The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday May 17)

May 17, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

Republicans Want This Man To Be US Ambassador To Kenya Because He Has Experience ”Negotiating With Tribal Chiefs”

Illinois state senator Kyle McCarter’s name has been forwarded to US President Donald Trump for consideration for appointment as ambassador to Kenya. Republican members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation delivered the letter to the White House on Thursday recommending him for the post. The

POLL: John Gakuo vs Polycarp Igathe… Who Would You Want To Be Nairobi Deputy Governor?

Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Mike Sonko is once again involving the public in selecting his running mate. Sonko cliched the Jubilee ticket after beating Peter Kenneth in the primaries held last month. He will be facing incumbent Evans Kidero who is defending his seat on an ODM ticket. In a Fa

With Hull City Relegated, SportPesa Set To Be Everton’s New Shirt Sponsor

Now that Hull City has been relegated from the Premier League, SportPesa is looking for a new partnership to keep its name alive in the biggest football stage in the world. The Kenyan betting firm has settled on mid-table side Everton, currently trailing Manchester United at number 7. SportPes

11-Year-Old Acrobat Wendy Waeni BLASTS ‘Thief’ Jalang’o for Refusing to Pay Sh4500

A social media storm has been brewing over the last few days pitting acrobat Wendy Waeni against popular radio presenter and comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalango. According to the 11-Year-Old performer, Jalas fleeced her Sh4500, an amount he was supposed to pay her for appearing on the show “Jala

Why the latest Trump crisis is a really big deal

“This isn’t really about the power of the President. He has the power to do this,” former CIA Director Michael Hayden said on “CNN Tonight” Monday. “This is more about the person of the President and the performance.”

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians

Two former officials knowledgeable of the situation confirmed to CNN that the main points of the Post story are accurate: The President shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister. The President did not directly reveal the source of the information, but intelligence officials told CNN that there is concern that Russia will be able to figure out the highly sensitive source.

Donald Trump’s poll numbers should terrify Republicans

The new Gallup tracking poll released Monday afternoon put Trump’s job approval rating at just 38%, the lowest mark he has reached since April 1. That jibes with a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday that pegged Trump’s job performance at 39% approval.

Putin calls for end to ‘intimidation’ of North Korea

Speaking in China, Putin called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported. “I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula,” Putin told reporters.

Teen dies from too much caffeine, coroner says

Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced in a news conference Monday. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, and lack of blood flow affects the brain, heart and other organs.

Latest al Qaeda propaganda highlights bin Laden’s son

In a 10-minute audio message illustrated with videos of past terrorist attacks, Hamza bin Laden is heard calling on followers to attack Jews, Americans, Westerners and even Russians, in lone-wolf-style attacks, using whatever means are easily available.

Picasso painting stolen by Nazis sells for $45M

The painting depicts Dora Maar, a photographer, painter, and one of Picasso’s lovers. It was created on Picasso’s birthday on October 25, 1939. In 1940, during the German occupation of France, the Nazis confiscated “Femme Assise, Robe Bleu” from Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg.

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S.

Opinion | The only realistic way to stop Trump

The appalling truth about the Trump administration can be found in something Maya Angelou once said to Oprah Winfrey: “My dear, when people show you who they are, why don’t you believe them? Why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are?”

How Melissa McCarthy came to play Sean Spicer on SNL

By the time Melissa McCarthy hosted this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” she had already become a highly-anticipated presence on the show for one reason: “Spicey.” Her take on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, which debuted in February, has become a standout moment for this season of the NBC show, helping to draw record viewers and even reportedly unsettling the president himself so much that Spicer’s longevity in the job became questioned.

Netflix is testing a price surge on your weekend binge

That weekend Netflix binge you have been daydreaming about could soon cost you some extra dough. That’s if Netflix rolls out its evil plan to surge price your weekend viewing. You heard that right: Netflix is thinking about charging you more to sign up in prime binge-watching hours.

Man sends heartbreaking appeal to find last photo of late wife

A British man has sent a heartbreaking appeal to the National Trust magazine to find what he believes is the last photograph of his wife before she died. Alan Wright and his wife visited Sissinghurst Castle in Kent in September 2015 and during the trip they spoke to a couple of fellow visitors.

Trump was trolled with a giant projection on his hotel

Not sure how to influence the president of the United States? Well, someone set up a reminder at Donald Trump’s hotel just a few blocks away from the White House. Not exactly the message Trump wants going around as he deals with a Washington Post report that claims he disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials last week.

WannaCry ransomware attack possibly linked to North Korea

The ransomware attack that held thousands of computers hostage late last week might be linked to a hacker group with ties to North Korea, researchers have found. On Monday, Google security researcher Neel Mehta posted a cryptic set of characters on Twitter together with the hashtag #WannaCryptAttribution.

Hillary Clinton is back and wants you to ‘resist’

Hillary Clinton hasn’t only been walking in the woods since her unexpected loss last November. She’s also been putting together a new political action group, Onward Together, which she unveiled Monday. With the tag line “Resist, insist, persist, enlist,” Clinton has formed her version of a resistance group.

As a millionaire, I am begging millennials to stop doing these things with their money

As a self-made millionaire, I am devastated every day when I see the foolish spending and saving habits of millennials. That’s why when I saw fellow rich person Tim Gurner scold young people for buying avocado toast, I screamed “yes” so loud my butlers came into my morning den to check on me.

The Apple Watch could be revolutionary in the fight against diabetes

For people with diabetes, the Apple Watch could soon become indispensable. BGR claims to have “exclusive” information from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans” about the company’s efforts to develop groundbreaking new ways to harness the Watch’s health-tracking potential.

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