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  • College gives scholarships to video-game players � really good ones

    CHICAGO It was a shoulder injury during his junior year of high school that ended Derek Micheau's dreams of being a pitcher. Later that season, a knee injury ended his hopes of playing catcher. Turns out he didn't need healthy shoulders or knees for a...
  • Nigeria says too much boom time oil savings spent on state governors

    Nigeria's finance minister said on Thursday that a significant portion of the billions of dollars drained from the oil savings account over the past two years was distributed to powerful governors instead of being saved for a rainy day. Nigeria, Africa's...
  • DNA was detectives' 'Hail Mary' in slaying of woman, 19

    DNA was detectives' 'Hail Mary' in slaying of woman, 19
    Had the person who killed Nicole Franco worn gloves, he might still be free. Instead, DNA left behind by Franco's young neighbor was enough to make an arrest, the lead detective said. Franco, 19, a pastry chef and culinary arts student known to...
  • Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie

     Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie
    The story of the cabdriver and the politician isn't an epic Chicago political saga. It's only a paragraph or two. But it illustrates a huge problem facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks re-election in Chicago. A prominent old school Chicago...
  • YA books to place under the Christmas tree

    YA books to place under the Christmas tree
    This past year, adults who enjoy reading young adult novels were told to grow up. Like Goldilocks sinking into Mama Bear's chair, cultural critics such as A.O. Scott of The New York Times, Ruth Graham of Slate and Christopher Beha of The New Yorker...
  • ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ brings a serious real-life ordeal to gaming

     
    THE PLAYER One of the first things you hear in Ryan Green's video game is a voice mail. Though it's […]...
  • ‘Santa Claus: Private Eye’: ‘Dead Space 2’ writer goes noir with St. Nick

     
    Jeremy Bernstein is a man with diverse interests. As a writer, he helped craft video game worlds for both “Dead […]...
  • Madden boosts Odell Beckham's 'spectacular catch' rating

    Odell Beckham Jr. will make more acrobatic one-handed touchdown grabs this season -- in the Madden video game. Beckham’s overall player rating was boosted four points today to 84 by publisher Electronic Arts Inc., making him one of three...
  • Dress rehearsals help keep retailers' Black Friday on track

    Dress rehearsals help keep retailers' Black Friday on track
    A few days before Thanksgiving, Best Buy general manager Kevin Kodidek paced before his 100 store associates like a benevolent drill sergeant, psyching them up for the onslaught of deal-seekers who soon would come crashing through the doors. Crashing is...
  • Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals

    You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain (at least by size): a 65" Vizio television at Walmart for $648. As exciting as Beats headphones and iPads are, it is giant, cheap TVs that get people to camp...
  • Troy Wolverton: Tech gifts for the geek who already has everything

    It's the holiday shopping season, so it's time to answer that all-important question: Do you know what to get the geeks in your life? These days, they have smartphones, big-screen TVs and laptops, and probably a tablet and a video game console or two...