AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:16:39 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million in financing and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in or...  Full Story

The Latest: German minister seeks explanation from Facebook
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:45:46 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local):

6:45 a.m.

Germany's justice minister says she is ...  Full Story

AP Was There: Loyola-Chicago wins NCAA hoops title in 1963
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:18:31 -0500

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With two wins built on last-moment heroics and a 98-year-old nun turned international celebrity, Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella of the Sweet 16, back making a run for...  Full Story

US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith to serve second term
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:06:29 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will serve a second term.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Smith has been reappointed for 2018-2019.

...  Full Story

It's a hit! Brewers re-enact 'The Sandlot' in video
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:52:14 -0500

PHOENIX (AP) — Even before the start of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have their first hit.

Milwaukee released a 2-minute, 35-second video celebrating the 25th anniversary of the m...  Full Story

Trump to punish China on trade as US companies fear backlash
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:27:56 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U....  Full Story

Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:00:21 -0500

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her....  Full Story

Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:14:55 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest nor'easter lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday, as millions of others in the Northeast dug out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of ...  Full Story

Kremlin calls UK official's statement 'disgusting'
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:39:05 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has denounced British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's statement comparing the World Cup in Russia to the Olympics hosted by Nazi Germany as "utterly disgusting."Full Story

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:59:37 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency.

Dr. Robert Ray ...  Full Story