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 Amesh A. Adalja

Pittsburgh Ebola expert in demand all over the world

Amesh Adalja has become the go-to expert for international media to talk about Ebola.

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State sets Ebola monitoring protocol

The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection

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WVU study links mountaintop mining to lung cancer

WVU study ties dust from mountaintop removal coal mining to lung cancer epidemic in nearby communities.

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Pennsylvania website seeks public feedback on what students should learn

The website cost $249,559 to build, with Team Pennsylvania Foundation paying $215,000.

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Section of East Busway to be closed today

A section of the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway will be closed today for construction near East Liberty Station, detouring the P1 East

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Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

Iraq officials say Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas as a weapon there, and Syrian officials say the extremists also have been

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Deputy killed, 3 others hurt in Calif. shooting

A couple was arrested near Sacramento, Calif., after a sheriff’s deputy was killed and two other deputies were wounded in a shooting spree

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 Mayor Bill de Blasio takes the subway Friday on his route to City Hall in New York City.

Doctor fights Ebola; nurse recovers

Health officials in Maryland amazed by Nina Pham’s recovery.

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Nation briefs: N.Y. officers wounded in hatchet attack

PLUS: Virginia student’s remains identified; Teen bride acknowledged; New Chicago security check; Radio host convicted.

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World briefs: Two attacks in Egypt kill more than 30

Plus: Rights chief faults Mexico; EU hikes Britain’s fees; Dominique Strauss-Kahn business partner dies; Ex-Hong Kong leader speaks.

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UberX launches in Philly amid uncertainty over taxis

UberX has been available in Pittsburgh since March, but just rolled into Philadelphia last night.

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Northbound I-79 ramp in Cranberry to close tonight

The northbound I-79 off-ramp to Route 19 in Cranberry Township will close to traffic tonight, weather permitting.

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 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers in New York City.

Protocol outlined for Pennsylvania Ebola monitoring

Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to take their temperature twice a day and report results to health

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 Rivets line the interior of the bridge in September.

Partnership to replace 558 bridges in Pa., dozens of small ones in Allegheny County

Under the agreement, the consortium will design and construct the bridges and maintain them for 25 years; PennDOT will retain ownership.

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 Cars pass Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital where Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was rushed to Thursday.

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as three quarantined; CDC 'go' team on site

The emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital was working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.

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Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Mount Washington Transit Tunnel to close early Saturday

Buses will detour inbound via Allentown and outbound using the Wabash Tunnel. Rail service will use the tunnel but with delays.

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 Students comfort each other at a church Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to reunite with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

Police identify gunman in school attack near Seattle

Police were going room by room, searching the Marysville school about 30 miles north of Seattle, to make sure it was safe.

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 Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women’s health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program.

Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose some health coverage

Some 90,000 women now receive free family planning and women’s health coverage through a special Medicaid program that will soon end.

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 Dr. Doug Reed, associate professor of immunology at University of Pittsburgh.

Video series / Pitt doctor sheds light on commonly asked Ebola questions

Dr. Doug Reed is an associate professor of immunology from the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh.

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New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

U.S. teens are both victims and perpetrators in pervasively abusive dating practices, says new federal survey.

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WHO: Five more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

The agency warned it's not clear whether any of them will work against the deadly virus that has already killed more than 4,800 people.

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Pennsylvania students get new tests after ACTs lost in mail

Parents whose children took the test continue to express anger that the company did not alert them to a problem earlier.

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State ​DEP fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for safe drinking water violations

The $114,000 fine is the largest the DEP's Safe Drinking Water Program in the Southwest Region has levied in 20 years.

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Allegheny County Health Department updates guidelines for controlling Legionella

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation paid $60,000 to RAND Corp. to compile the guidelines.

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 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

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 The Port Authority board voted without dissent to approve an 18-month agreement with Aetna Inc., which outbid Highmark and UPMC.

Port Authority OKs health plan that will save agency $6.5 million

The agreement preserves employee access to doctors in the Highmark, UPMC and independent networks

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Women's health advocates denounce Komen Foundation's partnership with Baker Hughes

The groups said they plan to protest outside Heinz Field on Sunday before Baker Hughes CEO Martin Craighead delivers a $100,000 check.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen pledges $100 million to Ebola flight.

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China's Communist leaders vow legal reform — under party authority

China pledges legal reforms to allow judges more independence from local officials’ interference, but the party still rules, and the

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 Members of the Secret Service Counter Assault team are seen on the rooftop of the White House on Thursday in Washington.

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

White House fence-jumper had paranoid delusions and was arrested before at the executive mansion.

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 Few lights shine at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

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 burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola Oct. 18 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

Half of Liberian capital’s treatment beds lie empty because the government ordered that all victims’ bodies be cremated, a violation of the

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 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, and his Democratic Senate opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios Oct. 13 in Lexington, Ky.

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

To hold their Senate majority, Democrats attack Republicans on diverse issues, but the GOP has just one counter-punch: blame President

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Pittsburgh's Education Management Corp. to delist stock from Nasdaq

EDMC had reported a loss of $664 million in fiscal 2014, a drop driven in part by a drop in enrollment at 110 campuses around the country.

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 Harry Max Goern /

Obituary: Harry Max Goern / Retired executive stayed busy

The Alcoa executive filled the years past age 65 chairing boards, running associations, helping kids and volunteer interests.

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 Halloween Background

Boys can be the most ghoulish thing on Halloween

One Halloween some ghoulish boys gave a tough lesson.

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 Body products on display at the Whole Foods in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for personal care items, cleaners and textiles.

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World briefs / U.S.: Jihadi oil revenues declining

Plus: EU greenhouse gas accord; abductions in Nigeria;13 killed in Pakistan raids; Japan Cabinet scandals; N. Korea Ebola curbs.

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Nation briefs: Thorpe’s remains to stay put

Plus: Benefits for ex-Nazis; border deaths decline; transgender bias ruled; smoking ban at Reynolds; air bag recall pushed;

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 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

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Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

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 A man is led away by police today near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife, Laureen, were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Police say a gunman fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill Wednesday.

Canada's prime minister vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from the prime minister as Mr. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath.

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Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey made the demand in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 The Canadian flag flies at half staff on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.

Mother of shooting suspect in Canada says she cries for victims, not son

In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

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 Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night.

Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Md., was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds and facing Secret Service dogs.

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 A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

Pennsylvania PUC board votes to unseal Lyft trip data

The trip data was provided to the PUC by Lyft while it was under a cease-and-desist order earlier this year, but not disclosed publicly.

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 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

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 Among the most central of disagreements is over a new, lost-cost, narrow-network Highmark insurance plan for seniors that excludes UPMC physicians and hospitals.

Highmark, UPMC regulators spar in court

Representatives of Highmark and UPMC, and state regulators who brokered a deal between them, disagreed on many things Wednesday.

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 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU expels three as a result of weekend riots

Eight people were arrested and 24 others cited for various infractions Saturday after the celebration of WVU's football win turned ugly.

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