2 CMU experts said to unmask surfing software

Governments in the United States, Russia and Great Britain have worked for years to unmask users of the Tor Project.

28 minutes ago

State police officials say agency does not discriminate against women

The federal government seeks a court order that would require state police to stop using certain physical fitness tests.

28 minutes ago

Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of Ebola.

28 minutes ago

Senate debates measure to defuse immigration crisis at border

Senate Democrats emergency measure for young migrant border crisis differs substantially from House version.

28 minutes ago

Study finds we’re still not eating enough produce

Analysis of 16 studies finds produce eaters reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, but no appreciable association with reduced

28 minutes ago

 FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for, photographed in Washington.  Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday. After a months-long investigation, the Government Accountability Office found that the administration lacked "effective planning or oversight practices" for the development of, the online portal to coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Probe exposes flaws behind government’s health website rollout

GAO says chaotic planning and lax oversight contributed to cost increases as well as website delays and malfunctions.

28 minutes ago

Bonds could save Pennsylvania's pension problem, but come with a risk

Actuaries found that infusing the systems with $9 billion from pension obligation bonds could reduce employer contributions $24.5 billion.

28 minutes ago

House approves $17B for VA upgrades

The $17 billion bipartisan measure would create 27 new VA medical facilities and let veterans access care at non-VA hospitals and clinics.

28 minutes ago

Fighting political Islam, Arab states become allied with Israel

Led by Egypt, coalition including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan is aligned against Hamas during this current Mideast

28 minutes ago

With urbanization as goal, China moves to change registration rules

Household registration system had hindered economic growth and reinforced inequities between rural and urban populations.

28 minutes ago

 FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in

28 minutes ago

Random Acts of Kindness

Pittsburghers come to the rescue for a motorist who felt stuck in tunnel and others.

28 minutes ago

House GOP votes to sue Obama

On nearly party-line vote -- all Democrats and five Republicans opposing it -- House asserts that president violated the Constitution,

28 minutes ago

UN accuses Israel of violating international law in Gaza school shelling

Wednesday’s violence elicits condemnations from the United Nations and the United States.

28 minutes ago

National briefs: Air Force calls for lower costs

PLUS Boy killed by stray bullet; Ohio man gets life; Police corruption case; Pipe break floods UCLA

28 minutes ago

World Briefs: Iraq Shiite militia executes Sunnis

PLUS Fighting blocks crash site; Libyans flee fighting; Dozens die in mudslide; Venezuela officials barred

28 minutes ago

Notices of possible faculty layoffs go out at five of Pa's 14 state-owned universities

The professor cuts, if they happen, would occur at the close of the 2014-15 academic year. Possible numbers have not been decided.

about 9 hours ago

Races to close Parkway North HOV and Downtown streets

The closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for the 17th annual Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race.

about 10 hours ago

Temple making standardized tests optional

Temple University announced it will move to test-optional admissions, the first public research university in the Northeast to do so.

about 11 hours ago

 From left: Dutch VanKirk, Navigator; Paul Tibbets, Pilot; Tom Ferebee, bombardier.

Obituary: Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk / WWII airman whose crew dropped atomic bomb on Japan

Mr. VanKirk, a Northumberland, Pa., native was the last surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

1 day ago

 Exhaust from power plants.

EPA regulation hearings draw interest groups to Pittsburgh

Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

1 day ago

 Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf and current Gov. Tom Corbett.

Internet poll shows Corbett-Wolf race for governor tightening

The poll was conducted for CBS and the New York Times by the Internet polling firm YouGov.

1 day ago

Post-Gazette's 'Sunshine Law' appeal denied in Beaver County

The paper requested that deliberations on a controversial permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station be opened to the public.

about 6 hours ago

Panel calls for better centralization among Allegheny County's libraries

A county-city panel Tuesday issued a report on the future of libraries in Allegheny County, recommending more centralization of services.

1 day ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett, Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Sen. Matt Smith and Bob Dudash, president of the ACTA board, look over the bike repair station at the new Super Stop Bus Stop in front of Ikea in Robinson.

Robinson welcomes 'super shelters' for bus riders

A new bus stop that also serves pedestrians and bicyclists has several amenities not found elsewhere.

1 day ago

 Barbara Mathis, a UPMC worker who is unable to speak or hear and was fired by UPMC after 23 years, signs her response to the company during a rally Wednesday in Mellon Square Park.

UPMC employees fear job, wage cuts

UPMC workers seeking to join the Service employees international union were joined by members of other unions in a protest.

