China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chinese newspapers turned their front pages black on Thursday and flags were put at half mast in mourning for the death of former president Jiang Zemin, while well-wishers ugly piles of bouquets outside his childhood home. jiang died in his home city of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday of … Read more

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96, prompting wave of nostalgia

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96, prompting wave of nostalgia

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led the country for a decade of rapid economic growth after the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, died on Wednesday at the age of 96, prompting a wave of nostalgia for the more liberal times he oversaw. Jiang died in his home city of Shanghai … Read more

Taylor Swift dominates again at American Music Awards

Taylor Swift dominates again at American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Superstar singer and songwriter Taylor Swift won all six trophies she was contending for on Sunday at the American Music Awards, including the night’s top prize: artist of the year. The new AMA accolades lifted Swift’s lifetime total to 40, breaking her own record for most wins at the … Read more

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to remain in the House but not in the leadership In 35 years in the House, she has twice served as speaker Pelosi allies rally around Jeffries as successor WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first woman US House of Representatives speaker shepherded landmark legislation and led … Read more

US senator questions Ticketmaster after complaints about Taylor Swift sales

US senator questions Ticketmaster after complaints about Taylor Swift sales

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ticketmaster faced questions on Thursday from a Democratic US senator over its sales practices, two days after Taylor Swift fans complained about website outages and long waits to buy tickets to her upcoming US tour. In a letter to Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N)Senator Amy Klobuchar, chair … Read more

Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and the wife of California’s governor, testified on Monday that former film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005 when she was trying to build a career as a producer and actor. On the witness stand in Los Angeles Superior Court, Siebel Newsom … Read more

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit on Friday against the armorer and three other crew members over the deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie “Rust,” in which a gun that Baldwin was using during rehearsal killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried’s sudden turn from white knight to washout

Sam Bankman-Fried's sudden turn from white knight to washout

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried earned a reputation as a savior of the crypto industry when he bailed out two platforms earlier this year. But when FTX, the exchange he co-founded and led until Friday, needed a lifeline, none was forthcoming. Until this week, the 30-year-old American was seen as a darling in digital … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc. (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold $3.95 billion worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, according to US regulatory filings, days after he completed his purchase of Twitter Inc for $44 billion. Musk, whose net worth dropped below $200 billion after investors dumped Tesla stock, unloaded … Read more

US lawmaker Walorski, two staffers die in Indiana car crash

US lawmaker Walorski, two staffers die in Indiana car crash

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) speaks as US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies to the House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, October 2, 2020. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – … Read more