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

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the 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.

  • Written by By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and BILL CORMIER , Associated Press

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.


AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city's ship channel.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and FRANK BAJAK , Associated Press

Request denied: States try to block access to public records

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations.


  • Written by By ANDREW DeMILLO and RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press