News Obituaries


Obituary: Jeffrey E. Cortopassi Sr. / Mylan scientist, loving father

Mr. Cortopassi, a scientist at Cecil-based generic drug giant Mylan Inc., died Thursday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.


 The Baroness Philippine de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in France in 2005.

Obituary: Philippine de Rothschild / 'Grande dame' of family's wine dynasty

Philippine de Rothschild gave up an acting career to run the family’s wine business at a time when few women were in the industry.



Obituary: Ahmed Seif / He was tortured in Egypt and became rights defender

His contrarian nature, for good and ill, defined his career.



Obituary: Werner Franz / Survivor of the Hindenburg’s crew

He was a 14-year-old cabin boy aboard the airship that exploded as it approached its mooring site in New Jersey in 1937.


Nation


Both parties criticize Obama foreign policy

Key lawmakers suggested that the administration should be more assertive in addressing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.



San Francisco Exhales During ‘Burning Man Exodus’

Its resident who don’t attend the festival ion Nevada discover that the city’s hot spots become more accessible.


 

World


Long days a staple of the garment industry

At That’s It Sportswear, apparel makers for Pittsburgh’s American Eagle Outfitters, workers say they routinely work over 60 hours a week.



US airstrikes help free trapped Iraqis

Iraqi troops and militias opened up a humanitarian corridor to thousands of Shiite Turkmen who had under siege in Amerli from Sunni


 
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Holiday closings for Labor Day

All City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.



Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

State legislators are looking to change the program to help towns in financial distress, mainly by setting time limits for the designation.


 

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