Posts Tagged Online media

Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Canadian music artist Shawn Mendes poses for a portrait, in New York. Mendes, who turns 16 next month, was able to secure a following on Vine, where he had 300,000 fans awaiting his posts. Record labels caught wind of his strong social media presence.  (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Six seconds isn’t a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.

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Reactions to the death of James Garner

James Garner, who will accept the 41st annual life achievement award, arrives with his family including his wife Lois Clarke, far left, for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in this Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 file photo taken in Los Angeles. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

“Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him.” — Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner’s series “The Rockford Files.”

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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

FILE -This undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office shows Lacey Spears, who was indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to dangerous levels with no medical explanation. Experts say the case of Spears appears to be an example of how social media feed into the disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers harm children and then bask in the attention. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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Stewart back racing sprint cars after wreck

Tony Stewart was back in a sprint car on Friday night, winning a race in the same series he raced in when he broke two bones in his right leg.

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Diggins an All-Star on, off the court

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Tulsa Shock's Skylar Diggins (4) works the ball as Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore defends during a WNBA basketball game in Tulsa, Okla. In her rookie season a year ago, Diggins' fame and hype far exceeded her production. Now, with maturity, renewed focus and a new coach, she has emerged as an All-Star starter who is every bit as bright a star on the court as off. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Cory Young, File)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Not even Drake’s infatuation can throw Skylar Diggins off her game.

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