The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday May 19)

May 19, 2017

Here are the stories making headlines this Friday.

Is Polycarp Igathe Chris Kirubi’s Son? Here is The Truth

This is not the first time Vivo Energy MD Polycarp Igathe is being rumoured to be son to businessman Chris Kirubi. Such claims have been made by many individuals, among them Robert Alai. When Sonko settled on Polycarp as his running mate this week, the rumours and speculations would naturally

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: Government Attacked for Subsidizing Unga

For weeks now, Kenyans have cried over the rising cost of basic commodities, chief among them maize flour. The price of a 2kg packet was selling for upwards of Sh150. The unga crisis was a favourite topic for the opposition, and Kenyans continued to accuse the government of doing nothing.

Larry Madowo Narrates Terrifying Night Experience With Male Stalker in Rwanda

NTV journalist Larry Madowo has recounted a spooky night encounter with a male stalker at a hotel in Rwanda.

Trump lashes out over special counsel appointment

“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special (counsel) appointed,” he tweeted. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” he added.

Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77

The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News Channel. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many.

Fresh questions on Flynn add to Trump turmoil

The claims emerged even as it was announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign officials — a legal tangle in which Flynn plays a central role.

Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM passenger flights

King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — flights for over 21 years.

EU fines Facebook $122 million over WhatsApp deal

As part of a regulatory review of the merger, Facebook told the European Commission in 2014 that it would not be able to match up existing user profiles with WhatsApp phone numbers. Two years later it did exactly that. The European Commission said Thursday that Facebook staff knew at the time of the review that it was technically possible.

Chris Cornell dead at age 52

Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April. His passing was “sudden and unexpected,” his representative, Brian Bumbery, said in a statement to CNN. “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,” the statement read.

Grapes of success: Buffon ventures into wine business

Gianluigi Buffon recently played his 1,000th professional game and the 39-year-old’s cup could potentially runneth over in the coming weeks as Juventus chase the treble. The Turin club is almost certain to secure yet another Serie A title this weekend and face Real Madrid in the Champions League final next month.

Donald Trump Lashes Out At Justice Department’s Russia Probe In Early Morning Tweets

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Justice Department’s decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, calling the probe “the single greatest witch hunt” in U.S. political history. This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!- Donald J.

Trump Campaign Had At Least 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians, Sources Say

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.

Before He Came to White House, Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation

After Mr. Flynn’s dismissal, Mr. Trump tried to get James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, to drop the investigation – an act that some legal experts say is grounds for an investigation of Mr. Trump for possible obstruction of justice. He fired Mr. Comey on May 9.

Miley Cyrus Claims Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ Is About Her

In 2008, Katy Perry told the world through song that she kissed a girl and she liked it. Now, almost 10 years later, Miley Cyrus is saying she’s the girl who inspired the track. In an interview with WKTU on Tuesday, the “Malibu” singer started talking about her friendship with Perry.

Here’s Why Democrats Are Not Storming The Gates, Demanding Impeachment

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump fired the FBI director in charge of investigating his associates’ ties to Russia. The next day he gave Russians classified information in the Oval Office. And now it’s reported that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to let go of an inquiry on the Russian entanglements of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Will Erdogan’s Thugs Face No Consequences For Attacking Us On U.S. Soil?

My four-year-old son has been telling what he witnessed yesterday. Two dozen peaceful Kurdish protestors, including two children, were attacked by the Turkish President Erdogan’s security guards at the Turkish Embassy Residence in Washington D.C. His story goes like this, “The bad guys tried to catch mama; mama cried and the police came, and the bad guys hit apo (uncle) Mehmet.”

‘Big Bang Theory’ prequel series ‘Young Sheldon’ is surprisingly adorable

If The Big Bang Theory has proven anything after 10 seasons on the air, it’s that Sheldon Cooper is not the most enjoyable person to be around. His quirks, rules and phobias definitely seem infuriating in an adult man, but judging by the first trailer for CBS’s new prequel series Young Sheldon, they’re surprisingly endearing in a nine-year-old.

Even the White House doesn’t know what Ivanka Trump does

Another day, another opportunity for the internet to troll the Trump family. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has been intensely involved in her father’s presidency, while First Lady Melania has been pretty absent while living in New York. It’s unclear exactly what Ivanka’s role is, and apparently, the White House is as confused as the rest of the nation.

Dutch king reveals he has the most badass secret side hustle

Being a monarch is a tough – all the responsibilities and socializing stuff – but one particular king found the time cultivate a secret, part-time job … for 21 years. Willem-Alexander, the king of the Netherlands, just revealed that he has flown twice a month for two decades as KLM co-pilot while his passengers were in the dark.

Watch Daredevils climb the highest bridge in England in this nail-biting video

We can’t determine if this is brave or just plain idiotic. In the video above, a group of daredevils from the Youtube channel Night Scape film themselves scaling the Humber Bridge in Grimsby, England. The guys climb the beams and wires in the vertigo-inducing footage and make it to the top in time to watch the sun rise.

There’s another hacking attack right now, and it’s making more money than WannaCry

WannaCry, the hacking attack that took thousands of computers’ data for ransom over the last week, hasn’t apparently been very lucrative for its makers so far. But another, apparently larger and smarter hacking attack that uses the same exploits, is silently using vulnerable machines across the globe for profit.

From Lukaku to Griezmann… 12 transfer sagas to define the summer

Some of Europe’s top players could be on the move this summer Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Premier League’s top six eyeing big transfers With over three months until the window shuts, Sportsmail looks at the transfer sagas that could run and run this summer Last summer, the managerial merry-go-round dominated headlines with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola moving to Manchester.

Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid: Match report

Real Madrid are three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after beating Celta Vigo on Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo fired the visitors in front inside 10 minutes with a left-footed strike from 18 yards out The Portuguese forward added a second for Madrid in the early moments

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Jimmy Greaves’ scoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 368 goals in Europe’s top five leagues Double against Celta Vigo broke Jimmy Greaves’ record set in 1971 Ronaldo scored 84 Premier League goals for Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid in 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo stormed past Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year-old European record with a double against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.

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