Dr. Trevor Orchard, left, University of Pittsburgh Professor of Epidemiology, with Laurien Sibomana, Pitt research specialist, from Rwanda.

Pitt diabetes researcher helps African children control Type 1 diabetes

Trevor Orchard of the University of Pittsburgh has helped Rwandan children control their Type 1 diabetes for the past decade

8 minutes ago

Researcher forms nonprofit for HIV work

A Pittsburgh researcher is forming a nonprofit to work toward an HIV treatment using ATP combined with antiretroviral medications.

8 minutes ago

 Studio Lamber/ CBS, does a stint as a municipal employee on "Undercover Boss."

Peduto's TV appearance raises questions about cash gifts

Mayor hands out money to city workers during broadcast of “Undercover Boss,” but he won’t say where the money came from.

8 minutes ago

Plenty of holiday travelers expected to hit the road this week

AAA is predicting a record-breaking number of 98.6 million travelers is expected during the holiday season, buoyed by low gasoline prices.

8 minutes ago

Doctors expect severe flu season in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County has recorded 838 confirmed flu cases as of Dec. 20, which compares to about .

8 minutes ago

 Pope Francis delivers his message during a meeting Monday with cardinals and bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican.

Pope delivers blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Pope Francis used his annual Christmas greeting Monday to rip the Curia.

8 minutes ago

Health happenings for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Mon-Vale Health Resources is sponsoring a Breastfeeding Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in its Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver.

8 minutes ago

North Korea loses Internet access

North Korea’s Internet link was disrupted Monday. But U.S. officials were not confirming it was the response to Pyongyang’s hacking of Sony.

8 minutes ago

Battered New York mayor calls for temporary protest halt

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday urged a pause in protests for funerals after weekend slayings of two city police officers.

8 minutes ago

Iraqis rally around many flags as a national identity falters

The Baghdad government’s underlying challenge is to promote a sense of national unity for Iraq.

8 minutes ago

Facebook angers Russian opposition by blocking protest page

Facebook is accused of censorship for granting a Kremlin request to block a page publicizing a January anti-Putin rally.

8 minutes ago

U.S. will probe ex-Milwaukee cop’s shooting of a black man

The local district attorney declined to press charges against Officer Christopher Manney.

8 minutes ago

U.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics

The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch want the Justice Department to name a special prosecutor for probe.

8 minutes ago

 The Bottom Dollar grocery store at 5200 Penn Ave., which opened only six months ago, is faced with closure.

Diana Jones' Walkabout: Bottom line is Bottom Dollar has benefited Garfield

With prices like those, who wouldn’t protest to keep their Bottom Dollar store?

8 minutes ago

National briefs: FedEx, UPS set for rush of late shippers

Plus: Satanic display erected; N.C. law struck down; Ariz. issues licenses; Ga. shootout ends; Drone safety

8 minutes ago

World briefs: Ukraine peace talks scheduled

Plus: Pakistan executions; Progress on Ebola; Bombs hit Nigeria; Zimbabwe turnover; Orangutan rights case.

8 minutes ago

 The Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg.

Who's minding the store for legislative ethics?

Lack of interest, shortage of funds hinder better policing of ethics in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

1 day ago

Maintenance to restrict Squirrel Hill Tunnel traffic

Single-lane traffic will be in effect from 10 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

about 15 hours ago

Nighttime lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The closures are possible in both directions between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge.

about 16 hours ago

Gas prices continue to drop in Pittsburgh region

That means prices are 63.7 cents a gallon lower than a year ago, and 29.3 cents below what drivers were paying a month ago.

about 14 hours ago

Juvenile suspects in custody in online threat against Trinity Middle School

The suspects are in the custody of Washington County juvenile probation and will be placed in a juvenile detention facility, state police

about 8 hours ago

Law enforcement nationwide on alert after NYC officer killings

The slayings of two officers Saturday in Brooklyn has heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide.

about 17 hours ago

Ethics committees work in secret, don't release records

The Pennsylvania House and Senate refused to release any records they might have showing how many ethics complaints they had received.

1 day ago

School-based health centers help kids end abusive relationships, study finds

The centers can be a powerful tool in helping young people to understand what is OK in relationships, according to the study.

