Ahead Of The Holiday Season, Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The retail landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and Toys 'R' Us has been trying to maintain its foothold in the industry amid a heavy debt load and the rise of online shopping. Late Monday, the largest U.S. toy chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Richmond, Va. It was a move that had been expected. Toys 'R' Us plans to use $3 billion in bankruptcy financing to buy merchandise from vendors and fund operations. The new financing is subject to court approval. As the...

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Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m. as KEDM Policy And A Pint Discusses Workforce Development

90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Workforce Development will be aired on September 19 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. The radio broadcast will feature a discussion on how schools, colleges, and universities in the area are training their students for prospected occupations. Area business leaders joined our discussions and we learned more about their needs. The public forum was held Tuesday, September 12 at Monterrey Grill, 3610 Desiard Street in Monroe. The panelist for the discussion were:...

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'Person Of Interest' In Baton Rouge Homicides Released From Jail

Basetrack began as a place for embedded journalists to post photos. Later it became a social media site where families could keep up with their troops in Afghanistan. Now it has transformed again, into a new way for the most recent generation of veterans to tell the story of their service and survival.

Medical experts are meeting today and tomorrow at the World Health Organization in Geneva to figure out how to test potential Ebola drugs in Africa. In addition to determining which experimental drugs should be the highest priority, the experts are sorting through some difficult ethical issues.

In short, they're trying to figure out how to design tests that will provide the fastest and most trustworthy answers — and yet minimize the need for comparison groups who won't be offered the experimental treatments.

Only twice in American history has a son followed his father into the presidency. The first was John Quincy Adams. The second, George W. Bush, has now written a biography of his father, George H.W. Bush. It's called 41: A Portrait of My Father.

The 43rd president of the United States traces the life of the 41st from his youth in New England through his entry into the Texas oil business, combat during World War II, party politics, diplomacy, the White House, retirement — and skydiving.

I never meant to play you this story. Let me tell you why I had to.

Every so often I record interviews as part of a school benefit. People ask me to question their parents, or grandparents, to preserve family history. The stories that emerge are a little like our series StoryCorps.

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

Humans have never landed anything on a comet's surface. That may change tomorrow.

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is poised to send out a small probe to land on a comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta spent 10 years chasing the comet before arriving in August.

Microsoft — a company most associated with Word documents and Excel spreadsheets — is getting a makeover.

Under new leadership, the software developer is analyzing vast troves of data about its users to create social tools for the workplace. They've got the goods — just think of all those Office emails that bind us together — but the question is, will customers want to cozy up socially with Microsoft, on and off the job?

Old Data, New Strategy

You don't have to be convicted of a crime — or even accused of one — for police to seize your car or other property. It's legal. Several videos online are shedding some light on the controversial practice.

The practice is called civil asset forfeiture, and every year it brings cities millions of dollars in revenue, which often goes directly to the police budget. Police confiscate cars, jewelry, cash and homes they think are connected to crime. But the people these things belong to may have done nothing wrong.

Breast-milk banks are a great way to help babies whose mothers aren't able to breast-feed. Breast milk, in case you didn't know, does a better job than formula at bolstering a baby's immune system, especially if the tot is premature or underweight.

Hopes were raised when the Nigerian military announced a cease-fire last month with the militants of Boko Haram, who have been fighting for years to impose Islamic law on Nigeria.

But the Islamist extremists denied there was a truce and have intensified deadly attacks and kidnappings in recent weeks, seizing territory said to be the size of Maryland and declaring a caliphate in the zone under their control.

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Former Mayoral Candidate Tazed at Walmart

After climbing a display case at Walmart, on Lamy Lane in Monroe, Tremane Gordon, Former Monroe Mayoral candidate, began rapping and dancing. On lookers were disturbed and called the police. Officers tried to verbally subdue Gordon by asking him to get on the ground and surrender several times. Gordon Responded to this by pouring a beer he was drinking on the ground. Police deployed a tazer at him then arrested him. Lieutenant Glenn Kramel, of the Monroe police Department, said the officers...

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