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Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

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5 things to know about your school resource officer

5 things to know about your school resource officer

Officer Dan Horetski is one of seven school resource officers employed by the Oro Valley Police Department.

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S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson Tamale Co. expanding locally and nationally

Tucson Tamale Co. expanding locally and nationally

A worker spreads corn masa on a lineup of dried corn husks, plops scoops of spicy meat filling on top of each one and then deftly rolls and folds the product into gloriously tasty bundles.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Facebook shuts down page featuring drunken UA students

An online site that celebrated alcohol abuse among University of Arizona students has been shut down by Facebook amid safety concerns raised by campus officials.

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Brian and Kelly's, a Tucson pumpkin patch and tree lot

Brian and Kelly's, a Tucson pumpkin patch and tree lot

Walking into the giant white tent that houses Brian and Kelly’s Pumpkins, Trees & Farmer’s Market, on Broadway near Rosemont, is almost like walking into a small farm.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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El Mezon del Cobre closing Sept. 30

El Mezon del Cobre closing Sept. 30

Longtime Mexican seafood restaurant has been a mainstay on North First Avenue for more than two decades.

September 17, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Social media becomes source of funding for research on social insects

Social media becomes source of funding for research on social insects

The University of Arizona, however, may not allow researchers to crowd-source their research projects if the sites don't allow the university to recoup its costs of supporting research.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mexicans outraged by humiliation of Indian boy

Mexicans outraged by humiliation of Indian boy

MEXICO CITY — A 10-year-old Indian street vendor whose humiliation by a city inspector tugged on the heart strings of Mexicans after a video of it appeared on social media was showered Friday with attention and the offer of a scholarship.

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Social media term "selfie" is possible Oxford English Dictionary word

Social media term "selfie" is possible Oxford English Dictionary word

NEW YORK — In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.

June 25, 2013 4:02 pm Photos

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Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.

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Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Some gaffes heard 'round the world, due to Internet

Social media can be a powerful tool for politicians. Or it can be "just another place to put your foot in your mouth," as two Arizona lawmakers indirectly learned recently.

June 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Morris the cat runs for mayor of Mexican city

MEXICO CITY — This mayoral hopeful in Mexico promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes.

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Tweets target charro-clad boy who sang national anthem at NBA finals

Tweets target charro-clad boy who sang national anthem at NBA finals

Sebastien De La Cruz, a San Antonio 11-year-old who sang the national anthem before the start of the Tuesday night NBA finals game was immediately targeted by racist tweets.

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Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter

WASHINGTON — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior.

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Backlash over ASU’s new ‘Sparky’ grows

Backlash over ASU’s new ‘Sparky’ grows

Arizona State University administrators are getting backlash from students and alumni who dislike the new version of Sparky the Sun Devil, the school’s costumed mascot.

March 11, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Burger King's Twitter account hacked

Somebody hacked Burger King’s Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald’s logo.

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Law & Order Briefs

Murder count tossed; man gets 10 years

February 01, 2013 12:00 am

Facebook starts new search tool in challenge to Google, LinkedIn

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature that's designed to entice people to spend more time on its website and will put the social networking company more squarely in competition with Google and other rivals such as Yelp and LinkedIn.

January 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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