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Pa. Turnpike restrictions at Monroeville postponed by cold weather

The westbound on- and off-ramps will have alternating traffic controlled by flaggers from 9 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.

about 2 hours ago


 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.

about 3 hours ago


 A utility pole next to Robinson Boulevard was shattered in the crash in which a woman died.

Woman, 24, dies in Wilkinsburg crash

Christina Graham-Pinkney was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle around 1:30 a.m. on Robinson Boulevard.

about 7 hours ago


 Democratic gubernatorial candidates Rob McCord and Katie McGinty exchange words during a debate at the Central Baptist Church in the Hill District. At left is state senator Jake Wheatley representing gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

Two gubernatorial candidates woo black voters

The two other Democratic contenders, Tom Wolf and Allyson Schwartz, skipped the forum.

about 15 hours ago


National briefs: Tank cars called inadequate

Plus: Obama tours Washington mudslide area; New Mexico police officer kills woman; IDs sought in molestation cases

about 15 hours ago


Exclusive Philadelphia school is key locale for drugs

The investigation into a Main Line high school drug ring began months ago. Police arrested one alleged ringleader in February.

about 15 hours ago


U.S. middle class no longer the richest

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

about 15 hours ago


World briefs: Syrian rebels make last stand

PLUS: Sherpas abandon Everest; Bravery on ferry; Search for missing plane; Lawmakers visit war shrine; Forecasters predict El Nino.

about 16 hours ago


Pro-Russia insurgents linked to Ukraine abduction deaths

Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east.

about 16 hours ago


Hundreds killed in South Sudan slaughter

The U.N. says the civilians were killed last week in Bentiu, capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, over ethnic hostilities.

about 16 hours ago


U.S. forces to step up exercises in Eastern Europe

The 600 American troops will be in Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania by Monday, Adm. John Kirby said,

about 16 hours ago


Despite joy over vote in Afghan district, reports of fraud

A review found that polling centers were either closed or saw little activity Election Day, but submitted thousands of votes.

about 16 hours ago


Hearings will review colleges' sex assault policies

Colleges, their police forces and local law enforcement may have to explain why so few campus sexual-assault and rape cases are prosecuted,

about 16 hours ago


Obituary: Concepcion Aguilar / Her recipes traveled well from Mexico to Pittsburgh

The Strip District taco stand owner owes his success, and recipes, to his Mexican mother, who died last week at 86.

about 16 hours ago


U.S. Supreme Court favors ban on race priority

The high court approves a Michigan voters' ban on race-conscious admission to state universities.

about 15 hours ago


Cruising memory lane -- A teen boy's dream: Muscle car replaced the family's wagon

Christmas Eve 1965 was the happy day Dad bought a new Pontiac GTO to replace family's old station wagon.

about 17 hours ago


 Pope John XXIII takes a walk  on April 15, 1963 along the terrace of a ninth-century tower in the Vatican gardens.

Spirit of Pope John XXIII lives on in Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday is scheduled to proclaim John XXIII a saint -- along with Pope John Paul II.

about 15 hours ago


That headache complaint is real: For females, pain kills sexual desire

Bodily pain puts a damper on sexual desire, new research has revealed.

about 17 hours ago


Supreme Court hears arguments in Aereo online television case

The justices worried that siding with broadcasters could endanger Internet cloud services millions use to access and store digital files.

about 17 hours ago


College enrollment by recent high school grads is down

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the rate at which the graduates enrolled in college dropped to 65.9 percent as measured in October.

about 16 hours ago


 An aerial view of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Pittsburgh among 15 cities asked to pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

Mayor Bill Peduto said Pittsburgh will submit a proposal but wonders whether it would be financially feasible.

about 15 hours ago


Student takes knives, stake to Pittsburgh elementary school

A teacher was alerted to the items, found inside a locker used by a girl in the second grade at Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8 in Lincoln Place.

about 17 hours ago


South Fayette school meeting crowd silent on bullying

About 50 members of the public stayed silent on the recent bullying controversy that had drawn many of them to attend.

about 17 hours ago


In Yemen, assault on al-Qaida kills dozens

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday.

