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

Lula takes over in Brazil, slams Bolsonaro’s anti-democratic threats

BRASILIA, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Sunday, delivering a searing indictment of far-right former leader Jair Bolsonaro and vowing a drastic change of course to rescue a nation plagued by hunger, poverty and racism. In a speech to Congress after officially taking the reins … 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

Court hears arguments for unsealing records in FBI raid of Trump’s home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 18 (Reuters) – Sealed records containing evidence the US Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home were at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, where news organizations are trying to persuade federal judge that the public deserves to see the details. The Justice … 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

Sacklers to pay $6 billion to settle Purdue opioid lawsuits

March 3 (Reuters) – The Sackler family owners of Purdue Pharma LP reached a deal with a group of attorneys general to pay up to $6 billion in cash to resolve widespread litigation alleging that they fueled the US opioid epidemic, bringing the OxyContin maker closer to exiting bankruptcy. The attorneys general for eight states … Read more

Lawsuit accuses Chris Brown of raping unnamed woman on Florida yacht

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28 (Reuters) – An unidentified woman has filed a lawsuit accusing musician Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a Florida yacht in December 2020 and seeking $20 million in damages from the Grammy-winning singer. The civil lawsuit, filed Thursday by a musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, says Brown … 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

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