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    Freeport teacher from Ford City honored
    A Freeport High School  biology teacher from Ford City has won a Pittsburgh-area science award after just two years on the job. Janelle Sanders received the Keivin Burns Outstanding High … -- By Brigid Beatty
    'We Are FR' fund going strong
    A steak house is an unlikely place for a jump in business on Good Friday, but in Murrysville, diners visited Hoss’s on Route 22 in a steady stream. Like many … -- By Stacey Federoff
    Police say Latrobe woman bought gun for boyfriend, who shot neighbor
    A female acquaintance of a 44-year-old man arrested in March for allegedly shooting and wounding a Mt. Pleasant Township woman during a domestic dispute was charged this week by state … -- By Paul Peirce
    Penn State has hand in discovery of most Earth-like planet yet
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size and exists in the “Goldilocks” zone where it’s … -- By Megan Harris
    RiverQuest short of money, looks for a partner
    RiverQuest, a river-based education program, is so low on cash that it may go out of business. “If we do not have a merger partner by the end of our … -- By Bill Zlatos
    Former Mystic Inn burns in Republic, Fayette County
    Firefighters were responding to a structure fire late Friday night in Republic, Fayette County. Emergency management officials reported that building that once housed the Mystic Inn was fully engulfed in … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Pro-Russian militants defy accord in eastern Ukraine
    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian militants, boasting that they did not take orders from diplomats in Washington or Moscow, refused to end their armed occupation of a dozen government buildings across … -- By The Washington Post
    Investment in Western Pa. startups reaches 5-year high
    Investment in startup companies in the Pittsburgh region hit a five-year high in the first quarter, as venture capital fundraising improved nationwide. Venture capital firms invested $78.5 million in nine … -- By John D. Oravecz
    Gorman: Can Mike Tyson save boxing?
    Fight fans flocked to Monroeville Convention Center on Friday night to see Mike Tyson, along with a pro boxing card his Iron Mike Productions was promoting that featured three Pittsburghers. … -- By Kevin Gorman
    Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
    Brooks Orpik made a visit down memory lane Friday. He thinks his teammates should, too. Orpik spoke candidly about the Penguins’ continual problem with maintaining composure and said a lesson … -- By Josh Yohe
    Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan
    Kris Letang expects to play better in Game 2, but that might not mean much when it comes to how the Penguins work their power play. That is because the … -- By Rob Rossi
    Blue Jackets goalie Bobrovsky turns page, focuses on Game 2
    Why would Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky take to the ice for an optional practice Thursday, some 14 hours after losing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs first … -- By Craig Merz
    Penguins' Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
    Coach Dan Bylsma wants Kris Letang to resurrect his form from five years ago. “When I think about Kris at his best — and it’s something we reference very often … -- By Rob Rossi
    Penguins notebook: Third line has right mix
    Whether this current iteration of the Penguins third line has the right chemistry remains to be seen. What Lee Stempniak, Brandon Sutter and Beau Bennett do have are right-handed shots, … -- By Jason Mackey
    Power lineman predicts win over 2-time defending AFL champion
    Power center Antonio Narcisse wasn’t looking for trouble when he walked off the practice field to speak to a reporter. In fact, he was downright amiable. Yet, his words indicated … -- By Jerry Dipaola
    Shale pioneer hires Chesapeake for drilling job
    Aubrey McClendon, the pioneering shale wildcatter who helped usher in America’s energy renaissance, has hired the company that fired him to drill wells for his latest natural gas venture. A … -- By Bloomberg News
    Iranian envoy officially blocked by law
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill on Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The measure is the … -- By McClatchy Newspapers
    Pandora sued by record companies
    Pandora Media Inc., the biggest online radio service, infringed copyrights with its use of music recorded before 1972, including songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, … -- By Bloomberg News
    Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal law as unconstitutional
    MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge on Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in … -- By (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
    Clinton White House kept 'vast right-wing conspiracy' dossier
    WASHINGTON — The Clinton White House kept a dossier on what Hillary Clinton once called the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” The binder of opposition research on Republicans, part of the release … -- By Bloomberg News
    2014 Beetle is celebration of 65th American anniversary
    Sixty-five years after the first Volkswagen Beetle arrived in the United States as a distinctively shaped, little car, the Beetle keeps attracting buyers with its more-spacious-than-ever, flexible interior, turbo engine … -- By Ann M. Job
    NHL roundup: Flyers goalie Mason eyes Game 2 start
    Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who missed the playoff opener Thursday in New York because of an upper-body injury, looked sharp and called it a “good step” after a one-hour practice … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Money for litter pickup?
    PennDOT will be embarking on more than $500 million in road and bridge projects. I wonder if even a small fraction of that money could be devoted to maybe, you … -- By Tribune-Review
    Saturday essay: Resurrection
    The onion snow, come and gone and particularly rattling in its lateness, has left in its blustery and blood-moon wake the truth of the spring. The wild chives on the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Fayette County business as usual?
