All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AP’

Fred Durst Would Like to Say He Is NOT Robert Durst

Limp Bizkit frontman and purveyor of fine red hats Fred Durst would like you to know that he is not alleged killer Robert Durst. One set out on a killing rampage, murdering things that many people held near and dear – ruining their lives. And the other one is alleged killer Robert Durst. You might recall that earlier this month, …

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Oops, Robert Durst Is Not a Part of Limp Bizkit, Says AP

If you’ve been awake and breathing for the past two days, you’ve probably been listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album and talking about Robert Durst. Not at the same time, really, but off and on I’m sure. That’s what most of the internet has been talking about since Sunday. Don’t know about you guys. Anyway, this is about Durst, who …

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AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina

A recent AP investigation might change your mind if you think the Haitian farmers acted brashly when they destroyed the seeds Monsanto donated to them as relief from an earthquake. Argentina is, today, the world’s third-largest soy producer, and the thanks in no small part go to American biotechnology firms like Monsanto. But decades of genetically-modified growth accompanied by special …

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AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together

The Associated Press and Meltwater, once bitter legal rivals, have decided to squash their beef, and move forward working together on new products that will benefit both parties. Both (who were suing each other) have elected to cease all litigation between them. Meltwater provides services to business, scanning news from around the world to help its customers track keywords and …

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Some Obama Administration Officials Have Secret Email Addresses [Report]

President Obama’s appointees to various government agencies use a secret email unknown to anyone outside of government, according to a report released today. The AP reports that some of Obama’s appointees, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, were given a secret email address. The news agency discovered the existence of these secret emails after a thorough review …

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Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92

Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a fall. McClure reported for the Associated Press for decades, with much of that time spent as an overseas correspondent. He …

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AP Twitter Hack Gets The NMA Treatment

Though Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that sent U.S. markets into a freefall is no laughing matter, our favorite Taiwanese animators over at NMA do their best to make it entertaining. According to NMA’s take on the event, the fake attack on the White House signaled by the bogus tweet has something to do with flatulence. The video …

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AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP Twitter account tweeted: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” This was quickly confirmed by …

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AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion

Two explosions have not rocked the White House and President Obama is not injured. But if you follow the Associated Press’ official Twitter account, you might have seen some disturbing news to the contrary. Earlier this afternoon, the AP’s official Twitter account, @AP, tweeted this: Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured. It was quickly …

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AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term

The AP, apart from being a news organization, also publishes a highly influential stylebook used by schools and journalists across the country. And they have just made a pretty significant change to it. Starting now, the AP Stylebook no longer supports the use of “illegal immigrant” to describe people living in the country illegally. In fact, the AP Stylebook no …

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Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines

Search engines and fair use suffered a legal blow this week, as a judge sided with the Associated Press in its ongoing case against Meltwater, a service that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. Essentially, Meltwater’s service displays content with links and snippets in a similar format to Google News and …

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Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater

A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …

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