http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:47:42 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Third time's the charm? After injury to Hartley, Steelers reportedly trade for kicker Scobee By Ray Fittipaldo / Pittsubrgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/08/31/Pittsburgh-Steelers-Jacksonville-Jaguars-kicker-Josh-Scobee-trade/stories/201508310146 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/08/31/Pittsburgh-Steelers-Jacksonville-Jaguars-kicker-Josh-Scobee-trade/stories/201508310146 The Steelers have traded for place kicker Josh Scobee, a 12-year veteran who previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a report from 1010 XL in Jacksonville. The Steelers have traded for place kicker Josh Scobee, a 12-year veteran who previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a report from 1010 XL in Jacksonville.

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Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Checking if you’ve been following summer’s news By Gary Rotstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/gary-rotstein/2015/08/31/Gary-Rotstein-s-Morning-File/stories/201508310053 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:56:46 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/gary-rotstein/2015/08/31/Gary-Rotstein-s-Morning-File/stories/201508310053 The last day of August is as good a time as any to check whether you’ve been following the news all summer. The last day of August is as good a time as any to check whether you’ve been following the news all summer.

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Ruth Ann Dailey: The sound and fury of constant outrage By Ruth Ann Dailey http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/ruth-ann-dailey/2015/08/31/Ruth-Ann-Dailey-The-sound-of-fury-of-constant-outrage/stories/201508310060 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:53:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/ruth-ann-dailey/2015/08/31/Ruth-Ann-Dailey-The-sound-of-fury-of-constant-outrage/stories/201508310060 Well, America, the winter of our discontent flowed into acrimonious summer with only the occasional glimmer of goodwill to lighten the journey. Well, America, the winter of our discontent flowed into acrimonious summer with only the occasional glimmer of goodwill to lighten the journey.

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Officials: White lion at Nemacolin resort dies after surgery Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/08/31/Officials-White-lion-at-resort-dies-after-surgery/stories/201508310140 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:01:17 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/08/31/Officials-White-lion-at-resort-dies-after-surgery/stories/201508310140 Officials confirmed that a 5-year-old white lion died at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County. Officials confirmed that a 5-year-old white lion died at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County.

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Bob Smizik: About that rotation By Bob Smizik / Special to the Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/08/31/Bob-Smizik-About-that-rotation/stories/201508310124 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/08/31/Bob-Smizik-About-that-rotation/stories/201508310124 Working on the assumption the Pirates make the playoffs as a wild-card team -- and they now trail first-place St. Louis by 4 1/2 games -- it is a foregone conclusion that Gerrit Cole will get the start against, most likely, the Chicago Cubs. Working on the assumption the Pirates make the playoffs as a wild-card team -- and they now trail first-place St. Louis by 4 1/2 games -- it is a foregone conclusion that Gerrit Cole will get the start against, most likely, the Chicago Cubs.

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Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children? By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/surveillance-society/2015/08/31/Surveillance-Society-Could-toys-play-with-data-from-children/stories/201508310054 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/surveillance-society/2015/08/31/Surveillance-Society-Could-toys-play-with-data-from-children/stories/201508310054 This story is part of Surveillance Society, a series examining the implications of privacy intrusions, many of which occur on a daily basis. For more stories in the series, including a multimedia look at one particular Bad Data Day, go to post-gazette.com/​surveillance. This story is part of Surveillance Society, a series examining the implications of privacy intrusions, many of which occur on a daily basis. For more stories in the series, including a multimedia look at one particular Bad Data Day, go to post-gazette.com/​surveillance.

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Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/31/Allegheny-County-Jail-to-alter-way-it-releases-prisoners/stories/201508310055 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/31/Allegheny-County-Jail-to-alter-way-it-releases-prisoners/stories/201508310055 Missed paperwork allowed an out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender to roam the streets of Pittsburgh for days earlier this month before he made his way to Indiana, where police nabbed him. Missed paperwork allowed an out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender to roam the streets of Pittsburgh for days earlier this month before he made his way to Indiana, where police nabbed him.

