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Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit…

Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives

Quit Smoking By Embracing Cravings

A new study says if a smoker acknowledges their cravings, it can actually help them quit smoking. Success is also found with quit-smoking apps.

Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

Hudson Swafford was stung on the pinky finger by a hornet after playing one hole Friday

Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action…

Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action 'Yakuza' Movie. According to 'Variety,' the video game company has teamed up with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content to bring their hit game series to the big screen. Although no script writers have been linked to the movie, Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will serve as the film's producers. While details surrounding the film's narrative are currently unknown, 'Variety' and 1212 Entertainment have hinted that it will follow the adventures of the franchise protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. 'Yakuza' offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'. The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal - a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'

Desk shortage forces people to get creative about…

First it was toilet paper

How To Recharge During COVID

Keeping track of the changes in your life during a pandemic, combined with a fitness tracker can help find out why your energy levels are low.

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From…

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda. The gaming studio was acquired by Microsoft as part of its $7.5 billion ZeniMax buyout. . Spencer says he knows what the studio is working on next, . and he promised an "incredibly exciting time" ahead. I have the benefit of knowing the future roadmap and having some insight into the things that have been both announced and unannounced that the teams are working on, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. It's an incredibly exciting time for the work that Bethesda's studios are doing, as they continue with the craft of creating games... , Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. ... and also thinking about how our medium of gaming continues to evolve and their role in that, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

Landlords are going to courts around the country, claiming that a national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and infringes on their rights as property owners

How To Know If You're Making Progress in the Gym

Sometimes the progression we make in the gym isn't always clearly visible.

Front Street to receive facelift

Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts

Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts. The social networking site has infiltrated accounts linked to a Chinese network interfering with politics. . The unnamed network had amassed 130,000 followers. . It was violating Facebook’s rule of Government Interference. The content on the now-closed Facebook accounts was believed to be U.S. political propaganda. . Facebook linked a group of individuals based in Fujian, China.

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware…

A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments has acknowledged it was hit by a ransomware attack

Wednesday KDHE COVID-19 case, cluster report

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked. 9to5Mac has acquired a video showing that the new iPhone 12 will have multiple magnets inside. . The magnets are thought to be Apple's new charging system. . A charging coil and connector appear to be on the back of the phone. It is also thought that there will be multiple accessories coming out that will work with the magnets such as a car mount

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Largest California wildfire threatens marijuana…

California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana growing enclave and authorities say many of the local residents have refused to evacuate

Renewal with Stanguard Aquatics made for 1 year

Nintendo Promises New Console in Less Than 80…

Nintendo Promises New Console , in Less Than 80 Years. Following the success of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo Switch. the gaming company revealed in their latest corporate management briefing that they are working on new hardware. While Nintendo confirmed something new would be on the way in a Future Outlook portion of the presentation, . the company only said it will be released in "20XX.". This announcement leaves Nintendo fans wondering if they can expect a new console soon or if they will have to wait many more years

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him…

The onetime papal contender who was fired by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican’s latest scandal is pushing back against allegations he embezzled Holy See money

Grammy-nominated organist to perform free recital

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Have Increased by 50…

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Have Increased by 50% in Under 6 Months. The subscription-based service was first launched back in 2017. It gives gamers access to titles from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price. It has been praised by many as being a great value for the money. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have decided to pass the time indoors by playing more video games. . As a result, more people have purchased an Xbox Game Pass subscription over the past few months. Microsoft has revealed that the service now has over 15 million subscribers. Back in April, it was announced that there were over 10 million. This means that in less than six months, the amount of Xbox Game Pass subscribers has increased by an astounding 50%

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over…

European Union leader Charles Michel has used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU

Dredging article to go before Orleans voters

Apple Accuses Epic Games of Using Their Legal…

Apple Accuses Epic Games of Using Their Legal Battle as a 'Marketing Campaign'. The two companies have been caught in a legal battle for the past few weeks. The conflict was ignited when the video game developer implemented its own payment system into the iOS and Android versions of 'Fortnite.' . Apple decided to remove the game from the App Store, and Epic subsequently responded to the move by filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the tech company. Apple has recently responded to Epic’s court filing, in which Epic requested for 'Fortnite' to be made available on iOS again. While Apple said that this can be done once Epic removes their own payment system from the game, . they also slammed Epic by stating: “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it, and now asks this Court for emergency assistance in putting it out.". They also accused Epic of using the high-profile lawsuit as “a marketing campaign.". For reasons having nothing to do with Epic’s claims against Apple, 'Fortnite'’s popularity is on the wane. By July 2020, interest in 'Fortnite' had decreased by nearly 70% as compared to October 2019. , Apple, via filing. This lawsuit (and the front-page headlines it has generated) appears to be part of a marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate interest in 'Fortnite.', Apple, via filing. Epic boss Tim Sweeney has claimed in a recent filing that this accusation is incorrect. Epic’s actual user engagement data reflecting the actual number of users playing 'Fortnite' (not Google search results) shows Apple’s claim of declining interest in 'Fortnite' to be incorrect. , Tim Sweeney, via filing. Over the period of time that Apple cherry-picked for its Google search volume comparison (between October 2019 and July 2020), the number of daily active users on 'Fortnite' actually increased by more than 39%, Tim Sweeney, via filing

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Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up…

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month

Ford County Commission approves Expo remodeling project

Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion. On Monday, Phil Spencer and Xbox announced that Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax. Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tang Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios will now all be at Microsoft's disposal. Microsoft has also acquired reputable game franchises such as 'Fallout,' 'DOOM,' Wolfenstein,' The Elder Scrolls' and more. Additionally, Bethesda titles will be included in Xbox's Game Pass. With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow from 15 to 23 creative studio teams and will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass. , Microsoft. This includes Microsoft’s intent to bring Bethesda’s future games into Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or PC, like Starfield, the highly anticipated, new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios, Microsoft. The deal is approximately three times what Microsoft paid for 'Minecraft' developer Mojang Studios in 2014