The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday March 20)

March 20, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

Trump may move GOP health care bill to the right

The political calculation is setting off a domino effect on Capitol Hill. Just days to go before a Thursday vote on the House GOP bill, moderate Republicans have already expressed deep reservations about making drastic reforms to the current health care system. Making additional changes to satisfy conservatives is certain to strengthen opposition among centrist Republicans.

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Speaking on Israel public radio Sunday morning, Liberman said, “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our airplanes, we will destroy all of them without thinking twice.” His threat comes after Syria fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli military jets overnight Thursday into Friday.

Man fatally wounded by deputy; family says Facebook Live captured chaos

Rodney James Hess, 36, of New Orleans was streaming on Facebook Live when he was shot Thursday afternoon, his family said in their own Facebook posting. Rodney Hess’ video does not show the officers shooting and his relatives asked any witnesses to come forward.

Paris Orly Airport: Father insists son “not a terrorist”

Ziyed Ben Belgacem held a gun on a female soldier while shouting: “I am here to die in the name of Allah … There will be deaths,” before two of the soldier’s comrades shot the attacker dead, a prosecutor told reporters.

Japan holds first evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean missile

On cue, teachers and students drop to the ground and wait for further instructions. “This is a drill,” a voice echoes over a loudspeaker across this small coastal town. “A missile has been launched.” Moments later, the entire school body runs from the athletic field into the school gym.

How health care works around the world

In the corner of the waiting room sits a “patient pod” consisting of a computer, a blood pressure machine and scale, for people to measure their vitals in their own time. They can even monitor their mood by answering a series of questions about how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking.

Barack Obama is probably lying on a beach in a deserted paradise right now

Back in Washington, President Donald Trump continues to suggest, without proof, that Obama wiretapped him and Republicans are busy trying to dismantle his signature health reform law. Nevertheless, former President Barack Obama is unwinding nicely from the most important job in the world.

Car and bomb claim at White House sets off security alert

There was no confirmation on whether there was any device in the vehicle, but security at the White House was immediately upgraded. The vehicle is being checked, the officials said. The incident occurred at 11:05 p.m. at a security checkpoint, the Secret Service said.

World’s best airports for 2017 revealed

For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions of international passenger surveys.

Tale as old as time: Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ debuts at $170 million

I hope you like seeing Disney’s animated classics turned into live-action features. They’re not going away anytime soon. We have Beauty and the Beast to thank for that. Disney’s flesh-and-blood (and CG) remake of the 1991 hit opened at the top of the domestic box office with an estimated $170 million.

Wow, some stranger just gave us Trump’s tax return and it’s really weird

Viewers tuning into The Rachel Maddow Show on March 14 were disappointed to see, after much hype and 20 minutes of on-air build up, that an expected bombshell turned out to be a giant dud. Maddow saw a surge of viewers to her program, following teaser tweets about obtaining President Trump’s tax returns.

Neil deGrasse Tyson unleashes hot fire on Trump in angry tweetstorm

Neil deGrasse Tyson took a break from sharing science facts and nerdy dad jokes on Sunday to blast Donald Trump in a raging tweetstorm. Specifically, Tyson targeted Trump’s proposed slashing of federal funding for programs that support the arts, education, and the EPA, which has long been in the crosshairs of the Trump administration.

Earth just had its second-warmest February since 1880

As the saying goes: Another month, another disconcerting report from top U.S. climate agencies. Last month was Earth’s second-hottest February on record since at least 1880, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently reported. At the same time, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica hit record monthly lows.

Ellen has the best reaction to 5-year-old’s unexpected Trump burn

It was supposed to be a cute moment The Ellen DeGeneres Show show is known for. Instead, 5-year-old geography genius Nate Seltzer laid down some hot fire on President Donald Trump. While answering a gamut of questions from Ellen about his self-drawn world map, he was asked who was standing inside Russia.

In surprise to no one, anti-Trump billboard with Nazi imagery has some people upset

There are subtle ways to protest Donald Trump. Then there’s putting up a billboard with mushroom clouds and dollar signs that look like swastikas. The billboard from artist Karen Fiorito went up in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon and (surprise!) some Trump supporters were not too happy about it.

Robot Kanye will free you from the human labor of listening to the real thing

Before Kanye West gets to the White House, first, we’ll have to survive the robot apocalypse brought about by his A.I.-powered doppelgänger. No, this isn’t science-fiction. It’s a very real piece of software created by a high school student from West Virginia.

‘Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark goes to space for Amazon’s new sci-fi show

Yes, there is life after dragons and frost giants, and for Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark (Richard Madden) that life continues in space as, yes, an interstellar priest. That’s the premise of Amazon’s new streaming series Oasis, a science fiction tale based on the novel The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.

