Xbox Boss “Trusts” Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry

Photo: Nintendo Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll be aware that the biggest news in gaming right now is Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, the publisher of franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot. The $68.7 billion acquisition has predictably caused people to start guessing … Read more

Islamic State gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early on Friday, killing 11 soldiers while they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said that the attack took place in the Al-Azim area, north of Baquba, in Diyala Governorate. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately … Read more

Arizona men’s basketball vs. Stanford final score: Wildcats cruise to road win over Cardinal but loses Azuolas Tubelis to injury

This probably isn’t sustainable, but every time something goes wrong in Arizona with one of its starters, at least one guy comes off the couch, ready to fill the void. Oumar Ballo had a career-high 21 points and Pelle Larsson 13 added with six assists, stepping in for an injured Azuolas Tubelis and an error … Read more

South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

A study of some of the early breakthrough cases of COVID-19 caused by the highly infectious omicron variant found that booster injections of mRNA vaccines failed to block that strain, although the infections involved only mild or moderate symptoms, which confirms that they are effective in preventing serious illness and death. The study involved a … Read more

Intel plans $20 bln chip manufacturing site in Ohio

The Intel Corporation logo is seen on a display at a store in Manhattan, New York, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Intel Corp will invest $20 billion in two new factories in Ohio to make advanced chips, the company said … Read more

Fanta Bility: 3 Pennsylvania officers fired after being charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old

Sharon Hill City Council voted 6 to 1 on Thursday night to fire the three officers, Kilkenny said. Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged on Tuesday with one count of intentional homicide, one count of manslaughter and 10 counts of reckless endangerment, according to criminal complaints. Charges of manslaughter were … Read more

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

Serbia revokes Rio’s licenses to explore for lithium Stock prices drop as cancellation is seen as a major setback Cancellation means greater lithium shortage – Analyst MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Shares tumbled in Rio Tinto on Friday after Serbia revoked licenses to explore for lithium over environmental concerns, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s ambition to become Europe’s … Read more

Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr takes blame for loss to ailing Indiana Pacers

03:29 ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors were feeling good heading into their game Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers. They held a home run derby at Chase Center the day before to boost morale after a grueling road trip and were ready to build momentum with their dominant win over … Read more