Count Mario Lemieux among those who wonder what kind of statistics he might have compiled if his Penguins career hadn't been pocked by back,
Perhaps no other member of Congress has been willing to try to stop a war, to impeach a vice president, to admit seeing a UFO and to run for
Senate Democrats spoke for hours on Wednesday against a proposal requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
For the first time, researchers have shown that they can suppress the AIDS virus by bolstering patients' immune systems, while taking them o
Gasoline in the Pittsburgh area could get a little cheaper under a measure approved in the state Senate on Wednesday.
Conservatives dominating the House are pushing to scrap last year's budget pact with President Barack Obama and impose new cuts on domestic
Exactly 100 people were shot, some of them up to eight times, before the gunman surrendered to police.
Michele Lantz said she spent about 30 percent of her time doing political work while a legislative assistant to state Sen. Jane Orie.
Kenneth John Konias Jr., the fugitive charged with killing a fellow armed security guard in a $2.3 million heist, stashed part of the loot i
After the continent-spanning competition of Super Tuesday, the Republican presidential race returns to a series of weeks and contests with m
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier on Wednesday castigated the U.S. military for its policies in dealing with rape and sexual assault and repeated her
When a young child is watching TV or a video, it's best if the child interacts with an adult instead of just watching passively, according t
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently began its ninth year on the surface of the Red Planet.
Documents released Wednesday show that trees were removed in 2008 and 2009 from the area above McArdle Roadway, closed since January.
Since Sunday, the sun has launched a barrage of flares, particle radiation and blobs of plasma that have disrupted some radio communications
Britain, the United States' staunchest ally in Afghanistan, has suffered its worst single battlefield loss in six years, testing a strained
In a move orchestrated by new County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Board of Health Wednesday voted to terminate the contra
Another effort is under way in the state Capitol to prevent Pennsylvanians from being subject to the federal health care law.
Aaron Duran, 36, is charged with rape and sexual assault involving two women
After 20 years in the job, he was the longest-tenured director in the agency's 55-year history.
Lawmakers seeking to stave off closure of the 911th Airlift Wing got another dose of bad news.
The recommendations include giving children more appropriate, interactive technologies.
The Maryland man beat the trooper with a flashlight and menaced him with Rottweilers.
Come Thursday in Pennsylvania, text messaging while driving won't just be crazy -- it will be illegal.
The agonizingly close Ohio results cast a shadow across any air of inevitability for the former Massachusetts governor.
A key member of a loose network hacker network became a confidential informant, and five associates were charged Tuesday.
Federal mine inspectors fell short of their duties but their failures didn't cause the massive explosion that killed 29 miners in W.Va.
Allegheny County Council approved four appointments to the county board of health Tuesday night, opening the way for county Executive Rich F
Allegheny County Council met a March 9 deadline for approving new council districts.
African American students in large school systems are arrested far more often on campus than their white peers, new data show.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit will start a new cyber charter school in the fall.
A former state environmental department administrator, is the new leader of the statewide environmental organization Citizens for Pennsylvan
Lawyers for Amish sect leader Sam Mullet and one of his sons have challenged the constitutionality of the government's hate-crimes prosecuti
Tribal leaders and militia commanders declared oil-rich eastern Libya a semiautonomous state on Tuesday.
The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria for the first time.
A World Bank report shows a broad-based reduction in extreme poverty -- and indicates that the global recession did not increase poverty.
International sanctions on Iran are starting to pinch, and Tehran is scrambling to hang onto buyers for its crude oil exports.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will take the next steps toward an all-electronic toll collection system that eliminates cash.
When Fayette County lumber baron Joe Hardy won a state casino license for his Nemacolin Woodlands resort last April, he said it was "thrilli
African grey parrots are a medium-size parrot native to the forests of central Africa.
During the investigation and trial of former state Rep. Jeffrey Habay for political corruption, the staff in Sen. Jane Orie's office kept a
There was no warm welcome for the state's top environmental official on Tuesday when he walked into his agency's budget hearing with House l
A convicted killer serving a life term for a 1976 murder was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree homicide and conspiracy in relation to a s
Review teams Tuesday recommended that the Pittsburgh Public Schools board renew City Charter High for an additional five years but advised a
The former councilman clashed with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
The bill would limit contract buyouts and mandate student-achievement clauses.
Bruce Dixon has served as director of the Allegheny County Health Department for 20 years, but Wednesday's Board of Health meeting is likely
Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash
A day after claiming victory in Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir Putin on Monday faced a range of challenges to his legitimacy.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Super Tuesday could be remembered as the beginning of the end.
