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

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

NYC mayor declares state of emergency amid migrant busing crisis

NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency on Friday in response to thousands of migrants bused to the city in recent months from the US southern border in a political dispute over border security. The city expects to spend $1 billion to manage the influx … 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

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as battles grind on

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Ukraine admits setback near Sievierodonetsk Russia trying to approach Kharkiv-Ukraine official ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, calling for steadfast support from Ukraine’s allies as … Read more

Two election workers break silence after enduring Trump backers’ threats

ATLANTA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Death threats from angry Trump supporters forced Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman, a 62-year-old grandmother, to flee her home of 20 years. Some messages called for her hanging; one urged people to “hunt” her. Freeman showed hundreds of menacing messages to police and called 911 three times. But a year … Read more