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Mayor Bill Peduto says he will have a qualified chief in place sometime after Labor Day.
The downing of MH17 shows that Russian aggression harms more than just Ukraine. Its actions should come at a cost.
It unanimously approved emergency licenses that allow ride-share companies Lyft and Uber to operate legally in Allegheny County.
Indonesia has more or less completed the election of a new president, Joko Widodo.
Human Rights Watch has released a blistering report on investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations.
The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, currently centered on Gaza, took on important implications for Americans Tuesday.
West Mifflin says it costs $15,000 to educate a child, but it only receives $10,655 for each Duquesne student.
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
France has decided to put a 3,000-strong force permanently in five of its former colonies, in a band across West and Central Africa.
Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins wagered their lives on NASA’s technical ingenuity.
Antonio Rader, now 8, looked like a Holocaust victim, according to Mercer County Detective John J. Piatek.
Holy Family Institute will house unaccompanied migrants no older than 12 while they await the outcomes of their immigration proceedings.
An agreement was reached between members of the United Nations Security Council, German and Iran to extend talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
More U.S. companies are reincorporating overseas.
Stuck in the middle of their acrimonious breakup are Highmark’s Western Pennsylvania subscribers.
Fewer measures are more effective in keeping government agencies honest than open records and open meeting laws.
Not a single banker has gone to jail for the mortgage-backed securities meltdown.
A victim shows kindness and wisdom toward his attacker, and forgotten grave sites get a call for attention.
Gov. Tom Corbett has done a disservice to Pennsylvanians by reducing the complicated issue of public employee pensions to a campaign slogan.
Nadine Gordimer was not just an accomplished wordsmith, but she was also a leading crusader against one of the world’s cruelest oppressions.
Eastern Ukraine is a war zone, and it is tantamount to a lack of wisdom for civilian airlines and pilots to fly over it
Opportunistic politicians on both sides have only brought pain and stagnation to their people.
Even as the IRS’ duties have grown with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the agency has had to do more with less.
Every picture tells a story, but sometimes words are needed for a caption to tell the whole story
Nigeria is a major country and it is headed for a train wreck unless it changes course rapidly.
Thanks to action by the Port Authority, plans for a modern, rapid transit system linking Downtown and Oakland can keep moving forward.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have created The New Development Bank to rival the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
The agency sued the online retail giant last week for failing to install sufficient protections against online purchases made by children.
The latest chapter in U.S. efforts to nation-build in Afghanistan is the attempt by John Kerry to salvage the presidential election.
If a team in any sport is going to be defeated in a tournament, there’s something to be said for being beaten by the eventual winner.
There now is incentive for Yellow, Lyft, Uber and any other companies that want to enter the market to do a better job to win customers.
Lorin Maazel accrued many honors and today Pittsburgh’s loss is also the world’s.
The duel between the Palestinians in Gaza and Israel has lasted more than a week and claimed the lives of at least 175 Gazans.
David Cameron had to compromise with opposition parties and accept major reviews by Parliament.
A new low in deterioration of relations occurred Thursday when the Germans requested that the senior CIA official there leave.
School district mergers are a tough sell in Pennsylvania.
For 15 years, the United States has not signed the Ottawa Treaty banning antipersonnel land mines.
What can Gov. Corbett accomplish by alienating the Republicans who run the Legislature?
To get your goat is the common expression for being very irritated, but this is a libel on goats.
Three bio lab scares bring a swift response from the Centers for Disease Control.
The world needs to know the truth about the death of WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg.
A Swissvale man accused of assault slipped through the cracks of the criminal justice system three times.
A report by The Intercept revealed that the National Security Agency monitored five politically active Muslim-Americans.
Job creation is probably first among the measures Americans use to assess the state of the economy.
Microchips embedded under the skin of pets can be scanned to retrieve information to reunite animals with their owners.
Illegal immigrants have long crossed the Mexican border, but never like this. By the thousands, children arrive unaccompanied by parents.
Cleveland put together an enticing package and was selected Tuesday as the site for the Republican national convention in June 2016.
America’s experiment with harsh punishment for nonviolent offenders has proved to be self-defeating.
State Sen. Wayne Fontana wants Pennsylvania consumers to have the transportation choices they’ve been demanding.
The Pittsburgh of 2014 succeeds because of a diversity of industrial strengths.