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February 15, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The next time an iPhone or iPad comes out, you might be able to pick it up at a Staples store. The news was announced over Twitter by a couple of Staples employees, but they may have shared it prematurely. Neither Apple nor Staples have put out a press release, and two of the employees have now removed their tweets from public view. "After Canada, #Apple products are coming to #Staples in US. Great news!" said Regis Mulot , Staples' senior vice president of global human resources, in a tweet that now appears to have been deleted.
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NEWS
February 14, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama today advised men everywhere to "go big" when it comes to Valentine's Day plans for their loved ones. Apparently for him, that includes a love tweet directed at the first lady. The president's campaign Twitter feed included this message this afternoon: "Hey, @MichelleObama: Happy Valentine's Day. " It was signed "-bo," which is meant to signify that the message was, indeed, from the commander in chief himself. Mrs. Obama hasn't responded yet. But she did post yesterday on her own account about the fact that Al Green's hit "Let's Stay Together" was on his campaign playlist this year.
NEWS
May 6, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Tweet from atop Mt. Everest? Yes, you can. Kenton Cool , 37, British mountaineer, alpinist and guide, sent this tweet on Thursday: "@KentonCool: Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!” I couldn't confirm this was the first use of Twitter from the summit of the world's highest mountain, but like Kenton's last name, the hook-up was definitely ... cool. And you guessed it: Samsung funded his expedition to the world's highest peak.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Chris Foster
College athletics and social media outlets have been a hoot. Where else can you go to find out if a receiver is unhappy that he doesn't get enough passes? Or to read that a point guard hates all the haters? So it should come as no surprise that college compliance offices have become active in this realm. UCLA's compliance office launched its twitter.com site with a post Oct. 7, Make sure to follow @UCLACompliance for the latest NCAA and Pac-12 Compliance news, interpretations, reminders and rules education!
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
St. Louis Rams officials released a statement Tuesday distancing the team from former player Ty Nsekhe, who appeared to be bashing the military Monday on Twitter. "On Monday, numerous media outlets published reports regarding comments made on Twitter by Ty Nsekhe, a former Rams offensive lineman. Many of these reports mistakenly identified Nsekhe as a current member of the Rams organization. Nsekhe was released by the team on August 31, 2013 and no longer has any affiliation with the St. Louis Rams," the statement said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Kim Kardashian tweeted -- and then deleted -- after the Casey Anthony verdict. ( Los Angeles Times ) Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central roast is deliberately scheduled on the same night as Ashton Kutcher's "Two and a Half Men" debut. ( Los Angeles Times ) Paris Hilton's stalker was arrested outside her home. Again. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Inception" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is collaborating on a crowd-sourced story book.
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Elkington must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. The 51-year-old former PGA Championship winner appears to be the first famous athlete to make inappropriate comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, the NFL prospect who came out publicly as gay two weeks ago. ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing ..... - Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine....
NEWS
June 19, 2013 | Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings apologized on Twitter on Wednesday after he posed for a photograph with firefighters wearing Mexican sombreros and fake oversized mustaches in front of a taco stand at a recent benefit event. The Hope for Firefighters event was held downtown and featured firefighters who cooked food and, in some cases, dressed in costumes. "I sincerely apologize for any insensitivity or disrespect to anyone offended by posing for the photo from the Hope for Firefighters event," Cummings said in a tweet.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
What's going on with Amanda Bynes? The onetime child star has been sharing her inner thoughts on Twitter, and boy does it look hazy in there. She also seems to have a thing, to say the least, for rapper Drake. Up till now, the retired "Easy A" actress has had her share of legal woes involving alleged hit-and-runs and driving without a license. She's reached out via Twitter to President Obama to fire a cop who pulled her over, and her reported antics at a tanning salon - she denied the episode - definitely raised eyebrows.
NEWS
January 2, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
Packing for a trip to the beach in Western Australia? Be sure to include your smartphone, and don't forget to check Twitter to see what the sharks are up to while you're there. Scientists have found a way, essentially, to have sharks let you know when they're close to the beach. They've tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that trigger a computer alert when a shark comes within about a mile of a beach. The computer then generates a tweet on the Twitter account of Surf Life Saving in Western Australia ( @SLSWA )
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