By Angela Moon

First openly gay Miss America contestant shines light on LGBT issues

By Angela Moon ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - The first openly lesbian Miss America contestant will not only vie for the crown at the 95th annual pageant in New Jersey this weekend, she will also aim to spotlight the injustices faced by gay and transgender...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:33 AM

First openly gay Miss America contestant shines light on LGBT issues

By Angela Moon ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - The first openly lesbian Miss America contestant will not only vie for the crown at the 95th annual pageant in New Jersey this weekend, she will also aim to spotlight the injustices faced by gay and transgender...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:28 AM

Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. "There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever," a spokesman...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 12:11 AM

Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. "There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever," a spokesman...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 12:11 AM

Airbnb hires ex-U.S. Attorney General to help shape policy

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Wednesday it hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help craft its anti-discrimination policy to combat discrimination occurring on the home-sharing company's platform. Airbnb, which...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:57 PM

Airbnb hires ex-U.S. Attorney General to help shape policy

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Wednesday it hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help craft its anti-discrimination policy to combat discrimination occurring on the home-sharing company's platform. Airbnb, which...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 5:00 PM

Protesters keeping kids away from Cleveland Republican convention

By Angela Moon (Reuters) - A Milwaukee-based immigrants rights group canceled plans to take children to demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday, citing fears of violence after last week's shootings in Dallas...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:47 PM

Protesters keeping kids away from Cleveland Republican convention

By Angela Moon (Reuters) - A Milwaukee-based immigrants rights group canceled plans to take children to demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday, citing fears of violence after last week's shootings in Dallas...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:47 PM

Pokemon GO could be next big marketing tool for retailers

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set to challenge young internet companies which specialize in increasing foot traffic for small businesses and...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:59 PM

Pokemon GO could be next big marketing tool for retailers

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set to challenge young internet companies which specialize in increasing foot traffic for small businesses and...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:59 PM

Snapchat launches new save function for photos, videos

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snapchat announced a new feature that enables users to save and share their content, a big change for the popular social messaging app widely used for sending photos and videos that disappear in a day. The new...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 2:08 AM

Minor league baseball's Sonoma Stompers start 2 women in lineup

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kelsie Whitmore will grab her glove and head for left field on Friday while Stacy Piagno will take the pitcher's mound for minor league baseball's independent Sonoma Stompers, which will become the first co-ed professional...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 11:04 PM

Lindsay Lohan fumes over #Brexit, Elizabeth Hurley sleeps soundly

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan went viral on social media in the early hours of Friday. Only this time, it wasn't about her transgressions. The actress, who is as well known for her legal troubles and stints in rehab as she is...

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:34 AM

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat as 'MichelleObama'

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Thursday, June 23, 2016, 3:40 AM

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat as 'MichelleObama'

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michelle Obama joined the popular messaging app Snapchat on Tuesday to promote her upcoming trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain to encourage education for girls. Her Snapchat account "MichelleObama" will be used to...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11:50 PM

Victim's last Snapchat starts with dancing, ends in gunfire

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Alvear's last Snapchat video post begins with a shot of her on the dance floor of an Orlando nightclub surrounded by friends. It ends with gunshots ringing out over the...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11:36 PM

Victim's last Snapchat starts with dancing, ends in gunfire

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Alvear's last Snapchat video post begins with a shot of her on the dance floor of an Orlando nightclub surrounded by friends. It ends with gunshots ringing out over the...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:18 AM

Senator Tim Kaine an online favorite to run with Clinton

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has emerged as the online betting favorite to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate while Bernie Sanders' chances have slipped, online predictions market...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 12:34 AM

BuzzFeed terminates Republican ad deal over Trump

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online media outlet BuzzFeed has pulled out of an advertising deal reported to be worth $1.3 million with the Republican National Committee over objections to the party's presumptive nominee Donald Trump. In...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:42 AM