Iran says Rushdie and his sympathizers are to blame for the attack

Iran says Rushdie and his sympathizers are to blame for the attack

Don’t accuse Tehran, says Foreign Ministry spokesperson Says novelist ‘crossed red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers and politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – No one has the right to launch accusations against Iran over Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie, of which he is guilty … Read more

American actress Anne Heche to be taken off life support 9 days after car accident

American actress Anne Heche to be taken off life support 9 days after car accident

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actress Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after she was seriously injured in a car accident, as a match was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesman said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead as of Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Salman Rushdie remains hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie remains hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries on Saturday a day after he was repeatedly stabbed in a public appearance in New York state, as police tried to determine a motive for an attack that sparked the international condemnation. The accused attacker, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie hooked up to fan after New York stabbing

Novelist Salman Rushdie hooked up to fan after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him for his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso on stage during a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Disney surpasses Netflix in streaming subscribers and sets higher prices

Disney surpasses Netflix in streaming subscribers and sets higher prices

A smartphone screen displaying the “Disney+” logo is seen in front of the words “streaming service” in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record LOS ANGELES, August 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co. (DIS.N) surpassed Netflix Inc. (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million … Read more

Trump refuses to answer questions in New York attorney general’s investigation

Trump refuses to answer questions in New York attorney general’s investigation

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower the day after FBI agents raided his home in Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach, in New York City, U.S., on August 9, 2022. REUTERS/ David ‘Dee’ Delgado Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump … Read more

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

People are seen outside restaurants in Houhai town in Sanya, Hainan province, China November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year’s summer vacation in 2021, she chose the southern tropical island of Hainan … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings fall

Berkshire Hathaway posts .8 billion loss as stock holdings fall

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the showroom as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual meeting of shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, on May 4, 2019. 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock … Read more

Jury awards $45.2 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial

Jury awards .2 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial

Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages – on top of the $4.1 million dollars in compensatory damages already awarded – for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury decided … Read more

Jury Finds Alex Jones Must Pay $4.1 Million Over Sandy Hook Hoax Claims

Jury Finds Alex Jones Must Pay .1 Million Over Sandy Hook Hoax Claims

Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, he said. Thursday a Texas jury. The verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’ radio show and … Read more