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 King retrieves a driver after trainer Rick Kaplan threw the club in an open field.

Fundraiser in memory of CMU grad and war hero will place dogs with veterans

A fundraising golf outing will help Canine Angels train additional service dogs for donation and placement to veterans.

about 5 hours ago


 Children play inside a bomb shelter on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Doctor who studied in Pittsburgh aids people in embattled eastern Ukraine

Physician Yakiv Rogalin has focused the work of his foundation on civilians affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

about 21 hours ago


Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

about 7 hours ago


 Capitol Police officers load a small helicopter onto a trailer Wednesday, after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington.

Gyrocopter pilot is frustrated message isn’t getting through

Doug Hughes, who landed a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn last week, had hoped to raise awareness about big money in politics.

about 22 hours ago


 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

about 11 hours ago


Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

about 14 hours ago


Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Pocono Drive and McKinney Lane with traffic limited to one lane in both directions.

about 14 hours ago


 Brother Bernard Hartman

Former North Catholic teacher faces trial in Australia on child abuse charges

Brother Bernard Hartman, a former North Catholic teacher, goes on trial in Australia on charges of abusing children there.

about 21 hours ago


 Federal law enforcement depends on thousands of informants to help with criminal cases. But a review of 154 recent federal acquittals nationally found that 1 in 6 involved informant problems.

Justice officials launch another investigation of DEA payments to informants

The agency’s spending on secret sources has increased much faster than its overall budget.

about 21 hours ago


 Pope Francis delivers his speech from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's square during the Regina Coeli midday prayer, at the Vatican.

Hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean

The incident could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensified pressure on the European Union to act.

about 21 hours ago


 La’Tasha D. Mayes, 33, founder and executive director of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh.

Community activist contends with incumbent for Pittsburgh City Council District 7 seat

La’Tasha D. Mayes, head of the nonprofit New Voices Pittsburgh, is taking on incumbent Deborah Gross in District 7.

about 21 hours ago


 Nina Jablonski  and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D

The vitamin is important for bone health, safe pregnancies and a strong immune system.

about 21 hours ago


 Marijke Hecht, project manager and director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, works at the drill site at the Frick Park Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

The new Frick Park Environmental Center is taking shape in Squirrel Hill as Pittsburgh’s newest green building.

about 21 hours ago


 Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain the anticancer molecule sulforaphane.

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent some cancers

The University of Pittsburgh plans to begin clinical trials this year to determine if the extract can block head and neck cancers.

about 21 hours ago


Security confiscates handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

The firearm was the fourth discovered in carry-on bags at the airport this year.

about 2 hours ago


 This undated image made from a video released Sunday by Islamic State militants appears to show the killing of a group of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Islamic State releases video of executions of Ethiopians

The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate.

about 22 hours ago


Top VA manager reassigned, other changes made in Philly

The changes are in response to a scathing report the VA Office of Inspector General released last week.

about 7 hours ago


 Rescuers help children disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early today. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler's boat crammed with about 700 people overturned off Libya's coast Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy.

More migrant boats issue distress calls as search for survivors continues off Libya

Officials estimate that 700 people may have drowned when a ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea Saturday night.

about 10 hours ago


FBI acknowledges flawed testimony in decades of trials

The admissions mark a watershed in one of the country’s largest forensic scandals.

about 21 hours ago


Some Democrats call for competition

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley led the call for a competitive primary, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

about 22 hours ago


 This Sept. 5, 2014, photo by New York Times photographer Daniel Berehulak shows James Dorbor, 8, suspected of being infected with Ebola, being carried by medical staff to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy, who was brought in by his father, lay outside the center for at least six hours before being seen.  Berehulak is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, announced today at Columbia University in New York.

S.C. newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for series on domestic abuse in state

Also, the Seattle Times won the award in breaking news for its digital coverage of a mudslide in Washington that killed 43 people.

about 5 hours ago


 Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa, left, of Ethiopia, and women's division winner Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, pose with a trophy after today's race.

Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenyan Rotich triumph in Boston Marathon

Two years after bombs killed three and wounded 260 more, the world’s most prestigious marathon took tentative steps back toward normal.

about 15 hours ago


China’s Xi to seal deals in Pakistan

The deals will extend Beijing’s reach to the mouth of the Persian Gulf and allow China to supplant the U.S. as Pakistan’s biggest investor.

about 21 hours ago


Mexican police killed 16 protesters in January, reports say

The accounts appeared to contradict an account by the federal government that the deaths could have been caused by friendly fire.

about 21 hours ago


Secret Service arrests person for attempting to scale White House fence

The agency has been beset by a series of security lapses, including an incident in which a man jumped a fence and ran inside the White

about 14 hours ago


 Britt McHenry on the job last year, courteously interviewing a Baltimore Raven after a Steelers game.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Beware when Pretty Skinny Blond Women attack

Pretty Skinny Blond Women are ruining the world, one rant at a time.

about 21 hours ago


National briefs: Sen. Manchin says will seek re-election

PLUS: New cancer drug studied; Man dies week after arrest; Lynch vote likely this week.

about 21 hours ago


World briefs: Afghan police complaints suppressed

PLUS: Progress on trade talks; No nuclear inspections; WHO admits Ebola failings.

about 21 hours ago


Police officer charged with fatal shooting in Dauphin County waives preliminary hearing

Lisa Mearkle, an officer in Hummelstown, was charged in the shooting death in February of David Kassick, who the police say was unarmed.

about 3 hours ago


 The funeral train with the body of President Lincoln in Harrisburg. It arrived the evening of April 21, 1865, and left the next day.

Harrisburg to observe Lincoln funeral train on Tuesday

National Park Service will mark the anniversary of that somber stop with an event at the state Capitol featuring Lincoln actor Fritz Klein.

1 day ago


 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

The high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

1 day ago


Police officer charged with homicide in shooting death in Dauphin County

Two months before a police officer shot a South Carolina motorist in the back, David Kassick was killed by a Pennsylvania officer.

about 22 hours ago


Raising 'free-range kids': bad parenting or good life lessons?

Case of “free-range” parents in Maryland sparks discussion on childhood freedoms.

1 day ago


 DEP regulators took this photo of a puddle of fuel on fire near an oil or gas well head during an inspection of the well site.

At well sites across Pa., pictures help tell the story

Industry says photos don’t represent standard practices but rather show moments where regulators appropriately enforced existing rules.

1 day ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in March.

Pennsylvania hospitals worried about Gov. Wolf's budget plan

Medicare payments to hospitals now cover less than 90 percent of cost of care, according to the American Hospital Association.

1 day ago


 Blanche Kiesel

Obituary: Blanche Kiesel / Steelers talk show caller known as 'Babe from Penn Hills'

“I guarantee you that she knew what she was talking about,” said radio host and former Steeler Tunch Ilkin of Ms. Kiesel, 90.

1 day ago


FDA to revisit its policies on regulating homeopathic remedies

Should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies such as Cold-Eeze the same way it does over-the-counter drugs such as Advil?

1 day ago


China ruling golf out of bounds

In recent reports, state-run news outlets have depicted gofg as yet another temptation that has led Communist Party officials astray.

1 day ago


Court allows victim’s blink, seen on video, as evidence in Maryland murder trial

Attorneys for the defendant  argued that the video should be banned because it denies his Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser.

1 day ago


Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states

The proxy wars in Middle East have resulted in a boom for U.S. defense industry from overseas sales at a time of shrinking Pentagon budgets.

1 day ago


Warrior pose: Yoga catching on as therapy for veterans’ PTSD

Yoga is being increasingly embraced by the Department of Veterans Affairs and military looking to wean veterans off addictive painkillers.

1 day ago


Islamic State tied to Afghan attack that killed 35

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan.

1 day ago


Failings on pilot fitness are exposed at German airline

Lufthansa did not, from everything known about the case, pursue any plan to ensure that Andreas Lubitz was getting appropriate treatment.

1 day ago


John Kasich tests the GOP waters in New Hampshire

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who grew up in McKees Rocks, speaks to Republican activists.

1 day ago


National Briefs: Man slain in attack on police

Plus: Teachers’ pact reached; Mini Coopers recalled; eagles nesting in NYC; gas pipeline blast.

1 day ago


World Briefs: Finance leaders see some gloom

Plus: Battle over refinery; tax revenue accord; Putin’s U.S. outreach.

1 day ago


Judge denies request that would further postpone trial for former PSU officials

Judge Richard A. Lewis issued an order finding no errors that would justify the defendants’ appeal of a January ruling.

1 day ago


Woman charged with attempted homicide in amputated leg case

Precious Richardson Coleman was charged after a vehicle she was driving pinned a woman against a porch in North Philadelphia.

1 day ago


 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.

2 days ago


 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

2 days ago



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