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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

Associated Press News - 12 hours 40 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual....

GOP expresses hope for 'Obamacare' repeal, hurdles remain

Associated Press News - 12 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue....

More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night

Associated Press News - 12 hours 53 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight....

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

Associated Press News - 13 hours 12 min ago
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded....

Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student; 3 arrests

Associated Press News - 13 hours 48 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) -- Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said....

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

Associated Press News - 15 hours 32 min ago
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West....

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

Associated Press News - 16 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math....

Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream'

Associated Press News - 16 hours 55 min ago
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Associated Press News - 17 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

Associated Press News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:08
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism....

APNewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan

Associated Press News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:57
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California is increasing the pressure on millions of Californians to help pay for two giant water tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants built....

Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry

Associated Press News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:48
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....