News Obituaries


Obituary: Anthony James Belski / Cashier with ‘a very big heart’ was favorite of customers at grocery store in Bethel Park

Anthony “A.J.” Belski of Castle Shannon was so gregarious that customers changed lines to go through his supermarket checkout line.


 Elva H. Perrin.

Obituary: Elva H. Perrin / From career as clothes purchaser to dedicated volunteer

Gracious and generous, Elva Perrin also taught languages and served in WWII effort. “She had love in her heart for all,” said her daughter.



Jack Ely, whose garbled version of 'Louie Louie' became a sensation, dies at 71

With its infectious rhythm and facile chord changes, “Louie Louie” was the first song many aspiring teen bands learned in the early 1960s.



 Peggy Neal

Obituary: Peggy Neal / Longtime volunteer at Homeless Children’s Education Fund

Peggy Neal, who died March 8, mentored many others at Homeless Children’s Education Fund.


Nation


Baltimore begins de-escalation

The move signaled an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.



Retired surgeon Ben Carson announces bid for presidency

He has become a conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama.


 

World


Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.



Afghan, Taliban representatives meet in Qatar

For once, neither side denied that the sessions were taking place.


 
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Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Playing poker against a computer does not compute

No thanks to CMU, poker with computers somehow doesn’t sound like as much fun.



Utah test site might as well be on Mars

A rocky corner of Utah bears such a resemblance to the red planet that it has become a hot spot for scientists and engineers.


 

Early Returns


Perry on Politics: History suggests a short run for Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Associated Press photo) Bernie Sanders, the 75-year-old junior senator from Vermont, liked to say not


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined by, from left, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Rep. Chris



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