Community health meetings wrap up Monday

The series will end with a final session meeting in Spanish in Oakland.

about 4 hours ago

 Naira Burke, of Wilkinsburg, right, is assisted by her English teacher, Morgan Cashell, as she works on a grammar and short stories lesson on Nov. 4.

Passport Academy Charter School opens to help high school dropouts earn diplomas

The Hill District charter school allows for students to take academic courses at the school and electives online.

about 4 hours ago

State deputy police commissioner says 35 people had been killed and 150 wounded in mosque explosions.

about 5 hours ago

Obituary: Aron E. Szulman / Doctor, pathology professor, mentor

Pathologist’s memorable contributions to medicine and education inspired others.

about 4 hours ago

Obituary: Michael D. Patterson Sr. / Ex-county jail physician

He dedicated his professional life to serving the poor, elderly and incarcerated.

about 4 hours ago

Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday.

about 5 hours ago

Prime Minister Toughens Stance on Immigration in Britain

Mr. Cameron acknowledged that it would require tough negotiations with European Union partners and changes to union treaties.

about 5 hours ago

North Korea's "princess" moves closer to center of power

North Korea's "princess" moves closer to center of power

about 4 hours ago

Gasoline prices might flirt with $2

Lower fuel prices may be seen for some in U.S. as OPEC resists cuts.

about 5 hours ago

Dad may have liked his snowy funeral

Hearse gets stuck in Pennsylvania snow, adding smiles to family's sorrow.

about 5 hours ago

New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa

Researchers say the test is six times faster than other test on the market when it comes to rapidly diagnosing the Ebola virus.

about 4 hours ago

World briefs: U.S. deaths, prisons trouble U.N.

PLUS: New Hong Kong clashes; Syria denies allegations; Afghanistan on edge;

about 4 hours ago

World news briefs: 11/29/14

U.S. deaths, prisons trouble U.N.; New Hong Kong clashes; Syria denies allegations; Afghanistan on edge; Also in the world …

about 4 hours ago

National news briefs: 11/29/14

Ferguson ‘relatively quiet’ now; County sues Wells Fargo; Wal-Mart gun concerns; White House gets tree; Fla. monkey on the loose

about 4 hours ago

Rabbi's 'savages' blog post draws ire

Several major U.S. Orthodox Jewish figures this week slammed a leading Orthodox rabbi who called Israeli Arabs “enemies.”

about 4 hours ago

 Ahmad Ali and his wife, Ghalzal, of Portland, Maine, look to get in line to pay for three flat-screen televisions while shopping at a Target store just after midnight on Black Friday.

How much will Thanksgiving shopping hurt Black Friday?

The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion — the biggest jump since 2011.

about 21 hours ago

 Civil War-era clothing, such as this wool-cotton dress, is on display in the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg

Few people had ever heard of the Battle of Monterey Pass, the second-biggest Civil War action fought in Pennsylvania.

1 day ago

Holiday parade Saturday; park free in city garages

The parade follows Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, Fifth Avenue, Stanwix Street and the Boulevard of the Allies.

about 17 hours ago

 Mathew Johnson, left, a junior at Carrick High School, discusses the meaning of a literary term with Dylan Lawther during AP English language and composition class, which is his first AP course.

Pittsburgh program pushes black students to take advanced high school courses

Pittsburgh Public Schools and the College Board are working to increase minorities in advanced classes, where they are the smallest group.

1 day ago

Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

OPEC member nations are worried they’ll lose market share if the cartel lowers production.

about 18 hours ago

Police: Wilkes-Barre woman stabs beau who ate Thanksgiving meal early

Officers found the woman’s boyfriend inside the house holding a towel to his chest. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

about 15 hours ago

Stocks fluctuate after OPEC's decision not to cut output

Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the oil and gas stocks with the biggest weighting on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, lost more than 3.5 percent.

about 18 hours ago

 Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese of Greene County was convicted of corruption charges in 2012 and released from state prison on March 30.

Ex-Pennsylvania lawmaker DeWeese seeks new trial

The filing contends that former state Rep. Bill DeWeese’s trial attorney didn’t represent him effectively.

about 16 hours ago

National briefs: Ferguson ‘relatively quiet’ now

PLUS: County sues Wells Fargo; Wal-Mart gun concerns; White House gets tree; Fla. monkey on the loose

about 5 hours ago

 Police tape marks off the scene after authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, police headquarters and other downtown buildings early today in Austin, Texas.

Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired in downtown shootout

Police said the shooter was a man about 50 years old and with a criminal record.

about 13 hours ago

 A Whiting Petroleum Co. pump jack pulls crude oil from the Bakken region of the Northern Plains near Bainville, Mont. on Nov. 6, 2013.

OPEC maintains output of oil

The plunge in prices in recent months that has indicated the diminishing clout of the organization.

1 day ago

 Ray Rice

Arbitrator overturns suspension of NFL’s Rice

In a defeat for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, an arbitrator Friday overturned the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice.

about 5 hours ago

Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud

Europol said the arrests were made during two days of coordinated action this week at more than 80 airports in 45 countries.

about 19 hours ago

 The Official White House Christmas Tree arrives at the White House today. This year's White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18-foot white fir was grown by tree farmers Chris Botek and Francis Botek of Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa.

Official Christmas tree arrives at White House from Pennsylvania

The 18-foot white fir was grown by tree farmers Chris Botek and Francis Botek of Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa.

about 15 hours ago

British panel urges increased powers for Scotland

The proposed deal is meant to address concerns that helped drive a Scottish attempt to secede from the United Kingdom in September.

1 day ago

 People pray at a church during a Thanksgiving Day service Thursday in Ferguson, Mo.

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson

Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors.

1 day ago

Obama’s action fuels worry about immigration scams

Advocates barely waited for the president to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. system to start warning about rip-offs.

1 day ago

Family of Hispanic man shot dead by New York officer wins lawsuit

The case could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown.

1 day ago

World briefs: Police overhaul promised

PLUS: Taliban strike Kabul; EU pols target Google; major Kashmir attack.

1 day ago

National briefs: U.S. marks the holiday amid woes

PLUS: Justice Ginsburg released; Clinton cost highlighted; free hips, knees for needy; hackers hijack U.S. site

1 day ago

Doctors’ termination, Medicare letters spur action by Pa. officials

The public tiff started with last week’s announcement by Highmark that it was terminating the contracts of nearly 700 UPMC physicians.

2 days ago

EPA proposes stricter limits on ozone, cites health savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stronger standards that would reduce smog-producing emissions.

2 days ago

 The Rev. George Duffield

Thanksgiving was once more of a sober, moral reflection

A sermon by the Rev. George Duffield of Detroit delivers a classic Thanksgiving message -- half a tribute to American virtue, half a scold.

2 days ago

Excerpts from the Thanksgiving sermon: 'A return to the habits of virtue and integrity'

Thanksgiving sermon, “The Religious Character of a People the True Element of Their Prosperity,” by the Rev. George Duffield, Nov. 28, 1839.

2 days ago

 The former First Presbyterian Church, now The Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit.

About the former First Presbyterian Church in Detroit

The former First Presbyterian Church at 2930 Woodward Ave. in Detroit was designed by architects George Mason and Zachariah Rice in 1899.

2 days ago

 Elisa McDonnell, right, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott of Port Vue at Founders Hall Middle School in McKeesport. The food drive is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Produce to People program.

In the midst of our overflowing tables, hunger remains a hidden problem

In a land of plenty, about 1 in 7 households did not have enough to eat at some point during 2013.

2 days ago

Obituary: William Ubinger / Doctor tirelessly studied family medicine, addiction

The family physician made house calls as a family medicine doctor and later worked with veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol.

2 days ago

 Quincy Swatson, 23, started  The Door Campaign to expose kids to aquaponic systems  where gold fish and basil co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.

Manchester man pushes aquaponics, growing food on top of fish tanks

Quincy Swatson looks to expand his high school aquaponics program from Perry Traditional Academy to other Pittsburgh high schools.

2 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness: A tumble ruined her walk but showed others’ grace

Also: Patrons at the theater helped woman in need; Someone took care of man’s debit card

2 days ago

Baldwin Borough bridge project extended

A bridge replacement project that has closed a section of Glass Run Road in Baldwin Borough has been extended until Dec. 15.

2 days ago

Brown family disputes officer’s story as ‘crazy’

The white Ferguson, Mo., police officer and the family of the black teen-ager he fatally shot had separate interviews that aired Wednesday.

2 days ago

 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after stent implant

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday had a stent put in her right coronary artery.

2 days ago

Despite aid push, Ebola is raging in Sierra Leone

In November alone, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,800 new cases in this country.

1 day ago

OPEC set to meet amid pressure from falling prices

The price of crude oil is at its lowest level since 2012.

2 days ago

 A group of Great Pyrenees dogs from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.

2 days ago


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