First spa trip can get under a man's skin

Peter Leo basks in the afterglow, somewhat, of a visit to the Omni Bedford Springs spa.

Obituary: Dr. Robert Pontius / Pioneering heart surgeon at Children's Hospital

A year after coming to Children's Hospital in 1957, he performed the first successful open-heart operation using a pump-oxygenator.

 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Program focuses on the children of Homewood

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.

Western Pennsylvania to get taste of Tennessee-style for-profit health care

Barbecue and country music many be Tennessee’s best-known exports, but its biggest is for-profit hospital administration.


GOP's next wedge issue emerges

The national education standards have incited intense resistance on the right in the belief that it will lead to a federal takeover of

Abbie Hoffman's presence echoes decades later

They still remember Hoffman at the Apple Jack bar in Point Pleasant, where he once shot pool and flirted with women.



Pro-Russian forces tighten grip

Pressure mounted on political dissenters and the media in ways that are commonplace in Russia but had not been in Ukraine until now.

Disputed enclave with Soviet mentality is dreaming of entering Putin's embrace

Trans-Dniester, also known as Transnistria, is a sliver of territory that runs along the border of Moldova and Ukraine.


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Search continues for bodies in Lake Erie

Both Amy Santus and Paige Widmer died of drowning, according to autopsies by the Lucas County coroner.

Man vs. train: Winner is never in doubt

Four people have been hit and killed by freight trains in the Pittsburgh area in the past month.


Early Returns

WashPost back Murphy bill

Rep. Tim Murphy is getting more recognition of the mental health care bill he's crafted.  The editorial board of the

Corbett enlists Thornburgh

The Corbett administration has long been counting on an improving jobless numbers to reverse the daunting poll numbers that have

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