By diverting public money for personal use, Nicholas Trombetta hurt the charter school movement he helped to create.
Two new studies highlight just how dangerous — and costly — it is to be inactive.
Juveniles can commit horrific crimes, requiring very harsh punishments. But mandatory sentencing can be too sweeping an approach.
The United States is quite content to see the Kurds acting against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
To try to reduce concussions, the league is moving all kickoffs up to the 40-yard line during regular-season games in the 2016 season.
An Islamic extremist pleaded guilty before the International Criminal Court to destroying 10 tombs from the 14th century in Timbuktu, Mali.
It’s no secret that private prisons are more poorly run and more dangerous than government-run correctional facilities.
Increasing operations involving U.S. Special Forces in Somalia raise serious risks for Americans at home.
Mayor Peduto has announced the city will begin hiring paramedics and emergency medical technicians, reducing the need for forced overtime.
This season, old faces are a new reason to turn out for Friday night lights.
Even if a link could be definitively established, it would be no more than one in a series of factors driving the change.
Despite many predictions of disaster, the Brazil Olympics turned out to be a good show all around.
The presidential candidates’ economic plans don’t hold out much for the nearly 50 million Americans who live below the poverty line.
Zambia is in a serious economic pickle. It depends on copper for 70 percent of its export earnings.
The photo of a dazed child, wounded in an attack in Aleppo, says it all: This insane war must end.
It found among officers a culture that disregards citizens’ constitutional rights and humiliates the people officers are sworn to protect.
For Afghans who served as interpreters for U.S. personnel, if Congress does not act, it will repay them with a likely death sentence.
He will have to balance memories of the glory of Olympic gold with the humiliation of being revealed as a liar on the world stage.
Pittsburghers may be unruffled by the news that Uber will debut self-driving cars in Pittsburgh later this month. Their test vehicles,
In a victory for common sense, the Social Security Administration this week reversed a newly introduced requirement that those accessing
No American should imagine for one second that what he or she thinks are private communications are, in fact, private anymore.
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane should have resigned long ago, but it took a perjury conviction for her to get the message.
The fetid state of Palestinian politics will get a healthy, vigorous shake-up with municipal elections Oct. 8.
The Equal Justice Initiative is determined to ensure that this shameful chapter in American history not be allowed to disappear from memory.
A CDC report listed the United States last out of 20 developed countries of similar size when it comes to fatal motor vehicle crashes.
It is unlikely that Mr. Obama will be able to get rid of the remaining 61 Guantanamo prisoners in the five months remaining in his term.
One Greenland shark was originally estimated to be 270 years old; now that creature’s age has been revised upward to 390 years.
It is equally devastating, and disheartening, that he has neither taken responsibility for the murders nor shown a shred of remorse
The plan is a reasonable regulation of a legal product that balances individual freedom with the broader interests of public health.
Fifteen years is a long time to prolong what appears to be an expensive, fruitless policy in a country of little or no interest to the U.S.
While Pittsburgh rightly deserves the attention it gets for renewal, it is good to see progress on the city’s fringes, too.
Bomb blasts in Thailand Thursday and Friday that killed four and injured more, including tourists, show a country with real problems.
Forty-nine years was a long time to wonder what happened to 13-year-old Teala Patricia Thompson.
There was so much to enjoy during the EQT Three Rivers Regatta. Sadly, some young people came Downtown looking only to fight.
Two congressional inquiries indicate the U.S. joint military Central Command has been cooking intelligence analysis of U.S. actions.
It’s hard to believe that until now, the federal government has not required detailed records of deadly shootings by police officers.
Drug overdose deaths claimed a record 3,383 lives in Pennsylvania last year, 422 of them in Allegheny County.
They have lost their flags and their countries. But they are Olympians.
Last week’s local elections in South Africa provided a predictable wake-up call to the African National Congress.
Christina Cassotis, 18 months on the job, is getting the airport to realize its potential — and she is not afraid to think big.
Sara Dinges recently was hired as the new executive director of Strip District Neighbors.
U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian and other bombing of Yemeni sites, including the capital, Sana, resumed Tuesday, with lethal results.
Mass incarceration due to draconian drug laws has riven families and disrupted communities for decades.
Lack of ironclad scientific proof does not refute common sense or experience.
Its operations paralyzed by a power failure, Delta canceled about 1,000 flights Monday and 500 Tuesday while delaying hundreds of others.
The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan represents a setback for U.S. interests.
Even though the jobs figure for July was positive, the elections are three months off and America’s overall economic picture isn’t pretty.
But many legislatures that passed bad voter ID laws are still in power, so they may attempt to retool the laws to meet court approval.
The faltering public trust in public water systems is a sad commentary on the nation’s priorities.
The shrinking population of homeless veterans accelerated downward once the White House, HUD and the VA made it a priority in 2014.