The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday April 3)

May 3, 2018

On this Wednesday, let’s look at some major news stories.

Trump’s boss act doesn’t always work

Fifteen months into his presidency, the consequences of that defining character trait of always needing to be boss are becoming clear — and it doesn’t always work out to Trump’s advantage. The latest sign of Trump’s need for control is highlighted by the list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to pose in an interview.

Mueller raised idea of subpoena with President’s lawyers

Mueller floated the possibility of subpoenaing Trump to testify before a grand jury if he refused to sit down for an interview with the special counsel, The Washington Post first reported on Tuesday, citing four people familiar with the encounter.

4 reasons why Trump faking a doctor’s note actually matters

So when Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday that Trump had personally dictated a 2015 letter ostensibly from Bornstein touting the then-presidential candidate’s historic good health, the first reaction of many people was to laugh. Of course he did! The language was totally Trumpian! “His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary,” “Bornstein” wrote of Trump.

Toxic air kills 7 million people each year, WHO reports

The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world’s most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The organization collected the data from more than 4,300 cities and 108 countries.

104-year-old Australian scientist to fly to Switzerland to end his life

Botanist and ecologist David Goodall is traveling to the Life Circle clinicin Basel, Switzerland, accompanied by a nurse from pro-euthanasia organization Exit International, the group’s founder said. Speaking on his 104th birthday, Goodall said if he had one birthday wish it would be to die. “No I’m not happy.

Kanye West just said 400 years of slavery was a choice

The first was a man who opened up about his mental health, his family, and his art in a nearly-two hour interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God. The second was a Kanye who appeared at the TMZ headquarters where he had this to say: ” When you hear about slavery for 400 years …

Qantas will retire its Boeing 747 fleet earlier than planned

Qantas said Wednesday that it’s bringing forward the retirement of its six remaining 747 jumbos to 2020. It will replace them with a new order of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. A Qantas spokeswoman said the company had originally planned to phase out its 747s by 2022 or 2023.

Yale University Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

The Yale University Board of Trustees has voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after he was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault. The decision marks the first time the Ivy League university has rescinded an honorary degree since its founding in 1701.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Ranking News Outlets By Trustworthiness

MENLO PARK, Calif. ― Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a meeting Tuesday with media executives that the company has begun implementing a system of ranking news organizations by trust, relying on user surveys to determine which news sources are “broadly trusted.”

Trump Ridiculed For Reportedly Writing His Own Doctor’s Note

A CNN report that President Donald Trump himself dictated a doctor’s letter detailing his glowing health sent tweeters into overdrive. On Tuesday, Dr. Harold Bornstein claimed that Trump instructed him on what to write in the 2015 missive, which described the then-presidential candidate as having “extraordinary” physical strength and stamina.

Kanye West Talks About Getting Liposuction And Battling An Opioid Addiction

Kanye West ‘s shock tour continued Tuesday with an extremely candid interview at TMZ. The rapper revealed to the newsroom that he was addicted to opioids and underwent liposuction in 2016 just before his mental breakdown. “Two days before going to the hospital, I was on opioids.

Air Force Once and other White House typos

The White House has blamed a “clerical error” for a typo in a news release stating that Iran “has” an ongoing nuclear weapons programme. It should actually have read “had” – in the past tense – administration officials say. That’s a big difference. rips ‘ignorant’ Kanye remarks has led the fierce backlash against Kanye West after he claimed the enslavement of African Americans over centuries may have been a “choice”. The singer said it was “one of the most ignorant statements that anybody who came from the hood could ever say about their ancestors”.

Macron thanks PM’s ‘delicious wife’

French President Emmanuel Macron committed a rather delicious faux pas on Wednesday that left his Australian audience scratching their heads. Mr Macron has been in the country on a diplomatic trip, discussing weighty issues like climate change and defence. The president’s immaculate English, however, failed him momentarily as he thanked PM Malcolm Turnbull.

‘Having sex five times a day wasn’t enough’

Relationship charity Relate is calling for sex addicts to receive help on the NHS. Two sufferers speak about the impact it has had on their lives. “At its worst, even having sex five times a day wasn’t enough.” Mother-of-three Rebecca Barker said the compulsion took over her life in 2014 and ruined her relationship.

Warning over carrot-crazed kangaroo attacks

People have been warned not to feed kangaroos at a tourist spot in Australia following a string of attacks by the animals. Each week thousands of people visit the grounds of a hospital in Morisset, New South Wales, to see the wild kangaroos.

Apple is selling fewer iPhones, but it’s making tons of money

The iPhone X wasn’t a magic elixir to reinvigorate Apple’s iPhone sales, but it wasn’t the flop some people were saying it would be. In Apple’s second quarter earnings report, the tech giant saw revenue continue to grow but its key product, the iPhone, fell just short of sales expectations.

Japanese Buddhist temple hosts funeral for over 100 Sony Aibo robot dogs

Over 100 dogs just shared a funeral in Japan. The catch? They were all robots. A group of Sony’s out-of-production, old-generation Aibo robot dogs were honoured with a traditional funeral service in Chiba Prefecture, reports The Japan Times .

Miley Cyrus explains why she retracted her apology for a topless photo from ten years ago

Miley Cyrus has changed a lot in ten years. Cyrus was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked about a recent tweet where she retracted an apology she made when she was 15, for a topless photoshoot. “I think a lot of things have changed and I think the conversation has changed a lot,” said Cyrus.

Facebook’s dating service hasn’t even launched yet, and we already know it’s for old people

If you’re ready to find your true love and/or are approaching retirement age, then have we got some news for you: Mark Zuckerberg has your back. At Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, the CEO announced plans to launch a dating service that will ostensibly compete with the likes of Tinder and Bumble.

‘Game of Thrones’ actor’s deleted Instagram picture leads to wild Season 8 speculation

Warning: spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead. Avert your gaze if you wish to remain blissfully ignorant. A Game of Thrones actor may have given us a slight clue as to the content of Season 8 with an errant Instagram photo. The photo has now been deleted.

Emmanuel Macron’s ‘delicious wife’ comment leaves people scratching heads

There’s no doubting French President Emmanuel Macron’s excellent grasp of English. But given French and English share numerous words that sound similar but have different meanings, there’s bound to be some expressions that get lost in translation.

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