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 Rivets line the interior of the bridge in September.

Partnership to replace 558 bridges in Pa., dozens of small ones in Allegheny County

Under the agreement, the consortium will design and construct the bridges and maintain them for 25 years; PennDOT will retain ownership.

56 minutes ago


 Cars pass Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital where Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was rushed to Thursday.

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as three quarantined; CDC 'go' team on site

The emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital was working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.

about 6 hours ago


Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

about 1 hour ago


Mount Washington Transit Tunnel to close early Saturday

Buses will detour inbound via Allentown and outbound using the Wabash Tunnel. Rail service will use the tunnel but with delays.

about 1 hour ago


 Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women’s health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program.

Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose some health coverage

Some 90,000 women now receive free family planning and women’s health coverage through a special Medicaid program that will soon end.

about 12 hours ago


New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

U.S. teens are both victims and perpetrators in pervasively abusive dating practices, says new federal survey.

about 12 hours ago


WHO: Five more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

The agency warned it's not clear whether any of them will work against the deadly virus that has already killed more than 4,800 people.

about 2 hours ago


Pennsylvania students get new tests after ACTs lost in mail

Parents whose children took the test continue to express anger that the company did not alert them to a problem earlier.

about 1 hour ago


State ​DEP fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for safe drinking water violations

The $114,000 fine is the largest the DEP's Safe Drinking Water Program in the Southwest Region has levied in 20 years.

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Allegheny County Health Department updates guidelines for controlling Legionella

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation paid $60,000 to RAND Corp. to compile the guidelines.

about 12 hours ago


 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

about 12 hours ago


 The Port Authority board voted without dissent to approve an 18-month agreement with Aetna Inc., which outbid Highmark and UPMC.

Port Authority OKs health plan that will save agency $6.5 million

The agreement preserves employee access to doctors in the Highmark, UPMC and independent networks

about 1 hour ago


Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen pledges $100 million to Ebola flight.

about 12 hours ago


China's Communist leaders vow legal reform — under party authority

China pledges legal reforms to allow judges more independence from local officials’ interference, but the party still rules, and the

about 12 hours ago


 Members of the Secret Service Counter Assault team are seen on the rooftop of the White House on Thursday in Washington.

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

White House fence-jumper had paranoid delusions and was arrested before at the executive mansion.

about 12 hours ago


 Few lights shine at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

about 12 hours ago


 burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola Oct. 18 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

Half of Liberian capital’s treatment beds lie empty because the government ordered that all victims’ bodies be cremated, a violation of the

about 12 hours ago


 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, and his Democratic Senate opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios Oct. 13 in Lexington, Ky.

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

To hold their Senate majority, Democrats attack Republicans on diverse issues, but the GOP has just one counter-punch: blame President

about 12 hours ago


Pittsburgh's Education Management Corp. to delist stock from Nasdaq

EDMC had reported a loss of $664 million in fiscal 2014, a drop driven in part by a drop in enrollment at 110 campuses around the country.

about 3 hours ago


 Harry Max Goern /

Obituary: Harry Max Goern / Retired executive stayed busy

The Alcoa executive filled the years past age 65 chairing boards, running associations, helping kids and volunteer interests.

about 12 hours ago


 Halloween Background

Boys can be the most ghoulish thing on Halloween

One Halloween some ghoulish boys gave a tough lesson.

about 12 hours ago


 Body products on display at the Whole Foods in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for personal care items, cleaners and textiles.

about 13 hours ago


World briefs / U.S.: Jihadi oil revenues declining

Plus: EU greenhouse gas accord; abductions in Nigeria;13 killed in Pakistan raids; Japan Cabinet scandals; N. Korea Ebola curbs.

about 12 hours ago


Nation briefs: Thorpe’s remains to stay put

Plus: Benefits for ex-Nazis; border deaths decline; transgender bias ruled; smoking ban at Reynolds; air bag recall pushed;

about 12 hours ago


 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

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Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

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 A man is led away by police today near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife, Laureen, were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Police say a gunman fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill Wednesday.

Canada's prime minister vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from the prime minister as Mr. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath.

about 13 hours ago


Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey made the demand in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

1 day ago


 The Canadian flag flies at half staff on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.

Mother of shooting suspect in Canada says she cries for victims, not son

In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

1 day ago


 Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night.

Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Md., was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds and facing Secret Service dogs.

1 day ago


 A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

Pennsylvania PUC board votes to unseal Lyft trip data

The trip data was provided to the PUC by Lyft while it was under a cease-and-desist order earlier this year, but not disclosed publicly.

about 21 hours ago


 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

1 day ago


 Among the most central of disagreements is over a new, lost-cost, narrow-network Highmark insurance plan for seniors that excludes UPMC physicians and hospitals.

Highmark, UPMC, regulators spar in court

Representatives of Highmark and UPMC, and state regulators who brokered a deal between them, disagreed on many things Wednesday.

1 day ago


 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU expels three as a result of weekend riots

Eight people were arrested and 24 others cited for various infractions Saturday after the celebration of WVU's football win turned ugly.

about 11 hours ago


 Red-light cameras stand at Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue in Philadelphia.

Philly red-light camera revenue to fund six Allegheny County projects

Some $6.6 million will be given to 37 municipalities to fund 41 projects across the state.

about 22 hours ago


Man who looks like subject of Pennsylvania manhunt says he's been stopped repeatedly

James Tully, 39, of Canadensis, he’s been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities

about 23 hours ago


 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from right, and New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, second from right, lead a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday.

New York physician tests positive for Ebola

A physician with Doctors without Borders who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

about 12 hours ago


North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

1 day ago


Transit study deal preserves funding for North Side project

Councilwoman Darlene Harris said Mayor Bill Peduto’s office promise to restore the $1.6 million used for an Uptown transit study next year.

1 day ago


Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

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 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal and teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

about 21 hours ago


Obituary: Virginia “Ginnie” Birmingham / Oakmont attorney who sought to help women with legal matters

Virginia “Ginnie” Birmingham went to law school after many years as a stay-at-home mother because she “wanted to do more with her life.”

1 day ago


2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

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 Police surround Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday after at least one gunman killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament.

Parliament’s lax security at main entry drawing criticism

Canada’s governmental security is questioned in wake of Wednesday’s shootings at the national war memorial and inside Parliament building.

1 day ago


Canada probes possible suspect in Ottawa shooting

Two U.S. officials said U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam.

1 day ago


Random Acts of Kindness: Litter was heavy for her, but others gave her a lift

Also: Surprising young woman used smart phone wisely; return of MAC card made for a good day

1 day ago


Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

1 day ago


U.S. sets monitoring for travelers from Africa

CDC to require arrivals from West African nations with Ebola to report temperatures and any other potential symptoms daily for three weeks.

1 day ago


Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

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Ebola survivors turn caregivers, testing their immunity

As an Ebola survivor, Amie Subah believes that she is now immune.

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