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 Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County health department, smiles Tuesday as she presents the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny during a news conference.
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Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County health department, smiles Tuesday as she presents the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny during a news conference.

Officials draw up plan for a healthier Allegheny County

The plan is the result of a yearlong community assessment that identified the county’s key health concerns.

  • Plan for a Healthier Allegheny


  • Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

    The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.



     Drew Zoldak, suspended as a teacher at Plum Senior High School, center, listens as his attorney, Alexander H. Lindsay Jr., right, speaks to the media following Mr. Zoldak's preliminary hearing this morning in Plum. At left is Mr. Zoldak's wife. He was held for trial on two counts of intimidating a victim in a sexual assault involving another teacher at the high school.

    Plum high school teacher held for trial in sex case

    Drew Zoldak, 40, is charged with intimidating one of his students, who is alleged to be the victim of sexual assault by another teacher.



     Rick Santorum announces his candidacy for President at Penn United Technologies, Cabot, Pa., near his boyhood home in Butler County. Santorum, left, with his wife, Karen and their daughter, Bella.

    Republican Rick Santorum launching second White House run

    Spokesman Matt Beynon confirmed the former Pa. senator will enter the race at an event later in the day near his Butler County hometown.


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    Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

    Holiday weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma killed 14 people, with at least 13 still missing.



    Suicide rates increase sharply among African-American children

    As suicide rates of black children under 11 soar nationwide, city experts urge caregivers to ask children about suicide.


     

    World


    China, updating military strategy, puts focus on projecting naval power

    The strategy paper comes at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.



    FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

    Hours later, Swiss prosecutors said they opened separate criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and ’22 World Cups.


     
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    The Long Journey Home

    A family photograph of Charles Johnston with Diana taken on an unknown date. On the back Diana wrote, "I am always thinking of you." He went missing when his B-24 bomber was shot down by the Japanese in New Guinea on April 10, 1944. It would take 70 years for his remains to be found and identified.
    A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

    Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.

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    Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and likely Republican presidential candidate, speaks at the Southern


    Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

    A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.



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