The Club Sport and Health in Monroeville is donating fitness equipment and weights to the Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Here, Jason Darnley tries to lift a weight into the bed of a truck.

Monroeville health club helps volunteer firefighters get fit

When Club Sport and Health of Monroeville got new equipment, it donated fitness machines and weights to Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company.

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 Hot-flash pajamas made from wicking material are ideal for women thrown into early menopause.

Early menopausal hot flashes may have links to heart disease risk

Hot flashes that occur in women who are 42 or younger may signal the start of heart disease, a University of Pittsburgh study shows.

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 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to issue an advisory decision that would, in effect, allow distributors to sell cases of beer that contain a minimum of 128 ounces.

Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon sell 12-packs

According to multiple sources, the PLCB is contemplating a rule change that would allow beer to be sold in smaller quantities.

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Mon Valley hospital staff helps with co-pays

The hospital’s cancer center staff started a program eight years ago that has helped nearly 1,000 patients pay for part of their treatment.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Harrisburg.

More goods, services to be taxed under Wolf proposal

Diapers, caskets, candy and certain legal services are some of the proposed goods and services the governor’s budget proposal will tax.

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 Smoke and flames erupt from the scene of a train derailment Thursday near Galena, Ill. A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moser.

White House deferred to N. Dakota on oil train safety

The White House last summer and fall considered, then decided against promulgating national rules to control explosive gas in oil trains.

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 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

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Foundation awards grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

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Outcry and fear grow as Pakistan builds new nuclear reactors in Karachi

China is supplying two nuclear reactors to Pakistan’s largest and most militantly volatile city, Karachi.

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Grable and Benedum foundations award grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

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Early-bird contract ratified for North Allegheny teachers

New agreement includes wage increases and higher health care contributions

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Clinton’s email built for privacy though not security

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home-based email system may have been private, but it wasn’t necessarily secure.

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 Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Iran’s role in Iraq-IS war raises concern

Iran’s growing involvement in Iraq’s war against the Islamic State is raising concerns for U.S. foreign policy.

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 Dr. Bill Bry, center, speaks during a media conference beside, from left, Dr. Robert Osorio, Dr. Steven Katznelson, Medical Director of CPMC's Kidney Transplant Program, and kidney donor Zully Broussard at California Pacific Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Francisco. In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. Dr. William Bry, a surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center, said the "kidney paired donations" are occurring thanks to a woman who started a chain of donations and a computer program that matches donors to recipients. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Millis)

Chain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital

A rare six-way kidney swap at San Francisco hospital is facilitated by an earlier kidney recipient’s organ-matching software program.

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Peter Leo: Cholesterol’s comeback story inspires

One bright spot in an otherwise dreadful year is the exoneration of cholesterol.

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Winter Musings: One snow made a player out of hard-working mom

Hard-working mom finally let loose like a child during a snow storm.

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Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was investigating Moscow’s backing of separatist fighters in Ukraine.

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Peters schools renovations to begin soon

District Superintendent Jeannine French said an unexpectedly high number of snow days would have no serious impact on construction plans.

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Islamic State forces ‘bulldozed’ ancient city site, Iraq contends

Islamic State militants raze key Iraqi archaeological site at Assyrian city of Nimrud.

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East Allegheny School District will review bus pickups

Recently, 26 buses left the school campus, and six of them had fewer than 10 students aboard, the assistant superintendent said.

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Treat policy at Keystone Oaks clarified

Treats are permitted but must be approved 72 hours in advance and may not be eaten in classrooms or libraries, the superintendent said.

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Emergency drills at Mars schools today

Mars Area School District officials are advising residents not to panic if they see police cars at district schools today.

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Player's ineligibility, Steel Valley coach's reaction spark discussion

Steel Valley basketball coach Drew Schifino’s refusal to coach a playoff game prompts reaction at school board meeting.

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Peters to update clearances for volunteers to comply with state law

The law, Act 153, was signed in October. It applies to anyone who has direct contact with children.

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 Nick Boyd, a construction worker with Easley and Rivers of Monroeville, works on framing new bathrooms at Penn-Trafford High School.

Penn-Trafford High School renovation project moving forward

A school bus lane has been constructed, and some classrooms have reopened after months of remodeling during the $31.2 million project.

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Gateway High concert serves as memorial to director's daughter

Jeremy Leidhecker, a student teacher at Gateway High School, wrote a composition in tribute to Stephanie Read, who died at age 21.

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 Troy Johnson and Travis Johnston

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Twins Troy and Travis Johnston are big boosters of collegiate rugby

Troy and Travis Johnston of Brighton have been instrumental in getting the Point Park team into the Three Rivers Rugby Conference.

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 Esther Ulery of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau teaches first-graders at Cleveland Steward Elementary School how to conduct their experiment about how plants draw water from the soil during a visit by the Mobile Agriculture Educations Science Lab on March 2.

Traveling agriculture trailer opens world of plants, farming to Cleveland Steward students

The Mobile Ag Ed, or agriculture education lab, is a 40-foot trailer complete with 12 learning stations.

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Peters students showcase their photography

The exhibit, titled “The Gallery,” contains works by nearly 100 students and continues through March 19 at Peters Township Public Library.

