The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday July 18)

July 18, 2018

Here are the stories making headlines today.

Trump caved spectacularly to Putin. Here’s what might happen next

For as long as history remembers Donald Trump, it will be a day that will live in infamy.

Putin denies election attack but justifies DNC hack because ‘it is true’

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to justify the hacking of Democrats because the information dispersed was true, after denying that Russia had interfered in the US 2016 presidential election.

Top Republicans in Congress break with Trump over Putin comments

After President Donald Trump’s stunning news conference Monday next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, members of Congress — including some powerful Republicans — were quick to rebuke Trump’s performance on the world stage and Trump’s refusal to call Putin out for interfering in the US election.

UK’s May survives Parliament Brexit rebellion, but loses another minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly staved off a rebellion from pro-EU members of her Conservative Party following her decision to incorporate hardline Brexit amendments into a customs bill.

Happy Prime Day! Bezos worth $150 billion as Amazon hits all-time high

Amazon investors, including CEO Jeff Bezos, should be in a festive mood, too. Amazon’s stock hit a new all-time high Monday. That means Bezos — the world’s wealthiest person — is now worth more than $150 billion, according to Forbes. For perspective, Bezos is worth more than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Google co-founder Larry Page combined.

Mob in Indonesia slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend.

Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

Police say they’ve connected John D. Miller’s DNA to the 1988 murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in Indiana.

Usain Bolt in talks for soccer trial with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners

Former sprinter Usain Bolt is in negotiations to participate in a six-week trial with Australian A-League soccer club Central Coast Mariners.

Did Qatar pay the world’s largest ransom?

On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar’s ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq. A list of the hostages was given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who was about to become Qatar’s foreign minister.

China’s most expensive film bombs on debut

China’s big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura’s plot is based on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects.

Key takeaways from Trump-Putin summit

The Helsinki summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is over, and after nearly two hours behind closed doors and another hour in front of the press, there’s plenty of material to sort through.

Breastfeeding model causes stir on catwalk

A model breastfeeding her baby on the catwalk has caused a stir among those gathered at a fashion show in Miami. Mara Martin held her five-month-old daughter Aria at Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit show on Sunday.

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Revenues at La Liga winner Barcelona hit a record €914m (£809m) in the 2017-18 season, the club has said. The Spanish football giant also said it was on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021. Barcelona received a world record transfer fee of £200.6m from Paris St Germain for Brazilian Neymar in 2017.

47 Photos Of Kylie Jenner’s Evolution As A Beauty Trendsetter

Kylie Jenner is, hands down, one of the most influential 20-year-olds in the world. (Just one of her tweets dropped Snapchat’s value by $1.3 billion.) People want to dress like her, look like her, wear their hair like her and do their makeup like her (using Kylie Cosmetics, of course).

European Politicians Alarmed By Trump’s ‘Ridiculous’ Russia Stance

WASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump’s stunning news conference on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to other countries with democratic political systems similarly targeted for interference by Moscow that they cannot count on the U.S. to stand with them. “To deny evidence [of Russia’s meddling in the U.S.]

New York Daily News Scorches ‘Treason’ Trump With Brutal New Cover

The New York Daily News hammered President Donald Trump with its Tuesday cover, suggesting that his refusal to publicly condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin was treason. During a news conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland, Trump would not blame Russia or Putin for interference in the 2016 U.S.

23 Tweets That Accurately Capture The Hell That Is Modern Dating

Face it: If you don’t laugh about your dating life (or lack thereof), you’re probably going to cry. It gets that bad sometimes. Below, we’ve compiled 23 relatable tweets that truly, madly, deeply capture the experience of dating these days.

Trump-Putin press conference gets a roasting from late show hosts

President Donald Trump’s rather disturbing joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was always going to be skewered by late-night hosts. And they did not disappoint. Following the presidents’ double address in Helsinki on Monday, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah didn’t hold back.

Apple turned its top execs into Memoji and … wait, what’s wrong with Jony Ive?

If you’ve ever wondered what Apple’s leadership team would look like as flesh-colored 3D avatars, then today is your lucky day. Apple had some fun with its corporate leadership page, where all of its top executives’ headshots have been replaced with Memoji.

Amazon workers on strike as Prime Day kicks off

This Monday is Amazon Prime Day, and like every other year, that means you’ll have the chance to get a great deal on some dongles. But this year, unlike every other year, Prime Day means you’ll also have the chance to stand in solidarity with workers protesting working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers.

Captain America just put the president of America in his place, so that’s where we’re at

America could use a hero right about now, and Chris Evans (aka, Captain America) seems up for the job. On Monday, Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. He – the US president, that is – spent a good amount of time defending Russia and bashing America, the FBI, the Mueller probe, and Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s meeting with Putin was so bad that people are calling it the #TreasonSummit

Trump’s presidency, as usual, is a roller coaster. Trump led a stunning press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki on Monday, criticizing Mueller’s investigation as a “a disaster for our country.” He also said he “doesn’t see any reason why” Russia would be responsible for hacking the DNC and interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

The first ‘Aquaman’ poster has so many scary fish on it

If anyone was worried that the upcoming Aquaman movie wouldn’t have a bunch of scary fish in it, worry no longer. The very first Aquaman poster was revealed Monday and really puts the “aqua” in Aquaman, featuring Jason Momoa as Aquaman with his signature trident surrounded by a whole bunch of scary, deadly fish (and a few mammals and reptiles too).

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