The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday May 23)

May 23, 2018

These are the stories making headlines today.

Trump’s norm-breaking is leading to a constitutional fight

But his escalating battle with his own Justice Department and his refusal to accept the historic boundaries of executive power are leading the nation onto the most treacherous constitutional ground so far of his term.

Moon heads to US amid fears for Trump-Kim summit

Moon will meet with Donald Trump Tuesday, ahead of the US President’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month. Analysts say Moon will be looking to hold Trump to the diplomatic approach the South Korean leader has championed and invested considerable political capital in, amid heightening skepticism over the talks in Washington.

Trump aides growing skeptical Kim summit will happen

Administration aides have grown increasingly skeptical the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will come to fruition amid harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and concerns over the meeting’s agenda, officials and other people familiar with the matter said.

10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India

Nine patients that tested positive for the virus have been quarantined and are being treated, Rajeev Sadanandan, additional chief secretary for the state’s Department of Health and Family Welfare, told CNN on Tuesday. The outbreak began in thenorthern district of Kozhikode and has spread to neighboring Malappuram district, Sadanandan said.

Pence: North Korea will end like Libya only if Kim ‘doesn’t make a deal’

“There was some talk about the Libyan model last week, and you know, as the President made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn’t make a deal,” Pence said Monday.

Sony is paying $2.3 billion for Kanye West music publisher EMI

Sony said in a statement Tuesday that it would buy a 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing from a group of investors led by Mubadala, one of the United Arab Emirates’ sovereign wealth funds. The Japanese company already held a minority stake in EMI, whose catalog contains more than 2 million songs from music legends including Frank Sinatra and David Bowie.

German broadcaster referred to Markle as ‘exotic,’ and had some fairly odd comments about black hair

The multicultural flourishes — a soaring address by a black American bishop, gospel music soulfully sung by a choir, a rapturous performance by a black cellist — seemed to both surprise and excite the masses. German public broadcaster ZDF may have been a little too excited.

Mark Zuckerberg to testify in Europe: What to watch for

It might prove more challenging than his hearing in the Congress last month. Data privacy is a much bigger priority in Europe, especially this week. And Facebook has been in Europe’s crosshair for a while. Here’s why: In Europe, privacy is a big thing Privacy is a big issue for Europeans.

World’s most advanced jet in first combat

The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had “already attacked twice on two different fronts”. Israel recently carried out scores of air strikes in Syria.

Moon to brief Trump on handling Kim

US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in are due to hold talks in Washington, amid uncertainty over a planned US-North Korea summit. Last week the North said it may cancel the summit if the US insists on it giving up nuclear weapons unilaterally.

Kendrick Lamar stops white fan using N-word

A white woman has been booed at a Kendrick Lamar gig for singing the N-word on stage. The rapper invited the woman, who identified herself only as “Delaney”, to sing M.A.A.D City during his set at the Hangout Festival in Alabama.

Katy Perry slams Meghan’s wedding dress

American Idol judge Katy Perry has criticised Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. Perry told Entertainment Tonight that the Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy gown needed “one more fitting”. The pop star suggested it fell short of the bridal look Alexander McQueen designed for the Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage to Prince William in 2011, adding “Kate won!”

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals hair loss

Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about her struggle with hair loss in the latest episode of her Facebook chat show, Red Table Talk. “I’ve been getting a lot of questions about why I’ve been wearing this turban,” the 46-year-old actress said. “Well, I’ve been having issues with hair loss.

R Kelly sued for sexual abuse by woman he ‘deliberately’ infected with an STD – BBC Three

Faith says she was introduced to a circle of women who R Kelly described as his “family”, and who all referred to him as “Daddy”. She says they followed a series of rules set by the singer like standing up, walking to him and kissing him on the mouth whenever he entered the room.

U.S. To Announce Additional $7 Million Donation In Fight Against Ebola In Congo

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday is set to announce that the U.S. is contributing an additional $7 million to fight the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the U.S. Agency for International Development’s $1 million donation.

Ceasefire Over? Kimmel Shreds Hannity And ‘Those Dummies On Fox & Friends’

Jimmy Kimmel may have just broken his ceasefire with Fox News host Sean Hannity. The two engaged in a heated feud last month that quickly got personal. Kimmel called it off, but has since taken a few more pokes at Hannity.

Spoof Royal Wedding Video Sees Ceremony Taking A Very Different Turn

Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and the newly named Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, went off without a hitch. Dutch entertainment website BlendTV imagines the ceremony going hilariously awry in this mashup video, which is now going viral: The one scene that nobody saw…

Australian Archbishop Convicted Of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson was found guilty Tuesday of covering up a priest’s sexual abuse of boys dating back to the 1970s. Wilson, who faces a maximum of two years imprisonment, is the most senior Roman Catholic Church official to be convicted in abuse scandals that have swept through the church hierarchy in recent decades.

Grimes says boyfriend Elon Musk never stopped workers from unionizing

Since they stepped out together at the Met Gala, musician Grimes and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s relationship hasn’t had the warmest of receptions. Quite a bit of the criticism comes from longtime fans of Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, known for being outspoken about her progressive politics.

Ethereum’s co-founder just solved the ‘chicken and egg’ question on Twitter, and he’s not stopping there

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, is having a blast on Twitter. An active tweeter, Buterin uses the platform to announce news about Ethereum, but also to crack jokes or debate almost anything. On Tuesday, he decided to tackle some ancient logical paradoxes, including the eternal “chicken or egg” dilemma and the omnipotence paradox.

Emilia Clarke missed a screening of ‘Solo’ to watch the royal wedding

As Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, she has to keep up with all royal news.

Dude pours molten salt into a watermelon and the results are awesome

There’s only one thing better than watermelon on a hot summer’s day and that’s an exploding watermelon. YouTube channel The King of Random decided to answer a question that no one really had: What happens when you pour molten salt inside of a watermelon? If you guessed the watermelon would immediately explode, you’d be correct.

Trump’s staffers reportedly write his tweets with deliberate grammatical errors

It’s been long suspected that Trump doesn’t write all his tweets. Some are penned by White House staffers, and according to a Boston Globe report, these tweets are composed with grammatical errors and irregularities, intentionally included to sound like they’re written by Trump.

Guy claims to finds old Russian missile in a server room, and the internet freaks

A photo of an old Russian missile in a server room just caused a massive Reddit freak out. Redditor WhySoSadCZ posted a photo of ” some kind of explosive lying on the floor” on Monday in the subreddit r/WhatisThisThing.

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