The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday January 8)

January 8, 2018

Here are links to some of the biggest stories in the world today.

Trump defends his sanity

By personally inserting himself into the debate, however, Trump did little to quiet what has become a consuming question in Washington: Is Trump’s mind sound enough to govern? The series of three tweets came early Saturday from the frozen woods of Maryland, where Trump is huddling with Republican lawmakers at Camp David, apparently in response to allegations contained in a damaging new book about Trump’s first year as president.

Trump’s ‘very stable genius’ tweet shows he isn’t

“Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” tweeted Trump. “Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try).

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes protesting cuts to perks

The princes were protesting a recent royal order that “halted payments by the state to members of the royal family to cover their electricity and water utility bills,” Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said in a statement. They also want compensation for the 2016 state execution of a cousin who was convicted of murder, the statement said.

Powerball drawing: Winner declared in Saturday’s $559 million jackpot lottery

A winning ticket for the $559 million Powerball jackpot was sold in New Hampshire, ending the streak of 20 straight drawings without a winner, dating back to October. The Powerball website did not immediately specify where in New Hampshire the winning ticket was purchased.

Actor Jerry Van Dyke, brother of Dick, dies at 86

Van Dyke was known for several roles, most notably for playing the assistant football coach on the late ’80s and ’90s hit show “Coach,” for which he earned 4 Emmy nominations. He also made appearances on his brother’s classic sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” He died of heart failure.

These 250,000 immigrants could face deportation

They’ve lived legally in the United States for nearly two decades. And time has nearly run out for the Trump administration to decide their fate. The question officials must answer next week: Should these immigrants from El Salvador be allowed to stay?

Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac; passengers evacuate

A Sunwing Airlines aircraft backed out while being towed, striking a WestJet Airlines plane that had arrived from Cancun, Mexico, and was waiting to proceed to a gate, officials said. There were 168 passengers and six crew members aboard the arriving airplane, according to Lauren Stewart, a WestJet spokeswoman.

The Wildest Moments From ‘Fire And Fury,’ The Trump Book Everyone Is Talking About

WASHINGTON ― Journalist Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury drew outsize attention this week, when excerpts were released that featured members of President Donald Trump’s administration openly questioning his mental stability, as well as explosive comments from his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

From ‘The Great Manipulator’ To ‘Sloppy Steve’ – The Fall Of Bannon

WASHINGTON ― Just a few months ago, Steve Bannon was warning “establishment” Republicans that a “day of reckoning” was at hand. As it turns out, he was right.

Tipsy Kit Harrington: From Throne To Thrown Out of Manhattan Bar

Jon Snow apparently took a break from defending the wall to tie one on at a Manhattan bar. TMZ caught ” Game of Thrones” heartthrob Kit Harrington on video getting rambunctious over a game of pool and arguing with bar bouncers before getting bounced out.

Twitter Says Blocking Accounts Of World Leaders Would ‘Hamper Necessary Discussion’

Twitter appeared to clear up any confusion over whether it might block the account of President Donald Trump, publishing a blog post on Friday that said removing content from world leaders would ” hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.” “Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation,” the company said.

‘Late Show’ Imagines Trump Adjusting To Life After Bannon

Breaking up with anyone can be hard to do. So on Friday, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” imagined how President Donald Trump is coping now that his relationship with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has all but disintegrated.

Take A Look At David Letterman’s New Netflix Show, With Barack Obama As First Guest

Legendary talk show host David Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” debuts Jan. 12, and former President Barack Obama is slated to be the first guest. The streaming service said the interview will mark Obama’s ” first television talk show appearance since leaving office.”

YouTube celebrities worth following who aren’t Logan Paul

There’s a whole world on YouTube that doesn’t involve terrible people, it just doesn’t feel that way right now. The first week of 2018 wasn’t exactly a banner week for YouTube star Logan Paul, for example. Paul, known as the less offensive Paul brother (*&^@&#^?), kicked things off by releasing a tone-deaf video where he encounters a dead body in Japan’s suicide forest.

Pete Souza had the perfect reaction to Trump’s ‘like, really smart’ tweets

Donald Trump had one of his most unforgettable series of tweets Saturday morning, touting his own mental stability, claiming that he’s, “like, really smart,” and calling himself a genius.

We regret to inform you that Trump does not watch ‘The Gorilla Channel’

As life has become increasingly bad, it’s been harder for people to recognize the difference between fictional dystopias and the real one we’re living in. Comedian @pixelatedboat understands this dilemma well. Yesterday, he tweeted a seemingly obvious fictional excerpt from Michael Wolff’s jaw-dropping new book about the Trump administration, Fire and Fury .

Despite bombshell book, Donald Trump wants all of you to know he’s ‘like, really smart’

2018 sure is off to a running start in Trumpland. The 45th President of the United States kicked off a busy weekend of meetings at Camp David on Saturday with a brief, fiery tweetstorm that – even at this early point in 2018 – is already a surefire candidate for the year’s most memorable.

Why there’s so much hype about Facebook and cryptocurrency

Facebook may soon begin exploring uses for cryptocurrency technology. The company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his annual personal memo on Thursday – mostly about being a better CEO – but one throwaway reference to cryptocurrency technology captured much of the media’s attention.

Logan Paul’s fans still love him and some think he’s done nothing wrong

Logan Paul told his fans he wasn’t expecting forgiveness after he published a video of an apparent suicide victim to millions of viewers. “I’m simply here to apologise,” he says. But, despite his egregious and irresponsible actions, forgiveness has been granted by scores of his dedicated teen fans, some of whom believe he did nothing wrong.

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