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In this Saturday, 9, 2019, photo, Suraya Shaheedi, 26, Tattoo artist, left, pierced tattoo to a male customer in Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s been 18 months since Shaheedi started her mobile tattoo shop in the capital, Kabul. She’s received death threats for taking on the taboo of the ink-on-skin drawings she does — as well as being a single woman willing to work with men.. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 16, 2019 - 12:58 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on. It’s been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi started her mobile tattoo shop in the capital, Kabul. She’s received death threats for taking on the taboo...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, file photo, Simone Kaplan, of Davie, Fla., hugs her mother, Alana, as she walks offstage after reaching the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants in 2020, as organizers are reducing the number of wild-card entrants. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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December 10, 2019 - 9:06 am
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year. Whether it will have fewer champions remains to be seen. Six months after the bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie because organizers ran out of words that were difficult enough to trip up the best spellers, Scripps on...
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This undated photo provided by Google shows a controller that is part of a video-game streaming platform called Stadia that Google is launching on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The service is the first console-free gaming system. But experts say it has some growing to do before it becomes a true contender in the gaming arena. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. (Google via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 5:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called Tuesday’s launch...
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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 is shutting down its pioneering online-cable alternative, PlayStation Vue, citing the high costs of content and the difficulty of network deals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 29, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Sony is shutting down its pioneering online-cable alternative, PlayStation Vue, citing the high cost of content and the difficulty of reaching deals with networks. It launched Vue in early 2015 as a skinnier, cheaper version of cable or satellite TV delivered via the internet. It was a test case...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Infantino arrived in Pyongyang on the day that North Korean and South Korean teams are set to play a World Cup qualifier match in the North’s capital. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
October 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
China is in line to be selected as host of the first expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. People with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that China is the only host for the tournament that is due to be considered by the FIFA Council for ratification at a meeting on Thursday in...
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This undated photo provided by Jefferson's family shows Atatiana Jefferson. A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed Jefferson through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, before he could be fired, the police chief said. (Jefferson's family via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Atatiana Jefferson was devoted to her family and had moved into her mother's Fort Worth home earlier this year to help as her mom's health declined, relatives said. With her mother in the hospital, Jefferson and her 8-year-old nephew were the only two people home early Saturday when a...
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Workers dismantle signage for an NBA fan event scheduled to be held on Wednesday night at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. (AP Photo)
October 08, 2019 - 7:44 am
TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses to get swept into a controversy over how to handle China's censorship efforts. Video games maker Activision Blizzard said Tuesday it kicked a Hong Kong esports pro out of a tournament and seized his prize money after he...
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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Climate Summit in the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 24, 2019 - 12:12 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too. The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other video games and platforms pledged Monday at the U.N. to level up efforts to fight climate change and get...
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September 17, 2019 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production...
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In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame are the 2019 finalists, from left to right, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, My Little Pony, Coloring Book, Matchbox Cars, Top, Nerf Blaster, Risk, Masters of the Universe, Care Bears, Smartphone, and Fisher-Price Corn Popper. The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of the way it has changed how people of all ages play and interact. (National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 10:21 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the...
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