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 Construction continues this weekend on Route 51 in the South Hills.

Pittsburgh traffic: Route 51 restrictions this weekend; upcoming and ongoing work zones

PennDOT recommends that in approaching lane-restricted work zones, motorists slow down.

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 Migrants set off on foot for the border with Austria from Budapest, Hungary on Friday.

Hungary offering to bus migrants to Austrian border

The late-night offer came after days of efforts to repel the thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty who have streamed into Hungary.

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 U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

Toomey speaks for Republicans on controversial Iran deal

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., asks Americans to call their senators and representatives to urge them to oppose the deal.

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 Dehlmahre Konik, 12, a seventh-grader at Founders Hall Middle School, adds to a memorial Friday for Deonte Cobbs, who was fatally hit by a bus outside the school in McKeesport.

Outraged McKeesport parents seek safer intersection after second student fatality

Deonte Cobbs died after being hit by a bus Thursday, and Alyson Higdon was hit by a dump truck as she crossed the same road March 6, 2014.

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 Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux, left, and Ron Burkle ride in the team's Stanley Cup victory parade through Downtown.

Development rights on table in talks over Penguins sale

Mayor Peduto said talks are underway to ensure a return on public investment when a sale is finalized, if it includes development rights.

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 President Barack Obama Friday meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. This is the king’s first visit to the U.S. since ascending to the throne in January.

Saudi king visits the White House to an uncertain welcome

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his first visit to the White House since taking the throne.

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4-year-old boy who underwent intestine transplant in July dies

“Angelo went to dance in the clouds,” a Facebook post said. “Please remember him as the carefree, spirited, fun-loving little guy he was.”

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 The Lansinoh Nursing Lounge at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., includes recliners and a play area for toddlers.

Moms want spot at Heinz Field

Former Mount Washington resident leads online petition drive calling on the Steelers to make accommodations for nursing moms.

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Portfolio: Exeter, N.H., can’t get over its 1965 UFO

Fifty years ago, a frightened high school graduate named Norman Muscarello told police he had seen an unidentified flying object.

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Sensitivity training, not firing, ahead for 3 in state email scandal

DA Seth Williams said Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo and Pat Blessington did not create the emails and regret taking part in the exchanges.

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 Robert Ging in 2004

June 30, 1950 -- Aug. 31, 2015

To those in southwestern Pennsylvania who had an environmental concern, complaint or cause, Bob Ging was known as “The Good Lawyer.”

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 Jake Sullivan, right, a key staff member for Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state, heads to a hearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, in Washington, Sept. 4, 2015. Sullivan will be interviewed privately by the committee, which is investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Clinton aide saw early version of Benghazi report

Cheryl Mills made suggestions that were ultimately accepted for the final version.

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With 4 officers fatally shot in past 2 weeks, some blame Black Lives Matter protests

Fatal shooting of officers nationwide in the past two weeks are fueling new debate over police risks in this era of anti-police protests.

about 12 hours ago


SpaceX’s grounding turns spotlight to launch competitors

With Elon Musk’s rocket sidelined after a launch explosion, other rivals are working to get a piece of the Cape Canaveral launch business.

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 Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, shakes hands with James Yates and his partner William Smith Jr., after issuing their their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., on Friday.

Kentucky clerk’s office ends ban on same-sex marriage licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ deputies issued a marriage license Friday to James Yates and William Smith.

about 12 hours ago


Missile attack kills 45 UAE troops fighting Yemeni rebels

Gulf Arab forces fighting Yemeni rebels suffered one of the most significant blows since the start of their campaign in March.

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World Briefs: 4 U.S. troops wounded in Egypt blast

Plus: Putin speaks on Assad; drowned refugees buried; Iraqi financial crisis?; Tajikistan clashes kill 17; and ‘gold train’ area inspected.

about 12 hours ago


National Briefs: Missouri boy fatally shoots teen, police say

Plus: Hillary Clinton on Internet; conservatives vs. Donald Trump; senator from Maryland to oppose Iran deal; illegal immigrant faces trial.

about 12 hours ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Kane's lawyers decry effort to suspend law license

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the Disciplinary Board is circumventing the process to remove an official.

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 Linda Lane joined the district as deputy superintendent in 2007 and became superintendent in January 2011.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane to step down in June

Long rumored to be leaving, she said she decided to make the announcement to “put an end to the speculation.”

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TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern changes but more jams expected

This morning, traffic will shift to the right approach lane and shoulder on Banksville Road, with two lanes open toward the merge area.

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 Lt. Duane Fisher of the Mt. Lebanon DUI Task Force discusses on Thursday the enforcement planned for the Labor Day weekend.

Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads

It will be crowded this weekend but more people would travel if roads and airports were in better condition, a national travel group says.

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent, but new jobs fall short

The economy, however, created fewer jobs than economists were expecting.

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 Drew Zoldak is asking Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman to hold a hearing on his petition and, ultimately, dismiss the charges.

