Moment of silence set for Capital newspaper shooting victims

Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (AP)
Updated 05 July 2018
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Moment of silence set for Capital newspaper shooting victims

ANNAPOLIS: Newsrooms across the world have been urged to observe a moment of silence for the five employees of The Capital who were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.
It will be observed Thursday at 2:33 p.m. That's when a gunman attacked the Annapolis newspaper with a shotgun.
The Baltimore Sun Media Group is observing a moment of silence at its offices in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Carroll County.
The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors are asking newsrooms around the globe to join them.
A 38-year-old Maryland man with a longtime grudge against the newspaper is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He is held without bail.


Lost stars and World Cup hot topics on Google in 2018

Updated 12 December 2018
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Lost stars and World Cup hot topics on Google in 2018

  • An annual summary of “top trending searches” released Tuesday by the world’s most popular online search engine was meant to reflect fresh subjects or names in which interest rocketed this year

SAN FRANCISCO: The World Cup topped a list of this year’s hottest Google search topics that turned quickly to lost stars such as Avicii, Mac Miller and Stan Lee.
An annual summary of “top trending searches” released Tuesday by the world’s most popular online search engine was meant to reflect fresh subjects or names in which interest rocketed this year.
The top term for general search as well as in a news category was “World Cup” football.
But, seven of the 10 most keenly pursued new searches for the year globally centered on rising stars or established icons who passed, among them Anthony Bourdain, Stephen Hawking and Kate Spade.
The list of top trending searches globally included US actress Meghan Markle, who married British Prince Harry, and a “Black Panther” film that debuted this year.
The Royal Wedding was ranked the fourth hottest trending topic in news, after the World Cup, Hurricane Florence, and the results of a Mega Millions lottery.
Sizzling general search topics in the United States to a large degree reflected global trends at Google this year, but the Top 10 list here included “election results” from keenly watched midterm elections.