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Woodland Hills recognized for discipline policies

The superintendent and members of the staff were chosen to participate in a day-long White House school discipline summit.


Federal government to make inmates eligible for Pell grants

In 1994, Congress amended the Higher Education Act to eliminate Pell Grant eligibility for inmates in federal and state prison.



New restrooms to be installed at Steel Valley's Park Elementary

At their meeting Monday, the Steel Valley School District approved new restrooms that will be more accessible to students with disabilities.



 John Turchek is a professor of computer and information systems at RMU.

Newsmaker you should know / IBM bestows faculty award on Robert Morris professor

This is the second time John Turchek has received the honor, which grants him $40,000 to spend at the university.


Nation


Former officer pleads not guilty in campus shooting death

People in the courtroom erupted into cheers and clapped when officer Ray Tensing’s bond was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of the judge.



Senate passes a highway bill, but only for three months

Some senators expressed dismay that they were approving another short-term solution — instead of passing a long-term highway spending bill.


 

World


Experts attempt to link debris to missing Malaysian airliner

Investigators caution that it will take more time to determine if the debris is from vanished flight MH370.



Afghan Taliban confirms Mullah Omar’s death, appoints his successor

The Afghan Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, chose Mullah Omar’s deputy, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, as its new leader.


 
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Local Dispatch: Why Pittsburgh remains my home plate

Pittsburgh native and national journalist Howard Fineman tossed the first pitch at PNC Park Sunday. His love for his hometown ever deepens.



Random Acts of Kindness: Resident saves day for free film in park

Plus: Strong, helpful man lifted mom into SUV; Special gesture boosted spirits of cancer patient.


 

Early Returns


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican


Breakfast sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) He'll avoid the stigma of having to sit at the kids' table for the first Republican presidential debate next week, but Rand