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UberX launches in Philly amid uncertainty over taxis

UberX has been available in Pittsburgh since March, but just rolled into Philadelphia this weekend.


 Dr. Amesh A. Adalja

Pittsburgh Ebola expert Amesh Adalja in demand all over the world

A senior associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Dr. Adalja has become the go-to expert for media to talk about Ebola.



State sets Ebola monitoring protocol

The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection



WVU study links mountaintop mining to lung cancer

A new study at West Virginia University strengthens mountaintop coal mining’s link to high cancer rates in nearby communities.


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Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

Iraq officials say Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas as a weapon there, and Syrian officials say the extremists also have been



World briefs: Two attacks in Egypt kill more than 30

Plus: Rights chief faults Mexico; EU hikes Britain’s fees; Dominique Strauss-Kahn business partner dies; Ex-Hong Kong leader speaks.


 
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    Gov. Tom Corbett reports that Vin Diesel is a big Pittsburgh fan. "When I was on the movie set last week, Vin Diesel is the



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