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Last December, customs officials at JFK Airport found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers in a duffel bag from a passenger arriving from Guyana.

A Connecticut man (39) has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for sing(...)

Self-proclaimed wizard Devin Person in the New York subway. A  sign he carries on the subway reads: “Talk to the wizard, because no one meets a wizard by accident.” Photograph: Mary Inhea Kang/The New York Times

In New York, a city where anyone can be anything, Devin Person is a self-proclaimed professional wizard. On a Sunday afternoon in his Brooklyn neighb(...)

Peter Jackson, chief executive, Paddy Power Betfair: ‘We’ve got a great team and we will have all those other things in the other states as well.’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“Our staff really are passionate about what they do,” says Peter Jackson, chief executive of Flutter Entertainment, owner of bookies Paddy Power and B(...)

Eleni Liff was abandoned as a newborn by her mother in the foyer of this building in Brooklyn. Twenty-three years later she was reunited with her biological father, Keith Cruz. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

On a frigid December night in 1996, a young woman ducked into an apartment building in south Brooklyn, New York, and left a shopping bag in the foyer.(...)

At just under 70 minutes, The National’s eighth studio record is their longest yet, revealing a grand ambition. Co-produced by Mike Mills, who has dir(...)

Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival o in Indio, California. Photograph: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Not this again. You didn’t like Shazam!? Well, I’d like to see you make a superhero films. Down on Adele? I didn’t know you had such a way with the wi(...)

It begins with the sound of an infinite void. Press play on The Antlers’ third album Hospice and all that will greet you is a cold, unsettling silence(...)

Actor Allison Mack leaves  a federal court in Brooklyn on Monday. Photograph: Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times

US actor Allison Mack pleaded guilty on Monday to charges linked to an alleged sex-trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group. Mack (36) , (...)

Booking made by reader through booking.com was cancelled by aparthotel

A reader from Dublin called Niamh contacted us in something of a rage after being messed about when trying to make a hotel booking with one of the mos(...)

Temps, vendors and contractors make up 54 per cent of Google’s global workforce.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

More than 900 Google workers have signed a letter objecting to the tech giant’s treatment of temporary contractors, in what organizers are calling “an(...)

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