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 Anthropologists Carrie LeGarde, left, and Jennie Jin look over remains at  the K208 lab at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The K208 lab is responsible for the identification of remains of Korean War soldiers returned to the United States by the North Koreans in the early 1990s.

Apollo sergeant lost in Korean War finally comes home

Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.

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 Rick and Jessica Goeller, with their son Lucas, 2, at their family farm in Indiana Township on June 17.

Indiana Township boy, 2, receives new liver

Aggressive campaign to secure a liver for the toddler succeeds with donation from a Nebraska girl who died of a brain tumor.

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GOP activists claim district judge must resign to seek state Senate seat

Republican activists contend that Guy Reschenthaler is violating judicial ethical rules.

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Homeland Security shifts deportation focus off those with longtime roots in U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security is targeting illegal immigrants who are criminally convicted, terrorism threats or new border-crossers.

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Taxes will increase in North Allegheny

The North Allegheny school board rolled out both tax increases and a one-to-one technology initiative at their meeting.

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Obituary: David Kremen / Westinghouse international attorney enjoyed travel, foreign cultures

David Kremen’s love of foreign lands fit nicely with his work as an international attorney for Westinghouse.

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"Raves": He’s had no better peer than one through telescope

Longtime passion for peering through telescope makes a man wonder what might have been.

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 Jack Carter, 1960

Obituary: Jack Carter / Brash comic from TV ’s early days

Quick with a quip, Mr. Carter was a significant figure in television during the medium’s earliest days.

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Dozens treated after rail car burns in Tenn.

A train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire early Thursday in eastern Tennessee.

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IMF, Athens agree: Greece needs debt relief

The International Monetary Fund conceded in a report that Greece has little chance for a sustained recovery without some debt reduction.

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Iran’s recognition of IAEA monitors sets path for nuclear deal

An Iranian official on Thursday said Tehran accepts that U.N. monitors need to visit sensitive sites and question nuclear officials.

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Ex-Virginia senator joins 2016 race for Democratic Party nomination

Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who was a Reagan administration Navy secretary, has announced he is entering the race.

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IS group guns down 97 praying Nigerians

Ninety-seven Nigerians were slain by Boko Haram militants while they were praying in mosques in a northeastern town, following the killing

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Gateway school budget cuts contracts, adds slight tax hike

Monroeville residents with a house valued at the average $107,900 should see an increase of $46.88 per year on their taxes.

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NASCAR asks fans to keep rebel flags away from tracks

“We are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols,” the tracks and their ownership groups stated Thursday.

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Collier to consider rezoning proposal for townhouses

The proposal calls for 140 townhouses on 24 acres that used to be the Woodville State Hospital property.

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Penn Hills schools pass $97 million budget balanced by $12 million loan, tax hike

The school board voted 6-1 to approve the budget, which includes the maximum real estate tax hike allowed by the state index.

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Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

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McKeesport Area raises school property taxes

The average homeowner is expected to pay an additional $25 in property taxes under the new budget.

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National briefs: Charlestown church fund established

PLUS: Sanders hits $15 million; Big donors boost Clinton; Obama attacks Walker

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World briefs: Egypt vows to erase terror ‘dens’

Plus: U.S.-trained Syrian rebels; Russia boycott summit; 8 suspects arrested; pilot error; ferry capsizes; robot kills worker

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Former West Mifflin Area School District manager says he will pay back district

Former administrator Phil Martell is now being accused of “double dipping,” or billing two organizations for the same trip expenses.

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Peters Township school board signs new contract with bus drivers and raises salaries

Board members questioned why worker rates varied for different sport events, and the tabled action on 3 percent raises for some employees.

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 Sister Rita Yeasted: professor, women's advocate and a newsmaker you should know.

Sister honored for work on women's behalf

The American Association of University Women honored Sister Rita Yeasted, professor at La Roche College, for 25 years of women’s advocacy.

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Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

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McKeesport school district offers family literacy program to combat 'summer slide'

Students read a book and play a corresponding game at the district’s summer family literacy program. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

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School news: Fox Chapel, North Allegheny and more

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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Mt. Lebanon library garden tour marks quarter century

Last year, the event raised $32,000 for the Public Library. This year a garden party will be held including hors d'oeuvres, sweets and live

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North Allegheny technology purchases criticized

“You don’t buy a Cadillac when your budget calls for a Kia,“ writer says.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf said he is open to expanding the availability of wine and beer into more locations, such as supermarkets.

Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill

The governor’s veto of the high-profile Republican priority comes after a Tuesday veto of a GOP-crafted state budget.

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 U.S. forward Amy Rodriguez dribbles against China defender Liu Shanshan in the World Cup quarterfinals.

U.S. women's soccer at Heinz Field a hot ticket

The U.S. faces Japan on Sunday for the World Cup title, a rematch of the 2011 final.

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Trial set for one Plum teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Jason Cooper, 38, of Verona is scheduled to appear before Judge David R. Cashman on Aug. 12 for motions court and a trial.

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Little Sewickley Creek Bridge in Edgeworth to reopen

The bridge has been closed since March 23, when it was damaged in a crash involving a novice driver.

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West Carson Street to close for several hours tonight

The inbound closure extends from Stanhope to Corliss streets while crews test electrical systems.

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Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.

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 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.

Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings

Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.

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 In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.

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Teachers union blasts state evaluation system

Delegates at the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania convention want the state Legislature to repeal the current teacher

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IAEA chief heads to key talks in Iran

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief’s visit to Tehran is intended to seek a plan to examine Iran’s past nuclear program experiments.

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 Joe Divack, assistant executive director of Allegheny CleanWays, stands in a dump site in Hazelwood.

Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Volunteers have collected nearly 50 tons of trash alone this year.

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Europe says no to talks with Greece

European officials said there would be no further debt negotiations with Greece until after its planned referendum Sunday.

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 Fifth-grade students at The Ellis School enjoy lunch in the courtyard.

Ellis School rebranding results in international award

The Ellis School is the only all-girls private preK-12 school in Pittsburgh, but has struggled to differentiate itself from other schools.

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 FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

U.S. probing possible airline collusion

The Justice Department is conducting a civil antitrust investigation of whether airlines illegally signaled each other to keep fares high.

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 But even though a trip from the airport to Downtown can net a fare of $35 or $40, some drivers say the new system forces them to wait too long.

Pittsburgh International Airport often not worth the wait for Uber drivers

Since new rules went into place last month, drivers say, the airport run has become a much less lucrative opportunity.

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 Bystanders watch as public safety personnel work at the scene of a fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church, late Tuesday night in Greeleyville, S.C.

As S.C. fire investigated, data show church fires not unusual

More than a half-dozen firest have burned black churches since a white gunman was charged in the Charleston, S.C. shooting.

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 A police officer speaks on his phone along M Street in southeast Washington this morning after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus.

Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

The incident comes amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend.

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 Rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, rear, on Leyte Island, Philippines, today.

At least 36 die in Philippine ferry sinking

The MBCA Kim-Nirvana capsized suddenly minutes after leaving the port of Ormoc.

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Clinton has raised $45 million since April

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has reported more than $45 million in donations.

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Militants attack in Egypt, kill dozens of soldiers

More 100 people were killed Wednesday in a fierce series of jihadist attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

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 Emergency personnel stand by as evacuees gather at the Foothills Mall early today in Maryville, Tenn., after they were forced to leave their homes when a rail car carrying a flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire.

Train carrying gas derails, 5,000 evacuated in Tenn.

The CSX train derailed in Blount County in the Maryville area, south of Knoxville.

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