Twitter removes hundreds of accounts it says are linked to Iran, Russia, Armenia

BRUSSELS — Twitter said on Tuesday it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its platform manipulation policies. The company said it had taken down 238 accounts operating from Iran for various violations of its policies. Twitter said 100 accounts with Russian ties were […]

Texas utilities can’t stick customers with huge bills after storm: Governor

Texas utility regulators will temporarily ban power companies from billing customers or disconnecting them for non-payment, after the deadly winter storm that caused widespread blackouts, Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday. Abbott called an emergency meeting with state lawmakers on Saturday after reports of many customers receiving bills for thousands of dollars for just a […]

Prince Charles visits hospital where father Philip is staying

Prince Charles on Saturday visited the hospital where his father Prince Philip is being kept as a precaution after feeling ill, a Reuters photographer at the hospital said.

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

LOS ANGELES — Reality star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian on Friday filed for divorce from her rapper husband Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage and months of rumors that their relationship had broken down. Representatives for Los Angeles Superior Court and for Kardashian, 40, said she had filed the divorce papers. Celebrity website […]

Elon Musk says bitcoin is slightly better than holding cash

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk on Thursday said that owning bitcoin was only a little better than holding conventional cash, but that the slight difference made it a better asset to hold. “However, when fiat currency has negative real interest, only a fool wouldn’t look elsewhere,” Musk said in a tweet. “Bitcoin is almost as […]

‘Mom’ to end with Season 8 at CBS

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Mom” will end its run on CBS this year at the conclusion of Season 8, Variety has learned. That means that the season finale currently scheduled for May 6 will now serve as the series finale. The show had been renewed for Seasons 7 and 8 in early 2019. News of […]

Djokovic edges out Zverev to reach Australian Open semifinal

MELBOURNE — Reigning champion Novak Djokovic overcame several dips in form to beat Alexander Zverev 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 7-6(6) and book his place in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The Serbian world number one hit back strongly after losing a tight opening set on a tiebreak but trailed in both the third and fourth […]

Siakam misses layup as Raptors lose to Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had three blocks before fouling out in the final minute and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-112 Sunday night at Tampa. The Timberwolves ended a four-game losing streak and a 16-game skid as the visiting team against the Raptors. The Timberwolves had not […]

U.S. Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege. The Senate voted 57-43 in favour of convicting the former president, falling […]

57 Senators Vote ‘Guilty’ But It’s Not Enough to Convict Trump

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The Senate vote of 57-43 fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection.