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 Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers is helping a Penn State biologist raise research funds by producing a video about how the coach witnessed the decline and death of his father from Alzheimer's disease.

Penn State coach lends help to professor pursuing brain-repair research

Basketball coach Patrick Chambers is working with PSU biologist Gong Chen, whose research focuses on restoring brain cells and function.

about 17 hours ago


Report finds many Alzheimer's patients not told of diagnosis

Only 45 percent said they were told they had the disease, although some experts believe physicians are afraid to cause emotional stress.

about 17 hours ago


Route 19 in Marshall to have evening lane restrictions

The lane closures will occur at the bridge carrying the Pennsylvania Turnpike over Route 19.

about 10 hours ago


 A small memorial has sprung up along a bike trail in Hays after eagle eggs failed to hatch.

Memorial springs up in Hays for eagle eggs that didn’t hatch

Experts are not sure what the Hays eagles will do, now that they have no eggs to look after.

about 17 hours ago


Fitzgerald adds women, minorities to county government review commission

After Allegheny County Council named five white men, Executive Rich Fitzgerald named four woman, including two minorities, to the group.

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Norwin teacher's husband accused of trying to threaten a witness in heroin case

North Huntingdon police charged Marc Rodnicki, 34, with trying to intimidate a witness in the heroin case against his wife, Lisa Rodnicki.

about 1 hour ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia in January.

Pa. Supreme Court upholds decision to appoint special prosecutor to investigate AG Kane

A Montgomery County judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate alleged leaks by the attorney general to a newspaper.

about 1 hour ago


 Juan Henderson, 48, of Forest Hills, said he enjoys his second job as a driver for Uber and is prepared for tax season.

Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers may be caught off guard for tax season

Many will be filing tax returns as independent contractors for the first time this year.

about 17 hours ago


 RaceDots are a simple and effective alternative to safety pins for runners' race bibs.

Here are four gadgets aimed to make running easier

To help calm those marathon jitters, we took a look at four cool accessories to help you cross the finish line.

about 17 hours ago


Indiana governor says will 'fix' religious freedom law this week

The Republican governor was reacting to widespread backlash against the act he signed into law last week.

about 5 hours ago


 Now, the cost to buy and install a typical water heater is about $900.

New federal rules for water heaters will mean higher price tag

Water heaters bought after the standards go into effect April 16 will be slightly larger than current models.

about 17 hours ago


 This photo shows search operations at the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes.

Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

The airline said Andreas Lubitz subsequently passed all medical checks and that it has provided the documents to prosecutors.

about 2 hours ago


 This combination of undated file photos shows, from left, Krystle Campbell, 29, Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, and Martin Richard, 8, all who were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case Monday, March 30, 2015, against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.

Computer expert: Tsarnaev's brother searched for bomb parts

The defense is trying to show that Tsarnaev’s older brother was the mastermind of the bombings.

about 6 hours ago


Saudis make own moves as U.S. and Iran talk

Even as the U.S. is pursuing a breakthrough framework, Saudi Arabia is directing a broad regional assault against the Tehran government.

about 17 hours ago


Health happenings in Pittsburgh

A listing of health- and fitness-related events for the week starting March 31, 2015.

about 17 hours ago


Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law passed after convicted killer's speech

The law was rushed through the Legislature late last year after a convicted cop killer made a recorded commencement address to a college.

about 11 hours ago


Co-pilot treated for tendencies toward suicide for long period

The co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a German jet in the French Alps last week had treatment over “a long period of time.”

about 17 hours ago


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Armed prisoner who escaped from Va. hospital captured in DC

The prisoner escaped the custody of a private security guard with the officer's gun, police said.

about 5 hours ago


Ex-firefighter arrested after holding four others hostage outside Phila.

Police said the man, who was about 30 years old, was a former firefighter who had been terminated Monday.

about 4 hours ago


Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

A former Secret Service agent and a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent have been charged with fraud.

about 17 hours ago


Scores killed at Yemen camp for displaced

An air strike Monday by a Saudi-led Arab coalition killed at least 40 at a Yemen refugee camp.

about 17 hours ago


North Park to hold boot camp for women only

Classes to promote weight loss and muscle toning in women will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.

about 17 hours ago


 Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry is packed with protein.

