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Crash closes part of I-79 northbound in Butler County

Travelers are being detoured onto Route 19, state police in Butler said.

about 2 hours ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp restrictions begin tonight

The interchanges at Monroeville and Beaver Valley will have traffic restrictions in the coming days.

about 14 hours ago


Bedford Avenue bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh restricted today, Friday

The restrictions will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday.

about 14 hours ago


Restrictions today on Washington, Connor roads in Mt. Lebanon

PennDOT will restrict traffic on Washington, Connor and Gilkeson roads in Mt. Lebanon today during road striping work.

about 14 hours ago


North Allegheny school board approves $5.8 million in building upgrades

The largest maintenance items were repaving and replacing the rubber portions of roofs on some schools.

about 21 hours ago


National briefs: Sweeping Ga. gun law signed

Plus: No video of police shooting; disciplined workers' perks; U-2 spy plane phaseout; Manning's name change.

about 22 hours ago


FBI said to gather data with hackers' assistance

An informant working for the FBI coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites.

about 22 hours ago


FDA offering new rules for e-cigarette oversight

The regulatory blueprint would also cover pipe tobacco and cigars, tobacco products that have long slid under the regulatory radar.

about 20 hours ago


U.S. weighs clemency for thousands of inmates

The Justice Department will try to find inmates who committed low-level crimes and could be released early.

about 22 hours ago


 Rancher Cliven Bundy outside his ranch house west of Mesquite, Nev.

Rancher's standoff taps into resentment of federal government

It has highlighted sharp divisions, especially in the West, over the power of the federal government and the rights of landowners.

about 22 hours ago


Top court rejects award for Pa. child porn victim

In a 5-4 decision, the court remands the case and instructs the lower court to come up with an amount that more closely reflects

about 22 hours ago


Philly delivery man shot by cops may have feared robbery

The 20-year-old victim was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, neck and leg.

about 22 hours ago


World briefs: Canada retiring weaker tank cars

Plus: Fighting in South Sudan; rebels allege Assad used chemical weapons; U.S. aid to Egypt; debris checked for link to missing jet.

about 22 hours ago


Russian warning follows Ukraine's military escalation

Moscow says it is prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine.

about 22 hours ago


 Students from Danwon high school pay tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of sunken passengers ship at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall on Wednesday in Ansan, South Korea.

North Korea sends condolences as mourning begins for ferry victims

South Korean high school students, relatives and other mourners laid long-stemmed white chrysanthemums before an altar in a gymnasium.

about 22 hours ago


Palestinians forge unity deal, making Israel furious

The deal between Fatah and Hamas could threaten Mideast talks.

about 22 hours ago


 Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square from a Vatican City balcony after he was named pontiff on Oct. 22, 1978.

Pope John Paul II leaves legacy as sex educator

Pope John Paul II's legacy is growing in an area that got scant mention in his obituaries nine years ago: as a sex educator.

about 22 hours ago


 President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave to media as they depart Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo Wednesday.

Obama begins Asia tour with a message to China

The president said that the uninhabited islands are administered by Japan and fall within scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty.

about 22 hours ago


Obituary: Francis Wymard / Developer, traveler and humanitarian

A successful real estate developer from Squirrel Hill, Francis Wymard devoted his time and talents to missions in Haiti and Bolivia.

about 22 hours ago


Random acts of kindness: A young woman shows Vietnam vet she appreciated his military service

Pittsburghers honor a vet's service, help with a flat tire, give directions, and pay for groceries.

about 23 hours ago


Deadly virus cases spread in Saudi Arabia; Ebola toll reaches 142 in West Africa

The number of cases of the potentially deadly, newly contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reaches 272.

about 23 hours ago


Former South Fayette student discusses bullying

A high school freshman said her grades suffered until she transferred schools and escaped it.

about 21 hours ago


Moon Area administrator plans retirement

Alan Bennett has spent 34 years in public school administration. He will retire May 1.

about 21 hours ago


Pine Richland teachers roll out public support in labor talks with district

Speakers supporting the teachers in contract talks came forward at Monday's school board meeting.

about 21 hours ago


 Corey Gadson

McKeesport basketball coach Gadson to retire

Board members approved Corey Gadson's resignation for the 2014-15 school year at Wednesday's legislative board meeting.

about 22 hours ago


 Lyft's entrance into the Pittsburgh area, along with Uber, has shaken up the taxi scene in Pittsburgh. Here, a Lyft driver navigates Oakland in February. "The reality is [ride sharing] is here to say," Mayor Bill Peduto said Wednesday.

