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 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.

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Russia trying to spin tragedy

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

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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World Briefs: Islamic State thwarts Assad

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

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 Phil Axelrod.

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.

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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.

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Retaliation at VA bared

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

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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.

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 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.

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 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)

Hopkins to pay $190M in hidden camera scandal

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 Illustration by Daniel Marsula

More relaxed labor guidelines may reduce rate of cesarean births

Doctors say increased vigilance and new thinking both play into the medical profession’‍s efforts to lower the nation‘‍s cesarean rate.

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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.

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Health happenings for July 22, 2014

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

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Indiana Road in Penn Hills to close for paving

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

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Boston Bridge inspection to restrict traffic today

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

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 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 7-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.

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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.

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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.

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African wives hide HIV status, sapping AIDS progress

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World briefs: China spies on navies

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

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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 A section of South Millvale Avenue just before Yew Street in Bloomfield.

Review finds not all Pittsburgh roads are as bad as they look on paper

The Post-Gazette obtained a list of 9,521 street segments that scored zero and went out to get a glimpse of what the worst looked like.

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West Mifflin to sue over Duquesne students' costs

West Mifflin contends the state pays it more than $4,000 per student less for educating students from Duquesne than for its own students.

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Hey, buddy! Have I got a sweet bridge for you

Pennsylvania is selling off historic bridges in hopes of avoiding demolition.

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DEP reports 'light' oil spill on Monongahela River

Investigators found a light, petroleum-like sheen on the Monongahela River this morning.

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