Those still suffering the wrath of Hurricanes Harvey or Irma may hope to never hear those names again. They might get their wish, at least as far as storm names go. That’s because the names of hurricanes that cause severe loss of life or property damage are “retired” out of respect by a committee of the World Meteorological Organization, the arbiter of tropical cyclone monikers for decades.
For sale: The Fall River home where an accused, but never convicted, murderer lived out her days. The house is where Lizzie Borden settled after she was acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with an ax, The Herald News reports. It is located a few miles from the family house where the two were slain in August 1892, murders seized upon by national media coverage because of their gruesome nature.
It’s a classic political photo-op: A leader uses multiple pens to sign a key piece of legislation or historic executive order. Last week, for example, Mayor Martin J. Walsh followed the obscure tradition by using several pens to ink his John Hancock on Boston’s $3.15 billion budget for the next fiscal year. Where does this quirky ritual come from? It dates at least to the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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".