The explosions Thursday that caused mass evacuations in and around an Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, were not the first time that the facility had undergone such an event. The industrial chemical producer, which has 26 locations throughout the U.S., was deemed culpable for a 2006 incident which caused a noxious fire to burn for two hours. On June 20, 2006, a fire broke out in the same Crosby facility which is currently flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey and subsequent rainfall has killed at least 21 people, displaced tens of thousands of people from their homes, and caused untold billions of dollars in damages. Some of the most jarring images from the Houston area since Harvey struck have been of the Grand Parkway, which encircles the sprawling metroplex -- and parts of which are now submerged. Much of the parkway was built only in the past five to ten years, as Houston has seen a population and development boom.
The multinational defense contracting behemoth from which Defense Secretary James Mattis received generous payouts as recently as last year stands to gain handsomely from the Afghanistan “surge” announced Monday night by President Trump. Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mattis — to whom much of the Afghanistan decision-making was reportedly outsourced — was an “independent director” for General Dynamics, the massive military contractor juggernaut.
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".