News Obituaries

Obituary: Michael Bishop Jr. / Tireless educator lived for his family, students

With a critical ear and constant smile, North Hills music educator Michael Bishop Jr. struck the right note with those he met.

Obituary: Rev. Gary Denning / Pastor of First Baptist Church was ‘not afraid to take risks’

Rev. Denning retired from First Baptist in 2013 after suffering an earlier stroke. He was 65.

Obituary: Walter Byers | Former NCAA leader who rued corruption

Mr. Byers was one of the 20th century’s most powerful sports figures.

Obituary: Matthew Frank Antonin Sevcik | Radiologist pushed back against his early dementia

Radiologist Matthew Sevcik, 50, of Sewickley died five years after being diagnosed with early-onset fronto-temporal dementia.



Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices.

Hastert case is said to be linked to decades-old sexual abuse

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.



Talks on Asia’s migration crisis end with plans to target root causes

Delegates from more than 17 governments agreed to create job incentives, provide training and enhance “a sense of security and belonging.”

Water revolution in Israel overcomes any threat of drought

Desalination, recycling and conservation in the wake of a drought that began in 2005 have now given Israel all the water it says it needs.



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