1 day ago

Governor-elect Wolf, reformers point to ways to improve ethics oversight

An ethics-focused executive branch could boost those who want to continue efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s legislative ethics.

1 day ago

 Thomas Lloyd Sr.

Obituary: Thomas Lloyd Sr. / Longtime Dormont mayor

Mr. Lloyd was elected to five terms as mayor after serving for 18 years on borough council, but his long tenure was rocky at the end.

1 day ago

 George Lewarchik, 3, of Ohio Township holds a candle during a Downtown memorial for the homeless Sunday.

Homeless who died on streets memorialized

Plaques for six who succumbed in 2014 are added to a memorial wall in Downtown containing more than 100.

about 23 hours ago

Penguins notebook: Three more players hit with mumps-like symptoms

Medical crisis continues with Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss joining long list of out of lineup for injuries or mumps.

about 12 hours ago

New York cop killer had long rap sheet

Calls for peace come from across the spectrum as details about the shooter emerge.

1 day ago

 In this video screenshot, Jack Gallagher, 13, sits with NBA star Chris Paul in the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room in Detroit. Mr. Paul’s game shoes bear the initials of Jack’s late mother, Lisa.

NBA star Chris Paul sees video plea, helps ease Erie teen's grief over mom’s death

Jack Gallagher, a 13-year-old from Erie, Pa., caught the attention of his NBA ’hero’ with a homemade video.

about 23 hours ago

After Ottawa attack, a renewed focus on statehouse security

States show wide range of approaches to securing capitol buildings.

1 day ago

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

President Barack Obama defends actions in Sunday interview.

1 day ago

U.S. mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor list

Meanwhile, Sony vows to release “The Interview.”

1 day ago

Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

Peshmerga forces are seeking to bolster the gains the made late last week.

1 day ago

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

Officials threaten jail for those who follow unsafe burial practices.

1 day ago

Rape accusations follow him around campus and beyond

Columbia student Paul Nungesser for the first time addresses accusations of rape.

1 day ago

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: This man has a gift for making an appeal to Santa

Santa will have to give at least one letter some careful thought.

1 day ago

Obituary: Dick Rich / Ad exec who put whimsy into TV commercials

He turned the disadvantages of indigestion and outsize cigarettes into classic 1960s TV spots for Alka-Seltzer and Benson & Hedges 100s.

1 day ago

National briefs: Lightning strike injures seven

PLUS: Obama selects Yates for DOJ spot; Florida officer killed; gas prices still falling; Tom Brokaw’s cancer in remission.

1 day ago

World briefs: Haiti names an interim prime minister

PLUS: Mother charged; First Tunisian president elected; Intelligence chief replaced; Greek prime minister open to early elections

1 day ago

Caption Contest 250 ... and the winners of 249

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

about 12 hours ago

Peters Township School Board hires new assistant elementary principal

At a special voting meeting Monday evening, the board hired Michael Brookie as the new assistant principal for McMurray Elementary School.

about 3 hours ago

Fayette man, already charged with soliciting sex, indicted for child porn

Jeremy Burnworth, 35, appeared before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh this morning and was released on $50,000 bond.

about 7 hours ago

 Dr. Robert Arnold, palliative care specialist at UPMC, consults with Dr. Jordan Keen, a palliative care fellow, while treating patient Jim Salathe III, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

'We're not talking about dying': The human touch of palliative care

Over decades, Dr. Robert Arnold has pioneered ways to deliver the right medicine for the very sick, emphasizing comfort and communication.

2 days ago

Florida police officer killed; shooting suspect in custody

Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call around 2 a.m.

1 day ago

 The rotunda in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg

When outside interests and legislative matters collide

There sometimes is overlap between Pennsylvania legislators’ official duties and outside interests.

2 days ago

Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

Officials are still trying to determine how to regulate the new industry.

2 days ago

  In this file April 5, 2011, file photo, Jami Cash, daughter of dead coal miner Michael Elswick, attends a vigil following the Upper Big Branch memorial service in Whitesville, W.Va., for the 29 coal miners killed in an explosion at the mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.

1 day ago

 In this December 2012 file photo, the former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, is crowned

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition.

1 day ago

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

The proposal was seen by analysts as a typical ploy by the North to try to show that it is sincere.

2 days ago


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