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County council Democrats choose nominee to fill term

Democrats on Allegheny County Council ​will nominate Terri Klein, Barbara Daly Danko’s re-election committee chairwoman.



Head of TSA out after tests reveal airport screening flaws

Screeners at airport checkpoints failed to detect weapons and other prohibited items 95 percent of the time in a covert test.

Supreme Court issue rulings in 2 key cases of threats, religious bias

The Supreme Court on Monday decided cases involving online comments perceived as threats and regarding religious discrimination against job



Survivors pulled from capsized boat in China; hundreds missing

Five people were confirmed dead in the accident late Monday during a cruise from Nanjing to the southwestern city of Chongqing.

42 face murder charges in deadly collapse of Bangladesh garment factory

The disaster drew worldwide attention to dangerous conditions in one of the world’s major textile industries.



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House votes unanimously against state budget plan

But House Minority Leader Frank Dermody said the language the House rejected did not accurately reflect Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposals.

Pennsylvania lawmakers hope to push 911 response into 21st century

The state’s 911 centers need a boost in funding, which could come by way of increased fees on your home phone and cell phone bills.



Sharon Randall: Revisiting hometown is really rather personal

Remembering home is nice, and it’s even better being there.

Fathers Know Best: When on course with Dad, it wasn’t about the golf

Playing golf with father was all about Dad, not the golf.


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Gov. Tom Wolf is flanked by Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane (right) and Assistant Superintendent Dara Ware

Perry on Politics: Flaws abound in 2016 presidential field

It seems that another Republican joins the race to win his or her party's presidential nomination almost every day. It was