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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Twitter: World leaders’ accounts not entirely above policies

Amid calls from some Democrats to suspend President Donald Trump’s account, Twitter says world leaders’ accounts aren’t entirely above its policies and that it will enforce those policies on any …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Houston Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet

In their first practice since a trip to Asia overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet on the protests in China about Hong Kong by general manager Daryl Morey, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Local experts find president’s Civil War tweet ‘ridiculous’

With an impeachment inquiry underway, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that removing him from the presidency would cause a Civil War-level of splintering of the United States, a reiteration of …


No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says

The short-term results of the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China are clear, said T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University Thomas B. Mick economics endowed chair. Fortenberry studied the impacts …


Trump intervenes, reverses planned North Korea sanctions with tweet

President Donald Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea – a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

Trump’s tweet that he was reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea leaves officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Trump tweets U.S. endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty, an abrupt shift in policy

President Donald Trump said Thursday it’s time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights


Stephen Colbert’s ‘petition’ to have Cardi B give the State of the Union rebuttal gets thousands of signatures

Comedian Stephen Colbert suggested Wednesday that rapper Cardi B give the traditional rebuttal to the president’s annual address.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

U.S. military tweets, then deletes, a New Year’s Eve joke about dropping bombs

The U.S. military command responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons tweeted a New Year’s Eve message Monday afternoon: It is always ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than Manhattan’s …


Trump tweets he’s alone at White House waiting for Dems deal

President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall …


Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigeria’s military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President Trump’s comments as justification for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation.


Elon Musk: Tweet that cost $20 million was ‘worth it’

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive and author of one of the world’s most expensive weed jokes, has said a tweet that got him sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Warehouse workers in Amazon program tweet positive comments about working conditions

A group of more than a dozen Amazon Twitter users in the past two weeks started responding to critics of the company on the social media site, sharing upbeat tales …


Do Trump tweets cross legal line for obstruction of justice?

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used …


California cites Trump tweet in immigration policy fight

The California attorney general says a tweet by President Donald Trump shows the motivation behind his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

Pakistan fires back after ‘incomprehensible’ Trump tweet

Pakistan fired back Tuesday after President Donald Trump accused it of harboring terrorists, calling his New Year’s Day tweet “completely incomprehensible.”


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

Trump slams Pakistan for ‘lies & deceit’ in New Year’s tweet

President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan for “lies & deceit” in a New Year’s Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for “fools.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Ex-NHL star’s wife: Trump made advance on me in elevator

The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an advance she says Donald Trump made on her more than two decades ago in an elevator …


Trudy Rubin: World notes Trump’s dangerous tweets

Even as he viciously attacks responsible news media, Trump has become the nation’s most dangerous purveyor of fake news.


Trump targets wrong Theresa May on Twitter

Donald Trump got the wrong woman and Twitter users were there to screen-grab the evidence.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

In Virginia gov’s race, Trump tweets support for Gillespie

President Donald Trump is weighing in on Virginia’s governor’s race.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Iran foreign minister scolds Trump for tweet, rules out nuclear renegotiation

Iran’s top diplomat scolded President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a weekend tweet about a nonexistent Iranian missile launch and essentially ruled out renegotiating or launching follow-up talks to a …


Miss Turkey dethroned over ‘unacceptable’ tweet on coup

Miss Turkey has been dethroned over a tweet that pageant organizers said was insulting to the memory of hundreds killed while opposing last year’s failed military coup.


What Trump said about Comey, Clinton emails

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended last year without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who for months has held it up as an example …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Trump declares ban on transgender troops in U.S. military

President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump’s “guidance.” …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017

Trump acknowledges for first time he’s under investigation

President Donald Trump fired off tweets Friday morning attacking the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and apparently, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Whitworth student turns ‘covfefe’ tweet into Baroque fugue

While many took to social media to offer up interpretations of President Donald Trump’s famous “covfefe” tweet, Peter Underhill turned to music.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

All jokes aside, Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet sparks questions too

President Donald Trump sparked a global kerfuffle over “covfefe” with his bizarrely truncated tweet just minutes into Wednesday, spawning countless jokes across Twitter but also more serious questions for which …


Kristi Yamaguchi tweets ‘break a leg’ to Nancy Kerrigan

A good-luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention.


Nebraska lawmaker quits after unsavory Women’s March tweet

An outspoken Nebraska state legislator who was fined for having cybersex using a state computer resigned Wednesday after causing further outrage by sending a tweet that implied participants at a …