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Parents of Aurora theater killer plead for son’s lifeDetroit Free PressDENVER – In a letter to prosecutors released Friday, the parents of accused Aurora movie theater killer James Holmes are asking for his life to be spared. Holmes faces the death penalty in connection with the 12 shooting deaths at a suburban Denver movie …Parents of James Holmes, alleged Colorado shooter, say he shouldn’t get the …VoxJames Holmes Shouldn’t Be Sentenced To Death And ‘Not A Monster,’ Says …Headlines...

Michael Phelps receives suspended sentence in drunk driving caseUSA TODAYBALTIMORE — Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps pleaded guilty Friday to driving under the influence of alcohol and received 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended prison sentence. Phelps was supported in the courtroom by his …Michael Phelps Arrives at CourthouseNBCNews.comOlympian Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUIFox NewsMichael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI, Olympian Placed on 18 Months ProbationE! OnlineMinneapolis Star Tribune...

Christmas Cards Were America’s First Social MediaTIMEMy great-grandmother, who was born in the 1880s, passed away when I was about 11 years old. Looking back, it is fairly obvious now that she was a hoarder on a colossal scale, but since this predated reality television, we tended just to say she was a …and more …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

The Season for Social-Media Self-LoathingNew York MagazineOne of the funniest items to wash up on the shores of my social-media beaches over the last week was the case of Bridget and her hostile Christmas cards. “Bridget,” one of four sisters, used to appear regularly on her parents’ traditional holiday card … …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

8 children killed in northern Australian cityFox NewsDec. 19, 2014: Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia (AP). Eight dead children and a woman suffering from serious stab wounds were found inside a northern Australian …‘Unspeakable Crime': Eight Children Found Dead in Australia HomeNBCNews.comEight Children Found Dead in Tropical Australian City of CairnsBusinessweek8 children killed in home in northern AustraliaChron.comWall Street Journal...

Several ‘high-value’ ISIS leaders killed in Iraq, Pentagon officials sayFox NewsDec. 18, 2014: A member of the Kurdish forces holds up a piece of clothing worn by an Islamic State fighter found inside a makeshift base used in a battle in Kahrez. (AP). U.S. airstrikes have killed several top Islamic State leaders in Iraq in recent weeks, …Air strikes kill Islamic State group leaders in IraqSydney Morning HeraldMultiple IS leaders killed in US airstrikesXinhuaThree top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes:...

6 Must-Have Tools to Boost Your Social-Media ProductivityEntrepreneurThe daily demands of running a business and managing multiple social media accounts can eat up a big chunk of your time. Nearly all marketers use social media in their marketing mix, which means more and more businesses are getting actively involved. …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Leander Police Department embracing social mediaKVUELEANDER – Leander police is using social media to its advantage, getting help from the public in identifying suspects and helping citizens avoid getting tickets. “It’s one way for us to get information out to the community faster and quicker,” said … …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Tennessee town bans negative comments on social mediaThe TennesseanOver the past year, city leaders say their work has been hampered by criticism and lies on social media. At its December meeting, the South Pittsburg City Commission voted 4-1 to approve an “all-inclusive” social networking policy. It applies to all …Tennessee city bans workers from criticizing government on social mediaWashington TimesTennessee City Bans Negative Social Media CommentsGovExec.comTenn. Town Bans Negative Comments On Social MediaMyFox...

Official: North Korea behind Sony hackUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Hours after an announcement that U.S. authorities determined North Korea was behind the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the entertainment company announced it was pulling the release of the film The Interview. The comedy about …Everything you need to know about the Sony hacksThe VergeSony Cyber-Attack Won’t Hurt Japan-North Korea Talks, Suga SaysBusinessweekUS federal investigators link North Korea to Sony hackingToronto StarU-T San Diego -Voice of America...

Cuban-Americans on the Cuba lost and the Cuba that could beWashington PostPresident Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. would seek to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a shift in policy that has electrified this country’s Cuban-American community. Both joy and condemnation filled the air. We reached out to …US Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy RingNew York TimesCuba-US thaw sparks mixed media emotionsBBC NewsHard times and broken families haunt the hope of a new CubaCNNCBC.ca...

