General Motors said Monday it was moving toward sustainable rubber production for the cars and trucks it produces every year, reducing contributions to deforestation in Southeast Asia and South America.Steven Kiefer, senior vice president for global pu…
The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and vowed to take further measures including sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s “highly destabilizing behavior.”In a unanimous statement backed by China,…
L.A. Reid, one of the music world’s top executives who helped launch the careers of myriad stars including Rihanna and Justin Bieber, has left Epic Records after reported harassment allegations.
The 60-year-old has been chairman and CEO since 2011 of Epic, a unit of Sony Music that has been home to some of the top artists in recent decades from Michael Jackson to Pearl Jam.
Sony Music late last week issued an unusually terse statement of just one line: “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.”
The company offered no further comment. But reports Monday in music magazine Billboard and The New York Post said that Sony management terminated Reid after complaints of sexual harassment.
The New York Post, citing an unnamed source, said a female assistant told management of inappropriate remarks and physical advances by Reid including asking her to hug him in bed during a business trip.
A lawyer for Reid did not return a message seeking comment Monday. Reid on Twitter quoted novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
Reid is considered one of music’s top tastemakers and last year released a memoir that recounted a who’s who of famous artists with whom he has worked.
Reid, who formerly headed labels Arista and Def Jam, became known in the late 1980s for producing a smooth pop sound for African American artists and jumpstarted the careers of TLC, Toni Braxton and Usher.
But his influence stretched across genres and he was famous for instinctively sensing who would become massive.
He signed Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne, R&B superstar Rihanna and, more recently, pop singer Meghan Trainor after hearing them audition briefly for him.
He also inked a contract with a teenage Justin Bieber and worked with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez to revive their careers after their initial fame waned.
While mostly behind the scenes, British television viewers saw him for two seasons as a judge on singing contest “The X Factor,” an experience he later decried as lowering his artistic bar.
Reid’s exit marks a strikingly swift move after Sony endured public criticism for declining to respect singer Kesha’s requests to exit a contract.
Kesha has sued producer Dr. Luke, accusing him of raping her and tormenting her psychologically. He denies the charges and says she remains contractually bound to his Kemosabe Records, a Sony imprint.
Security researchers reported Monday signs of a potential North Korean link to global cyberattacks that have wreaked havoc on computer networks.In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted comp…
President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States during an Oval Office meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The information disclosed by the US leader concerned the Islamic State group and had been provided by a partner of the United States, which had not given Washington authorization to share it with Moscow, the paper said.
Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies,” the Post quoted a US official as saying on condition of anonymity.
According to the official, the information Trump shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak carried one of the highest levels of classification used by US intelligence agencies.
The Post reported, citing unnamed officials, that “Trump went off script and began describing details about an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.”
The paper said it was withholding details of the plot at the urging of US officials who are concerned it could jeopardize key intelligence capabilities.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The US Department of Homeland Security has said it is mulling the expansion of a ban on laptop computers in passenger cabins on jets originating in Europe.
A US ban is already in place for several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Trump’s closed-door meeting with the Russian officials came a day after his surprise firing of FBI chief James Comey, whose agency is investigating whether the president’s campaign team colluded with a suspected Russian attempt to sway last year’s election in his favor.
The information at issue was not even widely shared within the US government, and Trump’s decision to share it with Moscow could endanger Washington’s partnership with the source.
Trump reportedly even revealed the city in which the intelligence was gathered — something seen as problematic, as it could allow Moscow to identify the partner nation.
Officials cited by the Post said the partner country had “access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.”
Top White House officials sought quickly to stem the damage after Trump’s meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, the report said.
“If it’s true, it’s obviously disturbing,” senior Republican Senator John McCain told CNN, while cautioning: “Let’s wait and see what this was all about first.”
Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Twitter: “If true, this is a slap in the face to the intel community. Risking sources & methods is inexcusable, particularly with the Russians.”
The United States on Monday accused Syria of building a prison crematorium to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered detainees, putting pressure on Russia to rein in its ally.
The mortgage attorneys at Consumer Action Law Group filed a writ of mandate to overturn a trial court’s ruling against an elderly nurse following mortgage fraud and wrongful foreclosure by her lender.
Claery & Hammond, LLP, a family law firm in Los Angeles, has chosen to sponsor and contribute to the upcoming San Diego LGBT Pride 2017.
Chicago’s craft beer lovers are in for a treat this Memorial Day weekend. Dovetail Brewery and Begyle are joining forces to host Mayfestiversary.
Ian Brady, the British serial killer notoriously known for the “Moors Murders”, died Monday at the age of 79 in a high security psychiatric hospital, authorities said.Brady and his partner Myra Hindley — who died in prison in 2002 — tortured and murd…
Chelsea icon John Terry scored in what is likely to be his penultimate game for the newly-crowned champions and suggested unless a good offer came along he might retire after Sunday’s final Premier League match. The 36-year-old — who has spent 22 yea…
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France’s new President Emmanuel Macron secured backing Monday from key ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for his bid to shake up Europe, despite scepticism in Berlin over his proposed reforms.Travelling to the German capital to meet the veteran leader in h…
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