News Obituaries


Obituary: John R. 'Jack' McCartan / Key figure in cultivating growth at Robert Morris University

John R. "Jack" McCartan had a vision of accessible, career-focused post-secondary education, and he spent his life implementing that vision.


Obituary: James F. Lally / Labor leader forged friendships with city's most notable figures

A lifelong city resident, he swam daily, ushered regularly at St. Paul Cathedral and knew many of Pittsburgh's most colorful figures.



Obituary: John Gaisford / Surgeon, vet who founded the West Penn Burn Center

John Gaisford worked in a mobile army surgical hospital in the Pacific theater and wrote a book about it.



Obituary: Zander Hollander / Shepherd of sports trivia

Before televised sports were pervasive and the Internet a nonstop gusher of sports trivia, Zander Hollander found a niche in the market.


Nation


Obama: Young adults push health care sign-up

Thirty-five percent of the 8 million who have enrolled are under age 35.



Earth-size planet discovered in 'Goldilocks zone' far away

The solar system is 500 light-years distant, but one of its five planets is theoretically capable of retaining liquid water.


 

World


Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.



Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.


 
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State


Boating accident on Lake Erie leaves two dead, two missing

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two remaining people in the water near South Bass Island in Lake Erie.



Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.


 

Early Returns


Quick appeal in Guzzardi case

That was quick. By 9:04 a.m. the state GOP's general counsel had filed an appeal of yesterday's order keeping Gov. Tom Corbett's


Corbett ad: rebuttal on education

Susan Corbett, the state's First Lady, is the star of a new Corbett campaign ad aiming to burnish the administration's



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