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Pittsburgh confronts wave of gun violence; more teens killed

Sep. 25, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family. The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings —...

New leader to take over UPMC as longtime CEO retires

Jul. 28, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The head of one of Pennsylvania's largest employers, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is retiring and the organization's executive vice president will succeed him. Jeffrey A. Romoff has led the organization that would become UPMC since...

Computer program aimed at predicting child abuse debated

Jul. 10, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Critics worry the program is prone to unfairly separate poor and minority children from parents. When a 4-year-old girl drowned in her swimming pool near Pittsburgh on an August day in 2019, the family was already known to child...