The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday June 22)

June 22, 2017

Here are some of the stories making news headlines today.

Raila: It Will Be a Shame for ‘Governor Sonko’ To Receive Me When I Become President

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has continued with his ‘six-piece’ campaign. This week, he has camped in the city. Speaking in Dagoretti on Monday, Raila urged residents to vote for Evans Kidero to start his second term as Nairobi governor.

”It Was Ruto Who Rigged Me Out..” Peter Kenneth Finally Says

Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth has finally gathered strength and named Deputy President William Ruto by name, as the person who ensured he lost the Jubilee ticket for Nairobi. The former Gatanga MP named Ruto as the mastermind behind a rigging scheme that denied him the ticket. He s

Luo Tycoon Who Delivered Dowry in 4 Choppers Detained Over Sh 183 Million Fraud Charges

Flamboyant businessman and politician Jared Otieno was on Monday detained for a week over allegations of obtaining Sh 183 Million on false pretenses. According to the People Daily, the businessman who drives a customized Porsche worth an estimated Sh30 million, was arrested on June 17 following c

‘Shame on You Wavinya Ndeti for Sabotaging Garbage Collection in my County,’ Mutua

Machakos County Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has accused Wiper governor aspirant Wavinya Ndeti of sabotaging garbage collection in the county. According to Mutua, Wavinya has been sponsoring county employees to deliberately dump garbage in the county so as to make him look inefficient. “I have est

Saudi Arabia’s king deposes crown prince, promotes son as successor

Mohammed bin Salman, who is the son of King Salman, will now be the first in line to the throne. The 31-year-old has been appointed deputy prime minister and will continue in his role as defense minister, according to a royal decree cited by state media.

Trump to China: Thanks for trying with North Korea

On Tuesday, Trump upended much of that works in 140 characters, tweeting that Chinese efforts have “not worked out.” “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried,” Trump wrote.

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4. Now, party officials, strategists and candidates are pondering what went wrong — and how they can turn it around in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after months of crisis

Kalanick already announced last week that he was going on an indefinite leave of absence following the death of his mother in a boating accident. But the move failed to defuse a growing crisis over his leadership and demands from investors that he resign.

Saudis take 100% control of America’s largest oil refinery

Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100% control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year. Port Arthur is considered the crown jewel of the US refinery system.

US ‘mystified’ by continued embargo of Qatar

“Now that it’s been over two weeks since the embargo started, we are mystified that the Gulf States have not released to the public, nor to the Qataris, the details about the claims that they are making toward Qatar,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters at a press briefing.

How to measure a mountain: Everest height called into question

To clear up these frequently raised questions once and for all, the Nepalese government has kicked off the long and arduous mission of re-measuring the height of the world’s tallest peak. In 1856, Everest’s height was first calculated to be 8,840 meters above sea level by a team led by British surveyor Sir George Everest, the man whom the mountain was named after.

Grenfell Tower: Adele visits firefighters

Fireman Rob Petty posted about the star’s impromptu meeting with the team at Chelsea Fire Station on Monday on his Facebook page. Petty said Adele, who posed for photos with firefighters at the station and in front of one of their fire trucks, “wonderfully grounded and caring.”

Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO of Uber

Shortly after taking a leave of absence from his role as CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick has now resigned from the post, The New York Times reported Wednesday. According to the report, five of Uber’s major investors demanded Kalanick’s resignation on Tuesday, including venture capital firm Benchmark.

Gal Gadot was not paid less for ‘Wonder Woman’ than Henry Cavill was for ‘Man of Steel’

Gal Gadot will not be attending this bogus internet pity party. The real-life Wonder Woman is enjoying time with her husband and 3-month-old daughter after wrapping Justice League and a grueling global press tour for the sensationally successful Wonder Woman.

The iPhone was made because Steve Jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story. The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec. Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple’s iOS software division under Jobs, recounted the surprising history behind the company’s first touchscreen prototype, which ultimately lead to the first iPhone.

Tyra Banks’ son has mastered the art of ‘smizing’ in his first Instagram pic

Praise the model gods for giving us a late Father’s Day treat from Tyra Banks. The America’s Got Talent host posted an adorable photo of her 16-month-old toddler, York, to Instagram on Monday, and he’s already a star in front of the camera. He’s also got those big ” smizing” eyes just like his mom!

Elon Musk, world’s 8th best CEO, shares how he spends his free time

Being a CEO-even one of the world’s best CEOs-doesn’t mean you have to stop partying. Just ask Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX came in eighth place on the 2017 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs list this year. But that’s not the best part.

Microsoft rolls out a new talk-to-type app to free you from your keyboard

AI assistants like Siri and Cortana are making voice commands the go-to way we interact with our speakers and smartphones, but on our computers, most of us are still chained to the keyboard. Microsoft, which is in the midst of a major push to put AI in just about everything, wants to break PC users from their keyboard bonds using AI.

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Reportedly Resigns As CEO

The wheels finally fell off. Travis Kalanick is stepping down from his post as CEO of Uber, effective immediately, The New York Times reported early Wednesday. Kalanick’s exit came after a shareholder revolt reportedly made it untenable for him to stay at the company he founded in 2009.

Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting

Daniel Day-Lewis, three-time Oscar winner and perhaps the ” greatest actor alive,” is retiring from acting. “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” a spokesperson for the “Lincoln” star said in a statement to Variety. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.

Rapper Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one-half of rap group Mobb Deep, died in Las Vegas on Tuesday at the age of 42, XXL confirmed. After being admitted into a hospital following a performance, the rapper lost his battle to sickle cell anemia, his publicist told the publication: “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.

White House: Trump To Make Announcement On Comey Tapes This Week

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week about the existence of any tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey, the White House said on Tuesday. “The president has said that he will make an announcement on this.

Uber Pulls A U-Turn, Decides Tipping Is OK After All

Uber reversed itself Tuesday and said it will allow tipping of drivers. Drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston can receive gratuities from passengers through the Uber smartphone app beginning Tuesday, and tipping will be allowed elsewhere in the U.S. by the end of July.

NASA Has Found Hundreds Of Potential New Planets

Scientists are now one step closer to answering whether life exists on other planets. NASA released a list of 219 new “planet candidates” discovered by the Kepler space telescope, 10 of which are similar to Earth’s size and may be habitable by other life forms. The announcement Monday marks the end of Kepler’s search for planets orbiting other stars in the constellation Cygnus, bringing the telescope’s tally to 4,034 planet candidate discoveries.

After Proposing To His Girlfriend, This Man Proposed To Her Daughter Too

When Grant Tribbett proposed to his girlfriend Cassandra Reschar, he didn’t just make a commitment to her. He made one to her daughter too. On May 27, Grant took Cassandra, a single mom, and her five-year-old daughter Adrianna to Cracker Barrel for breakfast followed by an outing to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers, Indiana.

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