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 “Treadmill injuries actually are quite common,” said Louis H. Alarcon, medical director of trauma surgery at UPMC Presbyterian.

Pittsburgh doctors weigh in on dangers of treadmills

In light of the death of a Facebook executive’s husband, experts warn of the high risk of using the exercise machines.

about 15 hours ago


Parkway West weekend closures announced

The closures affect the outbound side from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79 beginning midnight Friday and Saturday.

about 2 hours ago


Patching to restrict traffic on Parkway West in Findlay

Work will occur between the Beaver County line and the Pittsburgh International Airport interchange from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

about 7 hours ago


 Last week, state regulators asked the courts to force UPMC and Highmark into arbitration to resolve alleged violations of state-mediated agreements governing their breakup in January.

Highmark to cover unpaid medical claims filed by UPMC

The ongoing dispute between the region's health care giants had interfered with the payment of about 3 percent of more than 900,000 claims.

about 4 hours ago


Republicans seeks end to traditional Pa. pension plans

Senators will seek concessions from many employees and the eventual end of the debt-ridden traditional pension system for 370,000 workers.

about 2 hours ago


Campbell Road in West Deer closed for slide repairs

The closure between Route 910-Gibsonia Road and Saxonburg Boulevard will continue through June 30.

about 8 hours ago


 San Francisco-based Uber and its largest competitor Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area in February 2014.

Pa. Public Utility Commission continues pursuit of trip data from Uber

The PUC judges had previously ordered Uber to divulge details on the number of rides provided from the advent of its service in Pittsburgh.

about 4 hours ago


 Smoke and fire comes from an oil train that derailed Wednesday in Heimdal, North Dakota.

Another oil train derails, explodes into flames

Ten tankers operated by BNSF Railway Co. were reported to be in flames and the town of Heimdal, N.D., was evacuated.

about 1 hour ago


 The 2014 Gene Kelly Awards' best actress winner, Marnie Quick, center, playing the Tinman in "The Wiz" last year, was nominated again in 2015, the 25th year of the Allegheny County high school musical awards program.

25th annual Gene Kelly Awards names nominees

The high school musical awards for Allegheny County will crown winners at a Benedum Center ceremony on May 30.

about 5 hours ago


 Much of the state exceeded average snowfall totals for the season, including Pittsburgh, which had 47.5 inches, about 6 inches above normal.

Final winter figures are in: Pa. led the way in snow removal costs

The state exceeded its budget for winter maintenance by $69 million, or 34 percent.

about 15 hours ago


Wilkinsburg schools to hold meetings on future of district

Acting Superintendent Dan Matsook is expected to announce that the 7-12 program will remain intact in Wilkinsburg for 2015-16.

about 1 hour ago


Fog shrouds parts of Pittsburgh area

The weather service said visibility in some areas could be reduced to a quarter-mile this morning.

about 8 hours ago


 Sgt. Greiner will be awarded the Silver Star in North Carolina today for displaying "extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own safety.

North Hills native to receive Silver Star for heroics in Afghanistan

Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew Greiner and two others will receive medals today for their roles in protecting 80 comrades in September.

about 15 hours ago


 Denise O'Connor, left, is the founder and president of Three Rivers Mothers' Milk Bank. Here, she poses for a picture with Dr. Alan Lantzy, a neonatologist at West Penn Hospital, in December 2013.

Pittsburgh breast milk bank could open in Strip District by fall

The Pittsburgh-based breast milk bank will service neonatal intensive care units in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

about 15 hours ago


Former Pittsburgh superintendent Roosevelt to leave Antioch College

Mark Roosevelt left Pittsburgh five years ago to re-start Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where there are now 250 students.

about 3 hours ago


 Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at a news conference today.

Baltimore asks U.S. Justice Department to review police practices

The request follows the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, who sustained spinal injuries after being arrested by police.

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Pitt study connects diabetes, premature brain aging

Middle-aged type 1 diabetics had more severe brain abnormalities than a similarly aged control group without the disease.

about 5 hours ago


EDMC to close 15 Art Institute locations; Pittsburgh campus not affected

The closest campus to Pittsburgh that is closing will be the Art Institute of York, Pa.

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 "There is more work to be done, and we need those checks and balances," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said today.

Allegheny County's fund balance increases, controller reports

Controller Chelsa Wagner also raised concerns about Allegheny County using one-time revenue sources to make its budget work.

about 2 hours ago


 The lives of six police officers in Baltimore will never be the same, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Tuesday in a speech sympathetic to law enforcement.

Toomey sides with police in speech

Senator says a lot of social ills are being blamed on police instead of on broken family structures, criminal behavior and poverty.

about 15 hours ago


France: Germanwings pilot practiced controlled descent on previous flight

Cockpit data shows Andreas Lubitz put the plane into descent mode five times in a 4 1/2-minute period during the Duesseldorf-Barcelona leg.

about 8 hours ago


Komen Race online deadline today

The 23rd annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure expects to draw 23,000 participants on Mother’s Day.

about 15 hours ago


 FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications. "The VA system again finds itself engulfed in another scandal," said Heller, co-chair of the Senate's VA backlog working group. VA offices nationwide are suffering from poor management, he said, proving "it is time for an overhaul of the entire system." (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Senators seek wide-scale VA probe on mishandled claims

The senators said recent findings of mismanagement at the Philadelphia VA might point to a broader, department-wide problem.

about 5 hours ago


 Mary D’Angelo Reutzel

I Remember Mama: There was a lot to like about Mom’s final months

We were stunned when she was able to sustain her good spirits — and very grateful!

about 15 hours ago


 President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominates Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., center, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, right, to be vice chairman during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House.

