The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 2)

June 2, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

High anticipation ahead of Trump’s Paris climate decision

President Donald Trump was set to unveil his decision on the Paris climate accord Thursday in dramatic fashion, teasing an afternoon Rose Garden statement while revealing little about his final thinking.

‘Never seen anything like this’: Inside Indonesia’s LGBT crackdown

In less than 18 months, being gay in Indonesia has gone from widely tolerated to just plain dangerous.

Kabul bombing: Anger as city buries dead after huge suicide blast

A day after a massive suicide blast that left at least 90 dead, angry residents of Kabul were counting the cost of another brutal attack on their city — and asking how it was allowed to happen.

Navratilova: Margaret Court is a ‘racist and a homophobe’

Martina Navratilova has launched a scathing attack on former Australian tennis player Margaret Court by labeling her a “racist and a homophobe.”

‘Covfefe’ tells you all you need to know about Trump

At 12:06 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

World’s largest airplane is rolled out

Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world’s largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while.

Google unveils designs for sprawling London headquarters

Google has released designs for a new 11-story, 1 million-square-foot headquarters behind London’s King’s Cross railway station, complete with a rooftop garden.

Passenger tried to enter the cockpit on Malaysia Airlines flight

Australian police have defended their actions after a passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur Thursday.

CNN fires Kathy Griffin

CNN’s decision comes one day after photos were released of Griffin that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump. “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network said in a statement.

Chelsea earn over £150m in prize money after winning Premier League

Antonio Conte’s first season title sees Chelsea top Premier League money pile Clubs earn huge cash from TV deals and Premier League’s commercial income the lowest earning club, bottom of the table Sunderland, still earned £93.4m Despite finishing second, Tottenham were the fourth highest earners in league Each club got at least £12m in TV money, even Watford who were on eight times Chelsea’s Premier League title victory in Antonio Conte’s first season as a manager in England earned them almost £151m in prize cash, with official figures released on Wednesday showing they have pocketed £150,811,183 from central funds alone.

How Atletico Madrid ban affects Griezmann, Costa and Oblak deals

Atletico Madrid have been hit with news that they will not be able to sign players this summer but it will not only affect the Spanish side. Manchester United fans will be worried as it could have implications on Antoine Griezmann’s proposed summer transfer to Old Trafford.

Manchester United rethink £86m move for Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Antoine Griezmann. The Old Trafford club’s priorities remain to bring in a new No 9 following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and they are targeting the likes of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid.

Manchester United to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof for £35m

Manchester United have been long-term admirers of defender Victor Lindelof The Benfica star has been scouted for months and is now set for Old Trafford Portuguese paper Record claim United will sign Lindelof in deal worth £35m Jose Mourinho will pay just over £30m up-front, with almost £5m in bonuses Transfer news: All the latest throughout Europe Manchester United will finally land Benfica defender Victor Lindelof this summer in a deal worth up to £35million, according to reports in Portugal.

Trump’s covfefe tweet is the only time he’s made good on a campaign promise, says Samantha Bee

According to Samantha Bee, Trump’s typo heard ’round the world was an inevitable biological response for a man-child with no impulse control in the throes of Twitter withdrawal. “This is what happens when you’ve abstained from your phone for nine days,” Bee declares. “You ejaculate, just like that.”

Twitter is mocking this political graph for a very good reason

Bar graph inaccuracy does not fly on Twitter. Twitter users were quick to call out the UK’s Tower Hamlets Green Party for this confusing image that they originally posted to their Facebook page. One Twitter user worked his editing magic and fixed the chart to reflect the right proportions.

SpaceX’s Thursday rocket launch and landing could make history

SpaceX is poised to enter a very exclusive club. The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to re-fly a refurbished, uncrewed Dragon spacecraft on its second trip to the International Space Station on Thursday.

Microsoft cofounder tweets a picture of his ginormous rocket-launching plane

Now THAT is a really big f***ing plane! Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has posted on Twitter a picture of the ginormous carrier aircraft from his company Stratolaunch Systems. It’s making its first rollout to begin fuel testing: Nicknamed the “Roc,” the six-engine mothership has the longest wingspan of any aircraft ever built – 385 feet – weighs 500,000 lbs, and is designed to carry rockets between its two fuselages and launch them into space.

‘House of Cards’ discovers VR, shows us its silly and deadly serious sides

What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning.

J.K. Rowling wades in on Donald Trump’s latest Twitter gaffe

As anyone who’s been near the internet in the past five hours will know, it doesn’t get much more ridiculous than “covfefe.” It all started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, when the current president of the United States tweeted the following insightful message: Unsurprisingly, Trump’s tweet has led to more than a few jokes.

Ed Sheeran busts out his guitar in glorious Carpool Karaoke trailer

It was only a matter of time before Ed Sheeran took part in Carpool Karaoke – and judging by the fact the trailer already has around 13,000 views in its first 10 minutes, this one’s going to be big.

Hillary Clinton drops ‘covfefe’ burn on Twitter, but people are kinda over it already

Covfefe come, covfefe go. Hillary Clinton was the latest person on Twitter to use the word “covfefe,” created by Trump’s slippery fingers. It was mere hours after joking it was a Russian code word at the Code Conference. We all laughed when “covfefe” happened, but nearly 24 hours on, Clinton’s tweet on Wednesday night seems about as over as rickrolling your friend.

Reporters trying to pronounce ‘covfefe’ is the only funny thing about ‘covfefe’

President Donald Trump tweeted the word “covfefe” early Wednesday morning in an attempt to criticize the press. Instead, Trump confused the world, and made the press look like idiots while attempting to pronounce the word.

Same-sex vulture couple hatch an abandoned egg together

Politics got ya down? Sounds like you need a touching story about two male vultures taking an impromptu flight into fatherhood. On Wednesday, Natura Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam became home to your new favorite animal fam.

Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

President Donald Trump has granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to four former lobbyists. They also reveal a president who is granting ethics waivers at an unusually rapid pace.

Saudis Signal Expanded Executions Policy After Trump Visit

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia this month encouraged the kingdom to expand its controversial use of the death penalty, including toward peaceful protesters, a top human rights advocacy group says. The state has executed 39 people so far this year, according to Reprieve, a London-based nonprofit, which exclusively shared its latest statistics on Saudi executions with HuffPost this week.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Burns Trump Over Possible Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal

In just one blistering tweet Wednesday, the astrophysicist threw major shade on the Trump administration’s controversial climate change policies – and suggested why it was considering withdrawing from the landmark deal in the first place.

While You Obsessed Over Trump’s Scandals, He’s Fundamentally Changed The Country

On the morning of May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that he had instructed federal prosecutors to begin pursuing lengthier prison sentences for drug offenders. It was a draconian change in approach that flew in the face of a growing bipartisan agreement on sentencing reform.

California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And ‘The Gays’ Helps Reduce Crime

One Republican mayor in California has a plan to make his desert city great again: Bring in more Asian and gay people. In a recent interview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R.

Hundreds Of Dead Seabirds, Sea Lions Wash Up In California

Something disturbing has been washing up on Southern California beaches in recent weeks: dead and dying seabirds and marine mammals, numbering in the dozens. California resident Kyle Cory said this week he’s been seeing “between six and 10 or 12” sick or dead sea birds every time he walks along the beaches of Ventura Country.

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