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 Penn State head basketball coach Patrick Chambers watches his team play against Minnesota during an NCAA basketball game on March March 8. Mr. Chambers is helping Penn State biologist Gong Chen raise research funds by producing a video about how the coach witnessed the decline and death of his father from Alzheimer's disease.

Penn State coach lends help to professor pursuing brain-repair research

Gong Chen’s research focuses on restoring brain cells and function, and he hopes to raise needed donations through crowdfunding.

about 7 hours ago


Report finds many Alzheimer's patients not told of diagnosis

Only 45 percent said they were told they had the disease, although some experts believe physicians are afraid to cause emotional stress.

about 7 hours ago


Route 19 in Marshall to have evening lane restrictions

The lane closures will occur at the bridge carrying the Pennsylvania Turnpike over Route 19.

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 A small memorial has sprung up along a bike trail in Hays after eagle eggs failed to hatch.

Memorial springs up in Hays for eagle eggs that didn’t hatch

Experts are not sure what the Hays eagles will do, now that they have no eggs to look after.

about 7 hours ago


 The Core by RunMD foam roller has a vented screw-on cap that allows users to store race items and clothes securely inside.

Here are four gadgets aimed to make running easier

To help calm those marathon jitters, we took a look at four cool accessories to help you cross the finish line.

about 7 hours ago


 New federal regulations for the efficiency of water heaters go into effect April 16.

New federal rules for water heaters will mean higher price tag

Water heaters bought after the standards go into effect April 16 will be slightly larger than current models.

about 7 hours ago


Saudis make own moves as U.S. and Iran talk

Even as the U.S. is pursuing a breakthrough framework, Saudi Arabia is directing a broad regional assault against the Tehran government.

about 7 hours ago


Health happenings in Pittsburgh

A listing of health- and fitness-related events for the week starting March 31, 2015.

about 7 hours ago


Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law passed after convicted killer's speech

The law was rushed through the Legislature late last year after a convicted cop killer made a recorded commencement address to a college.

about 1 hour ago


Co-pilot treated for tendencies toward suicide for long period

The co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a German jet in the French Alps last week had treatment over “a long period of time.”

about 7 hours ago


Police search for armed prisoner after Va. hospital escape

The prisoner escaped the custody of a private security guard with the officer's gun, police said.

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Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

A former Secret Service agent and a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent have been charged with fraud.

about 7 hours ago


Scores killed at Yemen camp for displaced

An air strike Monday by a Saudi-led Arab coalition killed at least 40 at a Yemen refugee camp.

about 7 hours ago


North Park to hold boot camp for women only

Classes to promote weight loss and muscle toning in women will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.

about 7 hours ago


 Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry is packed with protein.

Marathon Ready: Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry

This recipe for halibut is a spicy fish dish that’s packed with protein.

about 7 hours ago


Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash

Lawyers for six former Philadelphia policemen charged with stealing millions in cash and drugs called the case a fiction.

about 7 hours ago


Laws meant to prevent discrimination may bolster It

Indiana is the latest state to pass a religious protection act, legislation that has changed its meaning over time.

about 7 hours ago


Supreme Court questions North Carolina sex offender law

U.S. Supreme Court justices held Monday that ankle-bracelet monitoring programs constitute a search.

about 7 hours ago


Obituary: Louisa Rosenthal / Small business owner supported the arts ---

Ms. Rosenthal committed herself to spreading appreciation of and support for the arts.

about 6 hours ago


 The Rev. Dennis Colamarino in August

Obituary: Rev. Dennis Colamarino / Priest with ALS ‘taught us how to live and … how to die’

Rev. Dennis J. Colamarino, pastor of the Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, dealt with Lou Gehrig’s disease with grace.

about 6 hours ago


Nation briefs: Fla. church van crash kills 8

Plus: High-profile Mo. suicides; Transportation bill sent; Bomb prosecution rest.

about 7 hours ago


World briefs: Ex-general widens lead in Nigeria vote

Plus: Olmert found guilty; New machete attack; Abe seeks regional summit.

about 7 hours ago


 From left to right, Renee Rosensteel, Karen Fellabaum and Lisa Anderson.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Bureaucratic inanity blocks garden project for prison’s halfway house

A prison-community garden project falls to bureaucratic interpretation of governor’s no-gift order.

about 7 hours ago


 A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

Researchers analyzed 1,691 crash videos and observed potential distractions in 58.5 percent of them.

1 day ago


Overnight closures scheduled this week on Parkway West

The outbound side will close at 10 p.m. today and Tuesday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.

1 day ago


Major project to restrict traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette

Reconstruction and other improvements will occur on nearly nine miles from the Washington County line to Millers Run Road.

