Convicted dealer pleads guilty in second drug case

Troy Dawkins, 46, who has addresses in Aliquippa and on the North Side, admitted to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

about 3 hours ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.

about 3 hours ago

 A Lyft car seen in a car's sideview mirror.

PUC sets hearing dates for Lyft, Uber permanent licenses

Lyft's hearing before a panel of administrative law judges will be Aug. 7 and 8; Uber's hearing will be Aug. 18 and 19.

about 8 hours ago

Post-Gazette reporter to discuss Poor Health series at noon

A repeat of the show will repeat at 8 tonight.

about 8 hours ago

Medics respond to Wilkinsburg crash involving Port Authority bus, vehicle

The wreck occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m.

about 9 hours ago

Maliki’s party in search of alternative candidate to lead Iraq

The prime minister of eight years is feeling pressure from multiple fronts.

about 19 hours ago

 A man reads a newspaper on a Lagos street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos.

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

Officials fearful of the virus outbreak spreading to Nigeria.

about 19 hours ago

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

U.S. also says rockets were fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine.

about 19 hours ago

Dozens killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

France on Sunday called for its nationals to evacuate the country.

about 19 hours ago

China’s navy shows off massage techniques in soft-power display

The vessel is part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise of Hawaii.

about 19 hours ago

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

House and Senate leaders’ plan calls for more clinics, doctors and nurse.

about 19 hours ago

Nation briefs: Salmonella trial to begin in Ga.

PLUS: Phila. hospital shooting; Lightning strike kills 1; Spider-Man fights police.

about 19 hours ago

 Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on at the Comic-Con International Convention on Thursday in San Diego.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

One group is pushing the convention to adopt a formal anti-harassment policy.

about 19 hours ago

Texas senator expects U.S. House to pass 'skinnied-down' border bill

Democrats and Republicans weigh how much of President Barack Obama’s supplemental request to allocate.

about 19 hours ago

California governor hoping to get Mexico to grow green

Jerry Brown will lead a group of more than 100 lawmakers, administration officials, lobbyists and business leaders this week.

about 19 hours ago

World briefs: Militants hit Cameroon

PLUS: Air Algerie black boxes sent to Paris; Costa Concordia’s journey ends; Norway threat reduced; Catalan leader confesses.

about 19 hours ago

 Physician Jeannette South-Paul speaks with patient Myrtis Henderson at the Matilda Theiss Health Center in the Hill District. Dr. South-Paul, a professor of family medicine, helped expand the clinic in 2002.

PG special report: Access to specialty health care out of reach for many in region

Proposed solutions, like affiliations between health centers, networks, ensure uninsured and under-insured don’t fall through the cracks.

about 18 hours ago

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburghers, why are you so unhappy?

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, you are miserable.

about 19 hours ago

Obituary: Bel Kaufman / Told what school was really like

Bel Kaufman’s best-seller “Up the Down Staircase” has sold more than 6 million copies.

about 19 hours ago

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

State budget worries halt plans

Gov. Corbett cited the gap in revenue projections earlier this month when he vetoed $65 million in funding for the General Assembly and $7.

about 19 hours ago

Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

The Delany Scholars Program, a district initiative that provided mentoring and academic help, ended last month when funding ran out.

about 19 hours ago

 Actors dressed as Russian soldiers re-enact the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg Sunday in Szkotowo, Poland, marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Changing times draw scant notice to WWI milepost

American students don‘‍t know much about World War I even though teachers are trying.

about 19 hours ago

Obituary: Robert Roe / Congressman who led passage of transportation law

He also had a legislative interest in the environment and clean water.

about 19 hours ago

Luzerne County woman dies in house fire

A house fire in Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman.

about 20 hours ago

 Ron Tomalis

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis

The governor's adviser on higher education keeps a low profile and an open schedule.

1 day ago

World briefs: Rocket kills children in Egypt

Plus: Turkish police arrested; Black boxes found in Mali; Tunisian soldiers killed; Pope slams mafia again; Unrest in Nigeria

1 day ago

If voter turnout is key, why is it so low?

In 15 of the 25 states with statewide primaries, turnout was the lowest ever.

