The shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Officer Jason Van Dyke was captured on the dashboard camera of one of the police cars at the scene.
Families in public housing continue to enjoy benefits even when their income substantially rises, which is unfair to those on waiting lists.
Whatever sympathy America had for Ahmed Mohamed has been extinguished, thanks to a shameless money grab by the teen’s family.
It’s been nearly three weeks since Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders said they’d worked out a “framework” for the overdue 2015-16 budget.
Terrorism is an urgent global threat. The effects of human-made climate change are longer-term, but are no less dire.
Temporary inconvenience for permanent improvement. That old mantra should apply to the proposal that’s moving along for a 798-space garage.
Eighty-five people have died in state work zones over the past decade, many after being struck by a speeding vehicle.
The victory of Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican David Vitter in Louisiana’s gubernatorial election poses a few intriguing thoughts.
In 1958, more than three-quarters of Americans trusted their government all or most of the time. Today, only 19 percent do.
Pittsburgh counts more than 300 structures in its inventory, with many of them constructed more than 70 years ago.
Allegheny County’s ice rink in South Park has been burying worn-out skates. Yes, burying them -- since the 1980s.
Pfizer, the drug-making giant, claims its $160 billion merger with Irish-based Allergan would benefit prescription drug consumers.
Thanksgiving is predictable, even ritualistic, and, compared with Christmas, far less pressure-filled.
By 2026, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority must eliminate the disgusting byproduct of its antiquated infrastructure.
The perils of police chases are well-documented, a hazard that played out again on Sunday in the city’s East End.
The downing of a Russian fighter-bomber by Turkey is due to poor coordination of political strategy and military action in the region.
If you’re traveling this week, be thankful for this: The trip will cost less than in years past, thanks to the rapidly falling price of gas.
Accurate intelligence is needed to conduct an intelligent foreign policy and protect the country.
The city government leaves Act 47 oversight having reduced its expenses and reformed its procedures.
With the previous government having defaulted eight times, it’s a good time for a moderate conservative to set things right.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane had another bad week, and the citizens of Pennsylvania did, too.
One of the dark sides of sexual freedom is a jump in cases of sexually transmitted diseases.
Unfortunately, the Republican-majority U.S. Senate — including Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey — voted last week to block the plan.
The latest revelations in the state’s pornographic email scandal make clear that an independent outside investigation is necessary.
Recruiters working on commission are sales clerks, not higher education admissions counselors.
North America used to be home to up to 60 million bison. Now, 5,000 is said to be too many within the borders of Yellowstone National Park.
The Mourabitounes claimed responsibility for an armed assault at the Radisson Blu in Bamako, Mali’s capital.
The Shenango Channel, at shenangochannel.org, offers video and data of one of Allegheny County’s biggest pollution sources.
The fine for possession would be $25 and for smoking marijuana in public $100.
n Washington, Congress is still blocking the removal of economic sanctions against Cuba.
The primates have been used for nearly a century for tests on subjects ranging from seat belts to nicotine addiction to prescription drugs.
The Public Utility Commission proposes to hit ride-sharing pioneer Uber with a $50 million fine for violations last year.
The Pa. House approved a bill Tuesday that would keep officers’ names from the public while they’re being investigated for use of force.
President Barack Obama began his visit to the Philippines Tuesday by announcing a gift of two U.S. ships to that country.
Amid budget uncertainty, a positive development occurred Monday. A House committee passed, along party lines, a liquor privatization bill.
U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty’s critics seem to think her broad environmental experience in government and industry is a bad thing.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” belongs to the world. Treating it like a mere commodity detracts from its moral authority.
Let’s hope the agreement on patients with chronic conditions is a sign that UPMC and Highmark are willing to work out their differences
Overshadowing the economic conference was the Paris tragedy.
Despite the efforts of many, the proportion of American adults who are obese keeps going up.
Every autumn, Pittsburgh homeowners wait with trepidation to learn what to expect in their property tax bills for the coming year.
Doing so would create a healthier environment, particularly for children and the elderly, a large portion of public housing residents.
A new report says the Kenyan army is having a profitable commercial relationship with the Somali rebel group al-Shabab.
Freedom-loving people around the world dare not let the heinous, calculated attack on Paris Friday night go unanswered.
It’s hard to fathom why the tentative budget plan doesn’t call for raising the cigarette tax.
For months, members of the theater department at Clarion University have been working on a production of Lloyd Suh’s “Jesus in India.”
Peoples Natural Gas, impressed by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman’s approach to spreading the word about LIHEAP, hopes to replicate it.
The catastrophic growth of heroin abuse is causing the U.S. to rethink its policies and to view addicts as victims, not criminals.
The mayor, upset that the ICA is withholding gambling revenue, asked Eugene DePasquale to conduct a comprehensive review of the agency.
The European Union this week tackled the part of the problem posed by Africans crossing the Mediterranean Sea.