The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday June 6)

June 6, 2018

Here are some of the stories making news headlines today.

Putin speaks to Trump regularly, denies trying to divide Europe

Speaking to Austrian television channel ORF ahead of a visit to Vienna on Tuesday, Putin said he “fully agreed” with Trump on the possibility that a new arms race between the countries could break out, and hoped the two leaders could work together to prevent it.

Guatemalans struggle to recover the dead buried by volcano eruption

“My two grandsons,” she cried Monday, looking for them and her daughter a day after the eruption that reportedly left at least 69 dead.”They didn’t let anyone through. … We didn’t see anyone that could help us. Oh God, my daughter!”

A selfie taken against backdrop of injured woman causes backlash

Journalist Giorgio Lambri captured the scene May 26 from a station platform in Piacenza in northern Italy while reporting on a train hitting a Canadian woman. Railway police saw a man taking the selfie and asked him to delete the photos before telling him to move away, according to Filippo Sordi Arcelli Fontana, Piacenza’s police chief.

Trump to NFL: ‘No escaping to locker rooms’

“We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America!” Trump posted on Twitter.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges in court

The disgraced producer walked into court for an arraignment on two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act charge. Weinstein denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity, and he’s remained free after posting $1 million cash bail, according to his attorney, Benjamin Brafman. “Under the circumstances, he’s holding up reasonably well.

Ariana Grande talks about her PTSD after Manchester attack

“I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well,” said Grande of suffering the symptoms of PTSD, in an interview with British Vogue to be released on Friday.

Tim Cook reveals his tech habits: I use my phone too much

Tim Cook told CNN’s Laurie Segall, in an exclusive TV interview, that he had a wake-up call about his own tech habits after seeing data from a newly unveiled Apple tool which will provide detailed reports of how much time users spend on the iPhone and iPad.

Patient remains awake for 90 minutes of CPR, doctor says

The case was presented Monday at the annual European Anaesthesiology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 69-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Denmark in 2016 after three days of indigestion and nausea. Shortly after arriving, he became unconscious and went into cardiac arrest, according to Dr. Rune Sarauw Lundsgaard, an anesthesiologist at Herlev Hospital in Copenhagen and an attending physician on the case.

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead

Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, has been found dead in her New York apartment. She is said to have taken her own life, US media report. Details are unclear, but CBS News report that she was found by her housekeeper. The designer co-founded Kate Spade Handbags in the 1990s, which she sold in 2007.

Iran prepares to boost uranium enrichment

Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapses. The head of Iran’s atomic agency told reporters it was developing infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

Forbes reveals world’s richest sports stars

US boxer Floyd Mayweather has regained his title in the Forbes rankings of the world’s top 100 earning athletes. He earned a $275m (£205m) for his boxing match in August against UFC star Conor McGregor, who is number four on the US business magazine’s list.

David Dobrik and Liza Koshy announce split

YouTube couple David Dobrik and Liza Koshy have announced their separation in an emotional video online. The pair had dated since 2015 and built a combined audience of more than 20 million Youtube followers. The say in their video they split six months ago but waited until this week to tell their fans.

Miss America says bye bye bikinis

The Miss America beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance. The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead. Former winner Gretchen Carson broke the news on ABC’s Good Morning America.

‘It takes a man to run an airline’

The airline industry wants to attract more women, but no one seems to have told the trade body’s new chairman. Akbar Al Baker, International Air Transport Association chair and chief executive of Qatar Airways, said his job could only be done by a man.

Billionaire Koch brothers take on Trump

Powerful US billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are funding a multi-million dollar campaign against President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs. Three political groups backed by the brothers say they will use advertising, lobbying and grassroots campaigns to push the benefits of free trade.

Conservative Billionaire David Koch Steps Down From Political, Business Roles

David Koch, who with his brother Charles has built a powerful conservative political network, is stepping down from his family’s conglomerate and his leadership of Americans for Prosperity, the network’s signature political organization. The 78-year-old is retiring due to declining health, his brother wrote to Koch Industries employees Tuesday.

Qatar Airways CEO Says Women Can’t Do His Job Because It’s Hard

Qatar Airways can’t be run by a woman, according to its current CEO, Akbar Al Baker. During the International Air Transport Association’s annual conference in Sydney on Monday, a reporter asked Al Baker what he plans to do to bring more gender equality to airlines and bring more women into high-level positions, specifically in Middle Eastern airline companies.

Apple Wants To Help You And Your Kids Put The iPhone Down

After years of working to make the smartphone indispensable ― some might even say addictive ― Apple said Monday that it will soon provide an app designed to help people step away from the iPhone. The new feature, called Screen Time, will allow parents to monitor the amount of time their children spend on specific apps and to set limits on iPhones and iPads.

Jada Pinkett Smith Recalls The Moment Jaden Asked To Be Emancipated

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch talk show, “Red Table Talk,” is about as real as it gets. The 46-year-old doesn’t shy away from tough issues, whether it’s chatting with husband Will Smith’s first wife or mending a 17-year feud with Gabrielle Union.

Why Guatemala’s volcano erupted in deadly avalanches, but Hawaii’s hasn’t

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego – literally translated to the Volcano of Fire – can be a terrifying mountain. On June 3, the volcano sent scorching avalanches of swiftly flowing volcanic debris, known as pyroclastic flows, down its flanks, which the Guatemalan government said has so far killed 25 people.

Lenovo hypes up ‘all-screen’ phone, then announces Z5 with a notch and chin

Shame on you Lenovo. Just shame on you. Over the last few weeks, the company has teased an upcoming Z5 phone with what appeared to be a truly bezel-less design, meaning it was expected to have no notch and no bottom “chin” bezel. But on Tuesday, Lenovo formally unveiled the phone and, welp, it was all sham.

Shawn Mendes ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is here and it’s 11 minutes of sheer happiness

Turns out Shawn Mendes would pay for a pair of Justin Bieber’s underpants – but he’d only go as high as $500. That’s just one of the interesting revelations to come out of the most recent episode of Carpool Karaoke.

Saudi Arabia issues its first driver’s licenses to women

Saudi Arabia’s controversial ban on women drivers will lift on June 24, and 10 women have already picked their licenses up. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), women holding kingdom-approved international licenses Monday started trading them in for national ones from the General Traffic Directorate (GDT).

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