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 Ebola victim Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him. He was released from Emory University Hospital on Thursday.

Ebola survivors mark ‘miraculous day’

Two American aid workers declared recovered, released from Atlanta hospital.

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 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

Gov. Corbett told to stay away from Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade

Union leaders at odds over allowing Gov. Corbett to march in Labor Day parade.

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 Meg Cheever, CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, talks Thursday about the project at Beacon Street.

Green infrastructure comes to Schenley Park

A 6-acre meadow above Panther Hollow could absorb as much as 600,000 gallons of water each year, keeping it out of sanitary sewers.

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Education secretary: Too much focus on testing

Federal officials allow to seek a delay in using student tests in teacher evaluation, but Pennsylvania doesn’t expect to apply.

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State officials show parking record for Tomalis

Records show Ron Tomalis entered and exited a garage used by employees of the Department of Education on 126 days this year.

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 Elmer Gray at Pirates spring training in 1991.

Obituary: Elmer Gray / Longtime scout for Pirates, other MLB teams

Mr. Gray retired from full-time scouting in 1994 but continued to work for the Pirates part time in various roles through the 2012 season.

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Back to School: Ceramics charade became big lesson for a future teacher

He received a lifelong lesson in a lot more than just art from ceramics teacher.

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Joint Chiefs chairman says Islamic State can't be beaten without Syria incursion

General says battle must be in Syria.

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A number of foreigners have lately been abducted in Syria

Islamic State has conducted the most kidnappings and profited from their ransoms, but the United States and Britain refuse to pay ransoms.

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Mo. National Guard begins Ferguson withdrawal

Nightly flare-ups subside, county prosecutor to remain on case.

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3 top Hamas military commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

Thousands of Hamas supporters turned out for the largest funeral processions of the current conflict.

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Diabetic man's behavior spurred police use-of-force ruling

‘89 Supreme Court ruling to shape Ferguson probe.

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Last-gasp fighting precedes Russian aid convoy's move into Ukraine

The 200-vehicle convoy bound for Luhansk should cross the border today.

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GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant

GAO: Pentagon acted illegally in swapping 5 Taliban for captive Army sergeant.

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Perry suggests 'porous' Texas border is entry point for terrorists

Texas governor, speaking at a forum on immigration as he weighs second presidential run, also decries his recent abuse-of-power indictment.

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National briefs: Feds setting drug limits

Plus: Boston bombing plea; Stop-and-frisk; Judge voids Fla. ban; Confederate flag bill; Holiday travel rises

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World briefs: Iraq refugee crisis worsens

Plus: Sect members on trial; U.S. reporter expelled; Election results upheld; Military coup completed.

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Power problems delay opening of Parkway North HOV lanes

Power problems have delayed the opening of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes for outbound traffic this afternoon.

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Former CMU dean of computer science advising White House Policy Office

Randal E. Bryant is using his yearlong sabbatical to teach White House officials the ins and outs of data science.

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Bat with rabies found in Riverside Park

The bat is the 11th rabid animal reported to the department this year, including five bats, two cats, two raccoons and two groundhogs.

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Uber becomes second ride-sharing company approved in Allegheny County

Uber joins Lyft as ride-sharing firms operating with permission to operate on an experimental basis for 60 days.

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 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, along with several local insurers, announced the launch of an outpatient recovery center  for pregnant women.

Magee, insurers launch recovery center for drug-addicted pregnant women

The hospital calls it the “first-of-its-kind” center in the country, and West Penn officials say a similar program is in the works there.

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 Cecile Springer, center, a community activist, listens to a discussion about HPV vaccination during a news conference Wednesday announcing the formation of a Pittsburgh chapter of Grandmother Power.

Pittsburgh grandmothers band together, help tackle HPV prevention

An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.

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 A member of the Missouri National Guard stands guard at a police command post Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo. Jeff Roberson

Missouri governor orders withdrawal of National Guard in Ferguson

“We continue to see improvement,” Gov. Jay Nixon said.

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 Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

Superior Court upholds Joan Orie Melvin conviction

The court also agreed that she must write letters of apology to staff and fellow judges.

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Pa. attorney general's office: Agents broke up $1 million drug ring

The AG’s office said members of the group made at least 14 trips to New York City to buy drugs between Oct. 24 and Feb. 19.

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 In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia who were infected with the Ebola virus.

Two American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol received an experimental treatment called Zmapp, but it’s not known whether the drug helped.

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Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding

Speakers noted the difficulty of reaching a formula that could fairly distribute state money to the many types of schools in Pennsylvania.

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Chief financial officer says UPMC is holding its own

UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.

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U.S. special forces tried to rescue captive Americans in Syria

Commandos in the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria engaged militants in a fierce firefight.

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Holder meets with Ferguson community, investigators

The county prosecuting attorney opened grand jury hearings that he said could be hearing evidence until mid-October.

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Obituary: Donald Gruda / One of the area’s best adult soccer players in 1950s and ’60s

Donald Gruda was a skilled soccer player during an era when the game was not as widely popular as it is today.

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 James Foley in May 2011

Journalist James Foley, killed by militants, was driven to tell stories of oppressed peoples

James Foley had acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world’s most dangerous places.

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New research: Neaderthals ceased in Europe 40,000 years ago

British radiocarbon analysis finds Neaderthals died out sooner than scientists have previously suggested.

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Ebola quarantine roils Liberia

Residents contend that a slum in the capital, Monrovia, is becoming a dumping ground for patients.

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Obama weighs broader move on immigration

The move could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration.

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Airstrike kills wife, child of Hamas figure

Israel warns that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.

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Ukrainian troops advance in Luhansk and Donetsk

The civilian death toll is mounting from sustained artillery strikes, and rebel cities are slipping into a humanitarian disaster.

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Obituary: B.K.S. Iyengar / Indian guru helped bring yoga to West

After sur­viv­ing tu­ber­cu­lo­sis, ty­phoid and ma­laria as a child, Mr. Iyen­gar cred­ited yoga with sav­ing his life.

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Facebook aiming to flag bogus reports

Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.

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Bush takes ALS bucket dousing, then challenges Clinton

Former president tries to offer monetary donation, but his wife soaks him instead.

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National briefs: White House tech apparel

Plus: Gulfstream safety; Sullivan wins Alaska primary; Court issues same-sex marriage order.

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World briefs: Army chief urges talks

Plus: Afghanistan tells reporter to leave; Thai military chief wants to be PM; Japan landslides kill 36; Tibetan detainee deaths reported.

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 Angel Butler, left, and Zyier Gibson, students at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanton Heights, enjoy lunch.

Pittsburgh Public Schools to offer free lunches to all students, regardless of income

The school district already provides free breakfasts for all students.

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 Resident John West, left, hands a rose to a police officer on Tuesday, showing his appreciation with help in cleanup efforts in Ferguson, Mo. Dangerous protests continued overnight as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, shots were reportedly fired by people in the crowd and crowds failed to disperse.

Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.

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Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.

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 Tia Ellis, a health careers teacher, and Darcy Tyhonas, an English teacher at Pittsburgh Perry, instruct students in 2013.

Pittsburgh Public Schools' state test scores inch higher

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools took a first look at 2014 state test scores that show some improvement over the prior year.

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 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Congress may look at ‘inversion’ loophole

Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.

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 President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media on the death of American journalist James Foley today.

President Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

Mr. Obama said the entire world is “appalled” by journalist James Foley’s killing.

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