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Absolutely no one believes Eric Bledsoe's salon excuse, but it makes for an A+ meme.

When Phoenix Suns' point guard Eric Bledsoe got in trouble over a tweet, he tried to use a trip to the hair salon as an excuse. The team's general manager didn't buy it, but the internet ate it up, Photoshopping Bledsoe's face into a salon chair and having at it with the hair jokes. After the pro baller wrote "I Dont wanna ...

- Mashable! - US

Julian Assange takes to Twitter to talk #MeToo.

Julian Assange, the whistleblower once accused of rape, compared the men accused by sexual assault victims in the #MeToo campaign to black men being lynched after being wrongly accused of raping white women....

- The Raw Story - US

Robot detective game 'Subsurface Circular' is out on iPad.

We've been excited about Mike Bithell's surprise indie game, Subsurface Circular, since it released months ago. The developer of Thomas Was Alone and Volume stealthily made the science fiction text adventure game for iOS after he asked Twitter follow...

- Engadget - US

10 facts about San Francisco's train system to read on your commute.

Paid Content by SamsoniteThe Bay Area includes 101 cities, 9 counties, and more than 7 million people. While most folks travel from near and far within the area, you'd be surprised to know that there isn't one transit system that covers the entire Bay Area. That means commuting requires creativity, commitment, and patience ...

- Mashable! - US

The New Yorker's latest Trump cover is a spooky nightmare.

The New Yorker has thrown shade at Donald Trump before, but this week's offering is something else entirely. The magazine gave us a preview of the cover of its final issue of the month - entitled "October Surprise" - Monday and it's a scary one. SEE ALSO: Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a ...

- Mashable! - US

James Comey reveals his secret Twitter account.

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Amazon wants you to know it received a lot of bids for HQ2.

Amazon is looking for a location for its new headquarters, and everyone wants them. Amazon is so popular it feels like it’s about two minutes away from getting nominated to homecoming court and trying to make this the Best. Prom. Ever! In a recent tweet, the company announced that it has received 238 ...

- Fast Company - US

Trump disputes widow's account of call, says it was 'respectful conversation'.

In an interview with Good Morning America' Monday morning, Myeshia Johnson recounted her condolence call from the president last week, saying Trump struggled to recall her husband's name. The president soon took to Twitter to disagree.

- Yahoo! News - US

Did Twitter's 'Reinhold Niebuhr' Just Out Himself as James Comey?.

Over the past several months, there has been speculation that the recently-unlocked Twitter account Reinhold Niebuhr was actually former FBI Director James Comey.

- Mediaite - US

'Bravo Megyn Kelly': Twitter Applauds Ex-Fox News Host For Calling Out Bill O'Reilly.

"Bravo to Megyn and all the women everywhere shining a light on the misogynistic ugliness that has been going on for far too long."

- Mediaite - US

James Comey confirms Twitter account that was anonymous.

James Comey has been using an anonymous Twitter account, according to a journalist and friend of the former FBI director.

- UPI - US

Former FBI chief James Comey reveals his secret Twitter account

James Comey, the former head of the FBI, has finally blown his own online cover, confirming the existence of his secret Twitter account."Goodbye Iowa. On the road home," he wrote, alongside a photograph showing him standing in the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump tweeted about the NFL and national anthem 37 times in a month

Pool/Getty It has been one month since President Donald Trump began his pointed Twitter criticisms of the NFL. NFL-related tweets account for 12% of Trump's timeline over the past 30 days. He has attacked the NFL for a number of perceived failings, including a lack of respect for the American flag and the league's ...

- Business Insider - US

Tipu's descendants mull legal action against Hegde

A tweet by Union Minister of State for Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde has irked descendants of Tipu Sultan here so much that they are mulling legal action against the minister for his comments.The descendants said on Monday they are not only deeply pained by the minister's tweet, but are also humiliated."We will convene ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tries to take a tax Twitter poll and anger ensues

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked Twitter Sunday night what they would do with the possible additional $4,000 that the average American would get with President Donald Trump's …...

- The Raw Story - US

James Comey's alleged secret Twitter account may have been confirmed

Former FBI Director James Comey, who's maintained a relatively low profile following his dismissal by President Donald Trump in May, appeared in a curious photo that surfaced on a Twitter account to which he is allegedly tied....

- The Raw Story - US

Yeah, that secret Twitter account actually does belong to James Comey

Twitter's about to get even more interesting for Donald Trump. After a Gizmodo article published in March prompted months of speculation as to whether or not former FBI Director James Comey has a secret Twitter account, the rumors have finally been put to rest. Yes everyone, today it was revealed that Twitter user Reinhold ...

