The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday April 11)

April 11, 2018

These are the stories making headlines today.

Trump lashes out as Cohen raid fuses Russia probe and Stormy case

The FBI raid against Michael Cohen spiked President Donald Trump’s rampant indignation over the Robert Mueller probe to previously unseen heights, multiplying the persecution complex he feels about the FBI and his own Justice Department and fueling his sense he’s the target of a witch hunt.

Trump and Obama will not attend royal wedding

Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that the royal couple would not be inviting political leaders to the event, at least not on the basis of their official position. Which means neither US President Donald Trump nor his predecessor Barack Obama will be there.

Queen jokes on TV: ‘It sounds like President Trump’

While strolling through Buckingham Palace Garden with naturalist David Attenborough for a TV documentary, the tranquility is shattered by the sound of a helicopter flying above, giving the Queen an opportunity to show off her sense of humor. “Why do they always go round and round when you want to talk?”

Live updates: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress

From CNN’s Seth Fiegerman Today’s hearings on Capitol Hill come a little more than three weeks after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

Poisoned daughter of ex-Russian spy discharged from hospital

The medical director of Salisbury District Hospital, Chrisine Blanshard, said Yulia Skripal would require further treatment but that the development was a “significant milestone.” Her father was making “good progress,” Blanshard said. The Skripals were found slumped on a bench on March 4 in the city of Salisbury after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent, British authorities said.

6 dead in small plane crash at Arizona golf course

The plane departed Scottsdale Airport and crashed soon afterward at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course, just north of the airport, the Scottsdale Police Department said. None of the six people aboard the Piper PA-24 survived, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Their names were not immediately released.

First US senator gives birth while in office

“Bryan, Abigail and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we’re deeply honored that our good friend Senator (Daniel) Akaka was able to bless her name for us — his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us,” Duckworth said in her office’s statement.

Strawberries top 2018’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and veggies

Every year since 2004, the group– a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization — ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Pesticides include a wide array of chemicals that kill unwanted insects, plants, molds and rodents.

More than half your body is not human

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s.

Trump abandons trip to focus on Syria

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus the response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, the White House said. Vice-President Mike Pence will travel in his place to Peru for the Summit of the Americas and then Colombia.

The seismic signal of Lionel Messi

When Lionel Messi scores another wonder strike, the city of Barcelona literally shakes. Scientists have a seismometer installed close to the Camp Nou stadium and it picks up the telltale vibrations every time the crowd celebrates a goal. There is a clear spike in the data as fans jump up and down.

Israel probes ‘cheering sniper’ video

Israel’s military says it is investigating video footage, filmed through the scope of a rifle, allegedly catching soldiers cheering the shooting of an apparently unarmed Palestinian. The video, which went viral online and featured prominently on Israeli TV, was denounced by Israeli politicians.

Politicians not invited to royal wedding

Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn to their wedding. The decision not to have an “official list” of political leaders in attendance also means that US President Donald Trump will not be invited.

Warning over world’s hottest chilli

A man who ate the world’s hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in A&E after experiencing “thunderclap” headaches. The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The “crushingly painful” headaches came on in the next few days.

YouTube’s most watched music video hacked

YouTube’s music video for the hit song Despacito, which has had over five billion views, has been hacked. More than a dozen other artists, including Shakira, Selena Gomez, Drake and Taylor Swift are also affected. The original clips had been posted by Vevo.

Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert Resigns

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert resigned on Tuesday, the White House confirmed. “The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters.”

Trump Floats Possibility Of Firing Robert Mueller, Criticizes Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump has once again lambasted the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and chastised Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the probe.

Trump Company Warned Panama President Of ‘Repercussions’ In Hotel Row

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s private company warned Panama’s president last month of “repercussions” if he failed to intervene in a legal dispute involving a Trump hotel in Panama City, The Associated Press and The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Seth Meyers And Wife Welcome Second Child – Born In Lobby Of Apartment Building

Seth Meyers unexpectedly hosted a different kind of event Sunday ― the birth of his second son, who was born in the lobby of his apartment building. What seemed like a routine weekend turned frantic when Meyers’ mother-in-law told him they had to get to the hospital immediately, the comedian said Monday on “Late Night.”

Snoop Dogg Reveals The One Guy Who Ever Out-Smoked Him

Snoop Dogg appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday to promote his new gospel album, but the conversation inevitably got around to his weed worship. The rapper and “Joker’s Wild” host said only one person has ever had a greater tolerance than him for smoking marijuana in one sitting.

This Facebook tool will tell you instantly if your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica

Didn’t get the notification that Facebook promised to send out informing you whether your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica? Yeah, neither did we. But, a new tool launched by Facebook will give you an instant answer to the question at the forefront of your mind.

What are the Infinity Stones and where are they in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?

The Infinity Stones are about to have their moment. Finally. For 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been hyping these six all-powerful objects. Individually, almost all of them have driven an MCU story at one point or another. Now, in Avengers: Infinity War, all six step into the forefront.

Balloon failed at its one job, and no one can stop thinking about it

You’d think the most conversation-starting thing on the internet wouldn’t be one balloon, but hey, anything is possible. @0600Hours posted an amusing picture of a balloon that just did not make sense. It’s a balloon with a tiny face drawn on it, so when blown up the face would be enormous, right?

Uber acquires electric-assist bike-share company Jump

Uber is making a big push into bicycles. The ride-hailing company announced Monday it was acquiring bicycle-share company, Jump. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for the past few months in San Francisco. Uber Bike is sticking around.

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