FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, shoppers walk under the logo of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games reported Thursday, April 26, 2018, that its January-March profit totaled 4.4 billion yen ($40 million), reversing a 394 million yen loss it racked up the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 26, 2018 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa, director at The Pokemon Company, will replace Tatsumi Kimishima...
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Dustie Swaim, an eighth grade English teacher at Dewery Middle School in Dewey, Okla., listens in the Senate gallery as the Senate discusses revenue measures on the fifth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved two bills Friday designed to generate about $40 million more for public schools, but it was unclear whether that would be enough to placate thousands of teachers on a five-day strike seeking more money for education. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A casino where pro poker champ Phil Ivey and a companion won nearly $10 million playing baccarat with flawed cards wanted the manufacturer to pay it that amount in damages, arguing the asymmetrical cards led to its large losses, but a federal court judge disagreed, ruling...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a convoy of buses carrying rebel fighters and their families leaving several towns and villages that are to be handed over to government control, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, March. 28, 2018. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'atari says at least 80,000 people have fled the government's offensive in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, where shelling and airstrikes have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. He says 50,000 are still living in shelters, with many requiring medical care. (SANA via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 11:09 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the north, a top U.N. Syria official said Wednesday. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Calling all gamers to help pick World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. Twelve finalists were named Tuesday for the class of 2018, pitting "Ms. Pac-Man" against "John Madden Football." Also in the running are: "Asteroids," ''Call of Duty," ''Dance Dance Revolution," ''Final...
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UMBC's K.J. Maura (11) and Jourdan Grant (5) celebrate the team's 74-54 win over Virginia in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 18, 2018 - 1:59 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the sun rose on the Saturday morning celebration of their unprecedented NCAA Tournament upset, Ryan Odom implored his suddenly-famous basketball team to get some sleep. It was time for family and friends of UMBC to leave the hotel and for the Retrievers to return to their...
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Virginia's Ty Jerome (11) shoots over UMBC's Jairus Lyles (10) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
March 17, 2018 - 2:22 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jairus Lyles couldn't suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it happen — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the sports world by pulling off the most surprising upset in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics. Searching for ways to respond to last month's Florida school shooting, Trump has...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to meet with representatives from the video game industry on Thursday, March 8. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link. Trump plans to meet...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to find enough activities to keep themselves busy. The statewide strike that began Feb. 22 enters a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are...
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