A firework accident in a Houston parking lot caused damage to a man's car. [Source]
Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, a statement from his family, posted on tompetty.com, and a news release from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.
GENEVA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet said it would launch a second-hand business this year, becoming the first big brand to announce plans to tap into a fast-growing market for pre-owned premium watches.
For the last few years, the watch industry has witnessed the resurgence of vintage-inspired watches and more affordable timepieces. However, at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie GenÃ¨ve (SIHH), the impressive selection of technologically advanced offerings suggest that the appetite for innovation -- and the high prices it commands -- has not disappeared completely.
Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday it is creating an independent watchdog to monitor and investigate human rights abuses by its companies operating abroad, describing it as the first initiative of its kind in the world.
It's no secret that the last decade has been one of ups and downs for the luxury watch industry, thanks to financial crises, economic booms, and changing spending habits. And while a return to former highs may be impossible, the consensus is that the world's watchmakers will have to make significant changes to guarantee continued success.
FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Germany's drug assessment body has criticised a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information.
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Carillion held further emergency funding talks on Sunday as the British government said it hoped that the struggling construction and services company's partners will find the cash it needs to stay in business.
BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.
JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An official who hopes to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday took her fight to a U.S. appeals court, urging it to oust President Donald Trump's pick for the...
Put Thursday in the proper perspective: President Donald Trump, who said definitively he would sign what Congress sends him, flatly rejected the lone (serious) bipartisan effort to reach a resolution on the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
SHANGHAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's cyber watchdog has scolded Ant Financial, Alibaba's payment affiliate, for compromising user privacy after many users of its Alipay service were automatically enrolled in its credit scoring system.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge denied on Wednesday a preliminary injunction sought by the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking to stop White House budget...
SHANGHAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's cyber watchdog has scolded Ant Financial, Alibaba's payment affiliate, for compromising user privacy after many users of its Alipay service were automatically enrolled in its credit scoring system.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge denied on Wednesday a preliminary injunction filed by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English seeking to stop White House budget director Mick Mulvaney from taking control of the agency.
MILAN (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.
MILAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.
PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - France's competition authority on Wednesday approved plans by upmarket department store chain Galeries Lafayette to buy online fashion and homeware retailer La Redoute in a deal that will accelerate its digital expansion.
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision.
TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate C$150,000 ($120,000) in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency over accusations it colluded with rival publishers and Apple Inc to set prices, the agency said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Democratic politicians asked a government watchdog on Monday to scrutinize implementation of President Donald Trump's tax law, warning that the administration could use new tax guidelines to create the appearance of a large middle-class tax cut ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it might reconsider its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog if the United States failed to respect its commitments in the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers in 2015.
LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog said on Monday it had fined former Royal Bank of Scotland interest rate derivatives trader Neil Danziger 250,000 pounds ($338,000) and banned him from working in any regulated financial activity.
In a heated interview, White House adviser Stephen Miller talks with CNN's Jake Tapper about Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" and its revelations about life inside the Trump campaign and White House.
BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A worker at a factory in China operated by iPhone maker Foxconn died on Saturday after jumping from a window, according to a statement from China Labour Watch, a U.S.-based activist organisation, which cited information from employees.
OSLO/CHICAGO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. court should dismiss the information provided by drilling rig firm Seadrill about its restructuring plan as inadequate, a U.S. government bankruptcy watchdog said in a filing on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom," it said on Thursday, days after the White House said Islamabad would have to do more to combat terrorism to receive U.S. aid.
Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.
LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Drinks bottler Refresco is willing to offer remedies to concerns voiced by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over the Dutch company's $1.25 billion acquisition of Cott Corp's bottling activities.
LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday said it is concerned that Refresco's $1.25 billion purchase of Canada-based Cott Corp's bottling activities could result in higher prices or lead to lower quality standards.
(Adds company news items and futures) Jan 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE futures are seen opening down 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. * BP: British energy company BP expects a positive impact on future post-tax earnings from the United States after the changes to U.S. corporate taxes, it said on Tuesday. * GLENCORE: Glencore has agreed to sell one of two Australian coal mines it put up for sale last year to British industrialist Sa
Jan 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 5 points higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.03 percent ahead of the cash market open. * COMPASS GROUP : Compass Group Chief Executive Richard Cousins and five others were killed in a Sydney seaplane crash. The world's biggest catering firm said its incoming chief executive, Dominic Blakemore, would start his tenure three months earlier than expected on Jan. 1.
BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - China's internet watchdog has ordered two top news feed sites to temporarily suspend parts of their platforms for broadcasting "vulgar" content and failing to implement censorship measures, amid tightening state control of what appears online.
PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - A furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela's largest refining complex, injuring two workers, a union leader and a family member of one of the victims said on Wednesday.
The Justice Department Inspector General has found "potential systemic issues" in how the department handles sexual harassment and misconduct allegations across its components, according to a memorandum he wrote in May to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reviewing the handling of cases that primarily occurred in years past.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A "terrorist group" is probably responsible for the explosion on a Libyan crude pipeline on Tuesday, a spokesman for an eastern Libyan petroleum protection force said on Wednesday.
HAVANA (Reuters) - A fireworks explosion seriously injured 22 people, including six children between ages 11 and 15, during a popular Cuban carnival on Christmas Eve, state-run media reported on Monday.
(Reuters) - Energy companies and other businesses that accidentally kill migratory birds will no longer be criminally prosecuted, the Trump administration said Friday in a decision hailed by industry but denounced by environmental groups.
NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co, the largest U.S. fuel network, defended the fees it charges to ship gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, saying on Friday a formal complaint by some of its biggest customers was based on "purposefully manipulated" financial data.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Houston woman who police said stabbed her friend to death, stole the mother's six-week-old baby girl and tried to pass the infant off as her own was arrested on Thursday, the same day authorities said they had found the missing child alive.
(Adds company news and futures) Dec 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 4 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.18 percent ahead of the cash market open. * BALFOUR BEATTY: Britain's Balfour Beatty said on Thursday it had agreed to sell a 12.5 percent stake in Connect Plus, the operator of the M25 motorway, to fund management company Dalmore Capital Limited for 103 million pounds ($137.6 million).
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to a June fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida residence, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting police.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. prison system is using outdated procedures that fail to detect and prevent fraud by doctors and other healthcare providers who may be overbilling the government for services, according to a Department of Justice report released on Wednesday.
PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Online platforms offering rentals or shares in everything from glitzy watches to sports cars are making inroads in the luxury goods market, as a shift in consumer habits begins to head up market.
PARIS (Reuters) - France's competition authority said on Wednesday it had fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.62 million) relating to a case involving the pain killer product durogesic.
PARIS, Dec 20 (Reuters) - France's competition authority said on Wednesday it had fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.62 million) relating to a case involving the pain killer product durogesic.
PRAGUE, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC DATA========================== Real-time economic data releases.................... Summary of economic data and forecasts........... Recently released economic data.................. Previous stories on Cz
(Adds company news and futures) Dec 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 3 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.05 percent ahead of the cash market open. * CARILLION: Carillion has moved the start date for new chief executive Andrew Davies forward to Jan. 22 from April 2, the British builder said on Wednesday. * WILLIAM HILL: British bookmaker William Hill said on Wednesd
Dec 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 3 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * BT: The U.K government is expected to reject telecoms provider BT's offer to invest up to 600 million pounds ($803.4 million) to provide faster broadband services to remote parts of the country, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. (http://on.ft.com/2z1Te2n) * OIL: Oil prices inched up on Wednesday, supported by expectations of a fall
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dense fog halted inbound vessel traffic on Tuesday on the Houston Ship Channel that leads to the busiest U.S. petrochemical port, the U.S. Coast Guard said, but the waterway was later reopened for ships leaving the Port of Houston.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dense fog halted vessel traffic along the Houston Ship Channel, idling at least 50 vessels in or near the 53-mile (85-km) waterway that leads to the busiest U.S. petrochemical port, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
(Adds company news and futures) Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 5 points higher at 7,542 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.06 percent ahead of the cash market open. * ACACIA MINING: Acacia Mining Plc said on Tuesday it would sell its 2 percent royalty over the HoundÃ© Mine in Burkina Faso for $45 million to Sandstorm Gold Ltd . * OLD MUTUAL: Anglo-South African financial serv
PRAGUE, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC DATA========================== Real-time economic data releases.................... Summary of economic data and forecasts........... Recently released economic data.................. Previous stories on Czec
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog will step up its scrutiny of the initial coin offering (ICO) market to see if new rules are needed to protect investors after issuing an alert in September.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's regulator ordered Deutsche Telekom on Friday to offer an all-you-can-watch video product on the same terms throughout the European Union, in a decision the company slammed as "incomprehensible", saying it would appeal.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department does not adequately collect or use crime statistics from Native American tribes, a problem that has left the department with stale and "virtually useless" crime data, according to a new internal watchdog report released on Thursday.
