Israeli, Palestinian clashes spread to Gaza; 7 killed, 60 hurt

Seven killed, 60 hurt in the recent eruption of violence between Israelis and Palestinians on Friday.

about 3 hours ago

 People wait in line at an airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. For the second year in a row, the Allegheny County Airport Authority will lower the cost for airlines to operate at the airport.

Airlines’ costs drop again in Pittsburgh

Gas drilling revenue lets airport authority lower its rates.

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In a first, Chinese hackers arrested at behest of U.S.

The action came a week or two before President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Washington, D.C., late last month.

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Financially strapped state universities are asked about their assets

The 14 State System universities hold hundreds of millions in unrestricted net assets but most are earmarked.

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State judicial board says Kane held back justice’s offensive email

The emails are related to the case of state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin.

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Tunisian groups awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The small North African country that is widely viewed as the only real success story to come out of the Arab Spring uprisings.

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 High school and middle school students from Baldwin-Whitehall attend a screening of “He Named Me Malala” Friday at AMC Loews Waterfront in Homestead.

Malala provides inspiration

About 2,000 students see firsthand what their refugee classmates have endured in a private showing of “He Named Me Malala.”

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 House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters Thursday after the speaker of the House nomination vote on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Republicans in House ask Ryan to seek speaker seat

House Republicans achieved no new clarity Friday about who might step forward to claim the speaker’s gavel.

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 About 100 people shout slogans as they gather Friday outside the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., to protest against President Vladimir Putin and his country’s involvement in Syria.

Syria combat training halted

It said whatever money remained would be used to provide lethal aid for groups already engaged in the battle.

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 Oregon Governor Kate Brown (R) watches as US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich after meeting Friday with the families of the Umpqua College shooting victims in Roseburg, Ore.

Gun violence erupts at 2 universities

Meanwhile, two unrelated shootings at universities in Arizona and Texas on Friday left two students dead and four injured.

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U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

It is the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Obama administration environmental regulations.

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Portfolio: Just who’s driving this bus? No one

Rural town in Greece becomes a pioneer in test of driverless buses.

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World briefs: Oil train derailment fund OK’d

PLUS: N. Korea celebrating; China warns on islands; Trade deal protest set; Hispaniola trade fight.

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National briefs: S.C. flood still rolling downstream

PLUS: Train hero recovering; Chrysler deal vote set; Ark. executions blocked; Exxon payment upheld.

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 UPMC has said a definitive source has not been found for the mold that infected the patients between October 2014 and September.

CDC believes there are different sources for UPMC fungal infections

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded on-site reviews of the infection “cluster” this week.

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TRAFFIC: Route 51 restrictions planned this weekend

Also the Parkway West will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and I-79 from 9 tonight to 8 a.m. Saturday.

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 Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler

House leadership fight will strengthen GOP caucus, local congressmen say

Pennsylvania Republicans Keith Rothfus and Mike Kelly say the House GOP caucus is strong and functional despite leadership turmoil.

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 "I would love to see rates continue to decline," said Christina Cassotis, authority CEO, adding the best way to do that is to increase the number of passengers using the airport.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.

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 In 2013, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey crafted legislation that would have expanded background checks to prevent gun purchases by criminals and the mentally ill.

Senate Democrats plan push for gun control legislation

In their latest gun control push, Democrats are leaving out Pat Toomey, the Republican who forged the last bipartisan effort.

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 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chairs a NATO defense ministers meeting Thursday at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels.

NATO, alarmed by Russian actions in Syria, shores up defenses

The action comes after Russian planes have invaded Turkish airspace.

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 A poll released Thursday shows that more than half of Ohio voters believe that adults’ personal use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

Ohio voters support use of medical marijuana

A proposed constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational and medical purposes.

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 Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn is sworn-in Thursday on Capitol Hill.

VW executive apologizes to Congress for emissions scandal

Congressman raps EPA for not discovering cheating

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Clashes intensify between Syrian troops, insurgents

U.S. says cruise missiles fell short in Iran.

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State System board allows pricing experiments at four more universities

Gov. Tom Wolf objects to the additional pilot programs, saying Pennsylvania students could be priced out of the higher education market.

