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AP Explains: Streaming of German synagogue attack on Twitch

Oct. 10, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue livestreamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon. It was one of the first violent attacks streamed on the service, which is best known for letting people watch others play competitive video games....

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's live-streaming video site

Oct. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue live-streamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon. It was one of the first violent attacks streamed on the service, which is best known for letting people watch others play competitive video games....

South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

Oct. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China's censorship efforts. The question has heated up after the NBA suffered a backlash in China over a pro-Hong Kong tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager. South Park's creators...

Yellow cedar rejected for threatened species listing

Oct. 4, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An iconic Alaska tree with roots that can freeze to death if not covered by snow was rejected Friday by a federal agency for the threatened species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that yellow cedar does not warrant additional protections because trees will persist in...

Soto lifts Nats to 4-3 comeback wild-card win over Brewers

Oct. 2, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After all the heartache and close calls, all the early exits, maybe it makes sense that a 20-year-old kid who never had been to the postseason, Juan Soto, would help the Washington Nationals finally advance. And maybe, just maybe, it makes sense that it would be this particular edition of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 1, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 29, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Procreate...

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports

Oct. 1, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several...

Green gaming: Video game firms make climate promises at UN

Sep. 24, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too. The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other video games and platforms pledged Monday at the U.N. to level up efforts to fight climate change and get their...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...