"I just want to hear his voice." Damaris Torres has had no contact with her father, Ruben Torres, since Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory on Wednesday, she said Thursday afternoon. Torres said she has been trying to keep her mind busy so she isn't thinking all the time about her father, who lives in Ponce, on Puerto Rico's south-central coast. Cellphone towers are down, and there's no electricity. Torres fears the metal roof of her father's house was likely to have been damaged.
The smartphone app-based, ride-hailing service Uber has resumed service at Lehigh Valley International Airport. Airport owner, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, announced an agreement with Uber on Thursday night. It was effective immediately. Uber had suspended service at the end of June at LVIA over a contract dispute. The airport authority last week announced an agreement for service with Uber competitor Lyft and indicated talks were underway with Uber.
A four-vehicle crash Tuesday on Interstate 78 West in Lehigh County came about 20 minutes after an eastbound dump truck hit the median and spilled rock and gravel onto the westbound side, according to police. The westbound crash sent one driver to the hospital. The I-78 West crash occurred at 11:48 a.m. at mile-marker 46.8 of I-78 West, Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville said Wednesday. That's just east of Exit 45 (Route 863/New Smithville) in Weisenberg Township.
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".