Lisa Spoonauer, the star of the 1994 cult classic Clerks who died at the age of 44 in May, passed away from an accidental overdose of a painkiller. The actress, who was suffering from cancer, anemia, lung disease, and immune deficiency at the time of her death, died of acuate and chronic intravenous use of hydromorphone, a generic brand of the narcotic painkiller Dilaudid, the Ocean County Medical Examiner in New Jersey determined, according to TMZ.
Weeks before Hurricane Irma blasted through the Caribbean, the island of Tortola had been a sunny, idyllic holiday destination - just about 2,000 miles southeast of the U.S.Today, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, is almost completely flattened, decimated, after suffering the brunt of the record-breaking Category 5 storm. This past spring, I decided to trade in my job in a New York City high-rise office building for a position as a local news reporter in sunny Tortola.
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza has issued chilling messages aimed at the Saudi royal family. The 28-year-old, labelled the 'poster boy' for al Qaeda, is reportedly poised to lead the terror organisation in a bid to avenge his father's death. The first video message from Hamza released a year ago hailed lone-wolf terror attacks and called for an uprising in the kingdom, according to AlMonitor.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".