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Turn lane on Baker Street near zoo to close

The lane will be closed through 7 a.m. Thursday during installation of a catch basin.

about 9 hours ago


Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

about 9 hours ago


Parkway West schedule of overnight closures revised this week

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Green Tree starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

about 10 hours ago


McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

about 8 hours ago


 T.J. Doyle is the medical director at the State-MED communications center at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Pittsburgh service advises airlines on health crises like Ebola

Airlines internationally consult with UPMC’s STAT-MD to treat ill patients during flights or divert the flight for medical emergencies.

about 17 hours ago


Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

about 17 hours ago


July 12, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2014

The Bridgeville native died Thursday at St. Clair Hospital.

about 17 hours ago


 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

about 17 hours ago


 In this 2011 file photo, Range Resources workers stand near a rig that drills into shale at a well site in Washington, Pa.

Pa. studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

The state’s oft-cited shale gas air pollution studies do not include data on some pollutants, according to depositions from DEP employees.

about 17 hours ago


Pittsburgh mayor's education task force seeks public input at Tuesday's meeting

According to the mayor’s office, the public will be able to "share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh" at the meeting.

about 5 hours ago


Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during inspections.

about 9 hours ago


 Tom Fodi

Minister challenges incumbent Ravenstahl for House seat

Republican Tom Fodi said Adam Ravenstahl hasn’t shown much leadership, but Mr. Ravenstahl said that’s because the GOP is in charge.

about 17 hours ago


 Eric Frein is seen in a still shot from a video documentary about the Vietnam War.

School in Swiftwater boosts security after possible sighting of trooper shooting suspect

A woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face near Pocono Mountain East High School.

about 6 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal Russell Patterson rides on the school bus with students from East Hills to the school in Homewood on Friday.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal gets on board to promote bus safety

The Faison principal is riding school buses to emphasize proper behavior.

about 17 hours ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Run the ‘Life Expectancy Calculator’ and rejoice

There’s just so much good news about death in America.

about 17 hours ago


Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

Local gas prices fell 5.5 cents last week, and the national average dropped 6.1 cents.

about 6 hours ago


 A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, in August.

WHO says Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story," WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz says.

about 10 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has 15 days to respond to the questions from the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Oversight body rejects Mayor Peduto's proposed city budget for 2015

The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council in the second week of November.

about 1 hour ago


 Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks today during a news conference about the recent Ebola infections in Dallas. Officials announced that 43 of the first wave of 48 people being monitored for having contact or potential contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the U.S., are officially off of the list for twice-daily monitoring for Ebola and all remained asymptomatic throughout the process.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

A government official said revised guidance instructs health workers treating Ebola patients to wear protective gear "with no skin showing.

about 10 hours ago


 Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations conducted a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America’s hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients.

CDC revises protocol for Ebola treatment

And the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

about 17 hours ago


 Pope Francis waves in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sunday after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI and a mass for the closing of a two-week synod on family issues.

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal overhaul amid an era of social and political change.

about 18 hours ago


Friction abounds at Jerusalem’s holiest site

Clashes have flared repeatedly in the past few weeks as increasing numbers of Jews have visited the sacred area during the Jewish holidays.

about 17 hours ago


U.S. airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of coalition airstrikes in and near the town on the Turkish border.

about 18 hours ago


Power plants seek to extend life of nuclear reactors

Nuclear proponents say that extending plants’ lifetimes is more economical than building new plants. But the idea is striking.

about 17 hours ago


Elections bolster India’s PM Modi

The optimism follows on the heels of Mr. Modi’s Saturday move to scrap controls on diesel prices and increase natural gas tariffs.

about 18 hours ago


Urban migration of college graduates expanding

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects.

about 17 hours ago


World Briefs: Sides remain far apart in Hong Kong

PLUS: Russia balks in talks; China eyes changes; Catalans call for elections;

about 17 hours ago


 Deepak Gupta, head of the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Centennial College in Ontario, says from his experience, the American immigration system works better for professionals like him.​

Indian immigrant says Canadian system better than U.S.

