Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks with reporters in 2011 following his keynote speech about the Marcellus Shale industry to the fourth annual Appalachian Basin Oil and Gas Seminar held by K&L Gates LLP.

How Pennsylvania gas industry gained Corbett influence

Tom Corbett’s election to the governorship, and even his inauguration, leaned heavily on Marcellus Shale gas firms.

about 23 hours ago

 Vivien Li begins her new job as president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

Riverlife organization lands prize catch from Boston’s Harbor

Vivien Li, who for 24 years led the Boston Harbor Association, becomes president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1.

about 16 hours ago

 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

about 23 hours ago

 The city’s budget office has started rounding up records of all the cameras purchased by neighborhood groups with public funds.

Pittsburgh seeking to implement surveillance camera privacy policy

Latest in a series: City officials are trying to implement the ordinance, but some parts are blockaded by the Coast Guard.

about 23 hours ago

 Cameron Tonkinwise

Odysseys: Australian leads CMU's design studies program

Cameron Tonkinwise moved to Brooklyn from Australia. In 2012, his teaching career in the field of design brought him to Pittsburgh.

about 23 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Wolf

439,000 join Pennsylvania Medicaid

Of the new enrollees, nearly 37,000 are from Allegheny County, according to state statistics.

about 23 hours ago

House will decide fate of Export-Import Bank

Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat.

about 23 hours ago

Broken water line repaired at Allegheny General Hospital

The hospital implemented its Emergency Operations Plan after the broken line caused water to flow into several elevator shafts and a

about 6 hours ago

Boy Scouts to end ban on gay leaders

However, some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.

about 23 hours ago

Lynch: Bland’s death highlights black Americans’ concerns

“...Many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in essentially to enforce laws against them,” she said.

about 23 hours ago

Leaders to discuss a ‘Plan B’ for Sudan peace deal

Today’s meeting was not expected to lead to a breakthrough to halt the country's civil war, which has raged since December 2013.

about 23 hours ago

 President Barack Obama waves as he arrives Sunday to deliver a speech at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

Kenya at a ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise, Obama says

Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads,” President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption.

1 day ago

 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech Sunday in Damascus, Syria.

Syria's embattled president admits manpower shortage

His speech, while confident, came in the fifth year of a conflict pitting his forces against rebels and the extremist Islamic State group.

1 day ago

Pitt appoints Reed Smith partner to lead new energy law institute

Pitt School of Law dean William M. Carter Jr. today appointed Kevin Abbott to lead the new Energy Law and Policy Institute.

about 12 hours ago

 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

17 minutes ago

 Mylan, which has been fighting Teva’s advances, issued a statement congratulating the company on the Allergan deal.

Teva drops bid for Mylan, buys Allergan's generics unit for $40.5 billion

Mylan plans to continue pressing ahead with its own unsolicited effort to buy over-the-counter drug specialist Perrigo.

21 minutes ago

 Former Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, shown at left with then-Gov. Tom Corbett in September 2014, said he didn’t help steer grants to the railroad. “It was purely based on a scoring system, an evaluation of the system.”

Memos to Corbett hinting at rail influence

A memo, a meeting and $100,000 in campaign contributions preceded a railroad’s change of fortunes.

about 23 hours ago

 President Barack Obama, third left,  participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, at the National Palace today.

Obama, in Ethiopia, addresses South Sudan conflict

President Obama set a deadline for a peace accord, Aug. 17, threatening both sides with sanctions if they don’t.

48 minutes ago

Sen. Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program

Mr. Casey’s bill also allows family child care homes to serve a third meal during the day for children there for eight hours or longer.

about 16 hours ago

Afghan official: 21 dead, eight wounded in wedding gunfight

Baghlan and other provinces of the north have been plagued by insurgent attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 that toppled the

about 16 hours ago

Obituary: Klaus M. Bron / Radiologist’s work considered visionary

Klaus Bron was a visionary radiologist who put Pittsburgh on cutting edge of medicine

about 23 hours ago

National briefs: After coma, child of R&B singer dies

PLUS: Trump GOP front-runner; Against ‘gun-free’ zones; Democrats block repeal; Fiat Chrysler fined.

about 23 hours ago

World briefs: Turkey calls on NATO for security

PLUS: Spy’s release changes little; Conflict at Al Aqsa mosque; Pope asks leaders for help; Taliban seize Aghan base.

about 23 hours ago

Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

about 23 hours ago

Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

about 23 hours ago

Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

about 23 hours ago

Code orange pollution day issued Tuesday for Pittsburgh

The state has issued a “code orange” alert with the air quality index expected to enter the range of 101 to 150 for Pittsburgh,

about 4 hours ago

 Tom Corbett shown here in 2014 as governor attended the Shale Insight conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh

Documents show Pennsylvania GOP's courtship of gas industry

The relationship between state Republicans and the Marcellus Shale gas industry was forged in Tom Corbett’s campaign.

