Outside probe: A U.S. hospital airstrike demands answers

A U.S. general said that Afghan forces called for the airstrike when they reported being under fire by the Taliban.

Gun defense: Students must know how to respond to a threat

In the wake of high-profile shootings like those at Sandy Hook Elementary, many Pittsburgh area schools have adopted “ALICE training.”

A Pirates record: This year the fans generate All-Star numbers

As the Pirates head into their third consecutive playoff season, there’s more to celebrate than an exciting baseball team.

Disappointing test: The state says students’ scores are an anomaly

These scores were the first glimpse at how Pennsylvania students are mastering tougher standards adopted in 2013.

Towering success: PNC’s new green building is a gleaming addition

The tower is a grand continuation of the bank’s efforts to create model workplaces with minimal cost to the environment.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: It’s amateur hour, again

Every once in a while, Americans look to nonpoliticians to transform our political system.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Reminders keep coming of a soldier’s sweet song

What did your daddy do in The War? That’s a question we baby boom boys often asked in grade school but which rarely comes up anymore.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: Gun law paralysis is the real insanity

Stephen Colbert respond to yet another mass shooting in a way that acknowledged the absurdity of our congressional impasse.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: The refugee crisis that we cannot ignore

Our nation, so long the world’s moral conscience, has not shown as much public sympathy toward these refugees as might have been expected.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: That’s quite a pope

Pope Francis raised our level and civility of discourse, briefly.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: Fat-fixing vs. fat-shaming 

Respecting everyone shouldn’t mean accepting obesity.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: First-rate health care

I’m getting it, as should more Americans.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: Perfect Pittsburgh story revolves 'round Jelly Roll

Pianist Tom Roberts and kids’ author Jonah Winter magically came together over a passion for Jelly Roll Morton. Go see the results.