Apple finally launches official Twitter account
Just days ahead of its iPhone 7 event on September 7, Apple has redesigned its newsroom and activated its Twitter account. The company has been on the social media site since 2011, but has never tweeted anything. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said Apple is likely to live Tweet next week's event. Some new articles on Apple’s press relations site include direct contact info for its PR staffers – something the company has never done before.
Kaepernick pledges $1 million to communities in need
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee with teammate Eric Reid during the national anthem on Thursday night. Additionally, he said that he plans to donate $1 million to charities that help communities in need to further support the causes he believes in. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also sat during the national anthem last night, in support of Kaepernick.
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues victim’s parents
Jared Fogle is saying that the emotional distress and personal injuries one of his sex-offense victim’s has suffered in the aftermath of his crimes should be blamed on the girl’s parents, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Earlier this year, the victim sued former Subway pitchman Fogle for $150,000 in damages related to his crimes. Fogle was sentenced in November to 15-and-a-half years in prison for receiving child porn and engaging in sexual conduct with a minor.
Latinos for Trump founder warns of ‘taco trucks on every corner’ if Trump loses election
Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez, as a guest on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes last night, said that without Donald Trump in the White House, there would be "taco trucks on every corner" in America. Mexican-born Gutierrez added that his culture is a dominant one that is imposing and causes problems. #TacoTrucksonEveryCorner was trending on Twitter Friday morning, with many asking: How would this be a bad thing? Hispanic supporters have been fleeing Trump’s campaign after his immigration speech on Wednesday.
Other news to know on Friday: Georgetown University plans steps to atone for slave past; What you need to know about the SpaceX explosion; Why YouTube is being accused of censoring vloggers; PR nightmare for Mexican president after Trump visit.