Toys "R" Us, the largest U.S. toy retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just ahead of the holiday shopping season.Nearly 1,600 stores and 64,000 workers »
A refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city’s third night of unrest. The phrase was chanted twice, reported David Carson, a photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Hurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.
The British tabloid The Daily Mail was forced to run a lengthy statement acknowledging the inaccuracies of a story it claimed to be “the biggest scientific scandal since ‘Climategate.’” The publication “failed to take care over the accuracy of the article” or correct “significantly misleading statements,” according to a statement released this week from the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), a media watchdog in the United Kingdom. Convinced that NOAA cooked its books, Rep. Smith pounced on the opportunity.
Kevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt. Law enforcement told TMZ that an anonymous person reached out to Hart's team and demanded "eight figures" in exchange for a video of Hart and a woman in a "sexually provocative situation." Another clip shows a bedroom where it appears that people are engaging in sexual activity, but their faces are not shown. Although Hart sources didn't confirm if he is the person in the bedroom, they did tell TMZ that the video was recorded on an iPhone propped up against an object, and recording sexual activity without consent is illegal.
President Donald Trumpdemanded an apology from ESPN after the network’s Jemele Hill called him a “white supremacist.” But CNN anchor Don Lemon told TMZ Sports that Trump ought to rethink that: “I think when the president worked for NBC at ‘The Apprentice
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took on climate change deniers in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastating entire regions of Texas, Florida and other parts of the gulf. Tyson became visibly frustrated when discussing those who “cherry pick” scientific facts -- including the media -- simply to deny the existence of man-made global warming. "Fifty inches of rain in Houston! This is a shot across our bow, a hurricane the width of Florida going up the center of Florida! Tyson exclaimed, in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.
A 10-year-old boy, whose family was left without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, was killed in a mobile home fire in Florida Thursday, according to reports. A neighbor told Fox News that a candle may have started the fire that killed Matthew Aaron Nicklin and injured his 1-year-old brother in Marion County. “From the point of view of the fire department, the cause of that fire is under investigation,” Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman James Lucas said.
The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday awarded Boeing a contract worth just less than $600 million to begin the preliminary design of the next Air Force One planes. As the Republican presidential candidate, President Donald Trump critiqued the cost of the program, bringing much public attention to one of the Air Force’s smaller procurement efforts.
A longtime reporter-videographer at an Albuquerque TV station has died after the news helicopter he was piloting crashed and burned in a field near a New Mexico ghost town, authorities said Sunday. Bob Martin, 64, was pronounced dead at the crash scene Saturday night, according to New Mexico State Police. The Bell B206 helicopter was destroyed, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford.
A 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks. Kenneth Gleason, who is white, was jailed Sunday on unrelated drug charges, The Associated Press reported. “There is a strong possibility that it could be racially motivated,” Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely told the AP.
As the Islamic State group seems to crumble across Syria, a top Russian commander points to a pulverised tank once used by the jihadists as proof of his country's essential role in their demise. In recent months, Syrian troops have rolled IS back in the country's northern province of Aleppo, Hama and Homs in the centre, and most recently, Deir Ezzor in the east. Jihadists would pack anti-tank mines and TNT into the vehicles, retrofit them with protective armour, then detonate them at Syrian army positions.
Mario Batali, the man behind the Eataly empire, owner of several restaurants across the globe and the person responsible for buying most of the world’s orange Crocs, thinks the minimum wage increase is a bad idea for the restaurant industry. “I know, in San Francisco, a lot of my friends are closing their restaurants because they went from 10 percent margin to 3 percent margin, or from 6 percent margin to 0 percent margin,” Batali said.
Nicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling. In 2015, Isabella got married in a Scientology ceremony. Her mother was allegedly banned from attending, according to press reports at the time.
A missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday addressed a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel.
In many ways, the 69th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony ― aside from an unwelcome cameo from former Press Secretary Sean Spicer ― was a celebration of diversity. In a video posted by Variety, the actor knocked down the idea that an Emmy award could counteract generations of exclusion in the TV industry.
When Richard Moneck’s dog got loose in Florida more than a year ago, he gave up hope that he’d ever see her again. Moneck said the dog, “Relay,” escaped from his dad’s backyard in West Palm Beach in February of 2016.
After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits. "It is a very emotionally draining thing to go through ... the anticipation of what is next and not having control of what is next," Pallot, 73, said in an interview from her cousin's home in Memphis, Tennessee, where her family ended up after first stopping in Atlanta. About 7 million people were asked to evacuate as Irma threatened Florida and the Southeast with strong winds and storm surge that in some places was forecast to push water as high as the rooftops of single-story homes.
Jenkins, 19, went missing Sept. 8. About 100 people, led by Jenkins’ mother, Teresa Martin, gathered Saturday in Douglas Park for a memorial ceremony. After that, 30 attendees marched to the FBI’s Chicago field office seeking to get the bureau to investigate, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week. The photo above was taken when the family arrived in Teknaf, Bangladesh after their boat capsized. “I rushed to the spot and found people crying over the dead body of a child,” Reuters photographer Mohammad Ponir Hossain said.
A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict. Last year's recipients of the award were more than 2,000 volunteers who saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
Blood and embalming fluid leaked from a storage tank onto the street outside a funeral home before it was spotted by passersby. Images showed the mix of blood and formaldehyde as it seeped onto the street behind the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A blockage in the storage tank had caused the leak, which lasted around 20 minutes.
Some weren't sure if Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert would go political for his opening monologue. Colbert eviscerated President Donald Trump with zinger after zinger, leaving the audience -- both live and at home -- somewhere between stunned and in hysterics. "Stranger Things is much less strange than our reality," Colbert continued.
Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday. The former Alabama Supreme Court justice, who is engaged in a heated primary runoff with Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), bemoaned the country’s racial divisions, including those between “reds” and “yellows,” during a campaign speech over the weekend. What changed?” Moore asked in the speech.