Tuesday's primaries and caucuses, billed as "Super Tuesday," left Republicans and everyone else with a little more clarity ...
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is looking for a professional firm to manage the agency on an interim basis ...
For as much as social media can be useful, this is one editorial that we hope you won't text to someone who might be driving.
Gov. Tom Corbett is right to pressure the Port Authority for a cost-cutting contract to take effect July 1.
Forbes.com loves Pittsburgh. It might even be a love bordering on obsession, given the honors the website has bestowed recently.
Candidates backing Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were the big election winners Friday in its 290-seat parliament,
No one thinks about sewers until they back up.
Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh has the perfect little racket going.
Although Vladimir V. Putin was elected president Sunday by a wide margin, more than 63 percent of the vote, thousands of Russians
Garfield and good news don't often go hand in hand.
Last month ground was broken on the Smithsonian Institution's 19th museum.
We can't fault the state Department of Corrections for erring on the side of caution in suspending eight prison guards ...
Pittsburgh is used to street closures and traffic jams due to movie shoots.
The New York Police Department's surveillance and data compilation activities directed against Muslims in the United States show a
IT WAS MR. BUMBLE in Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" who uttered the immortal line, "If the law supposes that, then the law is a ass, a
Woodland Hills High School basketball star Shakim Alonzo was a model student athlete.
Population growth normally would be good news for the city of Pittsburgh, but that's not true when the expansion is taking place among
Hines Ward has been such a mainstay in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization that an outsider asked whether Heinz Field was named after
North Korea's statement after talks with the United States that it is ready to deal on its nuclear weapons program offers plenty of
As the saying goes, sometimes a driver needs eyes in the back of his head, especially to avoid a tragedy such as running over an unseen
Affirmative action in higher education is on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since 2003.
If you get arrested, you're not welcome on Pittsburgh Housing Authority property.
Tuesday night's victories by candidate Mitt Romney in primaries in Arizona and Michigan, coupled with the announcement by Maine Sen. Olympia
Haiti has done it again, compounding its already grave economic and social problems by creating a political tangle that cripples governance
Pennsylvania's state-owned and state-related universities have attracted an influential ally in their opposition to Gov. Tom Corbett's propo
The late John Cutler, a former U.S. Public Health Service doctor who later became a University of Pittsburgh professor, left a trail of pain
President Barack Obama's new proposal for corporate tax reform has good bones.
Pittsburgh's South Side is getting noisier and rowdier than a typical Saturday night, and this time it's not drunken bar patrons generating
SOME OF THE HAPPIEST words spoken in America are these: Pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
It's been three and a half years since Pennsylvania's Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect, and it's time to update the rules so more workp
With the threat of cuts again hanging over Allegheny County's transit system, it's refreshing to see some service expanding -- and with free
Like Grove City College, Geneva College is a small Western Pennsylvania school with conservative Christian principles that color its attitud
The return of Tuareg fighters previously employed by the Libyan government of Moammar Gadhafi before its overthrow by rebels and NATO in Oct
A stroll down Liberty Avenue in the Cultural District just got a little more interesting.
How is it possible after wars of 11 years in Afghanistan and eight years in Iraq, both Muslim countries, that a handful of U.S. troops could
When prescription drugs are to blame for more than half of the fatal overdoses in this country, it's time to give doctors and pharmacists a
Question: How many people does it take to fill the 156 beds of the soon-to-open, state-of-the-art UPMC East hospital?
Americans are being told that the rising price of gasoline is either inevitable or, say the Republicans, a result of President Barack Obama'
The Swiss Space Center's announcement that it is developing a "janitorial satellite" to clean up some of the debris in lower Earth orbit is
It is hard to see how it happened, but the United States has ended up with former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh here for medical treat
Just when the federal auto bailout is front and center in the Republican debate, a new report shows vehicles made by two American companies
How far Pittsburgh has progressed is not revealed simply by old photographs and nostalgia-tinged memories.
Penn State students really know how to party. That's not something school administrators are typically thrilled to hear about, but the weeke
Visitors to Pittsburgh International Airport can be forgiven for thinking, at certain times, that they wandered into an aviation ghost town.
There are moments when America's apparent policy toward Iran is so twisted into knots that it scarcely deserves to be called a policy.
China's vice president, Xi Jinping, paid a visit to the United States last week and, while vice presidents typically don't draw that much at
Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became America's first astronaut to orbit the Earth. As much as anyone else, Mr. Glenn inspired this natio
City government is trying to soften the blow for Pittsburgh residents who are trying to appeal their Allegheny County property assessment.
It won't be the first time, but there's a mixed message coming out of Harrisburg, and we don't like it.
PITTSBURGH has been called plenty in its 250-plus years, but not the "Birthplace of Pop Culture."
