| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
A 16-year-old Pennsylvania student has been charged as an adult in the early morning knife attack on at least 21 people at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
The suspect, Alex Hribal, was charged with four counts of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Autopsy results indicate the death of Nicholas Barnes, 20, was accidental, the office said....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50.
According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Highly touted wide receiver prospect Travis Rudolph of West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman committed to Florida State on Thursday night at the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field.
Asked why he picked FSU over his other four finalists Alabama,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Conrad Susa, a prolific composer for voice and stage whose works include the widely produced 1973 opera "Transformations," based on poet Anne Sexton's retelling of Grimm's fairy tales, has died at his home in San Francisco. He was 78.
Susa died in his...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Jeremy Pruitt might have a black mark beside his name for some Florida State fans after the defensive coordinator left the Seminoles on Tuesday for a similar position at Georgia.
That's not the case for 2014 FSU commit Blake McClain, a defensive end...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Dr. George J. Magovern
Co-inventor of heart
valve that saved lives
Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Arthur Williams, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way lineman at Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith High School, became the 25th commitment to the 2014 Florida State recruiting class Tuesday when he announced during a school assembly that he picked the Seminoles...
| Feb 23, 2014
"But most of all I shall remember the monarchs, that unhurried westward drift of one small winged form after another, each drawn by some invisible force."
— Rachel Carson, in a letter to Dorothy Freeman, Sept. 10, 1963.
After news broke recently...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:00 PM
At first glance, the statistics revealed in a state-by-state analysis of auto insurance costs make Pennsylvania look pretty good.
"Report praised Pennsylvania car insurance model," celebrated a headline in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, referring to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Freedom of religion, in some minds, means the freedom to impose one's religious beliefs, dogma and rules on others. That approach has been the source of much of the world's misery, from the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to Puritan oppression in America,...