More than 80 people were arrested in St. Louis Sunday night, as the city embarked on its third day of protests against the verdict of Officer Jason Stockley, who was acquitted of the 2011 murder of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith. Sunday’s protest began peacefully after sundown at the downtown police station, according to the Washington Post, but once was it over, a few broke from the group and began smashing windows of businesses, overturning trashcans, and throwing rocks at police.
“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli was convicted of three fraud charges last month, and he faces up to 20 years in prison. But according to at least two jurists, he should have been dealt an even tougher punishment. Although Shkreli was found guilty on two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, the jury acquitted him of five other charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which likely would have led to more prison time and heftier fines.
Take a quick break from gazing at pretty leaves and sipping pumpkin spice lattes and take advantage of the ThinkGeek Fall Blowout clearance sale. Whether you love Nintendo or Star Trek you’ll get some serious savings. Looking for a droid to keep your drinks chill as Hoth? Get this BB-8 mini fridge for for only $39.99. Are Robot Masters leaving you cold? Nab this Mega Man hoodie for only $19.99. How about a very special weapon for a very special lady?
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".