One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge … Read more

Disney+ Price Increase Shows Limits of Subscriber-Growth Push

The growth-at-all-costs phase of the streaming wars is over; now, profits are the priority. Faced with slowing subscriber growth in their core domestic markets, some streaming services are shifting their focus from adding users to increasing their bottom line. The result is that streamers such as Walt Disney Co. DIS 4.68% , Netflix Inc. NFLX … Read more

Disney Reports Earnings Surge, Adds 14.4 Million New Disney+ Users

Walt Disney Co. DIS 3.98% reported a better-than-expected 26% jump in revenue, driven by record results at its theme parks division and the addition of more new subscribers than projected to its flagship streaming video platform Disney+. Disney+ gained 14.4 million new subscribers in the three-month period ended July 2, nearly all of them from … Read more

Hollywood actress Anne Heche in coma since fiery car crash

Anne Heche attends the premiere for the film “The Tender Bar” at The TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LOS ANGELES, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized in critical condition, comatose and connected to a … Read more

Advertising Slowdown Spreads Beyond Tech Giants to Hit TV Networks, Publishers

U.S. television networks and news publishers are feeling the effects of a slowdown in the advertising market, the latest indication that an ad-spending retrenchment previously flagged by giant technology companies is spreading. Warner Bros. Discovery Inc., WBD -16.53% home of cable channels including CNN, TNT and the Food Network, on Thursday cut its outlook for … Read more

Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures … Read more

U.S. lawmaker Walorski, two staffers die in Indiana car crash

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two members of her staff died on Wednesday when the vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with a car that veered into their lane, police in Indiana and her office said. Walorski, 58, a Republican who represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. … Read more

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Wednesday. Images and livestreams by local news outlets MBL and RUV showed lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

Kentucky floods kill at least 28 – ‘Everything is gone’

July 31 (Reuters) – Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 28 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday as authorities worked to provide food and shelter for thousands of displaced residents. Some homes in the hardest hit areas were swept away after days of heavy rainfall … Read more