CHICAGO — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be proclaimed a saint next Sunday in an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis.
More than 25 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that causes sufferers to briefly stop breathing while they sleep, sometimes many times each night. The condition, caused by throat muscles that relax and block the airway, has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and Type 2 diabetes.
BERLIN — Free-trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany’s economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations.
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Juno spacecraft on Saturday flew closer to Jupiter than any other space probe has flown before and began sending back data and images of the giant of the solar system, the U.S. space agency said.
Low-income kindergartners are entering school with stronger math and reading skills, narrowing the academic gap with their affluent peers and reversing a decades-old trend, according to research released last week.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama this weekend moved to vastly expand a marine sanctuary northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands, creating the world’s largest protected marine area as he seeks to cement his environmental legacy in his last months in office.
New research has added to the growing body of evidence that the chemicals we put in our bodies often end up in our waterways — with noticeable consequences. A new study, published last week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, explores what happens when amphetamine ends up in the ecosystems encompassing streams and it finds the drug can have a significant impact on the bacteria, algae and insects who call them home.
LONDON — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.
A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children’s sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids’ diets.
A woman in Maryland contracted the Zika virus in a possibly unprecedented way: She apparently got it from a male sex partner who showed no symptoms of infection, according to a federal report.
BRASILIA, Brazil — Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to face her accusers in the Senate on Monday during an impeachment trial that could remove her permanently from office.
He started reporting for CBS in 1967. Now, 49 years later, Charles Osgood is bidding the network farewell — with a melody.
Hundreds of rebel fighters and their families left a long-besieged suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday, under an agreement with the government that amounted to an opposition surrender of territory and a symbolic defeat.
AMATRICE, Italy — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week’s earthquake in Italy.
For students in the Plum Borough School District, a new school year with a clean slate begins today, but the fallout from a sex abuse scandal last year that exposed institutional failures continues to linger.
Attillo “Jack” Tortorice was one of four siblings who made a living cutting and styling hair, but his shop has the best name.
In the homicide case against Michael Robinson, accused of killing two people in Duquesne in 2013, the computer program, TrueAllele, found that DNA from a black bandanna recovered near the crime scene was 5.7 billion times more likely his than coincidence.
The first International Village was held in downtown McKeesport in August 1960. I went with a Greek-American friend, and my love affair with the sublime Greek cookies called finikia began that evening: soft crumbly texture, delicate flavors of orange, walnut, cinnamon, honey.
Approximately 150 truckloads of unstable, liquid nuclear waste may soon roll from Canada through Western Pennsylvania on Interstate 79, unless a federal lawsuit by seven environmental organizations stops them.
It’s not an easy task for these students to get on a bus, but the drivers wait patiently as they find their way in using a cane. If they are lucky, there will be an empty seat not far from the door. What usually takes seconds, like pulling a cord to notify the bus driver to request a stop, isn’t so easy to do with a blindfold on.
The decision in a federal case in New York state has thrown a new element into the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s attempt to get out from under a $450 million annual payment to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for public transit: The payments may not be legal.
Pittsburgh police plan to keep a close eye on drivers as city students return to school this week.
Candace King-Williams found her family at the center of a complex school discipline system when her daughter, who said she was being bullied by a group of girls, attacked one last fall.
BEIRUT — Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria and expelled Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River.
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he’ll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.
Brady Street in Oakland will close for the next two months following Monday’s morning commute to allow for painting on the Birmingham Bridge above it.