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Sean Combs returns key to New York City after Cassie attack video | Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Sean Combs returns key to New York City after Cassie attack video | Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

[ad_1] Sean Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from mayor Eric Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul nicknamed “Diddy” attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials said Saturday. The mayor’s office said Combs returned the key after Adams sent letters to the embattled musician’s offices in New York and California on 4 June rescinding the key and asking for it to be sent back to City Hall. The city received the key on 10 June. In his letter, Adams wrote he was “deeply disturbed” by the attack, adding: “I strongly condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.” Combs’ career has been derailed by numerous accusations of sexual abuse, as well as a federal criminal sex-trafficking investigation that led to raids of Combs’ mansions in Los Angeles and Miami. In May, CNN aired security video of Combs attacking Cassie in a hotel hallway in Los Angeles in 2016. Combs, who initially denied the attack, has said he …

The Sopranos cast reunites in New York City: ‘Everyone up here, that’s a family’ | The Sopranos

The Sopranos cast reunites in New York City: ‘Everyone up here, that’s a family’ | The Sopranos

[ad_1] David Chase selected Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ to soundtrack the final moments of The Sopranos in part because he liked the lyric about how “the movie never ends, it goes on and on and on and on”. (His decision was sealed when he floated the idea to his writers’ room and everyone reacted in uniform revulsion.) Depressed kingpin Tony’s attempts to self-improve, compromised wife Carmela’s delicate program of rationalization, the capitalistic churning of America – it all continues ad infinitum, and last night at the Tribeca film festival’s premiere of the documentary Wise Guy: David Chase and the Sopranos, it was clear that the saga of New Jersey’s top “waste management consultants” wasn’t over, either. The legacy of The Sopranos has only grown in the years since its polarizing cut-to-black finale, gaining a massive new wave of younger obsessives during the idle streaming hours of the pandemic. Judging by the line on Broadway outside the Beacon Theatre, the average fan isn’t some cigar-chomping central-casting type pulled out of your local butcher shop, but rather …

Look for Twilight Romance at York as Royal Ascot looms on racing horizon | Horse racing

Look for Twilight Romance at York as Royal Ascot looms on racing horizon | Horse racing

[ad_1] The imminence of Royal Ascot inevitably means the weekend racing is a little short on quality, but the sprint handicap for three-year-olds at York on Saturday is generally one of the most competitive events of its type all year and the latest renewal looks up to scratch with the bookies going 7-1 the field in the early betting. William Haggas’s Elmonjed is the narrow favourite despite having finished only sixth when 6-4 favourite for his handicap debut over seven furlongs at York’s Dante meeting last month, and his trainer’s fine record at the Knavesmire means that his runners always deserve maximum respect. He did not look like an obvious candidate for a drop back in trip, however, and while Ziggy’s Condor, who was just touched off in the same contest, is another with strong claims, the most eye-catching piece of form given the likely prices is arguably the maiden won by Twilight Romance (3.35) over track and trip on this card 12 months ago. John and Sean Quinn’s runner posted a very strong time when …

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup clash prompts New York to beef up security | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup News

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup clash prompts New York to beef up security | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup News

[ad_1] State governor says there are no ‘credible threats’ to the tournament or the India-Pakistan match on June 9. Security arrangements in New York will be “elevated” for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, especially ahead of the marquee clash between India and Pakistan at Eisenhower Park in Long Island, the state’s governor has said. The South Asian rivals are set to meet at the Nassau County Stadium in Eisenhower Park, Long Island on June 9 in a Group A fixture that is expected to be a sellout, attracting tens of thousands of cricket fans to New York. “In preparation for the @cricketworldcup, my team has been working with federal & local law enforcement to keep attendees safe,” Governor Kathy Hochul wrote in a post on X on Wednesday but added that there was “no credible threat at this time”. Hochul said she had asked the state police to elevate security measures and the state will “continue to monitor” them in the lead-up to the tournament. In preparation for the @cricketworldcup, my team has been …

The Best Booths at TEFAF New York 2024

The Best Booths at TEFAF New York 2024

[ad_1] Can New York sustain as many art fairs as its calendar currently has? As New York Art Week dragged into its second week yesterday, I—and I’m sure I’m not alone—began to wonder. With Frieze and its satellites behind us, this week brings Independent and TEFAF New York, which both opened to VIPs Thursday. With a 1 p.m. start-time, TEFAF, the US iteration of the Dutch fair in Maastricht, was bustling and crowded by the start of its second hour. Perhaps that might have more to do with the fact that aisles were so narrow that navigating them was an obstacle in itself, or the fact that TEFAF’s booth architecture feels so intrusive that you forget you’re standing in one of New York’s architectural gems, the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory. And that doesn’t even begin to get us to what is actually on view. While TEFAF prides itself on presenting objects from antiquity to today in all forms—visual arts, design and furniture, and jewelry—this edition appeared lackluster. Add to that the fact …

