• NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

    Reuters News: (Reuters) – Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Singer Justine Skye arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New...
  • France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

    Reuters News: PARIS (Reuters) – The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women. FILE PHOTO: French Junior Minister...
  • 'If all goes well…' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

    Reuters News: LONDON (Reuters) – A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday. The letter, written by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson to his mother on embossed Titanic...
  • Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction charge in July arrest

    Reuters News: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty in a Georgia court on Thursday to one count of obstruction and was sentenced to community service and a year of probation following his July arrest on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. LaBeouf, 31, pleaded no...
  • Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

    Reuters News: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York, U.S....
  • Thai vegetarian festival expects record spending

    Reuters News: BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late king. People shop for vegetarian food at a market in Chinatown Bangkok, Thailand, October 19,...
  • Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

    Reuters News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about...
  • Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

    Reuters News: MONTREAL (Reuters) – The founder of Canada’s comedy festival ‘Just for Laughs’, which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. FILE PHOTO: Gilbert Rozon (L) and Bruce Hills (R) of...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

    Reuters News: BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview....