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Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark

about 7 hours ago


 In this photo provided by Guna Raj Luitel, people walk next to ruble after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A powerful earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, leveling centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst temblor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. (Guna Raj Luitel via AP)

Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken

The quake killed more than 700 people across a swath of four countries in the worst tremor to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years.

29 minutes ago


U.S. silence on drone strikes comes under pressure after hostage deaths

The revelation has revived questions about why the White House has been unwilling to provide similar information on other strikes.

about 8 hours ago


 Paul Mason is treated for an infection in his leg in March at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Mason, once known as the world’s fattest man, has since lost two-thirds of his body weight, but he has struggled with the burden of almost 100 pounds of excess skin, and hopes for surgery soon.

Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

They will remove excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds.

about 8 hours ago


 Bruce Jenner in September 2013.

Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender: ‘I am a woman’

The Olympic gold-medal winner said that he has felt this way all his life, during an ABC News “20/20” interview.

about 8 hours ago


Portfolio: Kids’ smiles at hospital are due to tutus

Doctors, nurses, technicians and receptionists don the colorful layers of tulle as they go about the business of tending to patients.

about 8 hours ago


Report says higher incomes will feel more of Wolf tax plan

Residents with incomes of more than $100,000 would bear nearly two-thirds of the increased tax burden, according to the report.

about 8 hours ago


 Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Armenian Apostolic Church leader Catholicos Garegin II walk to attend a memorial service in the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia on Friday.

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

Turkey denies the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians in what is now Turkey in 1915 constitutes genocide.

about 8 hours ago


Terrorist cell had sights on the Vatican, Italy says

Many of the suspects came from the same area in Pakistan, close to where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

about 9 hours ago


 Attorney General Eric Holder bids goodbye to Justice Department employees as he leaves the Justice Department  in Washington on Friday for the last time as attorney general.

Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

Eric Holder, a former judge and U.S. attorney, will exit the Justice Department as the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S.

about 9 hours ago


U.S. data show that mammograms still often begin at 40

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its screening guidelines to recommend mammograms every two years for women over 50.

about 8 hours ago


House threatens to slash defense funding over Bergdahl investigation

The GOP leadership of the House Armed Services Committee has tucked the provision into an early version of an annual defense spending bill.

about 8 hours ago


Potent ‘spice’ drug fuels rise in visits to emergency room

“Spice” is the street name for a family of synthetic substances that mimic the effects of marijuana.

about 9 hours ago


 A shoe lays by the rail tracks north of the central Macedonian town of Veles on Friday near the site where 14 other migrants were killed by a train while walking along the tracks.

Night train kills 14 migrants ‘sleeping’ on Macedonia tracks

Even as thousands risk drowning in the Mediterranean to reach Europe, many gamble with their lives by taking perilous overland journeys.

about 9 hours ago


World Briefs: Iran moves ships, easing Yemen strain

Plus: Taliban launch offensive; Poland bars bikers; death sentence dodged; and more.

about 8 hours ago


National Briefs: HIV outbreak intensifies, prompts alert

Plus: stage collapse hurts 16; hazing convictions; stun guns suspended;

about 8 hours ago


World Malaria Day

United Methodists, led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton of Western Pennsylvania, continue to raise millions to combat malaria worldwide.

about 8 hours ago


 Heavy drinking and binge drinking by women is up dramatically in many parts of the country, and some counties in the Pittsburgh area.

Rise in heavy drinking by women emerges as public health threat

National study shows higher rates of heavy drinking among women in Pittsburgh and around the country.

1 day ago


 The interior of the Hawker 400.

OneJet launches new services from Pittsburgh International

Service to Indianapolis International Airport will start May 11 and service to Milwaukee May 4, with a daily flight four times a week.

about 11 hours ago


McArdle Roadway closed this morning

The road is closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1 day ago


Part of East Busway out of service this weekend

The work will detour the P1 East Busway-All Stops and the P3 East Busway-Oakland.

about 22 hours ago


 Grass and weeds grow over the rusted beams supporting the old closed sidewalk of the Kenmawr Bridge.

Plans unveiled for new Kenmawr Bridge

The new bridge will be wider, longer and taller than the current one.

1 day ago


 Dr. T. Colin Campbell with his son, Nelson Campbell.

Movie review: 'PlantPure Nation' documentary will be shown tonight at Southside Works Theater

The “PlantPure Nation” documentary says government and agribusiness raise skepticism about whole plant food diets despite proven science.

1 day ago


Genocide debate haunts Turkey 100 years after Armenian killings

As world leaders gather in the Armenian capital of Yerevan today, Turkey’s denials have left the country increasingly isolated.

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

1 day ago


 A tour bus that was carrying Kentucky middle school students erupts in flames on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. No one was injured and the students were evacuated.

