News


Traffic stop planned tonight on inbound Route 28

Crews will work between the ramps to Interstate 279 and Interstate 579-Veterans Bridge.


More Pa. judges sought for black lung cases

Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.



 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Yellow Cab readies its own app for Pittsburgh ride shares

As Lyft and Uber settle in Pittsburgh, Yellow Cab is preparing to launch a ride sharing app of its own.



 Caren Glotfelty

Allegheny County Parks Foundation board selects chief

Caren Glotfelty, 67, is the new executive director of the foundation, which raises money for special projects at Allegheny County‘‍s parks.


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Nation


Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border fund plan

Appropriations panel‘‍s plan would fund president’‍s proposal through year‘‍s end, but without changes to trafficking law.



Big issues loom for Congress as recess nears

August recess looms, but issues such as highway funding and veterans care must be dealt with first.


 

World


Britain announces inquiry into killing of ex-KGB officer

Home secretary says investigators will explore whether Russian leaders had role in fatal poisoning eight years ago.



Britain plans to tighten laws designed to protect girls

New research shows victim numbers are twice as high as previously thought.


 
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Portfolio


"Summer Memories" essay: Lemonade stand added up to little by dad's account

Daria L. Svaline: Every time I pass by one I am thrown — like spinning through a time machine — back to the very early 1950s.



Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Words, art and homes merge in appealing display on North Side

One day last week, I heard people speaking Spanish outside my screen door and bounded to the sidewalk for an opportunity to practice.


 

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An olive branch from Scarnati

Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati was among the GOP leaders who faulted Gov. Tom Corbett's leadership last week in



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