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‘Patriots’ back Nevada rancher; Reid labels them ‘domestic terrorists’

By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven …

Patients denied as donor organs discarded

By Andrew Conte and Luis Fábregas
Every time the phone rings, Joyce Biearman wonders whether there’s a kidney waiting for her. Biearman, 57, who recently moved from South Fayette to Wheeling, …

Management company to pump up Regatta at Lake Arthur weekend

By Rachel Farkas
The Regatta at Lake Arthur is getting a major revamp this year with the help of a Pine-based event management company. The regatta’s volunteer board …

Bethel Park man to receive degree from Pitt he earned 64 years ago

By Debra Erdley
John C. Downs was among the first wave of World War II vets to tap the GI Bill when he enrolled at the University of …

York teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

By The Associated Press
YORK — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. …

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

By The Associated Press
NASHPORT, Ohio — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the …

Brownsville Area senior wins major honor at state farm show

By Les Harvath
Sounds like just another day at the beauty parlor. For grooming perfect hair, Brownsville Area High School senior Scott Gardner knows what steps to take. …

Fabregas: Decision on insurers a bum deal for Allegheny County employees

By Luis Fábregas
Pity Allegheny County employees. Just like that, their access to UPMC hospitals will come with a higher price come the end of the year. So said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who this week announced that the county’s 6,700 employees get …

Cyrus’ rescheduled U.S. tour now includes Pittsburgh stop in August

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in …

Dems in Pa. governor’s race vow to close loophole, say firms skirt corporate tax

By Melissa Daniels
Four Democrats running for governor say they’re eyeing a way to collect millions of dollars from companies that exploit the so-called “Delaware loophole” to skirt corporate taxes, but critics say some estimates of the problem are faulty. It’s right there …

Pandora sued by record companies

By Bloomberg News
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, a group of record companies claims in a lawsuit. Capitol …