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In this May 6, 2014 photo, Mark Myers, public information director for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, displays the department's Twitter page on his computer screen, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Okla. sheriff’s tweets among most popular in US

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County’s sheriff wants basketball fans and the Oklahoma City Thunder to know that streaking is illegal — but cheering, loudly, for the NBA team has yet to land anyone in […]

05/16/2014

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow and S&P 500 index close at record levels

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index are closing at record highs Monday as investors regain their appetite for riskier stocks. Twitter was one of the big gainers, rising $1.89, or […]

05/12/2014

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Costa Rica is demanding US explain ‘Cuban Twitter’

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it’s waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret “Cuban Twitter” network from inside the Central American nation’s borders […]

04/24/2014

Ronald McDonald's makeover (Photo credit: McDonald's via Twitter)

Ronald McDonald is hip and he’s lovin’ it

(AP) -Ronald McDonald is going chic. Or, at least he’s certainly trying to. The McDonald’s icon famous for his wild red hair, yellow jumpsuit and floppy shoes, has gotten a makeover from a theatrical stylist […]

04/24/2014

This frame grab from a Twitter post from @OccupyWallStNYC shows a news photo of a New York City police officer wielding a baton during an Occupy Wall Street action in New York. (AP Photo/Twitter)

LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY police backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers […]

04/24/2014

This frame grab from a Twitter post from @OccupyWallStNYC shows a news photo of a New York City police officer wielding a baton during an Occupy Wall Street action in New York. (AP Photo/Twitter)

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting […]

04/23/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, listens as  New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton speaks during his first press conference at police headquarters after de Blasio swore in Bratton at the city's new police commissioner, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NYC police head: We won’t quit social media

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter. But Commissioner William Bratton […]

04/23/2014

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John Daly’s recommendation on Twitter: don’t try this at home

John Daly didn’t play in the Masters last week, but he definitely hit one of the shots of the week. Daly posted a video on social media showing him placing a tee in a woman’s […]

04/16/2014

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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

NEW YORK (AP) — As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct […]

04/09/2014

In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, right, hoists the net with Lacey Holsworth, who was battling cancer, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies (Video)

DETROIT (AP) — When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. When the team rebounded to win the Big Ten tournament, the 8-year-old […]

04/09/2014

A screenshot from the Twitter feed of Mighty Taco.

No tacos for you: NY restaurant chain ‘bans’ Putin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hey Putin, don’t even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo. Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the […]

04/04/2014

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