Sydney Hostage-taker Failed to Manipulate Social MediaVoice of AmericaSYDNEY—. One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media. After traditional media refused to air or print details of phone calls his hostages made, Man Haron Monis turned to Facebook and YouTube, forcing his captives to …Social media: the hostage that eluded Sydney siege gunmanChicago Tribuneall 13,002 news articles …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

From joy to outrage, Florida’s Cuban-Americans greet new US policyReutersMIAMI (Reuters) – Some Cuban exiles responded with outrage. Others with ecstasy. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century divided America’s 1.5-million-strong Cuban …Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana dealWashington PostCongressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relationsFox NewsObama unveils historic plan to normalize...

US determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movieReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A U.S. government source said investigators had determined North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, “The Interview,” about an assassination attempt on the North …US Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on SonyNew York TimesNorth Korea Behind Sony Hack: US OfficialsNBCNews.comSony Pulls Plug On Controversial New Movie Over ThreatsCBS LocalVoice...

Marketing Gone Wrong: Is Your Social Media Plan Legal?ForbesThis month yet another PR gaffe is making national headlines: the Topps Company (maker of the “Ring Pops” jewel-shaped candy on a plastic ring) may be investigated by the FTC for their most recent social media campaign – #RockThatRock – a promotion … …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

ONTARIO: Man accused of sex crimes, stalking teen on social mediaPress-EnterpriseA 39-year-old Ontario man who authorities said had a year-long sexual relationship with a teenage girl and continued to stalk her through social media after she ended the relationship is in jail with bail set at $1 million. Cesar Garcia was arrested on … …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Obama opens up about being mistaken for valet, waiterNew York Daily NewsPresident Obama revealed how he was mistaken for a valet and a waiter before he became President in a deeply personal interview on race relations in the U.S.. “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is …Obama: I’ve been mistaken for a valet driver, waiterCBS NewsMichelle Obama’s Example of Racism in America: I Was Asked to Get Something …TheBlaze.comObama: As...

Obama to announce historic overhaul of relations; Cuba releases AmericanCNNWashington (CNN) — U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell …US and Cuba, in Breakthough, Resume Diplomatic RelationsNew York TimesWith prisoner release, a momentous shift in US-Cuba relationsMiamiHerald.comUS, Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after...

@MountainViewPD becoming a social media model for police outreachPeninsula PressShino Tanaka sat awake one night in early December glued to her social media feeds, watching demonstrators — as they had in Ferguson and throughout the country — post tweets and videos describing riots against police in nearby Berkeley. “What is …and more …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Mavrck gets $2.5 million for its social media influencer programBetaBostonThe company uses social media influence as a sort of updated take on word-of-mouth marketing. Mavrck’s software allows brands to discover their most influential customers on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media networks and then …and more …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Alleged teen rape spreads on social mediaKRQE News 13ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Several students at an Albuquerque High School are talking about an alleged rape of a teen and whether part of the assault was posted on social media. It started as an Instagram post, saying a 15-year-old Valley High School …Police, APS respond to social media photo of alleged rape victimKOB.comall 7 news articles …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students deadReutersPESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has …Why 132 Dead Kids Might Not Change Pakistan Terrorism PolicyBloombergFunerals Begin for 141 Slain in Taliban Attack on Pakistan SchoolVoice of AmericaDeath toll in Pakistan school attack rises to 145Boston...

Pennsylvania family killings: Suspect found dead; some victims slashedLos Angeles TimesThe body of a man suspected of killing six members of his estranged family was found in the woods half a mile away from his Philadelphia-area home Tuesday afternoon, ending a tense manhunt, officials said. Bradley William Stone appeared to have used …Ex-Marine who killed 6 in suburban Philly found deadNew York Daily NewsUS war vet kills himself, murders familyGlobalPostSuspect in Pennsylvania killings found deadBusiness StandardWall Street...

