Jan 21, 2017

Trump gets Obama's Twitter handle

Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he is in control of the White House’s powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has nearly 14 million followers. The technological transition came just ...

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

Jan 18, 2017

Trump retweets praise for his daughter, but tags the wrong Ivanka

His daughter Ivanka may be Donald Trump’s favorite child, but the president-elect apparently doesn’t know her Twitter handle, mistaking her for a British woman from the seaside town of Brighton. On Monday night, the Republican retweeted praise for his daughter from a Twitter user ...

Viral invitation draws thousands to Mexican girl's party

Dec 27, 2016

Viral invitation draws thousands to Mexican girl's party

Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday on a ranch in central Mexico after the invitation to the event by her father went viral and made her the ...

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Dec 22, 2016

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

A new fad that has people hiding out in IKEA stores overnight and walking out the next morning has left the Swedish retailer less than amused. In Europe, pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of Bram Geirnaert and Florian Van Hecke, ...

Aleppo girl whose tweets captured world attention evacuated

Dec 20, 2016

Aleppo girl whose tweets captured world attention evacuated

Seven-year-old Bana Alabed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday and was set to be brought into Turkey, Turkish officials and aid workers said. The young Syrian ...