1 day ago

Israel extending truce to late today

The extended pause was to last until midnight today.

1 day ago

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated as militias do battle

About 150 U.S. personnel were taken to safety in neighboring Tunisia.

1 day ago

Arizona execution sparks debate on methodology

Many proponents reject the idea a few minutes or hours of suffering by a criminal who caused great suffering to others should spur changes.

1 day ago

U.S. weighs sharing Ukraine data

The question of what kind of intelligence support to give Ukraine has become part of a White House debate about how to confront Putin

1 day ago

Taliban offensive is raising doubts about Afghan forces

Doubt has been cast on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the U.S. moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops.

1 day ago

 “Doc McStuffins” is a series about a 6-year-old African-American girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and stuffed animals. “The kids who are of color see her as an African-American girl, and that’s really big for them,” says Chris Nee, the creator of Doc McStuffins. “And I think a lot of other kids don’t see her color, and that’s wonderful, as well.”

Race in Toyland: A nonwhite doll crosses over

The popularity of Doc McStuffins reflects, in part, the country's changing consumer demographics, experts say.

1 day ago

National briefs: Kurdish oil approaches U.S.

PLUS: Carjack suspects at large; guns found at suspect's home; Goldman Sachs nears deal; Nissan recalls airbags; study: basin heavily used.

1 day ago

Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel

A Liberian government consultant arrived Tuesday in Lagos and died Friday.

1 day ago

 The Rev. William Paxton Arnott

Obituary: Rev. William Paxton Arnott / Trafford pastor spearheaded church's resurgence

He grew the church from about 300 members in 1979 to about 550 members by the time he retired in 1997.

1 day ago

The politics of the climate change debate

David Titley, a former Navy officer now at Penn State, finds a parallel between the rise of World War I and action on climate change today.

1 day ago

Could the mammoth make a comeback?

Woolly mammoth genes could allow Asian elephants to live in tundras, preserve permafrost, prevent extinction and counter climate change.

1 day ago

Don't like spiders? They help us, so think again

Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by pests.

1 day ago

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia.

1 day ago

Getting from Gaza to Israel, by going underground

The Israeli military said the focus of its ground operations in Gaza is to destroy the labyrinth of tunnels.

1 day ago

 Physical Therapist Lucas Theys checks Brian Archer's shoulder. Mr. Archer said it would be difficult for him to make his appointments if it were not for the free transportation provided by the Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation.

Transportation services ease burdens in seeking care

Primary Health clinic offers a van service to patients who can’t afford transportation to appointments.

1 day ago

 Carrying the patient files of every person they'd seen that day, Dr. Bill Markle and his wife, RN Mary Markle, leave the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport on June 5, 2014.  The pair always review each file once again upon arriving home.

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

Patient needs are great at the all-volunteer 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

1 day ago

 Nathan Hite, a former McKeesport firefighter experiencing shoulder and hip pain, steps outside while waiting to be seen at the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

Poor Health: A frayed safety net

As hospitals close, patients and health advocates say the region's poor have been left behind.

1 day ago

 Wilford Payne.

Why Wilford Payne is known as the Johnny Appleseed of local health centers

Wilford Payne has long advocated for health care for underserved populations.

1 day ago

 Demonstrators with Save Our Community Hospitals staged a memorial service outside the partially demolished UPMC Braddock Hospital in March 2011. The medical giant shuttered the facility despite widespread community protest.

A tale of two hospital closures: Braddock and East Cleveland

UPMC shut down Braddock hospital in 2010; Cleveland Clinic shuttered Huron Hospital in 2011. The results in each community have not been

1 day ago

Scranton police seek man in rape of girl, 14

Scranton detectives seek a man who traveled to Scranton from Tennessee to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

2 days ago

Israel agrees to 12-hour 'pause' but reject's U.S. truce terms

Palestinian protests spread across West Bank, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fails to win lasting halt to Gaza fighting.

2 days ago

Report on ‘torture’ kept out of reach

Former CIA officials told they could read it, but then told they couldn’t.

2 days ago

Russia increases cross-border intervention, Ukraine and U.S. say

Moscow’s intent appears to be to reverse gains by Kiev’s forces in rebel-held territory.

2 days ago


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