Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Lisa LaFlamme anchors an episode of CTV National News on May 14, 2020.CTV Lisa LaFlamme was let go as anchor of CTV National News after 35 years at the network in a decision that the veteran journalist said blindsided her and one that prompted shock from colleagues and viewers. CTV’s parent company, Bell Media, said … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He’s off the … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report … Read more

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin will exit network after 20 years

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin will exit network after 20 years

“Friends, I’ve decided that, after 20 years, I’m leaving [CNN] after my vacation,” Toobin wrote on Twitter. “Was great to spend my last day on air with pals Wolf [Blitzer]Anderson [Cooper] and Don [Lemon].” Toobin, who was last on air August 4th, added, “Love all my former colleagues.” In his tweet Toobin, the author of … Read more

Samsung unveils new foldable smartphones, seeking to keep lead in growing market

Samsung unveils new foldable smartphones, seeking to keep lead in growing market

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) unveiled its latest high-end foldable smartphones on Wednesday, keeping prices at the same level as last year’s in a bid to cement its leadership in an expanding niche market. The smartphone maker priced its clamshell Galaxy Z Flip4 at $999.99, and the 5G-enabled top-line Galaxy Z Fold4 … Read more

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Explainer: What’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 5 (Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas, decided on Friday that US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages. read more … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive .8 billion loss;  operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in US stock prices … Read more

Alex Jones on trial: Jury finds Infowars founder should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents

Alex Jones on trial: Jury finds Infowars founder should pay .2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents

Plaintiffs Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis were awarded a total of just under $50 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Of the total $49.3 million, the $45.2 million in punitive damages may be reduced due to Texas statute. “Care and concern is so important and we saw what happens when there is a dearth … Read more

Alex Jones on trial: Jury deliberates punitive damages to be paid to Sandy Hook parents

Alex Jones on trial: Jury finds Infowars founder should pay .2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents

The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on Friday, after Judge Maya Guerra Gamble reminded them that in a default judgment against him Jones was already found liable for defamation and “intentional infliction of emotional distress” against Lewis’ parents, Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin. In an emotional closing argument Friday, Lewis and Heslin’s attorney … Read more

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro named permanent co-hosts on ‘The View’

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro named permanent co-hosts on ‘The View’

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg made the announcements during two live segments on the ABC daytime talk show. Griffin said she was “honored” to become a co-host and Navarro described it as an “enormous, incomparable privilege.” The appointment of Griffin and Navarro to permanent seats on the show is not entirely surprising. Both have regularly co-hosted the … Read more