Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag

This Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows the Amazon Fire TV, a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition, in Decatur, Ga. Several popular game titles, including "Minecraft-Pocket Edition," are available for Fire TV, which runs on an operating system based on Google's Android OS. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

ATLANTA (AP) — As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

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Mississippi changes its squirrel hunting season

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A new state law has expanded squirrel season in Mississippi.

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Review: Avengers assemble in ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′

This product image released by Disney Interactive shows the box art and accompanying figurines; Thor, from left, Iron man and Black Widow, from the “Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes," game. (AP Photo/Disney Interactive)

For kids today, there’s no escaping The Walt Disney Co. Even if Mickey Mouse, “Toy Story” and all the Disney princesses leave you cold, the company also owns Marvel Comics, the Star Wars franchise and the Muppets. The jocks on your block are probably hooked on Disney’s ESPN.

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Harpist’s mellow tone soothes apes at St. Paul zoo

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo Terri Tacheny plays her harp as one of the gorillas stood nearby outside the Primate House at Como Zoo in in St. Paul, Minn. Tacheny, 57, a zoo volunteer, plays once a month for an appreciative audience that ambles down to their barrier as soon as Tacheny begins setting up her harp. She’s been doing it for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Harpist Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys seemed a little lethargic.

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UNO Athletics Hall of Fame to induct 4 new members

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A class of two men and two women will be inducted into the Nebraska-Omaha Athletics Hall of Fame next month.

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