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Kenya military Twitter account hacked

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Twitter account run by Kenya’s military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday No internal military systems were […]

07/21/2014

In this July 20, 1969 photo, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now’s the time to get moonstruck. Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong’s “one small […]

07/17/2014

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Test results letter goes viral

Alison Owen didn’t expect to cry when she opened her 11-year-old son Charlie’s standardized test results on Monday, but that’s exactly what happened. Accompanying the results was a letter from members of the faculty at […]

07/16/2014

German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany’s World Cup victory sets Twitter sports record

NEW YORK (AP) — It won’t be what Brazil’s fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history. The social media company says there were 35.6 […]

07/09/2014

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Twitter’s ‘Hidden Cash’ is returning to Los Angeles

Remember HiddenCash? The anonymous real estate developer with too much money announced on Twitter, plans for another Los Angeles-area money-dispensing trip starting on Thursday. The message comes after Pez dispensers full of money turned up […]

07/07/2014

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

World Cup online: Howard’s saves, streaming frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that’s U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in […]

07/03/2014

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini displays his shoulder showing apparent teeth marks after colliding with the mouth of Uruguay's Luis Suarez during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

World Cup hits online streaming record, buzz soars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Moments after Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez sunk his teeth into an opposing Italian player during Tuesday’s World Cup match-up, brands were using the incident to market burgers on Twitter. Suarez’s mid-game […]

06/27/2014

FAFSA's Tweet on June 24, 2014.

Education Dept. removes tweet with movie scene

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie “Bridesmaids” with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort […]

06/25/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti attending the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup victory party on June 16, 2014 in this video posted on YouTube.

Eric Garcetti shows his excitement for the L.A. Kings

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti was a little overly enthusiastic during the rally celebrating the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory, dropping an F-bomb while addressing thousands of fans at Staples Center, on live […]

06/17/2014

At left: Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Kentucky. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy, File)  At right: Nik Richie, left, owner of the gossip website TheDirty.com, leaves the Federal Courthouse in Covington, Ky., with his lawyer, David Gingra. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)

Gossip site wins appeal of cheerleader’s lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader should not have been allowed to sue an Arizona-based gossip website over online posts about her sexual history, an appeals court ruled Monday in a case watched […]

06/16/2014

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Supreme Court to hear about threats on social media

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a free speech case that will likely have a major impact on social media: When do threatening comments on sites such as Facebook and Twitter cross the line […]

06/16/2014

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Tweet self-propagates through TweetDeck

NEW YORK (AP) — A tweet containing computer code has propagated itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company’s TweetDeck application. In response, Twitter shut down the application’s access to […]

06/11/2014

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