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 A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.
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A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

Researchers analyzed 1,691 crash videos and observed potential distractions in 58.5 percent of them.


Overnight closures scheduled this week on Parkway West

The outbound side will close at 10 p.m. today and Tuesday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.



Major project to restrict traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette

Reconstruction and other improvements will occur on nearly nine miles from the Washington County line to Millers Run Road.



Route 19 construction continues in McCandless, Ross

Periodic lane closures are possible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for traffic signal work on Trion Road, Perrymont Road and Washington Boulevard.


Nation


U.S. officials: One dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.



Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber

The defense has made it clear that its strategy is not to win an acquittal for Tsarnaev but to save him from the death penalty.


 

World


Arab League unveils joint military force

The force is intended to thwart growing Iranian influence in the region.



Nuclear talks with Iran deadlocked

Both sides looking for leverage as they struggle to reach framework for a deal.


 
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Cultural Crossroads

Pittsburgh high school students tour Tennessee State University's campus on March 30, 2015.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Ron Castille (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette) 1) Given the extraordinary run of problems for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane,


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

  1) Our friends at Franklin & Marshall College have some good news and some bad news, via their latest poll of



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