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  • NEW YORK— A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one judge says would allow any member of a school fraternity to join the lawsuit. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said three former students can sue, in part because the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate intelligence committee is asking President Donald Trump's lawyer to return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after abruptly canceling a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R- N.C., and the panel's top Democrat, Sen. "The committee expects witnesses in this...

  • NEW YORK— In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. Like so many retailers that find it harder to co-exist with Amazon, analysts say Toys R Us needs to improve its online services and offering special...

  • *Operations outside US, Canada not part of bankruptcy. Sept 18- Toys' R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. Toys' R' Us received a commitment for over $3 billion in debtor-in-possession financing...

  • BOSTON— An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for...

  • Sept 18- Toys' R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The retailer's operations outside of the United States and Canada, including about 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnerships in Asia, which...

  • Sept 18- Toys "R" Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by a specialty retailer and casts doubt over the future of the company's approximately 1,600 stores and...

  • Sept 18- Shares of Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc, the two largest U.S. toy makers, fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy protection before the holiday sales season. Reorg Research, which provides news and analysis on the distressed debt market, said on its website that a bankruptcy filing could be made in...

  • Sept 18- Shares of U.S. toy companies Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy protection before the holiday sales season. Reorg Research said a bankruptcy filing could be made in Virginia as soon as Monday. "If there is any kind of bankruptcy filing, it will have a major disruption for...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric— the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic strongholds. According to the most recent IRS...

  • NEW YORK— Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup with a program that pushes Sean Hannity into a direct competition with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Her show, "The Ingraham Angle," will air weekdays at 10 p.m. ET starting Oct. 30. With the departures of Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly over the past year, the vociferous backer...

  • WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve meets this week, it's sure to take account of the economic consequences of two devastating hurricanes. It will also be awaiting an announcement, possibly within weeks, about its own leadership: whether President Donald Trump will ask Janet Yellen to remain Fed chair beyond February, when her term ends.

  • NORFOLK, Va.— The U.S. Navy plans to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard its newer submarines. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, reported Saturday that the Navy's Virginia-class subs don't have a traditional rotating periscope. Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com.

  • FALLS CHURCH, Va.— Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion, with a backdrop of rising global tensions accelerating big deals in the defense sector. The U.S. military on Monday flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. Orbital ATK shareholders will...

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center should pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a forecast on Saturday. "However, an increase in the size of the storm or a westward adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions closer to the Outer Banks"...

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. "However, an increase in the size of the storm or a westward adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions closer to the Outer Banks" off...

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. As a large cyclone, Jose could also affect the Virginia- to- New-England area, especially if it deviates from its forecast track, the NHC said.

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

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