News Obituaries


Obituary: Gerald E. Hart / Super salesman, NFL official was football fanatic

Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.


Obituary: John R. 'Jack' McCartan / Key figure in cultivating growth at Robert Morris University

John R. "Jack" McCartan had a vision of accessible, career-focused post-secondary education, and he spent his life implementing that vision.



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.


Nation


U.S. delays pipeline decision

In a surprise announcement Friday, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught



Snowden defends his question to Putin

Fugitive former NSA contractor says he was trying to get Russia's president on the record so his claims can be challenged.


 

World


Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.



Captain of sunken ferry arrested

Accounts from survivors suggest that crew members' actions may have exacerbated one of South Korea's worst maritime tragedies.


 
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State


Search continues for bodies in Lake Erie

Both Amy Santus and Paige Widmer died of drowning, according to autopsies by the Lucas County coroner.



Man vs. train: Winner is never in doubt

Four people have been hit and killed by freight trains in the Pittsburgh area in the past month.


 

Early Returns


WashPost back Murphy bill

Rep. Tim Murphy is getting more recognition of the mental health care bill he's crafted.  The editorial board of the


Corbett enlists Thornburgh

The Corbett administration has long been counting on an improving jobless numbers to reverse the daunting poll numbers that have



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