Stephanie McFeeters

Out -of-Towners: A transfixed visitor finds a new city worth a love story

A night at PNC Park is but one highlight of a first summer in Pittsburgh.

about 3 hours ago

U.S. firms that merge with foreign ones to avoid taxes are 'deserters,' Obama says

The president says that firms that merge with overseas ones for tax avoidance are burdening middle-income families here.

about 4 hours ago

Algerian jetliner carrying 116 aboard crashes in Mali, with no survivors

Soldiers find wreckage in semidesert area. Bad weather is blamed.

about 4 hours ago

Human rights court in Europe faults Poland for aiding CIA prison torture

Court says Poland failed to investigate what happened to 2 terror suspects detained in its territory.

about 6 hours ago

Islamic State targets 2 Syrian garrisons

Militants’ offensive shows it aims to expel Assad regime forces from areas it has declared as its caliphate.

about 7 hours ago

  Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukraine coalition fails, and prime minister resigns

Kiev government collapse as U.S. officials cite evidence of Russia firing artillery across border into Ukraine.

about 7 hours ago

Explosions in U.N. school courtyard in Gaza kill 15 Palestinians and wound about 200

Hamas said Israeli shells hit the school, while Israel said the blasts may have been errant or perhaps Hamas fire.

about 8 hours ago

Aviation had one of its worst weeks ever

Cluster of air-related disasters spanned three continents.

about 8 hours ago

Some ACA enrollees found varying subsidy amounts

Feds say those who experienced subsidy disparities likely erred in entering personal data.

about 8 hours ago

 Fouad Massoum

Moderate Kurd chosen as Iraq's new president

Parliament vote for Fouad Massoum seen as compromise.

about 9 hours ago

3 executions gone wrong in 6 months offer fodder for death-penalty foes

Opponents suggest lethal injections have too many risks now and are tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment.

about 9 hours ago

Rep. Ryan offers new GOP plan to combat poverty

While consolidating multiple programs into a single grant, it mainly shifts anti-poverty efforts onto the states.

about 10 hours ago

Obama mulls letting in hundreds of Honduran youths as refugees

Administration may screen minors and young adults in Honduras to see if they qualify to enter the United States on humanitarian grounds.

about 10 hours ago

Obituary: Michael Abelson / Longtime music teacher in city schools

A lifelong teacher of music, Michael Abelson liked to keep people on their toes with his dry sense of humor.

about 9 hours ago

World briefs: 2 Finnish aid workers killed

Plus: Iran detains 4 journalists; U.N. humanitarian aid; Sudanese Christian

about 9 hours ago

PLUS: 9/11 defendant sidelined; 2 die in campground storm; Obama suit bid advances; senator's plagiarism flap; Ohio State band chief axed; prison for violin theft.

Plus: 2 die in storm; 9/​11 figure sidelined; Obama suit bid gains; Senator’s plagiarism flap; Band director axed; Prison for violin theft

about 9 hours ago

Obituary: Robert Panara / A pioneer in the field of deaf studies

He also was a writer and poet, becoming the first deaf professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

about 9 hours ago

Obituary: Henry Hartsfield Jr. / Flew on 3 NASA space shuttles

His death was announced by the space agency, which did not say where he died or specify the cause.

about 5 hours ago

Obituary: Curt Gentry / Co-author of ‘Helter Skelter'

He teamed with Vincent Bugliosi to write the 1974 blockbuster about the Charles Manson murder case.

about 5 hours ago

Obituary: Bobby Womack / Songwriter and musician

He turned a turbulent life into a resurgent career as a professional “soul survivor” from a bygone era.

about 5 hours ago

 An official shows on a map an area where an Air Algerie plane is supposed to have went missing today.

Officials: Missing Air Algerie plane from West Africa has crashed

Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early today, officials said.

about 17 hours ago

Pavement work to stall traffic on Marshall, Perrysville avenues today

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday.

about 22 hours ago

National Briefs: Teen is killed in flight quest

PLUS: highway bill OK’d; Senate hopefuls clash; ex-charity chief sentenced; StubHub fraud revealed.

