Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges
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Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. On college campuses, varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as schools tap into … Continue reading

The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn
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The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn (all times local): 7:55 a.m. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is no more: It disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT.  That’s when radio signals from … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading

Edmunds: The best cars and leases for college drivers
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Edmunds: The best cars and leases for college drivers

If your college kid is in need of a car, here are some vehicles with excellent current lease deals that will fit both parental and college-driver requirements. Edmunds chose the cars to meet three key criteria: EXCELLENT REVIEWS: Edmunds editors chose these vehicles as among the best in their segment. TOP SAFETY RATING: Each vehicle … Continue reading

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming
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Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Television is one of the few screens that Apple hasn’t conquered, but that may soon change. The world’s richest company appears ready to aim for its own Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Apple lured away two longtime TV executives Jaime Erlicht and … Continue reading

The Latest: Nation’s biggest refinery starts revving up
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The Latest: Nation’s biggest refinery starts revving up

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The nation’s largest oil refinery is starting to reboot after shutting down ahead of Harvey’s onslaught. Motiva Enterprises says its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery should be running at 40 percent of capacity by Monday, producing more fuel than other refineries … Continue reading

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist
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Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement in the coming days on whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, potentially bringing to an end one of the central mysteries of the ongoing probe that has consumed his White House. White House press secretary … Continue reading

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian warplane
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Russia warns US after downing of Syrian warplane

MOSCOW (AP) — Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition operating over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Monday, a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet. Moscow condemned the downing of the Syrian jet after it dropped bombs near … Continue reading

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data
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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called … Continue reading

The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition
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The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The government announced the deployment Monday, saying a KDC-10 refueling plane left … Continue reading

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers
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Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There’s even a “uni-drug” that may fight many forms of the disease. What’s striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few … Continue reading

The Latest: New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before
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The Latest: New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple’s annual conference in California (all times local): 9:05 a.m. If Apple unveils a rival to internet-connected speakers from Amazon and Google, it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple hops on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor. For instance, Apple’s large-size iPhones … Continue reading

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might
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Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic … Continue reading