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

U.S. Supreme Court report fails to identify abortion ruling leak culprit

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court after an eight-month investigation failed on Thursday to identify who leaked a draft of its blockbuster ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade’s decision that had legalized abortion nationwide though the probe revealed multiple holes in security measures at America’s top judicial body. The leak – … Read more

Yellen warns of U.S. default risk by early June, urges debt limit hike

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Friday that the United States will likely hit the $31.4 trillion statutory debt limit on Jan. 19, forcing the Treasury to launch extraordinary cash management measures that can likely prevent default until early June. “Once the limit is reached, Treasury will need to … 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

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

U.S. Supreme Court conservatives question Biden vaccine policy for businesses

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Reuters) – Conservative justices on Friday questioned the legality of President Joe Biden’s vaccine or testing mandate for big business as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a request from officials Republican states and business groups to block politics at a time of rising COVID-19 cases across the country. The nine … Read more

Kazakh president says constitutional order mostly restored

Dozens killed in worst violence since independence Russian-led agency says peacekeeping force is 2,500 The fuel price protest turned into an anti-government movement ALMATY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Security forces appeared to be in control of the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city, Almaty, on Friday morning and the president said constitutional order had been restored … Read more

Sounding alarm on China, Japan and U.S. vow to collaborate more on defence

TOKYO / WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Reuters) – The United States and Japan on Friday expressed grave concern over China’s growing power and vowed to work together to repel attempts to destabilize the region, including emerging defense threats. The two allies’ comments, in a joint statement that followed a virtual meeting of “two plus two” of … Read more

A year after U.S. Capitol siege, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘web of lies’

Biden speaks in the US Capitol, never says Trump’s name Trump accuses Biden of trying to divide the country Republican Cheney laments Trump’s ‘cult of personality’ WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday accused his predecessor, Donald Trump, of spreading a “web of lies” to undermine American democracy in a speech on … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell to seek new trial after juror’s sexual abuse claim -lawyer

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted last week of aiding the sexual abuse of Jeffrey Epstein, deserves a new trial, her lawyer said Wednesday after a juror told the media. , including Reuters, who had been the victim of sexual abuse. . In a letter to US District Judge Alison … Read more