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2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle
The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.
4 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles
Activists say they hope for "a world safe from the ravages of climate change," as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue. "Together, we'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach," organizers of the People's Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept.
8 hrs ago | Manchester Journal
The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.
10 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer
Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," he said.
14 hrs ago | WPXI
Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names. That policy has several performers from the drag and burlesque communities up in arms after the social network forced them to change their profile names.
When you rent a DVD, do you ever watch the bonus features that give glimpses of how the movie was made? Against your better judgment, do you stop changing television channels when the program "Behind the Music" is on? In my case, the answers are "yeah" and "heck yeah." I am not sure whether it is good or bad but from the youngest age, I always wanted to know what was behind the curtain.
Most companies have linked their websites and online newsrooms to their social channels, but they haven't socialized their news releases so they appeal to interested audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. Marketwired's new tip sheet, " Five Tips for Socializing Your News Release ," offers strategies for extending the reach and life of a story and changing the way it's perceived by people based on the social channels they frequent.
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High water on the Skunk River has prompted the Henry County Conservation Department to close its South Shore and Waterworks ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook. 2. Comments containing words in Facebook's blacklist will be held for moderation.
The Whitby to York Rail link group on Facebook has nearly 800 members as they attempt to lobby Network Rail and get trains back on the tracks. A petition has also been set up as the campaigners hope to improve environmental and economical benefits for the whole of North Yorkshire and boost job prospects and tourism by speeding up journey times to larger cities.
A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according to the doctor's lawyer. "Dr. Visnich put on layoff status so this poor woman didn't have to worry about showing up at work after going through chemo, and would still have a source of income," Larry Kelly, Visnich's family attorney, told CNN.
A Gold Coast City councillor says she's been threatened with gang rape and death over a proposed mosque, and Facebook is protecting the identity of her tormentors. Chris Robbins says she has spent several weeks trying to get the social media site to reveal the identity of the creators of the "Stop the Mosque at Currumbin" page after it used a photo of her as its profile picture, claiming she was receiving money from unspecified Islamic backers, a claim she denies.
A Durham father says a representative for Facebook contacted him Wednesday to offer him an apology and $10,000 worth of ad money after he says the social networking site rejected an ad because it deemed a photo of his 2-month-old son "scary, gory or sensational." Kevin Bond, who moved his family from Atlanta to Durham in August to be closer to his son at Duke Children's Hospital, said he received a call from a representative for Facebook after his story received a flurry of media coverage.
Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius being cleared of murder by the judge in his trial on Thursday left many people in shock and they took to social networking sites to voice their disappointment for the same. A shocked Twitter user posted that Pistorius has been found 'not guilty?' adding that he killed his girlfriend and questioned if this was a sick joke.
It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.
Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of "SNL," the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for "SNL" last season, had joined Stewart's Comedy Central show earlier this year.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:28 pm
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