Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive and Co-founder Sumesh Menon told Reuters. Users will need to dial a simple code to get a feed of the popular trending topics on Twitter, he said.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday identified 30 priests accused of sexually abusing minors in the archdiocese, which has been under fire for its past handling of clergy abuse cases in its part of Minnesota. The archdiocese said the 30 priests had "credible claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor." The archdiocese said none of the men were still in ministry and most had been identified previously in media reports. The information related mainly to incidents from the mid 1950s to the 1980s, and 11 are deceased, it said.
(Reuters) - A powerful Arctic cold front blanketed the western and central United States on Wednesday, dropping heavy snow on the Colorado Rockies across to the Great Lakes and bringing frigid temperatures across the region. Some mountain locations west of the Continental Divide could see up to 3 feet (91 cm) of snow before the system moves on, said Jim Kalina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder, Colorado. The cold snap sent bitter chills across many areas of the U.S. west, and the storm stretched across the Dakotas to northeastern Minnesota where up to 3 feet of snow could fall along the north shore of Lake Superior, the weather service said.
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Facebook Inc has replaced its "Hide All" button with the more succinct "Unfollow," letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends. As with the previous button, it gives users the option of blocking content from certain people without offending them, say through de-friending. The latter alternative severs ties with that person on the social network, without notifying them.
St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Wild were frustrated by an opposing goalie for 40 minutes on Monday. Luckily for them, the Wild's goalie frustrated the Philadelphia Flyers for 60 minutes. After two scoreless periods, the Wild finally broke through via third-period goals by right winger Jason Pominville and center Charlie Coyle, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Flyers. Pominville, who leads the Wild with 13 goals, and Coyle scored less than a minute apart, and goalie Josh Harding added 21 saves in his third shutout of the season for Minnesota (16-8-5), which was on a 0-3-1 streak in the final week of November. Harding, who began the season as the backup to Niklas Backstrom after missing much of last season while dealing with multiple sclerosis, is now 14-4-3, with career highs in wins and shutouts for a season.
A Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after he flung $1,000 in mostly small bills over a balcony at the nation's largest mall during a heavy holiday shopping day wants to give away more money, he said on Monday. Serge Vorobyov was banned from the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis for a year for the publicity stunt on Black Friday that has drawn attention from national media. Vorobyov, 29, said he hoped a YouTube video of the stunt would continue to generate thousands of views so he could potentially earn money from the advertising revenue and spread the wealth.
A serial killer died on Sunday after serving less than three years of a life sentence for strangling seven women, according to South Dakota prison officials. Walter Ellis, 53, died at a Sioux Falls hospital, apparently of natural causes, but an autopsy is being conducted as part of a standard investigation by the South Dakota Department of Corrections, the officials said in a statement.
For three quarters, it looked as if the Oklahoma City Thunder were going to have another night of drama. Two days after winning on a last-second shot in overtime, the Thunder played another thriller Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves -- at least through the first 36 minutes. However, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant had no plans of allowing the suspense to continue to the buzzer. Behind his fourth career triple-double, he spearheaded a fourth-quarter outburst that led the Thunder to a 113-103 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.