The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 8)

June 8, 2018

A look at the biggest stories in the world today.

Kate Spade’s death ‘complete shock’

Designer Kate Spade, who was found dead at her New York home in an apparent suicide, suffered from depression and anxiety, her husband says. Andy Spade said “she sounded happy” when he and their daughter spoke to the 55-year-old handbag and fashion designer the night before her death.

Trump baffles with White House fire remark

Canadians have reacted with dismay to reports US President Donald Trump questioned whether Canada burned down the White House during a call with the country’s leader, Justin Trudeau. British forces did set fire to the presidential residence during the War of 1812 with the US.

Stockholm lorry attacker jailed for life

An Uzbek man who carried out a lorry attack which killed five people in Sweden last year has been sentenced to life for terrorist crimes. Rakhmat Akilov, 40, had expressed sympathy for the Islamic State (IS) group before the attack in Stockholm.

Texas man bitten by severed snake head

A Texan required 26 doses of anti-venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake he had killed. Jennifer Sutcliffe told local station KIII-TV that her husband was working in the garden when he saw the four-foot (1.25m) rattlesnake and decapitated it.

Storm over raunchy Bollywood girl gang movie

A Bollywood summer film that shows female bonding among four hard drinking, foul-mouthed friends has sparked a social media storm. Set in south Delhi, one of India’s poshest neighbourhoods, Veere Di Wedding is about a group of school friends who are now grown up independent women.

Trump flips US foreign policy upside down

Diplomatic tensions and an escalating trade war mean that President Donald Trump can expect a chilly reception and awkward body language from allied leaders at the weekend’s G-7 summit in Canada — which some have dubbed the G1+6. And Trump’s feuds with Washington’s traditional partners are sure to test his promise that his “America First” ideology does not mean America alone.

Giuliani: Kim Jong Un ‘begged’ for summit to be rescheduled

Trump had canceled the now-rescheduled June 12 meeting with Kim after statements from North Korea in May that called US Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” and said Pyongyang was ready for a nuclear showdown with Washington if dialogue failed.

North Korea razes missile test site, 38 North says

The images, shot on May 19, show that many of the structures — including impact pads and a support structure that can hold up a missile at Iha-ri, in the northwest of the country, have been razed. The site was believed to have been used for the development of the Pukguksong-2, one of North Korea’s solid-fueled medium-range ballistic missiles.

Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer calls Rudy Giuliani an ‘absolute pig’ over comments

Avenatti slammed Giuliani on Wednesday night over comments he made about his client, Stormy Daniels, that questioned her credibility because she made adult films. “The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight,” Giuliani said of Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.

Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours

A steam plume first appeared around 10 a.m. Saturday as lava poured into Green Lake in Kapoho, but by 3 p.m. a Hawaii County Fire Department overflight confirmed to the US Geological Survey that the lake had filled with lava and the body of water was no more.

Iconic 1963 Ferrari sells for a record $70M

A Tour de France-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO has changed hands for a reported $70 million.

More Consulate Workers Evacuated After Mystery Illness Strikes Americans In China

The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans from the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China, on Wednesday after they began showing signs of a mysterious illness, The New York Times reported. The new cases came just weeks after the first report of a sick U.S. consulate employee in Guangzhou.

Kate Spade Suffered From Mental Illness For Years, Her Family Says

A day after the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, her family spoke publicly about her death – acknowledging that she faced mental health issues – even as they tried to cope with their grief.

Colbert Has A Hilariously Awful List Of People Trump Could Pardon Next

President Donald Trump reportedly has a list of at least 30 people he wants to pardon, and “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert thinks he knows who’s on it. “Take that, Obama!” Colbert said, using his mock Trump voice to describe one of those pardons. Find out who’s on Colbert’s list in the clip above.

Trump And Pence Shared A Really Weird Moment With A Water Bottle

President Donald Trump on Wednesday removed a water bottle from the table while at a FEMA event. Then, Vice President Mike Pence did the exact same thing: Just emptying the table for better photos… or a weird moment of mimicry?

Jimmy Kimmel Finds First Lady To Be A Little Stiff

When the first lady of the United States is out of public view for 26 days, the news media and late night hosts, like Jimmy Kimmel, can’t help but notice. Melania Trump had not made any media appearances since she underwent kidney surgery last month, prompting speculation on a wide variety of reasons for her absence.

Samantha Bee apologizes for Ivanka Trump insult, and for it being a distraction

Following a week of outrage, Samantha Bee opened Wednesday’s episode of Full Frontal by again apologizing for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt.” The comment came from last week’s episode, when Bee criticized Ivanka Trump for not doing anything against her father’s immigration policies that are pulling migrant families apart.

VPNFilter malware that attacks routers is far more dangerous than thought

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. VPNFilter, a recently discovered malware that attacks routers and switches, is far more dangerous than originally thought.

LG’s latest phone has a stylus, no notch, and a mission to undercut Samsung

Aching for a phablet with a stylus, but not ready to splurge your life savings on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8? LG might have an answer in the form of LG Q Stylus, a big, stylus-equipped smartphone that probably won’t break the bank.

iOS 12 makes its easier to see which apps are destroying your iPhone battery

Apple’s finally beginning to take our battery anxiety seriously. The upcoming iOS 12 update will include a new battery-monitoring feature that details which apps are sucking up the most battery life, according to screenshots from the current developer beta of iOS 12.

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that’s very bad news for everyone

Hurricanes and typhoons – the monstrous, destructive storms that bring extreme wind and rain to coasts around the world – are slowing their pace as they traverse the globe. After assessing every tropical cyclone on record between 1949 and 2016, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist James Kossin found that the storms have slowed down in every ocean, save the Northern Indian.

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