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Cornell University police investigating anti-Semitic threats targeting Jewish students

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York sent campus police to its Jewish center after antisemitic “threats of violence” appeared online over the weekend. The threats come at a time of heightened tensions on college campuses across the U.S. over the Israel-Hamas war.

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack said in a statement: “Earlier today, a series of horrendous, antisemitic messages threatening violence to our Jewish community and specifically naming 104 West — the home of the Center for Jewish Living — was posted on a website unaffiliated with CornellWe will not tolerate antisemitism at Cornell,” Pollack said, warning those who commit such threats will be “punished to the full extent of the law.”

University police did not provide details of the nature of the threats, however, they issued a community crime alert Sunday night saying the department is “investigating posts located on a website that contain threats of violence directed at religious groups across the campus … Evidence suggests the targeted locations were intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias.”

New York Gov. K athy Hochul said in a series of posts on X that she condemned the “disgusting & hateful posts on a message board about Jewish @Cornell students” and said the New York State Police is involved. Hochul added that she spoke to leaders from public and private universities across the state Sunday night to stress that state police and government will “support their efforts to keep their students and campus communities safe,” and met with students at Cornell on Monday in which she said students “are showing incredible strength and unity in response to vile antisemitic threats.”

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President Biden signs executive order creating new protections over AI

On Monday, President Biden on Monday signed an executive order seeking to reduce the risks that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to consumers, workers, minority groups and national security. The White House said this move will safeguard Americans’ information, promote innovation and competition, and advance U.S. leadership in the industry and said the new EO as building on prior voluntary commitments from some of the leading tech companies on the safe and secure development of AI.

The EO requires developers of AI systems that pose risks to U.S. national security, the economy, public health or safety to share the results of safety tests with the U.S. government, in line with the Defense Production Act, before they are released to the public.

The president said in remarks on Monday that his executive order “the most significant action any government anywhere in the world has ever taken on AI safety, security and trust. We’re going to see more technological change in the next 10, maybe the next five years, than we’ve seen in the last 50 years And that’s a fact. And the most consequential technology of our time, artificial intelligence, is accelerating that change. It’s going to accelerate it at warp speed. AI is all around us … One thing is clear — to realize the promise of AI and avoid the risk, we need to govern this technology. There’s no other way around it, in my view. It must be governed.”

A senior administration official told reporters that the executive order “has the force of law” and they’ll be using executive powers “pretty fulsomely,” but the president will still pursue various bipartisan legislation with Congress.

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Garth Brooks announces 14th studio album ‘Time Traveler’

Garth Brooks has announced his 14th studio album ‘Time Traveler’, a limited series collection that include his three most recent studio sets since he came out of retirement — 2014’s Man Against Machine, 2016’s Gunslinger and 2020’s Fun, as well as the three-disc Triple Live concert set.

Time Traveler will come out in mid-November as part of a seven-disc boxed set available exclusively through Bass Pro Shops.  Brook said in a statement: “There are a lot of different eras on this album, thus the name. Country music’s core is sincerity. After that, you can dress it up a thousand different ways. I am so lucky to live under the flag of country music.”

‘The Limited Series’ will be available in Bass Pro Shops starting Nov. 7. Fans can pre-order The Limited Series now for $29.95, and orders purchased through Bass Pro Shops online store will ship mid-November.  Head here for pre-order information. 

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Toby Keith shares latest single ‘Don’t Let The Old Man In’

Toby Keith along with BMLG Records shared his latest single “Don’t Let The Old Man In,”to country radio on Oct. 30. Keith originally performed the ballad on the People’s Choice Country Awards while being honored with the Country Icon award. Since then, the song has jumped to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Digital Song Sales chart, landed among the top three on the all-genre chart, and hit the top spot on the iTunes Country Songs and Videos charts.

Written in 2018 by Keith, “Don’t Let The Old Man In” has taken on a deeper meaning since Keith has opened up about his battle with cancer. Keith said he performed the song on the awards show “because I’ve been going through my cancer fight for the last couple of years and it’s really inspiring for a lot of people. And coming back on TV for the first time and performing live in front of a live audience, I thought it was fitting.”

Take a listen to Don’t Let The Old Man In at your streaming service of choice- here.

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‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ tops U.S. box office with $78M opening

Five Nights at Freddy’s debuted at No. 1 in North America over the weekend, earning $78 million in receipts this weekend. The film is also streaming on Peacock.

The film, directed by Emma Tammi, stars Josh Hutcherson as a washed-up security guard who takes a job safeguarding a long-shuttered family-themed pizza restaurant — however, the pizzeria’s giant animatronic animal characters spring to life and go on murderous rampages. He’s also trying to maintain sole custody of his 10-year-old sister (Piper Rubio) and prevent her from falling into the clutches of their Aunt Jane (Mary Stuart Masterson). Kat Conner Sterling and Matthew Lillard also star, with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop created the animatronic characters.

Coming in at No. 2 is Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, followed by Killers of the Flower Moon at No. 3, After Death at No. 4 and The Exorcist: Believer at No. 5.

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Jon Bon Jovi named MusiCares’ 2024 Person of the Year

Jon Bon Jovi will be honored as the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual benefit gala, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 — two nights before the 66th annual Grammy Awards at Arena.

