The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday August 7)

August 7, 2017

Here are links to the stories making global headlines today.

UN Security Council imposes N.Korea sanctions

With 15 votes in favor, Resolution 2371 was passed unanimously. The resolution targets North Korea’s primary exports, including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. The sanctions also target other revenue streams, such as banks and joint ventures with foreign companies.

Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt

The great Jamaican will retire after the IAAF World Championships in London, bringing the curtain down on an incomparable career. But in the 100m final on Saturday he had to settle for bronze as the controversial American Justin Gatlin secured a surprise victory in a season’s best 9.92 seconds.

Italian police: UK model abducted for auction

The model, who has not been named, was assaulted, drugged, handcuffed and stuck in a travel bag, police said in a statement. A 30-year-old Polish national who resides in the United Kingdom was arrested on kidnapping charges.

Eric Bolling suspended from Fox News

The show Bolling typically hosts on Saturdays, “Cashin’ In,” did not air. News of the suspension came one day after HuffPost published a story saying more than a dozen sources confirmed that Bolling had sent female colleagues an “unsolicited” photo of his genitals.

Sources: House GOP staffers fly to London to find Steele, invite to testify expected

A pair of Republican staffers on the House intelligence committee flew to London recently to try to find a way to bring the author of a dossier containing explosive allegations about President Donald Trump and top members of his campaign before the panel, sources familiar with the trip have told CNN.

Jeremy Clarkson hospitalized with pneumonia

A spokesperson for Clarkson’s Amazon Prime show, “The Grand Tour” said in a written statement that Clarkson “was admitted to hospital on Friday morning during a family holiday in Spain.” The 57-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of some medical tubes in his arm and an identity tag around his wrist with the caption, “Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday.”

Rwanda’s presidential election: Kagame has 98% lead

Kagame is holding a big lead in preliminary results posted on the National Electoral Commission’s Twitter feed, which showed him with more than 98% of the vote so far. Official results won’t be announced until August 12, after the National Electoral Commission considers petitions and verifies numbers.

Mike Pence Insists He’s Not Mulling A Presidential Run In 2020

WASHINGTON ― Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday issued a pointed response rebutting a New York Times report that he is among several Republicans gearing up for a White House run in 2020 in case President Donald Trump doesn’t seek re-election. In a statement to reporters, Pence characterized the story as “fake news” and “disgraceful and offensive.”

Massive California Wildfire Near Yosemite Sparked By Gunfire, Officials Say

Gunfire caused a massive wildfire that torched tens of thousands of acres of land near Yosemite National Park, California investigators have determined. Since its start in mid-July, the Detwiler fire in Mariposa County burned more than 80,000 acres and destroyed 63 homes.

Hillary Clinton Just Had Special Screening Of ‘Wonder Woman’ With Bill

Earlier this year, the movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse announced they would proudly host women-only screenings of the blockbuster, “Wonder Woman.” Now they’ve finally hosted a special ” nasty woman ” screening. The Alamo Drafthouse in New York City just gave Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton ― along with some of their friends ― a private showing of the movie.

Israel Moves To Shut Down Local Operations Of Al Jazeera

JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday.

Donald Trump Is The Fast-Food President

Donald Trump loves . The 45th president has no problem wolfing down a Quarter Pounder or digging his way through a bucket of KFC. ” Great stuff ,” he once called the cheap, greasy fare. Six months into Trump’s presidency, the fast-food industry has plenty of reason to love him back.

Explosion Starts Fire Inside Minnesota Mosque Just Before Prayer

The FBI took the lead of the investigation into an early morning attack on an Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Saturday. A blast rocked the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, when a small group of congregants had gathered for morning prayers.

This Is How Much Sugar Could Kill You

What do 10.5 cups of sugar, 129 teaspoons of pepper, 24 tubes of toothpaste, 480 bananas and 11,000 oranges have in common? According to this fascinating but rather macabre AsapSCIENCE video, they all have the potential to kill a human being if consumed all at once.

France Opens Terror Probe After Man With Knife Tries To Enter Eiffel Tower

PARIS, Aug 6 (Reuters) – French prosecutors have opened a counter-terrorism investigation after a man with a knife tried to force his way in to Paris’ Eiffel Tower late on Saturday, a judicial source said.

Michelle Obama’s long journey to the White House is a story spanning five generations

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s family sure has come a long way in five generations. American filmmaker and Selma director Ava DuVernay shared a compelling tweet paying tribute to the former First Lady’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia “Mattie” Shields McGruder, who was born a slave in South Carolina in 1844.

Serena Williams’ picture-perfect ’50s-themed baby shower is giving us squad goals

Tennis legend and mama-to-be Serena Williams just celebrated her pregnancy with a star-studded ’50s-themed baby shower at Nick’s 50s Diner in West Palm Beach in Florida. Williams’ super cute bash was attended by some of her celeb pals, like Kelly Rowland, Ciara, La La Anthony, Eva Longoria, and of course, her equally talented sister, Venus Williams. Party goers pulled all the stops with spot-on colorful costumes and even the famously huge ’50s hair bows.

Look out, Hyperloop startups: Elon Musk might finally be coming for you.

Elon Musk might finally be ready to make Hyperloop, the high-speed tubular transportation tech he dreamed up back in 2013, a reality on his own terms. A source “close to Musk” told Bloomberg that the Boring Company CEO will move forward with plans to build his own Hyperloop system inside the underground tunnels planned to beat traffic in LA and the East Coast.

Yes, Vladimir Putin has gone shirtless again to remind you of his dad bod power

You already know that the golfing, TV watching, Twitter-obsessed U.S. president is on vacation, but you might not have known that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is on vacation, too. Luckily for you, we just got our hands on Putin’s vacay photos, and they’re full of spymaster-in-the-Siberian-tundra cheesecake.

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