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 Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their newborn baby princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, wave to the public as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London on Saturday.

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

about 9 hours ago


Liberty Bridge inspections to close lanes this week

Inspections will close lane closures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday in both directions, with all ramps remaining open.

about 12 hours ago


Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Chatham Park Drive and McKinney Lane starting at 7 p.m. today through Friday.

about 8 hours ago


Parkway West overnight closures continue this week

The outbound side will close at 10 tonight from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79, with inbound traffic restricted to a single lane.

about 13 hours ago


Bridge inspections to curb traffic on Route 65

Work will occur in both directions, one direction at a time, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. between Kendall and Millerton avenues.

about 12 hours ago


 Demonstrators cheer in the intersection of West North and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, one of the sites of Monday's rioting, as they march a day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death.

Baltimore begins de-escalation

The move signaled an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.

about 20 hours ago


 Ben Carson

Retired surgeon Ben Carson announces bid for presidency

He has become a conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama.

about 20 hours ago


 Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader at Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8, gets excited as she works on math skills with third-grader Sophia Diaz, 9, Thursday. Lexie, who has brittle bone disease, has served as a student mentor for the past several months.

Pittsburgh teen with brittle bone disease honored for inspiring others

Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 third-graders have forged a bond with mentor Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader battling the congenital condition.

about 20 hours ago


 In 2014, Kate Seelman was appointed by President Barack Obama to a 15-member council, which advises the White House, Congress and policymakers on disability matters.

The ADA at 25: Disability issues find champion at Pitt

The National Council on Disability is set to meet at the University of Pittsburgh thanks to professor and renowned advocate Kate Seelman.

about 20 hours ago


Round Hill Road in Elizabeth Township closes today

The closure, expected to last two months, is just west of Simpson Howell Road.

about 13 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf prepares to deliver his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on March 3.

Independent report contains good short-term budget news for state

The commonwealth’s Independent Fiscal Office says Pa. has more revenue so far this year than expected, but still faces a shortfall.

about 7 hours ago


 Dr. Bill Thomas, will speak at 7 tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland as part of his 30-city “Age of Disruption” tour.

Bill Thomas, ambassador of aging, speaks tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Reject the worship of youth, Bill Thomas tells baby boomers, and embrace the transition from adulthood into elderhood.

about 20 hours ago


 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, 35, of Carrick is challenging incumbent Controller Michael Lamb, 52, of Mount Washington for the Democratic nomination in the May 19 primary.

Primary 2015: Rudiak challenges Lamb for Pittsburgh controller

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak says incumbent Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb doesn’t work closely enough with city administration.

about 20 hours ago


Loan not finalized, so Penn Hills school board cancels tonight's meeting

The board is still negotiating with an unnamed entity for a loan of up to $18 million and has rescheduled the meeting for 7 p.m. May 11.

about 3 hours ago


Teacher-layoff bill advances in Pennsylvania House

The bill would end seniority-based teacher layoffs.

about 5 hours ago


 Runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday proceed down Carson Street in the South Side.

Marathon runner remains in critical condition after collapsing near finish line

The man was running along the Boulevard of the Allies around 10:30 a.m. when he collapsed without a pulse, marathon officials said.

about 6 hours ago


Afghan, Taliban representatives meet in Qatar

For once, neither side denied that the sessions were taking place.

about 20 hours ago


Nigerian military is accused of killing civilians

Community leaders and residents of central Plateau state say the killings were to avenge the deaths of six soldiers.

about 20 hours ago


CMU chemistry professor earns prize for polymer research work

The prize for Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, awarded every two years, consists of a medal, a citation and a $250,000 award.

about 4 hours ago


State hearing set today on $175 million Highmark plan

The health insurer proposes to transfer $175 million in grants to its seven-hospital AHN for capital improvements and to improve cash flow.

about 13 hours ago


 Graffiti can be seen on the walls near the river walk under the Fort Duquesne bridge ramp. The area is targeted for some upgrading this summer with plans for a public art installation.

Riverlife pushes for improvements on Downtown side of Allegheny River trail

Riverlife has started a walking loop from Market Square to the Allegheny River trail to highlight the need for visual improvements there.

about 20 hours ago


 Former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh.

Dick Thornburgh wants to build on ADA’s foundation

Former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh was a key player in passage of the ADA 25 years ago.

about 20 hours ago


Nepal bureaucracy blamed for quake aid ‘bottleneck’

Officials of aid organizations and Western governments have been grumbling about Nepal’s government since the earthquake struck April 25.

about 20 hours ago


 A snowplow clears a street in January near Quincy Market in Boston. More than $1 billion was spent and 6 million tons of salt used to keep highways operating in nearly two dozen states during the recent harsh winter, according to a first-ever survey of state transportation officials.

States spent heavily to clear winter snow, ice

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said 23 states reported combined spending of more than $1 billion.

about 20 hours ago


Italy says 5,800 migrants rescued

The recoveries come as part of one of the biggest rescue operations this year.

about 20 hours ago


 Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in January in Milford, Pa. Frein is charged with fatally shooting Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding another trooper during an ambush at their barracks in September.

Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

The alleged gunman led police on a tense, six-week manhunt through northeastern Pennsylvania woods before he was caught.

about 13 hours ago


 Ben Carson announces his candidacy for president during an official announcement in Detroit today.

GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch White House bids

Ms. Fiorina is likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the GOP nomination, with Dr. Carson the only likely African-American.

about 5 hours ago


2 killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

The American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest that would award the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

about 20 hours ago


In U.K. politics, all eyes turn to Scotland – again

Polls show that the Scottish National Party will win the majority of Scottish constituencies in the British general election Thursday.

about 20 hours ago


 State Sen. Pat Browne of Allentown lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and crashed Saturday afternoon while heading west on Interstate 78 in Allentown, according to state police.

Lehigh Valley senator, under investigation for possible DUI, hospitalized

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said Pat Browne "suffered considerable injuries and was in the intensive care unit.“

about 9 hours ago


Pilot prepares for flight in solar-powered craft

No one before has attempted a solar-powered flight over such a large expanse of ocean — 5,070 miles.

about 20 hours ago


Obituary: Anthony James Belski / Cashier with ‘a very big heart’ was favorite of customers at grocery store in Bethel Park

Anthony “A.J.” Belski of Castle Shannon was so gregarious that customers changed lines to go through his supermarket checkout line.

about 20 hours ago


This pa$$w0rd is not very secure: CMU studies reveal best and worst in passwords

If the hacker wants you specifically, they’ll check your social media for, say, the names of your pets.

about 4 hours ago


World briefs: New princess meets British royal family

PLUS: Arab coalition troops land; Spy investigation launched; Al-Qaida claims killing.

about 20 hours ago


National briefs: Boehner challenges Clinton

PLUS: Man held after officer shot; Sanders calls for change; Ohio abortion clinics close.

about 20 hours ago


 An Israeli man from the Ethiopian community is wounded Sunday after clashes with Israeli security forces in the coastal city of Tel Aviv during a protest against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination.

Israel protest turns violent

An anti-racism protest descended into one of the most violent demonstrations in Israel’s commercial capital in years.

about 20 hours ago


 Some poker face: Professional poker player Douglas Polk up against a mere machine at the Rivers Casino.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Playing poker against a computer does not compute

No thanks to CMU, poker with computers somehow doesn’t sound like as much fun.

about 20 hours ago


 Technologists wonder whether using fingerprints, faces or devices to log in would help or hurt the cause of data security and privacy.

If passwords can’t protect your account, can fingerprints do the trick?

Experts from the White House to CMU wonder whether we should “kill the password dead.”

about 4 hours ago


 Nepalese army distribute drinking water and packed noodles Sunday for people who have had their homes damaged and living in tents after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. With monsoon rains expected in a few weeks, Nepal has pleaded with donors to send tents and temporary shelters for earthquake victims who have been living in the open for more than a week.

Rescuers find 3 survivors after earthquake in Nepal

Surya Prasad Upadhaya, a government administrator, says two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village.

1 day ago


 Maya Evanitsky searches for the best place to remove a skin sample from the "Original Nittany Lion," the 150-year-old specimen that resides at Penn State's All-Sports Museum.

PSU student uses stuffed Nittany lion for DNA sequencing

The hope is to use the mascot’s fame to call attention to efforts to protect endangered mountain lion species.

1 day ago


Lane reopened on Pennsylvania Turnpike after single-vehicle accident

The incident occurred near mile marker 66 in Penn Township, Westmoreland County, reducing traffic to one lane on Sunday afternoon.

1 day ago


Suit challenges caregiver employment ban for people with criminal records

Five people with long-ago criminal convictions are challenging a state ban on their employment in health care facilities.

1 day ago


 Elva H. Perrin.

Obituary: Elva H. Perrin / From career as clothes purchaser to dedicated volunteer

Gracious and generous, Elva Perrin also taught languages and served in WWII effort. “She had love in her heart for all,” said her daughter.

1 day ago


Three open seats on Pa. Supreme Court make for pivotal races

There are 12 candidates — six Democrats and six Republicans — running for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

1 day ago


 The Chautuauqua Amphitheater shown in August 2014.

National Park Service enters Chautauqua showdown over historic amphitheater

The project became heated last fall after Chautauqua Institution acknowledged that it planned to demolish the structure and build a replica.

1 day ago


  Stone Librande of Riot Games and the Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center plays through a trial of CAVE Men, which utilizes a three-walled projection. The ETC hosted a showcase of its current students’ projects Thursday at its Technology Drive location.

CMU summit encourages creativity for common good.

Innovators are seeking ways to apply entertainment principles to driving engagement in causes.

1 day ago


Analysis: Conservative Party's fortune is cautionary tale for GOP

Striking a balance between energizing the party’s conservative base and attracting new voters through modernizing efforts is far from easy.

1 day ago


Sgt. Bergdahl, ‘a case nobody wants to see go to trial’

In many cases, soldiers originally charged with desertion have pleaded guilty to lesser charges under plea deals, sparing them jail time.

1 day ago


Islamic State captures half of Iraqi oil refinery

The surprise IS advance came despite U.S.-led aerial bombardment of IS positions in central Iraqi city of Baiji, which includes the

1 day ago


Almost half of state health care exchanges face financial struggles

Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer-call centers.

1 day ago



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