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The move comes at a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels.
An international “Grandmother Power” movement is giving grandmothers a new role as activists in local communities.
Speakers noted the difficulty of reaching a formula that could fairly distribute state money to the many types of schools in Pennsylvania.
Donald Gruda was a skilled soccer player during an era when the game was not as widely popular as it is today.
UPMC is well positioned going into the final months of its contract with Highmark, as it continues to gain share in a shrinking market.
Has someone done you right?
Commandos in the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria engaged militants in a fierce firefight.
The county prosecuting attorney opened grand jury hearings that he said could be hearing evidence until mid-October.
James Foley had acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world’s most dangerous places.
British radiocarbon analysis finds Neaderthals died out sooner than scientists have previously suggested.
Residents contend that a slum in the capital, Monrovia, is becoming a dumping ground for patients.
The move could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration.
Israel warns that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops.
The civilian death toll is mounting from sustained artillery strikes, and rebel cities are slipping into a humanitarian disaster.
After surviving tuberculosis, typhoid and malaria as a child, Mr. Iyengar credited yoga with saving his life.
Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites as satire.
Former president tries to offer monetary donation, but his wife soaks him instead.
Plus: Gulfstream safety; Sullivan wins Alaska primary; Court issues same-sex marriage order.
Plus: Afghanistan tells reporter to leave; Thai military chief wants to be PM; Japan landslides kill 36; Tibetan detainee deaths reported.
The school district already provides free breakfasts for all students.
The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.
The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools took a first look at 2014 state test scores that show some improvement over the prior year.
Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.
Mr. Obama said the entire world is “appalled” by journalist James Foley’s killing.
Pappy’s house in the country was a special place to spend summer days and nights.
The money will dent the flow of fertilizer and manure feeding the algae blooms that threaten the supply of drinking water from Lake Erie.
Protests have been ongoing every night since an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer Aug. 9.
The school district is facing a shortage of four teachers as of Wednesday night due to recent resignations received in the past week.
The closures will run from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day beginning today.
The state Supreme Court ruled that the $75,000 mandatory fine given a Rivers Casino employee for stealing $200 in poker chips was excessive.
Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.
The city announced that it has changed its plan for installation of bike-only lanes on Penn Avenue because of planned utility work.
Mr. Khan, 100, became the world’s greatest squash player after humble beginnings in a Pashtun village, watching British officers play.
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in an exam cheating ring.
The New York district attorney announced action in the death last month of unarmed Eric Garner while officers struggled to subdue him.
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technologies in all new passenger car are likely to cut the risk of deadly crashes.
The brief seeks to counter a motion by Nick Trombetta's legal team seeking dismissal of the indictment or suppression of key evidence.
JERUSALEM — Militants in Gaza broke a temporary cease-fire by launching rockets at Israel on Tuesday, and Israel responded with
Fresh Start is bringing its Tomalis protests to Pittsburgh as part of a statewide effort to dog Gov. Tom Corbett.
David Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012, minutes after Mr. Banda plowed into his pickup truck.
Protesters forming behind a cricket star-politician and a cleric both aim to unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The army units appeared to withdraw south after dismantling what a defense ministry spokesman said were at least 40 roadside bombs.
PLUS: Putin and Ukraine's leader to meet; U.S. journalist scrutinized by Afghanistan; China, Russia engage in military drills.
PLUS: California teens arrested; grandson shooting; hackers steal data; Texas governor booked.
Chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and MERS among other viral infections that are here or could arrive on the next boat or plane.
An overnight curfew has been imposed and the National Guard, the U.S. state militia, has been deployed in the St. Louis suburb.
As in previous closures, PennDOT is warning of significant delays on the outbound parkway, with traffic forming a single lane and exiting.
Friends said the woman who served as mayor from 1988 through 1993 ’epitomized Pittsburgh.’ Mrs. Masloff died Sunday at age 96.
Defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case say the state can’t prove a direct relationships between contracts and donations.