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Stargazers delight: Summer of celestial wonder awaits

Western Pennsylvanians can look forward to a summer of stargazing that requires little more than looking into the sky. Telescopes are a common tool for ...

CDC: More cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria expected in the U.S.

Federal health authorities plan to set up regional laboratory hubs nationwide in anticipation of identifying ...

Scandal shakes up plans for Plum graduation ceremony

The last lesson for the Plum High School Class of 2016 is an awkward one. Last year, Superintendent Timothy Glasspool delivered the commencement address, and high ...

$1.5 million renovation planned at Allegheny County Airport

Allegheny County Airport's historic terminal and three hangars will receive a $1.5 million facelift, while a fourth hangar with asbestos is slated for demolition. The Art ...

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Violence at Penn Hills pool party an anomaly, host says

A Memorial Day pool party that ended in gunfire at a private Penn Hills swim club was set up as a community appreciation event, one ...

Allegheny
Lincoln-Lemington pair accused of hindering apprehension of Wilkinsburg shooting suspect

Police have charged two residents of Lincoln-Lemington with hindering the apprehension of a man identified as a suspect — but not yet charged — in ...

Politics
Republican presidential candidate Trump blisters political press on donations to veterans

WASHINGTON — Presidents complain that the news media ignore the big stories. Newspapers and TV outlets demand greater access to the chief executive. But the contentious, ...

Westmoreland
Greensburg to offer coin-free parking payments via app

Drivers will soon be able to choose between old-school coin meters and a high-tech app when they pay for parking in Greensburg. The city has approved ...

Valley News Dispatch
Harmar paints over student mural

A student mural in the entrance to the Harmar Municipal Building is gone. The mural, created by Allegheny Valley students about two years ago, was painted ...

Sports
Starkey: Underrated 'D' keys Pens' 'crazy fast' style

A couple of radio interviews opened my eyes Tuesday. I conducted one, talking to former Penguins winger Colby Armstrong about the club's unique approach. "The ...

Playing with lead problematic for Pens in recent series

Somewhere between resilient and resolved lies the best description of the Penguins' performances when they ...

NHL will not discipline Sharks' Marleau for hit to Rust's head

Having scored four goals in the last three games — the three biggest games the Penguins have played in years — Bryan Rust has emerged ...

Marlins' Fernandez outduels Pirates' Cole in battle of young aces

MIAMI — Right-hander Gerrit Cole is the alpha dog of the Pirates' rotation. Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez hasn't lost a game in more than ...

Steelers' Mitchell thrives on toughness

Steelers pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt saw Mike Mitchell was watching practice with defensive backs coach Carnell Lake, and he couldn't help but ask the ...

Nicklaus opens up about challenges of playing U.S. Open at Oakmont

DUBLIN, Ohio — Reflecting on 40 years' worth of the Memorial, Jack Nicklaus said the tournament has been helped by generous sponsors and the growth ...

Arts and Entertainment
Regent Square author makes case for value of storytelling

Jonathan Auxier's mother, Doris Hutton, was raised on a wheat farm in a remote part of North Dakota. Hutton grew up in a strict and ...

Lifestyles
Spand-Ice simplifies hot, cold therapy on the go

For most of her adult life, Helen Behn has been in discomfort. "I have suffered from ...

Business Headlines
BNY Mellon meets goal of cutting $500M in expenses ahead of schedule

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has met its three-year goal to cut $500 million in expenses by 2017 but is going to keep ...

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Will there always be England?

In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union ...

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