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  • Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game’s eight-year history. Game developer Zynga told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is adding 50,000 internet slang words, including BFF, fitspo, delish, FOMO, hangry, kween, smize, TFW, turnt, werk, yas — as well as bae and bestie. Gurpreet Singh, director of product for the Scrabble-esque game, […]

  • 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. The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys ‘R’ Us to work with its creditors on restructuring the debt beleaguering it. And it emphasized that its stores worldwide will serve customers while it works […]

  • Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student; 3 arrests

      ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia Tech issued alerts urging students to shelter indoors Monday night because of violent protests. Video posted on […]

  • Hundreds of protesters gather outside St. Louis Police Department

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Several hundred protesters observed six minutes of silence in front of the St. Louis Police Department, then chanted “stop killing us” as officers looked on from headquarters windows. Protesters said Sunday that the six-minute silence symbolizes the six years between the death of Anthony Lamar Smith and the acquittal […]

  • Suspect arrested in London subway attack

    LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the London subway attack. Police say the man has been arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover on the English Channel. Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu says that it’s a “significant arrest.” He said the investigation is ongoing and the terror threat level remains at “critical.” The man is being held for questioning under the Terrorism Act. He has not been […]

  • Latest: Businesses, schools close in downtown St. Louis as crowds gather to protest ex-officer’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (CNN) — Protests broke out in downtown St. Louis on Friday afternoon hours after a judge found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith. “This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense,” St. Louis Circuit […]

  • Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. Frank “FX” Giaccio-On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania & myself, THANK YOU for doing a GREAT job this morning! @NatlParkService gives you an A+! pic.twitter.com/135DxuapUI — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017 President Donald Trump high-fived Frank Giaccio, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church. The White […]

  • Improvised bomb injures 22 on London subway train

    LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the injured is thought to be seriously hurt. Police say the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year. Britain’s domestic spy agency is helping out in the investigation. Police were alerted to an incident at 8:20 a.m. local time (0720GMT) after commuters reported a noise and a […]

  • 1 soldier killed, 7 others injured in explosion at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) _ A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army’s largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California. The soldiers were taken to several hospitals, including the Womack Army Medical Center on base for treatment, said Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. […]

  • Lady Gaga hospitalized for ‘severe pain’, pulls out of Rock in Rio performance

    NEW YORK (AP) – Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing “severe physical pain” and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body and asked fans for their “grace and understanding.” Brazil, I'm devastated that I'm not well enough 2 come to Rock In Rio. I would do […]

  • Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

    Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. She calls the transplant “what I needed to do for my overall health.” I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting […]

  • What happened at dinner? President, Dems don’t see eye to eye

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday denied an assertion by the Democratic leaders in Congress that they had an agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America and to bolster U.S.-Mexico border security, but without his coveted wall for now. “No deal was made last night on DACA,” Trump said in an early morning tweet about the program put in place under the Obama administration program. No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive […]