- Inmate makes weapon from Scrabble part, locks deputy in cell Updated: Apr-28-16 9:44 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Authorities say an inmate at a Wisconsin jail locked a deputy in a cell and made threats with a knife-like weapon he had apparently whittled from a Scrabble game letter tray.
- Nintendo plans sale of Mariners' majority stake Updated: Apr-27-16 9:04 pm
SEATTLE - Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners to a group of minority owners led by John Stanton, who would become the team's chairman and chief executive officer.
- Nintendo sinks into bigger quarterly loss on weak sales Updated: Apr-27-16 6:23 am
TOKYO - Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reported a 24 billion yen ($216 million) loss for January-March Wednesday, bigger than the loss it reported the previous year.
- 'Ratchet,' 'Warcraft' and the new breed of video game movies Updated: Apr-25-16 11:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video game adaptations.
- After-prom parties aim to deter Nebraska teens from trouble Updated: Apr-23-16 11:05 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Trent Steele put on his wet suit.
- At Tribeca, virtual reality takes early steps toward art Updated: Apr-23-16 8:19 am
NEW YORK - Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers. But there are also darkened, cloth-wrapped chambers - like old carnival booths promising never-before-seen wonders - that offer nothing but a headset, headphones and perhaps some advice, like: "Watch for the dragon."
- Review: Nintendo's 'Star Fox Zero' crashes and burns Updated: Apr-22-16 3:26 pm
How do you solve a problem like Fox McCloud?
- Canadian County judge says soccer team can serve alcohol Updated: Apr-21-16 4:35 pm
EL RENO, Oklahoma - A Canadian County judge has ruled that a professional soccer club can obtain a permit to sell low-alcohol beer at games on high school property.
- No more ties? Spelling Bee to get harder words Updated: Apr-21-16 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - After two straight years of ties, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is adding more sting: The championship rounds will last longer, and the words will be harder.
- New game offers Army training on sexual harassment, assault Updated: Apr-21-16 11:26 am
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - An interactive video game has been developed to train Army command teams on how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
- EXCHANGE: Dartball, the unusual parlor game Updated: Apr-19-16 6:34 am
KANKAKEE, Illinois - Leonard Demers didn't have time for hobbies when he farmed near L'Erable. Now, retired at age 90, he spends Saturday mornings tossing oversized darts across the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.
- Correction: Black Chessmaster story Updated: Apr-18-16 8:57 pm
NEW YORK - In some versions of a story April 18 about Maurice Ashley, The Associated Press reported that Ashley was the first African-American to become a chess grandmaster and the first African-American in the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. The story should have made clear that Ashley was the first black person from any nation to hold the rank of grandmaster and the first black person in the hall of fame.
- GameStop to launch video game publishing division Updated: Apr-18-16 7:17 am
BURBANK, California - GameStop is diving into the video game publishing business.
- Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often Updated: Apr-18-16 4:12 am
WASHINGTON - This is the season of lies.
- Citywide chess tournament being held in Washington Updated: Apr-16-16 4:20 am
WASHINGTON - A citywide chess tournament is being held in Washington.
- Church plans to buy Detroit-area bowling alley, keep 6 lanes Updated: Apr-16-16 1:51 am
TAYLOR, Michigan - A church that's in the process of buying a Detroit-area bowling alley plans to keep six of its 48 lanes.
- Mountain lion dashes from Los Angeles school to backyard Updated: Apr-15-16 10:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - Students and teachers at a Los Angeles high school missed their lunch break Friday after a mountain lion strolled onto campus and tried to join them.
- Michigan Lottery teams with PayPal for online payments Updated: Apr-15-16 9:26 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Lottery is teaming with PayPal to offer players a new way to fund their online accounts.
- Players involved in video game settlements seeing payoff Updated: Apr-14-16 3:51 pm
SEATTLE - College athletes who sued the NCAA and video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their likenesses are seeing the payoff.
- Yale lab looks to 'toys' to improve life on autism spectrum Updated: Apr-11-16 9:36 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Researchers at Yale Child Study Center's Technology and Innovation Laboratory are using "toys" to conduct ground-breaking research to improve treatment and teaching techniques for those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities.
- Beating the odds Updated: Apr-10-16 3:05 am
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon - Meth busts rarely make national news.
- Students pictured playing 'Jews vs. Nazis' drinking game Updated: Apr-08-16 2:34 pm
PRINCETON, New Jersey - Police are investigating a photo posted on social media that showed students from a New Jersey high school playing a "Jews vs. Nazis" drinking game.
- The Diceman cometh back for Andrew Dice Clay comedy series Updated: Apr-07-16 12:18 pm
NEW YORK - Andrew Dice Clay finds out his live-in girlfriend's ex is paying alimony. Never mind that the monthly checks help keep the lights on at the household of this less-than-flourishing comedian - his raging male ego just won't stand for it!
- Review: Trippy 'Quantum Break' marred by tiresome gunplay Updated: Apr-07-16 9:48 am
What would you do if you could control time? Visit the future and grab an iPhone 50? Kill a despised historical figure while he's still a baby? Carve out some time to catch up on your Netflix queue?