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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list includes arcade trailblazers Pong and Space Invaders, smartphone favorites Angry Birds and Minecraft and an...
NEW YORK (AP) — A November trial date has been set for a jury to hear the corruption case brought against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni set the Nov. 2 trial date on Tuesday after Silver pleaded not guilty to the latest...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue...
BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have identified the two men who were killed during a shooting outside a Brooklyn church where a funeral was taking place. Four other people were injured and are in stable condition following the Monday night shooting near Emmanuel Church of God in the East...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. "When I answer the phone and I say, 'Rent The Chicken, this is Jenn,' they giggle and say, 'I would like to rent the chicken.' And then they giggle some more," Tompkins said. But...
SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples. The elephants would sometimes exhibit other behavior. Chai would pace from side...
NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute outside a New York City church where a funeral was taking place triggered a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured, police said. Authorities said 15 rounds were fired at about 8:30 p.m. Monday outside Emmanuel Church of God in...
MIAMI (AP) — With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South...