Boating accident on Lake Erie leaves two dead, two missing

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two remaining people in the water near South Bass Island in Lake Erie.

about 10 hours ago

South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

about 10 hours ago

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned one of his children is gay.

about 10 hours ago

 Plumes of emissions from FirstEnergy Corp's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Beaver County, are visible behind a horse farm in nearby Hookstown.

Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.

about 10 hours ago

Prosecutor presents panel to fight opiate addictions, overdoses

A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.

about 10 hours ago

Gun sweepstakes used as GOP outreach tool

Candidates are offering high-powered pistols and rifles as a lure to build up their donor lists and expand their base of support.

about 10 hours ago

World briefs: Oil slick isn't from missing jet

PLUS: U.S. warns Myanmar; China tries to purge Internet; Algerians vote for president; South Sudan civilians killed.

about 11 hours ago

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine on Thursday in Geneva.

Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.

about 10 hours ago

Putin lays claim to swaths of southeastern Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.

about 10 hours ago

Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.

about 11 hours ago

State System schools listed in Title IX complaint

The Women's Law Project said that many schools have not shown improvement over the past 10 years.

about 1 hour ago

 Caption would be: Maurice "Dutch" Haney in the 1930s with his wife Olive and daughters Verna and Joanne.

Baseball Lore: Tough Dutch gave family many ideas, like backing Bucs

Hard-working great-grandfather is remembered for many attributes, including his passion for Pirates.

about 11 hours ago

FDA warns against procedure to remove uterine growths; says it could spread hidden cancer

The procedure has long been used in laparoscopic operations to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus, or to remove the uterus itself.

about 11 hours ago

Obituary: John R. 'Jack' McCartan / Key figure in cultivating growth at Robert Morris University

John R. "Jack" McCartan had a vision of accessible, career-focused post-secondary education, and he spent his life implementing that vision.

about 10 hours ago

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with parents whose children are now missing in Ship Sewol at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, on Thursday.

Evidence of human error grows in deadly ferry sinking

Hundreds of passengers were instructed over the intercom to "stay inside and wait" as the ship leaned to one side and began to sin.

about 11 hours ago

Earth-size planet discovered in 'Goldilocks zone' far away

The solar system is 500 light-years distant, but one of its five planets is theoretically capable of retaining liquid water.

about 12 hours ago

National briefs: 'Black site' data could be bared

PLUS: New Hampshire death penalty stays intact; GM wins a round in recall case.

about 11 hours ago

Obama: Young adults push health care sign-up

Thirty-five percent of the 8 million who have enrolled are under age 35.

about 12 hours ago

 An illustration showing the planet Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet discovered in the habitable zone of its star.

First Earth-sized planet found in star's habitable zone; liquid water may exist

The small, rocky planet orbits not too close nor too far from its star where liquid water, essential for life, could exist.

about 16 hours ago

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left,  meets Thursday with  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland.

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

After lengthy talks, top leaders from the U.S., E.U., Russia and Ukraine have agreed on immediate steps to ease tensions.

about 20 hours ago

National briefs: NYPD ends Muslim spying

Plus: Bloomberg's anti-gun push; Google pressed on online drug sales; BP ending shore cleanup; gay marriage ruling is on hold.

1 day ago

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

A man's stroll in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols.

1 day ago

 Tim Wright gives an interview after being mentioned in President Barack Obama's speech to the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale on Wednesday.

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.

1 day ago

 A bus drives at Franklin Regional High School after the first day of school following last week's stabbing attack.

'Perfect storm' leads to acts of mass violence

To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.

1 day ago

Court deportations drop 43 percent since 2009

The statistics present a different picture of President Barack Obama's enforcement policies than one painted by many immigrant advocates.

1 day ago

Uninsured ranks fall faster in states with own health exchanges

Gallup reported the 21 states and the District of Columbia that fully embraced the law reported the biggest decline.

1 day ago

World briefs: Taliban kidnap, kill Afghan cops

Plus: Pakistan peace prospects falter; Turkish prime minister denounces Twitter; Pistorius trial delayed; Britain reaches economic

1 day ago

Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.

1 day ago

Syrian opposition forces using U.S.-made anti-tank missiles

The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, which has aided opposition groups.

1 day ago

Scores lost as South Korea ferry sinks

There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.

1 day ago

Russian economy worsening ahead of sanctions

Even before the Crimean episode and the West's resulting sanctions, Russia's $2 trillion economy was suffering from stagflation.

1 day ago

At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.

1 day ago

Random Acts of Kindness: Patience by a bus driver lauded by stressed rider

Plus: One nice gesture begets another; Multiple people lend a hand; Free lunch aids students after tragedy

1 day ago

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Eaglets squawk about their sibling rivalry

Eaglets have a tough time growing up together, we imagine, considering where they're headed.

1 day ago

Doctors to rate cost effects of expensive cancer drugs

They need to communicate the medical implications of their care and, increasingly, the cost, so patients can make the best decisions.

1 day ago

Obituary: James F. Lally / Labor leader forged friendships with city's most notable figures

A lifelong city resident, he swam daily, ushered regularly at St. Paul Cathedral and knew many of Pittsburgh's most colorful figures.

1 day ago

Teen mothers Elect to succeed

A program based in McKeesport Area schools provides support for teenage mothers.

1 day ago

Cornell Elementary School gets new principal

Jeffrey Carter of Ohio Township served as an acting elementary school principal in the Moon Area School District.

1 day ago

Penn-Trafford school board open to tax incentive

The board also discussed funding levels for local libraries.

1 day ago

 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

1 day ago

North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

2 days ago

World briefs: Pistorius ends his testimony

Plus: Jet search undersea; Jordanian envoy abducted; Berlusconi sentenced; U.S. won't fault China; Japan's population shrinks

2 days ago

Ukraine sends troops to curb unrest

The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.

2 days ago

Russians get warped view of Ukraine

Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials

2 days ago

Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

The attacks are increasing calls for President Goodluck Jonathan to rethink his strategy in confronting the biggest threat to the security.

2 days ago

Iraq says Abu Ghraib prison closed

The Abu Ghraib prison was the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

2 days ago

Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

2 days ago

National briefs: Active shooter training urged

Plus: Kansas suspect charged; Detroit pensions settled; Detroit pensions settled; Military justice review set; Bad news for road funds

2 days ago

Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.

2 days ago


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