- Dale Earnhardt Jr has plenty of horsepower on Twitter Updated: May-23-15 2:06 pm
CONCORD, North Carolina - NASCAR's most popular driver is now one of the most popular people on Twitter.
- Man who solicited minors on Facebook gets 29-year sentence Updated: May-22-15 11:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials say a Northern California man has been sentenced to 29 years in federal prison for tricking girls into sending him sexually explicit photographs he then used to extort them.
- White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society' Updated: May-22-15 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society.
- Band director on leave for Facebook post after senior prank Updated: May-22-15 6:43 am
SYLVANIA, Alabama - A band director with Sylvania High School has been placed on administrative leave with pay after posting a rant on Facebook about students who played a messy senior prank on the school.
- Japan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war dead Updated: May-22-15 5:23 am
TOKYO - Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.
- Raleigh police to use social networking to reach residents Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Raleigh Police Department has announced a partnership with the social networking company Nextdoor to share information about crime and safety with city residents.
- Rediscovering Walt Disney's optimistic in 'Tomorrowland' Updated: May-21-15 2:49 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - For writer Damon Lindelof, the genesis of the escapist adventure "Tomorrowland" was one very simple question: What happened to our jet packs?
- Senate policy may reduce partisan squabbling on social media Updated: May-21-15 11:28 am
TACOMA, Washington - A new Senate policy is attempting to reduce lawmakers' partisan squabbling on social media sites such as Twitter.
- Indiana woman indicted in southwest Ohio crash that killed 2 Updated: May-21-15 9:53 am
HAMILTON, Ohio - An Indiana woman has been indicted on multiple charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in a February crash that killed two people in southwest Ohio.
- Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine Updated: May-20-15 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets.
- Dentures left behind at Cape Cod polling station Updated: May-20-15 2:27 am
BREWSTER, Massachusetts - Officials in Cape Cod are hoping social media will help reunite a voter with dentures left behind at an area polling station.
- Girl who got call from Taylor Swift dies after cancer battle Updated: May-19-15 6:53 pm
CHICAGO - A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease and served as an honorary police officer, has died after a battle with cancer, her family said Tuesday.
- Sheriff using Facebook to post information of wanted people Updated: May-19-15 2:14 pm
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania - A northeastern Pennsylvania sheriff's office is posting photos and information of wanted people using social media.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star Updated: May-17-15 6:00 pm
BOSTON - They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.
- Former Virginia starting QB Greyson Lambert to transfer Updated: May-16-15 4:20 pm
Former starting quarterback and co-captain Greyson Lambert is joining the run of prominent players transferring from Virginia.
- Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes Updated: May-16-15 11:31 am
CINCINNATI - The father of one of the men described him as a stay-at-home "Mommy's boy," while the other young man's attorney said he was "a normal 23-year-old kid."
- Nobel laureate Tutu says granddaughter faces criminal charge Updated: May-15-15 6:21 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu said one of his grandchildren has been charged with a crime, and in what appeared to be a Tutu family dispute, police said Friday they were investigating a case of property damage.
- Some Illini players use Twitter to back coaches Updated: May-14-15 6:29 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Some current and former Illinois football players started their own Twitter campaign in support of Illinois coach Tim Beckman and his staff following allegations they mishandled a player's injuries.
- Appeals court upholds verdict against Bahrain activist Updated: May-14-15 8:19 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - A Bahraini appeals court on Thursday upheld a verdict against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab for insulting government ministries on Twitter, his lawyer said.
- Facebook pushes to improve benefits, pay for contractors Updated: May-13-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.
- Periscope goes back to the sea in around-the-world race Updated: May-13-15 5:50 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A baseball game lasts a few hours, and a golf tournament can run a long weekend. But sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race are at sea for nine months, enough time for entire technologies to come and go.
- Review: What to do if phones fill up with photos Updated: May-13-15 3:10 pm
NEW YORK - Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up.
- Teacher suspended for gay comments drops reinstatement bid Updated: May-13-15 12:47 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former New Jersey high school teacher suspended for posting anti-gay comments online has dropped her bid to be reinstated.
- Iowa City man accused of threatening to shoot police Updated: May-13-15 12:03 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Authorities have arrested an Iowa City man accused of writing a post on Facebook in which he threatened to shoot white police officers.