Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

Aug 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, said early on Wednesday that he was joking when he tweeted hours previously that he was going to buy currently struggling English football club Manchester United Plc (MANU.N). “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk posted when … Read more

Little League World Series player in critical condition after falling from a bunk bed

Little League World Series player in critical condition after falling from a bunk bed

Easton Oliverson of Utah’s Snow Canyon Little League suffered a fractured skull from the fall, his team said. He is being treated at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, according to a hospital spokesperson. The injury happened early Monday morning, according to a statement from Little League International. St. George News reports Oliverson … Read more

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Former fire captain repeatedly walked off the witness stand during testimony

Kobe Bryant crash photo lawsuit: Images were shared among dozens of LA County employees, lawyer alleges in opening statements

Citing stress from working the crash, Brian Jordan resisted questions that took him back to his actions that day, when attorneys for Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, claim he was led around by a sheriff’s deputy to take site photography of the scene, including crash wreckage and remains’ victims. “Kobe Bryant’s remains were among the pictures?” asked … Read more

Yaqub Salik Talib: Suspect accused of shooting a coach during a Dallas-area youth football game turns himself in

Yaqub Salik Talib: Suspect accused of shooting a coach during a Dallas-area youth football game turns himself in

Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, the brother of former NFL star and Super Bowl winner Aqib Talib, pulled out a gun after the opposing teams’ coaching staffs had a disagreement over officiating during the game on Saturday in Lancaster, police said. Michael Hickmon, a grandfather and father of three from Lancaster, was killed. “The altercation became … Read more

US actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

US actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator 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 because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Authorities identify suspect who attacked author Salman Rushdie at western New York event

Authorities identify suspect who attacked author Salman Rushdie at western New York event

The suspect was identified as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey, State Police Troop Commander Major Eugene J. Staniszewski said in a Friday evening news conference. Police said they are working with the FBI and local authorities to determine what could have motivated the attack. Authorities are also working to obtain search warrants for … Read more

Kobe Bryant crash photo lawsuit: Images were shared among dozens of LA County employees, lawyer alleges in opening statements

Kobe Bryant crash photo lawsuit: Images were shared among dozens of LA County employees, lawyer alleges in opening statements

Vanessa Bryant’s federal lawsuit claims that photos taken of the victims’ remains, including those of her daughter and husband, were shared in settings irrelevant to the investigation, including at a bar and an awards gala. Her attorney, Luis Li, presented a flow chart of how initial photos spread from one deputy to more than a … Read more

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

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

Little League batter embraces opposing pitcher after getting hit in inspiring display of sportsmanship

Little League batter hit by pitch consoles opponent

But Isaiah Jarvis, who at first had gripped his head, soon recovered. He was OK, and the crowd at the Little League Southwest Region championship in Waco, Texas, applauded as he stood up and took first base. Back on the mound, though, Kaiden Shelton was still shaken. That’s when something amazing happened: Isaiah stepped off … Read more