Given that there are 32 ways cars can collide at traditional intersections, traffic engineers are searching for safer ways to move traffic in all directions. But can newfangled geometries work on Pittsburgh's crazy quilt streets? And what about pedestrians and bikers?
By Amy Chozick | The New York Times | Jan. 20, 2013
The New York Times reports on a controversial internet package that's offered to low-income Chicago residents, and includes comments from Comcast's David Cohen, one of Pennsylvania's top individual political donors from 2011 and 2011.
The U.S. is now set to remove all of the current X-ray body scanners from it's airports, but are the risks being eliminated, or just the machines? The Pittsburgh International Airport still uses X-ray scanners, according to ProPublica.
By Associated Press | The Washington Post | Jan. 15, 2013
Last year's total of 349 suicides among active-duty troops is more than the 295 Americans killed in Afghanistan last year, according to Pentagon figures collected by The Associated Press. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others have referred to military suicides as an "epidemic".
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A state lawmaker has scheduled a public hearing to examine the legality of a secretive Pittsburgh nonprofit group that has been running television ads critical of Gov. Tom Corbett.
“Clearly, they are trying to influence the outcome of elections,” said state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, about Pennsylvanians for Accountability. “The law requires if they make these kinds of expenditures they have to report that.”