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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...

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...

Pastor: Donated toys tainted by meth lab in church playroom

Dec. 12, 2019 5:43 PM EST

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — Christmas toys donated to a Maine church where a meth lab was discovered in the playroom have been contaminated and cannot be given out to children in need, the church's pastor said. Buxton community members donated two large boxes of toys, but for safety sake, the Buxton United...