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 Police stand in fron of a truck parked on the shoulder of the highway A4 near Parndorf south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Aug 27, 2015. At least 20 migrants were found dead in the truck parked on the Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border, police said. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

The incident came as top officials were huddling in Vienna, partly to discuss the biggest wave of refugees pouring into Europe since WWII.

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 President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans on Thursday for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Obama, in New Orleans, praises results of federal intervention

The president explicitly linked New Orleans’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina to the nation’s recovery from the 2008 recession.

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Report: Pakistan adding nuclear arms

Two U.S. think tanks say it could have the third-largest global arsenal in a decade.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf

Pa. voter registration enters the digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.

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 WDBJ news anchor Chris Hurst pauses as he is overcome with emotion while holding a photo album that was created by fellow reporter and girlfriend Alison Parker, in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday.

Journalists cope a day after fatal shooting of Roanoke colleagues

Evidence in his car suggests that the killer of a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman Wednesday meant to go on the run after the shootings.

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 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

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Cambria County man charged with making terroristic threats

Perry Semelsberger remained jailed on the charges Thursday.

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DA clears deputy sheriff in shooting

A man who once jumped a fence at the White House was killed in a confrontation with police Tuesday.

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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.

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McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes

The money will be used as needed to pay bills until the district receives funding from the state.

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Chartiers Valley considers withholding payments to charter schools until budget impasse ends

The district also may withhold payments to the state retirement program due to the lack of a state budget.

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 Susie Fitzgerald

Obituary: Susan Burt Fitzgerald / Co-founded Pine travel business

Susan Fitzgerald, who co-founded Pine-based Frontiers International Travel, died following complications from heart surgery. She was 76.

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 Central Catholic High School in Oakland

Back to School: Ex-teacher’s best lesson — don’t goof off as he did

From Central I learned the greatest lesson possible, which I might have been wise to practice earlier: Always do your best.

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Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen III said his father died at his home, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83.

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 MacKenzy Linger looks for her locker at the start of  kindergarten orientation at  Bon Meade Elementary in the Moon School District.

Students in Pittsburgh's west suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh western suburbs.

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 West View Borough crossing guard Debbie Hall shepherds students across busy Perry Highway to West View Elementary on the first day of school in the North Hills School District. She's been a crossing guard for nine years.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

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Citizens panel offers suggestions for Penn Hills schools

The committee is focusing on two areas of the financially troubled district: state reimbursement for construction and transportation costs.

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Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

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 Martha Montesano, 93, of Robinson makes Angel Bracelets for breast cancer patients at her home. She was inspired when her daughter, Barbara Rudison, was undergoing chemotherapy.

At 93, woman crafts 'angel bracelets' for breast cancer patients

Martha Montesano is closing in on the creation of her 1,000th bracelet, a project she began after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

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 Joe Chesno

Fundraiser planned for Montour graduate with lymphoma

Joe Chesno was diagnosed in 2013 and the disease recurred this year.

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North Allegheny school director Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier has been appointed to Franklin Park council and can’t serve in both positions.

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North Allegheny completes most building improvements

The work costs $8.5 million. Some work will continue through the school year but isn’t expected to cause disruption.

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Junaid Hussain, Islamic State recruiter, reported killed in airstrike

The hacker was a leading member of a unit that broke into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command this year.

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Scott says no to Mt. Lebanon deer culling in Twin Hills Park

Officials say Mt. Lebanon cannot cull deer in Twin Hills Park. Even though the municipality owns the park, it is within Scott.

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Shaler Area will replace Rogers Primary School

The school was damaged by fire in April. Students will continue to be housed in Burchfield school until the new building opens in 2017.

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Ice-deprived walruses are again huddled on the Alaskan coast

This is the seventh time in a decade that walruses have been driven out of the Chukchi Sea by warming waters.

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 A Brentwood High School engineering group will compete by building and ''driving'' small scale cars in September in Singapore. Pictured is the Noctis car.

Brentwood 'car designers' headed to Singapore for competition

The five students will race a balsa wood car they designed and built that is one-twentieth scale and powered by C02.

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Moon Area superintendent gets past year’s raise

Residents complained to the school board Monday night when details of a 3 percent raise for Mr. Baker were not available to the public.

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Murrysville to vote on $13 million-plus capital improvement plan

Last week, Murrysville held a public hearing on the five-year plan, which does not require a tax increase.

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Students in Pittsburgh's south suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh southern suburbs.

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 Wilkinsburg High School seniors, from left, Remy McIntyre, 17, Chelsea Martin, 18, and Anfrenee Fleming, 17, hang out in the cafeteria before the beginning of the first day of school Tuesday.

Students in Pittsburgh's east suburbs head back to school

Here is an overview of the upcoming school year in the East.

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World Briefs: U.S. releases names of 2 soldiers killed

Plus: Erika hits Dominica; Ukraine debt deal reached; attack victim targeted; and more.

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National Briefs: Analysis finds anti-abortion video faulty

Plus: clerk denies gay couples; Biden polls more favorably; Trump slammed by CEO; and more.

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 Darryl Dawkins

Obituary: Darryl Dawkins / NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dunker

He was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

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Penn State report: Effects of climate change to accelerate in Pennsylvania

The report says climate change can cause more severe storms, higher risk of insect-borne illnesses and significant changes to water quality.

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 The Legislature's Republican majorities passed a budget that was fully vetoed by Mr. Wolf, a Democrat, on June 30.

New poll finds more Pennsylvanians blame Legislature than governor for budget stalemate

The Franklin & Marshall College poll found more hold the Legislature -- 54 percent -- than Gov. Tom Wolf -- 29 percent -- responsible.

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Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

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Fireworks show to close Rachel Carson Bridge today

The 10-minute display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. The bridge was expected to reopen around 11 p.m.

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Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

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Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

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 While some of the mistakes did not necessarily make students ineligible for aid, a state review classified 47 percent of the records at Cheyney University as ineligible.

Review finds federal aid at Cheyney University mishandled

As much as $29.6 million in federal financial aid might have to be returned, more than half of the financial aid received over three years.

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 Alison Parker and Adam Ward together.

Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

A Virginia television reporter and cameraman were shot dead during a live broadcast Wednesday by an ex-colleague who had been fired.

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 WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, right, the boyfriend of slain news reporter Alison Parker, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., today.

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The emotional crescendo of WDBJ-TV’s “Mornin’ ” show came when two anchors and a weatherman joined hands to mark a moment of silence.

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 One of the two new siamangs eats in a tree at The Islands exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on July 23.

Pittsburgh Zoo disqualified for six-figure state grant after dropping accreditation

The lack of accreditation excludes the zoo and aquarium from a state grant program that has provided $5.5 million over the past 15 years.

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 A group of teens walk through Grandview Park on Mount Washington in December.

Survey reveals concerns, positives in health of Allegheny County youths

They have higher rates of seeing doctors, eating vegetables and breakfast, getting eight hours of sleep, and feeling safe in their schools.

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Claims for jobless benefits fall to three-week low

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed today.

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 James Vivenzio

Plaintiff in Penn State hazing suit, lawyers tour frat house

Kappa Delta Rho, which owns the property, has been suspended and a different fraternity was set to take over the property this weekend.

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 Oliver Lee Miller

Obituary: Oliver Lee Miller / Inspirational VA-trained housekeeper

Oliver Lee Miller broke his crack addiction, became a Veterans Administration housekeeper and reconnected with his Hill District family.

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Random Acts of Kindness: Printed sign and email led her back to bracelet

Plus: Fall that ruined her trip showed others’ caring; a fellow diner honored his service in Navy.

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