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Obama administration officials had considered Alan Gross' imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.
The state police Internet system and background check databases were out of commission for about two hours.
PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.
Will Pittsburgh’s Board of Education face a steep learning curve in 2016 with incumbents deciding not to run for re-election next year?
A day after 148 people died in one of the most violent attacks in Pakistan, the nation surveyed the damage from the nine-hour slaughter.
The 54-page report by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale paints a dire picture of the state school’s financial health.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh connected electrodes in her brain to a robotic arm to make hand shapes and grasps possible.
Will the president's immigration action lead to gridlock -- or will it trigger piecemeal progress?
The AG says the managers, assigned to PennDOT’s district covering southeastern Pennsylvania, took kickbacks from highway inspectors.
Peshawar is in deep mourning. One heard the heart-wrenching wailing of women and silent weeping of men every 100 yards or so.
The hackers warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether to allow this kind of drilling in New York was up to New York’s environmental commissioner.
The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.
An indictment unsealed today charges ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell.
Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.
A 54-page report is likely to heighten ongoing concern, not only about Cheyney, but also some of the other 13 state-owned universities.
President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill bringing additional sanctions against Russia for its Ukraine incursion.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run, shaking up the GOP field.
The Vatican inquiry that some saw as critical of U.S. nuns has ended instead with praise for the sisters’ selfless work.
Finance records and officials show that Ecuadoran family has won favors from the Obama administration after giving donations to Democrats.
The case concerns unpaid wages from work during breaks and in other circumstances.
Christmas felt right amid dozens of cousins and other relatives.
Florida is home to roughly 80 percent of the country's Cuban-American population.
Sony Pictures hackers threaten 9/11-style terror against theaters showing the studio’s new comedy, “The Interview.”
Plus: Apple wins suit; Mars rover finding; Obama pick confirmed; Alaska leasing ban.
Plus: Israel arrests 10; China police torture; N. Korea slams U.S.; Korean Air troubles; Anti-Islamist rally.
Surveys done by the Pew Research Center show that three-quarters of Americans think the immigration system needs to undergo major changes.
Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.
Bradley W. Stone, wanted in the killings of his ex-wife and five of her family members, was found in a wooded area near his home.
The attack, carried out by a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, killed mainly students at an army public school.
Newtown school shooting victims’ kin have sued the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
Police said Bradley W. Stone, 35, of Pennsburg also killed his ex-wife’s mother, grandmother, sister, brother-in-law and niece.
The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they have found a way to diagnose autism through brain imaging and machine learning techniques.
Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams is expected to charge state Reps. Reps. Ronald G. Waters and Vanessa Lowery Brown.
West Oakland’s The Corner plans to enhance amenities for little, cut-off neighborhood.
Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.
Crews will inspect the Route 30 bridge, causing alternating one-way traffic on Bessemer from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday.
State College police are trying to determine who made the insulting posts, and district officials say any students involved could face
The Wallace Foundation invested more than $50 million into the Rand study to determine how well the summer enrichment programs work.
Mark Patrick Flaherty will battle Chelsa Wagner for the Democratic nomination for controller, a job he gave up to run for county executive.
They were charged by Philadelphia authorities after state Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused to prosecute, saying the case was flawed.
Despite a new medical provider, Corizon, at Allegheny County Jail, six inmates have died in custody this year.
U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.
Why Sidney Crosby, who had a recent vaccination, contracted the almost-eradicated disease? Doctors say it’s hard to explain.
One inmate says jail medical staff delayed testing a chest mass for weeks while another said a nurse performed surgery to remove wrist pins.
Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society is hosting a Handbag Blowout sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Astrobotic, which is developing the lunar lander for the team's entry, won $250,000 in the “imaging” category.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Rome for a series of diplomatic sessions, including with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The store manager said the benefactor showed up at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg on Monday with a cashier's check that covered 100 accounts.