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The professor cuts, if they happen, would occur at the close of the 2014-15 academic year. Possible numbers have not been decided.
The closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for the 17th annual Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race.
Temple University announced it will move to test-optional admissions, the first public research university in the Northeast to do so.
Mr. VanKirk, a Northumberland, Pa., native was the last surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.
The poll was conducted for CBS and the New York Times by the Internet polling firm YouGov.
The paper requested that deliberations on a controversial permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station be opened to the public.
A county-city panel Tuesday issued a report on the future of libraries in Allegheny County, recommending more centralization of services.
A new bus stop that also serves pedestrians and bicyclists has several amenities not found elsewhere.
UPMC workers seeking to join the Service employees international union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.
He was waffling on what to do about a cancer diagnosis until prompted by some persuasive words.
Palestinian death toll near 1,200 after 70 were killed in attacks Tuesday, and Hamas leader’s empty home was flattened.
GOP members of the House write that they are concerned some of the more than 500 such children in the state could threaten public safety.
Energy, arms and finance affected to protest Moscow’s involvement with Ukraine.
Legislation is headed back to House with changes that Speaker John Boehner says he won’t accept.
President Xi Jinping’s campaign has never before investigated a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee,
Senate plans procedural vote today, and House will vote on its measure Thursday, but neither chamber will support the other’s legislation.
European Union special prosecutor cites campaign of persecution following 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Delinquent debt is concentrated in Southern and Western states, especially Texas consumers
Judges say every state must guarantee constitutional rights.
Plus: Karzai cousin killed; Canada, China dispute; Path to crash site; Stowaway’s body found
PLUS: Wrongful conviction compensation bid; VA nominee confirmed; Boehner reacts to impeachment flap; Ventura wins suit.
Addiction to opioids can be insidious for patients, but new Pennsylvania guidelines can give doctors more tools to ward off problems.
Although Pope Francis’ people aren’t confirming it yet, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff has accepted an invitation.
The traffic split will be removed but the right lane will continue to be an exit-only lane at East Ohio Street.
The 23-year-old female student was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she is being treated for back injuries and two broken ankles.
Fierce fighting gripped a dozen towns, blocking an international police force from reaching the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
State funding boosts improvements to roads, bridges and transit.
With tight margins and a tough operating environment, UPMC is scrutinizing every part of the supply chain to save pennies in multiples.
Pennsylvania legislation is pending to allow data sharing of prescription drugs among doctors and pharmacists, but the ACLU opposes it.
Mihir Garimella, an incoming freshman at Fox Chapel Area High School, is one of 90 finalists in a global competition.
The report does not recommend criminal charges, but does advise training for employees as well as changes to state law.
Poll shows minority voters very aware of climate change issues and supportive of political candidates who make the issue a priority.
Islamic State fighters sought to blow up 840-year-old leaning tower, but residents formed human chain to guard it, and militants backed
Annual trustees forecast of two largest entitlement programs shows forces reining in health care spending are extending Medicare funds.
The small dip is adding to concerns about the strength of the economic recovery.
Mayday’s odd alliance will spend $12 million to help elect lawmakers who back curbing influence of wealthy donors.
The board unanimously approved the charter school application on the condition that a legally compliant school building is constructed.
The board hired Daniel Matsook as the district's acting superintendent, making him the third person since March to hold the title.
A stroke prevention and rehabilitation talk at UPMC, Monroeville, is among this week’s health events.
Samuel Elkind spent 47 years as a violinist with the PSO.
The standout athlete at the former Homestead High School died Sunday.
As state financial aid application deadlines approach, scammers are targeting college students and families.
PLUS: Southwest Airlines faces fine; surveillance programs criticized; Virginia's same-sex marriage ban overturned; sex-abuse suspect
PLUS: China targets church symbols; oil fire rages in Libya; Liberia borders nearly closed; U.S.: Russia violated pact; Russia loses Yukos
Lyft's hearing before a panel of administrative law judges will be Aug. 7 and 8; Uber's hearing will be Aug. 18 and 19.
Proposed solutions, like affiliations between health centers, networks, ensure uninsured and under-insured don’t fall through the cracks.
Troy Dawkins, 46, who has addresses in Aliquippa and on the North Side, admitted to conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.
Gov. Corbett cited the gap in revenue projections earlier this month when he vetoed $65 million in funding for the General Assembly and $7.