1 day ago


World briefs: Ferry actions called 'murder'

PLUS: Election set in Syria; Cameron's quotes criticized; UAE frees Taliban leader; U.N. condemns killings; Israelis, militants trade fire.

1 day ago


Russia warns of move into Ukraine

Russia warned Monday that Ukraine's government is igniting a civil war in the eastern regions of the country.

1 day ago


Sherpas consider boycott after disaster

Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest avalanche killed at least 13.

1 day ago


Obama hopes to reaffirm support of Asian allies

President Obama will try to convince allies and adversaries about U.S. "pivot" to Asia.

1 day ago


Rep. Readshaw accused of distorting transit law

A campaign ad by Pennsylvania state Rep. Harry Readshaw attacks a transportation funding law that passed the legislature last fall.

1 day ago


Obituary: J. Roland E. Ramirez / Philosophy professor at Duquesne University

J. Roland E. Ramirez, a world-traveler and professor of philosophy at Duquesne University for 50 years, died last week.

1 day ago


Obituary: Richard M. Cosentino / Former director of city water, sewer authority

The former water department director was "fascinated" by the city's system.

1 day ago


New information system in works for Pittsburgh schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools is launching a new student information system.

1 day ago


Jetliner stowaway makes it alive to Hawaii

A California teen survives 51/2 hours in wheel well of Boeing 767.

1 day ago


Court to hear landmark copyright case

In Supreme Court case, broadcasters contend video service Aereo is stealing content.

1 day ago


National briefs: Oklahoma courts juggle case

Plus: Justice looks at clemency; Defendant shot in court; Oscar Mayer recalls wieners

1 day ago


Dreaded Asian carp may be on Lake Erie doorstep

Multiple water samples taken from the Muskingum River last fall carried the environmental signature of bighead carp.

1 day ago


Open memo justifying drone strike on citizen, U.S. ordered

The memo contains the legal justification for the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen

1 day ago


 While on a tour of the Carnegie Science Center on Monday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett takes a look at the mock-up of the International Space Station. At rear is science center co-director Ann Metzger.

Governor promotes education positions

Gov. Tom Corbett promotes his education plans at Carnegie Science Center

1 day ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett

Gov. Corbett confronts negative ratings in re-election race

Despite winning all but four Pennsylvania counties in his election four years ago, the governor faces an uphill battle for a second term.

1 day ago


 Alec Rieger, co-founder of RustBuilt, is helping to organize Squirrel Hill’s first farmers market.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: City native returns, gets farmers market for Squirrel Hill lot

Squirrel Hill is getting its first farmers market, on a Sunday to boot, thanks to the coaxing of a boomerang entrepreneur.

1 day ago


New drug gives hope for patients with Duchenne

Drug developers and Duchenne parents got a dose of good news Monday.

1 day ago


 Dallas Marks of Monroeville sings to Gloria Hershey of McKeesport during a visit with patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at UPMC Mercy Uptown.

Music brings a smile to local patients

The Music Smiles program brings the joy of live music to Pittsburgh area hospital patients, ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s.

1 day ago


Health Happenings

Health events schedule for the coming week.

1 day ago


 Gymnast Simone Biles.

How Simone Biles caught the bug and turned into a world champion gymnast

The world and U.S. all-around gymnastics champion will try for a second U.S. all-around title at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.

1 day ago


 Karen Nagy.

What you need to know when dating someone in recovery

How-to guide for dating someone in recovery is the first of its kind.

1 day ago


Medicaid gets Affordable Care Act bump in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Medicaid enrollment is up by more than 18,000 since the Oct. 1 launch of the Affordable Care Act’s health plan marketplaces.

1 day ago


Negotiations continue with Pine-Richland teachers union

More than 200 Pine-Richland staff members and residents showed up at the district's regular school board meeting to show their support.

1 day ago


Norwin High School hires Brozeski as football coach

The school board on Monday night hired David C. Brozeski of North Huntingdon to be the high school's new head varsity football coach.

1 day ago


 The smashed rig that carried diesel fuel sits on Route 18  in Canton after the crash.

Crash, fuel spill closes Route 18 in Washington County

No one was seriously injured but a large spill of diesel fuel and fracking water is being reported near Chartiers Creek.

2 days ago


 Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

2 days ago



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