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 Resident John West, left, hands a rose to a police officer on Tuesday, showing his appreciation with help in cleanup efforts in Ferguson, Mo. Dangerous protests continued overnight as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, shots were reportedly fired by people in the crowd and crowds failed to disperse.

Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.

about 12 hours ago


 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Congress may look at ‘inversion’ loophole

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.

about 12 hours ago


Grants aimed at reducing runoff into Lake Erie

The money will dent the flow of fertilizer and manure  feeding the algae blooms that threaten the supply of drinking water from Lake Erie.

about 12 hours ago


Police arrest 47 protesters as calm dissolves overnight in Ferguson, Mo.

Protests have been ongoing every night since an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer Aug. 9.

about 6 hours ago


Grand jury to take up death linked to New York City police chokehold

The New York district attorney announced action in the death last month of unarmed Eric Garner while officers struggled to subdue him.

about 12 hours ago


Feds are targeting high-tech car safety

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technologies in all new passenger car are likely to cut the risk of deadly crashes.

about 12 hours ago


Prosecutor says Texas drunk driver did not deserve ‘execution’

David Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012, minutes after Mr. Banda plowed into his pickup truck.

about 12 hours ago


National Briefs: No-fly list to change

PLUS: California teens arrested; grandson shooting; hackers steal data; Texas governor booked.

about 12 hours ago


 Demonstrators stand in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Mo., as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests Tuesday night.

Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

An overnight curfew has been imposed and the National Guard, the U.S. state militia, has been deployed in the St. Louis suburb.

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 Uber has hired political strategist David Plouffe.

Uber forecasts victory amid PUC hearing

Any progress in Pittsburgh will hinge on the PUC, which held the second day of a hearing Tuesday at the PUC’s Pittsburgh office.

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Missouri tries another idea: National Guard troops

Gov. Jay Nixon removed midnight curfew on city as President Barack Obama said he would send U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson.

1 day ago


Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

Local residents and black leaders worry about attorney’s impartiality in a case involving a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

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Protesting crowd has diverse agendas

Some in the crowd in the St. Louis suburb are militants, while others are peaceful, and still others are just there for the looting. While

1 day ago


Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

U.S. Geological Survey says man-made temblors caused by high-tech energy drilling are generally 16 times weaker than those of the same

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama, left, and Attorney General Eric Holder speak today about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where nightly riots have occurred following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police.

Missouri governor sends National Guard, lifts curfew in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard will have “immediate and limited” responsibilities as protests over black teen’s death continue.

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Federal officials boost Missouri role

Authorities on Sunday imposed a midnight curfew for the second night a row in the tense St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

2 days ago


Pope Francis expects to visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015

He told reporters on the papal plane he’s considering a three-city U.S. stop.

1 day ago


 Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting Aug. 15 with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea.

Pope Francis confirms hopes for 2015 trip to Philadelphia

The U.S. visit would include stops in Philadelphia, Washington and New York.

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 People attend an event for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Greater Grace Church on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri. The event was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton in support of justice for Michael Brown, who was killed by police on Aug. 9.

Ferguson was simmering for decades

The po­lice shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown was the spark.

2 days ago


Shoddy U.S. roads, bridges harm economy

America’s transportation infrastructure has fallen into such disrepair that it’s become an economic albatross.

2 days ago


Blame shifts in auto delays

Hundreds complain that the company hired to ship their personal vehicles after they relocate is delivering them weeks, even months late.

2 days ago


Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

2 days ago


Drug shows promise for some baldness

The study is continuing, but so far a few participants did not regrow hair, said Columbia University Medical Center’s Julian Mackay-Wiggan.

2 days ago


National Briefs: Opera star dies at 105

PLUS: Perry de­fends veto; man kills daugh­ter; Freight trains col­lide; Calif. teen ar­rested.

2 days ago


Missouri governor declares emergency in Ferguson, imposes curfew

Police said they would enforce the curfew through communication, not force.

3 days ago


Little-known legal move could aid thousands of young refugees

Special immigrant juvenile status could help them on the path to legal residency.

3 days ago


 FILE - In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn’t any more invasive than Facebook’s main app _or other similar applications. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

The messenger isn’t any more invasive that Facebook’s primary app.

3 days ago


Report: Colo. school killer had run-in

His debate coach deemed him “not a high-level of threat” three months before the incident.