Getting started on social mediaInman.comIf you’re having trouble deciding which social networks to use to market yourself and your business, you’re not alone. One of the most common (and preventable) mistakes that agents make online is opening up profiles on a plethora of social networks and …and more …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

How to Handle Awkward Holiday Social Media MomentsABC NewsCelebrating the holidays with family, friends and co-workers can be fun until a social media snafu threatens to ruin the holiday merriment. Whether it’s a co-worker who posts a photo of you five eggnogs deep at the office holiday party or the creepy … …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

As surgeon general, Vivek Murthy to focus on health, not gunsDetroit Free PressWASHINGTON – The Senate has approved Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and the gun rights lobby because of his political advocacy work and statements calling guns a public health concern. Murthy, 37 …Mass. doctor Vivek Murthy OK’d as surgeon generalBoston GlobeSenate confirms surgeon general pickSalina.comLGBT Ally, HIV Educator, Dr. Vivek Murthy Named U.S. Surgeon GeneralNewNowNextBostInno...

Bill Cosby hit with new sex assault claim within statute of limitationsSyracuse.comIn this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York. (Victoria Will | Invision via The Associated Press). Print · Ben Axelson | [email protected] By Ben Axelson | [email protected] The Post-StandardCamille Cosby rejects rape allegations, defends husband as ‘kind, generous’Kansas City StarLawyer for Cosby accuser says 2 witnesses corroborate her allegations of …Fox NewsBill Cosby’s...

Law would strengthen social media privacy in workplaceWTSP 10 News“The issue of social media privacy between employers and employees has been taking the nation by storm. It’s growing every single year as a bigger and bigger issue,” said Ryan Cohn, the vice president of social/digital operations at Sachs Media Group.and more …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Proposed law strengthens social media privacy in the work placeFirst Coast News“The issue of social media privacy between employers and employees has been taking the nation by storm. It’s growing every single year as a bigger and bigger issue,” said Ryan Cohn, the vice president of social/digital operations at Sachs Media Group. …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

Sandy Hook victims’ families file lawsuit against gun makerBBC NewsThe families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer. The negligence and wrongful death suit was filed in Connecticut against Bushmaster Firearms …Families of Newtown Victims Sue Gun-maker, SellerWHSVSandy Hook suit seeks to exploit loophole in federal gun lawDanbury News TimesDebunking The “AR-15 Was In The Trunk” Sandy Hook Conspiracy TheoryBearing ArmseNews...

Sony Said to Learn Last Year About Large Network-Security BreachBusinessweekSony Corp. (6758) was warned about a year ago that hackers had infiltrated its network and were stealing gigabytes of data several times a week, underscoring a pattern of lapses predating a recent attack that has spilled Sony Pictures’ secrets onto the …Sony chiefs discussed axeing Andrew Garfield as SpidermanTelegraph.co.ukSony asks media to stop covering hacked emailsFortuneThe strangely muted response to Sony’s hackLos Angeles TimesMiamiHerald.com...

Emma Stone Explains Why She’s Not on Social Media: “It’s This Very Modern …Us MagazineEmma Stone is anti-social — media, that is. Though the Magic in the Moonlight actress once flirted with the idea of having a Twitter account, she quickly abandoned the site. Her character in Birdman, on the other hand, is very socially savvy, and …Social media baffles Emma StoneMalay Mail OnlineEmma Stone continues to shun social media3News NZall 13 news articles …read more From:: Social Media News...

Social Media Trends Set To Dominate 2015Business 2 CommunitySocial Media Trends Set To Dominate 2015 image Social Media Trends The year has come to an end, and with it, countless marketers are reflecting on their accomplishments as a whole, no doubt including how they fared on social media. Changes in the …Faceoff: Website vs Social Media Profile or PageSmall Business Trendsall 9 news articles …read more From:: Social Media News By Google News ...

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ conquers the box officeDeseret NewsThis image released by 20th Century Fox shows Joel Edgerton, left, and Dar Salim in a scene from “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” 20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown, Associated Press. Enlarge photo». Summary. After three weeks of box office dominance, “The …‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ review: Christian Bale swallowed by spectacle in …MLive.comExodus hits No 1 in US despite weak prophet, while Top Five lands at No 4The GuardianMaybe...

Sony Pictures Plans Town Hall as Hackers Promise ‘Christmas Gift to Come’ABC NewsSony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton is holding a town hall meeting with employees today over the company’s leaked emails. The California meeting comes after a recent attack by hackers calling themselves “Guardians of Peace,” with the group releasing …Sony demands halt to reporting from leaked documents, some media outlets sayReutersSony asks media to destroy leaked data as Sharpton meeting loomsPittsburgh Post GazetteWhy Sony...