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Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan

That was quick. Just a few weeks after it became clear that Nintendo would stop manufacturing the Wii for Japan, the company has quietly listed the console as "discontinued" (upper right) on its Japanese website. From now on, local gamers wanting a Wii fix will either have to pick up the …

Vikings S Smith to miss at least eight games

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith will miss at least the next eight games because of a turf toe injury that eventually could require surgery.<p>The Vikings announced Friday they've placed Smith on injured reserve with designation to return and re-signed veteran cornerback Jacob Lacey, who was …

Walmart to Get Stuck With Most of Food Stamp Shopping Spree

A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after food stamp recipients went on a colossal shopping spree when a power …

Hanley Ramirez has broken rib

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has a hairline fracture in one of his ribs, but played in the team's 3-0 win over the St. …

Baseball

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Senate leaders nearing a deal

Senate leaders are closing in on a deal to reopen the government and extend the U.S. debt ceiling until next year, marking a major breakthrough in an impasse that has paralyzed Washington and struck fears across the globe.<p>In a furious round of last-ditch negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry …

WSJ: Netflix could come to US cable boxes soon, Comcast and Suddenlink in talks

Over the last few years cable providers have begun rolling out cable boxes with extra features and internet hookups, but almost all of them -- even TiVo, when provided by a cable service -- have been missing access to subscription video apps like Netflix. That could change soon according to a <i>Wall</i> …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …