Intelligence officials warn of dangers beyond Islamic State

Another Syrian group, led by a figure who was once among Osama bin Laden’s inner circle, poses a more direct threat to America and Europe.

Corbett and Wolf to meet in first debate of governor's race Monday

Democratic challenger Wolf will not be under pressure to do much more than avoid any major mistakes. For Mr. Corbett, the stakes are higher.

 Flares burn while police stand between pro-union and nationalist protesters during a demonstration at George Square in Glasgow.

Does defeat of referendum like in Scotland signal a movement's end?

Quebec has had two referendums, with the threat of more. They call this the “Neverendum” — a term also raised in Scotland the morning after.

 Ron Tomalis

Tomalis spent time in NYC advising private equity investors

During nearly 15 months, officials at some of the state’s key institutions say they never shared a moment of Ron Tomalis’ time.


Chicago archbishop selected

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U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.

Chicago archbishop selected

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.



60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey in 24 hours

Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border.

Islamic State fighters are drawing on oil assets for funding and fuel

A tiny drop in the sea of petroleum globally, the oil tapped by the Islamic State has given it a revenue source most extremist groups lack.


Lives in limbo

Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.
For a dwindling number of refugees living in sweltering U.N. camps in Nepal, hope for a new life in Pittsburgh is mixed with the pain of missing family members.

Many refugees cannot return home, or are afraid to do so

Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo


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City-County Building exhibit celebrates immigrants

Luis Clemente speaks in front of a photo of his father, Roberto Clemente. By Robert Zullo Luis Clemente remembers the baseball

Education funding, lies and video tape

We're not sure whether there's enough time for the campaign of Gov. Tom Corbett to take control of the discussion of education

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