The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday July 24)

July 24, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build

The security cameras are in addition to metal detectors placed last week at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. The metal detectors — seen by Palestinians and Arab countries as an attempt by Israel to unilaterally exert control over the holy site — triggered widespread protests across Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France

Thanking his Team Sky team mates, Froome crossed the finish line of the 21st and final stage in Paris to win cycling’s toughest race for the third time in a row, 54 seconds clear of Cannondale-Drapac’s Rigoberto Uran of Colombia and with a two minutes, 20 seconds lead over Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale’s in third.

Princes William and Harry remember last call with Diana

In a new documentary set to release on Monday by ITV in Great Britain and HBO in the United States, Prince Harry recalls how quickly he got off the phone with his mother. The two brothers were at Balmoral Castle in Scotland when Diana called from Paris.

8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio

Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio, authorities said early Sunday.

‘Home Alone’ actor John Heard dies

The medical examiner’s office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72. He died Friday. While his role as Peter McCallister endeared him to generations of moviegoers in a singular way, Heard had a versatile and prolific career on stage as well as in movies and television.

This is why Germany’s traffic lights are better

The typical walking figure — found on lights across the country — could be replaced with a miner, complete with lamp and safety helmet. Regional news website “Der Westen” launched a campaign for the change in Duisburg this week, calling for “a pedestrian light that reminds us of our culture and life in the Ruhr region.”

Hawaii to test nuclear warning system amid North Korea’s threats

Starting in November, Hawaii’s disaster warning plan will include a new protocol in case of a nuclear attack, CNN affiliate KNHL reports. But some are concerned the announcement will scare off tourists from visiting the island. A “guidance summary” from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says residents will be alerted of nuclear detonation through siren alarms and flashing white lights.

European officials probe claims of huge German car cartel

Antitrust officials confirmed Saturday that they are investigating claims that the country’s major carmakers may have been operating a cartel since the 1990s, colluding on everything from vehicle development and engines, to suppliers and diesel emissions systems. “The European Commission and the Bundeskartellamt [German cartel office] have received information on this matter, which is currently being assessed by the commission,” the European Commission said in a statement.

Anthony Scaramucci Says Trump Remains Unsure About Russian Election Meddling

President Donald Trump still isn’t sure whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election,, despite determinations by the major U.S. intelligence agencies that it did so, new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday.

Anthony Scaramucci Vows To Fire Leakers

Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday he will take “drastic action” to stop staff members from leaking information to the press. “We gotta get the leaks stopped,” he said on ” Fox News Sunday.” “I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks.”

CONFIRMED: A ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Is On Its Way

The world obviously needs more “Wonder Woman.” Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that a sequel to this summer’s critically-acclaimed hit starring Gal Gadot is in the works during a panel at Comic Con in San Diego on Saturday. The follow-up film’s apparent title? “Wonder Woman II.”

Swiss Couple Found Frozen On Glacier Is Buried After 75 Years

After 75 years, the remains of a Swiss couple that was found frozen in the Alps this month have been finally laid to rest. The bodies of Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, who were 40 and 37 years old when they went missing in 1942, were buried on Saturday following a ceremony attended by family in southwestern Switzerland, according to The Associated Press.

BBC’s Female Stars Demand Network Close The Gender Pay Gap

Female talent at the BBC is calling on the media company to end the pay disparity between its male and female employees after a government-mandated release of salary data revealed a significant wage gap at the British public broadcaster. In an open letter published in full by several U.K.

The Curious Tale Of Sean Spicer And The Mini-Fridge In The Night

This really does take the cake. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer stole a mini fridge from his junior staffers, it was alleged Friday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported in its story on the rollercoaster ride of Spicer’s tenure as press secretary that he had really, really, wanted a mini-fridge for his office about a month into his job.

Here’s what healthcare would look like if we took President Trump literally

President Trump has an incredible plan for resolving America’s healthcare crisis, and while it’s short on details, it’s absolutely bursting with happy adjectives. Trump successfully pulled together multiple strings of words for a free association interview with The New York Times thisweek.

This Kickstarter beer tool got funded in 2 hours flat

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When you call your product “the most advanced beer drinker’s device in the universe,” you’d better be able to deliver the goods.

Trump has already started writing his speech to pardon the Thanksgiving turkey

So, we got into work this morning and someone had slipped the working draft of President Donald Trump’s speech for later this year when he pardons the Thanksgiving turkey. Apparently, he’s writing it himself. I know, right?? Admittedly, this is very early for Trump to be planning out the annual presidential tradition, and he’s not really known for writing his own speeches.

The royal family just released three photographs from Princess Diana’s personal album

On the eve of a new HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy , the Kensington Palace Twitter account has released three photos of Princess Diana. The images show the late Princess of Wales with her sons Prince Harry and Prince William.

Warner Bros. has 9 DC superhero movies coming, and a few key ones missing

Marvel might have gotten a head start on building their cinematic universe but DC is planning to catch up faster than a speeding bullet. At Warner Bros. Pictures’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the studio debuted a sizzle reel teasing nine upcoming DC films: Aquaman Shazam!

Hulk is back in the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer, and he’s never looked more smashing

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel … pretty hyped, actually. That’s because while the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok promises doom and destruction, it also promises a really good time.

This mayor is leaving politics to fight climate change full-time

Like many communities skirting the U.S. coastline, Hoboken, New Jersey, wasn’t built on solid ground. Many of its charming brick buildings, historic piers, and apartment towers stand atop what was once a low-lying tidal marsh – a grassy, muddy buffer along the Hudson River, designed by nature to absorb high tides and storm surge like a sponge.

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