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  • Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

    October 13, 2015 9:58 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people. The purge comes two weeks after Twitter brought back one of its... more »
  • Seahawks apologize for tweet comparing MLK, football

    January 19, 2015 5:14 PM

    SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable NFC championship game victory to Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, the national holiday celebrating the slain civil rights leader, the team sent out a Twitter message that said, "We shall overcome." The tweet featured a... more »
  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a message about... more »
  • Nasty Tweet from Russia

    September 16, 2013 7:36 PM

    MOSCOW- A nasty tweet from a prominent member of Russia's Parliament exploited the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexei Pushkov tweeted "nobody's even surprised anymore" by such an attack, which he called "a clear confirmation of American exceptionalsim." He serves as a mouthpiece for the Kremlin's most vocal... more »
  • Lolo Tweets about bobsled crash

    December 4, 2012 10:20 PM

    GERMANY- Former LSU track star Lolo Jones had a brush with disaster while practicing for a bobsled competition. The bobsled crashed with Jones and another person on it. Both were uninjured. Jones Tweeted: "God is real. I saw him today and he said 'come back later.'" Jones... more »
  • Saints tweet that bus egged at Atlanta airport

    November 29, 2012 10:36 AM

    ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints players say their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after they touched down in Atlanta. Tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Will Herring and quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted about the incident Wednesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Saints (5-6) face the... more »
  • France aghast at tweet by leader's partner

    June 12, 2012 8:06 PM

    French President Francois Hollande's girlfriend set the political establishment on its ear with a tweet of support for the man running against the mother of Hollande's children. Valerie Trierweiler's tweet went viral on the internet and dominated news programs. Her message of support for Olivier Falorni is seen as a... more »
  • Weiner resigns in wake of sexting scandal

    June 16, 2011 1:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. The 46-year-old Democrat made the announcement in his home district in New York after two weeks... more »

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