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Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.
A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.
Game one of the World Series begins tonight between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitching and scrappy play by both teams are expected to make the series close.
What's in a name? Bob Peterson President and CEO of the American Royal tells Robert Siegel where the local baseball team got their name and why the main event this week is not at Kauffman Stadium.
The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.
Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read stories about the memorable letters listeners have stored and savored over the years. The call-out was inspired by last week's series on "Letters of Note."