Politics

Pitt grad nimbly shoulders Democratic National Convention hosting duties

Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention was conceived over a plate of raw oysters. It was June 2012. Barack Obama was still five months from winning a second ...

After-action plan lacking as Iraq amps up fight to free Mosul

HAJJ ALI, Iraq — Sheikh Mohammed Al Jabouri, uniformed in dark-green camouflage, rides a white Toyota pickup from the Kurdish-held area of Makhmur to ISIS's ...

Friendly North Shore parking lot guard's advice: 'Go on living'

To those who see him on a daily basis, Robert Yost Sr. is the smiling, kindhearted guard who greets them every morning at Alco Parking's ...

Union leaders expect membership boost with Shell's Beaver County plant

Union leaders and elected officials in Western Pennsylvania have been hoping for a long time to have this problem. In about a year and a half, ...

Man shot in Monroeville hotel lot

A Garfield man is in stable condition after being shot multiple times Saturday morning in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn in Monroeville, Monroeville ...

Police fired on near Lower Burrell home, starting nearly 7-hour standoff

Pam Armbrust woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday in her Lower Burrell house to news that a neighbor had allegedly shot at police on Nanak ...

East McKeesport fire department severs ties with arson suspect

A volunteer fire company said via social media that it cut ties with Joshua McKelvey after the 18-year-old from East McKeesport was charged with arson. "The ...

Woman shot in McKeesport home invasion

A woman was shot in the head during a home invasion and robbery in McKeesport early Saturday, Allegheny County police said. Several people in the Union ...

IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 80, wounds 231

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his ...

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

MUNICH — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before ...

Origin of fire at Shaler automotive shop pinpointed

A fire began in an antique car and spread through an automotive shop along Route 8 Friday night, temporarily shutting down part of the highway, ...

Suspicious package Downtown determined to be remote device to read a water meter

Police closed a section of Liberty Avenue Friday evening after receiving a report of a suspicious package that was later determined to be a remote ...

Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial ...