Games

December 24, 2017 - 10:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli chess official says Saudi Arabia has disregarded a request by seven Israeli players to participate in a world chess tournament in the kingdom this week. Israel Geller said Sunday that the Saudis never responded to the Israelis' applications. "It's an old system. They...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, Siyona Mishra, 11, of Orlando, Fla. gestures while trying to spell "hacek" during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has announced a rule change that could result in the field of spellers nearly doubling, from fewer than 300 to more than 500. Previously, spellers had to win their regional bee to make it to nationals. For three years running, Siyona Mishra and Dhyana Mishra faced off amid some of the highest stakes in competitive spelling. They outlasted the rest of the field at the regional spelling bee in Orlando in 2015, 2016 and this year. But there was only room at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for one of them. Siyona finished eighth overall at nationals in 2015, but last year, she lost the regional bee to Dhyana _ the two are not related _ and had no way to return. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years running, Siyona Mishra and Dhyana Mishra faced off amid some of the highest stakes in competitive spelling. They outlasted the rest of the field at the regional spelling bee in Orlando, Florida. But there was only room at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for one...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state-run lottery is considering whether it makes sense to offer online games of chance to generate more profits for education. The state lottery commission meets Tuesday to hear more about digital instant games that players would buy on the lottery's website,...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County plans to settle a lawsuit from an augmented-reality game developer that challenged an ordinance requiring developers to get local permits for apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks. Under the settlement agreement, the county won't enforce its rule and will pay...
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November 29, 2017 - 4:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rogue online gamers have designed, sold or used computer code to crush competitors playing the popular "Fortnite" survival video game, spoiling the experience and the creator's profit potential, the game's maker charges in a series of lawsuits. Cary, North Carolina-based Epic...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jason Englen pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, the Hasbro board game "The Game of Life" rests on a shelf in a toy store in North Attleboro, Mass. A trial begins Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in federal court in Los Angeles over who invented the game and who owns the rights to it. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:22 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Who will win The Game of Life? Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to one of the most popular board games of all time. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, photo, recent transplant from Puerto Rico, Arieliss Valencia sits next to her son Anthony, right, a fifth grader at Riverdale Elementary School after school supplies were handed out to the students in Orlando, Fla. Anthony left Puerto Rico with his family for central Florida after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home. He is living with relatives and has been welcomed into Orlando's Riverdale Elementary School. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ten-year-old Anthony Valencia says that after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home in Puerto Rico he played video games for a month until he was sick of them. Now his smile stretches wide when he talks about going back to school — on the U.S. mainland. "I really wanted school...
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November 13, 2017 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Association of British Scrabble players has banned one of its star players, Allan Simmons, for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had broken the rules of the popular word game. Simmons has authored books on Scrabble and contributed game coverage to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. Stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as gains for technology companies are offset by losses in energy and other sectors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 08, 2017 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished with small gains Wednesday as video game makers gave technology companies a boost and household goods companies also rose. However a recent decline in interest rates continued to put pressure on banks. "Grand Theft Auto" and "NBA2K" maker Take-Two...
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