Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report  at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

about 4 hours ago

 TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed Monday when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday, Oct. 21, and posted on its website.

French oil firm’s CEO killed as plane hits snowplow

History might record him as a shuttle diplomat, who criticized Western sanctions against Russia.

about 4 hours ago

N. Korea sets 1 American free

U.S officials declined to give details on the release of American detainee Jeffrey Fowle.

about 4 hours ago

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Updated Ebola guidelines in effect in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny Health Network surgeon says CDC is ‘catching up.’

about 4 hours ago

Local Dispatch: Ghostly scares are overrated, at least till seeing one

When it comes to ghosts, seeing is believing.

about 4 hours ago

 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

about 4 hours ago

Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

about 4 hours ago

 “Breaking Bad” action figures have sparked a petition by critics, who say the toys’ dark nature isn’t appropriate for youthful Toys R Us customers.

Toys R Us won’t discard ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

A Florida mother launches petition to get the retailer to pull TV-inspired drug lord characters.

about 4 hours ago

Obituary: Geraldine Martin Zeltman / ‘Amazing lady’ loved her community

Geraldine Zeltman, one of the first black secretaries hired at U.S. Steel and active in the Urban League, dies at 86.

about 4 hours ago

NCAA drops Corbett from suit over state law

The NCAA has dropped the governor from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in PSU fine money can be spent.

about 3 hours ago

National briefs: White House jumper ‘not competent’

Plus: Saudi captive to go home; Jury rules against Trinity; Gov. creates commission; Panetta clashes with CIA; 3 Denver girls found

about 4 hours ago

World briefs: Islamic State seizes cache of weapons

Plus: Ukraine, Russia end talks; Soldier killer shot in chase; Nurse overcomes Ebola; Cleric ends protest

about 4 hours ago

PG’s Mark Roth gets Pitt-CMU award for science stories

Writer honored for “cutting-edge” reporting on science, medical issues.

about 4 hours ago

 From left, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz, Tiphany Adams, and Auti Angel in "Push Girls."

ReelAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

1 day ago

 Markers line the Parkway West near the Carnegie exit, limiting outbound traffic to two lanes in late August.

Carnegie off-ramps to close as Parkway West traffic pattern changes

The inbound off-ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, and the outbound off-ramp at 10 p.m. Saturday.

about 3 hours ago

 Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Monday on the South Side to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. Clinton, above, speaks during the annual meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative in New York City Sept. 23.

Bill Clinton to campaign for Wolf in Pittsburgh

The Wolf campaign said Clinton will lead a mid-day rally Monday at the IBEW electrical workers’ union hall on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

about 4 hours ago

 Penguins backup goaltender Thomas Greiss talks with Tristan Bolyard during a Steel City Icebergs practice at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

Pittsburgh's second hockey team: Special-needs children take to the ice

For many of the kids on the Pittsburgh Emperors, supported by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the practices are the highlight of their week.

1 day ago

Section of Route 28 outbound to close Thursday night

The road will close between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

about 18 hours ago

Freeport Road lane closures tonight in Harmar, Cheswick

Crews will drill core samples from 8 tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday between Poplar Alley and Hill Avenue.

about 20 hours ago

Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

about 17 hours ago

Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

Academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts urged to be a factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula.

about 4 hours ago

Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

about 10 hours ago

Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

about 10 hours ago

 FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods in Swiftwater in northeastern Pennsylvania Saturday during a massive manhunt for suspect Eric Frein.

Poconos schools closed due to manhunt for suspect in trooper slaying

The two reported spottings, one on Friday and another Monday, have prompted police to shift their search area for suspect Eric Frein.

about 19 hours ago

 South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands as his sentence is delivered this morning at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend

The double-amputee Olympic athlete has been convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

about 4 hours ago

 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.

about 15 hours ago

Chevron to partner in $20 million regional STEM initiative

The Appalachia Partnership Initiative will focus on boosting students’ science, technology, engineering and math skills.

about 18 hours ago

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

Nick Trombetta's lawyers want the judge to throw out the government's charges or limit its evidence gleaned from the recordings.

about 20 hours ago

Toyota warns motorists to stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens

The front-passenger air bag inflators at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, GM and Mazda are at risk of rupturing, NHTSA said.

about 14 hours ago

 Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post

Obituary: Ben Bradlee / Washington Post editor who directed its Watergate coverage

With full backing from his publisher, Katharine Graham, Mr. Bradlee led The Post into the first rank of American newspapers.

about 4 hours ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

about 7 hours ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

1 day ago

Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

Law would allow groups like it to sue over municipal regulations related to firearms.

1 day ago

Lottery bill will expected to increase profits from instant tickets

Governor expected to sign bill which will decrease revenue going to senior programs to 25 percent from the current 27 percent.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette argues for change to state email practices under Right to Know law

The commonwealth argued that the 2008 Right to Know law still gives the state the right to set its own records retention policies.

about 4 hours ago

Battling cancer with more than medicine

The second Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair at UPMC will help serve the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Mumia Abu-Jamal

Governor signs Pennsylvania law to curb 'obscene celebrity' of convicted killer Abu-Jamal

The measure was prompted by the pre-recorded speech Abu-Jamal gave earlier this month to graduates at Vermont’s Goddard College.

about 14 hours ago

Jerome Cochran to retire as University of Pittsburgh's executive vice chancellor

Mr. Cochran has served as vice chancellor since August 1995, and he was Pitt’s general counsel from 2004 to 2013.

about 19 hours ago

Legal claims settled in abuse cases at Johnstown Catholic high school

Students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school from 1992 to 2001.

about 10 hours ago

 Demolition crews tear down part of the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters that was destroyed by fire on Oct. 3 in Somerset County.

Pennsylvania fire marshal: Cause of Flight 93 memorial fire may never be known

The investigation has found no signs of arson or foul play in the Oct. 3 fire.

about 18 hours ago

 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark as seen from Market Square.

Judge refuses Highmark's request to block hearing on health plan

State officials say the insurer violated this summer’s consent decree signed by Highmark and UPMC.

about 5 hours ago

ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

1 day ago

 Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place as seen at sunset in February.

Highmark fights Pa. hearing over Community Blue plan

The Community Blue Medicare Advantage excludes members from in-network access to UPMC.

1 day ago

Sharon Randall: Physical messes are the easiest kind to clean up

Some kinds of messes are easily to clean up than others.

1 day ago

Ebola fears ease on Texas, Nigeria

Forty-three people who had contact with a deceased patient were cleared of risk and health officials declared Nigeria free of the disease.

1 day ago

Turkey bolsters efforts to aid Kurds

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the Islamic State.

1 day ago

Islamic State traps Yazidis again

Besieged fighters from the minority Yazidi sect pleaded for U.S.-led airstrikes to save them.

1 day ago

 Darren Vann

Indiana convicted sex offender may have killed for decades

A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer, police said Monday.

1 day ago

Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

The move from a 5 percent down payment could increase the ability of creditworthy but cash-strapped consumers to become homeowners.

1 day ago

AbbVie, Shire to end $52 billion inversion deal

AbbVie pulled its support for the deal in the wake of proposed changes to U.S. rules governing such transactions.

1 day ago


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