Laura Segura, executive director of MusiCares, said in a statement: “MusiCares is thrilled to honor Jon Bon Jovi at the 2024 Person of the Year Gala. His remarkable contributions to rock and roll have not only left an indelible mark on the music industry, but also in the hearts of countless fans around the world. Furthermore, his long-standing commitment to serving food-insecure and unhoused individuals inspires us all. We’re looking forward to celebrating him and the many ways he has made a difference in this world.”

In addition to his musical achievements, Jon Bon Jovi is being recognized for his philanthropic work. In 2006, he established the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which is dedicated to disrupting the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness. The MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony is one of the marquee events featuring during Grammy Week. It includes a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner and concert featuring other artists paying tribute to the honoree. At 61, Bon Jovi youngest solo honoree since Don Henley received the honor at age 59 in 2007. He is also the second New Jersey native to receive the honor, following Bruce Springsteen in 2013.

Bon Jovi said in a statement: “I’m truly humbled to be this year’s MusiCares honoree. MusiCares’ work with music professionals is vitally important in creating much-needed support and wellness programs that cultivate a healthier and more vibrant community for us all. Philanthropic work has been a cornerstone of my life and has always run in tandem to my music career and achievements. Nearly two decades ago when I formed the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchens, I saw firsthand and continue to see today the impact of charitable community-based work. I know this for sure: helping one’s community is helping one’s self.”

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Mass shooting leaves at least 15 injured, 2 critically, at Halloween party in Chicago

At least 15 people fell victim, two critically, to a mass shooting during a Halloween celebration in Chicago as a gunman opened fire on the city’s West Side. The victims were comprised of 6 women and 9 men ranging in age from 26 to 53 years old; two were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Partygoers told the outlet that a fight broke out in the backyard and one of the individuals involved was asked to leave; after refusing to leave, the man allegedly began shooting. ABC News reported that police who responded to the shooting saw a male suspect firing rounds into the crowd before fleeing on foot. The suspect, who has not been identified, was later arrested, and a firearm was recovered by officers.

10th District CPD Commander William Betancourt said: “Victims relate that the suspect was ejected from the party, and came back a few minutes later and began to shoot.” Alderwoman Monique Scott, who represents the 24th Ward, also spoke at Sunday afternoon’s press conference: “I don’t know whether to scream or to cry. We shouldn’t be out here on a Sunday because somebody couldn’t get into a party.”

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Suspect charged after 2 are killed, 16 injured in shooting in Florida

22-year-old Tyrell Steven Phillips has been charged with second degree murder with a firearm for his role in the deadly Florida shooting that left two people dead and 16 injured early on Sunday morning. Tampa police credit tips they received from the community for the quick arrest.

Official said the shooting in Ybor City began as an isolated altercation between two people escalated to gunfire in the 1600 block of E. 7th Ave around 2:47 a.m. According to police, a 14-year-old black male and a 20-year-old white man were killed. Officials say there were 16 additional victims who were taken to the hospital, 15 of those victims had gunshot wounds. The majority of victims, ranging from 18 to 27 years old, have been released from the hospital. The five victims who are still in the hospital have non-life threatening injuries, according to Tampa Police.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor shared: “It’s just unfortunate that these late night, early morning incidents are occurring where you have disputes that in the past may have been settled in a verbal argument and at the very worst, a physical fight.”

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Jon Pardi and Luke Bryan share the duet ‘Cowboys and Plowboys’

Jon Pardi and Luke Bryan have released their new collaboration, “Cowboys and Plowboys,” written by Rhett Akins, Jacob Rice and Cole Taylor.  The duo shared: ““Cowboys and Plowboys” is out everywhere NOW! We had an awesome time working in the studio on this one and we hope y’all like it!!”

Said Pardi: “I’ve always looked up to Luke as a songwriter and an artist, and he’s a great friend. We’ve been on tour together and he’s been someone that has inspired me along the way and always had my back. We’ve been excited to put this song out for a long time, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Adds Bryan: “When the writers sent this song I couldn’t stop listening to it and I’m so glad it worked out for Pardi to be the one I got to sing it with. He is one of the most genuine artists I know. What you see is truly what you get and I respect what he continues to build.”

Take a listen to ‘Cowboys and Plowboys’- here.

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Dolly Parton shares ‘Wrecking Ball’ featuring Miley Cyrus

Dolly Parton has released a duet of Miley Cyrus’ hit song “Wrecking Ball”, featuring her goddaughter, Cyrus herself.  Parton and Cyrus’ collab is the latest track from Dolly’s upcoming Rockstar album, set for release on November 17th.

Parton shared: “When I heard ‘Wrecking Ball’ I almost wept in my car. When it started into the chorus it hit me like a wrecking ball! I thought how great can a song be and how great can Miley Cyrus be? I thought, I have to have that song on my rock album and I have to have Miley sing it with me! I love it and I hope you do!” 

Parton’s Rockstar has already produced chart-topping hits including the original song “Bygones” featuring Rob Halford, and Parton’s original song, “World on Fire,” which also reached the No. 1 Billboard Rock Digital Songs. Parton also released the classic “Let It Be”, featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood, as well as “What’s Up?” featuring Linda Perry.

Dolly is also set to perform the Halftime Show Live at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Commanders.

Take a listen to Wrecking Ball ft. Miley Cyrus here.

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