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Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's acquisition of game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition regulators said Wednesday they've opened an initial inquiry into the $69 billion deal. The Competition and Markets Authority said it has started...

Students give creativity a spin at Clay Camp in WVa

Jul. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students are learning how to use pottery wheels and build with clay as the Huntington Museum of Art kicked off its summer programs with Clay Camp. Museum educator George Lanham said Clay Camp is a chance for new pottery crafters and skilled crafters to...

Red Bull fires reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Jun. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Red Bull terminated the contract of Formula One test and reserve driver Jüri Vips on Tuesday for using a racial slur during an online gaming stream. The 21-year-old Estonian was suspended by Red Bull last week pending an investigation into the...

Attorney general to resign, take job with gaming company

Jun. 10, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Friday that he is resigning this month to take a position with the online gaming company Roblox. Donovan, a Democrat, was first elected attorney general in 2016. He previously served as the state's attorney in...

Rams' Stafford not worried about pass-free offseason

Jun. 08, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford went through the Los Angeles Rams' entire offseason program without throwing a serious pass. The quarterback still thinks he got plenty of knowledge out of the Super Bowl champions' workouts, and he says he'll “definitely” be ready...

Mother charged after Florida toddler fatally shoots father

Jun. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 2-year old boy fatally shot his father in an accident after finding a gun, and the boy's mother is now facing criminal charges, authorities in Florida said Monday. Reggie Mabry, 26, was fatally shot late last month while he was playing a video...

The Revenant: Harini Logan rallies for spelling bee title

Jun. 03, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Harini Logan kept trying to learn from her near-misses in online spelling bees. Recognized for years as one of the best spellers in the English language, she had never taken home a national title. In the biggest bee of them all, she endured a new series of...

Harini Logan of San Antonio, Texas, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee in first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker

Jun. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EDT
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Harini Logan of San Antonio, Texas, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee in first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker.

Speller reinstated into National Spelling Bee after appeal

Jun. 02, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A speller has been reinstated into the Scripps National Spelling Bee field after successfully appealing that he was denied relevant root information about a word. Surya Kapu, a 13-year-old from South Jordan, Utah, misspelled “leucovorin” — a medicine...