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How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks

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For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. Turns out, some investors are not only gullible, they're impossibly fast stock traders.


Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.


AP apologizes for firing reporter over WWII scoop

In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history. He reported, a full day ahead of the competition, that the Germans had surrendered unconditionally at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France.


Ohio State Is No. 1 In AP Top 25

Ohio State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.


AP, others not covering Swedish royal wedding

AP, others not covering Swedish royal wedding

The world's biggest international news agencies declined to cover the wedding between Sweden's crown princess and her fitness trainer Saturday after a dispute over the release of television images of the event.


Yahoo and AP Make a New Licensing Deal

The Associated Press has signed a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that gives the news cooperative a steady stream of revenue at a time less money is flowing in from newspapers and broadcasters.


John Woodfield, Retired AP Bureau Chief, Commits Suicide Following Molestation Charges

A retired Associated Press bureau chief has killed himself after being charged with molesting two boys over a five-year period. John Edward Woodfield Sr., 80, was found dead in his home on Saturday from a single gunshot, according to Lt. Jim Eyler of the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The medical examiner's office ruled the death a suicide.
Woodfield, who retired in 1991 as bureau chief in Baltimore, had been charged the day before with sexual abuse of a minor and other charges.


News Aggregation vs. Rupert Murdoch and the Associated Press

Having managed two aggregation sites, I really wanted to write something original and insightful to dispel what Rupert Murdoch and the Associated Press had been spewing out to the media regarding news aggregators.


Reuters Tells AP: “Stop Whining”

The Associated Press has been making controversial moves in the online space recently, including a plan to charge $12.50 for quoting 5 words of an AP story and enforcing strict social media rules on its staff.


AP's Curley Has Fightin' Words For Google

AP's Curley Has Fightin' Words For Google

Associated Press Chief Tom Curley threatens a news blackout. Will Google flinch?


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