The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday August 24)

August 24, 2017

Here are links to some of the most important stories today.

Full List of Governors Who Won With 54%

Joho ni kifaranga kamili ya kuku – Raila Odinga – NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) August 22, 2017 We never thought there would be need to fact-check politicians after the election, but it appears Kenya is on a perpetual political mode. The story has been how IEBC systems w

This Was Uhuru’s Message To Isaac Ruto in Bomet Yesterday

Nasa 5th principal Isaac Ruto has joined the growing list of governors who have conceded defeat and showed up to hand over instruments of power to the incoming governors. Ruto was in attendance yesterday during the inauguration of Joyce Laboso as the new Bomet governor. The ceremony was also witn

Fighting Fire With Fire: IEBC Files 54,000 Pages of Evidence

It is increasingly looking like it will be Nasa’s word vs IEBC’s word. The election petition filed by Nasa at the Supreme Court will be heard soon, but already we have been told the kind the evidence they have collected.

Flamboyant Embakasi West MP Defends Decision to Wear Flip Flops to State House

Embakasi West Member of Parliament, George Theuri, is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The legislator, known for his flamboyant and often controversial lifestyle, has attracted the wrath of internet users after he showed up at State House in jeans and flip flops. Also Rea

Donald Trump’s 57 most outrageous quotes from his Arizona speech

So many people love me — it’s hard to fit them all in the building! But, try! 3. “You know I’d love it if the cameras could show this crowd, because it is rather incredible. It is incredible.” For the record: The cameras always show the crowd. Have for months and years.

Meghan McCain slams man at rally calling for her father’s death

“This Trump supporter is shouting at protestors: “McCain needs to die now!” journalist David Catanese tweeted from Phoenix. . Meghan McCain later responded to the tweet about her father, a US senator from Arizona. “I wouldn’t wish seeing this about your own father on my worst enemy,” she said.

James Clapper questions Trump’s fitness for office

“I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it,” Clapper told CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.” Hours after Trump delivered a defiant speech in Phoenix, Arizona, Clapper said he found the President’s rally “downright scary and disturbing.”

Missouri governor invokes rarely used law as he halts Marcellus Williams execution

New DNA evidence that was unavailable during Williams’ 2001 murder trial proved he did not do it, his attorneys said. But the Missouri attorney general’s office wanted the execution to go ahead, arguing that evidence other than DNA linked him to the crime.

Hundreds dead after flooding in South Asia

It is the worst flooding that some parts of South Asia have seen in decades, with about 24 million people affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. “The situation is going from bad to worse,” said Jagan Chapagain, the IFRC’s under secretary-general for programs and operations.

Robert Lee: ESPN under fire for taking announcer off UVA game

On Tuesday night, the network confirmed that its management moved an Asian-American announcer, Robert Lee, off the University of Virginia’s home opener football game “simply because of the coincidence of his name.” Earlier Tuesday, a source had told CNN that Lee was abruptly switched to the Youngstown versus Pitt game.

High doses of vitamin B tied to lung cancer risk

The study found a 30% to 40% increased risk of lung cancer among men taking these vitamins from individual supplements — not from multivitamins or diet alone. But the effect seemed to be driven by current smokers who far exceeded the recommended daily amounts of the vitamins, according to study author Theodore Brasky, an epidemiologist in the division of cancer prevention and control at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Wayne Rooney announces retirement from England duty

Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time record goalscorer with 53 goals He has announced international retirement to concentrate on Everton career Rooney said Gareth Southgate wanted to recall him to the Three Lions squad The 31-year-old won 119 caps – the last of which came in November last year Wayne Rooney has called time on his England career after a glittering 14-year spell with the national team which saw him become their all-time record goalscorer.

Barcelona make fourth bid for Philippe Coutinho worth £138m

Barcelona have tabled a fourth offer for Philippe Coutinho worth a total £138m Liverpool would receive £101m up front for Coutinho with £37m in add-ons Sportsmail believes Coutinho is yet to give up hope of joining Barcelona Barcelona have returned with a fourth bid for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho worth £138m.

Jose Mourinho ditches Lowry Hotel stay-over for Man United stars

Jose Mourinho to allow players to stay at their homes before Old Trafford games Manchester United stars have stayed at the Lowry Hotel in previous campaigns Mourinho has also handed fitness coach Carlos Lalin a more prominent role The Portuguese is keen to put his own stamp on the club a year after arriving Jose Mourinho has placed more trust in his Manchester United stars by allowing them to stay at home before games at Old Trafford.

Neymar already reunited with former Barcelona team-mates

Lionel Messi has heightened troubles at Barcelona after posing with Neymar The Argentine posted pictures of him with the Brazilian on his official Instagram Barcelona announced on Tuesday they would be taking the 25-year-old to court The Catalan giants are demanding damages against Neymar following his move They want to

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 finally competes with the iPhone where it counts

It feels like only yesterday that Samsung was forced to recall and discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 because of exploding batteries. Experts and analysts had doubts about whether the Korean electronics giant would ever recover from what is arguably the most devastating smartphone launch in history.

Use your Instagram to make money – here’s how

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You already spend tons of time each day on Instagram. What if you could also use that time to grow your business and even make some money?

You won’t believe how snazzy SpaceX’s spacesuit looks

Elon Musk’s space transport company SpaceX will one day start carrying humans into space, and now we know what their spacesuits will look like. Musk shared a photo of the spacesuit on his Instagram feed Wednesday, noting that it’s a photo of the actual suit and not a mockup.

Julian Assange is mad you think he lives in a basement

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange wants you to know he doesn’t live in some basement. He lives in an embassy. Let’s get it right. The dude came to the defense of his living space with a few tweets on Tuesday. And he played a bit of the sideline psychologist.

Uber makes it easier for drivers to decline rides

Uber is stepping up its efforts to win over drivers – by making it easier for them to say no to rides they don’t want to take. Today the company announced several new features meant to make it easier for Uber drivers to plan trips around their schedules.

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