56 minutes ago

Local Dispatch: Meaningful words ended the waffling over cancer fight

He was waffling on what to do about a cancer diagnosis until prompted by some persuasive words.

1 day ago

Israeli barrage knocks out Gaza's only power plant, threatens major humanitarian crisis

Palestinian death toll near 1,200 after 70 were killed in attacks Tuesday, and Hamas leader’s empty home was flattened.

1 day ago

Pa. legislators cite ‘risks’ of undocumented immigrant children

GOP members of the House write that they are concerned some of the more than 500 such children in the state could threaten public safety.

1 day ago

EU and U.S. jointly target Russian economic sectors with toughest sanctions yet

Energy, arms and finance affected to protest Moscow’s involvement with Ukraine.

1 day ago

Senate OKs highways spending, but bickers with House over bill's funding

Legislation is headed back to House with changes that Speaker John Boehner says he won’t accept.

1 day ago

China's ex-security czar is top target of anti-corruption drive

President Xi Jinping’s campaign has never before investigated a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee,

1 day ago

Congress has dueling immigration bills unlikely to succeed before recess

Senate plans procedural vote today, and House will vote on its measure Thursday, but neither chamber will support the other’s legislation.

1 day ago

Kosovo army leaders said to have targed Serbs to harvest organs

European Union special prosecutor cites campaign of persecution following 1998-99 Kosovo war.

1 day ago

More than 35% of US adults with credit reports have debt reported to collectors

Delinquent debt is concentrated in Southern and Western states, especially Texas consumers

1 day ago

Miss. can't shut last abortion clinic, federal appeals court says

Judges say every state must guarantee constitutional rights.

1 day ago

World briefs: Court avoids oil dispute

Plus: Karzai cousin killed; Canada, China dispute; Path to crash site; Stowaway’s body found

1 day ago

National briefs: Conrail hit on accident

PLUS: Wrongful conviction compensation bid; VA nominee confirmed; Boehner reacts to impeachment flap; Ventura wins suit.

1 day ago

Medical professionals and politicians seek ways to prevent prescription addiction

Addiction to opioids can be insidious for patients, but new Pennsylvania guidelines can give doctors more tools to ward off problems.

2 days ago

 Pope Francis

Philadelphia archbishop confident Pope Francis will visit in 2015

Although Pope Francis’ people aren’t confirming it yet, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff has accepted an invitation.

1 day ago

New traffic pattern to debut on inbound Route 28

The traffic split will be removed but the right lane will continue to be an exit-only lane at East Ohio Street.

1 day ago

Police investigating CMU student found on dorm roof

The 23-year-old female student was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she is being treated for back injuries and two broken ankles.

about 17 hours ago

Global force seeking to reach crash site is repulsed by fighting

Fierce fighting gripped a dozen towns, blocking an international police force from reaching the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

2 days ago

 Steve Craig, chariman of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, leads a meeting of the commission Monday.

Roadwork plan increases Pittsburgh regional spending by 52 percent

State funding boosts improvements to roads, bridges and transit.

2 days ago

UPMC is finding ways to squeeze savings, prevent waste

With tight margins and a tough operating environment, UPMC is scrutinizing every part of the supply chain to save pennies in multiples.

1 day ago

 Prescription drugs.

In state, data-sharing prescription drug legislation stalls

Pennsylvania legislation is pending to allow data sharing of prescription drugs among doctors and pharmacists, but the ACLU opposes it.

2 days ago

 Mihir Garimella with the flying robot on which his project was based. He was one of the 90 Google Science Fair regional finalists and 15 Computer Science Award nominees in the world.

Local student a finalist in Google Science Fair for his flying robot, inspired by fruit flies

Mihir Garimella, an incoming freshman at Fox Chapel Area High School, is one of 90 finalists in a global competition.

2 days ago

 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland.

Grand jury says Western Psych failed to cooperate with police in sexual assault cases

The report does not recommend criminal charges, but does advise training for employees as well as changes to state law.

2 days ago

Poll: Minorities support regulating pollution

Poll shows minority voters very aware of climate change issues and supportive of political candidates who make the issue a priority.

2 days ago

 A September 1998 file photo shows the tilting al-Hadba minaret in Mosul.

Iraqis defy extremists, save landmark minaret

Islamic State fighters sought to blow up 840-year-old leaning tower, but residents formed human chain to guard it, and militants backed

2 days ago


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