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In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, photo provided by Leah Sharkey, her son and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Alex Schlottag pose for a photo, west of Sandusky, Ohio. The Ohio state trooper reunited the young boy with his favorite stuffed toy,

Trooper reunites boy with favorite stuffed toy, 'booboo'

Dec. 31, 2019 7:22 PM EST

An Ohio state trooper reunited a young boy with his favorite stuffed toy, ‘booboo’, that was dropped out of a car window on a highway. Leah Sharkey shared on Facebook that she was driving on the Ohio Turnpike on Sunday when she heard her 3-year-old son screaming from the backseat about his toy...

Sex toy an electronics show award finalist after controversy

Dec. 30, 2019 12:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sex toy that can be controlled through a mobile app is a finalist for the Last Gadget Standing award at CES 2020, an electronics show in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the device created by California-based startup Lioness is up for the honor a year following a...

In this Dec. 18, 2019 photo, Boone Donley, 9, poses for a portrait in Casper, Wyo. Donley created the program

Wyoming boy starts anti-bullying effort, toy drive

Dec. 25, 2019 10:28 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Out of nowhere, Boone Donley starts making little “woop” “woop” woop” noises. He’s sitting in a plush white chair in the corner of the room, rosy-cheeked and composed. His felt cowboy hat rests brim-up in his lap. “That’s what...

FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, DaBaby performs

Rapper DaBaby handcuffed, given pot citation after concert

Dec. 24, 2019 12:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was handcuffed and cited on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in North Carolina hours after he performed a concert and gave away toys to children. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, on counts of...

In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, children ride scooters on an elevated loop, at Camp toy store in New York. Camp, which was founded last year, not only sells toys but has also workshops and interactive areas for children. The concept is expanding to other locations and is the latest offering in experiential retail. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Toy stores hope playtime inside their shops leads to sales

Dec. 20, 2019 9:43 AM EST

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Jaelyn Farrell climbed into a tree fort, played in fake sand and pushed around a “Paw Patrol” toy car. But the 8-year-old wasn't at a playground or a friend's house. She was at the mall in a new Toys R Us. The chain, relaunched for this holiday shopping season after...

Toys donated for needy children stolen from Miami school

Dec. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Good Samaritans have stepped up to replace toys for needy children that were inside a trailer stolen from outside a school near Miami. Thieves took the trailer early Monday morning, said Dr. Mayra Constantino, principal of St. Kevin Catholic School. She says video surveillance showed the...