Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.
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Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.

Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?

Internet-enabled everyday devices are collectively called the “Internet of Things”; some experts think 50 billion will be in use by 2020.


 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Officials: White lion at Nemacolin resort dies after surgery

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.



 Josh Scobee kicks a second quarter field goal against the Baltimore Ravens in December.

Third time's the charm? After injury to Hartley, Steelers reportedly trade for kicker Scobee

Scobee, a fifth-round draft choice of the Jaguars in 2004, had been their place kicker for the past 11 seasons.



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Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.



 The whole-school approach is designed to improve student behavior, enhance school climate and reduce punishments, including out-of-school suspensions.

22 Pittsburgh schools to use discipline aimed more at understanding than punishment

Pittsburgh Public Schools are geared for a whole-school approach to improve student behavior.



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Weekend review: what you may have missed

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Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia and the decline of college football rivalries

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Top Workplaces 2015

Downtown Pittsburgh is in a glow as daylight penetrates the low layer of clouds.
Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people in Greater Pittsburgh. Click here to browse their stories.

A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.


Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

The company is one of the nation’s biggest coal producers and has mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Wyoming.



Pittsburgh gasoline prices fall on global concerns

Retail gasoline prices in Pittsburgh dropped 10 cents to $2.60 a gallon Monday morning.


 



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Both Trump and Ramos prevailed in a battle for the floor

Jorge Ramos was able to call out Donald Trump for his pronouncements about immigrants. Trump responded eventually without giving an inch.



August Wilson Center revival: Steady progress is being made on an artistic rebirth

Rescued from financial collapse, the center is poised for a revitalized future as a showcase of African-American culture and art.


 

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