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Parent of Toys R Us teams up with Target to power online biz

Oct. 8, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Toys R Us is turning to a key rival to restart its e-commerce business ahead of the holiday shopping season. Tru Kids Brands is teaming up with discounter Target Corp. to relaunch Toysrus.com, according to a joint release. The site, which launched Tuesday, features...

Man with toy rifle prompts lockdown at 3 Florida colleges

Oct. 4, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say reports of a man with a gun led to the lockdown of three college campuses in South Florida before officers determined that it was nothing more than a toy. Davie police tweeted a picture of the yellow, orange and green plastic rifle early Friday, hours after the campuses of...

Smartphone, Matchbox cars among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Sep. 11, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the...

Norway's highest court: child-like sex dolls violate the law

Sep. 11, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's highest court says it is "beyond doubt" that child-like sex dolls represent the sexualization of children and are a violation of Norwegian law. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the law on sexual offenses against children includes text, images, films and...

Eagles eager to display revamped offense

Sep. 4, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles already had a talented offense before adding DeSean Jackson, Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside in the offseason. It should make Carson Wentz's job easier. "My message to him and really to the team is, let the offense work for you," Eagles...