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Philadelphia plans parade for Little League team

Taney Dragons' Mo'ne Davis gestures to fans during a parade in Philadelphia, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014, to celebrate the team's accomplishments during the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion’s treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.

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Chicago’s Little League champs return as heroes

Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League baseball team manager Darold Butler shakes the hand of a fan as his team participate in a rally to celebrate the team's U.S. Little League Championship Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

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13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

In this Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, poses with her art work and clothing designs at her home, in Austin, Texas. Her fashion line is debuting at Nordstrom stores and she’s set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week. Taylor said she created a fall line with a “street grunge vibe” and “modern hippie” inspiration. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she’s set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week.

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing and a streaming chat, at right, as visitors to the online network watch the two gamers go head-to-head. Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July 2014, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic. (AP Photo/Twitch.tv)

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.”

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Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

This image released by Relativity Media shows Pierce Brosnan in a scene from "The November Man." (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Aleksandar Letic)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. “November Man” won’t do anything like Bond’s box office, but will satisfy the actor’s fans and moviegoers biding their time until the next top-shelf le Carre-style thriller.

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