'CONCUSSION' MOVIE TRAILER RELEASED


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Will Smith, right, and others film a scene from "Concussion" in the Hill District in November. The first trailer for the film, which focuses on Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of NFL players, including former Steeler Mike Webster, was released today.

 Billy Ellsworth works on social studies lessons at home in Coraopolis. He is part of a clinical trial for eteplirsen, a drug that has not only slowed the progession of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but improved his symptoms.

FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to quicker review of a promising muscular dystrophy treatment.



 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.



 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.



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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

Pitt's Dom DeCicco breaks up a pass intended for West Virginia's Jock Sanders.
Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia and the decline of college football rivalries

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Pittsburgh seeking money for transit link between Oakland, Hazelwood development site



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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.

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Outbound Parkway West overnight closures begin tonight

Through Wednesday, outbound closures begin at 9 p.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to I-79 with inbound single-lane traffic in the same area.



Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.


 

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Steelers notebook: With no Bryant, Coates must seize role at receiver

The Steelers will miss Martavis Bryant early this season — and even more in the future if he slips up again — so Sammie Coates must improve.



Penguins sale moving slowly forward

Completing the sale of the professional sports franchise can be a long and arduous process, industry experts say.


 



What's in that? Food companies scramble to satisfy 'clean eating'

The steady swing toward “clean eating” has helped trigger an industry move toward cleaning product labels of unpronounceable ingredients.



Consolidation changes face of Pittsburgh architecture as industry rebounds from recession lows

Architects at Astorino have access to expertise in Cannon’s global offices, and Cannon has been able to cement its presence in Pittsburgh.


 



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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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