The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the giraffe population has shrunk 40 percent — to 97,562 — in the last 30 years.
John Glenn’s was an absolutely singular American life. In his 95 years, he actually led three remarkable lives. And he lived them all well.
Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine may have figured out how to stop the “invisible killer.”
The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, after the 9/11 attacks.
The Pittsburgh Public School board voted 7-1 to keep Regina Holley as board president for another year.
The building was long known to be a potential firetrap. It was not permitted for residential use, but people were living there.
The campaign by the Green Party, at this point, can only be seen as a last-ditch effort to gum up the election by any means possible.
Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a military coup d’etat and was in power for 22 years, was fully expected to win. He lost to Adama Barrow.
Ex-Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, which has some Nazi roots.
Mr. Delligatti, who died Nov. 28 at 98, invented the signature item on McDonald’s menu and the best-selling sandwich of all time.
One man has created uncertainty for millions of managers of businesses, not to mention employees, across the U.S.
The possible return of the old department store’s name is a welcome dose of good cheer.
Two members of the Allegheny County lockup’s Oversight Board raised concerns about the number of pregnant women housed there.
Another European referendum, this time Italy’s on Sunday, has brought the downfall of a prime minister, this time Matteo Renzi.
The behavior of those who disposed of his nomination stands in sharp contrast to his own record and reputation as a nonideological judge.
The new federal education law gives states more latitude in deciding how to gauge school performance.
For a piece of art created during the Bronze Age, it looks curiously familiar ...
The half-island nation of 11 million is cursed by poverty, a shortage of resources, and years of bad, contested governments.
A government that operates ethically, fairly and openly will attract the human and financial capital that make other improvements possible.
A president has an obligation to govern within the bounds of the Constitution. He is not a king.
It is important for influential voices like Alwaleed bin Talal to continue to challenge Saudi Arabia’s self-defeating social orthodoxy.
How many times do House Democrats have to lose before they figure out that Nancy Pelosi is not the winning ticket?
One word by Mr. Putin about relations with the United States stood out: “equality.”
The tragic deaths of three innocent people during a police chase on Thanksgiving compel local police departments to take important steps.
The European parliament voted Nov. 24 to suspend accession negotiations with Turkey.
The desire for change in France is overwhelming. A survey showed that 89 percent of adults believe the country is on the wrong track.
Pope Francis’ characterization of worldwide tensions based largely on race and ethnicity couldn’t be more on point.
Daniel and Carole Kamin are giving $5 million to endow the director’s position at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The difficult work of building more support now begins.
Measuring his life of Fidel Castro, who died Friday night in Havana at 90, depends on where the person passing judgment stands.
A “Dr. Phil” program on Shelley Duvall, an esteemed actor who is suffering from an untreated mental illness, served to perpetuate a stigma.
On Friday, a federal judge ruled that white supremacist and accused mass murderer Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial.
NASA is not prepared to save the planet from a giant asteroid that could do to us what another space impact did to the dinosaurs.
OCR announced its findings against Wesley College in Delaware. The agency said the school mishandled the case against a student it expelled.
Reports of shelling, incursions and deaths in Kashmir indicate that conflict in that area between India and Pakistan is again heating up.
Olds has paid a debt to society it is doubtful that he ever really owed, but the law often follows a machine logic.
Twitter is cracking down on “abusive conduct.” This will do more to exacerbate America’s problems than to solve them.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom reflects the values of the White House’s occupant.
It appears that after 18 months of talks between the presidents of Greek and Turkish Cyprus, negotiations have once again broken down.
Apparently it needs to be said: Do not sprinkle white powder in a public place if you are not a terrorist.
Claiming he wants to protect innocents, the Pa. attorney general redacted all the names of state employees implicated in the investigation.
Basic advice is simply not to bring politics to the table.
The new GOES-R spacecraft, described by many as the most advanced weather satellite ever built, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
A new study highlights U.S. prisoners’ lack of education, and the secretary of education has issued an argument for educating them.
President-elect Donald Trump has laid out as his first priority the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
The story of Pittsburgh bicycling enthusiast Danny Chew is one that brings forth tears of sorrow while showing the power of human endurance.
The case of a Michigan service dog whose life was saved by DNA testing shows that that technology can be used to protect innocent dogs.
Climate change is likely to be the first issue where U.S. policy, under Trump, will collide with the international community.
Amina Amdeen came from Iraq. She wears a hijab. And she’s an American hero.
Mayor Beverly Whaling resigned her elected office in Clay, W.Va., because of an exchange involving a racist comment about Michelle Obama.