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  • NC police: Woman posting to Facebook dies in wreck

    Police say a Clemmons woman who they think was posting pictures and text to her Facebook page while driving was killed when her car crashed into a truck.


  • Retailers get creative with Pinterest

    Target, Nordstrom and other big chains are pinning their hopes of attracting shoppers on social media.


  • Ruling finds publicity rights last beyond death

    Arizona's appellate court on Thursday broadened the ability of celebrities and everyday citizens to protect their name and image, ruling that a person's right to make claims of violations lasts even after death.


  • Ohio woman lauded for saving neighbors from fire

    A suburban Cleveland fire department has taken to social media to credit a woman with saving two disabled neighbors from a fire in their apartment.


  • FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.


  • In this April 4, 2014 photo, Henry Brockman separates shiso seedlings while working in his greenhouse near Congerville, Ill. His budding produce operation sells by subscription, locally. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, David Proeb

    EXCHANGE: Marketing becomes important to farms

    Congerville farmer Henry Brockman admits he doesn't understand Facebook. "I've never seen Facebook with my own eyes," said Brockman, whose business is called Henry's Farm. Yet the Henry's Farm Facebook page is updated frequently by his sister, Terra Brockman. Marketing online and in person has become more important for small farms that do everything from sell at local farmers' markets to produce for large companies, said Atina Diffley, a Minnesota organic farmer and educator who spoke during the recent Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network annual meeting last month in Bloomington. Since small farmers compete with large grocery chains, branding and marketing their farm and maintaining relationships with customers is an important part of business, she said.


  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Facebook's 1st-quarter soar to surpass expectations, CFO to step down


  • Need to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook? 'Digital Shadow' will let you know

    A "creepy" new Facebook app called "Digital Shadow" reveals a plethora of information about Facebook users.


  • In this April 19, 2014, photo, Candy Murray Abbott waves at passing motorists during an anti-heroin rally held by Heroin Control in Hamilton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Rachel Snelbaker fought the lonely battle against her daughter's heroin abuse for years, trying to get her into treatment and trying to track her down when she went missing to use drugs.


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