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 The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen Saturday after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.

Apparent U.S. airstrike hits Afghan hospital

“This event is utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal," U.N. Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

about 1 hour ago

 Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett holds back tears as he waves to fans after exiting in the seventh inning of tonight's game against the Reds.

Pirates fall to Reds in what may be Burnett's final regular season start

The pitcher has said he’ll retire at season’s end. With the Cubs winning, the Pirates still have work to do to host the NL wild-card game.

about 2 hours ago

 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27.

Penguins make roster moves ahead of deadline

It looks as if rookie winger Daniel Sprong will start the season with the Penguins, and veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar will not.

about 3 hours ago

 Penn State running back Nick Scott, left, celebrates with teammate Kyle Carter after scoring a touchdown during the first half Saturday against Army.

Penn State downs Army, 20-14

It took three quarters for Penn State to push the ball downfield with the right arm of quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

about 3 hours ago

 Kicker Chris Boswell has never kicked in an NFL game.

Steelers sign kicker Boswell, release Scobee

The news comes two days after Josh Scobee missed two field goals in the 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens Thursday night.

about 3 hours ago

 “This pledge builds on our already fiscally sound budgeting practices," Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Pittsburgh to receive additional $5 million for resilience efforts

The $5 million is in addition to other funding The Rockefeller Foundation has already committed to the city.

about 4 hours ago

 Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon.

Man accused of helping assault suspect flee to Saudi Arabia denied bail

Faisal Rajab, 23, of Moon, was charged Friday with four counts of hindering apprehension and two counts of criminal conspiracy.

about 5 hours ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard tries to evade Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker in the first quarter of Saturday's game.

West Virginia offense misfires in first loss of season at Oklahoma

The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1) entered the game leading Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring defense and turnover margin.

about 6 hours ago

 Gerrit Cole has pitched one elimination game before: Game 5 of the 2013 NLDS against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Cole to start Pirates' wild-card game against Cubs

The 25-year-old, the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, was the Pirates’ best starter this season.

about 7 hours ago

 Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman escapes the tackle of Hokies defensive end Dadi Nicolas in the first half at Lane Stadium.

Pitt beats Virginia Tech 17-13 in ACC opener

Pitt relied on a swarming defense and solid running game to grind out a victory, giving coach Pat Narduzzi a win in his first ACC game.

about 7 hours ago

Four break-ins on North Side rattle residents, prompt police warning

The break-ins occurred Friday between 1:43 a.m. and 4:12 a.m.

about 9 hours ago

 Kelly Mullen stands in the living room where her friend Jason "Dirk" Daniels was shot and his girlfriend was wounded.

Ambush shooting in McKeesport kills 17-year-old, injures 15-year-old

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the double shooting in McKeesport which they believe targeted the boy.

about 9 hours ago

Marked Pittsburgh police car strikes pedestrian in East Liberty

The pedestrian was said to be in stable condition and dressed in black when the accident occurred as the officer was turning.

about 12 hours ago

Hooded man robs tip money from S. Side wings restaurant

The robber struck Wings Over Pittsburgh Friday evening and ran away.

about 14 hours ago

Greene County man dies in crash; cause likely due to medical emergency

Authorities said the Waynesburg man struck and embankment and flipped his pickup truck.

about 14 hours ago

Fire alarm goes off at Pitt team hotel

The Pitt football team got an unexpected wake-up call late Friday night when the team hotel’s fire alarm went off just before midnight.

1 day ago

 Joseph Swidorsky, 30, of Brighton Heights is charged with killing his infant daughter in June.

Father charged in infant daughter’s death

An autopsy showed that Braelyn Swidorsky died from a head injury in June.

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Former pharmacy manager pleads guilty in prescription drug scheme

Correna Pfeiffer, 37, of Monaca, who managed an Aliquippa MedFast Institutional Pharmacy, waived indictment.

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Planned archery hunt in park spurs Scott to sue Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon purchased the park, in Scott’s boundaries, in 1994; Scott solicitor says deed stipulates it be used “for public park purposes.”

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 Montgomery County prosecutors have charged Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane with perjury, obstruction and other counts.

Kane reverses timeline on porn emails

A state courts spokesman said today that it had hired a Pittsburgh law firm to look into the matter.

1 day ago

 Family and friends of Ava Campbell prepare to release balloons after a memorial service at Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department in Shaler.

Family, friends mourn death of 6-year-old killed in Shaler crash

Hundreds of balloons were sent skyward Friday by her grieving family and their friends after the funeral for 6-year-old Ava Lynn Campbell.

1 day ago

 Bruce K. Heim

Penn State rescinds honor for former board member of Sandusky charity

Bruce Heim was supposed to appear at Saturday’s football game against Army.

1 day ago

 Davin Gartley, left, and Samantha James.

After fatal Munhall standoff, police follow leads on South Side

Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, ran “an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution,” police say.

1 day ago

Penguins finish preseason with 2-1 loss to Hurricanes

Right winger Pascal Dupuis scored the Penguins' lone goal while center Jordan Staal and left winger Chris Terry scored for the Hurricanes.

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 Starling Marte celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 12th inning Friday night against the Reds at PNC Park.

After trailing, 4-0, Marte’s homer in 12th reduces magic number to 1

Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs beat the Brewers, keeping the pressure on the Pirates.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks about the upcoming season during media day Thursday.

