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Braddock mayor assumes role of uniter for Democratic Party

PHILADELPHIA — Braddock Mayor John Fetterman is a big attraction at events surrounding this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. "OH MY GOD. Are you ...

Pittsburgh recipient marks 35 years with donated liver

When Thomas Burke found out he needed a liver transplant in the early 1980s, he figured it was "no big deal." The conversation began in Pittsburgh ...

2 children die in Marshall-Shadeland house fire

David Jones shook his head in grief-stricken shock, his face drenched in sweat and raised hands trembling as he watched firefighters hose down the charred ...

From prison to Democratic National Convention, Veon 'back in the game'

PHILADELPHIA — Former state House Democratic Whip Mike Veon missed his party's last presidential nominating convention in 2012. He was in prison. At the time, Veon, 59, ...

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Japanese maker of medical scopes withheld warning of infection, reported emails show

Japanese device maker Olympus Corp. made a strategic decision not to warn American hospital systems, including UPMC, about tainted medical scopes in the midst of ...

Politics
After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill Dem convention

PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same ...

Westmoreland
2nd attempt to oust Westmoreland warden fails

Warden John Walton received the support of the majority of the Westmoreland County Prison Board on Monday when the second attempt in a month to ...

Valley News Dispatch
Inspection requirements delay home sales in Lower Burrell 

Lower Burrell's new sewer inspection requirements provided an unwelcome surprise for residents trying to sell their homes this summer. Nick Tutolo and Joe Gluvna are two ...

Sports
Quiet confidence drives Pirates rookie Frazier

Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen held a team meeting toward the end of a 2013 season in which his Bulldogs reached the finals of ...

Steelers' Bell on social media: 'I am not going to miss games, trust me' 

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in June said he never has missed a drug test. ...

Despite suspensions, Roethlisberger and company should continue to be prolific

It wasn't long ago the "Fire Todd Haley" debate was raging in Pittsburgh Now there's ...

Previewing the AFC North as training camps open

Baltimore Ravens CAMP OUTLOOK: The Ravens often have been a thorn in the Steelers' side, in part, because they consistently have made the right ...

Gorman: Taillon's timing perfect for Pirates

The fact that the scariest moment of his baseball career turned out to be the luckiest isn't lost on Jameson Taillon. When Taillon took a ...

For Penn State football, mediocrity will not do

CHICAGO — Penn State is one of the top-10 winningest football programs in the country, and mediocrity will only last so long for a fan ...

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Birchmere Ventures founder talks investments, 'Shark Tank' reality

Ned Renzi is on the lookout for the next great idea. Renzi, 50, is a founding partner of Birchmere Ventures. The 20-year-old Strip District-based firm has ...

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Public corruption in Nigeria nothing new

In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria's kleptocracy undermines the regime's ability to combat Boko Haram, ...

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