The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday June 28)

June 28, 2017

These are the stories making news headlines today.

NASA Deploys Tens of Bloggers… But Will The Election Be Won on Twitter?

Campaigns have reached fever pitch and a lot of it is been conducted on social media. Jubilee that has previously called itself ‘digital’, seems to have been beaten thoroughly in this sector. Every day, there are anti-Jubilee hashtags and memes. Some social media influencers have dedicated their

Moses Kuria Blames Nasa for ‘Economic Sabotage’ After Sigiri Bridge Collapse

Just 2 weeks after the president visited Budalangi’s Sigiri bridge, it came crumbling down. The bridge estimated to have cost Sh1.2 billion collapsed on Monday morning, in the process injuring 28 site workers. It was supposed to be launched next month. The 50 metre bridge was meant to link Bun

Ignore the Alarmist, Nakumatt is Not Closing 8 Branches

Kenya has a panic problem, and social media plays a big role in spreading it. In the recent past, we have seen a run on Chase Bank that ended up placing it in receivership. The same was also attempted on Family Bank but it somehow survived.

Chiki Kuruka: I’m not a Trophy and Can’t Join Bien Wherever he Goes

Dance and fitness extraordinaire Chiki Kuruka has opened up about the recent rumors that she had parted ways with her boyfriend, Sauti Sol’s Bien-Aime Baraza. RELATED: Sauti Sol’s Bien and Girlfriend Chiki Kuruka Shut Down Separation Rumors in Style (VIDEO) Chiki, who recently set up a dance s

EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine

The European Commission found that the U.S. tech giant used its search results to unfairly steer customers to its own shopping platform in a case that dates to 2010. Intel has been fighting to overturn the previous record fine of €1.06 billion ($1.2 billion) since it was imposed by antitrust regulators in 2009.

Trump demands apology, accuses Obama of having ‘colluded or obstructed’

“The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win … and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good,” Trump wrote.

Serena Williams tells John McEnroe ‘respect my privacy’

Seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe reopened an age-old debate by telling US radio station NPR that Williams would “be like 700 in the world” if she played on the men’s Tour. Williams, winner of 23 grand slam singles titles and the only woman in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in 2017, announced in April she was expecting her first child.

Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

Speaking after their meeting in the White House Rose Garden, Trump recalled his previous campaign pledge, that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. “And that is now exactly what you have — a true friend,” said Trump.

‘Tumultuous divorce’ behind 5-year-old’s killing, officials say

A “tumultuous divorce” led a California man to kill his 5-year-old son in April, investigators said Monday, three days after 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested and charged with murder even though his missing son has not been confirmed dead.

Germany: Erdogan guards not welcome after DC brawl

The announcement comes ahead of the G20 summit in Germany next week, which Erdogan is expected to attend. Turkish security officials — including some of Erdogan’s personal guards, according to US officials — fought with protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington in May.

Ring purchased for $13 sells for $848K

The 26-carat ring was first purchased in the 1980s by an anonymous seller, who bought the jewel at a car boot sale, under the assumption that it was a piece of costume jewelry. The startling realization of the ring’s true value came decades later, when the wearer chose to have the ring appraised by a local jeweler.

Drake and Will Ferrell teach NBA stars some sick handshakes in hilarious sketch

Fans don’t show up to basketball stadiums purely to watch the game. They come for the the post-basket handshakes, according to handshake and dexterity coaches Coach Palmer and Coach Murphy a.k.a. Drake and Will Ferrell.

TSA agent finds 20-pound lobster in luggage and it was surprisingly cooperative

On this edition of “what the hell are you trying to get through airport security,” a TSA agent at Boston Logan airport came across a surprising passenger. While screening checked luggage, the agent found a massive crustacean chilling in a cooler and snapped a picture with his clawed friend.

TJ Miller and Thomas Middleditch really don’t like each other, apparently

Following his character’s exit from Silicon Valley, TJ Miller gave a pretty candid, bonkers interview to The Hollywood Reporter, in which he didn’t hold back. Perhaps the biggest eyebrow raise is regarding the comments Miller leveled at his co-star, Thomas Middleditch.

Alec Baldwin isn’t done roasting Donald Trump on ‘SNL’ quite yet

Hold on to your bronzer, folks – Alec Baldwin has confirmed that he’ll be reprising his POTUS-baiting impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live next season. “Yeah, we’re going to fit that in.

What is Tony Stark even wearing in those new ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ set photos

If you’ve ever seen Robert Downey Jr. in person, you know the man does not suffer a fool’s fashion gladly. Always dashing, futuristic, cosmopolitan – chunky sunglasses you can sorta see through, structured collars and footwear that’s probably worth your salary – the real-life Tony Stark likes to dress like the on-screen Tony Stark.

Modi gives Trump his famous bear hug and (maybe) it’s what true love looks like

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seem to really love each other, like A LOT. Look at these pictures of pure love during their first face-to-face meeting in the White House.

McConnell Faces Mutiny On GOP Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON ― After the Congressional Budget Office dealt another blow to the Republican health care plan, Senate GOP leaders on Monday night scrambled to figure out a way forward for a bill already on shaky ground. Republican leaders seemed to have no margin of error left. Sen.

United States’ Image Takes A Beating Under Trump, Survey Shows

BERLIN ― The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed. Five months into Trump’s presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S.

Man’s Racist Snapchat Story Targets Sleeping Sikh On Plane Flight

Sleeping on a plane is hard enough. It’s worse when a fellow passenger mocks you on Snapchat the whole time and suggests you’re a terrorist. That’s what a Sikh worshipper en route to Indianapolis had to endure last week. Screenshots of the posts are sparking outrage on Twitter.

Joe Biden Is The Lifeguard America Truly Needs

The former vice president hopped up onto the seat at the Wilmington, Delaware, swimming pool he worked at some 55 years ago, shortly after the facility was renamed in his honor. Here is @JoeBiden in the new lifeguard chair that bears his name.

California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

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