The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday April 4

April 4, 2018

Let’s have a look at the news making headlines today.

Wall Street to Trump: No trade wars. And lay off Amazon

The president played a starring role in last year’s stock market boom. Now he’s getting the blame as Wall Street hits the skids. Trump’s fingerprints were all over Monday’s market sell-off. The Dow fell 459 points and the Nasdaq plunged almost 3%.

21st Century Fox offers to sell Sky News to Disney

The UK Competitions and Markets Authority published two new proposals from 21st Century Fox on Tuesday that are designed to address the regulator’s concerns that the purchase would give the Murdoch family too much control over UK media.

Mexico denies promoting illegal migration to US

Mexico’s foreign ministry issued the statement after Trump spent Sunday and Monday tweeting against Mexico’s efforts, referencing an immigrant caravan heading towards the United States. A 1,100-strong migrant caravan assembled by the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People without Borders), is currently moving north through Mexico.

Israel suspends plan to send 16,000 African migrants to Western countries

Netanyahu said on his Facebook page that the deal would be re-examined. He had come under heavy criticism for the agreement by members of his coalition and citizens of a south Tel Aviv community where a large migrant community lives.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announce separation

The couple posted a joint statement to their respective Instagram pages. “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,”the pair said. “We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together.

A forgotten painting in an Iowa closet turns out to be a 16th-century masterwork worth millions

Written by Mercedes Leguizamon, CNN Brandon Griggs, CNN Robert Warren was poking through his art gallery’s closet when he stumbled on an old painting hidden behind a table. At first, it didn’t look like much: a dingy, oil-on-wood panel of nude mythological figures. It had suffered water damage, and it was cracked in places.

Mark Zuckerberg hits back at Tim Cook

The Facebook CEO defended his company’s business model in an interview published by Vox on Monday, arguing that recent criticism from his counterpart at Apple was unfounded. Cook recently called for increased regulation of social media, and questioned the practice of monetizing user data on free platforms by selling ads that allow advertisers to target specific groups.

Grindr to stop sharing HIV status of users with outside companies

Grindr made the decision late Monday after first defending the practice, which involved sending user profile information – including HIV status and test dates – to two companies called Apptimize and Localytics. They test the performance of Grindr’s products. The news that Grindr would stop sharing HIV information was first reported by Axios and later confirmed by CNNMoney.

Dwayne Johnson reveals battle with depression, mother’s suicide attempt

In an interview with “Express,” the movie star talked of battling depression. “Struggle and pain is real,” he said. “I was devastated and depressed.” Johnson said he went through a dark period years ago when injuries ended his dreams of playing professional football.

Father finds daughter after 24-year search

A Chinese father has been reunited with his daughter after looking for her for 24 years. Wang Mingqing’s tireless search included becoming a taxi driver in Chengdu city, in the hope he might one day pick her up as a passenger. His daughter made contact with him earlier this year after coming across an online post about him.

White House criticises $3bn China tariffs

The White House has criticised China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods including pork and wine. Beijing has introduced duties of up to 25% on 128 American imports following President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium.

French mayor sorry for Ikea April Fool

A French mayor has apologised following backlash to her April Fool’s joke about Swedish furniture giant Ikea coming to her town, bringing 4,000 new jobs. Caroline Cayeux used Facebook and Twitter to announce the arrival of a new superstore to Beauvais residents, many of whom believed her “great news”.

The teenager sentenced to 241 years in prison

A man who committed a brutal robbery as a teenager in Missouri, firing a gun at two people, will be in prison until he dies. Is that fair? Bobby Bostic wakes up at 4.45am, every day. He washes his face, brushes his teeth, goes for breakfast around 5.30.

Spotify to list shares in New York

Shares in the music streaming firm Spotify will be publicly traded for the first time later on Tuesday when the firm debuts on the New York market. The flotation marks a turning point for the firm, that, after 12 years, has not yet made a profit.

What Parents Of Kids With Autism Wish You Knew

There are a lot of misconceptions about autism, particularly when it comes to young children on the spectrum. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we asked members of the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share what they wished people understood about autism spectrum disorder. Here’s what parents of kids with autism want the world to know.

Trump Is Governing Like A Traditional Republican

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump was supposed to be a different type of Republican. He’s frequently switched political parties , won over some traditionally Democratic voters and attacked well-regarded members of the GOP. Many establishment Republicans disavowed him, while others hoped his heterodox views ― antithetical to many pro-business elites ― could reshape politics.

Obama’s Photographer Just Went On A Trump-Trolling Spree

Former White House photographer Pete Souza was on a President Donald Trump-trolling roll over the Easter weekend. Souza repeatedly threw shade at Trump by sharing a series of throwback snaps from his time documenting former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Boy Survives 12 Hours In L.A. Sewer After Falling Into Drainage Pipe

Jesse Hernandez will never forget this Easter ― though he’d probably like to. The 13-year-old Los Angeles resident spent nearly 12 hours in the city’s sewer system after he fell into a drain pipe about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Elon Musk will sleep at Tesla factory to oversee Model 3 production

Tesla has lots and lots of cars to build so Elon Musk will be sleeping at his electric car factory. That’s what the Tesla CEO tweeted Monday after an Information article about his deeper involvement in Model 3 production went out.

Apple might ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own, starting in 2020

Apple might screw Intel over… starting in 2020. The tech company is reportedly planning to ditch Intel’s processors on its Macs and replace them with their own custom-designed chips, according to a report from Bloomberg. The report, sourced from the well-sourced Mark Gurman, says Apple executives have greenlit the plan, codenamed “Kalamata.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger comes back from heart surgery with a Tweet for the ages

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted for first time following his heart surgery.

Reddit rolls out its first redesign in more than a decade

Reddit’s design has stayed mostly the same since it launched more than a decade ago, and that’s the way many of its users like it. But starting from Monday, the news aggregator will slowly roll out a redesign to a small percentage of users, Reddit’s administrators announced in a post.

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