The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday July 13)

July 13, 2018

Here are some of the biggest stories today.

The Thai cave rescue ended in success. But only two weeks ago, it all seemed hopeless

The Wild Boars soccer team are now safe and recovering in a Thai hospital. As the world celebrates their return, details of the incredible rescue effort have emerged.

Papa John’s founder apologizes for using N-word on conference call

Forbes reported that he used the racial slur while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises. In a statement issued through the company, Schnatter said: “News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true.

How Trump’s disdain for NATO could help Putin

The big takeaway of the so far bad-tempered NATO summit is that President Donald Trump has little time for the alliance and a thin appreciation of the track record and historic purpose of an organization that has kept the peace and preserved Western democracy since World War II.

Teen alleges she was raped by teachers and classmates for months, Indian police say

Seven people are under arrest in India after a 15-year-old alleged she was repeatedly raped by 19 people — three adults and 16 minors — over six months, Anuj Kumar, sub-inspector of the Ekma police station in eastern Bihar state told CNN.

Stormy Daniels faces misdemeanor charges after being arrested at an Ohio strip club

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested for allowing a customer to touch her while performing at a strip club in Ohio, her attorney said early Thursday.

Trump returns to NATO before heading to London

President Donald Trump is returning to NATO headquarters on Thursday after rattling allies with provocative and insulting comments during the summit’s first day.

Shark bites Instagram model posing in the Bahamas

It seemed like the perfect holiday photo opportunity: Crystal blue waters and a pack of docile nursing sharks lazing on the docks of Staniel Cay in the Bahamas.

New UK guidelines aimed at stopping potential superbug

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new treatment guidelines in an attempt to prevent mycoplasma genitalium or MGen, a sexually transmitted infection, from developing into a superbug.

Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a “big problem” for coral reefs.

Papa John’s founder resigns over N-word

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has stepped down as chairman of the company’s board after apologising for using the N-word in a conference call. The pizza chain founder used the racial slur in a media training session in May. Mr Schnatter quit as chief executive last year after criticising the NFL over players’ national anthem protests.

China investigates sudden aircraft drop

Chinese authorities are investigating why a plane was forced to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to loss of cabin pressure. The Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian lost altitude rapidly and oxygen masks dropped in the cabin. The plane then returned to cruising altitude and continued as scheduled.

Museum and films planned for Thai cave

The cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum. Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a “major attraction” for Thailand.

Kylie Jenner ‘on track to be billionaire’

Former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner is worth $900m (£680m) at just 20 years of age, says Forbes. The business magazine said the social media star is on track to become “the youngest-ever self-made billionaire”. The fashion guru, the youngest of the Kardashian clan, launched a cosmetics firm two years ago.

Oil suffers biggest drop in two years

Oil prices suffered steep falls on Wednesday after Libya said it would boost supply, even as investors fear that trade tensions will hit demand. Brent crude dropped 6.9% – the biggest decline in more than two years – to end at $73.40 a barrel for the global benchmark.

Trump Fires New Shot At Jeff Sessions From 4,000 Miles Away

Donald Trump might be in Brussels this week attending a summit with NATO leaders, but the U.S. president still found time between “very important” meetings to call out his embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Meghan Markle’s Former Classmate Shares Heartfelt Letter From The Future Royal

A former classmate of Meghan Markle ‘s said in an interview with “Inside Edition” that she is royally touched by a letter she received almost 20 years ago from the future Duchess of Sussex. Michelle Fanara said that she and Markle attended Immaculate Heart High School, all-girls school in Los Angeles, in the 1990s but the two weren’t especially close.

Trump’s Spiritual Adviser: Sure, Jesus Was A Refugee But Not An Illegal One

In the face of a global refugee crisis, Christians from Pope Francis to American evangelicals have tried to inspire sympathy for people fleeing violence and persecution by pointing out that Jesus himself was once a refugee. The Christian Gospels suggest that Jesus’ family fled to Egypt shortly after he was born to escape a massacre ordered by a tyrannical king.

Stephen King And Ted Cruz In Twitter Feud Over Limos And Axes

Horror novelist Stephen King and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are trading barbs on Twitter after the author called on Texas to vote its junior senator out of office in November. The battle began on Tuesday, when King offered a hearty endorsement to Cruz’s rival, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas): Hey, Texas!

Terrifying George Clooney Crash Footage Shows Moment Actor Was Flung Into The Air

George Clooney is lucky to have escaped this crash without any serious injuries. Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera released footage Tuesday that shows the actor’s scooter colliding with a Mercedes in Sardinia earlier in the day. It shows Clooney’s scooter hitting the car, as well as the actor flying into the air and hitting the ground.

This is what Netflix ads looked like in 1999

It feels like Netflix’s library has always been online. But before the content behemoth pioneered movie streaming, it only mailed out DVDs. Remember? Redditor u/graysonkatz unearthed a true relic in their parents’ attic: a 1999 Netflix advertisement in the shape of giant movie ticket.

Just some very sad English soccer players on the ground

It is not, unfortunately, coming home. England lost its World Cup semi-final match to Croatia on Wednesday, thanks to a goal from Mario Mandzukic in the second half of extra time. Now, England will play Belgium in the third-place match, and Croatia will face France in the final on Sunday.

Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh looks exactly like Glenn from ‘Superstore’

Donald Trump is obsessed with television ratings, so it makes perfect sense that he’d choose a SCOTUS nominee who strongly resembles an actor, right? Right. Cut to Monday night, when Trump picked Judge Brett Kavanaugh to take the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the Supreme Court in late June.

The Rock says he doesn’t have time to run for president in 2020

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been pretty clear about his interest in running for president in 2020 – but apparently, he’s taking it all back. After months of speculation, the actor told Vanity Fair on Tuesday that a bid for the White House in the next presidential election will not be happening.

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