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 Francis J. Goldcamp

Obituary: Francis J. Goldcamp / WWII vet, steelworker, father of 13

Francis J. Goldcamp completed 38 missions and received four Air Medal oak leaf clusters and two European Theater Bronze Stars.

about 20 hours ago


 Former Democratic congressman Joe Sestak speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Philadelphia. Sestak is planning walk to walk across the state to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.

Joe Sestak on the march toward the Senate

He has to narrow a fundraising gap, confront lingering reservations of some Democrats and allay what he calls a rising skepticism of voters.

about 20 hours ago


 Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.

Coraopolis-based program has a new tool to keep tabs on your brain: RC21X

Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.

about 20 hours ago


Diplomats, U.N. staff flee Yemen

Diplomats evacuated from Aden; U.N. staff leave Sanaa; gulf Arabs offer Yemeni president support at Egypt summit.

about 20 hours ago


 A Syrian Kurdish boy sits on a destroyed tank Friday in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

Syria rebels take strategic town of Idlib

The loss came amid recent indications that the Assad regime is struggling to maintain the momentum it won on the battlefield last year.

about 20 hours ago


 A young Nigerian throws water on a campaign poster of Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari as youths try to remove it from near the polling booths where Mr. Buhari planned to cast his vote.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the first time there is a possibility that a challenger can defeat a sitting president.

about 21 hours ago


 Ellen Pao, center, walks to the Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco on Friday.

In defeat, a woman disrupts how Silicon Valley does business

A gender discrimination lawsuit has blown open a conversation about the shortcomings in the emerging tech industry.

about 21 hours ago


Police officer shot, killed at his home near Philadelphia

The 26-year-old officer had worked part-time for the Darby Borough Police Department for four years.

about 10 hours ago


Young and facing death, but having a say

There are no firm estimates of the number of young patients facing life-threatening diseases at any given time.

about 21 hours ago


 Ron Mallett

Time machine remains his obsession to see late dad

Physicist continues to work every day to build a time machine.

about 20 hours ago


 Reinforced utility poles line Pahoa Valley road in Pahoa, on the big island of Hawaii. Residents of Pahoa have learned to adapt as a slow-moving lava flow menaces their community.

As volcano erupts around them, Hawaiians pledge to ‘go with the flow’

Lava continues to affect the daily lives of Hawaii residents.

about 20 hours ago


 Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa., in 2013. Life insurance firms pitched long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes. But those same companies have found that long-term-care policies are squeezing their profits.

High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Longer nursing home stays are costing insurers money and affecting their profits.

about 20 hours ago


 CapCon 259

Caption Contest 259 ... and the winners of 258

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

about 20 hours ago


 Deborah Todd  Carl Domingo, 21, a senior of Rochester Institute of Technology, works on a computer problem during the first hackathon SteelHacks at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

'Make something cool': SteelHacks competition sizzles at Pitt

SteelHacks brought more than 150 students from Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, Chatham and Youngstown State to Oakland to test their

about 20 hours ago


A spirited exchange at CMU: debating faith in scientific worldview

The Veritas Forum gathered in McConomy Auditorium of Carnegie Mellon to debate faith’s role in the scientific worldview.

about 20 hours ago


World Briefs: Deadly siege ends at hotel in Somalia

PLUS: Blogger’s whipping; museum raid victim; Ebola lockdown defied; World Duty Free deal.

about 20 hours ago


National Briefs: Protesters target Ind. religion law

PLUS: Seven shot at party; Hunt for blast victims; Bird flu outbreak; Train crash hurts 21.

about 20 hours ago


State trooper hit by own patrol car, severely injured

Police say Sgt. Robert Bemis pulled over to the side of I-81 in Schuylkill County on Friday to help a man whose car had caught fire.

1 day ago


Obituary: Rod 'Hot Rod' Hundley / Outsize basketball personality

He parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century.

1 day ago


Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

The seige ended more than 12 hours after gunmen from the Islamic rebel group al-Shabab took up positions in the hotel.