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National briefs: Boy’s dad describes bombing

Plus: Arias spared death sentence; Supreme Court docket; news freedom victory; Exxon suit settled.

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World briefs: U.S. envoy to South Korea needed 80 stitches after knife attack

Plus:Weapons shipment to Ukraine; Iranian diplomat freed; chemical weapons; last Ebola patient; FBI joins murder probe; Argentine

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 FILE- In this April 12, 2009 file photo, Cardinal Edward Egan receives a standing ovation after speaking to worshipers during Easter Mass in New York. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died of cardiac arrest Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Obituary: Cardinal Edward Egan / Retired archbishop of New York

He oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after 9/11.

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Obituary: Lisa Grandinetti / Dermatologist, pioneer in creating clinic

Lisa Grandinetti, a gifted UPMC dermatologist, dies of lung cancer at age 38.

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West school news: Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Montour and more

School news from throughout the west communities.

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School news: Fox Chapel, Highlands, North Hills and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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

GOP lawmakers dispute Wolf budget’s taxes

The governor has presented his plan as one with a general fund, the state’s main operating account, of $29.88 billion. Republicans disagree.

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 The study showed that two molecules — mono-n-butyl and monobenzyl phthalate — which are produced when phthalates are ingested, were significantly associated with lower levels of hCG hormone in women carrying male babies.

Evidence points to link between phthalates, male sexual development

The Pitt research represents the first look at hCG as a target of phthalate exposure in pregnancy.

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 The state audit of the University of Pittsburgh covered the period of July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013.

Pitt’s screening falls short, auditor says

Six of the findings were negative and two were positive, including compliance with NCAA bylaws covering athlete eligibility, financial aid.

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 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

Harrison Ford suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.

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 From left, Roy Sun, Jiwoo Cheon, Jerry Chen and Jiangfeng Chu, students from North Allegheny's Marshall Middle School, discuss an answer Wednesday during the final rounds of the 2015 Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl against Dorseyville Middle School.

Pittsburgh-area high school, middle school teams compete in annual Science Bowl

Teams from North Allegheny Senior High School and Marshall Middle School will travel to Washington D.C. at the end of April.

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 Security personnel detain Kim Ki-jong, a member of a pro-Korean unification group who attacked Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, at a public forum today in central Seoul.

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist at a Seoul breakfast forum.

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 Emergency and medical workers support miners family members arriving at the headquarters of the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Coal mine gas blast kills at least 24 in Ukraine

As rescue efforts stretched, separatist authorities were accused by Ukraine’s government of failing to do enough to save the missing miners.

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 Vira Savchenko, sister of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko speaks during her interview for The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer Nadezhda Savchenko  charged in the death of two Russian journalists who has been on hunger strike since mid-December. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukrainian pilot maintains hunger strike

A Russian court has denied freedom to a Ukrainian military officer who has been in custody since June.

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PSU administrators' prosecutions on hold

The defendants are Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.

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 Emergency medical technician Paul Mitchell, left, Carlos Arredondo, center, and Devin Wang, rear, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

Survivor of Boston Marathon attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

Defense attorney David Bruck objected to the extent of testimony Wednesday from three women who described their injuries in detail.

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 An officer carries a baby as migrants disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel after being rescued in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy's coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate operations that began Tuesday, Italy's coast guard said. The survivors were being ferried to southern Italian ports. The migrants had been aboard five motorized dinghies and two larger vessels. One of the larger boats capsized, and 10 bodies were spotted or plucked from the sea. According to Interior Ministry figures, 7,882 migrants arrived on Italian coasts in the first two months of this year, compared to 5,506 in that period in 2014. The coast guard said the migrants saved in the latest rescues claimed to be Syrians, Palestinians, Libyans, Tunisians or from sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants

Italian ships rescue more than 1,000 migrant refugees from the Mediterranean in seven operations, but 10 died.

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 Jim Cyprych of Hazelwood clears snow off a crosswalk on Fort Pitt Boulevard near the Smithfield Street intersection.

Temperature plunge may make travel treacherous this evening

Snow tapered off around 9 a.m. in Pittsburgh, and a winter weather advisory was canceled. Record cold is expected tonight.

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 The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus marches five of its elephants from a train in the Strip District to the Consol Energy Center in November 2013, a day before their show's opening.

Ringling Bros. eliminating iconic elephant acts by 2018

Elephant acts have been showcased by Ringling for more than a century and have often been featured in its posters.

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 This Sunday March 1, 2015, image provided by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and captured with a high-definition camera mounted on an underwater probe, shows what Allen’s team believes is an inverted type 89, 12.7 centimeter gun turret on a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the coast of the Philippines. In a statement Allen’s team says it found the battleship just off the Sibuyan Sea, using an autonomous underwater vehicle in its third dive after narrowing down the search area using detailed undersea topographical data and other locator devices. Japanese experts said that they were eager to study the images to try to confirm the ship’s identity. (AP Photo/Paul Allen)

Sunken WWII Japanese battleship found

A research team says it has found a Japanese World War II giant battleship that was sunk off the Philippines seven decades ago.

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 The entrance to Academic Hall at Point Park University, along Boulevard of the Allies.

Point Park facing Title IX inquiry

Since May, the Education Department has regularly disclosed a list of schools that its Office for Civil Rights is investigating.

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