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 Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012.

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

In the complaint, they claim the university damaged their reputation through press releases.

about 8 hours ago


 A bus shelter near Vernon Avenue in Swissvale was damaged during an overnight shooting at the East Busway stop.

Man shot at East Busway stop in Swissvale

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said a man was shot in the side and wrist and taken to a hospital around midnight.

about 14 hours ago


 Inbound traffic on the Parkway West.

Parkway West lane and shoulder closures begin tonight

The lane closures will be delayed until two hours after the end of the Pirates games.

about 15 hours ago


 Drilling-related water impacts

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of ’07

The DEP will mark the first time it has released an official accounting of drilling-related pollution and diminution cases on its website.

about 22 hours ago


Russia trying to spin tragedy

Rus­sia pre­sented a com­bi­na­tion of con­cil­i­a­tion and blus­ter Mon­day over its han­dling of the downed Ma­lay­sia Airlines jet.

about 23 hours ago


 Leonard Scheinholt

Obituary: Leonard L. Scheinholtz / Successful labor law attorney who helped develop Reed Smith into global force

Leonard L. Scheinholtz was a foodie before anyone knew what that was.

1 day ago


 A destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza in Yahud, central Israel.

As lopsided Mideast casualty count mounts, Israel faces dilemma

Israeli officials are struggling with a more distilled version of the dilemma it has faced in repeated rounds against Hamas.

about 23 hours ago


 A Malaysian investigator takes the flight recorder from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Monday as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine jet-downing crisis eases

Broader investigator access to site of downed Malaysian jet is promised after days of resistance.

about 23 hours ago


 A foreign activist holds up a placard at a protest against the war in Gaza, in Beirut on Monday.

Europe rallies seek to isolate Israel internationally

Demonstrations were mostly peaceful expressions, but some were with an anti-Semitic tinge, in support of Palestinians.

about 23 hours ago


World Briefs: Islamic State thwarts Assad

PLUS: Controversial Hungary statue; rhino move considered; China food scandal; shiny, happy people.

about 23 hours ago


 Phil Axelrod with his wife, Post-Gazette theater and online features editor Sharon Eberson.

Obituary: Phil Axelrod / Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer

Phil Axelrod dreamed of playing second base for the Pirates, but instead became a writer and built a career that spanned four decades.

about 23 hours ago


Study says beef a heavy polluter

Raising beef for the dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

about 23 hours ago


Retaliation at VA bared

The watchdog group Project on Government Oversight cited complaints from medical professionals coast to coast.

about 23 hours ago


 In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, foreground center, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, stands between his attorneys as the verdict is read in his federal trial Monday in Boston.

Boston bomb cover-up trial gets conviction

The Boston bomb suspect’s classmate has been convicted of trying to hide evidence that could incriminate his friend.

about 23 hours ago


 Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a news conference in the governor's press room Monday in Austin, Texas. He announced that he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.

Texas guardsmen to bolster border

Rick Perry says Texas is being overwhelmed by influx of Central American children, and criminals are exploiting the crisis.

about 23 hours ago


 This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday, July 21, 2014. Levy was working at the East Baltimore Medical Center when the allegations came to light. (AP Photo)

Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million in hidden camera scandal

Ni­kita Levy was fired af­ter 25 years with the Johns Hop­kins Health System in Bal­ti­more in Feb­ru­ary 2013.

about 23 hours ago


Agency reduces Pennsylvania’s debt rating

Moody‘‍s Investors Service cited pensions and one-time revenue sources for cutting the state’‍s bond rating to Aa3 from Aa2.

about 23 hours ago


National Briefs: 3 held in killings of homeless

PLUS: Job protection for gays; Arizona execution legal battle; firefighting improves in Wash. state; Neil Armstrong honored.

about 23 hours ago


Boost in state budget will keep disabled at home

An additional $7.2 million in the state’‍s budget means it will be able to eliminate a waiting list for nearly 300 people with disabilities.

about 23 hours ago


Overnight repaving on I-79 begins this week in Bridgeville, Marshall

Two projects will resurface more than eight miles of Interstate 79 starting this week.

about 23 hours ago


Obituary: Rev. Christian Oravec / He was the face of St. Francis University

The Franciscan friar of more than half a century served as president of St. Francis from 1977 to 2004.