Pitt's Young happy about his return to power forward

Mike Young is one of Pitt’s most important returning players and yet Jamie Dixon spent the offseason recruiting players to take his job.

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 Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio addresses the media today.

Pitt women not doubting themselves after a tough year to top

Diop was charged with aggravated assault stemming from an on-campus incident in August.

1 day ago

 Reporters copy photographs of three of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College that were displayed at a news conference, Friday in Roseburg, Ore.  In the photos, are Quinn Cooper, left, Lucas Eibel,center, and Jason Johnson.

Authorities release identities of the Oregon shooting victims

The nine people killed Thursday, ranging from teens to adults, took different paths to the small rural college.

1 day ago

Pedestrian hit by bus in Oakland

The incident happened at 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, near the Cathedral of Learning.

1 day ago

Airman from West Virginia among those killed in Afghanistan plane crash

Airman Ryan Hammond was on a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.

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 Elizabeth Cox, 14, bows her head Thursday during a prayer at a vigil to honor victims of a shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Gunman in Oregon shooting was armed with six guns, left more at home, officials say

Officials today described the gunman as an alienated young man who appeared to have a particular animus against religion.

1 day ago

 U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan walks to a town hall meeting on CMU's campus Sept. 18.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

Duncan says in a letter to staff that he's returning to Chicago to live with his family.

1 day ago

Two arrested in 1984 rape, killing of Philadelphia-area girl

Barbara Rowan’s parents reported her missing Aug. 2, 1984. Two weeks later, her body was found along a road near her home.

1 day ago

Highmark Health sees operating losses diminishing at AHN

Report to state notes volatility in Pittsburgh market, but details plans to turn health system around.

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 A U.S. helicopter flies over Afghanistan's Jalalabad Airport, where a US C-130 military transport plane crashed in Jalalabad around midnight Thursday.

6 U.S. airmen among at least 11 killed in Afghan plane crash

An unknown number of people on the ground were also killed in the crash in Jalalabad air field, officials said.

1 day ago

 In this Sept. 15, 2015 photo, painters work on top of the water tank in Delano Park in Decatur, Ala. The U.S. government issues the September jobs report on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily via AP)

U.S. hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

All told, the proportion of Americans who either have a job or are looking for one fell to a 38-year low.

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 Metal decking is installed on the new Hulton Bridge in April. The $65 million bridge is scheduled to open Oct. 20.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge to close Monday; Parkway West this weekend

Also, PennDOT says there will be a full closure of Parkway West’s inbound lanes, weather permitting, from 9 tonight through Monday morning.

1 day ago

Vatican: Pope's visit with Davis not a form of support

Kim Davis, a Rowan County, Ky., spent five days in jail for defying a series of federal court orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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 The Steelers Le'Veon Bell breaks away from the Ravens' Kapron Lewis-Moore in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game at Heinz Field.

Missed kicks cost Steelers in 23-20 overtime loss to Ravens at Heinz Field

Missed field goals and costly overtime gambles added up to a Steelers overtime loss to Baltimore, 23-20, at Heinz Field Thursday night.

2 days ago

 The Tower at PNC Plaza on Wood Street between Fifth and Forbes avenues features a double-skinned facade, a solar chimney and other amenities.

PNC shows off tower, its ‘crown jewel’

PNC CEO William Demchak described the building as the "crown jewel" of the bank's green development efforts.

2 days ago

 Chris Harper Mercer, who authorities identified as the gunman who killed nine people in Oregon Thursday.

Nine victims, gunman dead in mass shooting at college in Oregon

A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police.

2 days ago

EPA announces lower standard for ozone

Levels will be reduced from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts., which industry leaders say will be too costly to meet.

2 days ago

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Attorney General Kane: Sitting state justice sent, received 'racial, misogynistic pornography' on state computers

The attorney general said emails linked to the justice -- named by her staff as J. Michael Eakin -- have been given to judicial authorities.

2 days ago

 A SWAT officer is positioned on the roof of a nearby home during a police standoff in Munhall this morning that stemmed from an attempted abduction earlier in the South Side.

Man in SWAT standoff found dead in Munhall house

The standoff began after a woman was abducted overnight from the South Side and she was held hostage.

2 days ago

RAD budget increased to $94.7M for 2016

The organization, which supports and finances the region’s cultural assests, says grant allocations will be increased in the new year.

2 days ago

County police arrest West View man in infant's June death

A West View man was arrested today in the June death of a 5-week-old infant.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf 's office has imposed a hiring freeze with the excpetion of positions that provide "direct care to patients" and those that are directly engaged in law enforcement, public safety and corrections” and revenue collections and revenue-generating positions.

Governor's office imposes hiring freeze, travel ban

Included among the exemptions are positions that provide “direct care to patients” and revenue-generating positions.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Darrin Hall scores a touchdown against Akron in the fourth quarter at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

Pitt RB Darrin Hall to miss Panthers' game against Virginia Tech

Hall was the Panthers' leading rusher in their last game, with 38 yards on 14 carries in the team's 27-24 loss at Iowa two weeks ago.

2 days ago

 Michael Kelly

Former USC lifeguard faces new charges

Michael Andrew Kelly was a lifeguard at the township’s community center.

2 days ago

 Matthew Galla, the former manager of Munhall borough.

Former Munhall manager sentenced for theft of borough funds

A second judge honors Matthew Galla’s orginal plea deal after a first judge refuses to honor the agreement and then recuses himself.

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