Airbus’ new flying car concept looks like it’s straight out of ‘The Jetsons’

‘ Airbus’ and ‘Italdesign’ have revealed a passenger capsule that can either attach to wheels and drive like a car, or be lifted up by a drone helicopter. All of this is based on traffic conditions, cost and time. Popular Videos

U.S. carriers want you to buy the LG G6 so badly, they’re giving out free TVs

There’s a lot to like about the LG G6. After trying out the whole modular phone thing with the G5 last year, LG’s returned this year with a more practical premium phone that fits a 5.7-inch display into a phone body normally designed for a 5.2-inch screen.

Trump wants to kill a program that helped Elon Musk get this company up and running

President Donald Trump wants to swing a heavy ax at government programs for innovative clean energy technologies – including an initiative that once backed Tesla. Trump’s budget proposal, unveiled on Thursday, would eliminate a major loan program that helped Tesla roll out its all-electric Model S.

White House Admits Trump ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Isn’t Going To Happen

WASHINGTON ― White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney threw cold water on the promise that “everybody” would get health insurance under GOP legislation ― a promise that was made by none other than President Donald Trump himself.

Nazi-Themed Trump Billboard To Stay Up As Long As He’s President, Owner Says

A billboard in Arizona is drawing public outrage after featuring President Donald Trump’s face surrounded by dollar-sign swastikas and nuclear mushroom clouds. The controversial artwork appeared in Phoenix on Friday. In the days since, California-based artist Karen Fiorito says she’s received death threats.

Twitter Bashes Incredibly Awkward ‘Style’ Shot Of Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump’s oldest son struck a forlorn, stiff pose for a photo accompanying a profile piece on him in the New York Times Style section Saturday that was decidedly … unstylish. But it sure got Twitter’s juices going.

Soccer Player Mistakenly Thanks His Wife AND Girlfriend On Live TV

A Ghanaian soccer star may be in the doghouse after giving an awkward live TV interview where he mistakenly thanked his wife and girlfriend. Mohammed Anas, who plays for South Africa’s Free State Stars, had just been named “man of the match” when he made the Freudian slip of the tongue during a post-game interview Friday night.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead At 90

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died Saturday, police said. He was 90. Berry penned a great number of hits in the ’50s and ’60s like “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and ” Rock and Roll Music ” that influenced generations of rock groups, including The Beatles.

CNN’s Brian Stelter Slams Trump For Being A ‘Fox News Presidency’

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter accused the White House of being the “Fox News presidency” on Saturday, despite President Donald Trump’s recent attempt to blame the network for unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election.

Can The Kardashians Survive In The Trump Era?

Ten years on television is impressive for any show, let alone a reality series, which more often than not creates just fleeting moments of fame for its stars. But the Kardashians aren’t just reality stars, they’re the first family of reality TV. “They were treating him as an entertainer first.

Middlesbrough 1-3 Man United: Mourinho’s side move fifth

Middlesbrough played their first game since Aitor Karanka departed the club in midweek Marouane Fellaini headed the away side in front from close range after Ashley Young’s cross Jesse Lingard doubled United’s lead with a long-range stunner in the 62nd minute Substitute Rudy Gestede pulled one back for the home side with 13 minutes to go with a cool finish Antonio Valencia scored a third in stoppage time after Victor Valdes slipped inside the area Manchester United leapfrogged Everton and Arsenal to move fifth in the Premier League with a hard-fought win over Middlesbrough.

Jose Mourinho speaks openly about his Manchester United career

Jose Mourinho has revealed his thoughts on his first season at Old Trafford The Portuguese believes he is unfairly punished when compared to others Mourinho claims United are now fighting for dominance with five or six clubs The former Chelsea boss says he will remain at United for at least three years Jose Mourinho hasn’t been far from the headlines all season, his first in charge of England’s biggest club Manchester United.

Neville doubts Rooney will be at Man United next season

Gary Neville wants Wayne Rooney to stay for another season at Old Trafford Manchester United striker has been linked with move away from club Neville noted his former team-mate will be desperate to play in every game He said: ‘I think Wayne still has a lot to offer, but he wants to play more’ Wayne Rooney has received the backing of Gary Neville as the former Manchester United defender believes his ex team-mate still has plenty to offer.

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal: Calamitous defending gifts Dawson two goals

It is becoming undignified now. Being overwhelmed by Bayern Munich is one thing; West Brom quite another. Tony Pulis’s side did not go the full Bayern; they stopped at three, not quite being able to reach five goals. But they did enough damage to dig deep into Arsenal’s wounds and expose the laughable fragility of this team.

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