The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday April 10)

April 10, 2017

Here are the stories making headlines today.

13 killed in explosion at church in Egypt

At least 13 people were killed by an explosion at a Coptic Christian church in northern Egypt during a service to celebrate Palm Sunday, state media reported.

Haley: Syria regime change is ‘inevitable’

Two days after the US launched military strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack widely blamed on the Assad regime, Haley said the departure of Assad was inevitable. Before Tuesday’s attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 89 people, Haley had said toppling Assad was not a priority.

Somalia bombing kills at least 15

Police Capt. Osman Mohamed said the attack was an assassination attempt against the new Somali military chief, Ahmed Mohamed Irfid. The attack happened on a busy street between the military academy and the ministry of defense headquarters. The bomber tried to drive into a convoy carrying Irfid, but missed and rammed into a minibus carrying passengers.

Indian anchor learns husband died in story she’s reporting

She told the audience about the details — three people had died and two were injured when an SUV and truck collided in Pithaura.

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump meets his supporters on ‘SNL’

“We all love Trump, don’t we? We do. We do,” Baldwin’s commander-in-chief said. “I just had an amazing week, folks. I met with leaders from China, Egypt, and Jordan. Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things and nobody is talking about Russia. Wow, what a difference 59 Tomahawk missiles can make.”

Big asteroid to whiz (safely) by Earth this month

The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA. The chances of it pounding our planet and leaving us for the dead? Zero, experts say.

Great white shark trapped on beach

Dozens of people gathered on the cliffs of Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz to watch the 8-foot shark trapped in the shallow reef. Video from CNN affiliate KSBW then captured the still-alive shark rolling in the incoming tide — bruised and bloodied.

Norway to spend $315M on world’s first ship tunnel

The mile-long, 118-feet-wide tunnel will pass through the narrowest part of the Stad peninsula in western Norway, allowing freight and passenger ships to bypass the stormy, exposed Stadhavet Sea and avoid a highly treacherous part of the Scandinavian nation’s coastline.

Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria

The Trump administration appears divided on whether the U.S. is pursuing a policy of regime change in Syria, days after the first direct American military attack against the Syrian government. Thursday’s strike “was related solely to the most recent horrific use of chemical weapons,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

‘SNL’ Skewers Poor Boob Who Thought Up Doomed Pepsi Ad

“Saturday Night Live” took on Kendall Jenner’s yanked Pepsi commercial with a reimagined behind-the-scenes look at some golden boy director who’s convinced he’s got a killer diversity ad. The director, played by Beck Bennet, gets a call from his sister, and he waxes rhapsodic about the ad as a “kind of a homage to the resistance.”

Majority Of Republicans Said ‘No’ When Obama Wanted To Launch A Strike On Syria

Just 11 weeks into office, President Donald Trump has bombed Syria. The president announced Thursday that he had launched a missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapon attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. The chemical attack, carried out earlier this week, left at least 70 dead.

Trump Is About To Find Out Why Obama Avoided Syrian Intervention

WASHINGTON ― On Thursday night, President Donald Trump authorized the military to launch several dozen cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at a Syrian airfield. The strike was meant to punish Syria’s President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons to attack his own citizens.

Poll: 51 Percent Support Airstrikes In Syria, But Most Don’t Think They’ll Be Effective

Half of Americans support President Donald Trump’s airstrikes against Syria in retaliation for the Syrian government’s reported use of chemicals weapons on its citizens, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. The poll also found some Americans concerned about Trump’s preparation for the attack and his failure to seek congressional authorization.

Pope Francis Decries War, Terrorism And Weapons

VATICAN CITY, April 9 (Reuters) – Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and “interests that are armed and ready to strike.”

Sky pool in Houston lets you fly and swim at the same time

Real estate developers use a lot of clever techniques to sell apartments, but this is a new one: stomach-churning fear, with a splash of luxury. Situated 40 stories above the city of Houston, with a glass bottom view of the street below, the sky pool at the Market Square Tower probably seemed like a good idea when the developers of this high rise came up with it.

‘SNL’ captures the critical moment before Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad shoot

“And then Kendall Jenner comes up to a police officer and gives him a Pepsi, everybody celebrates, and … no? Are you sure that’s tone-deaf?” Yeah. We’re sure. We’re all very sure.

Basically every college student has Netflix (but guess how many pay for it)

The checklist for college freshmen in 2017? Textbooks, mini-fridges, and Netflix. A new study reports that a whopping 92 percent of college students have access to Netflix. In that same survey by LendEDU, only 8 percent of college students said that they didn’t have an account.

A teen wrote #BlackLivesMatter on a college application 100 times — and got accepted

Taking a risk on college applications isn’t always advised, but for high school senior Ziad Ahmed, the answer to “What matters to you, and why?” wasn’t necessarily a risk. The American-Muslim teenager answered that Stanford University application question with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter over and over again until the word limit was reached.

Elon Musk gets into the holiday spirit with a new Tesla feature

The Easter Bunny has a gift for Tesla owners: a simple way to find Easter eggs hidden in the electric car’s interface. That’s at least what Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at with a tweet Friday.

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