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AP Twitter account hacked; hacker tweets of ‘explosions in the White House’

The Associated Press says its Twitter account was hacked Tuesday after its @AP feed tweeted about purported "explosions" at the White House, and the White House confirms everything is OK.

"Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured," read the tweet.

The Post's Erik Wemple reports AP spokesman Paul Colford told him, "That’s a bogus tweet.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney, meanwhile, assured that the president was unharmed.

"The president is fine," Carney said at his daily briefing. "I was just with him.”