News Obituaries


 Hashim Khan, from the 2010 documentary "Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story."
"Keep Eye On Ball: The Hashim Khan Story"
Hashim Khan, from the 2010 documentary "Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story."

Obituary: Hashim Khan / International squash champion led sport's Pakistani dynasty

Mr. Khan, 100, became the world’s greatest squash player after humble beginnings in a Pashtun village, watching British officers play.


Obituary: Rev. Sidney Hills / Longtime seminary professor, volunteer

The Rev. Sidney Hills, who followed his ancestors’ paths into ministry, will be honored Saturday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.



Obituary: Alan William Gibney / Talented engineer had a mind for numbers

Alan Gibney spent 35 years as an engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin.



Obituary: James Jeffords / Vermont Republican who became independent

Fomer state senator and attorney general dies at 80.


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Nation


Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.



Congress may look at ‘inversion’ loophole

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.


 

World


Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.



Gaza rocket attack ends talks on peace

JERUSALEM — Mil­i­tants in Gaza broke a tem­po­rary cease-fire by launch­ing rock­ets at Is­rael on Tues­day, and Is­rael re­sponded with


 
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Grants aimed at reducing runoff into Lake Erie

The money will dent the flow of fertilizer and manure  feeding the algae blooms that threaten the supply of drinking water from Lake Erie.



Wolf campaign continues to hammer Corbett about former education adviser

Ron Tomalis resigned as Gov. Tom Corbett’s education adviser after a Post-Gazette story questioned whether he did any work in the job.


 

Early Returns


Council is all wet

The latest not-so-hot news from Grant Street from our colleague Robert Zullo:

It was about what you'd expect from a


Ice bucket brigade grows

Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by his colleague, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the ice bucket challenge,



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