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 Ira H. Gordon
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Ira H. Gordon

Obituary: Ira H. Gordon / Businessman invested time in community

Ira H. Gordon spent much of his life in Pittsburgh helping others in his community, through his business and his philanthropy.

 Chicago White Sox outfielder Orestes "Minnie" Minoso poses in batting position at Al Lopez Field in Tampa, Fla.

Obituary: Minnie Minoso / Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star

The seemingly ageless “Cuban Comet” helped clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers

Obituary: Rod H. Altmeyer / Used his broadcasting background to promote his home furnishings business

Rod H. Altmeyer Sr. took over Altmeyer’s Bed, Bath & Home from his father and moved stores from small downtown area to shopping centers.

 William Thomas McKinley in 1985.

Obituary: William Thomas McKinley / Jazz-loving composer born in New Kensington

Mr. McKinley, 76, was “one of our most important Pittsburgh artists of any kind,” said composer David Stock, a classmate at Carnegie Tech.


A Personal Journey: The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

Pittsburgher Jennifer Saffron returns to the heart of the civil rights movement to reconnect with Selma and recount her experiences.

Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

The trial that begins Wednesday is expected to be one of the most closely watched terror cases in years.



Bus driver in Delhi gang rape blames victim

Authorities in India have ordered that the documentary featuring the bus driver not be broadcast in their country.

Boko Haram’s new video shifts from speeches to beheadings

With its latest video, posted online Monday, it appears to have borrowed at least some elements from the Islamic State’s recent postings.



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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take death penalty moratorium case

No one has been executed in Pennsylvania since 1999. Terrance Williams was scheduled for lethal injection today.

Reaction swift to Gov. Wolf's budget proposals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal brought passionate responses from politicians, the business sector and advocacy groups Tuesday.


Early Returns

Sestak to make it official

Former Congressman Joe Sestak is looking for a rematch in 2016; he'll announce on Wednesday that he's seeking the Democratic

Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) It's showtime for Governor Go Time ??? as in, Gov. Tom Wolf gives his first budget address at 11:30 a.m. today. Our Karen

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