SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It was pouring down the rain — the kind of frigid, wet drizzle that only comes from raindrops on the cusp of becoming snowflakes. They were almost there.
Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar
NEW YORK (AP) — Bar patrons in New York's Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The American Athletic Conference and ESPN have reached agreement on a new 12-year television contract that will increase revenue to the league's schools but is far less than...
Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Montoyo thought he would be taking a hard line against video games in his first year as Toronto Blue Jays manager.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal...
At least 18 more towns vote to approve keno
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Following a vote, at least 18 more New Hampshire towns have approved the electronic bingo game keno, which would help fund full-day kindergarten, and bringing the total number...
Officials consider Vermont as video game industry hub
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students in Champlain College's game design program graduate with one of the most sought after degrees in the industry. But seniors often head out of state, lured by jobs...
Esports league to play global home-and-away schedule
A major esports league is launching an experiment that could create a blueprint for traditional sports leagues eager to take their games abroad.
In city centers, a determined effort to diversify hockey
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Demajeo Wiggins had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Dylan Frye added 20 points and Bowling Green moved into the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament by beating Ball...
Ball State meets BG in MAC quarters
No. 11 seed Ball State (16-16, 7-12) vs. No. 3 seed Bowling Green (20-11, 12-6)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 8 p.m....
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A slavery-themed game played at a North Carolina elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop.
After long embracing esports as a way to grow motorsports and engage young fans,...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Described as one of the most colorful fish in the state, West Virginia's native candy darter is in danger of extinction.
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- The Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe woman answers call to ‘Jeopardy’March 23, 2019
- The AdvocateJeopardy champ Erik Agard to compete for second crossword title in StamfordMarch 22, 2019
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Cog Railway marks 150th anniversary
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — The Mount Washington Cog Railway is celebrating 150 years of operation this year.
The Cog is kicking off its season with a tour of Peppersass, a special...
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Baker University will become the eighth school in Kansas to join a national association for collegiate eSports.
The school in Baldwin City announced Friday that...
TOKYO (AP) — A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello was honored Saturday as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance he did on the...
Incarnate Word looks to end streak vs ACU
Incarnate Word (6-24, 1-16) vs. Abilene Christian (24-6, 13-4)
Moody Coliseum, Abilene, Texas; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Abilene Christian looks to extend Incarnate Word's...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is joining a handful of other states in allowing high school students to participate in a growing sport — video games.
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Investigators say an 11-year-old northern Indiana boy shot and wounded his state-trooper father because he was upset that his parents took away his video games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter.
With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter...
Incarnate Word looks to end streak vs HBU
Incarnate Word (6-23, 1-15) vs. Houston Baptist (11-16, 7-9)
Sharp Gymnasium, Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Houston Baptist looks to extend Incarnate Word's conference...
UFO tourism gaining foothold in West Virginia county
FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) — When it comes to unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, Flatwoods is no Roswell, New Mexico, but the small Braxton County community is embracing its own tale of alien...
Incarnate Word looks to end streak vs Texas A&M-CC
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-17, 6-9) vs. Incarnate Word (6-22, 1-14)
Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, San Antonio; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
Basketball players sue ‘Fortnite’ game makers over dance
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Two former University of Maryland men's basketball players are suing the makers of "Fortnite," claiming the video game's creators misappropriated a dance they popularized...
SUNY Canton hires full-time esports coordinator
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York at Canton has hired a full-time esports coordinator to oversee its growing competitive video games program.
Lottery says 29 towns to vote on keno starting in March
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Twenty-nine communities will vote in the coming months on proposals to set up the electronic bingo game keno, which would help fund full-day kindergarten, according to the New...
Royale rumble: ‘Apex Legends’ smashing ‘Fortnite’ records
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry.
"Apex Legends" — a battle royale from Electronic...
Activision to lay off 800 workers as video game sales drop
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history.
The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze.
‘Fortnite’ maker asks judge to toss rapper’s dance lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Fortnite" have asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created.
Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based rapper whose real name is Terrence Ferguson. He alleges that "Fortnite" uses the "Milly Rock," a dance he came up with in 2011 that became popular after a 2015 song and video.
SEC: Online game developer gambled away investors’ money
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing a Las Vegas online game developer of gambling away part of his investors' money.
The Securities and Exchange Commission in a complaint filed Thursday accuses developer Robert Alexander of misspending part of the approximately $9 million he raised from investors for a purported online gambling business.
Texas entertainment industry calls for more incentive funds
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Backers of film and video game productions in Texas are pushing legislators to earmark $60 million or more this year to boost the state's entertainment industry.
Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth as sales for its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts.
Shuntaro Furukawa told reporters Friday that sales in the current quarter are still going strong though they will likely be 3 million machines less than earlier estimated, at 17 million units.
Coyne Schofield defends McGuire after awkward interaction
Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield said Thursday she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction this week.
Nintendo’s quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, reported Thursday that its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 25 percent, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console.
Nintendo Co.'s October-December profit totaled 104.2 billion yen ($956 million), up from 83.7 billion yen a year earlier. Quarterly sales totaled 608.4 billion yen ($5.6 billion), up 26 percent.
GameStop ends pursuit of sale, shares slide in early trade
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in GameStop are getting hammered after the video game retailer says it is no longer pursuing a sale of the company. GameStop shares have fallen more than 20 percent in premarket trading.
The company said Tuesday that securing acceptable financing terms for prospective buyers made selling GameStop too difficult.
GLAAD announces nominees for 30th annual media awards
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group Friday announced 151 nominees in 27 categories for what the group says are fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.
BlocBoy JB sues video game ‘Fortnite’ over ‘Shoot’ dance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue "Fortnite," saying the popular video game is using his "Shoot" dance without permission or compensation.
The Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper, real name James Baker, filed a lawsuit against "Fortnite" maker Epic Games in federal court Wednesday.
Baker says the "Fortnite" ''Hype" dance, one of many "emotes" players can purchase for characters, is identical to his dance.
New England College to hold ribbon-cutting for Esports arena
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — New England College is going to open an Esports Arena for students who will compete against other colleges in the region in a variety of live-action online games.
A ribbon-cutting is planned Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Henniker college's Simon Center.
Esports — competition using video games — has grown in popularity. New England College officials say it can build on the success of the school's various degree programs, such as game design.
Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.
Why classrooms are starting to resemble arcades
Rockstar defends Pinkerton name in ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company's name in its video game "Red Dead Redemption 2."
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in December, claiming the popular Wild West video game uses their trademarks without permission, according to court documents.
Federal workers rally in Boston to demand end to shutdown
BOSTON (AP) — Federal workers who aren't getting paychecks amid the lingering government shutdown rallied in Boston Friday to call on President Donald Trump to drop his demand for funding for a wall on the southern U.S. border.
Furloughed workers carrying signs with messages such as "Don't Wall Feds Out" chanted "Let us serve" and "We want to work" in the frigid cold as others described the toll the three-week impasse is beginning to have on their families.
Activision shares down after split with Bungie
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 11 percent in morning trading Friday, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending.
In the companies' joint announcement, Bungie said the separation process had started and that it would begin to self-publish its titles.