Cause of I-70 tour bus fire in Washington County still unknown

Police said bus driver Timothie Newton noticed problems with the bus, pulled onto the shoulder and saw smoke coming from the rear.

about 20 hours ago


 A child migrant plays on a tricycle outside prefabricated container houses at the Hal Far Tent Village open centre outside Valletta in September 2014.

Europe will boost patrols for migrants

Despite intense pressure, European leaders did not restore a search-and-rescue mission, credited with saving 100,000 lives.

1 day ago


Obama apologizes for Jan. drone attack

The bungled attack is likely to raise questions about the Obama administration’s extensive use of drones in its war against terrorism.

1 day ago


 Students walk through a bright, blue entryway that's part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation.

Mt. Lebanon school design lets students take advantage of more academics, activities

All parts of the building now are either renovated or new construction.

1 day ago


Donor controversies raise old criticisms of Clintons’ fundraising and wealth

But Hillary Clinton’s campaign says that a much of the criticisms is based on “innuendo.”

1 day ago


 Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference Jan. 21 in Philadelphia.

Judge delays contempt hearing for Attorney General Kane

The criminal contempt hearing, which had been scheduled for Monday, will be rescheduled at the request of the attorneys in the case.

1 day ago


 In this image, students from Westfield High School in central Indiana are on the stage during the grand finale of the concert dubbed "American Pie" Thursday night just prior to the stage collapse. More than a dozen students were injured.

More than 12 students hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

Police said all of the injuries the students suffered in the collapse Thursday evening were minor.

1 day ago


 A photo taken of Hubble during a service mission in 1999.

Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 with a cloudy future

The Hubble changed our understanding of the age of the universe, the evolution of galaxies and the expansion of space itself.

1 day ago


 Mary D. Birks is the executive director of Outreach Teen & Family Services.

Mt. Lebanon nonprofit's leader wants to end stigma of mental health issues

Mary Birks of Mt. Lebanon has been named executive director of Outreach Teen & Family Services.

1 day ago


Chinese scientists modify DNA of human embroyos

This controversial technique represents a biological version of a word-processing program's "find and replace” function.

1 day ago


 Third grade teacher Colleen Koch talks with Domenic Catandro about his paper. Students at St. Sebastian School are writing cards and letters to World War II veterans who will be honored with flights to Washington next month.

St. Sebastian students make sure every 'Honor Flight' veteran will get letters

Students at the Ross school are writing hundreds of letters that will go to veterans during mail call on the flights.

1 day ago


 Bill Edgar, interim president at Geneva College

Geneva College names interim president

William Edgar will take the place of departing president Ken Smith, who will become a business dean at a Texas college.

1 day ago


Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

1 day ago


 Claire Staresinic

Mars Area sophomore is archery champ

Claire Staresinic took first place in her competition at the Pennsylvania State Archery Association Indoor Championship in Harrisburg.

1 day ago


 Skyliners Jimmy Beaumont, left, and Wally Lester flank radio legend Porky Chedwick at the premiere of “Since I Don’t Have You” at SouthSide Works Cinemas.

Obituary: Walter 'Wally' Paul Lester / Original singer for the Skyliners

Singer performed on the hit "Since I Don't Have You."

1 day ago


Deer Lakes students on a mission to simulate pregnancy

Students in the high school child development class are hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday to fund the purchase of a ‘pregnancy vest.’

1 day ago


 Sen. Matt Smith, left, explains his cyber bullying legislation with a panel of students from Bethel Park's Independence Middle School. The discussion was a live Google broadcast among four area schools and experts on social media applications that allow anonymous posting of gossip and bullying.

Students agree online bullying meaner with 'hate apps'

Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette districts discuss technology that permits anonymous gossip and hate.

1 day ago


Findlay gets federal waste water grant for upgrades

The grant also aims to help the township’s industrial parks attract and retain businesses and investments in the community.

about 23 hours ago


I Remember Mama: Mother of grace taught so much despite no training

Though never trained, mother full of grace knew how to teach a lot about life.

1 day ago


North Allegheny parents discuss technology initiative

One agrees with one-to-one initiative; the other prefers an incremental approach.

1 day ago


Plum High School musicians eager for gig with River City Brass

The Plum students will get to perform on stage with the internationally known brass band in a May 1 concert.

1 day ago


Gateway Middle School puts the 'A' in STEAM

The school in Monroeville has a class dedicated to STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

1 day ago


Women held captive in Cleveland home for decade release memoir

Amanda Berry’s "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland" was written with journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.

about 22 hours ago


 Tuomas Sandholm and his team at Carnegie Mellon University will be trying to beat four of the top players in the world.

Who's got the upper hand? Poker computer program pits man against machine

The tournament begins at 11 a.m. and runs every day for eight hours through May 7, playing 80,000 hands of one-on-one poker.

1 day ago


 Westmoreland County Judicial Candidate Tom Anderson

Nine on ballot for three judge seats in Westmoreland County

All of the candidates are lawyers and all have cross-filed for both party nominations in the May 19 primary.

1 day ago



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