The company uses its Monthly Active User (MAU) figures as a way of dictating the health of the network. In Q3, Twitter had 326 million MAUs, a big fall from the 335 million it claimed in Q2. But Twitter says that the fall is justified, thanks to a crackdown on automated bot traffic, opinion hacking and other hostile activity. In addition, the company chose to turn down paid-SMS carrier relationships and focus on “the health of the platform.” Not to mention, of course, a drop in system-sent notifications, presumably caused by the bug that affected users in October.
A day before apparent explosive devices were mailed to top Democratic politicians and CNN’s New York office, one figure on the left was the first target: George Soros.
Police saidNew York home “had the components” of a bomb. The package appeared to be sent by the same person who mailed to the CNN New York newsroom and the homes of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. The CNN device was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, and another package intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder was rerouted to the “return address,” the office of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
To replace CAA, UTA co-president Jay Sures had been in talks to sign Kelly and had been courting her before Tuesday’s blackface backlash, in which Kelly said on her 9 a.m. show that she didn’t understand why people couldn’t wear blackface on Halloween. Sures is said to have backed out of representing Kelly on Wednesday amid the controversy. A source close to the situation says Sures’ decision came after he made at least one call to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and had set a meeting with NBC for Friday on Kelly’s behalf.
The packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and Robert De Niro were found Thursday. A suspicious package found Thursday at the building housing Robert De Niro’s office in downtown Manhattan and another addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden discovered in Delaware are similar to the pipe bombs found a day earlier sent to political and media figures, according to law enforcement officials.
A male suspect fatally shot a man and a woman at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, and then exchanged fire with an armed bystander before fleeing the scene, police said. He was captured shortly afterward.
CHEHALIS, Wash. — A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed prisoners made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom.
Video obtained by The Daily Chronicle shows Judge R.W. Buzzard leap into action Oct. 16 when the men identified as 22-year-old Tanner Jacobson and 28-year-old Kodey Howard bolt for the door and down a stairwell.
Police say the girls — ages 11 and 12 — were found in a bathroom stall, allegedly with multiple knives, a pizza cutter and knife sharpener in their possession. The girls planned to commit suicide after stabbing other students, police say.