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

May 24, 2018

These are the stories making headlines today.

Pessimism mounts ahead of historic Trump-Kim nuclear summit

Anticipation about the June 12 meeting in Singapore is turning to pessimism, as the complexity of the initiative, the stark divides between Washington and Pyongyang, and inconsistencies in the White House’s approach to the meeting all become clear. First, the Kim government threatened to pull out, blaming the “repugnance” of national security adviser John Bolton and his nuclear disarmament schemes.

The Americans trying to stop Ireland from voting Yes to abortion

Covered in yolk, she turns to her fiancé, Nathan Berning, who has a GoPro video camera mounted on his chest. “Did you get that on tape? Is it on, babe? Turn it on,” she says. As Faulkner wipes the mess from her face, a fellow anti-abortion campaigner approaches her, saying she’ll be calling the police to have a look.

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85

Roth died of congestive heart failure surrounded by close friends and family, his friend Judith Thurman said. The people who visited him in his final days came from all walks of life, from writers and lifelong friends, to people he’s helped and inspired along the way. “He was an incredibly generous person.

F-35 stealth fighter jets get first taste of combat

The Israel Defense Forces announced Tuesday on Twitter that its version of the aircraft — dubbed the F-35 “Adir” — is already flying in operational missions. “The Adir planes are already operational and flying in operational missions. We are the first in the world to use the F-35 in operational activity,” the IDF tweet said.

Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia. She could become the nation’s first black woman governor.

If she wins in November, she will become the country’s first black female governor. The former state House minority leader defeated former state Rep. Stacey Evans, who ran a campaign that tried to appeal to moderates and independent voters.

Bishop whose sermon lit up royal wedding to lead White House protest

Curry will be joined by leaders from Christian churches who say they are concerned about a “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches.” Those crises, Curry and the other Christian leaders say, put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake.

Kilauea erupts again as Hawaii residents struggle with toxic gas, lost income

“I would take one breath, and it would hurt,” the Pahoa resident said. “My throat was on fire. My eyes were burning.” Hinkle and countless other residents on Hawaii’s Big Island are now familiar with the toxic effects of sulfur dioxide.

Ethiopian Airlines positions itself to take over Africa’s skies

The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier by number of passengers, according to FlightGlobal, has taken stakes in a raft of carriers across Africa and opened routes to new destinations, like Manchester, UK. The expansion is part of the airline’s 2025 Vision to become the leading aviation group in Africa, and increase the share of the market occupied by African airlines.

MH370 ‘not brought down by rogue pilot’

Australian investigators have rejected claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately brought down by the pilot. Recent speculation that the jet was the subject of a “controlled ditching” into the sea was dismissed on Tuesday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The bureau maintains that the pilot was unconscious during the final moments.

US couple sue son who refuses to move out

The parents of a 30-year-old man have resorted to drastic measures in an effort to get their son to fly the coop: they are suing him. Court documents say Michael Rotondo does not pay rent or help with chores, and has ignored his parents’ offers of money to get him settled.

Trump casts doubt on historic Kim summit

US President Donald Trump has said there is a “very substantial chance” a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un next month may not happen. He said the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if it did not, it might happen “later”.

Man Utd ‘most valuable club in Europe’

Manchester United has again been named most valuable European football club, being worth about €3.25bn (£2.9bn) says business services group KPMG. The English club tops KPMG’s study of top sides’ “enterprise value”, ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The study, based on the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, studied profitability, broadcasting rights, popularity, sporting potential and stadium value.

McDonald’s sued for sexual harassment

Ten workers at McDonald’s fast food franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment against the firm. The female workers, one of whom is 15 years old, allege groping, propositions, indecent exposure and lewd comments. McDonald’s said it takes such allegations “very seriously” and that its franchises should do the same.

Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay, and the writers of Deadpool are making a Netflix movie

Netflix made its first attempt at producing a blockbuster action movie with the fantasy-action hybrid Bright, but it appears the service has upped its ambitions considerably. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be producing a new Ryan Reynolds action film called Six Underground, which will be directed by Transformers’ Michael Bay.

European legislator says Jobs and Gates ‘enriched’ society, asks if Zuckerberg ‘created a digital monster’

In the European Parliament’s public meeting with Mark Zuckerberg today, Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian MEP, hammered Mark Zuckerberg with a brutal question about his legacy, comparing him unfavorably to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. “You have to ask yourself how you will be remembered,” said Verhofstadt, who is also the chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

Michelle Obama Reflects On ‘Scary’ Time At Princeton With Sweet Throwback Snap

Michelle Obama congratulated the class of 2018 by sharing a photograph from her “scary” time at Princeton University in the early 1980s to Instagram on Tuesday. “I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me,” the former first lady wrote.

Michelle Obama Reflects On ‘Scary’ Time At Princeton With Sweet Throwback Snap

Michelle Obama congratulated the class of 2018 by sharing a photograph from her “scary” time at Princeton University in the early 1980s to Instagram on Tuesday. “I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me,” the former first lady wrote.

Disney Reveals Opening Seasons For ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Lands

Disney’s ” Star Wars “-themed lands at its California and Florida resorts now have opening seasons. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open first at Disneyland in Anaheim in the summer of 2019, followed by a late autumn opening for the one at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Trevor Noah Reveals The Question He’d Ask Trump That No Else Has Dared To

Trevor Noah isn’t likely to score an interview with Donald Trump anytime soon, given the president’s penchant for speaking with friendly media outlets. But if “The Daily Show” host did get a chance to grill the commander in chief, he’d ask the one question no one else has dared to: What’s one question @TrevorNoah would ask Donald Trump?

Bad Lip Reading Reveals What Was Really Said At The Royal Wedding

What really went down during the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Don’t worry. YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading has got your back. In a clip shared online Tuesday, Bad Lip Reading dubbed over key parts of Saturday’s ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, to put its own amusing spin on the service.

Giant, ominous bird lands on this girl’s shoulders and it’s the most goth thing

There are plenty of birds out there with brightly colored plumage. Then there are birds who look like they come straight out of an Edgar Allen Poe nightmare. Twitter user@spreadterror lived up to his name and captured this particular harbinger of doom as it landed on his girlfriend (@ ilovenicegrass).

Florida isn’t actually being invaded by zombies, despite emergency alert

Though Florida makes headlines for all sorts of fun and bizarre reasons, finding the Sunshine State at the genesis of the zombie apocalypse is a turn of events you might not expect. Or, okay, maybe you would expect that. Thankfully, there are no real zombies lurking in Florida.

Another sinkhole is attempting to swallow Donald Trump, but everything’s *fine*

Donald Trump is president, and a sinkhole has formed on the White House lawn. Listen, I’m not saying the two are related, but this is the second sinkhole to have formed in the vicinity of the Trump family in the last two years. In fact, a sinkhole appeared outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TODAY.

Mark Zuckerberg awkwardly dodges question about shadow profiles from European Parliament

Mark Zuckerberg really doesn’t want to talk about shadow profiles. On Tuesday, May 22, the Facebook CEO did his best to avoid directly answering questions from the European Parliament covering data privacy, Cambridge Analytica, and whether or not his company is a monopoly.

Trevor Noah made a ‘Black Panther’ cameo that everyone missed

When Black Panther first hit movie theater screens in February, all eyes were on the legendary cast that included Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o. But somehow, Trevor Noah managed to sneak into Wakanda too.

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