3 days ago


 Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces on Friday the name of the police officer responsible for the shooting death last Saturday of teenager Michael Brown.

Police identify officer who shot unarmed teen

Police identified the officer involved and released evidence the victim was a suspect in a convenience store robbery before being shot.

4 days ago


 J. Cole performs in London on July 6.

Rapper J. Cole's song in response to police killing circled the globe within hours

Rapper J. Cole's song in response to police killing circled the globe within hours

4 days ago


  Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two counts of abusing power

Grand jury investigation focused on his bid to oust influential elected Democrat by denying funding to her office.

4 days ago


Uncovering health care fraud proves elusive

Feds' system may be part of problem in finding Medicare fraud.

4 days ago


SeaWorld is doubling size of orca whale pool

The San Diego attraction has been battered by controvery over its treatment of killer whales.

4 days ago


National briefs: U.S. Ebola patients better

Plus: Child wrongly detained; Amish girls found safe; Al Gore sues Al-Jazeera; Guantanamo letter.

4 days ago


 Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas on Aug. 8.

Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

Mr. Perry said the indictment against him for two counts of abuse of power is itself an abuse of power.

3 days ago


 Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, second from left, answers questions today.

Ferguson police chief: Officer didn't know Michael Brown was robbery suspect

Earlier in the day, Ferguson police identified the officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department.

4 days ago


 Melanie Williams of Mount Washington (holding notebook, above) joins about 200 other people Thursday for a peaceful gathering on the steps of the City-County Building as they take part in the National Moment of silence for Victims of Police Brutality. The vigil was organized via Twitter and held in communities across the nation to remember Michael Brown and other victims. Pittsburghers of all ages, races and walks of life gathered, carried signs, lit candles and shared their stories. One speaker, Renee Gray of the North Side, told attendees, "We want to say thank you, Ferguson (Mo.), for standing up. Somebody has to."

Missouri governor upgrades security with ‘softer front’

After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday.

5 days ago


 Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas' Perry indicted for abusing the powers of his office

A grand jury indicted Gov. Perry for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors.

4 days ago


 1st. Lt. Matthew Green and his sister, Amelia Green, mourn at the casket of their father, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, during a full honors funeral Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Gen. Greene was shot and killed as he visited Afghanistan’s national military academy in Kabul. He is the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.

General killed in Afghanistan gets full military honors in Arlington

Gen. Harold J. Greene was remembered as a businessman-soldier “with a passion for acquisition.”

5 days ago


Mosquito-borne infection vaccine passes first testing

The virus called chikungunya has been spreading this summer in the southern United States, triggering high fever and malaise but is rarely

5 days ago


In court, immigrant children lead the line

The Justice Department is adopting rules for the surge in children alone, possibly leading to their deportation in months rather than years.

5 days ago


Pentagon program supplies military equipment for free to local police

The Defense Department’s 1033 Program has transferred more that $4.3 billion surplus military gear to thousands of law enforcement agencies.

5 days ago


Federal meteorologists see Calif. drought as leveling off, though still "extreme"

Eighty-two percent of California is experiencing “extreme” drought, while 58 percent is facing “exceptional” drought.

5 days ago


National Briefs: White-collar sentencing

Plus: Ex-Marine tied to viral video found dead; release of migrant felons revealed; senator targets inversion transactions.

5 days ago


 A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around him Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vows change in Ferguson police response

President Barack Obama appealed for “peace and calm” on the streets days after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

6 days ago


 Sid Crosby with ice bucket challenge video.

People around the country have ALS challenge down cold

Ice Bucket Challenges sweeps nation and Pittsburgh in effort to raise awareness for ALS.

6 days ago


 Actor/comedian Robin Williams

Robin Williams' wife says he had Parkinson's disease at time of death

Mr. Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, also said the actor was sober when he died.

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 A man tries to calm a group of protesters Wednesday as police stand in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. Tensions have been high in the St. Louis suburb since Saturday, when a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Police refusal to identify officer in fatal shooting has heightened anger in St. Louis community

The police chief in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday offered new details about Saturday’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

6 days ago


Clinton stirs up storm on isle

The huddle between the president and the former secretary of state at a party was fraught with media interest.

6 days ago


Perry urges Guard to defend Texas’ border

The Texas governor said he’s “protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs,” but insists his action is not political.

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