Mayor, Yellow Cab approach merge point on ride-sharing

The two parties met this morning to discuss ride-sharing legislation.

1 day ago


Pa. Turnpike restrictions at Monroeville postponed by cold weather

The westbound on- and off-ramps will have alternating traffic controlled by flaggers from 9 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.

1 day ago


 Students and alumnae of Chatham University stand outside the university entrance on Fifth Avenue and protest plans to take the university co-ed. "Rachel would weep" is a reference to Rachel Carson, the writer, scientist and ecologist who graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women — now Chatham University — in 1929.

Chatham protesters asked to leave campus property

About five to 10 people protesting the university's proposal to go coed agree to relocate to Fifth Avenue.

1 day ago


 A utility pole next to Robinson Boulevard was shattered in the crash in which a woman died.

Woman, 24, dies in Wilkinsburg crash

Christina Graham-Pinkney was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle around 1:30 a.m. on Robinson Boulevard.

1 day ago


 Democratic gubernatorial candidates Rob McCord and Katie McGinty exchange words during a debate at the Central Baptist Church in the Hill District. At left is state senator Jake Wheatley representing gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

Two gubernatorial candidates woo black voters

The two other Democratic contenders, Tom Wolf and Allyson Schwartz, skipped the forum.

1 day ago


National briefs: Tank cars called inadequate

Plus: Obama tours Washington mudslide area; New Mexico police officer kills woman; IDs sought in molestation cases

1 day ago


Exclusive Philadelphia school is key locale for drugs

The investigation into a Main Line high school drug ring began months ago. Police arrested one alleged ringleader in February.

1 day ago


U.S. middle class no longer the richest

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

1 day ago


World briefs: Syrian rebels make last stand

PLUS: Sherpas abandon Everest; Bravery on ferry; Search for missing plane; Lawmakers visit war shrine; Forecasters predict El Nino.

1 day ago


Pro-Russia insurgents linked to Ukraine abduction deaths

Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east.

1 day ago


Hundreds killed in South Sudan slaughter

The U.N. says the civilians were killed last week in Bentiu, capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, over ethnic hostilities.

1 day ago


U.S. forces to step up exercises in Eastern Europe

The 600 American troops will be in Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania by Monday, Adm. John Kirby said,

1 day ago


Despite joy over vote in Afghan district, reports of fraud

A review found that polling centers were either closed or saw little activity Election Day, but submitted thousands of votes.

1 day ago


Hearings will review colleges' sex assault policies

Colleges, their police forces and local law enforcement may have to explain why so few campus sexual-assault and rape cases are prosecuted,

1 day ago


Obituary: Concepcion Aguilar / Her recipes traveled well from Mexico to Pittsburgh

The Strip District taco stand owner owes his success, and recipes, to his Mexican mother, who died last week at 86.

1 day ago


U.S. Supreme Court favors ban on race priority

The high court approves a Michigan voters' ban on race-conscious admission to state universities.

1 day ago


Cruising memory lane -- A teen boy's dream: Muscle car replaced the family's wagon

Christmas Eve 1965 was the happy day Dad bought a new Pontiac GTO to replace family's old station wagon.

1 day ago


 Pope John XXIII takes a walk  on April 15, 1963 along the terrace of a ninth-century tower in the Vatican gardens.

Spirit of Pope John XXIII lives on in Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday is scheduled to proclaim John XXIII a saint -- along with Pope John Paul II.

1 day ago


That headache complaint is real: For females, pain kills sexual desire

Bodily pain puts a damper on sexual desire, new research has revealed.

1 day ago


Supreme Court hears arguments in Aereo online television case

The justices worried that siding with broadcasters could endanger Internet cloud services millions use to access and store digital files.

1 day ago


College enrollment by recent high school grads is down

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the rate at which the graduates enrolled in college dropped to 65.9 percent as measured in October.

1 day ago


 An aerial view of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Pittsburgh among 15 cities asked to pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

Mayor Bill Peduto said Pittsburgh will submit a proposal but wonders whether it would be financially feasible.

1 day ago


Student takes knives, stake to Pittsburgh elementary school

A teacher was alerted to the items, found inside a locker used by a girl in the second grade at Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8 in Lincoln Place.

1 day ago


South Fayette school meeting crowd silent on bullying

About 50 members of the public stayed silent on the recent bullying controversy that had drawn many of them to attend.

1 day ago


In Yemen, assault on al-Qaida kills dozens

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday.

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