Obama nominates Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

The president signaled that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants remain top priorities for the nation’s military.

about 15 hours ago


 Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday at the airport in Mogadishu in a show of solidarity with the Somalian government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first secretary of state ever to visit the country.

Kerry talks diplomatic ties on surprise visit to Somalia

The United States will begin the process of reestablishing a diplomatic mission in Somalia after a more than 20-year break, he said.

about 15 hours ago


Lawmakers in France move to vastly expand surveillance

The bill, in the works since last year, now goes to the Senate, where it seems likely to pass.

about 15 hours ago


 In this photo made available by the Nigerian military taken last Wednesday, a Nigerian soldier speaks to a woman and children that were allegedly rescued by the Nigerian military after being taken by Islamic extremists in Sambisa Forest, Nigeria.

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

Nigerian soldiers are rescuing hundreds of kidnapped girls and women from the last forest stronghold of the Islamic insurgents.

about 15 hours ago


 This May 10, 2013, file photo shows the world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments, written on one of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem.

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll has never before been publicly displayed in Israel, said Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

about 15 hours ago


World Briefs: Art looted during WWII returned

Plus: Burundi high court rules; family squabble; child soldiers to be freed; and more.

about 15 hours ago


National Briefs: Clinton touts immigration

Plus: Lynch visits Baltimore; Charlie Hebdo honored; arrest in cold case; and more.

about 15 hours ago


Confirmation vote on Pennsylvania jurist awaits 'blue slip' from Toomey

Sen. Toomey backs Judge L. Felipe Restrepo for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, but hasn’t acted to move a confirmation vote forward.

about 1 hour ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto spent Tuesday at the state Capitol lobbying for municipal pension reform.

Peduto lobbies for municipal pension reform in Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh mayor acknowledges he erred in criticizing Democratic legislators.

about 15 hours ago


 Kristi Reynolds plays a game with her three boys, Isaac, 8, Timothy, 2 months, and Noah 6. Mrs. Reynolds had Timothy via C-section at West Penn Hospital in February.

Can Pittsburgh hospitals offer 'gentler' C-sections?

Many hospitals are embracing new procedures, including placing babies with their mothers within minutes of birth, as “a culture change.”

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 Dr. Oscar Lopez, Alzheimer's researcher at the University of Pittsburgh

Pitt researchers find some hope in Alzheimer's studies

The new research is examining both treatment and prevention, using the latest technology of imaging a person’s brain.

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 The Allegheny County Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to start posting health inspection grades on restaurant doors.

Controversial restaurant health-grading plan rejected

The measure requiring restaurants to post A-B-C letter grades on health inspections failed in a 12-1 vote of Allegheny County Council.

about 15 hours ago


 Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. last month.

Huckabee declares 2016 GOP presidential candidacy, running as conservative populist

To an unusual degree, strategists for Huckabee are counting on his likability to break through the pack of competitors.

about 15 hours ago


Gunmen who attacked Texas event likely inspired by Islamic State, officials say

Two gunmen were killed after wounding a security guard at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.

about 15 hours ago


West Carson Street to close Thursday night

Traffic will be detoured via the McKees Rocks Bridge and Route 65 during the closure, which is scheduled to start 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

about 16 hours ago


Route 51 in Moon restricted today

Bridge inspection will cause the restriction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

about 16 hours ago


 A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H.

Study connects emission cuts to reduction of early deaths

Peer-reviewed study finds health co-benefits would result from implementing the controversial federal Clean Power Plant Rule

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 Fifty-four years ago in Montgomery, Ala., police beat John Lewis and other Freedom Riders as they got off a bus.

Allegheny College hails moment as nation’s most civil at ceremony

Fifty-four years ago in Montgomery, Ala., police beat John Lewis and other Freedom Riders as they got off a bus.

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Expense records sought from Elizabeth Forward board president's past employers

The D.A.’s office seeks travel expense records for Elizabeth Forward Board president and Wilkinsburg business manager Phil Martell

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 Seven young Pittsburgh-area residents who are a part of the “ADA generation" participated in a panel discussion Monday night.

The ADA at 25: Pittsburgh-area disabled adults say act made difference in their lives

But advocates are stressing the need for further progress.

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University of Pittsburgh finds zinc to be important in brain signaling

University of Pittsburgh and MIT say zinc helps modulate neural signaling in the brain, adding a new tool to help understand brain diseases.

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Health happenings for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Excela Health and the Latrobe Rotary will hold a a Wellness Check diagnostic screening Saturday at the Latrobe Municipal Building.

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Four hurt in Downtown crash involving Port Authority bus

The 48 Arlington bus was headed outbound toward the Smithfield Street Bridge when a car collided with the right side of it.

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Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for first time

Google’s mobile search requests are outstripping requests in nine other countries as well.

1 day ago


 Mary Ellen Quinn

Obituary: Mary Ellen Quinn / Built family around church, activism

Despite raising nine children, Mary Ellen Quinn of McCandless found time to be active in her church and peace movements.

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 Donald Kaelin

Obituary: Donald Kaelin / Franklin Park farmer had passion for growing flowers, relationships

Donald Kaelin helped to turn his family’s farming equipment business in Franklin Park into a retail farming and greenhouse operation.

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