The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday July 30)

July 30, 2018

Here are the stories making headlines today.

There are 100 days to the midterm election. Here’s what to watch

Voters are now 100 days away from delivering their verdict on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, and while the political landscape could shift dramatically in three months, right now, the wind is at Democrats’ backs.

Russia’s navy parade: Show but how much substance?

Russia plans to show off its naval might on Sunday, sending 40 warships through waters near St. Petersburg in a display that promises to be strong on optics but one that may mask key weaknesses.

Ghost of Mugabe looms over Zimbabwe election

For the first time in a generation, there will be a glaring omission on the ballot form when Zimbabweans go to the polls on Monday.

Demi Lovato remains hospitalized

Demi Lovato remains in the hospital following an apparent drug overdose at her home on Tuesday.

Julian Assange looks for deal to end ‘diplomatic isolation’

Julian Assange’s possibly imminent departure from the Ecuadorian embassy begs the question: what will happen to the WIkiLeak’s founder when he does walk out?

The scam, the psychic and the ‘sin’ of wanting more

Callas, France – The gate opened slowly, offering a glimpse of overgrown gardens, weathered statues of naked mythical figures and a large white house with pale green shutters. We tried to soak it in quickly, not knowing whether the gate would snap shut as it had once before.

Video streaming services changing the way we watch football

Fresh from winning the Premier League and breaking all manner of records in the process, Manchester City is giving football fans unprecedented insight into its title-winning season.

What your sexual fantasies say about you

Threesomes, bondage and trying new positions or having sex in new locations were the most popular fantasies among those researched for a new book.

Mugabe breaks silence on Zimbabwe poll

Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe has given a surprise press conference on the eve of the nation’s elections. Mr Mugabe said he would not support his successor in the Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after being forced from office by the “party I founded”. “I cannot vote for those who tormented me,” he said.

Zara Tindall reveals second miscarriage

Zara Tindall has spoken about suffering two miscarriages before having her second child. The Queen’s granddaughter had announced in 2016 that a pregnancy announced the previous month had ended in a miscarriage. Now she has told the Sunday Times she later suffered another miscarriage before becoming pregnant with her daughter Lena, who was born in June.

Croatia anger at $44m tunnel ‘to nowhere’

Croatians in the south of the country are steaming over a tunnel that has cost taxpayers 280m kuna (£33m; $44m) and “leads to nowhere”.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and 6 other whirlwind A-list romances

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are said to have been dating for around two months, and now he’s popped the question, according to reports. A source told People that the musician proposed to the Quantico actress in London last week. Neither Jonas or Chopra have confirmed the reports, but that didn’t stop fans from congratulating them (and commiserating each other).

Deadly quake hits Indonesia tourist spot

A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 10 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central Indonesian island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around the world and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali.

Trump Threatens To Shut Down His Own Government Over Wall Funding

President Donald Trump on Sunday embraced shutting down the federal government if Democrats do not agree to fund his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as other hardline immigration-related provisions. I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!

Egypt Court Sentences 75 To Death Over 2013 Sit-In

CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported. The Cairo Criminal Court referred the sentences to the Grand Mufti – the country’s top theological authority – for his non-binding opinion as is the norm in capital cases.

The Trump White House Failed To Spell ‘United States’ Correctly

Typos continue to come thick and fast for President Donald Trump’s administration. In yet another ” covfefe”-style moment, the White House’s official Twitter account was widely mocked Friday for failing to spell “United States” correctly. Instead, it tweeted a quote from Trump containing the phrase: “United Sates.” Oops!

U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday.

Here’s how to plant a tree every time Trump says something dumb about climate change

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. Imagine, for a second, that you had one of those stress balls that you could squish in your palm whenever Trump said something about the environment that really frustrated you.

Math determines that the more Tom Cruise runs, the better his movies are

Arguably, Tom Cruise running his goddamn ass off is the glue that holds the Mission: Impossible franchise together. And now, we have math to prove it.

Taylor Swift donated hundreds of concert tickets to a police department in mourning

Taylor Swift is trying to do her part to ease the grief of a Massachusetts town mourning a recently fallen police officer. The Patriot Ledger reported that the pop star donated hundreds of complimentary tickets to Weymouth, Mass. for her Foxborough concert on Thursday, which is part of her Reputation Tour.

Netflix ‘Iron Fist’ teaser shows us Danny Rand’s goofy face-mask from the comics

It’s been said many times before that what looks cool in the comics doesn’t always translate on film. Here today with an object lesson in that idea is Netflix’s latest teaser for Iron Fist Season 2, which also confirms ( again) that the Marvel series will return on Sept. 7.

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