MOSCOW, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The explosion, which rattled Austria's main gas pipeline hub and led to gas supplies disruptions in Europe, has underlined the need for Gazprom's gas projects, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday.
Dec 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 17 points lower at 7,309.8 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * THOMAS COOK: Air Berlin's administrator said renewed talks with Thomas Cook have not led to a sustainable offer for the insolvent carrier's Austria-based Niki unit. * OIL: Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles. * Gold prices were almost unchanged
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
Dec 12 (Reuters) - Ottawa plans early next year to create an independent office to oversee Canadian mining, oil and gas companies' activities abroad, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that environmental and human rights groups have long demanded.
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen's flagship European sport-utility vehicles (SUV) with 3-litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog said it has ordered Volkswagen to recall 57,600 diesel models of its Touareg sport-utility vehicle (SUV) after detecting two illicit emission-control devices in tests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said.
(Reuters Health) - Even though window coverings have been recognized for decades as a safety hazard to children, injuries from blinds and shades still send many kids to the emergency room each year, a U.S. study suggests.
When Alabama voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, they are, ostensibly, picking one out of 100 senators -- not to mention someone who will only serve until 2020 before having to run again.
TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The office of Canada's privacy commissioner said on Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into the 2016 breach of customer and driver data at Uber Technologies Inc, which the ride-hailing company disclosed last month.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody, with three other injuries reported.
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened little changed on Monday after reports of an explosion in New York's busy Port Authority commuter hub, while the Nasdaq was slightly higher as technology stocks rose.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials trying to hide dishonest spending with tricks such as throwing extravagant parties in private will be targeted in a sustained campaign to root out hedonism, the top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican needs to bring cases of suspected money laundering to trial, a European finance watchdog urged on Friday, saying the good progress made by its financial regulators needed to be matched by judicial muscle.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the â€œclearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and sufferingâ€ from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog.
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog on Thursday dropped its opposition to a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the deal would not "substantially lessen competition."
MOSCOW, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Russia's technical safety watchdog Rosstandart said on Wednesday it had been informed by Ford's Russian venture about the voluntary recall of 13,129 Ford Transit vehicles produced between Oct. 23, 2014, and July 5, 2017.
Dec 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 41 points lower at 7,286.6 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * GLAXOSMITHKLINE: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Wednesday said it is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products. * OIL: Oil prices dipped on Wednesday, as refined product inventories in the
(Reuters) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Wednesday said it is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products.
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - The question Indonesian volcanologist Devy Kamil Syahbana gets most is the one he cannot answer - when, or if, rumbling Mount Agung on Bali island will blow up in a major eruption.
Dec 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 4 points lower at 7,334.4 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve. * GOLD: Gold prices held within a tight range in Asian trade on Tuesday, supported by a slightly weaker dollar as investors a
Dec 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 62 points higher at 7,362.8 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. * RIO TINTO: Rio Tinto Ltd said on Monday it has appointed Simon Thompson as its next chairman, succeeding Jan du Plessis, who will step down after serving almost nine years as chair. * LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE: Bruised by the collapse of its merger with Deutsche Boerse and battered by the abrupt departure of its CEO, the London Stock Exchange (LSE)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two days after a federal court endorsed President Donald Trump's deregulatory pick for a consumer watchdog, a rival official was encouraging agency staff to keep up the pressure on the lending industry, several current and former officials said on Friday.
FRANKFURT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Germany's financial markets watchdog BaFin is questioning Deutsche Boerse over how it communicated the appointment of Theodor Weimer as chief executive, the regulator said on Friday.
(Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders eased to a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of their Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's MLS Cup final against Toronto FC.
(Adds company news and futures) Dec 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 19 points lower at 7,308 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.05 percent ahead of the cash market open. * ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND: British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close 259 branches and cut 680 jobs as it reduces costs and encourages customers to use online and mobile services. * ROYAL
Dec 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to open 19 points lower at 7,308 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina have taken a big step toward a long awaited gas development in Australia, signing a 27-year deal to supply Shell's Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas project. * UNILEVER: Unilever , Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his
BEIJING (Reuters) - One of General Motors Co's China ventures will recall nearly a million vehicles due to fuel tank problems, the country's quality watchdog said on Friday, the latest in a spate of major auto recalls in China over the last few months.
Nov 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared a device embedded in an Apple Inc watch band that monitors a user's heart rate, detects when something is amiss and prompts the user to take an electrocardiogram.