A chemical engineer with experience living in the U.S. and Canada gives high marks to Canada's immigration laws.

about 17 hours ago


National Briefs: Met Opera faces protest for opening

PLUS: Officials observe remains; comet passes Mars; N.H. festival mayhem; man arrested for 3 killings

about 17 hours ago


 A youthful group of pedestrians crosses the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto. Nearly a third of the region's residents are under 20, compared with 22 percent in Pittsburgh.

Toronto: 'most multicultural city in the world'

Pittsburgh has a foreign-born population of just 4 percent, while nearly half of the Toronto area’s residents were born in another country.

1 day ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to the media during the announcement of of redevelopment plans for the Almono-Hazelwood site in Pittsburgh last week.

For Corbett, an uphill battle for a second term

Gov. Tom Corbett has been polling behind challenger Tom Wolf, but Republicans point with excitement to two polls showing the gap narrowing.

1 day ago


 Stan Franzos at the Duquesne Club billiard room, where he frequently photographed events.

Obituary: Stanley Lawrence Franzos / His passion for photography reflected passion for subjects

Mr. Franzos was the cheerleading Pitt panther in college days and, forsaking the family’s butcher business, became a respected photographer.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh's skyline and bridges often are revered for their beauty. But the Pittsburgh accent? Not so much, according to a Gawker.com contest.

Pittsburgh trumps Scranton for 'America's ugliest accent' title

Pittsburgh finished with 10,404 votes to Scranton's 8,748 to win by a margin of 54 percent in the Gawker.com contest.

1 day ago


Obama opposes Africa travel ban

President Barack Obama said Saturday that Americans “can’t give in to hysteria or fear” about the spread of the virus.

1 day ago


No consensus at Vatican as synod ends

Catholic synod of bishops watered down the warm and welcoming language about gays and divorced coupled that appeared ina preliminary report.

1 day ago


Supreme Court allows Texas to use voter ID law

The measures can be used in the November elections.

1 day ago


Obama says sealing off region could worsen Ebola epedemic

He urged Americans not to give into “hysteria” as Republicans question his newly appointed czar.

1 day ago


Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers

Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers as part of a unity government to help tackle Islamic insurgents.

1 day ago


Fighting intensifies in besieged Kurdish town

U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday.

1 day ago


Two Ohio residents being watched for Ebola

The Putnam County residents were in contact with the Texas nurse being treated for the disease.

1 day ago


Ferguson police officer tells investigators he feared for his life during struggle

The policeman who fatally shot an unarmed teen in a St. Louis suburb in August said he was pinned in his vehicle as they struggled over his

1 day ago


New York's registry of mentally ill people barred from having firearms draws heavy criticism

The database was established after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

1 day ago


Nation briefs: Social security gets boost

PLUS: Ebola patient’s memorial; Hurricane passes Hawaii; RC endorses HIV pill.

1 day ago


World briefs: Violent clashes in Hong Kong

PLUS: Rare rhino dead in Kenya; Hurricane hits Bermuda; Militants attack in Nigeria.

1 day ago


 Jian Ghomeshi has become a celebrity in Canada as the host of Q, an interview program on the arts and public issues. But his identity has been strongly shaped by being a first-generation Iranian immigrant, he says.

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant

Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, whose heritage is Iranian, is an immigrant who was born in England and arrived in Canada at age 7 in the mid-’70s.

1 day ago


Survey shows Wolf's lead over Corbett cut to seven percentage points

A new survey shows a closer race in Pennsylvania between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf.

2 days ago


Major airlines say Ebola not affecting bookings

“I’m not afraid of the disease but the overreaction to it,” said one man flying Saturday night to Africa.

2 days ago


 Eric Frein

Pennsylvania police say fugitive may have been spotted

A woman walking near Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater spotted a man matching Eric Frein’s description around 9 p.m. Friday.

1 day ago


Feds approve rules for campuses to report sex assults

Federal regulations require colleges to step up efforts to report and prevent crime and help victims navigate reporting systems.

2 days ago


Coyotes are hunt clubs’ elusive new prey

Hard-to-catch coyotes have supplanted disappearing foxes as hunting clubs’ quarry.

2 days ago



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