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'Avatar' mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they’ll be able visit the exotic alien world from “Avatar” on their smartphones. Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have enlisted game studio Kabam to develop an “Avatar” mobile...

Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years. The rural crossing near Trinidad, about...

Reds Give Up 3 Homers To Kris Bryant, Lose To Cubs 11-8

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds finally got to Jake Arrieta, who no-hit them the last time he showed up in Cincinnati. The problem this time was Kris Bryant. The Cubs slugger became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Arrieta added a solo shot in...

Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The search for courtroom justice in the 1964 “Freedom Summer” killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi’s Neshoba County is over, more than a half century after they died, but some Mississippians...

US first lady, daughters, promote girls' learning in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama was visiting Morocco to promote education for girls in the North African kingdom, where only 36 percent of girls continue school beyond the primary level. Obama was accompanied by the presidential couple’s two...

Rangers wrap up win at 2:44 a.m., outlast rain, Yankees

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers wrapped up a weird win at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, rallying after a rain delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in the ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 9-6 with maybe 100 fans left in the stands. Yankee Stadium was so...
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California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power

AP Photo/Michael Mariant SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state’s last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing. The State Lands...

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark’s dominant airline, with...
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Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs

AP Photo/John Bazemore GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) — Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on...

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off

BERLIN (AP) — A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings. The Muenster state court told the dpa news agency on Tuesday that the presiding judge decided it was better to...