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Posted at 3:41 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Provo Tabernacle in flames; Berlusconi lampooned on Twitter; Gap woes and more

By Melissa Bell
Provo Tabernacle
The Provo Tabernacle went up in flames early Friday morning from an unknown cause. The gabled landmark, which has stood in Provo, Utah, for over a century, is probably not salvageable. Read more here. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News/AP)

Afternoon links:


International news: E.U.'s trouble with Twitter

To Web up the European Union summit in Brussels, organizers put up large television screens that would stream comments about the meeting when users used the hashtag #EUCO in their Twitter updates. A blogger leaked the information to some of his Italian followers, and the screens soon filled up with anti-Berlusconi slogans. Within two hours, the screens were taken down.


Business news: Gap troubles

Gap has been stumbling a lot of late. First, their logo change flopped big time. Then a massive fire at a Gap factory in Bangladesh killed 27 employees and injured more than a 100. Next, the clothing company launched a new line called "Feed" with part of the proceeds going to support a charity that would buy schoolchildren lunches. The bags have prominent tags touting the "Made in America" stamp. But, on closer inspection, another tag has in small type: "Made in China."


Tech news: Delicious users rejoice

After a leaked photograph implied Yahoo planned to shutter the bookmarking site Delicious, fans of the five-year-old company were up in arms. Twenty-four hours and a media frenzy later, the company explained the photograph: Delicious won't be closing down, though it will be cutting ties with Yahoo.


Post pick: "We let a wolf in": He seemed like the perfect preacher -- until his flock discovered his murder conviction.

"Thomas shut down the church's Web site, replacing it with an ominous warning: 'The Church is under Satan's attack.'" Read the story here. You won't be disappointed.


Palate refresher:

By Melissa Bell  | December 17, 2010; 3:41 PM ET
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