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GNC will expand its testing of supplements in settlement with NY

By Chris Fleisher
GNC Holdings said it will expand testing of herbal dietary supplements beyond what federal law requires as the industry comes under increased scrutiny. The Downtown-based vitamin and supplement retailer announced a deal Monday with the New York attorney general to settle accusations that the company was selling products that were …

Pittsburgh, Heinz Endowments to partner in eco-friendly development

By Tom Fontaine  and Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Heinz Endowments plan to announce an initiative Tuesday that will focus on redeveloping about 500 city acres in environmentally friendly, sustainable ways. A website for the …

Pgh. International leader strives to inject Pittsburgh flavor into airport

By Melissa Daniels
At the San Francisco airport, travelers can practice yoga in a mirror-walled room. Vancouver has a ceiling-height aquarium stocked with native species; Nashville, a Gibson guitar-themed cafe. New Allegheny County Airport Authority …

Allegheny

Police investigate pair of fatal rush hour incidents in Shaler, Marshall

By Michael Hasch 10:55 p.m.
A woman was killed Tuesday in a three-car pileup in Shaler, causing one of two traffic backups for rush-hour motorists traveling through two North Hills municipalities. A section of Route …

Armstrong

Lenape students work on Habitat house in Kittanning

By Brad Pedersen
Lenape Technical students are putting their training to good use in Kittanning. Students from the electrical and environmental control classes are teaming up with the Armstrong County Habitat for Humanity …

Beaver

Ramp projects across Western Pennsylvania to start this week

By Tribune-Review
Ramp improvements intended to reduce wrong-way crashes will begin this week on highways in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties, PennDOT said. Shoulder restrictions will be in place on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as crews install signs, high-visibility …

Butler

Worker trapped in trench collapse in Butler County is freed

By Bill Vidonic 8:43 p.m.
The construction company involved in a trench collapse Tuesday that injured a man in Butler County had been cited twice by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 2013 safety …

Fayette

350-pound black bear briefly stuck between Uniontown buildings is tranquilized, relocated

By Liz Zemba 10:45 p.m.
A 350-pound black bear was briefly stuck between two buildings in Uniontown late Monday before it was captured and removed, according to city police. Tyrone Washington said he was preparing …

Indiana

Possible child luring investigated in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana are looking for a suspect in a possible child luring this week. The man, described as being in his 50s with a medium to heavy build and driving an orange pickup truck, asked a 10-year-old girl …

Somerset

Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …

Washington

Washington County sex offender gets 25 to 50 years in plea deal

By Patrick Cloonan 11:00 p.m.
A convicted sex offender from Washington County has pleaded guilty to sex-related charges involving six boys, including youngsters from Elizabeth, Port Vue and Baldwin. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. …

Westmoreland

Monessen police investigating drive-by shooting

By Stacy Wolford 11:10 p.m.
Monessen police are looking for two men involved in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon. City police were called to Somerset Street around 2:20 p.m. when …

Education

Mon Valley schools honored for commitment to music education

By Patrick Cloonan
A commitment to music can be heard from the stage of East Allegheny’s Logan Middle School. “Ready?” East Allegheny orchestra director Stephen Ehrlich asks 35 string musicians as he holds …

Pennsylvania

Pa. Supreme Court upholds special prosecutor appointed to investigate leaks from Kane’s office

By Brad Bumsted 10:31 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a legal challenge in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a decision that may lead to criminal charges against the state’s top law …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - March 31, 2015

Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. …

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Hospice about caring, not curing
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Poll shows Clinton slipping in trustworthiness among voters 10:28 p.m.
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has hurt her public image and trustworthiness in three presidential election swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Memorial, notes of sympathy for lost eaglets goes beyond overkill 10:33 p.m.
Eagles have abominable reading skills. They are majestic birds of prey whose elegance in flight can have an almost hypnotic effect on observers. But they …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they …

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Obituaries

Mom gave back to nation, communities, churches

By Jason Cato
With her husband serving in Europe during World War II with the Army, Josephine Baker wanted to support the effort. She donned a military uniform and shuttled military officials who …