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Just in time for Easter, a team of astronomers announced that they had discovered an Earth-sized planet in the so-called “Goldilocks zone.”
Matters in eastern Ukraine continue to risk violent escalation that could draw foreign powers further into the fracas.
A 300-year-old, London-based real estate investment firm says Pittsburgh is a very safe bet for the long term. Bill Stolze betting on that.
Once the public has a chance to see what liquidator for the August Wilson Center has evaluated, the consensus she seeks just may develop.
EASTER for Christians is about the resurrection; WEARING your Sunday best; CRIME TAKES a different form on the mean streets of Shadyside
School administrators need to create a safe environment by assessing student behavior in context and dealing with students’ concerns.
In politics as in roulette, it is not advisable to place all your bets on one number.
If you build it, they will come — but it would be better if they could come on foot.
President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.
President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.
Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.
It’s nice the president has noticed Pittsburgh’s revival. It’s welcome that CCAC’s efforts are recognized. It’s all good except what isn’t.
Either the U.S. takes the region’s 26 countries for granted or it prefers to obsess about the Middle East, China or now Russia and Ukraine.
Not everyone believes Allegheny County should let Range Resources drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park in Frazer and West Deer.
The suspect in the murder of three people Sunday near Kansas City is a reminder that the United States has a domestic terrorism problem.
There appears to be little movement toward democracy or the departure of President Bashar Assad.
For two days after a gas well exploded in Greene County, Chevron refused to allow DEP emergency response investigators onto the site.
No reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home
The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.
The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.
Pittsburgh has one great advantage that many cities lack — a strong stable of philanthropic organizations.
The talks in which America is involved on Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions are proceeding well despite some opposition
The Allegheny County Health Department and Shenango Inc., reached a consent agreement to force the chronic polluter to curb its emissions.
Pittsburgh's approval of a land bank would help deal with the problem of city-held vacant properties.
Stephen Colbert will bring fresh energy to David Letterman's spot, but isn't it time for a woman to host a late-night show?
The recent rise of right-wing parties goes beyond Hungary to other countries in a Europe mired in recession.
They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.
The resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be good for President Obama and good for Obamacare.
WQED has an anniversary, the Fred Rogers Center has a Legacy Award winner (Yo-Yo Ma) and Mayor Peduto has a night out -- with constituents.
Liberal activists are mounting a partisan challenge to David J. Porter, a lawyer who is a prospective nominee for U.S. District Court.
Giving Pittsburgh-area hospitals electronic access to medical records of Veterans Affairs patients will speed and improve their care.
General Motors, after the ignition switch fiasco that led to more than a dozen deaths, must purge the workers who were responsible.
A Commonwealth Court panel has reopened the debate over whether sanctions against the university were legal in the first place.
Speaker John Boehner insists that any extension of benefits must include provisions that he says would promote job growth.
National elections, which started Monday and continue until May 12, are predicted to bring about a major change in the party in power.
This is the question that hangs over the mass stabbings at Franklin Regional High School by suspect 16-year-old Alex Hribal.
In marking the first half-century of the Civil Rights Act, Americans must focus on the discrimination that remains.
Afghanistan democracy has acquitted itself well, so far, in its first presidential election in five years.
Gubernatorial nominees should choose their lieutenant governor running mate for a strong second-in-command.
The brightest sign for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture may be a bid from local foundations to buy the property.
The United States needs immigration reform. Doing nothing is not good for the economy.
It makes sense that the Environmental Protection Agency has long sought to recognize that pollution is carried between waterways.
In Pennsylvania, old political habits are hard to break and ol’ boy networks are hard to beat.
The best health insurance is worthless if patients can’t get to the doctor’s office.
Millions of refugees have been created by conflicts in Sudan.
Pennsylvanians deserve to know the whole story -- the benefits and the risks, the energy tapped and the environment spoiled.
The United States and other nations should no longer tolerate South Sudan's leaders' bad behavior.
Republican lawmakers in Pa. want to make life difficult for so-called navigators to advise residents about the Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Tim Murphy's bill on mental health faced a round of critics at a hearing last week, but the plan deserves support not scorn.
The Pirates' return is proof of spring, Pittsburgh's three eaglets signal new birth and local hoarders need to do some spring cleaning.