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 The U.S. Travel Association estimates that 4.1 million Americans will stay home rather than travel because they are fed up with the conditions of road and aviation infrastructure.
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The U.S. Travel Association estimates that 4.1 million Americans will stay home rather than travel because they are fed up with the conditions of road and aviation infrastructure.

Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads

It will be crowded this holiday weekend but more people would travel if roads and airports were in better condition, the association said.


TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

This morning, traffic will shift to the right approach lane and shoulder on Banksville Road, with two lanes open toward the merge area.



 Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane announced her plans to step down in June 2016.

Linda Lane will let Pittsburgh schools contract expire

Long rumored to be leaving, she said she decided to make the announcement to “put an end to the speculation …”



 Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner for the presidential nomination, holds up a pledge during a news conference Thursday in Manhattan after he signed the document, vowing to support the Republican nominee — whomever it may be — in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Trump vows to back GOP nominee in ’16

Donald Trump signed a vow on Thursday to support whoever is the 2016 Republican presidential nominee and not launch a third-party candidacy.


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Executive Nocito’s secretary charged with conspiracy to defraud

Ann E. Harris, personal assistant and secretary to Joseph Nocito Sr., is accused of helping him use his companies to pay personal expenses.



Amazon.com, Penn sued by family of student who killed herself

Arya Singh, 20, a junior in the School of Nursing, died Feb. 8, 2013, after ingesting soluble cyanide crystals in her dorm room.


 
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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the


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In this photo taken Aug. 27, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Cleveland. The State