Ticketmaster gets grilled: 6 takeaways from hearing over Taylor Swift concert fiasco

CNN — Lawmakers grilled a top executive of Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, on Tuesday after the service’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of people unable to buy tickets late last year. During the three-hour hearing, senators pressed Live Nation president and CFO Joe Berchtold and some other … Read more

DOJ sues Google over its dominance in online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for it to be broken up. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the suit … Read more

The Doomsday Clock reveals how close we are to total annihilation

Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis — and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it’s no ordinary clock. It attempts to gauge how close humanity is … Read more

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade fighting an illness he could not name. He was in and out of the hospital several times per year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel like they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He … Read more

Oscar nominations 2023: See the full list of nominees

CNN — The strange and sentimental film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led among the films nominated for the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday, scoring 11 nominations. “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” followed with nine nominations each. Blockbusters “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” each landed … Read more

Taylor Swift: Live Nation exec will face lawmakers about concert tickets fiasco

New York CNN — Lawmakers are set to grill top executives from the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of fans unable to buy tickets or without their tickets even after purchase. Joe Berchtold, the president and CFO of Ticketmaster parent company Live … Read more

Discovery reveals intimate details about the lives of some of the largest dinosaurs

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — To pry open the mysteries of our planet’s past, scientists typically study rocks and fossilized bones. Eggs are an often overlooked but extremely rich source of information, with birds, reptiles, … Read more

Abandoned shopping carts cost taxpayers thousands of dollars

New York CNN — Santa Fe, New Mexico, paid a local contractor $47,000 to round up about 3,000 shopping carts around the city in 2021 and 2022. Fayetteville, North Carolina, spent $78,468 collecting carts from May 2020 to October 2022. Shopping carts keep wandering away from their stores, draining taxpayers’ coffers, causing blight and frustrating … Read more

Israel’s democracy on the brink amid supreme court showdown with Netanyahu

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Israel’s highest court this week ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire a key ally, a dramatic move amid an unprecedented confrontation between his government … Read more

Premarket stocks: What we learned at Davos: The economy is a mess, but there’s still hope

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN — Friday marks the end of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, … Read more