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Last Update on February 05, 2016 08:10 GMT

IN THE NEWS: LAS VEGAS FOOTBALL FANS TO SEE SUPER BOWL, AFTER ALL

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Football fans in Las Vegas can do their favorite touchdown celebration -- even before the Super Bowl gets under way. That's because they won't be blacked out of the big game, after all. Cox Communications reached an agreement with the CBS affiliate yesterday -- ending a bitter standoff that could have left tens of thousands of TV viewers without the game. About 40 percent of all area households pay Cox for their TV, internet or phone service. The two sides declined to release terms of the deal. At the peak of the dispute, not only did football fans have to consider the possibility of being without the game -- they were also bombarded with attack ads, with both sides blaming the other for the prolonged impasse.

IN THE NEWS: DAVE MIRRA, BIKER WHO FRONTED TWO VIDEO GAMES, DIES

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- To video game enthusiasts of a certain age, the titles bearing his name were among the most popular of their generation. But now, authorities in North Carolina are telling us about the death of veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra. Police in Greenville say he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mirra was an expert BMX rider and was one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history. He won a medal each year from 1995 through 2008. He had two videogames featuring his likeness and biking prowess: "Dave Mirra BMX" and "Dave Mirra BMX 2." The titles were released for the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Sega Dreamcast and for Microsoft Windows.

Dave Mirra was 41.

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