News Obituaries


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.



 Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.


Nation


At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.



Court deportations drop 43 percent since 2009

The statistics present a different picture of President Barack Obama's enforcement policies than one painted by many immigrant advocates.


 

World


Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.



Scores lost as South Korea ferry sinks

There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.


 
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State


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.



Pa. seeks U.S. flexibility in new emissions rules

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is urging flexible new pollution emissions rules for existing coal-fired power


 

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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