The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today

June 19, 2017

Here are the stories making global headlines this Monday.

Missing USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead

The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan. “This loss is something we all feel,” Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet, told reporters alongside the ship at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan Sunday.

This much we know about the US Navy collision

We do not know whether the warship’s radars were operating sufficiently. We do not know what decisions the men and women who were standing watch aboard the destroyer made — or failed to make — that could have averted the danger.

Portugal wildfire leaves 43 people dead

Portugal officials described it as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years.” The blaze spread Saturday onto Pedrogao Grande town, forcing residents to try and leave the town to escape towering flames. “Many cars could not get out and people burned to death inside their cars,” Interior Minister Jorge Gomes told CNN affiliate TVI.

Cuba to Trump: US in no position to lecture

Trump’s speech in Miami to announce the rollback was “full of hostile rhetoric,” Havana’s statement said, adding that the announced policies will “revert” the progress achieved between the two countries in the past two years.

Explosion kills 3 at a mall in Colombia

Eleven others were injured in the attack in Bogota on Saturday, Mayor Enrique Peñalosa said on his Twitter account. One of those killed was a 23-year-old French national, who was in Bogota to do social work at a school, Peñalosa said. “This act has hurt us very much,” he said.

Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

Prosecutors said Cosby, 79, drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004. Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges. After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt.

Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed twins, a source close to the couple tells CNN.

How technology helped the America’s Cup hit the mainstream

An incredible comeback from the Larry Ellison-backed Oracle Team USA to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand was as dramatic as anything in the long history of sport’s oldest trophy, and unlikely to be replicated when the two crews meet again on the waters of Bermuda to decide the destination of the Auld Mug.

VIDEO: Ethiopia Opens Africa’s First Automated Parking, and It’s Exactly What We Need in Nairobi

The Ethiopian government has opened what is being termed as Africa’s first automated parking in Addis Ababa. This format of using multi-storey buildings to stack cars one on top of the other is picking pace throughout the world. Complex computer software controls equally complex machines, which l

Ezekiel Mutua Bans Six DSTV Cartoons for Promoting Homosexuality

Kenya’s moral policeman Ezekiel Mutua is making headlines again, this time in a fight against children cartoon programs. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive has banned six cartoon programmes aired by Pay-TV service provider Multichoice DStv “that promote homosexuality.”

Steve Mbogo Moves to Court in Bid to Stop Media Houses from Airing an Exposé

Starehe Parliamentary aspirant Steve Mbogo has moved to the High Court seeking to bar four media houses from airing on an investigating story about him. According to Citizen Digital, the flamboyant ODM candidate wants the High Court to bar Nation Media Group Limited, People Media Group, The Stand

Facebook and Google are destroying bad online ads, which is great until they own the world

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud.

Beyoncé and Jay Z reportedly welcome newborn twins, holy trinity complete

The queen of the Bey-hive is now officially a mother of three, according to the Daily News and Us Weekly. cited multiple sources for the news but included no other details. The couple are already parents to Blue Ivy, age 5.

Hey Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian also just announced two new members of her family

Look, we’re not saying there’s any wrong time to announce that you’ve brought two literal snowballs into the family, but right after news that Beyoncé’s twins were born is an interesting choice. Especially if, like Kim Kardashian, you’re rumored to have some bad blood with Queen Bey.

Check out how easy it’ll be to hail one of Airbus’ conceptual autonomous flying taxis

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies.

Ryan Reynolds gives us a peek at ‘Deadpool 2’

Deadpool, one of the most successful Marvel franchises ( number eight all-time) isn’t delivering a sequel until 2018, but while we wait, lead actor Ryan Reynolds is giving us a peek behind the scenes.

Jada Pinkett Smith is not happy about that new Tupac Shakur biopic

If box office is any indication, All Eyez on Me might be the biopic Tupac fans have been waiting for – it did big business in its first day in theaters, beating out even Pixar’s Cars 3. But not everyone is thrilled with the film’s portrayal of Shakur’s life.

Prince George was not impressed at the Queen’s birthday parade

London celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday with Trooping the Colour, her annual birthday parade, on Saturday. The Queen’s great-grandson, however, was not impressed. Three-year-old Prince George watched the parade from a balcony (and behind a window) at Buckingham Palace with his family.

Unedited Putin Interview Reveals A Missed Opportunity For Megyn Kelly and America

As Megyn Kelly and NBC News face a firestorm over her interview with InfoWars’ Alex Jones, unedited footage from her recent interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows a nervous Kelly who asked the authoritarian leader softball questions and failed to hold him accountable on key topics.

Macron Expected To Win Huge Majority In Second Round Of French Parliamentary Election

By Ingrid Melander and Maya Nikolaeva PARIS (Reuters) – Voters turned out in low numbers on Sunday in the second round of France’s parliamentary election, where President Emmanuel Macron is expected to win a landslide majority that should allow him to embark on far-reaching pro-business reforms. The vote comes just a month after the 39-year-old former banker became the youngest head of state in modern French history, promising to clean up French politics and revive the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.

Bill Cosby Isn’t The Exception, He’s The Rule

After 52 hours of deliberations, the jury in the criminal case brought against Bill Cosby by Andrea Constand was unable to reach a unanimous consensus. On Saturday morning, Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial. Constand says that, in 2004, Cosby tricked her into taking three blue pills that incapacitated her and proceeded to sexually assault her.

Prince George And Princess Charlotte Upstaged Their Family Again

If Queen Elizabeth II’s multiple birthday celebrations have given us one thing over the years, it’s ample opportunities to swoon over some royal cuties. In recent years, that’s Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

‘Julius Caesar’ Play Halted As Protester Storms Stage, Another Screams At ‘Nazis’

Commotion erupted briefly Friday night in New York City’s Central Park as a protester stormed an outdoor stage during the assassination scene of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” while another shouted from the audience, calling the crowd watching the provocative play “Nazis.”

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