Face your fears in these 8 Italian caves that will make your jaw drop

Let’s take luxury travel in a different direction: into the bowels of Italy. Not necessarily spelunking in the strict sense, but simply touring. Caves hold a mysterious fascination that pings a bell of intrigue in all of us. A benefit of Italian caves is that if you focus your travel around caves during the day, […]

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Beyoncé Protégés Chloe x Halle Drop Retro-Tinged Video for Hypnotic New Song 'The Kids Are Alright'

Who run the world? These girls!

Sister act Chloe x Halle have released a sepia-toned music video for their new song “The Kids Are Alright,” and it’s a retro-tinged delight.

The Bailey siblings — Chloe is 19, Halle 17 — star alone in the understated video, in which they sing and play with a vintage camcorder. The simple, no-frills production keeps the focus on the sisters’ perfect harmony and their Gen Z anthem’s empowering lyrics.

“We don’t really care about the trend you like to follow / You know what they say, they here today and gone tomorrow,” Chloe x Halle sing, later adding: “Everything is new ’cause we about that innovation / Call it how we see it we a genius generation.”

In 2013, Chloe x Halle slayed an angelic cover of Beyoncé‘s “Pretty Hurts.” Queen Bey took notice, signed the Baileys to her Parkwood Entertainment label, and their star has only grown brighter in the years since. In 2016, the pair appeared in Bey’s Lemonade visual album, went on to open for her on the European leg of the Formation World Tour and wrapped the year with an appearance on PEOPLE’s prestigious annual Ones to Watch list.

They continue to upload covers to their YouTube channel (check out their take on Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow”!), and last year Chloe x Halle released their unofficial mixtape The Two of Usperformed at Essence Festival and in New Orleans. And they’ve made a foray into television with recurring roles on the black-ish spin-off grown-ish, appearing alongside Yara Shahidi in the college-set Freeform series; the duo even recorded the sitcom’s theme song, “Grown.”

Now, Chloe x Halle are preparing to release their debut full-length album.

Good for Arsenal: Liverpool drop interest in Thomas Lemar

Dropping out of the race

In a shock turn of events, it was announced on Thursday evening that Liverpool will not be signing long-term target Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

The Frenchman has looked to be one of the clubs top targets over the past couple of transfer windows.

Having previously had a bid rejected, it was expected that the club would go back in for the player as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement.

The club still have a hefty percentage of that £142million fee in the bank but it looks as though they will not be using it on Lemar.

That is because the Liverpool Echo are reporting that the Reds have dropped all interest in signing the Monaco wide man.

The report states that Klopp was put off making a move in January due to the inflated price of around £90million.

He, and other figures at the club now think that there are much more solid investments than spending that amount of money on Lemar.

Not only that, the Liverpool Echo claims that the club is ‘convinced’ there are players who would much more suit their needs come the summer.

Finally, the player has also only contributed to Monaco’s season with three goals and five assists, a slump compared to last campaign.

Arsenal to move in?

One question that this does raise is whether Arsenal will return to sign the player in the summer.

They had a move for the player fall through on deadline day in the summer due to the player’s cold feet and lack of time to complete a deal.

In January they chose to pursue a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead over Thomas Lemar.

Now, with reports that Arsenal and Liverpool were set to battle it out for the player this summer, Arsenal have a free run at the player.

Whether they decide to take it or not is yet to be seen.

Feds drop hammer on massive “carder” ring that caused $530 million in losses

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Federal prosecutors have criminally charged 36 people for their alleged roles in a massive online fraud enterprise. The fraud, feds claim, has caused more than $530 million in losses since 2010.

Known as the Infraud Organization, the enterprise aimed to be the Internet’s premier destination for buying and selling stolen payment card data. It served as an online bazaar that directed potential buyers to a pool of people selling stolen credit card data, social security numbers, and other personal information, as well as malware, hardware, and other wares used to facilitate card fraud. Infraud is the biggest online fraud group ever prosecuted by the US Justice Department. As of last March, it had almost 11,000 registered members. Its tagline: In Fraud We Trust.

Infraud was a well-organized enterprise that operated globally. At the organization’s top were administrators who collectively controlled its destiny and seeded it with sellers who had a reputation for delivering illicit goods of high quality. Administrators also meted out punishments to members who broke rules and to members of rival criminal groups. Lower down were super moderators and moderators who served as subject-matter experts over specific topics or regions. Vendors sold illicit goods or services to either VIP or regular members.

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