Health


 The UPMC logo atop of the U.S. Steel Tower.
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The UPMC logo atop of the U.S. Steel Tower.

UPMC staff working in clinical areas will be required to get flu shots

Employees who decline vaccination for medical or religious reasons would be required to wear a mask within six feet of patients or staff.


Online list released of water wells Pennsylvania regulators found harmed by drilling

The 243 cases, from 2008 to 2014, include some where a single drilling operation impacted multiple water wells.



U.N.: Ebola cases could hit 20,000 in West Africa

The WHO unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.



FDA gives 2 startups OK for smartphone heart tracking

The devices could detect serious heart conditions by mobile device readings.


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Nation


UN urges US to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

The United Nations’ racism watchdog on Friday urged the United States to halt the excessive use of force by police.



NFL takes tougher stand on domestic violence

The about-face by Roger Goodell, the most powerful executive in U.S. sports, was stunning in its earnestness and clarity.


 

World


Obama: No plan for Islamic State

Instead, the president said in a White House news conference, he has asked the Pentagon to prepare options.



Russia sends tanks, troops into eastern Ukraine

Russian tanks and troops fired their way into eastern Ukraine on Thursday and seized a strategic gateway town.


 
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New poll: Wolf edges ahead

Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in Pittsburgh Aug. 8, 2014. (John Heller/Post-Gazette) Gov. Tom Corbett has


Biden heads to Pittsburgh

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event. An official of the Democratic National



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