The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday May 2)

May 2, 2017

Here are the stories making headlines this second day of the month.

Bill Shine Is Out As Fox News Co-President

Embattled Fox News Co-President Bill Shine resigned Monday following an increase in questions about his stewardship of the network in the wake of the Bill O’Reilly scandal and amid growing sexual harassment and racial discrimination allegations.

Trump Still Thinks Obamacare Repeal Will Cover People ‘Beautifully’

healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing conditions!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2017 This is not an accurate description of the American Health Care Act, the repeal bill House Republicans have been trying to pass since March.

Donald Trump Won’t Give Up Unsupported Claim That Barack Obama Wiretapped Him

President Donald Trump is refusing to let go of his unsupported claim that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump Tower, despite multiple intelligence agencies and congressional investigations finding no evidence of any such activity. Trump revived the claim – again with no evidence – during an Oval Office interview with CBS’ John Dickerson that aired Monday.

Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed 15-Year-Old With Rifle

A 15-year-old boy was killed in Texas on Saturday after a police officer opened fire on a car in which he was riding, according to Dallas attorney Lee Merritt. Merritt identified the teen as Jordan Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School.

Journalist Tweets Photos Of Empty Seats From Trump’s ‘All-Time’ Record-Breaking Rally

President Donald Trump said that the crowd at his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, rally Saturday broke the “all-time” record for the arena and that people were lined up outside hoping to get in. But tweets from at least one reporter who was there show several empty seats.

Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Tanker, Igniting Massive Fireball

An Ohio interstate became engulfed in flames after a driver going the wrong way violently collided into a tanker truck on Sunday, dramatic video shows. The driver, identified as a 30-year-old man, entered Interstate-75 in Dayton before crashing into the oncoming truck, KTRK reported.

Donald Trump Says He’d Be ‘Honored’ To Meet With Kim Jong Un

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would, absolutely. I would be honored to do it,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. “Most political people would never say that, but I’m telling you, under the right circumstances, I would meet with him.”

Trump Asks Why The Civil War Couldn’t Have Been ‘Worked Out’

President Donald Trump thinks the Civil War could have been prevented under different leadership. If President Andrew Jackson had still been in power, the war wouldn’t have even happened, Trump told the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito last week. “I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War,” Trump said.

The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

The man Greene married was no ordinary terrorist. He was Denis Cuspert, a German rapper turned ISIS pitchman, whose growing influence as an online recruiter for violent jihadists had put him on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities on two continents. In Germany, Cuspert went by the rap name Deso Dogg.

Trump: I’d meet Kim Jong Un under ‘right circumstances’

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview Monday. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

TV exec gunned down in Istanbul

The executive is Saeed Karimian, founder of GEM TV media group. Karimian was recently sentenced in absentia to six years in jail in Iran for spreading anti-government propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to a local publication linked to Iran’s judicial system.

US-led strikes against ISIS have killed at least 352 civilians, Pentagon says

The numbers, contained in the monthly civilian casualty report of the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, extend through March. Inherent Resolve is the US-led assault against the Islamic State that kicked off in August 2014.

Antibiotic use in early pregnancy linked to miscarriage

Macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole were related to higher rates of pregnancy loss, the researchers say. However, a greater chance of pregnancy loss was not seen with the most frequently used antibiotics, including penicillin.

Exclusive drone footage captures west Mosul in the throes of war

A car bomb explodes. Then another. The rotting bodies of ISIS soldiers, abandoned by their units, contaminate the streets. Children walking through the rubble of what was once their home don’t flinch. To them, this is the new normal.

Ed Sheeran drops details about his ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo and it includes Arya

Red-headed scamp Ed Sheeran is making the rounds promoting his new album, Divide, and he seems to have let slip a little bit about his much-anticipated cameo on the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. We already know that Sheeran’s character doesn’t die, but, as The A.V.

WhatsApp is testing the one chat feature we all need

WhatsApp users know that, with things like group chats and people messaging you all day, your most important chats can get lost in the shuffle. But now the messaging service is testing a new feature that’ll make it a whole lot easier to manage your chats.

Amazon is giving an entire town free Prime membership because marketing is out of control

Amazon is ready to celebrate the streaming debut of its very own Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea in true Amazon fashion – through self-promotion. This week, before the movie launches on Prime Video May 5, the company is giving residents of Manchester-by-the-Sea – the scenic town in Essex County, Massachusetts, that provides the film’s setting – one year of Amazon Prime for free.

Trump’s war on the media is straight out of a dystopian dictator’s handbook

President Donald Trump was a distracting entertainment from the moment he launched his campaign in June of 2015 – until he wasn’t. His opening speech, in which he called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and told the world he would be the best jobs president “God ever created,” was looked at as the ravings of a man whose outsized ego was too big to be anything but hilarious.

This ‘House of Cards’ Season 5 trailer seems a little too realistic RN

“The American people don’t know what’s best for them… I do.” So begins the trailer for House of Cards Season 5, in which President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) declares his master plan: to keep the Underwoods in the White House until 2036 – constitution be damned. Not as unrealistic as it once might’ve seemed.

Just a terrifyingly large snake dragging a dead bearded dragon across the road

In Australia, they don’t say “dragging a dead deer up a hill.” Instead, the saying goes, “dragging a dead bearded dragon up a dirt track and also being a huge-arse brown snake.” Or something like that. Bourke man, Andrew Hull, caught the venomous, terrifying creature crossing the road with something in its mouth on Saturday, and decided to start filming.

Who will United keep and who will see the exit door this summer?

Concerns continue to be raised over Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at Manchester United with the striker’s contract situation surrounded in mystery. The Swede has done little to dissuade United fans that he will be staying at Old Trafford next season after a series of ambiguous statements in recent months.

Arsenal Fan TV presenter claims he was called a ‘black c***’ at Spurs

Tottenham beat North London rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday afternoon After the game, Arsenal Fan TV frontman Robbie Lyle was escorted by police But he was subjected to abuse by Tottenham fans who recognised him Lyle says he was subjected to racial abuse as he was helped from the ground Arsenal Fan TV presenter Robbie Lyle has claimed he was called a ‘black c***’ in a spouting of racist abuse amid crowd trouble following Tottenham’s 2-0 win in Sunday’s north London derby.

Ronaldo closes in Greaves’ 46-year-old scoring record in Real win

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 367th league goal saw him draw in on Jimmy Greaves’ record Greaves’ 366 goals is the record for Europe’s top five leagues Ronaldo’s three league goals for Sporting do not count towards his total Greaves’ record has stood for 46 years but Ronaldo needs just three to top it With Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Valencia on Saturday he came a little bit closer to creating history.

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