about 23 hours ago


Report criticizes state's longwall mining regulations

The state Department of Environmental protection‘‍s application process for long-wall mining is deficient, a new report says.

about 23 hours ago


 From left, Israel Centeno, Gisela Romero and Carolina Arnal, who carries words for installation on houses.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Words, art and homes merge in appealing display on North Side

One day last week, I heard people speaking Spanish outside my screen door and bounded to the sidewalk for an opportunity to practice.

about 23 hours ago


 Illustration by Daniel Marsula

Hospitals hope relaxed labor guidelines can reduce nation's rate of cesarean births

“Evidence now shows labor actually progresses slower than we thought in the past, so many women might just need a little more time.”

about 23 hours ago


Advocates continue push to rename Pennsylvania’‍s Department of Public Welfare

The new Department of Human Services would more accurately reflect what the department does, supporters say.

about 23 hours ago


Health happenings for July 22, 2014

A calendar of health and fitness events for the coming week.

1 day ago


Eye color linked to pain tolerance in pilot study at Pitt

New research at the University of Pittsburgh uncovers a possible link between eye color and responses to pain.

1 day ago


Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

about 23 hours ago


 The Downtown facade of the Liberty Tunnels.

Inbound Liberty Tunnel closures begin tonight

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that the inbound tunnel will close at 8 p.m. today through Friday.

1 day ago


Parkway East traffic restrictions planned tonight

The work will occur between Forest Hills and the Squirrel Hill Tunnels from 10 tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

1 day ago


West Hardies to close round-the-clock in Hampton

The road will close at 8 p.m. between Route 8 and Pioneer Road, with traffic detoured via Wildwood Road.

1 day ago


Hardt Road resurfacing scheduled to begin today

Alternating one-way traffic is possible weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late November.

1 day ago


Indiana Road in Penn Hills to close for paving

The closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

1 day ago


Boston Bridge inspection to restrict traffic today

The Boston Bridge carries Route 48 over the Youghiogheny River in Versailles and Elizabeth Township.

1 day ago


 The home of Mary Rader and her parents Dennis and Deanna Beighley in Greenville, Mercer County. Detectives say a 7-year-old boy was nearly starved inside this Mercer County house.

Police say 8-year-old boy from Mercer County was 'a couple of weeks from death'

The child somehow escaped from his Greenville home June 6 and ran into the street where he met a woman walking her dog, police say.

1 day ago


Deadliest day so far for both sides in Gaza

At least 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers were killed in Shejaiya, an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City.

1 day ago


U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of providing SA-11 antiaircraft missiles and training to the Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels.

1 day ago


African wives hide HIV status, sapping AIDS progress

Most people living with the HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

1 day ago


Israel’s Bedouin defenseless against Hamas rockets

Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Sunday that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to the Bedouin.

2 days ago


Obama to report widening of initiative for black, Latino boys

Sixty of the nation’s largest school districts are joining his initiative to improve educational futures, beginning in preschool.

2 days ago


Court delays execution over secrecy with drugs

A federal appeals court has delayed the imminent execution of Arizona man Joseph Wood, saying he has a legal right to details.

2 days ago


World briefs: China spies on navies

PLUS: Steel plants near deal; Dozens dead in Nigeria; Election results disputed.

2 days ago


 From left, Detroit retirees Mike Shane and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse July 3 in Detroit.

Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

Detroit has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into a judge’s decisions during next month’s bankruptcy trial.

2 days ago


Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, a study found.

2 days ago


Few check doctors' vitals before letting them check theirs

Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover more.

2 days ago


World Briefs: Signs of slowing in Wash. wildfire

PLUS: Shootings rattle Chicago; New York responders probed; Ill. pot bill signed; Sides to meet on Panama Canal.

2 days ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Vacation: Just another thing to worry about

Here are some tips to how avoid needing a vacation after a vacation.

2 days ago


Obituary: Lewis D. Morse / Former World War II soldier and inventor

Mr. Morse invented time-release chemicals to treat drinking water.

2 days ago


Proposed changes in Pittsburgh schools' student conduct code emphasize progressive and positive discipline

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools will vote Wednesday on revisions that replace zero tolerance with more discretion.

1 day ago


Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

2 days ago



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