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

Twitter owner Musk backs Republicans on eve of U.S. midterms

Biden’s Democrats in tough battle to keep control of Congress Musk comments unlikely to have effect on voter behavior -analyst WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress in US midterms on Tuesday to counterbalance President Joe Biden’s Democrats, the first time a major social media … Read more

Florida jury spares Parkland school gunman from death penalty

Oct 13 (Reuters) – A Florida jury on Thursday decided to spare Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed 17 people in 2018 at a high school in the city of Parkland, from the death penalty, instead calling for life in prison without possibility of parole . Some family members of victims shook their heads in … Read more

Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

Kyiv warns of Chornobyl-style disaster unless secured area Both sides say in favor of visit by nuclear inspectors UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex … Read more

Russia pushes Ukrainian defenders to outskirts of key eastern city

Russian forces step up assault on key eastern city Ukrainians may retrench but won’t give up city – governor Ukraine to launch ‘Book of Executioners’ to detail war crimes Turkey, Russia mull UN plan to allow Ukrainian grain exports KYIV/SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, June 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces pulled back to the outskirts of the industrial … Read more

Israel demands apology after Russia says Hitler had Jewish roots

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (not pictured) following their talks in Moscow, Russia April 27, 2022. Yuri Kochetkov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Israel summons Russian ambassador for ‘tough talk’ Israeli minister says Lavrov comment ‘unforgivable’ Russian … Read more

Search continues as 10 people from missing Japanese boat confirmed dead

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) – Ten people found by rescue workers on Sunday after a tour boat went missing in frigid waters off Japan’s northernmost island have been confirmed dead, the coast guard said. Authorities continued to search with patrol boats, aircraft and helicopters for the remaining 16 people who had been onboard the “Kazu … Read more