Mattel Inc. said it has closed two factories in Asia and plans to close one in Canada, as it reduces its sprawling manufacturing footprint to cut costs... The manufacturing overhaul is part of Chief Executive Ynon Kreiz’s plan to turn around and stabilize Mattel, one of the world’s largest toy companies, which has struggled in recent years, from both weak sales in large divisions like Fisher-Price preschool toys and American Girl dolls and the industry upheaval caused by the liquidation of Toys “R” Us.
A gunman opened fire inside a New York City police precinct Sunday morning, striking a police officer in the arm... Reyes said it is unclear if Sunday's shooting is related to Saturday evening's "ambush" on a patrol van in the same area. A man approached the uniformed officers' van just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday and asked for directions when he brandished a gun "without provocation," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Neither officer returned fire... No arrests were immediately made as police launched a manhunt for the gunman.
"While the rally was being held and was peaceful, Portland Police officers stayed away," the police bureau said. "However, some people in the group began acting in a violent, threatening manner against attendees who were legally capturing photos and videos"... According to police, some people used metal-tipped umbrellas to "jab toward people and chase them down the street." Other objects, such as rocks, concrete, batons, cans and food were thrown at members of the public and officers.
It’s a big win for free speech: A lawsuit between a pro-life student group and a university has finally been resolved after a federal judge ruled that the university had discriminated against the group, and a settlement was reached on Tuesday. California State University, San Marcos, agreed to change its policies for student fees and pay more than $240,000 following the federal court’s ruling.
Jacksonville police have arrested Gregory Timm, the suspect accused of using a van to plow through a GOP voter registration tent, narrowly missing volunteers. The victims say the man recorded video of the scene and flipped them off before fleeing. https://t.co/AgJWOlUCX3pic.twitter.com/IXk59OJamO