The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday June 5)

June 5, 2018

Let’s look at some of the stories making headlines today.

Trump: ‘I have the absolute right to pardon myself’

“As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!” the President tweeted.

Trump’s above-the-law presidency

The assertions made by Trump’s former lawyer John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, who remains on his team, in a just-revealed letter to Mueller spell out an expansive definition of presidential authority to explain why Trump should face no legal liability for his actions — including the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Philippines President Duterte sparks outrage with ‘misogynist’ kiss

Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros described the act as a “despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority,” and accused the controversial leader of acting like a “feudal king.” In the incident in Seoul on Sunday, part of the Filipino leader’s official visit to South Korea, Duterte called two overseas Filipino workers (OFW) onstage.

Bill Clinton says he ‘did the right thing’ during Lewinsky scandal, hasn’t apologized to her

Speaking to “Today,” Clinton defended his decision to remain in office following the scandal. “A lot of the facts have been conveniently omitted to make the story work, I think partly because they’re frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office and his voters don’t seem to care,” Clinton said, pointing to a series of sexual misconduct allegations against current President Donald Trump, who has denied them.

Trump’s phone call with Macron described as ‘terrible’

“Just bad. It was terrible,” one source told CNN. “Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based on the relationship. But Trump can’t handle being criticized like that.” A short White House readout of the call with Macron said the conversation was focused on trade and immigration.

Nigeria’s army frees 148 Boko Haram hostages, half of them kids

Soldiers rescued the hostages during an operation Sunday as members of the terror group fled “troops’ onslaught in the Lake Chad Islands and fringes of the northern borders of Borno state,” according to a statement. The captives were freed in the large but remote town of Bama, about 45 miles southeast of Maiduguri.

Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features

CEO Tim Cook will take the stage in San Jose, California, on Monday at its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to preview new software features for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. iOS 12 is expected toinclude performance improvements, redesigned basic apps (like Stocks), new Animoji and a greater focus on augmented reality.

Leroy Sane omitted from Germany’s World Cup squad

Notably Germany’s Leroy Sane, who given the season he’s had with English Premier League winners Manchester City, must be wondering why he will sweating on a beach rather than on the pitches of Russia during the competition.

‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer

The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body.

Top US court backs baker’s gay cake snub

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The Colorado state court had found that baker Jack Phillips’ decision to turn away David Mullins and Charlie Craig in 2012 was unlawful discrimination.

West Ham manager mugged at gunpoint

West Ham’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has been mugged at gunpoint in Chile. Pellegrini, 64, who won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2014, was on his way to a restaurant in Santiago with his wife and two friends when they were targeted by a gang.

Several dead as Guatemala volcano erupts

Six people have been killed and 20 injured after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, the country’s disaster agency says. The volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing black smoke and ash into the sky. People have been evacuated from several areas and the capital’s La Aurora airport has closed.

Clinton: ‘I acted right’ over Lewinsky

Bill Clinton says he would not respond any differently today to reports of his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky than he did in 1998. “If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t,” the former US president told NBC’s Today programme.

Peacocks Can’t Handle Their Reflections, Are Attacking Luxury Cars In Canada

Feral peacocks in Canada are either having existential crises en masse … or they really can’t deal with their reflections. Residents of Surrey in British Columbia are having issues with the feathered creatures roaming their neighborhoods. In addition to being loud, the animals keep attacking expensive cars in the area.

Trump Says He Has The Right To Pardon Himself

President Donald Trump boasted about his “absolute right” to pardon himself in the Russia probe on Monday one day after Rudy Giuliani, one of his lawyers, raised the prospect. “Numerous legal scholars” have pointed out that Trump holds the constitutional authority to a self-pardon, he tweeted.

Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband, Trevor Engleson, Just Got Engaged Again

Just two weeks after Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, married Prince Harry, the former actress’ ex is also preparing to walk down the aisle again. Trevor Engelson, a 41-year-old producer, proposed to his girlfriend, nutritionist Tracy Kurland, on Friday in Napa Valley, according to a Facebook post seen by HuffPost.

Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open With A Fierce Message

The comeback will have to wait. Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open Monday with a pectoral injury, shortly before she was to play her round-of-16 match against Maria Sharapova. “I unfortunately [have] been having some issues with my pec muscle,” she said at a press conference. ” …

Who’s Going To Pay For Kim Jong Un’s Hotel Room In Singapore?

After an international scramble to salvage the briefly canceled summit between the U.S. and North Korea, it appears President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are on track to meet in Singapore next week for their historic tête-à-tête. But the delicate diplomatic dance between the two nations is far from over.

Live from Apple WWDC 2018

Live updates from WWDC 2018, where Apple is unveiling new software and more, including iOS 12, macOS 10.14, iOS apps on the Mac, Siri features, and more.

Apple announces new iOS feature Screen Time to combat device addiction

Like any self-styled benevolent overlord hosting a conference to fete itself, Apple wants to make one thing clear: It cares about your well-being. And so, at today’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi announced a new set of iOS features designed to combat a scourge of its own making: so-called device addiction.

There’s a secret Netflix trick where you can request what movies and TV shows they should add

Did you know that you can send Netflix requests for which shows and movies it has available to stream? Yeah, neither did we. Late Sunday night, comedian and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti was alerted by Netflix’s Philippines account that you can request Netflix to add any TV show or movie that you can think of.

This daughter’s optical illusion went so viral even her mom recreated it

You know your homemade optical illusion video is doing well when when it gets so many retweets even your mom sees it – and then wants to recreate it herself. On Friday, Jaylynn Malone tweeted a five-second video her sister had shown her. You have to admit, it’s pretty good.

Facebook scraps custom reaction buttons, including the rainbow Pride flag

Facebook’s little rainbow Pride reaction is sadly missing this year. A popular feature released by the social network last year, the rainbow flag custom reaction was made available during Pride Month (in select countries), but if you’re looking to use it this year, you won’t find it.

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