The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday July 21)

July 21, 2017

To end the week, here are links to the stories making headlines.

Trump says he wouldn’t have picked Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself

Trump’s remarks, in a 50-minute interview with The New York Times, represent an extraordinary rebuke from the President toward the nation’s top law enforcement official who happens to be one of his earliest political allies. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the President,” Trump said, referring to himself.

China holds live fire drills, as border dispute with India enters fifth week

The comments, made by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang during a regular press briefing Tuesday, come amid what has evolved into an increasingly bitter and entrenched border dispute between the two nations. The standoff, now entering into its fifth week, centers on a thin strip of land in the junction with Bhutan.

New details emerge in shooting of Australian woman

Officer Michael Harrity has talked to state investigators, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said. Officer Mohamed Noor, who was in the car with him and fired the weapon in the fatal shooting Saturday, has exercised his constitutional right not to speak to state investigators, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday.

Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’

“There is no damage to our economy. Qatar is solid in its economy and we are comfortable and we can continue like this forever,” ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani told CNN.

John Wayne Gacy victim identified, ending family’s 40-year agony

Gacy is believed to have murdered at least 33 men between 1972 and 1978. Some 40 years later, six of those men are still unidentified. But one family was brought closure Wednesday, as Cook County authorities identified James “Jimmie” Byron Haakenson as another victim of the so-called “killer clown.”

The Russian spies living next door

The couple, known as Richard and Cynthia Murphy, had appeared to be part of a typical American family, living in a beige, two-story colonial-style home with their two young daughters at 31 Marquette Road. Cynthia’s business card said she worked as a financial planner at an accounting company in nearby Manhattan.

“I Do Not Cook Polls and I’m Not Related to Raila..” Angela Ambitho

Despite its latest opinion poll showing Uhuru ahead of Raila, Jubilee has no love for Infotrak.

Dennis Itumbi Delivers Hilarious Comeback After Miguna’s Diss on TV

There is no love lost between Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna and State House digital director Dennis Itumbi. On Monday, Itumbi had taken up the role of Ruto’s spokesman, taking to social media to inform Kenyans why the Deputy President was skipping the running mates’ debate. It s

‘If You Want to Be My Minister, I Will Give You a Job Later.’ Uhuru to Raila

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto yesterday told opposition leader Raila Odinga to desist from attacking Cabinet Secretaries over baseless accusations. The President and the Deputy President said Raila’s attacks against acting Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Dr Fred Matia

Governor Mutua: Why is Wavinya Ndeti Dodging Accountability Debates

Machakos County Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has faulted his main opponent Wavinya Ndeti for dodging debates. According to Mutua, Ndeti is “running away from public scrutiny” having dodged three debates. The most recent debate was scheduled for yesterday and organised by KTN. In a statement rel

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. And Paul Manafort To Testify Next Week Before Senate Panels

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday that it had called President Donald’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify on July 26 at a hearing. Trump Jr. and Manafort are expected to be questioned about allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S.

32 Million More Would Be Uninsured Under The Latest Senate Health Care Bill

Thirty-two million fewer people would have health coverage, health insurance premiums would double and the insurance market would destabilize over the next 10 years under legislation the Senate may take up next week, according to a the Congressional Budget Office published Wednesday.

A Trump Tweet Has Inspired A Hot New Death Metal Band Name

While tweeting about the GOP’s latest failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, Trump wrote “the Dems scream death as OCare dies!” The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime.The Dems scream death as OCare dies!- Donald J.

Barack Obama Praises John McCain As ‘One Of The Bravest Fighters I’ve Ever Known’

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday posted a heartfelt tribute to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his 2008 presidential opponent, following McCain’s announcement that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. “John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known,” Obama wrote on Twitter.

Donald Trump Doesn’t Seem To Know What Health Insurance Is, How It Works Or What It Costs

President Donald Trump’s interview with The New York Times generated plenty of headline-making comments. But his remarks on health insurance, the biggest topic of the week, suggested he didn’t know how it works or how much it costs. “So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal.

Alvaro Morata bids farewell to Zinedine Zidane ahead of Chelsea move

Alvaro Morata was spotted saying goodbye to his Real Madrid team-mates Chelsea have agreed a club record £70.6million deal for the Spain international AC Milan had shown interest but are set to turn their attention on Andrea Belotti Chelsea will still look to add three more players, Alex Sandro remains a target Alvaro Morata has said goodbye to his Real Madrid team-mates as he prepares to seal a £70.6million move to Chelsea.

Neymar to PSG: Inside story behind £196m deal that would stun world

Barcelona star Neymar could be set for a £196m move to Paris Saint-Germain The Brazilian is unlikely to get out of the shadow of Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp Club angered by Neymar’s nights out with Lewis Hamilton and Justin Bieber They fear he could go way of Ronaldinho,

Paris Saint-Germain ready to seal world-record £196m deal for Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain are confident of sealing Neymar for £196m this summer Club would pay huge transfer sum and give Neymar wage of £596,000 a week Neymar is tempted and was struck by the vision for PSG’s future in initial talks The fact French club have a strong Brazilian contingent is also a plus for Neymar Eye-watering fee would allow Barcelona to pursue move for Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain are growing confident of sealing a sensational swoop for Neymar in a world-record £196million deal.

Leicester confident £25m deal for Iheanacho is close to completion

Leicester believe £25m deal for Kelechi Iheanacho is as good as done The 20-year-old striker is expected to move when Foxes return to the UK Personal terms and fee with Manchester City have been agreed between clubs Leicester City are confident that a £25m deal for Kelechi Iheanacho is as good as done, with only the formalities left to tie up.

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