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Lane closed on inbound Route 28 in O'Hara

Work will conclude by 3:30 p.m.

about 6 hours ago


Outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel closed for the weekend

Major delays are likely and PennDOT urges drivers to find alternate routes.

about 14 hours ago


 Albert Ferguson Jr.

Obituary: Albert B. Ferguson Jr. / Founder of the University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Surgery Department

The University of Pittsburgh and Richard Mellon recruited Albert B. Ferguson Jr. to found the orthopaedic surgery department.

about 14 hours ago


Deck repair, inspection to close lanes on Fort Duquesne Bridge and ramp

The work was scheduled to end by noon.

about 6 hours ago


Inbound lane closed this morning on Parkway West at I-79

Restrictions will be lifted by noon.

about 6 hours ago


Traffic pattern changes today at I-79 bridge project in Butler County

A crossover for southbound traffic will be eliminated, with delays and traffic stoppages possible.

about 5 hours ago


State appellate court frowns on sentencing laws

The Superior Court ruling came just as state Supreme Court justices are about to hear arguments on more than 20 similar cases on Sept. 10.

about 15 hours ago


Paving to close I-79 ramps at Carnegie tonight

The ramps will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, PennDOT said.

1 day ago


East Busway detour planned for weekend

From 9 p.m. today through 6 p.m. Saturday, the P1 East Busway-All Stops will not serve East Liberty Station.

1 day ago


 Ebola victim Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him. He was released from Emory University Hospital on Thursday.

Ebola survivors mark ‘miraculous day’

Two American aid workers declared recovered, released from Atlanta hospital.

1 day ago


 The Allegheny County Labor Council told Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, above, that he is not welcome to participate in this year's Labor Day Parade.

Labor Day Parade organizers tell Gov. Corbett he's not welcome

Union leaders are at odds over allowing Gov. Tom Corbett to march in the annual Labor Day parade.

1 day ago


 Meg Cheever, CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, talks Thursday about the project at Beacon Street.

Green infrastructure gaining ground in Schenley Park

A six-acre meadow could absorb as much as 600,000 gallons of water each year, part of a trend in keeping rain out of municipal pipes.

1 day ago


 U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks during his visit to Pittsburgh Aug. 13. Also pictured are, from left, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald  and Mayor Bill Peduto.

Education Secretary Duncan: Too much focus on testing

Federal officials allow to seek a delay in using student tests in teacher evaluation, but Pennsylvania doesn’t expect to apply.

1 day ago


 Ron Tomalis

State officials show parking record for Tomalis

Records show Ron Tomalis entered and exited a garage used by employees of the Department of Education on 126 days this year.

1 day ago


 Elmer Gray at Pirates spring training in 1991.

Obituary: Elmer Gray / Longtime scout for Pirates, other MLB teams

Mr. Gray retired from full-time scouting in 1994 but continued to work for the Pirates part time in various roles through the 2012 season.

1 day ago


Back to School: Ceramics charade became big lesson for a future teacher

He received a lifelong lesson in a lot more than just art from ceramics teacher.

1 day ago




A number of foreigners have lately been abducted in Syria

Islamic State has conducted the most kidnappings and profited from their ransoms, but the United States and Britain refuse to pay ransoms.

1 day ago


Missouri National Guard begins Ferguson withdrawal

Nightly flare-ups subside, county prosecutor to remain on case.

1 day ago


Three top Hamas military commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

Thousands of Hamas supporters turned out for the largest funeral processions of the current conflict.

1 day ago


Diabetic man's behavior spurred police use-of-force ruling

‘89 Supreme Court ruling to shape Ferguson probe.

1 day ago


Last-gasp fighting precedes Russian aid convoy's move into Ukraine

The 200-vehicle convoy bound for Luhansk should cross the border today.

1 day ago


GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant

GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant.

1 day ago


Perry suggests 'porous' Texas border is entry point for terrorists

Texas governor, speaking at a forum on immigration as he weighs second presidential run, also decries his recent abuse-of-power indictment.

