The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday May 29)

May 29, 2017

Here are the stories making headlines today.

Trump, feted and chided abroad, returns to uncertainty

Swinging over the green Ionian sea Saturday, his first foreign trip behind him, President Donald Trump was in a valedictory mood.

This is what Trump body language tells you

As President Donald Trump’s first official trip abroad comes to an end, handshakes and facial expressions could give us a small glimpse into his personality.

What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip

As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close — the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend — there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President.

UK reduces terror threat level to ‘severe’

Britain’s terror threat level has been reduced to “severe” from “critical,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday after meeting with security chiefs.

Uber CEO’s mother dies in boating accident: ‘Unspeakable tragedy’

The company, in a statement on Saturday, called the incident an “unspeakable tragedy” and said that Kalanick’s father remains in a “serious condition.” Kalanick’s mother, Bonnie, was 71. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Travis and his family in this heartbreaking time,” the Uber statement reads.

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception

In an apparent break with a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to two administration officials familiar with the decision.

Utah woman locked kids in trunk while she shopped, police say

A woman is facing child abuse charges after she locked her two children in the trunk of her car while she shopped at a Walmart in Utah, police say.

Prince Harry hosts Obama at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry welcomed Barack Obama at Kensington Palace in London on Saturday during the former President’s latest stop in Europe.

Passenger jumps off plane onto tarmac

An airline passenger was arrested after he tried to bite a flight attendant, opened the plane’s door and jumped to the tarmac in Charlotte, NC, authorities said.

Homer Simpson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. D’oh!

Although it’s no longer “America’s favorite pastime,” baseball is still at the heart of the county’s popular culture and, along those lines, its Hall of Fame just hit a home run by adding Homer Simpson to its ranks.

Burger King upsets actual king with Belgian ad

The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country’s royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports.

British Airways suffers major IT outage, cancels and delays flights worldwide

Technology isn’t going so well for British Airways. The airline suffered a major IT outage on Saturday and canceled all its flights leaving from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6 p.m. local time. Outside of London, British Airways passengers faced extreme delays and were stuck on the tarmac for hours.

Uber is only legal in London for 4 more months

London isn’t totally sold on Uber. The city’s transportation authority, Transport for London, renewed Uber’s license Friday – but only for four months. Uber’s current 5-year license, which it won in 2012, expires May 30. Uber wants another five-year agreement – not a measly four-month extension.

Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron should just get matching jackets already

The seemingly already robust friendship between Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron is the toast of the internet after the two shared a nice moment in an Italian garden this week. But honestly? It’s time for these two to take their friendship to the next level. Matching jackets.

Dad pranks his son at school in the most embarrassing way possible

Some parents are embarrassing. Then there’s Justin Beadles. Justin’s 15-year-old son, Jack, had his last day of junior high recently, so to make it very memorable, Justin decided to pull a super embarrassing prank on his kid.

French officials investigating if Apple devices played a role in 2016 EgyptAir crash

French officials have opened an investigation into the possibility that a deadly Egypt Air crash in May 2016 could have been caused by a fire resulting from two Apple products overheating.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 trailer hits viewing record

The real-world stakes for Game of Thrones may not be as high as in this grisly fantasy, but a win is still a win. The Season 7 trailer, released Wednesday, became the highest viewed television trailer on the internet, setting a fine standard for the show’s buzziest season yet.

President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow

President Trump wants to voice his opinions on the Middle East and no, not through some archaic Washington-insider liberal elitist speech. The man wants to communicate his worldview the best way he knows how – by yelling on the internet.

Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump has told “confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge.

Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

SIGONELLA, Italy – President Donald Trump came overseas, he saw and he conquered – at least in his own mind, as he declared success Saturday to hundreds of U.S. service members before heading home from his first foreign trip.

Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week

The White House will decide next week on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, the historic climate 2015 pact President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw from during his campaign last year. In an announcement harkening to a characteristically reality TV cliffhanger, the president teased his decision in a tweet on Saturday morning during a summit with the Group of 7 industrialized nations in Italy, where the U.S.

Philippines President Duterte Says His Soldiers Can Rape During Martial Law

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte – congratulated last month by Donald Trump for his murderous war on drugs – told his soldiers that he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing martial law. It was apparently intended as humor, and drew stinging rebukes from human rights and women’s organizations.

Newly Single Leonardo DiCaprio Surrounded By A Bevy Of Models In Cannes

Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is doing just fine after that breakup. The newly single actor, who split with his model girlfriend Nina Agdal earlier this month, was spotted in Cannes on Thursday at the amfAR Gala, surrounded by a bevy of beautiful women including Bella Hadid and Rita Ora.

Kumail Nanjiani Tells Grads To ‘Have Sex With An Immigrant’

Things may feel a little tense for immigrants in America these days, but comedian Kumail Nanjiani has a plan to make things feel a little more relaxing for everyone. “Have sex with an immigrant,” Nanjiani told the graduates of Grinnell College during a commencement speech.

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