Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing
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Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair. As the theater darkened and death machines rumbled across the desert on screen, Koenig’s chair rumbled with them. As bullets whizzed by Furiosa, the movie’s heroine played by … Continue reading

US to raise breach of government records at talks with China 
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US to raise breach of government records at talks with China 

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began annual security talks with China on Monday, and an official said it plans to raise directly the breach of a federal government server that resulted in the theft of personnel and security clearance records of millions of employees and contractors. China has openly denied involvement in the break-in. … Continue reading

Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game
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Q&A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of “Six,” the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.” Bassett was unveiled Monday during a Ubisoft news conference at E3 as the latest “Six” in the upcoming “Rainbow Six: Siege” installment … Continue reading

Sony’s ‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Last Guardian’ capture E3 attention
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Sony’s ‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Last Guardian’ capture E3 attention

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Drake is back in action. Sony capped off its game-filled Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing Monday night with a bullet-riddled demonstration of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” the forthcoming action-adventure starring the charismatic treasure hunter. The preview showed Drake and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan engaging in a firefight on foot before … Continue reading

Obama, GOP try to revive trade agenda, but hurdles await 
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Obama, GOP try to revive trade agenda, but hurdles await 

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his legislative allies scrambled Monday for ways to revive his severely wounded trade agenda, although Democrats and Republicans alike said all options face serious hurdles. Obama talked with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. And White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough spoke with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House … Continue reading

Zoning board rejects plan for Oscar Hammerstein museum
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Zoning board rejects plan for Oscar Hammerstein museum

  DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The grandson of Oscar Hammerstein has lost his bid to create a museum and educational theater honoring the Broadway lyricist. Doylestown Township’s zoning board voted Monday night to deny variances that Will Hammerstein needed to build the project at his grandfather’s former Pennsylvania farm. The plan included construction of a 400-seat … Continue reading

Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges
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Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama’s standing for the rest of his second term. Fellow Democrats rebuffed last-minute appeals to rescue his global trade agenda, and the House seriously damaged Obama’s chances of capping his presidency with … Continue reading