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 Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.

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 Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.

Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”

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Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries

The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.

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College rankings based on employment give only part of the picture

The lists rating which school will boost the students’ earning capacity the most aren’t always accurate measures of a college’s full impact.

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Workers suffer as Indian state bans cattle slaughter

The rise of conservative Hindu politicians has revived a long-standing battle over the status of the cow in the massive, multifaith nation.

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 Joseph P. Pavlovich, a former math teacher at Shady Side Academy.

Obituary: Joseph P. Pavlovich / Longtime math teacher loved his work

A lucky break allowed a lad who had lost his father to attend a private boarding school, providing a springboard to a teaching career.

1 day ago


Analysis: How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

Many see the possibility of a regional war in the Middle East as one of the outcomes of the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring.

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 Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco on Friday.

Jury finds no gender discrimination in case that captivated Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao accused Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of treating her “oppressively” because she was a woman and firing her when she

1 day ago


 Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee on Benghazi speaks to reporters earlier this month at a news conference on the findings of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal emails at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

No copies of Clinton emails on server, lawyer says

Hillary Clinton’s lawyer testified Friday before a House committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, in which the U.S. envoy to Libya

1 day ago


Indiana law denounced as invitation to discriminate against gays

Passage of the measure drew expressions of dismay from the NCAA, which will hold its men’s basketball Final Four games in Indianapolis.

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U.S., Russian crew blasts off for yearlong stay on space station

Scientists are interested in seeing how the human body fares during longer stays in space, in anticipation ofr multi-year missions to Mars.

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 Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops listens as university president David Boren announces results of inquiry into the fraternity chanting incident.

University of Oklahoma says frat members learned racist chant at national SAE event

That implied that it was not a song belonging to a small number of people and instead was part of the fraternity’s recent traditions.

1 day ago


Israel backs down and releases funds to Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to ease a potential financial and security crisis in the occupied West Bank.

1 day ago


World Briefs: Amanda Knox acquitted of 2007 murder in Italy

Plus: Nigeria primes for vote; Iran nuke talks progress; final push against Ebola; and more.

1 day ago


National Briefs: Senate OKs budget blueprint

Plus: suspected hate crime plea; Alabama officer indicted; gas line tapping suspected; and more.

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 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

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 People pay tribute Friday to a memorial with inscriptions in four languages — “In memory of the victims of the air disaster of March 24, 2015” — for the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in a field near the French Alps in the village of Le Vernet.

Prosecutors say Germanwings co-pilot on crashed flight hid psychological troubles

Among the things seized by investigators in Andreas Lubitz’s belongings were torn and crumpled doctors’ notes excusing the pilot from work.

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 Gerhard Lueck, CEO of ViennaFlight, shows the door locking system of an Airbus A320 inside a flight simulator in Vienna.

Cockpits secured against hijackers can also protect rogue pilots

Investigators of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 believe a rogue co-pilot locked out his colleague.

2 days ago


 The proposed 28-word amendment aims to cement the role of the Pennsylvania Legislature in defining “purely public charities.”

Proposed Pennsylvania tax-exemption amendment stalls

Senate Bill 4, a proposed state constitutional amendment, faces scrutiny in the House and may not make fall ballot.

2 days ago


 Darlene Harris

City Council candidate drops out of race against Darlene Harris

With Dave Schuilenburg out, Ms. Harris faces Bobby Wilson, Randy Zotter and Mark Brentley Sr., who may be removed in a legal challenge.

2 days ago


Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.

2 days ago


Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

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 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

2 days ago


 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

2 days ago


South Fayette board censures member

The censure motion March 18 by commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer was approved by a 4-0 vote.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation of Armstrong County school

Police went through the building with bomb-sniffing dogs but found nothing, said superintendent Matthew E. Curci.

2 days ago


Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

2 days ago


Murrysville road rating program to begin

Plan will set priorities for surface maintenance in the community.

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 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

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