News Obituaries


Former head of Pitt University Center for International Studies

Burkart Holzner of Mount Washington died at the age of 83.


Obituary: Margaret M. 'Peg' Fitzgerald / Navy veteran, former nun served as nurse at county jail

Margaret M. “Peg” Fitzgerald’s entire working life was composed of service: to God, her country and to the inmates at the county jail.



Obituary: Frans Brüggen / Pioneer in early music

He was co-founder and conductor of the influential Orchestra of the 18th Century and a virtuoso recorder player.



Obituary: Valeri Petrov / Bulgaria's most prominent poet and translator of Shakespeare

Besides poems, novels and translations from Russian, Italian and English, Mr. Petrov authored numerous film scripts and plays.


Nation


UN urges US to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

GENEVA — The United Nations’ racism watchdog on Friday urged the United States to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal



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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