July 18, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh: City reaches energy agreement with U.S. Department of Energy

The city will partner with the National Energy Technology Laboratory to help modernize the city’s energy infrastructure.

Pittsburgh: Tuition at Pitt is going up again

There will be a 2.5 percent tuition increase at the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus, but tuition won’t increase at the satellite campuses.

Statewide: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stays at 5.4 percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained static from May to June. The state rate is slightly more than the national average of 5.3 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

NATIONAL

Investigators begin delving into Chattanooga shooter’s past

Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was searching for meaning in his life before he shot and killed four Marines in Chattanooga on Thursday.

James Holmes trial moves to the penalty phase

After Thursday’s guilty verdict, survivors of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting want James Holmes to be sentenced to death.

Montana oil train spilled 35,000 gallons

A train from North Dakota carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Montana on Thursday spilling 35,000 gallons of oil, but the incident didn’t result in any injuries. For other derailment news, see our weekly roundup here.

IN OTHER NEWS

Donald Trump’s candidacy now filed under entertainment?

Despite being at or near the top of several nationwide polls, The Huffington Post announced their coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will be moved from the political section of their website to the entertainment section.

More Pluto photos from New Horizons probe

The New Horizons probe continues to send back images of Pluto’s icy plains.

The daily report was compiled by Eric Holmberg, a PublicSource reporter. Reach him with questions or suggestions at 412-315-0266 or at eholmberg@publicsource.org.