News


State Dept. releases Clinton emails on Libya and Benghazi attacks

Nearly 900 pages of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account provide little apparent fuel for a Republican probe of her actions.


Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests

Mary King, an English as second language teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, drew attention when she refused to give the PSSA tests.



 Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”



Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.


Nation


Obama set to strengthen federal role in clean water regulation

Environmentalists have praised the new rule, but it has attracted fierce opposition from several business interests.



Obama says Israel should live up to its founding ideals

He argued that his approach to the problems in the Middle East flows from an interpretation of Jewish values.


 

World


Gay marriage brings Irish out in numbers as #hometovote trends

Polls show overwhelming support to change the law in what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe.



Islamic State claims responsibility for bombing at Saudi mosque

The Saudi Health Ministry said at least 21 people had been killed and more than 120 others injured.


 
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State


Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.



Temple U. suspends professor accused of selling sensitive information to China

Xi Xiaoxing, 47, a former professor at Penn State, was awarded a Defense Department grant in 2004 to purchase the device for research.


 

Early Returns


Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto listen to a speech Downtown in February 2015.



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