An Alabama man was awarded $7.5 million in a lawsuit against Walmart after he tripped while buying a watermelon. Henry Walker had claimed his foot became trapped in a pallet beneath the watermelons as he reached for one of the fruits at a Phenix City store in June of 2015. Walker, 59 at the time, broke his hip. "You don't expect to go into a grocery store walking fine on your two feet and come out on a stretcher," lawyer Shaun O'Hara told AL.com.
A doctor has admitted groping a 16-year-old girl on a flight from Seattle to New Jersey earlier this year. Vijaykumar Krishnappa appeared before a federal magistrate in Newark on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Indian national will be sentenced to between 30 and 90 days in prison in January. Prosecutors say Krishnappa intentionally touched the girl near her groin as she slept on the United Airlines flight in July.
A Pennsylvania man accused of threatening to shoot striking teachers wrote on Facebook that "guns don't kill people, I kill people," authorities say. George Shallenberger also wrote "shoot them and start over" in a social media post about the teachers in the Ringgold School District. He was arrested on Thursday. Another post on his Facebook page, "Happiness is a warm gun," happens to be the name of a Beatles song. Teachers left the picket lines after the threats surfaced.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".