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Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]
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Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]
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Microsoft loses favored position with ‘Call of Duty’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
LOS ANGELES — Exclusive games and content are key to the success or failure of platforms, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Monday. Microsoft’s game console lost a big one this week when Activision’s “Call of Duty” switched camps to PlayStation. The blockbuster shooter series had for years released new content — maps, weapons, game mods […]

Why South Africa let Sudan's Bashir escape justice

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:36
Why South Africa let Sudan's leader flee in defiance of the law
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:33

 "I identify as black." (Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The NAACP chapter president who resigned after her parents said she is white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around age 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and she "takes exception" to the contention she tried to deceive people.


New attorney approved for man charged in DC mansion slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge approved a new attorney Tuesday for a man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion.

Police: Man set ex-girlfriend's puppy on fire after arguing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:31
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a woman's ex-boyfriend set her dog on fire after an argument, pouring lighter fluid over the 7-month-old Chihuahua mix and injuring her.

Hispanics accuse border patrol agents of profiling in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:31
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An attorney is accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents in Ohio of specifically targeting Hispanics over the past six years.

South Bend mayor comes out as gay in newspaper editorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:30

FILE - In this March 18, 2013 file photo, South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg speaks to reporters about a plane crash in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg has come out as gay in a newly published essay. The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood "before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay." (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, FILE)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay Tuesday, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am."


Cortana gives new voice to Xbox One

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:30
LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has added Xbox One to Cortana’s ever-expanding domain. The voice-activated digital assistant, released last years as a resident of Windows Phone, is coming to PCs running Windows 10 when the operating system is released later this year. Versions for Android and iOS smartphones are in the works. And on Monday, Microsoft […]
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Cortana gives new voice to Xbox One

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:30
LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has added Xbox One to Cortana’s ever-expanding domain. The voice-activated digital assistant, released last years as a resident of Windows Phone, is coming to PCs running Windows 10 when the operating system is released later this year. Versions for Android and iOS smartphones are in the works. And on Monday, Microsoft […]
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Cortana gives new voice to Xbox One

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:30
LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has added Xbox One to Cortana’s ever-expanding domain. The voice-activated digital assistant, released last years as a resident of Windows Phone, is coming to PCs running Windows 10 when the operating system is released later this year. Versions for Android and iOS smartphones are in the works. And on Monday, Microsoft […]

Twitter’s lame-duck CEO ‘over the moon’ about changes ahead

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company with a line-up of upcoming features designed to make the short-messaging service more profitable and more useful to more people. Costolo told a technology conference Tuesday that he is “over the moon” about new tools and products that will debut […]
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Twitter’s lame-duck CEO ‘over the moon’ about changes ahead

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company with a line-up of upcoming features designed to make the short-messaging service more profitable and more useful to more people. Costolo told a technology conference Tuesday that he is “over the moon” about new tools and products that will debut […]
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Twitter’s lame-duck CEO ‘over the moon’ about changes ahead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company with a line-up of upcoming features designed to make the short-messaging service more profitable and more useful to more people. Costolo told a technology conference Tuesday that he is “over the moon” about new tools and products that will debut […]

US baseball team accused of hacking

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:18
The FBI is investigating the St Louis Cardinals on charges the team hacked into the computers of a rival club.
Categories: BBC World News

Europe's nationalists find common cause

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:11
How Europe's nationalists came together a year after the polls
Categories: BBC World News

Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:10
The husbands of three UK sisters feared to have travelled to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
Categories: BBC World News

Game thread: Mariners at Giants — June 16

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:08
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Game thread: Mariners at Giants — June 16

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:08
This is the live thread for Tuesday's game between the Mariners and Giants from AT&T park in San Francisco.
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