1 day ago

Overnight paving to affect Allegheny River Boulevard

Overnight paving will cause traffic restrictions on Allegheny River Boulevard starting Thursday night.

1 day ago

Former Nazi guard dies a day before extradition

A federal judge approved his extradition Wednesday, according to court records.

1 day ago

Feds to offer $10B in rural project loans

The fund will help pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutions to invest in rural infrastructure markets.

1 day ago

Execution said to go awry

A condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution by lethal injection Wednesday before he died.

1 day ago

 Hearses carrying coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 depart the airport Wednesday in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

First crash victims returned to the Netherlands, as Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels still shoot into skies

Two Ukraine military jets were downed by separatists in combat, even as a choreographed solemn ceremony played out on Dutch soil.

1 day ago

Feds want oil trains to get faster upgrades

Federal regulators, responding to derailments and spills, have specified a speedier upgrade timetable than was expected.

1 day ago

 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

1 day ago

World Briefs: Blasts kill 82 in Nigeria

PLUS: Indonesian vote challenge; shipwrecked Concordia; Iraq delays president pick; Bulgaria PM resigns

1 day ago

In a Syrian city, Islamists put their vision into practice

The Islamic State has taken over most of Raqqa province, home to about a million people, and established a headquarters in its capital.

1 day ago

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

Overwhelmed by minors and women with children crossing illegally, U.S. authorities have stepped up deportations back to Central America.

1 day ago

 People release white balloons after attending a silent march of remembrance Wednesday in Amsterdam. The first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine on Wednesday, the official day of mourning. Flags on all Dutch government buildings and diplomatic missions around the world were flown at half mast.

A kiss, a prayer, a haunting premonition — the final, fateful days of MH17’s victims

The trip offered the thrill of new adventure, a dream vacation or a reunion.

1 day ago

 The father of Sergeant Max Steinberg grieves at his coffin during his funeral Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. As operation "Protective Edge" enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, the vast majority being civilians.

Pressure rising on Israel to halt war in Gaza

Israel‘‍s tourism trade has been hit hard by an extension of international flights’‍ suspension over fears of Palestinian rocket fire.

1 day ago

Taiwan plane crash leaves 48 dead, 10 injured

The turboprop was making a second approach to the airport on an outlying island in heavy rains when it went down.

1 day ago

EPA defends attempts to reduce pollutants

Agency chief Gina McCarthy says the proposed rule will create jobs in the clean energy sector, reduce energy costs and increase profits.

1 day ago

Lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

Michael Farrell had been reassigned last month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disclosed safety breaches.

1 day ago

Obituary: James Garland / Successful coach, retired teacher had ‘‍big heart’

Mr. Garland turned around the Mt. Lebanon girls basketball program, going 143-48 in seven seasons.

1 day ago

 Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City today.

Gaza war prematurely ends trip for Penn State students

Penn State University ordered the evacuation of 19 students in the country for an archaeological dig.

1 day ago

 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

1 day ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Mo­tor­cy­clists de­liv­ered twice in help­ing out a lost mo­tor­ist

On a driv­ing tour on July 6, we got lost. We saw two mo­tor­cy­clists about to leave a gas sta­tion.

1 day ago

Let's Talk About: Ramps and rolling

Building and exploring ramps with your child is easy and provides a great opportunity for preschool engineering and problem solving.

1 day ago

 Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton, from left, PennDOT secretary Barry Schoch and state police Lt. Edward Murphy at a roadside news conference Wednesday in Middletown.

Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates

Going 70 mph will get you there faster but not necessarily safely, two experts warn.

about 20 hours ago

 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

Doctors urge caution after critical report on Pradaxa

Amid a dispute over research, doctors are urging conservative use of the blood-thinner Pradaxa.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board sets priorities for superintendent

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight set four performance priorities for Superintendent Linda Lane for 2014-15.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

1 day ago

Personnel changes at Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board made  leadership changes, including accepting the retirement of Mary Jane Conley, executive director of special education.

1 day ago

Student conduct code pulled from Pittsburgh school board agenda

The administration removed proposed revisions to the Code of Student Conduct from the agenda of the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 day ago


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