Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – US senators slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets on Tuesday, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) subsidiary Ticketmaster, which has been unpopular with fans for … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found, returned to family

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan.8 (Reuters) – A child desperately handed over to a soldier through an airport wall in the chaos of the US evacuation from Afghanistan was found and was reunited with relatives in Kabul on Saturday. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two months old when he disappeared on August 19 when thousands of … Read more

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Jan.3 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) became the first company to hit a market value of $ 3 trillion on Monday, before ending the day slightly below that milestone as investors They bet that the iPhone maker will continue to launch best-sellers. products as you explore new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality. … Read more

Betty White, working actress into her 90s, dies just shy of her 100th birthday

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Comedy actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America’s geriatric girlfriend after Emmy-winning roles in the television comedies “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show, “died Friday. , less than three weeks before his 100th birthday. The agent, Jeff Witjas, told People … Read more

‘Harry Potter’ cast recalls first kisses, horrible haircuts in reunion special

LOS ANGELES, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Daniel Radcliffe recalls embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson found meeting her “Harry Potter” co-stars “an unexpected joy” and director Christopher Columbus recalls movie sets as “the best playground”. in the world.” Many cast members from the “Harry Potter” film franchise came together for a 20th anniversary television special, called “Return … Read more

On Santa tracking call, Biden is told ‘Let’s go Brandon’ – and says he agrees

Dec 24 (Reuters) – A vulgar anti-Biden catchphrase caused an awkward moment Friday during President Joe Biden’s phone calls with children tracking Santa’s flight when a parent said, “Come on, Brandon.” The chorus, a polished version of “Fuck Joe Biden,” has been an internet sensation since a television reporter told race car driver Brandon Brown … Read more

New U.S. push for vaccines, boosters to stem ‘raging’ Omicron

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – US health officials on Sunday urged Americans to get booster shots, wear masks and be careful when traveling during winter break as the Omicron variant swept across the country. world and was ready to take control as the dominant one. strain in the United States. The government is preparing for … Read more

‘Spider-Man’ ignites pandemic box office with historic opening

LOS ANGELES, Dec 19 (Reuters) – “Spider-Man: No Way Home” racked up $ 253 million in ticket sales in the US and Canada over the weekend, setting a pandemic record and ranking as the third debut. largest national in Hollywood history even as a new variant of COVID-19 spreads. Worldwide, “No Way Home” generated an … Read more

‘Tidal wave’: Omicron could put U.S. COVID-19 surge into overdrive

Dec 17 (Reuters) – Two years after the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces another dark winter, with the red-hot Omicron variant threatening to worsen an already dangerous wave of cases. COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 45% over the past month and cases increased 40% to a seven-day average of 123,000 new infections per day, according to … Read more

Japan police investigate arson after 27 feared dead in clinic blaze – media

TOKYO, Dec 17 (Reuters) – At least 27 people were feared to die after a fire tore through a psychiatric clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, and media said police were investigating the possibility of arson. The fire broke out on the fourth floor of an office building in a busy district … Read more