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The We Promise program encourages students to improve their grades so they can qualify for Pittsburgh Promise scholarships.
Sen. John McCain push to upend a 95-year-old maritime law could impact Pennsylvania barge lines and shipyards.
The plan is just the opening salvo in a battle that has become a symbol of congressional dysfunction.
The extremists had demanded that Jordan release a female al-Qaida prisoner from death row.
Negotiations involving Ukraine, Russia, rebel representatives and European officials are planned today in Minsk, Belarus.
The five-year fight over the oil pipeline has become a proxy for far broader fights over climate change, energy and the economy.
Security officials in Diyala province had denied that the killings were sectarian executions committed by pro-government Shiites.
Israel’s defense minister declined to comment on whether Israel would retaliate further for the killing of its troops.
Nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The developer of homes for the affluent, known as the man who built Pittsburgh’s suburbs, came from humble roots.—
Staple from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” leaves an impression.
His work was prized by readers for its gentle accessibility while being condemned by many critics as facile, tepid and aphoristic.
Mr. Townes’ invention transformed modern communications, medicine, astronomy, weapons systems and daily life in homes and workplaces.
PLUS: Dartmouth liquor ban; Iran sanctions bill; Boy Scouts settle lawsuit; Denver police shooting; another Republican presidential hopeful.
Plus: Bombings in Sinai kill 26; U.K. summons envoy; 3 Americans slain in Kabul; Malaysian airliner; AirAsia crash.
Gov. Tom Wolf officially ending plans by the Legislature to raise dollars for the budget this fiscal year through new drilling deals.
Braddock Hills Propel High School, where two guns were found Monday, will reopen next week after employees received a “call of concern.”
Federal investigators have been asking questions about Mr. McCord’s campaign fundraising.
With a change in state leadership roles and attitudes, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania may become a reality this year.
Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.
The governor is posting it online as part of his efforts to provide transparency in state government.
Retired professor Thomas Gaither, of Butler County, was arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C.
Now serving as a U.S. attorney in New York, she pledged to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill.
The executions were stayed amid a challenge over the sedative used in the state’s lethal injection drug protocol.
Obama laid out his opening offer to Congress during remarks in Philadelphia, where House Democrats were gathered for their annual retreat.
The self-styled survivalist who eluded capture for weeks is charged with killing one state trooper and wounding another.
A judge dismissed the suit after the NCAA restored 112 Penn State football wins and agreed to spend a $60 million fine in the state.
One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.
Plus: Many offered help to couple on a cold day; Christmas miracle came through gift cards’ return.
Eric Barron said the report by Louis Freeh created an “absurd,” “unwarranted” picture of students, faculty and others at Penn State.
A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods
School officials and police are mapping out long-term security plans for area schools after two recent incidents on or near school campuses.
PUC’s chairman says the long process to reach the agreement illustrated the need for regulatory reforms at the legislative level.
A coal truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling beer shortly after 4 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.
The seven-seat Pennsylvania Supreme Court has two vacancies, with a third seat coming open at the end of the year.
Federal lawsuits aim to get the EPA to control noxious chemicals and odors produced by factory farms.
The university’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment made its report public today.
The Pennsylvania PUC is imposing a new rule that allows taxis it regulates to be as old as 10 years, but limits mileage at 350,000.
Backpacks for Hunger, which provides food each weekend for students, has expanded to a second school in the Fox Chapel Area School District.
Assistant superintendent Nancy Hines has been named acting superintendent, effective Feb. 1, replacing Thomas K. Washington.
The district also is developing a five-year plan for capital projects.
The nonprofit helps breast cancer patients with education and peer support and with therapy through the sport of fly fishing.
The township will form a working group to gather information and make recommendations to council on the drilling of gas wells.
Bill Dwyer helped to renovate a former school for The Pittsburgh Project, a program that emncourages youths to help the elderly.
South Fayette continues to look for a developer for Star City property to take the burden off township taxpayers.
The former assistant business manager is said to owe the district $5,174 in tuition reimbursements.
Members of Clergy Against Alzheimer’s have written the book, which is available on Amazon.
Middle-schoolers pay to duct tape administrators to a wall as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Howard Davidson has seen much change during the nearly 40 years he has worked for the municipality.
This restructuring is part of districtwide changes and tweaks to build on initiatives identified in the district’s strategic plan.