Pittsburgh

  • Photo: Amazing X-Ray image of a chain saw blade still embedded in a tree trimmer's neck; the man survived the accident April 5, 2014

    A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw.Another worker helped him down, and his...
  • Pennsylvania lawyer puts up online ad starring smiling criminals holding 'Thanks Dan' signs; draws wide criticism March 10, 2014

    A Pittsburgh lawyer's online ad showing smiling robbers, drug dealers and prostitutes flashing thumbs up and thanking him for getting them off the hook has garnered tens of thousands of views and drawn fire from a local bar association. One fictional criminal pauses while climbing out a window, carrying a laptop...
  • 3 shot near Pittsburgh high school; gunman sought November 14, 2013

    Pittsburgh: School officials say three students were shot outside a high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and police are searching for a gunman. Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to...
  • First look into HIV's coating may lead to AIDS cure May 31, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have for the first time built a detailed molecular model of the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV, paving way for potential new treatments for the deadly virus. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described the 4-million-atom structure of...
  • Pittsburgh: Nervous teacher makes bomb threats April 12, 2013

    Pittsburgh: A University of Pittsburgh grad student, who was nervous about her ability to teach a class, instead made two bomb threats so it would be cancelled, campus police said. Online court records don't list an attorney for Nancy Bruni, 34, of New Kensington, who didn't immediately return a call...
  • US: Priest gets 8-yr sentence in child pornography case January 3, 2013

    Pittsburgh: A suspended Pittsburgh-area priest will serve more than eight years in prison for collecting thousands of images of child pornography on his computer, books and compact discs. The sentence the Rev Bartley Sorensen received on Wednesday was more than the five-year mandatory minimum he sought but less than the...
  • Man charged with trying to assassinate Obama November 18, 2011

    Pittsburgh: A 21-year-old man who called US President Barack Obama the "devil" and "anti-Christ" was charged on Thursday with trying to assassinate the US leader by opening fire on the White House with an assault rifle. Obama and his wife, Michelle, were not in Washington at the time of the shooting...
  • Watch: Woman gives birth to identical triplets October 4, 2009

    According to the data, one in a million triplets is born identical. ...
  • Developing World vital to global economy: G20 leaders September 25, 2009

    Pittsburgh: A two-day summit of leaders of 20 leading global economies opened in Pittsburgh amid calls by developing countries such as India to have a key role in restoring normalcy in the global financial system and overcoming the current economic downturn. As hundreds of demonstrators were kept at bay by thousands...
  • Developing World vital to global economy: G20 leaders September 25, 2009

    Pittsburgh: A two-day summit of leaders of 20 leading global economies opened in Pittsburgh amid calls by developing countries such as India to have a key role in restoring normalcy in the global financial system and overcoming the current economic downturn. As hundreds of demonstrators were kept at bay by thousands...
  • G-20 Summit: PM, SA Prez may discuss Bharti-MTN deal September 25, 2009

    Pittsburgh: The Bharti-MTN deal may be the topic of discussion between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma when they meet for the G-20 summit. The commercial part of the deal is now in place, but it has run into political hurdles and is now being dealt...
  • Five shot dead at Pittsburgh gym in US: Reports August 5, 2009

    Washington: At least five people, including the gunman, were shot and killed during a shooting spree at a fitness center near Pittsburgh, according to media reports on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on its website that a man with a duffel bag walked into an LA Fitness Center in Collier township...
  • Angry man kills 3 cops over domestic row in US April 4, 2009

    Pittsburgh: A man opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call on Saturday morning, killing three of them, a police official said. Friends said he had been upset recently about losing his job and that he feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns. Three officers were killed,...
  • Talent for the game: Indians to pitch for US baseball team November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Two Indian youngsters chasing the American baseball dream have taken an important first step when the Pittsburgh Pirates signed them up as non-draft free agents. Left-hander Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel pitched in front of scouts from the Pirates and other Major League organisations on November 12 before...