The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday July 26)

July 26, 2018

Here are the stories making headlines today.

CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording of the conversation aired exclusively on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”

Pakistan election: 31 dead in bomb attack as voting continues

A bomb attack has left at least 31 people dead and over 30 injured as Pakistanis vote amid heavy security in a fiercely contested general election.

Sergio Marchionne, the CEO who saved Fiat and Chrysler, dies at 66

“Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone,” John Elkann, a member of Fiat’s founding Agnelli family, said in a statement. FCA had announced Marchionne’s abrupt resignation as CEO on Saturday, citing “unexpected complications” while he was recovering from surgery.

Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent drug overdose

Singer Demi Lovato is awake and with her family after being hospitalized earlier Tuesday, according to a statement from the singer’s representative.

Chinese state pushes back against widespread outrage over vaccine crisis

The Chinese government is turning to censorship and appeals for calm, amid mounting public anger following revelations earlier this week that one of the country’s largest vaccine makers had violated safety standards.

Trial of Viagra on pregnant women stopped after 11 babies die

Dutch researchers stopped a clinical trial due to the deaths of 11 babies from a lung disease after their mothers were treated with the drug sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, while pregnant.

‘Nobody needs to die of AIDS anymore,’ Elton John says

Among scourges like malaria, diabetes and cancer, AIDS is the only major epidemic that could be ended “in our lifetime,” if only old-fashioned attitudes and society could be changed, Elton John said Tuesday.

Elton John says the royal wedding was a historic moment for Britain

The musician Elton John has described the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a historic moment that blazed a trail for the British royal family.

Tape shows Trump discussing model payoff

A recording of a conversation in which President Donald Trump and his lawyer discuss a payoff over an alleged affair with a model has been broadcast by CNN. Mr Trump and Michael Cohen discuss buying the rights to former Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story. The audiotape was recorded in September 2016, two months before the election.

Time for a break in Kit Kat trademark case

When is a Kit Kat not a Kit Kat? If it’s a four-fingered wafer covered in chocolate, the Kit Kat people would tell you they own that design. Spare a thought, then, for identical treats like Norway’s Kvikk Lunsj – pronounced “quick lunch” – which has been around for 80 years.

Demi Lovato’s long battle to stay sober

“The last time I did an interview this long, I was on cocaine.” It’s clear from the first minute of Demi Lovato’s official documentary, released last October, that the singer has no problem being open about her addictions.

Wife loses Supreme Court divorce fight

A woman who wants to divorce her husband on the grounds she is unhappy has lost her Supreme Court appeal. Tini Owens, 68, from Worcestershire, wanted the court to grant her a divorce from her husband of 40 years Hugh, who is refusing the split.

Heinz baked beans TV advert banned

A TV advert for Heinz baked beans has been banned for comparing its nutritional value to a protein shake. The commercial, seen in February, shows a woman implying a bowl of baked beans has as much protein, fibre and fat as her partner’s drink.

GOP State Lawmaker Resigns After Bonkers ‘Who Is America?’ Appearance

State Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) of Georgia has reportedly announced his resignation ― two days after the airing of a wild “Who Is America?” episode in which the lawmaker was seen exposing his bare buttocks and yelling a variety of racial epithets.

White House Will Stop Publishing Reports Of Trump’s Calls With World Leaders: CNN

The White House will no longer publish public summaries of President Donald Trump ‘s calls with foreign leaders, CNN reported Tuesday. The readouts, as they’re known, have long been a staple of both Republican and Democratic presidencies, and though they usually include little news or detail, the summaries are the only official account that such calls took place.

China And Pakistan Plan To Get Rich Together. The Price? Human Rights.

For Pakistan, the project is a way to provide for a rapidly growing and fractious population, already the fifth-largest in the world, and challenge Washington after years of tensions with the U.S. For China, it’s an opportunity to establish supply routes away from the American-dominated Pacific and sustain slowing economic growth , especially in the country’s vast western regions.

Colbert Says Donald Trump Just Put The ‘Dic’ In ‘Dictatorship’

Stephen Colbert slammed President Donald Trump on Tuesday for considering revoking security clearances for former government officials who criticize him. “Now, I don’t know if we’ve arrived at dictatorship,” the “Late Show” host said. “But we’ve definitely made it to ‘dic.'” See his full takedown in the clip above.

Lawmaker filmed using the n-word on ‘Who Is America?’ announces resignation

Jason Spencer, the Georgia lawmaker who was filmed shouting the n-word over and over again on the second episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America?, has now announced he’s stepping down. He submitted a letter to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, according to CNN , in which he said his resignation will take effect on 31 July.

Google will use AI to fix your grammar mistakes

Google is putting its AI to work to make you a better writer. The company is finally adding a grammar check feature to Google Docs – one that will be able to address even complicated grammatical errors. The new feature was announced Tuesday at the Google Cloud Next conference, alongside updates to its automated email-writing features.

Uber hit 10 billion rides even after boycotts, tumultuous leadership

Ten billion. That’s a big number no matter how you break it down. For Uber, it’s now the number of trips that have been taken using the service since the app launched in 2010. And since 2014 that growing number also includes Uber Eat food deliveries.

There’s now a terrifying Ethereum-based ‘assassination market’ for Donald Trump

The future of the blockchain is dark. A new protocol has launched on the Ethereum blockchain that allows people to create and place bets on real-world events – i.e., prediction markets. And you better believe that a so-called “assassination market” for Donald Trump has already popped up.

A political super-group that includes Hillary Clinton joins Season 5 of ‘Madam Secretary’

Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Colin Powell. An illustrious set of names in U.S. political circles, all soon to be immortalized on TV in Season 5 of Madam Secretary. The three former Secretaries of State will appear together in the fifth season’s premiere episode, airing on Oct. 7.

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