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 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at a lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.

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 The view of Pittsburgh's Fourth of July fireworks show from last year is quite grand along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Independence, fireworks: Fourth of July holiday weekend has arrived

Officials are urging caution and common sense during what one group calls “the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year.”

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 Rick and Jessica Goeller, with their son Lucas, 2, at their family farm in Indiana Township on June 17.

Indiana Township boy, 2, receives new liver

Aggressive campaign to secure a liver for the toddler succeeds with donation from a Nebraska girl who died of a brain tumor.

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 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

The votes are in: Pittsburghers say no new hue for 'Three Sisters' bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters said the bridges in Downtown should remain "Aztec Gold."

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Pa. AG Kane's twin sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan

Kathleen Kane’s twin, Ellen Granahan, was sued in Lackawanna County Court last month by Jacob Wentland III, of Dunmore.

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More than 20 Pittsburgh streets slated for repaving, restoration work

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority contractors will perform the work, which will restrict parking in certain areas.

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GOP activists claim district judge must resign to seek state Senate seat

Republican activists contend that Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethical rules.

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 A construction crane tipped over and hit University of Pittsburgh's Langley Hall this morning while workers were repointing a building across the street.

Construction crane breaks loose, damages Pitt's Langley Hall

The crane tipped on its side and damaged the edge of the building’s roof.

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 Barricades are set up for the Capitol concert in Washington, D.C. Security has been increased for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

Potential holiday threats assessed with focus on 'lone wolf' terrorists

Officials cite an increased effort by the Islamic State to galvanize its sympathizers in the United States and elsewhere since Memorial Day.

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 The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early today, would make Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly and some people with disabilities.

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal

Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.

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Homeland Security shifts deportation focus off those with longtime roots in U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security is targeting illegal immigrants who are criminally convicted, terrorism threats or new border-crossers.

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Taxes will increase in North Allegheny

The North Allegheny school board rolled out both tax increases and a one-to-one technology initiative at their meeting.

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Obituary: David Kremen / Westinghouse international attorney enjoyed travel, foreign cultures

David Kremen’s love of foreign lands fit nicely with his work as an international attorney for Westinghouse.

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"Raves": He’s had no better peer than one through telescope

Longtime passion for peering through telescope makes a man wonder what might have been.

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U.S., allies target Islamic State in 24 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

In Syria, coalition forces targeted ISIS with nine strikes destroying tactical units, fighting positions, vehicles and structures.

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 Jack Carter, 1960

Obituary: Jack Carter / Brash comic from TV ’s early days

Quick with a quip, Mr. Carter was a significant figure in television during the medium’s earliest days.

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Dozens treated after rail car burns in Tenn.

A train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire early Thursday in eastern Tennessee.

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IMF, Athens agree: Greece needs debt relief

The International Monetary Fund conceded in a report that Greece has little chance for a sustained recovery without some debt reduction.

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Iran’s recognition of IAEA monitors sets path for nuclear deal

An Iranian official on Thursday said Tehran accepts that U.N. monitors need to visit sensitive sites and question nuclear officials.

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Ex-Virginia senator joins 2016 race for Democratic Party nomination

Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who was a Reagan administration Navy secretary, has announced he is entering the race.

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IS group guns down 97 praying Nigerians

Ninety-seven Nigerians were slain by Boko Haram militants while they were praying in mosques in a northeastern town, following the killing

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Gateway school budget cuts contracts, adds slight tax hike

Monroeville residents with a house valued at the average $107,900 should see an increase of $46.88 per year on their taxes.

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NASCAR asks fans to keep rebel flags away from tracks

“We are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols,” the tracks and their ownership groups stated Thursday.

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Collier to consider rezoning proposal for townhouses

The proposal calls for 140 townhouses on 24 acres that used to be the Woodville State Hospital property.

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Penn Hills schools pass $97 million budget balanced by $12 million loan, tax hike

The school board voted 6-1 to approve the budget, which includes the maximum real estate tax hike allowed by the state index.

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 The Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport June 29 after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan.

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

The wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries. The plane ran on stored energy at night.

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Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

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McKeesport Area raises school property taxes

The average homeowner is expected to pay an additional $25 in property taxes under the new budget.

about 16 hours ago


National briefs: Charlestown church fund established

PLUS: Sanders hits $15 million; Big donors boost Clinton; Obama attacks Walker

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World briefs: Egypt vows to erase terror ‘dens’

Plus: U.S.-trained Syrian rebels; Russia boycott summit; 8 suspects arrested; pilot error; ferry capsizes; robot kills worker

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Former West Mifflin Area School District manager says he will pay back district

Former administrator Phil Martell is now being accused of “double dipping,” or billing two organizations for the same trip expenses.

about 16 hours ago


Peters Township school board signs new contract with bus drivers and raises salaries

Board members questioned why worker rates varied for different sport events, and the tabled action on 3 percent raises for some employees.

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 Sister Rita Yeasted: professor, women's advocate and a newsmaker you should know.

Sister honored for work on women's behalf

The American Association of University Women honored Sister Rita Yeasted, professor at La Roche College, for 25 years of women’s advocacy.

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Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

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McKeesport school district offers family literacy program to combat 'summer slide'

Students read a book and play a corresponding game at the district’s summer family literacy program. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

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School news: Fox Chapel, North Allegheny and more

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 16 hours ago


Mt. Lebanon library garden tour marks quarter century

Last year, the event raised $32,000 for the Public Library. This year a garden party will be held including hors d'oeuvres, sweets and live

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Letter to the North suburbs editor: North Allegheny technology purchases criticized

“You don’t buy a Cadillac when your budget calls for a Kia,“ writer says.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill for Pennsylvania

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.

about 17 hours ago


 U.S. forward Amy Rodriguez dribbles against China defender Liu Shanshan in the World Cup quarterfinals.

U.S. women's soccer at Heinz Field a hot ticket

The U.S. faces Japan on Sunday for the World Cup title, a rematch of the 2011 final.

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Trial set for one Plum teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Jason Cooper, 38, of Verona is scheduled to appear before Judge David R. Cashman on Aug. 12 for motions court and a trial.

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Little Sewickley Creek Bridge in Edgeworth to reopen

The bridge has been closed since March 23, when it was damaged in a crash involving a novice driver.

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West Carson Street to close for several hours tonight

The inbound closure extends from Stanhope to Corliss streets while crews test electrical systems.

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 Their actions are hurting the city and I won’t stand for it any more," Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.

Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.

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 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.

Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings

Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.

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 In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.

about 17 hours ago


Teachers union blasts state evaluation system

Delegates at the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania convention want the state Legislature to repeal the current teacher

about 23 hours ago


IAEA chief heads to key talks in Iran

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief’s visit to Tehran is intended to seek a plan to examine Iran’s past nuclear program experiments.

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 Joe Divack, assistant executive director of Allegheny CleanWays, stands in a dump site in Hazelwood.

Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Volunteers have collected nearly 50 tons of trash alone this year.

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Europe says no to talks with Greece

European officials said there would be no further debt negotiations with Greece until after its planned referendum Sunday.

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