- Mashable! - US

NFL anthem protests have become one of Trump's most popular Twitter subjects

During a rally in Alabama in late September, President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest the national anthem, saying he wished NFL owners would "fire" the players and say "Get that son of a b---- off the field right now." That speech set off a firestorm and in the 30 days since, the topic has become Trump's ...

- Business Insider - US

McCain decries 'disgraceful' draft dodging, chastises Trump for continuing feud over Gold Star widow call

Screenshot/Twitter via @TheView Sen. John McCain weighed in on President Donald Trump's controversy surrounding a condolence call he made to the widow of US Army Sgt. La David Johnson. Appearing alongside his daughter on "The View", McCain also demanded more information on the ambush that left Johnson and three others dead. ...

- Business Insider - US

Former FBI director James Comey has been confirmed as the owner of this secretive Twitter account

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The @FormerBu Twitter account that has been active since March has been confirmed to belong to former FBI Director James Comey. The account shows Comey in Iowa, raising speculation he may be running for president in 2020. An anonymous Twitter account with 39,000 followers but only 6 tweets was ...

- Business Insider - US

Brexit: Dinner leaks, Twitter spats and a plea for certainty

As aides and reporters battled on Twitter over leaks from a Brexit dinner between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker, British business lobbies called on their government to provide clarity.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Soldier's widow angry that Trump didn't know her husband's name

The widow of a fallen soldier reproached President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he'd been "very respectful" and spoke the name "without hesitation."

- Stars and Stripes - US

Everton striker Wayne Rooney 'hung like a ogre' claims party girl Laura Simpson

Officer worker, who previously said nothing sexual happened between her and married footballer, claims it was a friend who made the lewd claims on Twitter.

- - UK

SportPesa forced to delete Arsenal tweet

Tweet seemingly celebrated Arsenal's 5-2 win at Goodison Park on Sunday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Descendents of Tipu mull legal action against Hedge

A tweet by Union Minister of State for Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde has irked the descendants of Tipu Sultan here so much that they are mulling legal action against the minister for his comments.The descendants said on Monday they are not only deeply pained by the minister's tweet, but are also feeling humiliated."We ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

CNN's new ad uses fruit to attack Trump's bogus 'fake news' claims

President Trump has slammed a whole host of news organizations as being "fake news," but his favorite target of all is CNN. On Monday, the network responded to Trump's allegations in no uncertain terms with a new ad: New CNN ad. — Yashar Ali October 23, 2017 "This is an apple," the ad explains, ...

- The Week - US

The New Yorker's new cover imagines Trump as an unsettlingly creepy circus clown

It's possible that when artist Carter Goodrich set out to design this week's cover of The New Yorker, he didn't mean to craft an image that would haunt your dreams. But alas, that's precisely what he did: This week's cover, "October Surprise," by Carter Goodrich: — The ...

- The Week - US

Trump isn't threatening to fire Mueller on Twitter anymore thanks to his lawyer

Nine months into his administration, President Trump's tweets have fallen into a familiar topical groove: Trump's suffering at the hands of the media, his suffering at the hands of Democrats, his suffering at the hands of Republicans, his suffering at the hands of the basic constitutional structure of governance of the ...

- The Week - US

Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Fake news purveyors have repeatedly promoted tweets from a Twitter account that was run by Russian operatives, often framing their articles directly around the account. In September, Facebook announced that a Russian firm tied to the Kremlin, the Internet Research Agency, had bought at least ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Twitter Attacks Revenge Porn and Hate Speech

Twitter says it will remove revenge porn -- 'non-consensual nudity' -- even before victims know it is posted. It's a great idea, but how is that going to work? Like, how will Twitter know if something is "non-consensual" without the victim saying so? However it happens, it'll be interesting.......

- FindLaw - US

Trump disputes widow's assertion that he couldn't remember slain soldier's name

President Donald Trump on Monday denied that he had trouble recalling the name of Army Sgt. La David Johnson during a phone call with the slain soldier's widow, disputing her assertion that he had struggled to remember the sergeant's name during a condolence conversation.I had a very respectful conversation with the widow ...


Yemeni Journalist Says US Visa Approved After 2 Denials

Prominent Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser says she has obtained a visa to enter the United States, after twice being denied, so she can accept an award next month from the Committee to Protect Journalists. "We did it! I got the visa!" Nasser wrote on Twitter. She added an embassy officer said the visa was being granted "this ...

- Voice of America - US

Journalist With Russia's Ekho Moskvy Stabbed, Hospitalized

An unidentified male assailant has rushed into the Moscow headquarters of news radio station Ekho Moskvy and stabbed a deputy editor in chief and anchor, Tatyana Felgengauer. Ekho Moskvy editor in chief Aleksei Venediktov wrote on Twitter that the attacker struck Felgengauer in the throat with a knife in the October 23 ...