1 day ago


National briefs: Feds setting drug limits

Plus: Boston bombing plea; Stop-and-frisk; Judge voids Fla. ban; Confederate flag bill; Holiday travel rises

1 day ago


World briefs: Iraq refugee crisis worsens

Plus: Sect members on trial; U.S. reporter expelled; Election results upheld; Military coup completed.

1 day ago


Power problems delay opening of Parkway North HOV lanes

Power problems have delayed the opening of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes for outbound traffic this afternoon.

1 day ago


Former CMU dean of computer science advising White House Policy Office

Randal E. Bryant is using his yearlong sabbatical to teach White House officials the ins and outs of data science.

2 days ago


Bat with rabies found in Riverside Park

The bat is the 11th rabid animal reported to the department this year, including five bats, two cats, two raccoons and two groundhogs.

1 day ago


Uber becomes second ride-sharing company approved in Allegheny County

Uber joins Lyft as ride-sharing firms operating with permission to operate on an experimental basis for 60 days.

1 day ago


 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, along with several local insurers, announced the launch of an outpatient recovery center  for pregnant women.

Magee, insurers launch recovery center for drug-addicted pregnant women

The hospital calls it the “first-of-its-kind” center in the country, and West Penn officials say a similar program is in the works there.

2 days ago


 Cecile Springer, center, a community activist, listens to a discussion about HPV vaccination during a news conference Wednesday announcing the formation of a Pittsburgh chapter of Grandmother Power.

Pittsburgh grandmothers band together, help tackle HPV prevention

An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.

2 days ago


 A member of the Missouri National Guard stands guard at a police command post Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo. Jeff Roberson

Missouri governor orders withdrawal of National Guard in Ferguson

“We continue to see improvement,” Gov. Jay Nixon said.

1 day ago


 Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

Superior Court upholds Joan Orie Melvin conviction

The court also agreed that she must write letters of apology to staff and fellow judges, but not on a photograph of herself in handcuffs.

1 day ago


Pa. attorney general's office: Agents broke up $1 million drug ring

The AG’s office said members of the group made at least 14 trips to New York City to buy drugs between Oct. 24 and Feb. 19.

2 days ago


 In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia who were infected with the Ebola virus.

Two American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received an experimental treatment called Zmapp, but it’s not known whether the drug helped.

2 days ago


Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding

Speakers noted the difficulty of reaching a formula that could fairly distribute state money to the many types of schools in Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


Chief financial officer says UPMC is holding its own

UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.

2 days ago




U.S. special forces tried to rescue captive Americans in Syria

Commandos in the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria engaged militants in a fierce firefight.

2 days ago


Holder meets with Ferguson community, investigators

The county prosecuting attorney opened grand jury hearings that he said could be hearing evidence until mid-October.

2 days ago


Obituary: Donald Gruda / One of the area’s best adult soccer players in 1950s and ’60s

Donald Gruda was a skilled soccer player during an era when the game was not as widely popular as it is today.

2 days ago


 James Foley in May 2011

Journalist James Foley, killed by militants, was driven to tell stories of oppressed peoples

James Foley had acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world’s most dangerous places.

2 days ago


New research: Neaderthals ceased in Europe 40,000 years ago

British radiocarbon analysis finds Neaderthals died out sooner than scientists have previously suggested.

2 days ago


Ebola quarantine roils Liberia

Residents contend that a slum in the capital, Monrovia, is becoming a dumping ground for patients.

2 days ago


Obama weighs broader move on immigration

The move could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration.

2 days ago


Airstrike kills wife, child of Hamas figure

Israel warns that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.

2 days ago


Ukrainian troops advance in Luhansk and Donetsk

The civilian death toll is mounting from sustained artillery strikes, and rebel cities are slipping into a humanitarian disaster.

2 days ago


Obituary: B.K.S. Iyengar / Indian guru helped bring yoga to West

After sur­viv­ing tu­ber­cu­lo­sis, ty­phoid and ma­laria as a child, Mr. Iyen­gar cred­ited yoga with sav­ing his life.

2 days ago


Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.

2 days ago



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