1 day ago

 A copy of a political direct mail advertisement states: "Paid for by Citizens to Protect PA Jobs. Jewell Lester, Treasurer."

‘Dark money’ ad blitz surrounds budget debate

Attacks by so-called “dark money” groups aren’t new. But some are troubled by the volume of these ads, especially during a budget debate.

1 day ago

 Cathy Fowlkes speaks with Dr. Alicia Kaplan at Allegheny  Health Network's facility in Bethel Park.

Brain electrodes help Mt. Lebanon woman with OCD

Cathy Fowlkes woke up each day and worked through the same routine; cleaning her house from top to bottom. Today that is all changed.

1 day ago

Sestak welcomes challenge from McGinty in Senate race

Joe Sestak, who lost to Republican Pat Toomey five years ago, was in South Park on Saturday.

1 day ago

 Campers, including Cloey Senyo, 9, center, of Erie, wait to be called out for ice cream after lunch at Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead, Ohio, during a camp for children with serious illnesses. About 900 children attend each summer from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and as far away as Alabama. Flying Horse Farms' mission is to provide a camp experience for children who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend camp.

At summer camp Flying Horse Farms, 'you’re not the kid who’s sick. You’re just the kid'

Flying Horse Farms is one of 14 accredited facilities that provide a free, traditional camp experience to children with serious illnesses.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Promise program gets a reality lesson

The Promise has reduced the maximum total scholarship to $30,000, with an annual maximum of $7,500, beginning with the Class of 2017.

1 day ago

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

Gas severance tax faces stalemate for fifth year

Natural gas industry clout has contributed to the failure of repeated bids for a severance tax.

1 day ago

 President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday at a memorial to those killed in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya at Memorial Park in Nairobi.

In Kenya, Obama finds welcome mat, tough talk

Mr. Obama found himself at odds with his hosts over issues of democracy, human rights and same-sex marriage.

1 day ago

U.S. plans to intensify terror fight in Africa

President Obama announced new rules to curb the sale of illegal ivory in the United States.

1 day ago

 Protesters carry a wounded man Saturday in Istanbul, Saturday during clashes between police and protesters denouncing the deaths of 32 people at an suicide bombing Monday in Suruc, southeastern Turkey.

After IS bombing, Turkey strikes Kurds

The Turkish air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, muddle the U.S.-led fight against IS.

2 days ago

 Jason Snyder at his office at the Consumer Health Coalition in Pittsburgh. He is the organization’s executive director.

Addiction knows no bounds: One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

For those with seemingly successful lives, the fear of losing esteem at work and in the community can be a powerful deterrent to recovery.

1 day ago

In Pakistan, detainees are vanishing in covert jails

Critics warn that gains against the Taliban may be coming at the cost of human rights, potentially undermining its counterterrorism effort.

1 day ago

 Mourners, Christina Walls, left, embraces Diana Lennon, right, during a candle light vigil to honor the victims of Thursday night's shooting at The Grand 16 theater during a vigil on Friday in Lafayette, La.

Movie theater shooter’s mental problems didn’t prevent gun purchase

Lafayerre shooter was able to purchase a gun despite metal troubles.

2 days ago

 Smoke rises from the Jazeera hotel during an attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu today. At least 13 people were killed when Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist militant group drove a car packed with explosives at the gate of a hotel, police and the rebel group said.

Truck bomb hits Somali hotel, kills 12

Al Shabaab, which said it was behind the blast, has in the past staged attacks in its bid to topple Somalia's Western-backed government.

1 day ago

Judge orders release of immigrant children, mothers detained by U.S.

A federal judge found that two detention centers fail to meet minimum legal requirements of a 1997 settlement.

1 day ago

Hillary Clinton will testify on Benghazi

There appears to be a dispute between the panel and Ms. Clinton’s lawyers over the ground rules.

1 day ago

Mourners gather for Sandra Bland's funeral

The Texas sheriff at whose jail Ms. Bland was found hanged says he is seriously considering disciplinary action against jail staff members.

1 day ago

World briefs: Greek bailout talks delayed a few days

PLUS: Saudis to begin ceasefire; U.S. faults Burundi vote; Afghans press for peace.

1 day ago

National briefs: No thanks, Pentagon tells vigilantes

PLUS: Ex-cop held in heists; Economy affects major; Suspect in shooting killed.

1 day ago

Marianist brother who taught at North Catholic gets 2-year term for sex abuse in Australia

Bernard Hartman received a three-year sentence, with one year suspended, following convictions of sexually abusing three children.

2 days ago

 Jonathan Pollard in 1998.

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard eligible for 'mandatory parole' in November

Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, could be freed as soon as November.

2 days ago

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton

Federal investigators ask for Justice Department probe of Clinton emails

The inspector general has advised the DOJ that some classified data went through Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal email server.

2 days ago

Turkey strikes Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time

Turkish jets bombed Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time Friday, and leaders vowed further action against the militants.

2 days ago