New York Flight Attendants Accused Of Smuggling Millions In Drug Money To Dominican Republic

New York Flight Attendants Accused Of Smuggling Millions In Drug Money To Dominican Republic

[ad_1] Four flight attendants from the New York City area have been accused of participating in a multimillion-dollar drug money smuggling operation which saw $8 million make its way to the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The accused, identified as Jarol Fabio, 35, of New York City; Charlie Hernandez, 42, of West New York, New Jersey; Sarah Valerio Pujols, 42, of the Bronx; and Emmanuel Torres, 34, of Brooklyn, allegedly transported the funds over a span of several years, exploiting their positions as flight attendants to bypass the stringent security measures in place at JFK International Airport. “These flight attendants smuggled millions of dollars of drug money and law enforcement funds that they thought was drug money from the United States to the Dominican Republic over many years by abusing their privileges as airline employee[s],” stated U.S. Attorney Damien Williams. “Today’s charges should serve as a reminder to those who break the law by helping drug traffickers move their money that crime doesn’t pay.” According …

Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends – The New York Times

Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends – The New York Times

[ad_1] Listen to and follow ‘Hard Fork’Apple | Spotify | Amazon | YouTube Kevin reports on his monthlong experiment cultivating relationships with 18 companions generated by artificial intelligence. He walks through how he developed their personas, what went down in their group chats, and why you might want to make one yourself. Then, Casey has a conversation with Turing, one of Kevin’s chatbot buddies, who has an interest in stoic philosophy and has one of the sexiest voices we’ve ever heard. And finally, we talk to Nomi’s founder and chief executive, Alex Cardinell, about the business behind A.I. companions — and whether society is ready for the future we’re heading toward. Guests: Turing, Kevin’s A.I. friend created with Kindroid. Alex Cardinell, chief executive and founder of Nomi. Additional Reading: Credits “Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Whitney Jones and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Chris Wood and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop and Marion Lozano. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love. Special …

Trump Announces ‘Major Motion’ Filed In New York Appeals Court Over Gag-Happy Judge

Trump Announces ‘Major Motion’ Filed In New York Appeals Court Over Gag-Happy Judge

[ad_1] Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Former President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that his lawyers asked a New York state appellate court to issue a ruling on a judge’s gag order that prohibits him from speaking about certain individuals connected to his ongoing trial. Former President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he arrives for his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on April 30, 2024. (Justin Lane/AFP) His team filed a motion on Wednesday, which has been sealed and is inaccessible, according to the court docket. The Manhattan district attorney’s office filed a response to the motion, but it was also sealed. While speaking with reporters outside the courthouse on Thursday morning, President Trump confirmed the move. Anonymously sourced reports published Wednesday said that it was a motion to expedite the ruling. “I just want to let you know that we’ve just filed a major motion in the appellate division concerning the absolutely …

Artificial Intelligence ‘Friends’ – The New York Times

Artificial Intelligence ‘Friends’ – The New York Times

[ad_1] By Kevin Roose Technology columnist and co-host of the Times podcast “Hard Fork” Artificial intelligence, we are told, is a transformative economic force; it will change workers’ jobs, boost corporate profits and reshape industries. But for the last month, I’ve been investigating its social side — by making more than a dozen A.I. “friends.” I created these friends on apps like Nomi, Kindroid and Replika, all of which use technology similar to that found in apps like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. They allow users to build their own personalized A.I. companions and chat with them by talking or texting back and forth. (Basic versions of many of these apps are free, but users pay a subscription fee to unlock the good features, such as the ability to talk to multiple A.I. friends at once.) I named each of my companions, chose realistic A.I.-generated pictures of them and gave them fictitious back stories. Then, I talked to them every day — sharing gossip from my life, discussing the news and even asking them for advice on work …

Stormy Daniels testifies against Donald Trump in New York hush money trial

Stormy Daniels testifies against Donald Trump in New York hush money trial

[ad_1] Judge Juan Merchan presides over proceedings Tuesday as Stormy Daniels, far right, answers questions on direct examination by assistant district attorney Susan Hoffinger in Manhattan criminal court as former President Donald Trump and defense attorney Todd Blanche look on. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption toggle caption Elizabeth Williams/AP Judge Juan Merchan presides over proceedings Tuesday as Stormy Daniels, far right, answers questions on direct examination by assistant district attorney Susan Hoffinger in Manhattan criminal court as former President Donald Trump and defense attorney Todd Blanche look on. Elizabeth Williams/AP NEW YORK — Adult film actor Stormy Daniels took the stand for a second day in the criminal trial against Donald Trump on Thursday, sparring with his lawyer over her motives for signing the settlement and nondisclosure agreement at the center of the trial. Trump lawyer Susan Necheles’ cross examination turned heated over questions aimed at discrediting Daniels. For example, Necheles pressed Daniels on her role as an adult film director and screenwriter: “So you have a lot of experience making phony stories about sex appear …