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Judge to Nonprofit: You Can Serve Lawsuit by Tweet

California group has been trying to track down terror funding suspect in Kuwait to no avail

(Newser) - A California nonprofit was having a hard time serving a Kuwaiti sheikh with lawsuit papers, so it got permission to do it in the most 21st-century way possible: on Twitter. Courthouse News Service reports that a federal judge is allowing St. Francis of Assisi, which assists refugees, to tweet the... More »

New Hazard of College Life: Roommate Spats Gone Viral

Latest is between 2 freshmen at Penn State

(Newser) - When a college freshman who's just getting to know her roommate starts tweeting things like "two weeks down and I already hate my roommate!" and "my roommate situation is a horror story," the inevitable result is that newest of dorm problems: the roommate feud gone... More »

UN News Arm Scrubs Tweet Asking People to Stop Trump

It was a mistaken message to 8 million expats

(Newser) - First the US Army sent out an embarrassing anti-Trump tweet in error. Now the United Nations' official news agency has scrubbed a similar online offensive against the GOP nominee, also claiming it was a mistake, Politico reports. The now-vanished tweet, which posted at 9:14pm EDT Thursday and called for... More »

AP Deletes Controversial Clinton Foundation Tweet

2-week-old tweet was deemed misleading

(Newser) - After more than two weeks of controversy, the Associated Press has deleted an Aug. 23 tweet about the Clinton Foundation that critics—including Hillary Clinton—said was misleading. "More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation," read the tweet. Politico notes... More »

Irish Woman, Friend Live-Tweet 48-Hour Trip to Get Abortion

Tens of thousands of others like her in Ireland have had to leave the country to do so

(Newser) - The @TwoWomenTravel Twitter account has just 28 tweets, but it had quite a turnout over the weekend, racking up more than 25,000 followers as one of the two women live-tweeted her journey to get an abortion, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The Irish woman and a friend documented their 48-hour... More »

Teen's Tweeted Olympic Dream Comes True 5 Years Later

Morolake Akinosun is heading to Rio after prophetic posting years ago

(Newser) - In the summer of 2011, a 17-year-old heading into her senior year at an Illinois high school started thinking more seriously about her future, and she determinedly announced her plans via social media. "In 2016 I will be 22, graduated from a school I have not chosen yet, and... More »

Trump Jr.'s Plagiarism Tweet Causes a Ruckus

Later suggests accusation against Obama was tongue-in-cheek

(Newser) - There's a new plagiarism kerfuffle making the rounds in political circles, but this one is a little strange. It begins with this tweet from Donald Trump Jr.: "I'm honored that POTUS would plagiarize a line from my speech last week. Where's the outrage?" He was referring... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets After Suicide Attempt

'I'm glad to be alive'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's attorneys confirmed Monday that she had indeed tried to commit suicide last week, but Manning herself sent a message out Monday night to reassure those worried about her, CNN reports. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love, I... More »

Employee Knocks Trump's Jewish Son-in-Law: 'How Do You Allow This?'

One of Jared Kushner's own employees pens open letter about Trump's Star of David tweet

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't the only one taking heat for tweeting an anti-Hillary Clinton image with a Star of David . Now his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who owns the New York Observer, is dealing with fallout from one of his own employees. Entertainment writer Dana Schwartz penned a scathing open letter... More »

Warren Wants a New Job—at Wizard School

She wants to fight dark magic, aka 'Trump'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren: wizard professor? In a tweet to Harry Potter author JK Rowling—who revealed details about a fictional wizarding school in Massachusetts this week—Warren says she would be up for teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts, the class that prepares students to fight dark magic and Lord Voldemort'... More »

Twitter Erupts Over Daily Show Abortion Joke

'Go knock someone up in Texas!'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court struck down laws limiting abortion in Texas on Monday, and the Daily Show urged Twitter users to celebrate: "Go knock someone up in Texas!" reads a tweet from the show's official Twitter account. Not surprisingly, the joke didn't go over well. Users commented... More »

Lindsay Lohan Live-Tweets Brexit Vote

She urged Brits to back the 'Remain' side

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan—British politics junkie? Lohan—or somebody using her Twitter account —delivered some surprisingly in-depth and passionate commentary Thursday night (commentary that had been scrubbed by Friday morning) as the results from the UK's "Brexit" referendum came in. She praised people in the Shetland Islands and... More »

Steph Curry's Wife Says NBA Is 'Rigged'

Tweet followed Curry's ejection from Game 6

(Newser) - Steph Curry was thrown out of his first NBA game during the Golden State Warriors' 115-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday—and his wife is really not happy about it. In a since-deleted tweet, Ayesha Curry said the league is "... More »

Valedictorian's Tweet Causes an Uproar

Texas student encounters anger online over her 'undocumented' boast

(Newser) - A high school senior in Austin, Texas, had good reason to do a little playful boasting: "Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs," tweeted Mayte Lara Ibarra on Friday, the day she graduated from Crockett High School. But it was one final... More »

Sinn Fein Leader: N-Word Tweet Was Meant to Be 'Ironic'

Gerry Adams posted offending tweet after watching 'Django Unchained'

(Newser) - Gerry Adams caught a viewing of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained on Sunday and was perhaps a little too enthusiastic in sharing his thoughts on it. The leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein party posted in a now-deleted tweet: "Watching Django Unchained - A Ballymurphy [N-word]!" Cue the... More »

Megyn Kelly Tweets One-Word Response to Trump's Heidi Cruz Insult


(Newser) - Megyn Kelly didn't have to say much to get her point across: In what the Hollywood Reporter calls a "rare move," the Fox News host has responded directly to a Donald Trump tweet. The tweet in question: Trump's retweet of an insulting image of Heidi Cruz.... More »

CEO's 'Saddest' Tweets Mark Twitter's 10th Birthday

Plus all the other celebrations accompanying this milestone event

(Newser) - Twitter is now a brash, confident, occasionally obnoxious tween. The social media site celebrates its 10th birthday Monday, remembering on its blog how it all started on March 21, 2006, with a single tweet by head Twitterer Jack Dorsey that read: "just setting up my twttr." "Thank... More »

Guy Autotweets Comcast Whenever His Service Stinks

It's happened 16 times in 3 months

(Newser) - Many people have famously poor luck when trying to shout, however publicly , at Comcast customer service. So one user is taking what describes as a "passive aggressive" approach by programming his Raspberry Pi to automatically tweet every time his Internet service falls below an unacceptable speed (it'... More »

Belgians React to Raids With Twitterstorm of Cats

#BrusselsLockdown hashtag was meant to stymie terror suspects

(Newser) - Brussels may have been on lockdown Sunday , but residents' Twitter accounts weren't—and they tweeted photos of cats. As police continued anti-terror raids and their search for Paris attack suspects , including Salah Abdeslam, Belgian citizens were asked to keep their social media dark about any police activity so the... More »

Refugee Tweet Gets a CNN Reporter Suspended

Elise Labott is off work for two weeks

(Newser) - A CNN reporter has been suspended for two weeks after tweeting her two cents about a House bill that would make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the US. On Thursday, global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted a link to coverage of the bill along with this... More »

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