Marathon Ready: Pan-Seared Halibut with Red Curry

This recipe for halibut is a spicy fish dish that’s packed with protein.

about 17 hours ago


Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash

Lawyers for six former Philadelphia policemen charged with stealing millions in cash and drugs called the case a fiction.

about 17 hours ago


Laws meant to prevent discrimination may bolster It

Indiana is the latest state to pass a religious protection act, legislation that has changed its meaning over time.

about 17 hours ago


Supreme Court questions North Carolina sex offender law

U.S. Supreme Court justices held Monday that ankle-bracelet monitoring programs constitute a search.

about 17 hours ago


Obituary: Louisa Rosenthal / Small business owner supported the arts ---

Ms. Rosenthal committed herself to spreading appreciation of and support for the arts.

about 16 hours ago


 The Rev. Dennis Colamarino in August

Obituary: Rev. Dennis Colamarino / Priest with ALS ‘taught us how to live and … how to die’

Rev. Dennis J. Colamarino, pastor of the Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, dealt with Lou Gehrig’s disease with grace.

about 16 hours ago


Nation briefs: Fla. church van crash kills 8

Plus: High-profile Mo. suicides; Transportation bill sent; Bomb prosecution rest.

about 17 hours ago


World briefs: Ex-general widens lead in Nigeria vote

Plus: Olmert found guilty; New machete attack; Abe seeks regional summit.

about 17 hours ago


Canon-McMillan suspends high school baseball coach

Frank Zebrasky, Canon McMillan baseball coach since 2-009, is under review for student misconduct during a team trip to South Carolina.

about 2 hours ago


 The thwarted North Side gardeners: From left to right, Renee Rosensteel, Karen Fellabaum and Lisa Anderson.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Bureaucratic inanity blocks garden project for prison’s halfway house

A prison-community garden project on the North Side falls to bureaucratic interpretation of governor’s no-gift order.

about 17 hours ago


 A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

Researchers analyzed 1,691 crash videos and observed potential distractions in 58.5 percent of them.

1 day ago


Overnight closures scheduled this week on Parkway West

The outbound side will close at 10 p.m. today and Tuesday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.

1 day ago


Major project to restrict traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette

Reconstruction and other improvements will occur on nearly nine miles from the Washington County line to Millers Run Road.

1 day ago


Route 19 construction continues in McCandless, Ross

Periodic lane closures are possible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for traffic signal work on Trion Road, Perrymont Road and Washington Boulevard.

1 day ago


Southbound Route 8 restriction planned today in Hampton

A lane closure was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. between Clearview Road and Murray Avenue.

1 day ago


 The meditation room at Nemacolin Woodland's Holistic Healing Center.

A look inside Nemacolin's Holistic Healing Center

Nemacolin Woodlands is celebrating the first anniversary of its Holistic Healing Center and the end of the resort’s $30 million renovation.

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 Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.

A tale of two fundraisers: one for a baby, one for a dog

Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.

1 day ago


 Filmmaker Ken Burns

Ken Burns’ cancer film highlights Pittsburgh research

Pittsburgh breakthroughs are highlighted in “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which will air today through Wednesday on WQED-TV.

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 “I know if the mayor says, ‘Boo,’ he has five members on council that would say, ‘Do not make this field Ravenstahl Field,’ ” Councilwoman Darlene Harris said.

Pittsburgh City Council ready to change rules on naming of public property

The bill, up for a final vote Tuesday, cuts the number of members on the Commission on Naming Public Properties to three from 11.

1 day ago


 "They have to have a green infrastructure plan or reduced flow plan," a DEP spokesman said of Alcosan customer municipalities and the city of Pittsburgh.

DEP gives Alcosan customer municipalities more time to deal with sewage overflows

The state Department of Environmental Protection gives Alcosan’s 83 communities an 18-month extension to develop “green” infrastructure.

about 17 hours ago


 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, chairs a meeting of Arab foreign ministers as Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby makes a point, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Arab League member states at a summit in this Red Sea resort have agreed to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fatah, El Shorouk Newspaper)

Arab League unveils joint military force

The force is intended to thwart growing Iranian influence in the region.

1 day ago


Nuclear talks with Iran deadlocked

Both sides looking for leverage as they struggle to reach framework for a deal.

1 day ago


Nigeria is tense amid vote-result delay

Tensions high as candidates look to avoid a runoff.

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 Authorities investigate the scene of the crash near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., today.

U.S. officials: One dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

about 18 hours ago


Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot

The family has not yet been questioned in the investigation out of “decency.”

1 day ago


Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber

The defense has made it clear that its strategy is not to win an acquittal for Tsarnaev but to save him from the death penalty.

1 day ago


 Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence stand on the Statehouse's south steps during the 2-hour-long rally. The law's opponents say it could sanction discrimination against gay people. The law's supporters contend the discrimination claims are overblown and insist it will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds. . (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)

Indiana governor defends new law

White House says Gov. Mike Pence is in “damage-control mode.”

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 Workers pull a van out of a canal this morning near Moore Haven, Fla. Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal.

Police: Eight dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

Police said there were 18 people on the van; the driver and seven passengers are confirmed dead.

1 day ago



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