News Obituaries


 From left: Dutch VanKirk, Navigator; Paul Tibbets, Pilot; Tom Ferebee, bombardier.
From left: Dutch VanKirk, Navigator; Paul Tibbets, Pilot; Tom Ferebee, bombardier.

Obituary: Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk / WWII airman whose crew dropped atomic bomb on Japan

Mr. VanKirk, a Northumberland, Pa., native was the last surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.


Obituary: Samuel Elkind / Musician who played with PSO

Samuel Elkind spent 47 years as a violinist with the PSO.



News Obituary: Edward G. Polak / Standout athlete, coach

The standout athlete at the former Homestead High School died Sunday.


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Nation


2 CMU experts said to unmask surfing software

Governments in the United States, Russia and Great Britain have worked for years to unmask users of the Tor Project.



Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of Ebola.


 

World


Fighting political Islam, Arab states become allied with Israel

Led by Egypt, coalition including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan is aligned against Hamas during this current Mideast



With urbanization as goal, China moves to change registration rules

Household registration system had hindered economic growth and reinforced inequities between rural and urban populations.


 
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State


State police officials say agency does not discriminate against women

The federal government seeks a court order that would require state police to stop using certain physical fitness tests.



Bonds could save Pennsylvania's pension problem, but come with a risk

Actuaries found that infusing the systems with $9 billion from pension obligation bonds could reduce employer contributions $24.5 billion.


 

Portfolio


Random Acts of Kindness

Pittsburghers come to the rescue for a motorist who felt stuck in tunnel and others.



Local Dispatch: Meaningful words ended the waffling over cancer fight

He was waffling on what to do about a cancer diagnosis until prompted by some persuasive words.


 

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NYT/CBS: Wolf, 52; Corbett, 39

A new survey shows Democrat Tom Wolf leading Gov. Tom Corbett but by a clear but somewhat smaller margin than previous post-



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