What started with a bang ended with a whimper Friday as Congress gave lopsided approval -- 60-36 in the Senate, 293-132 in the House -- to a
Republicans across the country, including Pennsylvania, have pushed legislation requiring voters to produce a photo ID at polling places as
As everyone knows, money talks in college athletics and the $20 million that West Virginia University paid to exit the Big East Conference a
Whitney Houston was not Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson. Yet she is on a short list of performers who had global appeal for decades.
Pennsylvania's jailers must sometimes ask themselves the famous question sung by Professor Higgins in "My Fair Lady" -- "Why can't a woman b
U.S. and NATO military support of Libyan rebels in replacing Moammar Gadhafi has had some undesirable consequences.
The rising cost of health care hurts -- not only people who pay their own medical bills and buy their own health insurance, but also busines
Two evolving events in Latin America should be of keen interest to the United States.
President Barack Obama extended an olive branch last week to Catholic bishops on health insurance coverage for contraception.
President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget plan, with a deficit of $900 billion, should be seen more as a statement of intent for his for
Penn State officials made good on a promise this week when they released details of how much they have paid lawyers, consultants and PR firm
Evidence that the state Legislature is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association comes in many forms.
There's a lot wrong with the new state law regulating the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry, but lawmakers got one thing right: putting
While the federal government is under pressure to be more efficient with budgets and planning, Adm. William H. McRaven, head of the U.S. mil
Any Pennsylvania group that has an award for outstanding civic achievement should consider Amanda E. Holt for a prize.
American women in uniform have been fighting and dying for their country for years in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pennsylvania already has a love-hate relationship with Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
What remained of Occupy Pittsburgh walked away from Downtown's Mellon Green on Wednesday evening, declaring the group's protest a success bu
LET US NOW PRAISE famous men -- or at least one man who was great and deserved to be more famous for his good works in the Pittsburgh region
Last week saw two related developments on gay marriage. In the first, a three-judge federal panel in San Francisco voted 2-1 to uphold a low
Bulldozing history to make way for the future is always a tough call.
Most Americans have never heard of the free Internet music site called Spotify, but aides to the most tech-savvy American president have.
All the trouble in the Middle East that has come in the wake of the Arab Spring should be a clear signal to the United States, which has
Pittsburgh has a formidable reputation in the arts that runs through music, dance, visual art and letters.
Experience is said to be the best teacher, but advice from experts can be quite helpful, too.
When the Post-Gazette editorialized Tuesday about the threat of closure to the 911th Airlift Wing, we suggested that the best way to save
Unless America is visited by biblical plagues -- and maybe not even then -- Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and perpetual
Last year, at his inauguration, Tom Corbett took office with a desire to "unleash a new common prosperity to benefit all Pennsylvanians."
Whatever the prospects are for diplomacy by Russia to end the Syrian conflict, the tragedy is that the bloodshed will continue while that
Longtime Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese has lost his right to public office.
You know it's a hyper-partisan age when GOP svengali Karl Rove professes offense at a Super Bowl ad extolling American resilience.
All he is saying is give peace a chance.
The dangers of lead-based paint have been well-established for more than 30 years.
Pittsburgh, which owes its existence to its beginnings as a frontier garrison town, has always had a close, historic relationship with the
At the height of his popularity in the early 1970s, "Soul Train"
The Congressional Budget Office has not been in the habit of handing out valentines, and so it was last week when it offered its latest
Just as the state Supreme Court is stepping into the modern era by tweeting its rulings and allowing TV broadcasts of some sessions, its
On-again, off-again relationships can be so uncomfortable for friends and associates of the partners, a condition that is especially true
It's been too long since the phrases "unemployment rate" and "cautious optimism" could be found in the same sentence.
WEATHER forecasters are the Rodney Dangerfields of the prognosticating arts -- they get no respect.
When legalized casino gambling was being pushed in Pennsylvania, one of its selling points was sizable tax relief for property owners.
The African Union, by not being able to agree on a secretary general, has showed new cracks in continental unity.
Americans who believe the United States has put enough lives and money into Afghanistan should be pleased by Defense Secretary Leon
After a blizzard of criticism on its proposal to reinstate an asset test for food stamp eligibility, the administration of Gov.
President Barack Obama has not declared war on the Roman Catholic Church, no matter what the faithful may be hearing in church.
The Obama administration wants to become more flexible in providing tourism visas, in a way that will not compromise border security.
Few people gave the Allegheny County Bureau of Weights and Measures a thought before former Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty started
Hold the coronation for populist emperor that amazingly seemed plausible after Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary.
Last week, the state House of Representatives, on a vote of 193-0, passed a resolution declaring 2012 the "Year of the Bible." As usual, the
Some Republicans in the state House of Representatives may threaten to make mischief with what should be a simple process of extending unemp