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 Officals from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office leave Wilkinsburg Middle School.

DA conducting forensic audit of Wilkinsburg after-school program

The school is involved in a federally funded program that saw its former director accused of stealing computer equipment.

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North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

about 2 hours ago


 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

about 17 hours ago


World briefs: Pistorius ends his testimony

Plus: Jet search undersea; Jordanian envoy abducted; Berlusconi sentenced; U.S. won't fault China; Japan's population shrinks

1 day ago


Ukraine sends troops to curb unrest

The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.

1 day ago


Russians get warped view of Ukraine

Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials

1 day ago


Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

The attacks are increasing calls for President Goodluck Jonathan to rethink his strategy in confronting the biggest threat to the security.

1 day ago


Iraq says Abu Ghraib prison closed

The Abu Ghraib prison was the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

1 day ago


Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

1 day ago


National briefs: Active shooter training urged

Plus: Kansas suspect charged; Detroit pensions settled; Detroit pensions settled; Military justice review set; Bad news for road funds

1 day ago


Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.

1 day ago


Court upholds EPA's emissions standards

The appeals court rejected state and industry challenges to the emissions rules.

1 day ago


Obama grants clemency to correct a sentence extended by a court typo

Because of a typographical error, the punishment reflected a greater penalty than called for under U.S. sentencing guidelines.

1 day ago


Resolute Boston remembers victims of marathon bombings

The city marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday by honoring the dead and wounded.

1 day ago


Obituary: Zander Hollander / Shepherd of sports trivia

Before televised sports were pervasive and the Internet a nonstop gusher of sports trivia, Zander Hollander found a niche in the market.

1 day ago


Obituary: John Gaisford / Surgeon, vet who founded the West Penn Burn Center

John Gaisford worked in a mobile army surgical hospital in the Pacific theater and wrote a book about it.

1 day ago


Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

1 day ago


Pa. seeks U.S. flexibility in new emissions rules

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is urging flexible new pollution emissions rules for existing coal-fired power

1 day ago


SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

The College Board announced the changes in March but today released detailed explanations and specifications, including sample questions.

about 23 hours ago


Local Dispatch: With gentiles' help, my husband's last Seder was one of his best

A personal care home went the extra mile one year on behalf of Passover dinner for its few Jewish residents.

1 day ago


Obamacare costs expected to be lower than predicted

Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7 percent over next decade.

1 day ago


 Camille Downing, left, associate professor at Point Park University’s School of Communication, teaches a class on Web design and marketing Tuesday. The class is launching Wood Street Communications — a student agency that will service nonprofits with Web design, marketing, PR and other communications. Students will do the work for nonprofits pro bono as part of their course work. Ms. Downing teaches a class that is organizing the agency.

Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.

1 day ago


 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

1 day ago


South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

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 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, on Monday chats with Nicole Boggio, of Severna Park, Md., at a sidewalk cafe near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of honoring and remembrance.

1 day ago


Obituary: W. Frank Myers Jr. / After stint as cowboy, he founded firm here

After his cowboy years, W. Frank Myers Jr. started a business and a family in Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


 Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.

2 days ago


Garage cleaning reveals bodies

The infants were found in cardboard boxes, each one rolled up in a shirt or towel and tucked into a plastic bag.

2 days ago


National briefs: Cities grapple with high rents

Plus: Reports of data hacks rise; Social Security drops debts; Environmental groups unite; Judge strikes down Ohio ban

2 days ago


'Very random' shooting confounds

None of the three people killed outside of a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City were Jewish.

2 days ago


Pa. Cyber Charter teachers join union

Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have voted for representation by the PSEA.

2 days ago


Boston bombing suspect waits in isolation as trial approaches

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's confinement measures restrict communication with the outside.

2 days ago


World briefs: Pistorius challenged by prosecutor

Plus: DNA tested in France rape case; Shooting in West Bank; Bird flu resurfaces in Japan; Cigarette makers sued in South Korea

2 days ago


Syria continues chemical weapons reduction

Nation faces end-of-the-month deadline for completing to destroy caches.

2 days ago


Submersible drone set to troll ocean depths for Flight 370

Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner were planning to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean.

2 days ago


Ukraine crisis reaches critical juncture

Defiant pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine pushed the country to the brink of war or dissolution.

2 days ago


Surveillance stories earn Pulitzer Prize

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing U.S. government's surveillance programs.

2 days ago


Bombing leaves trail of blood in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic militants struck in heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people.

2 days ago


Sharon Randall: Reminders appear of the needless way we hold on to stuff

There's no reason to clutter up one's life with objects when memories are so much more valuable.

2 days ago


 Kyle Houghtelin filets a red snapper at Penn Avenue Fish Co.


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Passover fish shortage scrambles the menu

Scarcity of certain foods can force adaptations and forge new traditions.

2 days ago


Health care costs, budget deficit projections drop

The Congressional Budget Office said health care expansion will cost more than $100 billion less than expected.

2 days ago


 PixController president and CEO Bill Powers is the force behind the live streaming images of the bald eagle nest in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.

Eagle webcam enthralls viewers while aiding research

The PixController technology behind the Pittsburgh bald eagle video camera broadcast on the Internet is uncovering surprises for scientists.

2 days ago


 Neuro Kinetics is using high speed digital photography and a software program to diagnose based on how accurately patients track  a light pattern from a "optic kinetic sphere."

Eye movement test assists in diagnosis of concussion

New tests, one based on eye movements, are giving doctors better insights into diagnosing concussions.

2 days ago


It's never too late to learn to swim

There are places for adults to learn how to swim and reduce their risk of drowning.

2 days ago


Health happenings

Health related events schedule for the coming week.

2 days ago


 Lil' Iggles T-shirt produced by the ToonSeum to showcase the Hays eagles.

Eagle shirts for sale

Joe Wos, executive director of the ToonSeum, has designed a T-shirt showcasing the baby birds.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh council passes land bank idea

A compromise reached last week would keep city council's oversight of land sales for at least two years.

2 days ago


 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after talking about college affordability at the Lackawanna College gymnasium in Scranton, Pa., last year.

Obama shifts visit to North Fayette campus

The president is expected to pitch his program to promote skills training for careers in fields with a growing demand.

2 days ago


Seneca Valley to provide college, career exploration software

Seneca Valley School District entered into a $26,061 contract with Naviance, an online college readiness company.

2 days ago


Gasoline prices inch up in Pittsburgh region

Gas prices rose 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon yesterday.

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