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EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

Oct. 24, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The term “metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing online. The metaverse, which could...

Showman-owner plans Old West future for rustic Nevada saloon

Oct. 23, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

GOODSPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — With his gold and black sport coat, cowboy hat and tie featuring a silhouetted exotic dancer, Old Man Liver was in full character at this century-old saloon in the Nevada desert. A musician, whiskey-maker and entrepreneur originally from...

Maze madness reigns as farmers embrace fall agritourism

Oct. 23, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Fall offers “a-maizing” opportunities for folks of all ages to get outside, explore, enjoy family time and maybe even get a little bit lost as local farms open their gates to visitors. Corn mazes have seen a surge in popularity — but gone are...

Mexico: drug cartels recruiting youths through video games

Oct. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartels in Mexico are recruiting youths through contacts made on multiplayer online video games, officials said Wednesday. Ricardo Mejía, Mexico’s assistant public safety secretary, said an apparent cartel recruiter had already bought bus...

Sand Valley resurrecting The Lido Golf Club in Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A classic old golf course — The Lido — is being resurrected 1,000 miles from the original with the assistance of a video game and GPS-guided tractors. The Lido at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin is perhaps the most ambitious project...

Thousands of online, sports bets placed on Conn.'s 1st day

Oct. 19, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods...

More than a glitch: Jon Gruden dropped by Madden video game

Oct. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

Jon Gruden is being dropped from the Madden NFL 22 video game after he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders because it was reported that he used racist, homophobic and misogynistic language in emails. EA Sports tweeted...

State: Video game venture means 75 new New Orleans-area jobs

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new video game development project based in New Orleans will create 75 new jobs with an average annual salary of $100,000, state officials said Wednesday. Possibility Space is a project of entrepreneur Jeff Strain, who is known for creating...

School concerned about sportsmanship after new soccer record

Oct. 12, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A school board in northern Michigan plans to send a protest over sportsmanship following a soccer player's 16-goal record-setting game against a winless team. The backlash over Kevin Hubbell's performance continued Monday night at a meeting of the...

Giants exhale with a few days off, wait on NLDS opponent

Oct. 05, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fresh off an NL West crown that took 107 wins for the Giants to 106 by the Dodgers, Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey couldn't help but envision a potentially epic playoff matchup against rival Los Angeles. Now, the Giants get to wait until after...