The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday July 23)

July 23, 2018

A look at the biggest stories as we start this new week.

Clinton slams Trump over Russia summit, says ‘hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with’ Putin

Hillary Clinton on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump over his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that “hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with” the Russian leader and that Trump “wants to be friends with Putin for reasons that we’re all still trying to figure out.”

Three-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack

A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop in the English city of Worcester.

New photo of Prince George released to mark his 5th birthday

An official photo of Prince George was released Saturday to mark his fifth birthday, which falls on Sunday.

The week the whispers about Trump and Russia became a roar

For months and months, liberals have insisted that Russia has something on Donald Trump — some sort of compromising material (“Kompromat”) that made the American President repeatedly call into question the idea that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and was likely to continue to do so in future campaigns.

Doctor for former President George H.W. Bush fatally shot in Houston

A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Meet the real-life Iron Man

Richard Browning is ready for take off. He lights his engines, bends his knees, and the next minute he’s ascending into the air. He hovers, defying gravity, before he begins to fly up and down an ordinary (CNN) – London street.

World’s best airline for 2018 revealed

After 10 years in the wilderness — if a premium airline that flies direct to more than 60 (CNN) – destinations can truly experience a wilderness — Singapore Airlines is back on top. The Asian carrier was named Airline of the Year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline awards, an honor it last held in 2008.

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be ‘disrespectful’

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he would have been “disrespecting his ancestors’ roots” had he not posed for photographs with the Turkish president. Ozil and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan – both Germany internationals of Turkish descent – were criticised by the German Football Association for meeting Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.

Gunmen in South Africa kill 11 taxi drivers

Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police say. The men from Gauteng province were travelling to Johannesburg on Saturday night when their minibus was fired on. The victims, and four others critically injured, were returning from a colleague’s funeral in the coastal region of Kwa-Zulu Natal, police said.

Ex-Trump aide surveillance documents released

The FBI believed Donald Trump’s foreign policy aide Carter Page had “been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” during the 2016 election campaign, according to newly released documents. Mr Page’s relationships with Russian intelligence officials are highlighted in court applications which led to him being put under surveillance.

The records broken at World Cup 2018

The World Cup may already seem like a distant memory. Attention in the UK has already turned back to Premier League transfer gossip or Champions League qualification (we’re guessing in France they’re still celebrating). But there are some players and nations who will have their names down in the history books for other reasons.

China’s mega-machines

China is creating a network of ambitious land- and sea-based transport links to connect its booming economy with those of Europe and Africa. And it’s wasting no time – designing incredible bespoke construction machines to get the job done fast.

Top US spy retracts ‘awkward response’

The head of US intelligence has said that he did not mean to disrespect President Donald Trump with his “awkward response” on hearing the news that he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Washington. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats had laughed in surprise, saying, “That’s going to be special”.

Action-packed ‘Aquaman’ trailer is a CGI whirlwind: Watch

The first trailer for Aquaman dropped during Comic-Con on Saturday, featuring everyone’s favorite fish-based superhero. The trailer digs into the origins of Aquaman with a scene of him as a child (who at that point had the name Arthur Curry) being bullied by some older kids in an aquarium who then back off when an actual shark stands up for Arthur.

Uber driver creepily livestreams videos of his passengers on Twitch

If you’re in the St. Louis area, you may be getting filmed by this guy who drives for Uber and Lyft. Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers’ permission.

Twitter CEO responds to mountains of criticism from The New York Times

The New York Times is calling out Twitter and Twitter’s CEO has some thoughts. New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman wrote about why she’s taking a break from Twitter on Friday, including a laundry list of reasonable examples explaining why the app has become an unbearable experience for her and others.

The new ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ trailer is here and it’s time to get hype

Newt Scamander returns in this new three-plus minute trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, now with 100 percent more threatening spells, bizarre demon cats, and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. The trailer gives more info on Newt’s motivations in becoming a magi-zoologist (he’s scared of having to work an office job) and leans in hard on the pure magical mayhem caused by Grindelwald’s genocidal mania.

Shonda Rhimes revealed what her eight Netflix shows will be about

We finally know what Shonda has in store for fans of her big Netflix deal. Shonda Rhimes’s Shondaland slate of TV, including Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, and For The People, have lived on ABC for years. So it was a surprise when she announced in Aug.

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