- Voice of America - US

Someone created a storm lamp that produces lightning every time Trump tweets

This lamp stirs up a lightning storm every time Trump tweetsParse/Error created 'The Political Lamp' so that political events on Twitter could be materialized in real-time. The company chose Trump because "he perfectly embodies a dangerous era. A world where the words of one man ... can endanger the fate of millions by ...

- Mashable! - US

George Young, Songwriter-Producer for AC/DC and Easybeats, Dies at 70

Australian musician and songwriter George Young, who notched a long and distinguished career as a key creative force in the influential rock band the Easybeats and as co-producer of the career-defining albums of his brothers' hard rock group AC/DC, died early Monday at 70. AC/DC acknowledged Young's passing on their Twitter ...

- Variety - US

Gold Star widow breaks her silence, says Trump couldn't remember husband's name and said 'he knew what he signed up for'

GMA/Twitter The Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson appeared on "Good Morning America" on Monday. Her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in an ambush in Niger early this month. A condolence call President Donald Trump made to Johnson has sparked controversy after a congresswoman said he was disrespectful. Johnson on ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump says 'there will be NO change to your 401,' after reports Republicans want new caps on retirement savings

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Reports on Friday indicated that Republicans may include a cap on contributions to traditional 401 plans in their tax reform package. This change could help GOP leaders with the tax plan's tricky budget math. President Donald Trump tweeted his opposition to such a change on Monday, saying 401 tax ...

- Business Insider - US

Roman Polanski has been accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl

AP Marianne Barnard has accused director Roman Polanski of molesting her when she was 10 years old. Barnard first came forward with her allegations against Polanski on Twitter. Barnard decided to come forward with her story after seeing other women speak out about their experiences with Harvey Weinstein. Roman Polanski has ...

- Business Insider - US

This man informed Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson that 'wrestling isn't real' and got owned by the former WWE star

"My worst nightmare has come true," the Australian comedian wrote after the Baywatch actor responded to his comment on Twitter.

- - UK

Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI special director

Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was on Monday appointed the special director of the CBI. Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, had been serving in the Central Bureau of Investigation as additional director.He is among seven other senior police officers of the 1984 batch promoted on Monday by the Appointments Committee ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trump defends use of social media to connect directly with followers; claims it won him election

Leaders have urged Trump to minimize the use of Twitter and the US President also acknowledged that some friends suggested him not to use the social media. The post Trump defends use of social media to connect directly with followers; claims it won him election appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Tremor in Lima Last Night of 4.7 With Epicenter in Callao

Via Twitter, the Geophysical Institute of Peru reported quake of 4.7 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was recorded 36 kilometers southwest of Callao. In social networks, users have reacted in diverse ways to this strong telluric movement. During the whole year, many earthquakes such as the one in the central area and the ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Justin Timberlake confirmed as Super Bowl halftime show performer

U.S. pop star Justin Timberlake confirmed via Twitter ‏Sunday he will perform at this winter's Super Bowl halftime show.

- UPI - US

John Stamos engaged to Caitlin McHugh

"Fuller House" actor John Stamos‏ announced via Twitter he is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, "The Vampire Diaries" actress Caitlin McHugh.

- UPI - US

Foo Fighters postpone multiple concerts due to family emergency

Foo Fighters announced on Twitter Sunday that they are postponing two tour dates due to a family emergency.

- UPI - US

Trump Responds to Sgt. La David Johnson's Widow: We Had a 'Very Respectful Conversation'

President Donald Trump responded to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson on Twitter Monday morning, rejecting her characterization of their call:

- Mediaite - US

'Me Too'

Andrea Arroyo After Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse, social media was flooded with messages responding to actress Alyssa Milano's message on Twitter, If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted, write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet.' The MeToo' movement was created in the mid 2000's by ...

- The Nation - US

Trump Reacts To Widow's Interview: We Had A 'Respectful Conversation'

After Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, spoke out for the first time on Monday about her call with President Donald Trump, the President quickly responded on Twitter, claiming that he said her husband's name on the call “without hesitation.” I had a very respectful conversation with the widow ...

- TPM News - US

Donald Trump Punches Back At Widow Of La David Johnson After Her 'GMA' Interview

President Donald Trump punched back at the widow of a soldier killed in Niger on Twitter this morning. “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from the beginning, without hesitation!” Trump tweeted this morning, less than an hour after Johnson said ...

- - US

Twitter reactions: Video of UFC's Conor McGregor using homophobic slurs backstage

At least two videos taken backstage at a UFC event show Conor McGregor intensely talking in the ear of teammate Artem Lobov, dropping several uses of the word f*ggot.' But despite the homophobic …...

- The Raw Story - US