1 day ago


Route 19 construction continues in McCandless, Ross

Periodic lane closures are possible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for traffic signal work on Trion Road, Perrymont Road and Washington Boulevard.

1 day ago


Southbound Route 8 restriction planned today in Hampton

A lane closure was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. between Clearview Road and Murray Avenue.

1 day ago


 The meditation room at Nemacolin Woodland's Holistic Healing Center.

A look inside Nemacolin's Holistic Healing Center

Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.

1 day ago


 Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.

A tale of two fundraisers: one for a baby, one for a dog

Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.

1 day ago


 Filmmaker Ken Burns

Ken Burns’ cancer film highlights Pittsburgh research

Pittsburgh breakthroughs are highlighted in “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which will air today through Wednesday on WQED-TV.

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 “I know if the mayor says, ‘Boo,’ he has five members on council that would say, ‘Do not make this field Ravenstahl Field,’ ” Councilwoman Darlene Harris said.

Pittsburgh City Council ready to change rules on naming of public property

The bill, up for a final vote Tuesday, cuts the number of members on the Commission on Naming Public Properties to three from 11.

1 day ago


 "They have to have a green infrastructure plan or reduced flow plan," a DEP spokesman said of Alcosan customer municipalities and the city of Pittsburgh.

DEP gives Alcosan customer municipalities more time to deal with sewage overflows

The state Department of Environmental Protection gives Alcosan’s 83 communities an 18-month extension to develop “green” infrastructure.

about 7 hours ago


 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, chairs a meeting of Arab foreign ministers as Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby makes a point, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Arab League member states at a summit in this Red Sea resort have agreed to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fatah, El Shorouk Newspaper)

Arab League unveils joint military force

The force is intended to thwart growing Iranian influence in the region.

1 day ago


Nuclear talks with Iran deadlocked

Both sides looking for leverage as they struggle to reach framework for a deal.

1 day ago


Nigeria is tense amid vote-result delay

Tensions high as candidates look to avoid a runoff.

1 day ago


 Authorities investigate the scene of the crash near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., today.

U.S. officials: One dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

about 8 hours ago


Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot

The family has not yet been questioned in the investigation out of “decency.”

1 day ago


Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber

The defense has made it clear that its strategy is not to win an acquittal for Tsarnaev but to save him from the death penalty.

about 18 hours ago


 Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence stand on the Statehouse's south steps during the 2-hour-long rally. The law's opponents say it could sanction discrimination against gay people. The law's supporters contend the discrimination claims are overblown and insist it will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds. . (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)

Indiana governor defends new law

White House says Gov. Mike Pence is in “damage-control mode.”

1 day ago


 Workers pull a van out of a canal this morning near Moore Haven, Fla. Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal.

Police: Eight dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

Police said there were 18 people on the van; the driver and seven passengers are confirmed dead.

1 day ago


Americans accept semi-public digital life

A Pew study found 9 out of 10 Americans recognize their digital lives aren’t secret.

1 day ago


 The District 4 seat is held by Bill Isler of Squirrel Hill, who has been on the board since 1999 and is not seeking re-election.

East End has first contested Pittsburgh school board race in decades

Two candidates, attorney Kirk Burkley and long-time parent volunteer Lynda Wrenn, are cross-filed for the District 4 seat in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Bethlehem-Center superintendent requests first offender's probation on DUI

South Fayette police say Linda Marcolini’s blood-alcohol was more than twice the state’s legal limit after she crashed on Dec. 22.

about 20 hours ago


Case questions school barring American flags on Cinco de Mayo

The justices are considering the ramifications of a California case for free speech.

1 day ago


 A JetBlue computer outage caused long lines at airports across the country, including Boston’s Logan, Tampa, Orlando and Washington, D.C. as passengers were issued handwritten boarding passes.

JetBlue system outage causes delays at some airports

The airline’s ticketing system went down, preventing passengers from checking in with the popular airline.

about 23 hours ago


Sharon Randall: Principal showed principles behind a life well lived

Former high school principal was one example of a life well lived.

1 day ago


 Experts say that GNC's announcement that it will undertake new tseting procedures marks an initial but significant step forward for the $33 billion-a-year supplement industry, which is loosely regulated and plagued by accusations of adulteration and mislabeling.

GNC to add stricter testing of dietary pills

The N.Y. attorney general accused Pittsburgh-based GNC and three other major retailers of selling supplements that could pose health risks.

about 23 hours ago


 Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville, is at the center of the charities debate in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania bill debates definition of taxable charities

A proposed constitutional amendment, backed by nonprofits, purports to give legislators increased power to decide who receives exemptions.

1 day ago


World Briefs: No serious injuries after crash landing

PLUS: Islamic Sate beheads 8, A final farewell to Yew, Pope leads Palm Sunday, Kissinger offers advice.

1 day ago



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