The retail apocalypse may soon be coming, but that won't stop shoppers from waking up for early doorbuster deals on Black Friday. With bellies full of turkey and eyes on savings, Connecticut shoppers will hit the state's malls looking for the best deals on holiday gifts. Some will begin shopping on Thanksgiving, while many will wait until Black Friday to kick off the holiday season.
The Leonids meteor shower, which peaks Nov. 17-18, has produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history and is capable of producing thousands of meteors during a 15-minute span, as happened on Nov. 17, 1966. This year, there is no moon to intrude on the Leonids meteor shower, which NASA calls "the greatest meteor show of all time." As with most meteor showers, the best time to view them is after midnight through the pre-dawn hours.
NEWTOWN, CT â€• In an effort to appeal to the state's highest court, nine families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims will go before the Connecticut Supreme Court for an appeal of their lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., the makers of the AR-15 rifle used in the shooting. The family of one survivor is also a part of the lawsuit. The families filed a wrongful death suit against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15.
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".