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FBI says it disrupted activities of dozens of potential IS recruits

Estimates that 250 Americans have joined the Islamic State.

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 Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Belarusian writer wins Nobel literature prize

Rare award for a work of nonfiction.

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Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Skeleton found in Ethiopian cave in 2011.

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 Corial Littlejohn

Pitcairn woman charged with impersonation, assault at school

Police said that when a school officer saw Corial Littlejohn Thursday morning, she told him she was a student going to class.

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World briefs: US considers warships near China islands

Plus: Unrest moves to Tel Aviv, Wedding party bombed, Crackdown on migrants, UN to audit agencies

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 U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone

Nation briefs: Train hero stabbed in brawl

Plus: Wrong drugs used, Clinton proposes risk fee, Cosby case can proceed, Ex-school chief charged

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Report: At least 1,453 killed in Saudi hajj disaster

Authorities have said the Sept. 24 crush and stampede occurred when two waves of pilgrims converged on a narrow road.

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 Police officers investigate a shooting at Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., today.

One student dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

The school president called it an isolated and unprecedented incident and said classes would go on as scheduled today.

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One person killed in shooting near Texas Southern University

The incident came several hours after a student opened fire with a handgun on the campus of Northern Arizona University, killing one.

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Peters teachers union sets strike date if no contract reached

The union represents 285 teachers, along with counselors, nurses, librarians and speech therapists.

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 This is the new studio art room at Mt. Lebanon High. It was built in the renovated swimming pool area and has a balcony.

Mt. Lebanon High School ready for open house

The Mt. Lebanon School District will dedicate its new high school during a ceremony Sunday in front of the entrance on Horsman Drive.

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 Andrew Lusebrink, center, and teammates break during drills. Providence Heights Alpha School combined soccer teams with St. Ursula in Hampton to become Allison Park United.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.

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Propel requests expansion of school in Kennedy

Propel Schools Foundation has requested an expansion of the Propel Montour charter school in Kennedy to include high school grades 9-12.

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Cornell opposes Moon Area's latest merger proposal

Moon Area superintendent Curt Baker had proposed merging the two districts by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

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Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet ws cited “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy.

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 Primanti Bros. patrons in York County root for the Bucs.

Out-of-Towners: Bucs fans find way to enjoy home away from home

Group of Pirates fans happily gathered in a home away from home.

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Bond issue brings $19.89 million to Penn Hills School District

The district successfully completed a $19.9 million bond issue to provide funds for daily operations in 2015-16.

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South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of Governments

Commissioner Joe Horowitz called the move to SHACOG a good fit. “They offer a number of programs that will benefit our residents.”

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Carson Middle School assistant principal resigns

The North Allegheny school board got a two-week break between replacing one administrator and another one resigning.

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 Sydney, CCAC's robot, welcomes participants to the school's Manufacturing Day -- with the help of Paul Blackford, CCAC instructional design/facilitator holding the microphone.

Manufacturing day program welcomes public at Community College of Allegheny County

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to overcoming shared challenges in labor professions.

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Rowan Elementary School second-graders to learn about robotics

The Seneca Valley School District has contracted with GreenE Academy to offer its Lego WeDo and EV3 courses.

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 One of many detour signs for the closure of Hulton Road.

Oakmont, Harmar making do without Hulton Bridge

The old Hulton Bridge closed Monday because it is being replaced by a new, larger span, but that doesn’t open until Oct. 20.

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Gateway school board votes to send band to road football games

It costs $2,326 and requires three school buses, a maintenance truck and a trailer to transport the band to away football games.

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 Jamillia Kamara.

Nonprofit to collect 2 million pencils for Wilkinsburg students

Smart is Cool was started to change the perception of educational excellence in urban communities.

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 The CSX Corp. train that derailed and ignited in February spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Kanawha River in Mount Carbon, W.Va.

Inspectors missed defect that caused fiery oil train derailment in W.Va.

The Federal Railroad Administration today announced the results of its investigation into the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount Carbon.

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Mars Area board asked to make building appraisals public

The district says it is using sealed bids and closed appraisals for the sale of the former Middlesex Elementary School.

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