The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday July 14)

July 14, 2017

Here are links to some of the biggest stories today.

The Day Biwott was Slapped So Hard He Flew from His Chair

Nicholas Biwott was at some point regarded as the second most powerful man in Kenya. Despite his closeness to President Moi and his very public life, he had a very mysterious private life. By the time of his death this week, not many Kenyans can recall the height of his power.

Public Likes Scam Continues To Lure in More Fools

The old adage that a fool and his money are soon departed is relevant now more than ever. On several occasions, we have warned Kenyans about this thing called ‘Public Likes’.

Duale: Raila is the Biggest Conman and Coup Plotter Who Never Fought for Freedom

On Tuesday, Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga took to Twitter to castigate President Uhuru in a very rare ‘tweet storm’. Among the biggest accusations Uhuru and Ruto have thrown at Raila, is that he is preparing to force a ‘nusu mkate’ government. Raila reversed this on them, stating categ

Excitement as Uhuru Drinks a Whole Mug of ‘Jug Daniels’ (PHOTOS)

Kenya is a renown drinking nation and that reputation appeared to remain intact yesterday when the Head of State quenched his thirst while on the campaign trail. While on the tour of Kisumu, Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the ground-breaking for a new state-of-the-art brewery that East Africa Brewe

Trump meets Macron, shadowed by Putin

But as the Russian election-meddling drama intensifies, these are not normal times. Trump will serve as guest of honor at France’s Bastille Day national military parade on the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, invoking American triumphs abroad with a dash of pageantry that could help lift a struggling presidency and position him as a strong commander-in-chief.

Trump threatens anger if health care fails

“I don’t even want to talk about it because I think it would be very bad,” Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset.”

China-North Korea trade is growing but Beijing is buying much less coal

A Chinese government official said Thursday that China-North Korea trade was worth $2.6 billion in the first half of 2017, up about 10% over the same period last year. But coal imports slumped by 75%, suggesting Beijing is gradually choking off North Korea’s biggest source of foreign currency.

Uber exec: We can’t behave like a startup anymore

So says Andrew Macdonald, the company’s top executive in Asia and Latin America and friend of founder Travis Kalanick. “Sometimes we’ve acted as a startup, and the world doesn’t view us as that,” Macdonald told CNNMoney. “We’re not at a scale where we’re a startup anymore.”

Higher seas to flood dozens of US cities, study says

Featuring places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami, the list paints a grim picture of what our nation could look like if sea level predictions are accurate. If you live along the coast, your city could be one of them — meaning you could be part of the last generation to call it home.

Here are NASA’s newest photos of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot

From just 5,600 miles away (9,000 kilometers), NASA’s Juno mission offers a new look at the planet’s famous Great Red Spot storm. It’s more than a spot, really, as photo comparisons show. Its 10,000-mile-wide clouds form a storm that is 1.3 times the size of Earth.

Chuck Blazer, ex-FIFA official who blew open corruption scandal, dies

Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA official who helped blow open the United States investigation into corruption in soccer’s governing body, has died, according to his lawyer.

Congressman Takes First Formal Step To Impeach Trump

On Wednesday, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introduced an article of impeachment in the House, seeking to remove President Donald Trump from office for obstruction of justice. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) co-sponsored the article. Sherman first raised the specter of impeachment in early June, basing his case on Trump’s apparent interference in an FBI investigation into his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.

Trump Allies Reportedly Planning To Defend Trump Jr. By Digging Up Dirt On Reporters

WASHINGTON ― Allies of President Donald Trump are reportedly plotting to smear the credibility of journalists, perpetuating his pattern of undermining the free press and dismissing critical reporting as “fake news.”

A Guide To The Rest Of Summer 2017’s Netflix Originals

In December 2016, the company announced that it intended to double its originals in 2017, dedicating $6 billion to that mission. (In 2016, the company spent $5 billion.) So far, we’ve been enjoying the fruits of Netflix’s labor: This year has spawned hits like the controversial, überpopular ” 13 Reasons Why,” the retro-delicious ” GLOW,” the thought-provoking ” Dear White People” and the realistically grim ” Anne with an E.”

The Untold Story Of The Tiniest Victims Of Yemen’s Brutal War

Fatima Mohammed Ali and her two young sons were planting vegetables on her family’s farm in a remote region of northern Yemen last year when an airstrike suddenly hit the family’s home. The massive blast demolished the house, across from the fields where they were working, as well as a swing set nearby.

Anderson Cooper Gets Fed Up With Trump Official Dodging His Questions

Anderson Cooper could not hide his frustration with Sebastian Gorka over the White House deputy assistant’s refusal to answer questions on Wednesday night. During the contentious interview, Gorka insulted CNN and Cooper, labeling their reporting as “fake news.”

White Walkers invade the streets of London ahead of next ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s winter in July on the streets of London. Londoners casually going about their business yesterday might have looked up from their phones to see a terrifying sight – a band of White Walkers trolling the city. Thankfully, they weren’t out for blood. They were there to promote the season premiere of Game of Thrones.

Kellyanne Conway holds up flash cards, instantly becomes meme

If you’re a politician and you decide to hold up a sign, or a piece of paper, or pretty much any blank surface, there’s only one thing that’s going to happen – you’re going to get meme’d. That likelihood doubles if you’re Kellyanne Conway. On Wednesday the President’s Counselor appeared in an interview with Fox News.

Watch Hyperloop One ace its first full-system test inside a vacuum tube

Hyperloop One, one of the leading startups working to bring the next-gen hyperloop transportation system from concept to reality, just shared footage of its first full-scale test in a vacuum environment. The test marks an important milestone in the development of the futuristic transportation system that can, in theory, carry travelers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in under 30 minutes.

This house can fold and unfold itself in 10 minutes

Ten Fold Engineering is redefining mobile living with its foldable structures. With a push of a button, your home can unfold itself in under 10 minutes. The starting price for these cool units start at $129,000. The price to pay to enjoy your home or office wherever you travel.

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