(LIN) — The hearts of many Americans sank Tuesday after seeing a tweet by The Associated Press saying, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
Minutes later, AP reporter Sam Hananel tweeted: "Please Ignore AP Tweet on explosions, we've been hacked."
That didn't stop the retweets and paranoia that an attack did happen.
Stocks plummeted at the news of the White House being attacked. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points in just minutes after the tweet. As quickly as it fell, it seemed to rebound.
Twitter quickly suspended the account, and the AP announced it was working to quickly correct the issue.
The Austin Parks Department board will vote on a new design for Auditorium Shores that expands a proposed off leash dog park area by one acre.
Two school buses crashed Tuesday morning in South Austin but none of the children on board were hurt, officials said.
On Tuesday, Capital Metro will roll out it's new MetroRapid fleet and run multiple tests gearing up for its January 2014 debut.
An 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Democrats say they finally hold a statewide office again in Texas — thanks to a Republican who's switching sides.
Leander ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Their latest demographic report shows a shift in the type of families moving into the district.