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 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.

about 12 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 1 hour 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 5 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.

about 12 hours 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 3 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 5 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 1 hour 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 3 hours ago


One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said the crash between a commercial vehicle and passenger car occurred east of the Monroeville interchange.

18 minutes 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

A South African judge cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home,

about 7 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 3 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 5 hours ago


One Day University offers best of lectures

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

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 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.

about 12 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 3 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 2 hours ago


ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 hours ago


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

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

about 12 hours 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.

about 13 hours 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.

about 13 hours ago


Islamic State traps Yazidis again

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

about 13 hours 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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 12 hours 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.

about 13 hours ago


Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago.

about 13 hours ago


Officials touting methane cleanup urge quick action

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations and voluntary programs.

about 13 hours ago


National briefs: Benefits for ex-Nazis opposed

Plus: Rabbinical Council acts; Wyoming gay marriages near; Guardrail maker case

about 12 hours ago


World briefs: Two women leave Japan PM’s Cabinet

Plus: Jewish settlement; Ukraine, rebels clash; Indonesian president;

about 12 hours ago


Turn lane on Baker Street near zoo to close

The lane will be closed through 7 a.m. Thursday during installation of a catch basin.

1 day ago


Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

1 day ago


Parkway West schedule of overnight closures revised this week

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Green Tree starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

1 day ago


McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

1 day ago


 Austin Babinsack

Parents of bullying victim meet with Highlands superintendent

Austin Babinsack, 16, was duct-taped to a goal post  Oct. 5 by two teammates on the varsity soccer team.

about 13 hours ago


 T.J. Doyle is the medical director at the State-MED communications center at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Pittsburgh service advises airlines on health crises like Ebola

Airlines internationally consult with UPMC’s STAT-MD to treat ill patients during flights or divert the flight for medical emergencies.

1 day ago


Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery

Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends Justice McCaffery

The justice is entangled in a controversy over pornographic emails and accusations that he tried to blackmail a fellow justice.

about 12 hours ago


July 12, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2014

The Bridgeville native died Thursday at St. Clair Hospital.

1 day ago


 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

1 day ago


 In this 2011 file photo, Range Resources workers stand near a rig that drills into shale at a well site in Washington, Pa.

Pa. studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

The state’s oft-cited shale gas air pollution studies do not include data on some pollutants, according to depositions from DEP employees.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh mayor's education task force seeks public input at Tuesday's meeting

According to the mayor’s office, the public will be able to "share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh" at the meeting.

1 day ago


Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during inspections.

1 day ago


 Tom Fodi

Minister challenges incumbent Ravenstahl for House seat

Republican Tom Fodi said Adam Ravenstahl hasn’t shown much leadership, but Mr. Ravenstahl said that’s because the GOP is in charge.

1 day ago


 Eric Frein is seen in a still shot from a video documentary about the Vietnam War.

School in Swiftwater boosts security after possible sighting of trooper shooting suspect

A woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face near Pocono Mountain East High School.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal Russell Patterson rides on the school bus with students from East Hills to the school in Homewood on Friday.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal gets on board to promote bus safety

The Faison principal is riding school buses to emphasize proper behavior.

1 day ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Run the ‘Life Expectancy Calculator’ and rejoice

There’s just so much good news about death in America.

1 day ago


Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

Local gas prices fell 5.5 cents last week, and the national average dropped 6.1 cents.

1 day ago


Clairton teen charged in in bomb threats

The 14-year-old allegedly phoned in threats to West Liberty Elementary, South Brook Middle and Pioneer Education Center.

about 18 hours ago



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