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Passengers 'happy to be alive' after turbulence hits flight

Malachi Witt thought his life was over as Allegiant Air flight 7001 flying from Punta Cana to Pittsburgh hit severe turbulence Thursday and took a ...

Trending in the garden: Nurseries offer new varieties for 2016 

Danielle Chapon stands at the back of a tractor-trailer filled with plants being unloaded at Chapon's Greenhouse in Baldwin. She and her husband, Tim, share ...

Court filing says child reported sexual abuse to Paterno in 1976

One of Penn State University's insurers says head coach Joe Paterno might have learned about a child abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky decades earlier than ...

Pennsylvania governor urges rehab over prison to quell opioid epidemic

The criminal justice system should ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders as part of a broader effort to curb Pennsylvania's opioid epidemic, Gov. Tom Wolf ...

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Lame-duck director produces financial forms but ICA won't certify accuracy

The lame-duck director of a state-created authority overseeing Pittsburgh's finances has produced five years of annual financial disclosure forms that he was required to have ...

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Memorial for former assistant DA will be colorful affair

Jimmy Dunn was more than a colorful character. He was a walking kaleidoscope. Dunn was easy to spot in a crowd because the jackets he ...

Politics
Speaker Ryan withholds support of Trump, wants more inclusive vision

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking GOP official, said Thursday that ...

Westmoreland
Damage too extensive to determine cause of Jeannette fire

Investigators can't determine the cause of a fire last month in downtown Jeannette because of the extent of damage, said city fire Chief Vance Phillips. The ...

Valley News Dispatch
Retired ATI steelworker to address shareholders, ask CEO to resign

When Tony Slomkoski speaks at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. shareholders meeting Friday, he figures his words might fall on deaf ears. That doesn't discourage Slomkoski, a ...

Sports
Sullivan has morphed 'fragile' Penguins into confident group

Mike Sullivan determined he wanted more lefties within days of debuting as the Penguins' coach ...

Starkey: 'Incredibly lucky' Lovejoy living his dream

Professional athletes will tell you they don't hear the noise. Don't read the sites, don't watch the shows or listen to their radios. Technically, in ...

Penguins notebook: No concern about Crosby's hand

Sidney Crosby briefly left Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Washington Capitals after taking a ...

Kang traveling with Pirates; Rogers sent to Indy

ST. LOUIS — Jung Ho Kang is back. The Pirates on Thursday optioned third baseman Jason Rogers to Triple-A Indianapolis and are expected to activate Kang ...

Biertempfel: Scorekeeper 'surprised' by McCutchen's comment

ST. LOUIS — Stuck in postgame traffic near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon, Tony Krizmanich turned on his radio and heard Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen ...

Steelers cut offensive tackle Adams

The Steelers were intrigued enough with Mike Adams late last year to keep him on ...

Steelers/NFL News
NFL notebook: Manziel silent outside court after domestic case hearing

Johnny Manziel waded through a crowd of reporters after his first court appearance in a domestic violence case Thursday, ignoring questions and even an autograph ...

Penguins/NHL
NHL notebook: 44-year-old Jagr returning to Panthers on 1-year deal

Jaromir Jagr is returning to the Florida Panthers. The 44-year-old agreed to a one-year ...

Business Headlines
EDMC layoffs — mostly in online division — hit hundreds in Pittsburgh, Phoenix

More than 200 employees at Education Management Corp. in Pittsburgh are losing their jobs as the struggling for-profit college company reduces staff at its headquarters ...

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Whether it's Trump or Clinton, a Democrat will be elected in November

Hillary Clinton this week was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper about the money Donald Trump donated to her previous Senate and presidential campaigns. Cooper noted ...

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