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Where Old Mall Stores Move Out, Amazon Looks to Move In

Retailer is in talks to turn old Sears, JC Penney sites it helped drive out into fulfillment centers

(Newser) - That depressing, empty Sears or JC Penney at your local shopping mall? Amazon may soon turn it into a fulfillment center. Simon Property Group Inc., the largest mall owner in the US, is in talks with the online retailer on the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports. If the deal... More »

Shooting at Shopping Mall: The Gunfire 'Just Kept Going'

8-year-old killed, 3 others hurt in Hoover, Alabama; no word on motive or who's responsible

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria, per the AP . The police chief said a girl and... More »

How 49 Malls Will Manage to Open by Monday

Simon Property Group reopening them in 10 states

(Newser) - Some of the urinals will apparently be taped off, but shoppers in 10 states should be able to return to 49 malls operated by Simon Property Group between Friday and Monday. Several media outlets have obtained an April 27 memo put out by the company and shared with retailers that... More »

Thai Man Kills 20 in Rampage Sparked by 'Financial Dispute'

Thai suspect reportedly stole weapons, Humvee from army base before heading to mall

(Newser) - A mass shooting at various sites in Thailand has left at least 20 dead and 31 injured, with the gunman still on the loose, police say. The New York Times reports the shootings took place in Korat, located to the northeast of Bangkok in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. The gunman,... More »

'Extremely Unique' Mall Now Open for Business—Kind Of

Owners of American Dream in New Jersey want it to compete with Disney, other tourist attractions

(Newser) - Fifteen years after construction first began, the Xanadu mall is open. Except the new name for the "extremely unique" $5 billion project in East Rutherford, NJ, is American Dream, and publicists prefer to call it not a mall, but a "style and entertainment destination." The grand opening... More »

Cops: Man Drove Through Mall After 124 Online Searches

Javier Garcia charged with terrorism after Sept. 20 incident near Chicago

(Newser) - A 22-year-old man who allegedly drove his SUV into an Illinois mall on Sept. 20 has been charged with terrorism, police announced Sunday. Javier Garcia allegedly entered the Sears store at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, left without purchasing anything, then returned in his SUV four minutes later and crashed... More »

He Fell Outside Mall Store. The Shooter Kept Going

Suspect Jakharr Williams at large after Monday shooting near Chicago

(Newser) - Authorities are seeking a man suspected of fatally shooting a teenager and wounding a bystander at a suburban Chicago mall, reports the AP . Orland Park police say the suspect and the victim were involved in "an altercation" before the Monday shooting at Orland Square Mall. Police say the suspect... More »

Huge NYC Arson May Have Been Unusual Revenge

Homeless man allegedly set fire after being booted from sleeping spot

(Newser) - Fire officials believe a homeless man ignited a seven-alarm blaze that ripped through a parking garage at a Brooklyn shopping mall Monday, leaving more than two dozen people injured. Six civilians and 22 of more than 250 responding firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion, after plumes... More »

Florida Mall to Be America's Biggest—by a Long Shot

You'll definitely need a map

(Newser) - In an era of shuttered shopping malls, the biggest one in America is set to be built. Officials in Florida's Miami-Dade County last month approved zoning changes for a 6.2-million-square-foot shopping and entertainment center on a 174-acre site off the Florida Turnpike, complete with an indoor water park,... More »

Nearly Killed by Shopping Cart, Woman Gets $45M

Marion Hedges was hit by cart tossed from an overpass at Manhattan mall

(Newser) - A woman who was nearly killed when two boys tossed a shopping cart from an overpass at a Manhattan mall has just been awarded $45 million. A jury this week awarded 53-year-old Marion Hedges the money seven years after the incident at the East River Plaza Mall left her with... More »

Cops: Man Died After Climbing Inside Women's Bathroom Wall

Calgary mall death ruled accidental

(Newser) - Police in Calgary have ruled out foul play in a gruesome find behind a wall of a mall bathroom —but there are still some unanswered questions. Police say a man in his 20s died after climbing inside the wall of a women's bathroom and becoming stuck, but they'... More »

Ohio Woman Allegedly Came On to Easter Bunny

54-year-old made lewd comments, was arrested for drunkenness: cops

(Newser) - Beware of furry fanatics if you plan to dress up this Easter. Ohio police say a 54-year-old woman got a hare, er, hair too excited about meeting the Easter Bunny at a Mansfield park on Saturday. While posing for a photograph, Ladonna Hughett made several lewd comments to the costume... More »

Locals Say Moore Was Banned From Mall for Harassing Girls

Despite denial, he appears to have signed latest accuser's yearbook

(Newser) - After a woman came forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a 16-year-old waitress, he issued another denial, saying he didn't know her or the restaurant she worked in—but her yearbook appears to tell a different story. Beverly Young Nelson showed reporters a... More »

China Introduces 'Husband Storage' Pods in Mall

Tiny rooms with gaming consoles let users play retro games

(Newser) - For men who are willing to accompany their wives to the mall but not actually inclined to shop with them, a mall in Shanghai has devised a novel answer: "husband storage" pods replete with retro video games from the 1990s, reports the BBC . The Global Harbor mall currently offers... More »

Woman's Warning About Windshield Shirt Goes Viral

Michigan's Ashley Hardacre thinks it was planted there to lure her out of car

(Newser) - Who drives around with a shirt draped over their windshield? A 19-year-old in Michigan did, and now her tale—which includes a chilling warning—has gone viral. WDAF reports Ashley Hardacre had just finished up working an evening shift at Flint's Genesee Valley Center on Thursday and had gotten... More »

5 Killed as Plane Crashes Into Mall

4 Americans, Aussie pilot die in Melbourne crash

(Newser) - An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in Melbourne, police say. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the... More »

Foreclosed Mall Sold for $100

Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills' previous owners owed $143M

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for just $100. Wells Fargo Bank was owed the money from a 2006 loan and submitted the winning—and only bid—for the 1.1 million-square-foot Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills on... More »

Brawls Shut Down Malls Across US

In multiple incidents, fights led to stampedes

(Newser) - The day the Canadians call Boxing Day was more like Brawling Day in the US, with fights and other disturbances shutting down malls across the country Monday. In several incidents, fights in food courts or other areas of crowded malls led to chaos as rumors spread of shots being fired.... More »

Germany Arrests 2 Over Mall Terror Plot

Kosovo-born brothers accused of plotting attack

(Newser) - Police say that two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion that they were planning an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany. The men, ages 28 and 31, were detained in Duisburg in the industrial Ruhr region early Friday, the AP reports. Authorities suspect that they may have... More »

10 Dead in Shooting at German Shopping Mall

Police believe the lone shooter killed himself

(Newser) - At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected shooter, following a shooting at a mall Friday evening in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. The shooting started around 6pm local time at a McDonald's inside Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. According to CNN , witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near... More »

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