The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday April 17)

April 17, 2018

Here are the stories making global headlines today.

James Comey takes aim at President Trump in ABC News interview

Comey also said Trump is “morally unfit to be president” and claimed there is “certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice” by Trump. The comments came during a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. The media appearance is the first time Comey has sat for a televised interview since Trump fired him last year.

Macron says he ‘convinced’ Trump to stay in Syria ahead of strikes

“Ten days ago, President Trump said the USA’s will is to disengage from Syria. We convinced him that it was necessary to stay,” Macron said, during a two-hour televised interview with several French media outlets. On Friday, the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched a series of strikes on a research laboratory and two storage facilities associated with Syria’s chemical weapons program.

Weapons the US, UK and France used to target Syria

UK Tornado fighters Britain contributed four Tornado fighter jets armed with Storm Shadow cruise missiles to the operation, the UK’s Ministry of Defense said. Officials later said Typhoon fighter jets also participated in the mission.

Barbara Bush in failing health

The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She has been on oxygen for some time. Her husband, former President George H. W. Bush is with her, as are daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil.

Netflix is unstoppable

But make no mistake: Netflix is the king of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Netflix will report its first quarter earnings on Monday afternoon, and analysts are forecasting phenomenal growth. They’re expecting a 40% jump in sales from a year ago, 60% more profit than a year ago, and 7.5 million more subscribers just since the previous quarter.

Manchester City wins Premier League title after rivals Manchester United stumble

Jose Mourinho’s United team had needed to win against West Brom to keep the title race alive but surprisingly lost at home as Jay Rodriguez’s header gave the league’s bottom side a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Shark attack halts Australia surf competition

The victim, a man in his 30s, was bitten on the leg by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia on Monday morning. He managed to paddle back to shore and a rescue helicopter ferried him to hospital. Surf photographer Peter Jovic told the ABC news he had witnessed the attack.

Comey: Trump is ‘morally unfit’ for office

Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is a man “morally unfit to be president”, who treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was was fired by President Trump last year.

Full Metal Jacket actor dies aged 74

Actor R Lee Ermey, known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket, has died aged 74. The former US Marine turned award-winning actor played a host of military men during his career. Ermey’s manager, posting to the actor’s Twitter account, said he died from “complications of pneumonia”.

Starbucks ‘sorry’ over black men arrest

Coffee chain Starbucks has apologised after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at one of their shops in the US city of Philadelphia. Amateur video shows police placing the pair, who were accused by shop staff of trespassing, in handcuffs.

Ailing Barbara Bush declines treatment

Ailing US former First Lady Barbara Bush has declined further medical treatment and will spend her time in “comfort care” with her family. Mrs Bush, 92, made her decision after a series of recent hospital visits, a statement from the office of husband George HW Bush said.

In Searing Interview, James Comey Unleashes Against ‘Morally Unfit’ Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey gave a no-holds-barred interview on Sunday night in which he called Donald Trump “morally unfit to be president” and a liar who possibly obstructed justice. Comey, speaking to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, touched on many of the scandals that have plagued the Trump administration over the past 16 months, including the Russia dossier and the litany of sexual misconduct allegations leveled at the president.

Nearly 207 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

(Reuters) ― Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine U.S. states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said. It is the largest recall of eggs in the United States since 2010, the Food Safety News website reported.

Nearly 1,400 Sharks Spotted In Mysterious Gathering Off East Coast

Nearly 1,400 basking sharks were spotted in aerial photos in a puzzling gathering off the East Coast of the U.S. The unusual plankton-eating basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world – surpassed only by the whale shark – and have been generally believed to be solitary swimmers.

Facebook’s Tracking Of Non-Users Sparks Broader Privacy Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Concern about Facebook Inc’s respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.

Hackers exploit casino’s smart thermometer to steal database info

Having a whole bunch of smart objects like lights, appliances, and thermometers can make life a little more convenient for businesses, but buying into the internet of things can also make those same businesses more vulnerable to hackers.

Beyoncé brings Jay-Z and a Destiny’s Child reunion to ‘Beychella’

“I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his little wife.” Beyoncé is back. After bailing on her headlining spot at 2017’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival due to her pregnancy, Queen Bey finally had her moment.

Kanye’s new philosophy book may explain why he wiped out his Twitter history

Kanye West appears to have a rough relationship with conceptions of time and history, so it makes sense that he’s eradicated nearly his entire social media history. West exposed his discomfort with people becoming mired in their past memories during an interview in The Hollywood Reporter .

Mission accomplished, Trump boasted. Not so fast, Twitter replied.

Donald Trump can’t catch a break, mostly because Donald Trump is extremely bad at being President of the United States. Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning with a triumphant message after U.S., French, and British precision strikes hit key targets in Syria on Friday evening.

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