Money laundering crew busted in multimillion dollar online dating scam: feds

Money laundering crew busted in multimillion dollar online dating scam: feds

Six people have been busted for their alleged role in an elaborate, multi-million-dollar dating site scam — after they helped launder some $3.5 million fleeced from vulnerable, lovesick targets online, prosecutors in Manhattan federal court charged Wednesday. The suspects, three of whom were arrested at Newark Airport Tuesday night, were all charged with conspiracy to … Read more

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Trump blasts Biden for rescinding his ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Trump blasts Biden for rescinding his 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday ripped President Biden for ending his “Remain in Mexico” policy — claiming that ​the US is “being destroyed before our very eyes.” Trump said Biden entered office with the “most secure border in history” but he “turned it into the greatest border disaster in history.” “Our country is being … Read more

Bob Baffert suspended two years by Churchill Downs over scandal

Bob Baffert suspended two years by Churchill Downs over scandal

Bob Baffert has been banned from the racetrack where his horses have won the first leg of the Triple Crown seven times. Churchill Downs announced Wednesday it issued a two-year suspension to the Hall of Fame trainer, after Baffert’s Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit had a failed drug test confirmed for betamethasone. The ban would mean … Read more

China’s gigantic multi-modal AI is no one-trick pony

Andrew Tarantola

When Open AI’s GPT-3 model made its debut in May of 2020, its performance was widely considered to be the literal state of the art. Capable of generating text indiscernible from human-crafted prose, GPT-3 set a new standard in deep learning. But oh what a difference a year makes. Researchers from the Beijing Academy of … Read more

Wednesday’s hottest meme stock? Well, it’s not AMC.

Wednesday’s hottest meme stock? Well, it’s not AMC.

This meme stock had its best trading day ever, surging back to highs not seen since January’s short squeeze on huge volume as retail traders couldn’t stop posting or tweeting about it after some bullish comments from the company’s chief executive. We’re talking about Bed, Bath & Beyond BBBY, +62.11%, of course. Why, what did … Read more

Richland County sheriff says 2 Dreher students arrested in shooting that killed teen

Richland County sheriff says 2 Dreher students arrested in shooting that killed teen

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of two high school students Wednesday in a shooting that killed an A.C. Flora student. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested D’Mari Flannigan and Javienn Coates in the May 27 shooting on Walcott Street. That’s about a mile from Willams-Brice Stadium between Bluff and Shop roads. The … Read more

Panthers moving rookie standout Jeremy Chinn to safety

Panthers moving rookie standout Jeremy Chinn to safety

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers plan to move Jeremy Chinn to safety, one year after a stellar rookie season at linebacker. It’s a move designed, in part, to help prolong Chinn’s NFL career — at 220 pounds, he’s considered undersized for a linebacker — as well as shore up the team’s vulnerable safety position. … Read more

Kylie Jenner announces Kylie Baby brand with daughter Stormi

Kylie Jenner announces Kylie Baby brand with daughter Stormi

Kylie Jenner is expanding her empire once again. The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 23, quietly announced that she’s launching a baby brand on Wednesday, posting an adorable Instagram photo of daughter Stormi Webster in the bath and tagging @kyliebaby. The verified account has yet to post anything and doesn’t even have a profile photo, but has … Read more

Mets increase capacity to 90 percent for vaxed at Citi Field

Mets increase capacity to 90 percent for vaxed at Citi Field

The New York Mets will increase their seating to 90 percent capacity for vaccinated fans beginning June 11, adding to a series of recent reopening measures as the spread of COVID-19 declines, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Citi Field will be able to host 32,500 fans, 29,500 who will be vaccinated, meaning just 3,000 in … Read more

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