2014 as governor attended the Shale Insight conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh

Documents show Pennsylvania GOP's courtship of gas industry

The relationship between state Republicans and the Marcellus Shale gas industry was forged in Tom Corbett’s campaign.

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 A copy of a political direct mail advertisement states: "Paid for by Citizens to Protect PA Jobs. Jewell Lester, Treasurer."

‘Dark money’ ad blitz surrounds budget debate

Attacks by so-called “dark money” groups aren’t new. But some are troubled by the volume of these ads, especially during a budget debate.

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 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

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