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Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:00pm

Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.

Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:59pm

Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"

Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:57pm

Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate.

Police: Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:52pm

Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was a passenger, authorities said Thursday.

Kansas appeals Planned Parenthood case to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:52pm

Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

School shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:50pm

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday.

Japanese camp funding advances after Zinke, lawmaker spat

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42pm

Funding for a program to preserve the sites where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II has moved forward after becoming the backdrop of a spat between a Hawaii congresswoman and the Interior Department boss.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:39pm

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Latest: Shooting victim 'brain dead;' life support ending

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:32pm

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Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:32pm

A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.

Mom of teenage girl wounded in shooting at Maryland high school says she is brain dead, being taken off of life support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:29pm

Mom of teenage girl wounded in shooting at Maryland high school says she is brain dead, being taken off of life support.

Prosecutors: Uzbek native used codes to hide terror payment

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:25pm

U.S. prosecutors told a jury Thursday that a Philadelphia man frustrated by mistreatment of Muslims used codes and other deception to hide a $300 payment in support of a terrorist group, but defense attorneys said the native of Uzbekistan was only paying down a debt to an acquaintance.

Confusion, relief, anger in 911 calls during missile scare

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:09pm

"Is that missile alert for real?"

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:06pm

A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital.

Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:05pm

A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:02pm

Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state.

Republican subpoenas Justice for Clinton documents

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:55pm

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is subpoenaing documents from the Justice Department as part of the panel's probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The Latest: Protest decries police shooting of unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:46pm

The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):

Driver dead after crashing at California Air Force base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:44pm

A motorist's vehicle burst into flames after it "gained unauthorized access" to the main gate of a Northern California Air Force base, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Evacuations lifted for weary California county

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:42pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):