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

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

RIO DELL, Calif., Dec 20 (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, damaging homes, roads and water systems and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. At least 11 people were reported injured, and two others died from “medical emergencies” that occurred during … Read more

Canada police say several victims in British Columbia shooting

LANGLEY, British Columbia July 25 (Reuters) – There were several victims of a mass shooting early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia and one man was in custody, police said. Authorities had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and … 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