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 Work on the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has been rescheduled for this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.
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Work on the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has been rescheduled for this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

The inbound tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.


 Jordan said today that it is willing to swap Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman on death row in Jordan, for Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, leftm who was captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. Sajida al-Rishawi was sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 60 people.

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Efforts to release the Jordanian pilot and the journalist gained urgency with the release of an ultimatum from the Islamic State group.



 According to the survey, hip replacement variation in Pittsburgh was 32 percent (a range of $19,456 and $25,696).

Replacing knee, hips a bargain at Pittsburgh-area hospitals

Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.



 Senate Bill 4 is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.


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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Efforts to release the Jordanian pilot and the journalist gained urgency with the release of an ultimatum from the Islamic State group.



Netanyahu talk stirs backlash in Israeli race

Political analysts say attacking Israel’s prime minister for deteriorating relations with Washington, could be a winning message.


 
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The love of my life had moved away. While letters with a California postmark in my mailbox made my heart beat a little faster, I missed him.



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Homewood grocer produces food the area lacked

Perry’s Honeydripper gives Homewood an uncommon amenity: a hot-food take-out with groceries and produce.


 

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Iray Vaughan will seek 6th term in Washington County

By Janice Crompton Washington County's longtime Republican commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan announced today she will seek a


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette 1) The full state Senate will likely vote today on a proposed constitutional amendment that would



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