A bill requiring photo identification at the polls heads to a Senate vote.
Sales of foreclosed properties eventually could be overturned by state courts, housing activists warned buyers at an Allegheny County sherif
"One exposure on a roll of 36 exposures," Stan Stearns marveled decades later.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington,
WASHINGTON -- From its perch in a spacious new headquarters blocks from the White House, the Cato Institute has built on its
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Latonya Stevens heard thunder and lightning in the distance, she knew the drill.
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill U.S.
WASHINGTON -- With Israel warning of a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, President Barack Obama on Monday urged
TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Court ordered a retrial for a former U.S. Marine who was sentenced to death for spying, the country's national pros
Superintendent Linda Lane Monday night presented to the city school board her plan to save $10 million to $13 million.
CAIRO -- Call it the curious case of the nose job.
BAGHDAD -- Assailants waving the battle flag of al-Qaida gunned down 25 policemen Monday in a brazen and well-orchestrated challenge to
An aide for state Sen. Jane Orie testified that the legislative work in the office sometimes suffered in favor of political work.
HARRISBURG -- Former high-ranking Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon and his ex-aide were found guilty Monday
Rush Limbaugh's mouth is taking a bite out of his wallet.
The Democratic congressmen both seek nomination in the 12th District after Republicans redrew boundaries.
If you want to help teachers become more effective in the classroom, ask students what they think of their teachers.
As the state House Appropriations Committee today conducts a hearing on state education spending, parents, students and other taxpayers will
The Children's Center of Pittsburgh, 327 Craft Ave., Oakland, has reopened its Get Well Room for mildly ill children.
The nonprofit Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center is awarding its first Inclusion Awards on Saturday.
They say bill would disenfranchise voters who are elderly, poor or minorities.
Mary Childers has looked at poverty from both sides.
The Montour Trail has scheduled the grand opening of a 6.3-mile segment connecting to Pittsburgh International Airport for the first day of
While the latest addition to the Montour Trail will be a boon for bicyclists, runners might want to stick to the knee-friendly crushed limes
Of 14,635 high school sports injuries reported during the 2008-10 school years, 1,936 (13.2 percent) were concussions.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are being surveyed on how well they think their teachers teach.
Judy Norsegian, a pioneer in the women's health movement and co-author of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," will speak in Oakland this weekend.
Maurice Andre, a virtuoso credited with having transformed the trumpet from a workaday cog in the back of the orchestra into a seductive sol
When is it safe for an athlete who's suffered a concussion to return to the sport?
President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would use military action to prevent Iran from securing nuclear weapons.
Al-Qaida militants overran an army base near the city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen on Sunday.
Stargazers have been treated to an impressive array of planetary highlights in the evening sky this year.
Alle-Kiski Medical Center is sponsoring a beginning t'ai chi class from 7 to 8 p.m.
Counties throughout the region have begun localized efforts to call attention to potential gambling addiction problems.
Passengers on United flights this weekend faced delays and long telephone wait times as United swallowed up Continental's operations.
China's Communist rulers plan to boost military spending by 11 percent this year, passing the $100 billion mark for the first time.
In this election year, when the nation is debating its obligations to those in economic distress, the poor have two faces.
After a miscoding problem in the initial school lottery, the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park has decided to honor the names alrea
The women in the Sojourner House MOMS program in East Liberty are near the bottom of America's economic ladder. So when it comes to the issu
Morgan Coles plays seven instruments and is a believer in the power of music to stimulate the brain.
Howard Degenholtz thought he had a good idea.
The Republican candidates' pitched battle for Ohio's 66 delegates on Super Tuesday runs deeper than the blaring voices and glaring televisio
After some mild trash talk about the Cleveland Browns -- "I know, I'm trying to get votes here, not lose them, but I was a Steeler fan befor
Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in
About 3.5 million people each year get sick enough to throw up or get diarrhea after splashing in water containing harmful bacteria, accordi
Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs on Saturday as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thou
The scientist who made a deadly bird flu virus transmissible in mammals, touching off public fears of a pandemic, says the virus he created
State Sen. Jane Orie's lawyer spent a second day Saturday trying to show that his client kept politics out of her legislative offices, but p
Next month the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will elect a permanent bishop to lead it as it continues rebuilding after a split
BP's settlement deal puts the oil company one giant step closer to containing the gusher of damage claims that arose from the huge Gulf of