The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday July 17)

July 17, 2017

These are links to stories making headlines today.

The Trump Jr. Russia controversy — what we know

Daily news reports offering a steady drip of disclosures and shifting statements from Trump Jr. and others involved have triggered an ever-mounting list of questions. A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed to The Associated Press and The Washington Post that he also attended the meeting with Trump Jr.

Federer beats tearful Cilic to make history

A dominant 6-3 6-1 6-4 defeat of an emotional and injured Marin Cilic on Centre Court of the All England Club in London handed the Swiss a record eighth Wimbledon singles title, and his 19th major overall. Federer took his first Wimbledon title in five years without losing a single set.

Trump defends Donald Trump Jr. in tweet

President Donald Trump defended his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Twitter Sunday morning amid mounting questions about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, implying a media double standard in its treatment of Hillary Clinton.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters defends his anti-Trump tour

They’re just a few of the images music fans can catch on Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ 54-date North American tour, “Us + Them,” which kicked off on May 26 and coincideswith the release of Water’s first studio album in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

British government ponders life sentences for acid attacks

Rudd announced the move in the aftermath of the latest acid attack to hit the streets in London, in which five men were attacked over a 70-minute period on Thursday. Writing in The Sunday Times, Rudd said that “life sentences must not be reserved for acid attack survivors.”

A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says ‘behead traitors’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him — lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate “traitors,” a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.

Sexual harassment in tech: Women tell their stories

From an investor who exposed his fully erect penis, to being groped over work dinners, and propositioned over texts and email, the stories of alleged sexual harassment and assault are pouring in. In this rare set of CNN Tech interviews, six women have come forward with shocking stories and a call for change.

Hôtel de Crillon reopens with Karl Lagerfeld-designed suites

Lilit Marcus, CNN * Updated 12th July 2017 (CNN) – Paris is known for its grand, stately hotels. And luckily, staying at a classic property doesn’t have to mean dealing with ancient amenities, as some of the area’s most famous hotels have gone through renovations.

Carly Rae Jepsen has a perfect response to that ‘hilarious’ Instagram meme about her

Plug Carly Rae Jepsen’s name into Twitter or Instagram and you’ll be greeted with a peculiar sight: Dozens and dozens of comments narrating exactly what is literally happening in the photo, and crowning her for it. “Queen of wearing a T-shirt under a dress!” proclaims one.

Did Justin Trudeau just Google ‘Canada music’ to make his summer playlist?

Justin Trudeau needs your help because he has absolutely no clue what music he should be listening to this summer. On Saturday morning the Canadian Prime Minister dropped his hot seasonal Spotify playlist on Twitter, featuring some lovely artists like Drake, Shawn Mendes, k.d.

Someone made a Iron Throne phone charger and it’s about as cool as it gets

Everywhere you go in life, there’s bound to be someone more talented than you. And that’s okay. Take YouTuber Natural Nerd, who recently designed their own Iron Throne from Game of Thrones phone charger. It’s far cooler than any “hip case” you’ll get from the T-mobile stand at the mall and it appears to be actually easy to build.

Australian foreign minister not so sure if Trump himself is in “good shape”

Let’s be honest: no one except Congress has the power to “shut President Trump down,” not even J.K. Rowling. What leaders can do, however, is humiliate him – fairly and squarely, as Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop recently did.

A ‘Star Wars’ resort is coming to Orlando because Disney doesn’t have enough of our money already

No, you can’t actually visit that galaxy far, far away, on account of it being fictional and all. But Disney being Disney, they’ve cooked up the next best thing. At D23 today, Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced a “100% immersive” Star Wars-themed resort to come to Walt Disney World.

Twitter is trolling the cast of Trump Jr.’s ever-growing clown car meeting

The world is slowly piecing together more and more of the puzzle that is Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. A cascade of revelations on Friday made it clear that the gathering wasn’t as intimate as first suggested.

Lewis Hamilton wins record-equalling fifth British GP

Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver equalled the tally of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth home win in a row to add to his first win for McLaren in 2008.

Nigerian chief suspended by Lagos governor over fake kidnap – BBC News

A Nigerian traditional chief in the state of Lagos has been suspended after he confessed to faking his own kidnap. Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the incident was “an embarrassment to the state”. He said in a statement that investigations had found that Chief Yusuf Ogundare had conspired with his family to frame a rival chief for the disappearance.

LA Galaxy 2-5 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford excels on US tour

Marcus Rashford took the lead for Manchester United after taking advantage of poor defending Rashford doubled United’s lead when he converted after intelligent play by Spain’s Juan Mata Marouane Fellaini added a third in the first half when he let the ball run across the area before shooting United made

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte among sport stars in Wimbledon final crowd

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte among sporting celebs in Wimbledon crowd Conte watched Roger Federer defeat Marin Cilic at Centre Court on Sunday Blues players Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso also there If you consider yourself to be a major face in the sporting world, then the Centre Court of Wimbledon on the final Sunday is the place to be.

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