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Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is...

Woman runs over husband as he tried to dislodge bowling ball

Nov. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was critically hurt when his wife drove over him twice as he tried to dislodge a bowling ball that had been thrown in front of their car on Saturday. The couple ran over the bowling ball around 3 p.m. Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, and...

La. teen, team placed 4th in nationwide Fortnite competition

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Video games are often regarded as a waste of time, a distraction from kids’ schoolwork rather than a useful addition to it, but one Monroe teen has busted that stereotype in a big way. After weeks of personal training, biweekly practices and series...

Missing Oregon mom dead, daughter alive in Idaho forest

Nov. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two missing Oregon women were found in an Idaho forest Friday, the mother dead from the elements and the disabled daughter alive with their broken down vehicle. A hunter discovered the mother’s body in the Solitaire Saddle area of the...

Game on: 9-foot video game joystick on record as largest

Nov. 06, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) video game joystick made of wood, rubber and steel has made it into the Guinness World Records 2022 as the largest. Dartmouth College professor Mary Flanagan created the giant controller — nearly 14 times the size of...

Japan game maker Nintendo sees no quick fix for chips crunch

Nov. 05, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The shortage in computer chips needed to make the Nintendo Switch machine is a serious problem unlikely to be resolved soon, the president of the Japanese video-game maker said Friday. “The extremely tight situation remains, and the future is...

USC, Arizona State face off to stay in Pac-12 South race

Nov. 04, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Southern California lost its coach after two games, dropped three games in the past five. Arizona State seems to have lost it focus, giving up 56 straight points over the span of two ugly losses. Somehow, the Trojans and Sun Devils still have a shot...

American Girl Dolls, Risk, sand make it to Toy Hall of Fame

Nov. 04, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — American Girl dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday in recognition of their influence on the toy industry. Sand, which the group called perhaps the most universal and oldest toy in the world, was also...

Nintendo's profit drops from last year's pandemic boom

Nov. 04, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo's profit dropped 19% in the first half of its fiscal year from the previous year, when it received a big lift as people stuck at home by the coronavirus pandemic turned to its products. Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. reported...

Happy Halloween: Gaming platform Roblox is back online

Oct. 31, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

The popular gaming site Roblox went back online Sunday after being down for most of the weekend. The online platform crashed Friday. In a statement, the company tweeted Sunday evening that “Roblox is back online everywhere! Thank you for your continued patience as we...