Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show
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Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There’s a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away. “It’s an incredible … Continue reading

Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38
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Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38

  Virginia fans looking for assurances that they could still have high expectations despite the dismissal from the team of expected offensive stalwart Austin Nichols got plenty to feel good about Sunday in the No. 8 Cavaliers’ 62-38 victory against Yale. Marial Shayok scored 15 points, freshman Kyle Guy had 12 and Darius Thompson 11 … Continue reading

Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel
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Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel

Sticking with tradition despite a planet-hopping sci-fi setting, the latest “Call of Duty” is a conservative iteration of the annual first-person shooter franchise with safe, market-tested upgrades: a wisecracking robot, spaceship dogfights, ray guns and a scarred Kit Harington. While “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” (Activision, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.95) includes … Continue reading

Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia  coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. “Historic day,” his boss wrote back. “There’s still some good in America,” McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. “The people have … Continue reading

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Ice Cube creates original song for ‘Mafia III’ video game

ATLANTA (AP) — Ice Cube’s music is going straight onto a video game. Cube and producer DJ Shadow created the original song “Nobody Wants to Die” for 2K’s “Mafia III” launch trailer, which premieres Thursday. The crime video game focuses on character Lincoln Clay’s revenge against the Italian mafia in 1968 in the city of … Continue reading

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After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don’t ask him to sing it in the near future. Hamilton’s frustration with “The Star-Spangled Banner” is shared by some other black Americans, who feel like the tune sung before major U.S. events is not the best representation … Continue reading

Ice Cube creates original song for ‘Mafia III’ video game
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Ice Cube creates original song for ‘Mafia III’ video game

ATLANTA (AP) — Ice Cube’s music is going straight onto a video game. Cube and producer DJ Shadow created the original song “Nobody Wants to Die” for 2K’s “Mafia III” launch trailer, which premieres Thursday. The crime video game focuses on character Lincoln Clay’s revenge against the Italian mafia in 1968 in the city of … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism faces re-accreditation
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Mass Communications and Journalism faces re-accreditation

by Daniel Smallwood According to the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), “accreditation in higher education is…public accountability and improvement of academic quality.” ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs at colleges and universities. Norfolk State University’s Department of Mass Communications and Journalism … Continue reading

New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome
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New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In royal fashion, New Orleans’ own Queen of Bounce brought out Houston’s own Queen Bey at the Superdome.  Big Freedia tells NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2d1jeSo ) that she was asked to go onstage shortly before the start of Saturday’s night’s concert.  In her words, “Well, they’re very secretive about everything … Continue reading

Swimmer Ryan Lochte to attend Comic Con in Richmond
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte to attend Comic Con in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Swimmer Ryan Lochte is expected to appear at a comic convention in Richmond. Organizers for the Wizard World Comic Con say the 12-time Olympic medal winner will greet fans, sign autographs and pose for selfies with fans at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Sept. 10. Lochte’s visit comes as he … Continue reading