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22 Pittsburgh schools to use discipline aimed more at understanding than punishment By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/08/31/22-Pittsburgh-schools-to-use-discipline-aimed-more-at-understanding-than-punishment/stories/201508280271 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/08/31/22-Pittsburgh-schools-to-use-discipline-aimed-more-at-understanding-than-punishment/stories/201508280271 With classes starting today in Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers at Spring Hill K-5 say they’ve been looking forward to meeting new students, getting the children’s reaction to new lessons, feeling the joy — and introducing a restorative practices approach. With classes starting today in Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers at Spring Hill K-5 say they’ve been looking forward to meeting new students, getting the children’s reaction to new lessons, feeling the joy — and introducing a restorative practices approach.

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Plum High School heightens awareness of its policies on reporting abuse By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/08/31/Plum-High-School-heightens-awareness-of-its-policies-on-reporting-abuse/stories/201508310051 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2015/08/31/Plum-High-School-heightens-awareness-of-its-policies-on-reporting-abuse/stories/201508310051 As classes begin today in the Plum Borough School District, there will be a heightened awareness of district policies about harassment and mandated requirements for staff to report any types of child abuse, including sexual abuse. As classes begin today in the Plum Borough School District, there will be a heightened awareness of district policies about harassment and mandated requirements for staff to report any types of child abuse, including sexual abuse.

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FDA fast-tracks drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/08/31/FDA-fast-tracks-drug-to-treat-Duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/stories/201508270094 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/08/31/FDA-fast-tracks-drug-to-treat-Duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/stories/201508270094 WASHINGTON — A drug that has been helping a Pittsburgh-area boy in a clinical trial defy the odds in battling a form of muscular dystrophy is a step closer to going to market. WASHINGTON — A drug that has been helping a Pittsburgh-area boy in a clinical trial defy the odds in battling a form of muscular dystrophy is a step closer to going to market.

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Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates rotation still struggling By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2015/08/31/Ron-Cook-Back-end-of-Pirates-rotation-still-struggling/stories/201508310097 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2015/08/31/Ron-Cook-Back-end-of-Pirates-rotation-still-struggling/stories/201508310097 Ray Searage is the best friend a Pirates pitcher can have. Charlie Morton needs him after another rough start Sunday in a 5-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Locke needs him, as well, as he continues to try to prove he deserves to stay in the rotation. Ray Searage is the best friend a Pirates pitcher can have. Charlie Morton needs him after another rough start Sunday in a 5-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Locke needs him, as well, as he continues to try to prove he deserves to stay in the rotation.

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Penguins sale moving slowly forward By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/08/31/Penguins-sale-moving-slowly-forward/stories/201508310072 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/08/31/Penguins-sale-moving-slowly-forward/stories/201508310072 The process of buying an NHL franchise is long and arduous, and the sale of the Penguins will be no different. The process of buying an NHL franchise is long and arduous, and the sale of the Penguins will be no different.

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Obituary: Paul G. Dacey / A fixture at PNC Park’s Lexus Club By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/08/31/Obituary-Paul-G-Dacey-A-fixture-at-PNC-Park-s-Lexus-Club/stories/201508310070 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/08/31/Obituary-Paul-G-Dacey-A-fixture-at-PNC-Park-s-Lexus-Club/stories/201508310070 The chairs at a corner of PNC Park’s Lexus Club bar sat empty Sunday afternoon as a tribute of sorts to longtime bartender Paul G. Dacey. The chairs at a corner of PNC Park’s Lexus Club bar sat empty Sunday afternoon as a tribute of sorts to longtime bartender Paul G. Dacey.

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Coalition aiming to support, strengthen children's palliative care By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/08/31/Coalition-aiming-to-support-strengthen-kids-palliative-care/stories/201508310064 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/08/31/Coalition-aiming-to-support-strengthen-kids-palliative-care/stories/201508310064 Amid the worst of the steel industry’s collapse, a group of former steelworkers began disrupting Sunday services at churches across Allegheny County, hoping to draw the attention of powerful company executives where they worshipped. Amid the worst of the steel industry’s collapse, a group of former steelworkers began disrupting Sunday services at churches across Allegheny County, hoping to draw the attention of powerful company executives where they worshipped.

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Riverlife's #PoshPicnic held on the North Shore By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2015/08/31/Riverlife-s-PoshPicnic-held-on-the-North-Shore/stories/201508310061 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2015/08/31/Riverlife-s-PoshPicnic-held-on-the-North-Shore/stories/201508310061 Where were all the pretty people on Friday night? Donning their posh picnic attire (inspired by ModCloth) and partying at the pier near Rivers Casino on the North Shore to support Riverlife. This year’s event drew 950 partygoers, dressed to the nines. Where were all the pretty people on Friday night? Donning their posh picnic attire (inspired by ModCloth) and partying at the pier near Rivers Casino on the North Shore to support Riverlife. This year’s event drew 950 partygoers, dressed to the nines.

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Integrated force: Again, the military leads the way on inclusion By the Editorial Board http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/31/Integrated-force-Again-the-military-leads-the-way-on-inclusion/stories/201508310058 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/31/Integrated-force-Again-the-military-leads-the-way-on-inclusion/stories/201508310058 Recent victories for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement shouldn’t mask basic facts about the condition of transgender Americans. They still struggle to gain the same rights to bodily integrity and social inclusion that others take for granted. Recent victories for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement shouldn’t mask basic facts about the condition of transgender Americans. They still struggle to gain the same rights to bodily integrity and social inclusion that others take for granted.

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Turbulent Brazil: Scandals and a sour economy threaten a president By the Editorial Board http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/31/Turbulent-Brazil-Scandals-and-a-sour-economy-threaten-a-president/stories/201508290036 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/31/Turbulent-Brazil-Scandals-and-a-sour-economy-threaten-a-president/stories/201508290036 Scandals involving two of Brazil’s biggest companies, Odebrecht and Petrobras, and the party of President Dilma Rousseff are threatening its global standing. Scandals involving two of Brazil’s biggest companies, Odebrecht and Petrobras, and the party of President Dilma Rousseff are threatening its global standing.

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The Digs: Post-Gazette's front pages during Hurricane Katrina By Tyler Batiste / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/pittsburgh-history/2015/08/31/The-Digs-Post-Gazette-s-front-pages-during-Hurricane-Katrina/stories/201508310042 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/pittsburgh-history/2015/08/31/The-Digs-Post-Gazette-s-front-pages-during-Hurricane-Katrina/stories/201508310042 “New Orleans escapes worst” “New Orleans escapes worst”

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Groups push EPA to rewrite oil and gas waste disposal rules By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2015/08/31/Groups-push-EPA-to-rewrite-oil-and-gas-waste-disposal-rules/stories/201508270122 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2015/08/31/Groups-push-EPA-to-rewrite-oil-and-gas-waste-disposal-rules/stories/201508270122 Seven environmental organizations say they will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force the agency to set new and tighter standards for disposal of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste that they say now threatens public health and the environment. Seven environmental organizations say they will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force the agency to set new and tighter standards for disposal of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste that they say now threatens public health and the environment.

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Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/31/Phipps-Conservatory-helps-Homewood-residents-plant-gardens/stories/201508250015 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/08/31/Phipps-Conservatory-helps-Homewood-residents-plant-gardens/stories/201508250015 Earlier this summer, Shawneka Griffin noticed a neighbor’s new garden — two raised beds made of rough-hewn cedar sprouting vegetables. Then her next-door neighbor had two of the same. Earlier this summer, Shawneka Griffin noticed a neighbor’s new garden — two raised beds made of rough-hewn cedar sprouting vegetables. Then her next-door neighbor had two of the same.

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