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

Posted 9/19/2017 in National

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.



Republican governors get into the 'news' business

Posted 9/19/2017 in National

Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.



Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

Posted 9/19/2017 in National

A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.



Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

Posted 9/19/2017 in National

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as "widespread devastation" from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.



Trump honors resolve of the nation's Air Force

Posted 9/16/2017 in National

President Donald Trump honored the resolve of the nation's Air Force on Friday, warning foes and international terrorist groups that the U.S. military would respond to any threats.



Trump revives debate on hate groups, then condemns them

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution condemning white supremacists and hate groups, hours after reviving his assertion that there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.



Trump, lawmakers squabble over whether they struck a deal

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them -- and if so, exactly what it was.



Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with Popsicles, compresses

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing home in the post-hurricane heat.



Harvey charities raise more than $350M in less than 3 weeks

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims still await help.



Manhunt on after homemade bomb wounds 22 on London subway

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

Hundreds of British police embarked on a massive manhunt Friday, racing to find out who placed a homemade bomb on a packed London subway train during the morning rush hour.



Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

Warning sirens blared when the North Korean missile was launched and again when it passed over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido as residents were just starting their day.



House backs bill targeting gang members for deportation

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

The House on Thursday backed legislation that would make membership in a criminal gang grounds for deportation as Republicans warned of the dangers of the violent street gang MS-13.



1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California.



Medicare card remake to fight identity theft

Posted 9/15/2017 in National

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.



Death of 8 at Florida nursing home sounds alarms after Irma

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm.



Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to edge of ruin

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less.



FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11B

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas.



Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian, authorities said.



Pharma Bro Shkreli has bail revoked, heads to jail

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

A judge jailed former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli on Wednesday after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton.



White House: ESPN could justify firing anchor for Trump tweets

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot."



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