Plum teacher accused of intimidation of witness wants charges dismissed

Drew Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, is charged with intimidation of a witness after authorities said he identified an alleged victim.

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 Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner for the presidential nomination, holds up a pledge during a news conference Thursday in Manhattan after he signed the document, vowing to support the Republican nominee — whomever it may be — in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Donald Trump vows to back GOP nominee in 2016

Donald Trump signed a vow on Thursday to support whoever is the 2016 Republican presidential nominee and not launch a third-party candidacy.

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 Katie McGinty served as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff after finishing fourth in the Democratic race for governor last year.

Local Democratic officials to back McGinty for U.S. Senate

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will be among the officials who will back Ms. McGinty.

about 12 hours ago


 A migrant father holds his son as they wait for a train to leave at Keleti station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday The migrants poured into the station Thursday morning but were prevented from traveling to Germany as Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, said that the migration crisis was a “German problem” and that Europe had a moral duty to tell migrants not to come.

Britain to take in thousands more Syrian refugees

Meanwhile, the United Nations' refugee chief today called on Europe to mobilize its “full force" in tackling its migrant crisis.

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Do Clinton’s email server troubles worsen as aide invokes the Fifth?

An aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who set up her private email service has refused to cooperate with investigators.

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 A horse-drawn carriage moves along the West Drive on Tuesday in New York's Central Park.

Pope Francis’ U.S. visit presents security issues

Pope Francis’ U.S. visit later this month will pose monumental logistical challenges for security personnel.

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Executive Nocito’s secretary charged with conspiracy to defraud

Ann E. Harris, personal assistant and secretary to Joseph Nocito Sr., is accused of helping him use his companies to pay personal expenses.

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Officials: Shooting threat forced cancellation of classes at West Jefferson Hills

Administrators contacted Jefferson Hills police, which conducted a sweep of Thomas Jefferson High School and found nothing.

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 FILE - In this Monday, April 12, 1999 file photo, Leon Gorman, president of L.L. Bean, speaks to reporters, in Portland, Maine. Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean, who led a modernization of his family's outdoor clothing and gear retail business after the founder's death, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at his home in Yarmouth, Me. He was 80. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Obituary: Leon Gorman / L.L. Bean’s grandson and a longtime company leader

He led a modernization and expansion of the outdoors retailer after the founder’s death.

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Obituary: William McC. Blair Jr. / Democratic political confidant

Mr. Blair was a scion of a prominent and moneyed Chicago family that owed its fortune to the invention of the mechanical reaper.

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Obituary: Bart Cummings / Legendary horse-racing trainer

Mr. Cummings prepared the winners of almost 7,000 races during his training career, which started in 1953.

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 Migrants board trains in Keleti station after it was reopened Thursday morning in central Budapest.

Europe struggles to reach consensus on migrant crisis

Migrants allowed to board a train in Budapest, then forced off into a detention camp scuffled with Hungary’s police.

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China’s president announces decrease in military personnel during parade

China showcases its military strength in a parade, then declares its forces will be cut back.

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 Handkerchiefs

Storytelling: Hankies revived memories not to be wiped away

A flood of memories accompanied discovery of some two-dozen handkerchiefs.

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Iran’s Khamenei backs legislative vote on nuke deal

The landmark deal is aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for a removal of economic sanctions.

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More than 80 graduate from state police academy

The state police announced that 83 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

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 Demonstrators wave Guatemalan flags as they celebrate that Congress voted to withdraw President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in Guatemala City.

Guatemala’s president resigns, new leader promises ‘honesty’

Guatemala’s president suddenly resigned Thursday amid a corruption investigation, and a new one was sworn in.

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 Allen Lucci, 5, shares a moment with his father Ryan Lucci as his mother Mary looks on during kindergarten orientation for families at Carnegie Elementary School in Carnegie on Aug. 19.

Students in Pittsburgh's west suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh western suburbs.

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 Hampton Middle School's new entrance area after renovation.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

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With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue any marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

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 Arya Singh

Amazon.com, Penn sued by family of student who killed herself

Arya Singh, 20, a junior in the School of Nursing, died Feb. 8, 2013, after ingesting soluble cyanide crystals in her dorm room.

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 Victim Ellie Walker-Wintruba, 9, has her fatal wounds created in makeup by her mother, Pittsburgh Technical Institute Criminal Justice instructor Shannon Wintruba, for the school's simulated gunfire casualty disaster training exercise at Raccoon Creek State Park.

Disaster staged at Raccoon Creek State Park

Students at Pittsburgh Technical Institute portrayed victims in a staged scene involving a mass shooting at the park.

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North Allegheny will sell show tickets online

A fee of $1 or $1.50 will be charged per ticket, regardless of whether the ticket is purchased online or at the box office.

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Instructions for 'broad emergencies' displayed in every classroom at Mars Area

Flip charts include evacuation plan for each building.

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McKeesport residents honored for city projects

They reclaimed vacant lots in the area and turned them into green space.

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Festival of Combustion in Rankin celebrates the molten arts

The festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

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