You can set your post as Breaking News by adding it to “Breaking News” category. The post will be visible in the top area of the site for 24 hours being archived after this but still available inside the second category you choose.
Multi-level dropdown menu
Top menu is created automatically from existing categories. Each time you add a category and some posts to it, it will appear in the main menu. You can set the number of visible category items in the main menu.
Featured News slider
In order to show posts in "Featured News slider" choose which categories these posts should belong to. To use images for these posts use "Featured Images" for correct crop and perfect display on mainpage and category page.
Custom tabbed sidebar
You can choose the number of posts to show for each tab: Popular Posts, Recent Posts, Recent Comments, and Tags. Feel free to enable or disable it from the theme backend menu.
To display your Twitter posts go to Widgets and drag and drop the Latest Tweets widget to the Right Sidebar. Set your Twitter username and the number of latest tweets you want to show.