U.S. candidate Bloomberg vows to back Israel, takes dig at Sanders

(Reuters) – U.S. presidential contender Michael Bloomberg pledged on Sunday to “always have Israel’s back,” while separately joking he was the only Jewish candidate who does not want to... Read more »

Kendrick Perkins apologizes to Kevin Durant following death of Kobe Bryant

Ex-NBA center and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins apologized to former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant on Sunday after hearing news of Kobe Bryant’s death. Perkins had criticized Durant on... Read more »

Rapper Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys, honored in tribute performance

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was slain in March of last year, won two posthumous Grammy Awards on Sunday and was remembered at the Awards with... Read more »

Stocks, oil prices skid as China virus fears drive investors to safe havens

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares tumbled on Monday as investors grew increasingly anxious about the economic impact of China’s spreading virus outbreak, with demand spiking for safe-haven assets such as... Read more »

U.S. presidential hopefuls Sanders, Biden in tight race in early primary states

FORT DODGE, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden appear locked in a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as both campaigned... Read more »

Weather conditions eyed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, officials say

CALABASAS, CALIF– Officials in Los Angeles said late Sunday that dense fog in Southern California likely played a role in the deadly crash in Calabasas that claimed the lives of... Read more »

Billie Eilish sweeps Grammy Awards with top four prizes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Teen sensation Billie Eilish swept the Grammy Awards on Sunday, winning all four top prizes – album, song, record of the year and best new... Read more »

Oil extends declines as fears grow over China virus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Crude prices fell more than 2% to multi-month lows on Monday as the rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China and city lockdowns... Read more »

Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats,... Read more »

Kobe Bryant remembered by Conor McGregor at the 2020 Grammys red carpet: ‘What a great man’

LOS ANGELES – UFC legend Conor McGregor remembered fellow athlete Kobe Bryant on the red carpet of the 2020 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old professional fighter spoke with Fox News... Read more »