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Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael R. Sherwin speaks, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at the Justice Department in Washington. The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers. Officials announced the prosecution on Wednesday.  (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

Sep. 16, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers, officials said Wednesday. The...

FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file people stand online next to the PlayStation booth at the 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sony said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 its upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up more under the tree this year. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year. Video game fans have been chomping at the bit for the new consoles, and not...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton laughs with players during NFL football practice in  New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Pool)

Saints unsatisfied with offense, gratified by opening win

Sep. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton wasn't pleased with his play-calling. Drew Brees wasn't pleased with his passing. Two-time All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas, who set an NFL record with 149 catches last season, tied a career low with just three receptions in the Saints' season's opener. Still, the Saints hold...

Microsoft to launch new $500 Xbox console Nov. 10

Sep. 9, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

The holiday video game console battle is heating up. Microsoft says its Xbox Series X will cost $500 and debut Nov. 10, just ahead of the holidays. There haven’t been new generations of video game consoles for several years. The most recent Xbox, Xbox One, was released in 2013, as was Sony’s...

This Aug. 25, 2020 photo provided by the The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., shows the 12 toys that are up for induction to the the National Toy Hall of Fame later this year. From top left are My Little Pony, Baby Nancy, Lite-Brite, Sorry and Masters of the Universe. From bottom left are Yhatzee, Tamagotchi, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Bingo, Jenga and Breyer Horses. (Victoria Gray/The Strong museum via AP)

Yahtzee, Baby Nancy, My Little Pony up for Toy Hall of Fame

Sep. 9, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Breyer Horses and My Little Pony are neck-and-neck in the race to the National Toy Hall of Fame, making the list of 12 finalists for the Class of 2020, announced Wednesday. Baby Nancy, an ethnically correct Black doll unlike those produced before her debut in 1968, is also up for the...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, Kyle Kuzma (0) and Anthony Davis, right, watch the final seconds of the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 131-122 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lakers play video games, practice, watch hoops during layoff

Sep. 2, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers planned to get together Wednesday night to watch basketball, which is about all they've been able to do lately. Soon enough, they'll get to play it again. For now, their competition comes from video games. Their superstar player is also adept at those,...

Bronny James, LeBron's son, joins pro esports organization

Aug. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bronny James is going pro — in video games. The son of NBA star LeBron James has joined professional esports organization FaZe Clan, where he's expected to stream Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone under the handle “FaZe Bronny." The 15-year-old James is a promising...

An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.  (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

Aug. 27, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday, although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about wanting to bring change in their communities. For now, the basketball courts...

Groundskeepers work on the field as the scoreboard at Oracle Park reads Black Lives Matter at scheduled game time after a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants was postponed on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting

Aug. 27, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three Major League Baseball games were postponed Wednesday as players across the sports landscape drove the decisions in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. Games between the Cincinnati Reds and Brewers in Milwaukee, Seattle Mariners and...

An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL players discuss options for racial injustice protests

Aug. 27, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NHL players are discussing options to protest racial injustice after the NBA and other professional sports leagues postponed games, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Thursday because those discussions were private. The...