Companies, athletes slammed for 9/11-themed posts, ads

It shouldn’t be hard to commemorate or honor the people lost in the September 11 attacks, but some companies and individuals continue to stumble when reflecting on the 2011 tragedy. Yesterday, AT&T, the Los Angeles Lakers and others were severely burned for inopportune social media posts and promotional offers. It’s a mistake that has been  
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New Canaan conservationist dead at 79

Donal O’Brien, a longtime leader of the National Audubon Society, died Sunday at the age of 79. The New Canaan resident died of complications from pneumonia, his daughter told the New York Times.
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Brookyln bikeshare BMX breddah

Who said you can’t have fun on a heavy-as-hell bikeshare bike? From ANIMALNew York: There’s a lot of talk about the limitations of Citi Bikes: they’re heavy, people say, they’re slow, and they’re more suited to boring workday commutes than cycling that’s exciting in any way. In the spirit of testing those supposed limits, we  
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Readers share Sept. 11 stories

[View the story “Where were you on 9/11?” on Storify] Thanks to all who shared their experiences from that difficult day.
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Vandals deface 9/11 memorial in Louisiana

Vandals, possibly conspiracy theorists, defaced a 9/11 memorial in downtown Lafayette, La., KATC reports. Two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes were placed behind the towers, including a cutout of former President George W. Bush holding a wad of cash and a remote control nearby. The stabilizers on the planes include references to 9/11 conspiracy  
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AT&T on blast for 9/11 tweet and following apology

It was bound to happen: somebody was going to post something offensive about September 11 on September 11. AT&T happened to oblige on Twitter when they posted “Never Forget” followed by an image of the New York skyline and a smartphone where the World Trade Center stood. Many people are not happy because the image  
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Video: Employee carries angry customer out like a rag doll

In a shining example of American camaraderie, a helpful electronics store employee offered an agitated customer a free pick-me-up right out of the store. YouTube user Jarp12, who uploaded security camera video of the incident, says the customer was trying to sell something at the store. “… He didn’t have all the components so he  
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Twerking girl on fire video a Jimmy Kimmel hoax

It’s been a minute, but remember that video of the biggest twerking fail in the recorded history of twerk? Girl starts booty poppin’, flips her act upside down, then falls on a glass table set with candles and catches fire? Crazy stuff. Crazy, but totally fake. Jimmy Kimmel hired a stuntwoman, Daphne Avalon, who was  
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