The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday July 26)

July 26, 2017

These are the stories making headlines today.

How Uhuru Kept Millions Guessing and Waiting for 30 Minutes, Then Failed To Show Up With No Apology

At the close of Monday night’s presidential debate, there was only one winner, and it’s not the man seeking re-election. Both candidates kept Kenyans and organizers of the debate guessing the whole day.

Public Likes Scam: Safaricom Suspends Paybill, KCB Disowns Them

Things are elephant in the Public Likes empire. Weeks after we outed them as frauds, Kenyans have continued to flock there with the hope of quick money. Thousands upon thousands have continued to deceive themselves that skipping ads amounts to work and as a result many will lose their money.

Full VIDEO: Raila Steals The Show as Uhuru Snubs Presidential Debate

The two leading presidential candidates subjected Kenyans to a whole day of guesswork. In the morning, Raila declared that he would not turn up for the debate unless Uhuru did too.

PHOTOS – Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton Weds Kenyan Businessman

PHOTOS – Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shamea Morton Weds Kenyan Businessman

The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump’s hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts

Trump ranged from the current health care bill to stories of a bygone time in New York history to his Electoral College victory in 2016. It was a Trumpian tour de force — one sure to cheer his supporters but leave the rest of the country wondering what, exactly, he is doing and thinking.

Trump’s public bullying of Sessions is embarrassing

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” That came less than 24 hours after Trump had described Sessions as “beleagured” in another tweet and one day after he seemed to roll his eyes when asked about the attorney general in a photo-op with White House interns on Monday.

Kushner contradicts Trump camp’s denials of Russia contacts

For nearly a year, President Donald Trump and several of his top advisers have repeatedly denied that there was any contact between members of the Trump campaign and individuals tied to the Russian government. But the veracity of that story appears to be crumbling under contradictory revelations from the President’s son, son-in-law and the current attorney general.

US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf

The Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a defense official familiar with details of the incident. The officials said the Iranian boat approached and came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt, a US Navy patrol ship.

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI is ‘limited’

Tesla boss Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are locked in a very public feud over the future of artificial intelligence. Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, describing it as a potentially existential threat to the human race. Zuckerberg has a different view.

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

The neurodegenerative brain disease can befound in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by an buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neuropathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms. These include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety, impulse control issues and sometimes suicidal behavior.

Trump welcomes ‘American hero’ McCain back to Washington

“So great that John McCain is coming back to vote. Brave – American hero! Thank you John,” Trump wrote. McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation.

Real Madrid ‘agree £160m deal for Kylian Mbappe’

Real Madrid will pay €160m up front and a further €20m in add-ons for him The deal would break the record fee paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba There were fears on Kylian Mbappe’s part that he would not start for Real But conversations with Zinedine Zidane assured him he would have a place Real Madrid have agreed a staggering £160million deal to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

Renato Sanches admits he is ready to leave Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich spent £27.5million on Renato Sanches last summer But the midfielder could well leave the club after just one year in Germany Sanches has admitted that he is not satisfied at the Bundesliga champions Renato Sanches has declared he is unhappy at Bayern Munich and wants to leave the German giants.

Neymar spends more than £14,000 on trainers in ONE shopping trip

Neymar was invited onto Complex magazine’s Sneaker Shopping series The Barcelona star discussed his love of fashion and limited edition sneakers Neymar recently launched his own shoe in collaboration with Nike and Jordan The 25-year-old then spent $18,623 (£14,242) at Flight Club in Los Angeles Barcelona superstar Neymar has never been scared of splashing the cash but with a £500,000-a-week contract at Paris Saint-Germain on the cards, the Brazilian took his spending to a whole other level on Complex magazine’s Sneaker Shopping series.

Cristiano Ronaldo commits future to Real Madrid and targets trophies

Cristiano Ronaldo had threatened to leave due to tax fraud accusations The Real Madrid forward has now said he is aiming to add to his trophy haul Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United were both linked with Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has nailed his colours to the Real Madrid mast after previously suggesting he wanted to leave the club.

The internet’s favorite fact checker Snopes is in deep trouble

Just as one of the oldest fact-checking sites seems to have hit its mainstream stride, it gets tangled in a dramatic legal mess, one that involves lots of finger-pointing, alleged backstabbing, and a contentious divorce. It’s the kind of backroom drama that tends to play out in secret, until someone files a lawsuit.

Check out what’s coming to Netflix in August 2017

Netflix has been busy this year, and August is no exception. The streaming giant will add dozens of new television and film titles as well as new original dramas, comedies, and comedy specials. The best part? Many are available for download, so you can watch on the go.

Apple commercial shows us why Siri needs The Rock more than The Rock needs Siri

I gotta give it up to Apple for pairing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Siri – yes, the iPhone’s digital assistant – for its latest TV commercial. ” The Rock x Siri: Dominate the Day” is funny and entertaining and just so ridiculous that it works. Bravo, Apple. Really, Bravo.

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos invest in a rival to Uber’s trucking business

for Bloomberg As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world’s wealthiest man, the Seattle billionaires are united behind at least one local venture. They’re both investors in a trucking logistics startup that competes with Uber Technologies Inc. Convoy Inc., a two-year-old Seattle company, makes software that matches nearby and available truckers to a shipping job.

Man hilariously live tweets customer’s fight to return butternut squash he thought was cheese

Returning an accidental purchase can be a frustrating endeavor. But this man’s return attempt just might be one of the most unbelievable grocery store fights yet. A man named James Dator found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time (or perhaps the right place at the right time) when he went to the grocery store recently.

Philippine president admits he used an army of social media trolls while campaigning

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he paid an army of social media trolls to defend him while he was on the campaign trail last year. The outspoken and at times controversial politician was defending himself after a University of Oxford study was published, finding that Duterte uses both automated and human trolls on social media.

Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s fate ‘soon’ – BBC News

The White House says it will reach a decision “soon” on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been publicly humiliated by President Donald Trump. In a Twitter onslaught, Mr Trump called the country’s top prosecutor “weak”, a day after labelling him “beleaguered”.

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote – BBC News

Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 July at the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’ – BBC News

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods.

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death – BBC News

Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint. In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed. Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985.

Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates – BBC News

Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of “unforeseen circumstances”, his publicist has said. The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album Purpose began in March 2016.

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