    These Fayette issues are getting the attention of the public. Here is my perspective as your county commissioner. • Referendum for ballot question: Once the petitions bearing the 3,700 signatures … -- By Tribune-Review
    Economics dissent
    Your March 29 edition carried an editorial lambasting President Obama for proposing a higher minimum wage (“Obama vs. 500 economists”). It cited a letter from 500 economists, including three Nobel … -- By Tribune-Review
    Easter 2014: Churches' vital role
    Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Churches throughout the Fay-West area will be packed. Some of those attending will be regular churchgoers. Some will be out-of-towners visiting families. Some will be those … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - April 18, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    She'll be missed
    I want to publicly thank Lisa Rullo for her years of service to Greensburg Salem School District. I had the privilege of attending student meetings with parents where a nurse … -- By Tribune-Review
    Sourcing those anti-ACA ads
    Some conservative political groups have run into trouble making ads that criticize ObamaCare. The ads were intended to showcase “horror stories” from the Democrats’ national health care overhaul but instead … -- By Byron York
    All taken seriously
    Credit police and school officials for making an arrest within a week of a teen believed to have made three bomb threats recently at Ford City Junior-Senior High School. Bomb … -- By Tribune-Review
    Punishment 'equality' flunks reason
    George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed titled “Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths.” The … -- By Walter Williams
    Sprinklers needed
    Sprinklers needed In the first three months of 2014, 51 Pennsylvania residents died due to fire. That number is among the highest in the nation during that time and reflects … -- By Tribune-Review
    Good ol' days
    The stories that have been lining the pages of our newspapers lately have been so disheartening. Instead of feel-good stories of communities growing together, we see shocking stories of people … -- By Tribune-Review
    Administrators' role
    Regarding the news story “Franklin Regional parent had bullying concerns before knife rampage”: It immediately comes to mind that this scenario is much like the Penn State University administrative debacle. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Enforcing Islamic law at Brandeis
    When Brandeis University withdrew an honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali after a student-professor firestorm branded her an “Islamophobe,” the campus in effect declared itself an outpost of Islamic law, … -- By Diana West
    No 'moral dimension' in Ukraine
    When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle was indeed a global conflict, it had a deep moral … -- By Pat Buchanan
    Drug trafficking in West Tarentum
    Re. several recent letters from Tarentum residents about borough government: I would like to bring attention to two other chronic problems. At several recent council meetings, I requested the borough … -- By Tribune-Review
    Keystone caper: Pipeline politics
    Having sat on the Keystone XL oil pipeline decision for six years, President Obama told a group of governors recently that he expects to make up his mind “in a … -- By Tribune-Review
    Selling tax claims a bad idea
    I read the article in the April 11 edition of the Leader Times that said the Armstrong School Board was contemplating selling delinquent property tax claims to a private company … -- By Tribune-Review
    Cemetery thefts
    Is nothing sacred? Vases are being stolen from Greenwood Cemetery. We put flowers in vases there on March 31. We returned April 13 to put palms on the graves and … -- By Tribune-Review
    Grandmother left vengeful note in boys' slayings, then committed suicide, police say
    HARTFORD, Conn. — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys’ parents saying they did not deserve … -- By The Associated Press
    SpaceX supply ship makes Easter cargo delivery to space station
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in … -- By The Associated Press
    Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead, audit finds
    CHICAGO — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. … -- By The Associated Press
    In Egypt, government watchdog Genena hit by backlash in uncovering corruption
    CAIRO — Hesham Genena has fomented uproar by actually trying to do his job. The head of one of Egypt’s foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions … -- By The Associated Press
    Colorado deaths stoke marijuana worries
    DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of … -- By The Associated Press
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    Friday - April 18, 2014
    Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Chef named for Pittsburgh's new Kimpton hotel restaurant
    Washington D.C.’s Poste Moderne Brasserie executive chef Dennis Marron will be coming to town this summer to helm the kitchen of the new restaurant in Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Marron’s experience spans … -- By Tribune-Review
    Chat with Dejan Kovacevic: April 18, 2014
    ManDarino: What do you make of Gibbons joining Sid’s line? Is that an indictment of Bennett in any way? Dejan Kovacevic: Not really. Dan Bylsma saw a Columbus defense that … -- By Dejan Kovacevic
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    Business Gallery
    REAL ESTATE Yvonne Guthrie was named Pennsylvania east regional vice president, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. MANUFACTURING PPG Industries appointed: Dave Cole, vice president, packaging coatings; and Anup Jain, vice … -- By Tribune-Review
    Kovacevic: Panic over Pirates? In April?
    The formula for the 2014 Pirates’ success, on its surface, probably looked so simple all winter long: Build from the same 94-win base, bring back A.J. Burnett, sign a bopping … -- By Dejan Kovacevic
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    Graziani hired away from Latrobe as Penn Township's manager
    Latrobe is in the market for a city manager now that its top administrator has taken a similar post in Penn Township. Alex Graziani, 43, Latrobe’s manager since August 2011, … -- By Joe Napsha  and Chris Foreman
    Markosek supports McCord for governor
    A Mon-Yough lawmaker threw his support Thursday behind state Treasurer Rob McCord’s bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nod. “His commitment to education is deeply personal,” said House Appropriations Minority Chairman … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    McKeesport student to celebrate Jackie Robinson's legacy
    McKeesport Area eighth-grader Casey Harbert will celebrate the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson at PNC Park on Friday. Sharing her first-place entry in the annual Pittsburgh Pirates Jackie Robinson … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo