By Melissa Fares

Demi Lovato sued for copyright infringement

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Singer and actress Demi Lovato has been accused by American indie rock band Sleigh Bells over copyright infringement. Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller of the Brooklyn-based band said in a lawsuit filed on Monday in...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8:41 PM

Frank Ocean releases new music, finally

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - After much anticipation, influential R&B artist Frank Ocean has made waves with the unveiling of "Endless," a new visual album, his first in four years. Twitter went wild after the album's release late...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:45 AM

Firefighters make leap to smokejumping

By Melissa Fares WINTHROP, Wash. (Reuters) - On a 100-degree day in early June, Matt Mueller did sit-ups in a semicircle with seven other experienced firefighters...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:01 PM

Michael Phelps' purple blotches spotlight 'cupping' trend

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - It wasn't just Michael Phelps' big win on Sunday that had people talking about the U.S. swimming star. It was also the dark purple circles on his shoulders. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:41 AM

Michael Phelps' purple blotches spotlight 'cupping' trend

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - It wasn't just Michael Phelps' big win on Sunday that had people talking about the U.S. swimming star. It was also the dark purple circles on his shoulders. Phelps, who won the 19th Olympic gold medal of...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:14 AM

Bradley Cooper develops HBO miniseries about rise of ISIS militant group

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Actor Bradley Cooper is developing a TV miniseries based on a book about the rise of Islamic State militants, a show the author hopes will help Americans understand how the group came about. Joby Warrick's 2016 Pulitzer...

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:26 AM

Bradley Cooper develops HBO miniseries about rise of ISIS militant group

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Actor Bradley Cooper is developing a TV miniseries based on a book about the rise of Islamic State militants, a show the author hopes will help Americans understand how the group came about. Joby Warrick's 2016 Pulitzer...

Friday, August 5, 2016, 11:50 PM

Cast of 'Suicide Squad' defend film after rotten reviews

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - The cast of new anti-hero movie "Suicide Squad" defended the film on Wednesday from scathing reviews, saying it was for the fans to decide if it does justice to the DC...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:05 AM

'Suicide Squad' fans petition to shut website after rotten reviews

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - The cast of new anti-hero movie "Suicide Squad" defended the film on Wednesday from scathing reviews, saying it was for the fans to decide if it does justice to the DC Comics characters it is based on. "The critics...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 11:49 PM

On the sidelines of the 2016 presidential campaign

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - For the scores of photographers on the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign trail, capturing the...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 2:59 PM

On the sidelines of the 2016 presidential campaign

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - For the scores of photographers on the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign trail, capturing the...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 2:59 PM

Taking a stand in Baton Rouge

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Photographer Jonathan Bachman was in Baton Rouge on Saturday covering the first protest of his career when he captured what has become for many the defining image of the Black Lives Matter rallies that...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 8:20 PM

Kellogg's cereal cafe to snap, crackle and pop into Times Square

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Kellogg Co is offering a grrrr-eat new spot for cereal-lovers, with the opening of its first cereal cafe in New York City's Times Square, the company said on Wednesday. The maker of Frosted Flakes...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:22 PM

Kellogg's cereal cafe to snap, crackle and pop into Times Square

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Kellogg Co is offering a grrrr-eat new spot for cereal-lovers, with the opening of its first cereal cafe in New York City's Times Square, the company said on Wednesday. The maker of Frosted Flakes...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 4:12 AM

General Mills quarterly profit beats estimates as costs fall

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - General Mills Inc <GIS.N> on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts and higher demand in markets outside the United States, and company executives said its pivot toward brands aimed at...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 5:38 PM

Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday. Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:11 AM

Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday. Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:11 AM

Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday. Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:11 AM

Broadway stars to record song for Orlando's gay community

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Broadway stars including Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Kristen Bell will record a song to show their support for Orlando's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, People magazine reported on Wednesday....

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:12 PM

Broadway stars to record song for Orlando's gay community

By Melissa Fares (Reuters) - Broadway stars including Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Kristen Bell will record a song to show their support for Orlando's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, People magazine reported on Wednesday....

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3:45 AM