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March 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toy R Us, has died at age 94, a week after the iconic chain he started six decades ago announced it will shut down its stores across the U.S. Toy R Us confirmed Lazarus' death in a statement Thursday. The statement said, "...
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In this undated photo released by Edelman, U.S. Starbucks Coffee Company displays a new Crystal Ball Frappuccino Purple beverage. (Courtesy of Edelman via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 1:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, thirsty for some social media magic, is releasing its latest sugary concoction: the fortune-telling Crystal Ball Frappucino. The sparkling candy sprinkles-festooned drink will be available for five days in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It follows similar limited-time...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, Belgian fashion designer Kris van Assche waves after the presentation of Dior's men's fall-winter 2015/2016 collection presented in Paris, France. Christian Dior has announced on Monday, March 19, 2018 that its long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche is to leave the Parisian fashion house. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
March 19, 2018 - 7:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior has announced that its long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche is to leave the Parisian fashion house. Van Assche, a 41-year-old Belgian, whose minimalist, urban aesthetic has garnered praise during his 11-year tenure at Dior, is one of Paris fashion's most...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior has announced that its long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche is to leave the Parisian fashion house. Van Assche, a 41-year-old Belgian, whose minimalist, urban aesthetic has garnered praise during his 11-year tenure at Dior, is one of Paris fashion's most...
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File- This Feb. 13, 2018, file photo shows Evangeline Wendt, 7, right, visiting with a golden retriever named Tank during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Retrievers have never fared well at America’s most prestigious dog show at the Westminster Kennel Club. But retrievers everywhere can wag their tails proudly after the underdog UMBC Retrievers pulled off a stunning upset in the NCAA basketball tournament by beating top-seeded Virginia. The mascot for UMBC is a Chesapeake Bay retriever, the state dog of Maryland.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm
They're now at the top of the Bark Bracket. Very good dog, you Retrievers! In a sport full of Bulldogs, Huskies and Terriers, a new breed is suddenly ruling the NCAA basketball tournament — and beyond. All thanks to those underdogs at UMBC. "How 'bout those Retrievers?" dog expert David Frei raved...
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In this March 1, 2018 photo, Rick Thompson, clockwise from bottom left, Keith Baskerville and Xavier Baskerville smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 15, 2018 - 1:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary's marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. "There's nothing like this in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, Claudia Shiffer, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen on the catwalk at the end of the Versace women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy. Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Arman, Hugo Boss among others. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
March 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MILAN (AP) — Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss among others. The Humane Society, which campaigns against the sale of fur, welcomed the decision Wednesday, noting that "Versace is a massively influential luxury...
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A man walks in front of the Toys R Us store at a shopping mall in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S. stores will finalize the downfall of the chain and force toy makers and landlords to scramble for alternatives. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
March 15, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 12, 2018. Organised by The Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
March 15, 2018 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Well, that's a relief. Queen Elizabeth II has given her formal consent to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The British monarch has issued a declaration consenting "to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2015, file photo, a traveler walks past a sign advertising a Delta Air Lines credit card at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Airline credit cards and premium travel credit cards typically charge annual fees, but you can offset that cost if the card offers free checked bags or travel credits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 15, 2018 - 10:05 am
If you've been stuck in that familiar post-holidays, pre-summer travel dry spell, chances are you've had your spring break dates circled on the calendar for some time. You've likely already set your destination and bought your tickets, but there are still ways you can save money on your trip,...
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