Despite the fact that the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday was in a tourist mecca similar to Times Square, the NYPD already has plenty of security at that popular location in Manhattan and won’t be taking any additional measures, a police spokesman said. “We already have ample resources,” said Chief Timothy Trainor, about security at Times Square. But police are shifting some security resources to the Spanish mission and other government interests in the city, Trainor said.
The mother of Avonte Oquendo, an autistic 14-year-old boy who has been missing since October, gave investigators the teen's toothbrush, a copy of his birth certificate with his footprint and a sample of her DNA to help police identify human remains found in the East River, an attorney for the family said Friday. The toothbrush may provide a sample of Avonte's DNA to compare with his mother's genetic profile, said the attorney, David Perecman.
City officials said an eighth body was found in the still-smoldering rubble of the East Harlem buildings explosion Thursday, and revealed that there was no history of complaints about gas leaks before the explosion that leveled two apartment houses. Officials from Con Edison, the NYPD and the FDNY all said they found no record of official complaints about a gas smell prior to the one that came minutes before the Wednesday blast.
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".