The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday August 17)

August 17, 2018

Here are links to some of the biggest stories today.

Genoa bridge collapse came after years of warnings

Italians are asking how an accident like Genoa’s bridge collapse could happen in a modern industrialized country. But there had been warnings for years.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s tenth prime minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93.

Madonna and the Church: A provocative style history

This article was originally published by Refinery 29, a digital fashion publication focused on young women, in May 2018. This story was updated by CNN Style in August 2018 in honor of Madonna’s 60th birthday. Nearly four decades on, the most famous Catholic in the world, besides the Pope (and maybe the late John F.

What next for football’s ‘weird’ social media craze?

Over the last 12 months football clubs have been using social media to unveil player signings in unconventional ways, embracing eccentricity but what’s next for the grand or offbeat player unveil?

Ultra hot planet has iron and titanium in its atmosphere

An ultra hot planet 650 light years from Earth has an atmosphere of vaporized iron and titanium and surface temperatures approaching that of our sun, according to new observations.

Stranded rescue ship with 141 migrants allowed to dock in Malta

A migrant rescue ship has docked in Malta after being stranded for days in the Mediterranean amid a diplomatic dispute over which country should accept the 141 migrants on board.

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

The country’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreigners from buying into most parts of its residential property market as the government seeks to cool red-hot house prices. The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will prevent overseas investors from purchasing existing properties in New Zealand, but they will still be able to buy into new apartment complexes and certain other parts of the housing market.

This is the rover China will send to the dark side of the moon

China has unveiled a new lunar rover as it prepares to become the first nation in the world to explore the dark side of the moon later this year.

Dubai is about to build an even bigger mall

Editor’s Note – CNN’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) – Plans for a sprawling “high-tech-meets-retail” metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai.

Hidden designs in famous logos

There is an arrow hidden in the FedEx logo. (If you’ve never noticed, go take a look, and prepare to be blown away.) The clever use of the negative space between the last two letters has won the logo several awards and makes it one of the most effective ever created.

Tottenham delays stadium opening over safety concerns

English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has been forced to postpone the opening of its new stadium citing “issues with the critical safety systems.”

SPECIAL REPORT: Ambushed at Home: Lead poisoning on US bases

The thousand-plus blood results, obtained from Army bases through Freedom of Information Act requests, provide only a glimpse of the problem. A $10 finger-prick test can spot a child exposed to lead, yet millions of U.S. children are never screened. Just how many are tested across all military bases isn’t clear.

Erdogan, Macron vow to boost economic ties: Turkish presidential…

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Thursday and stressed the importance of developing economic and trade ties and boosting bilateral investment, a Turkish presidential source said.

Moto P30 is the most ridiculous iPhone X clone yet

Shortly after the iPhone X launched with its notched screen, many Android phone makers started producing… well, similar phones. Devices like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Vivo V9 had similarly notched screens, but at least there where minor differences: perhaps the notch was a little smaller or the phone was a little thinner.

T.J. Miller denies ‘Silicon Valley’ bullying accusations

Last month, Silicon Valley’s Alice Wetterlund – who played engineer Carla Walton – accused co-star T.J. Miller of being “a bully and petulant brat.” Miller, who didn’t have the most glowing review of his on-set conduct by those behind the HBO show, denied Wetterlund’s claims on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts show Wednesday.

Alex Jones’ flagship pirate radio station shut down by FCC

A pirate radio station which served as Alex Jones’ flagship outlet has been shut down by the Federal Communications Commission. Liberty Radio was broadcasting on 90.1 FM without federal consent, according to The Austin American-Statesman reported that with the FCC accusing the station had done so since 2013.

Inside the Vegas nightclub that launched its own cryptocurrency

It’s 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night and a man in a white button-down shirt named Joey just ordered me a shot of Fireball. It’s a little hard to hear him over the music blasting from the other side of the velvet ropes, but the club’s director of services leans in close to make sure I can hear him.

A ramen thief stole a trailer with almost $100,000 worth of noodles inside

From the half a billion dollars worth of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to the time an Irish assassin scammed his way into stealing the crown jewels at the Tower of London, none of history’s memorable getaways quite compare to the hungry thief in Georgia who got away with a trailer full of ramen noodles.

This flight-sharing service is like Uber Pool for private planes

No shoes were removed, no toiletries put into separate clear bags, and there was no need to arrive two hours before the flight. As part of flight-sharing app Blackbird’s media flight, we walked right onto the tarmac to the door of our plane at the small but busy San Carlos Airport.

Madonna at 60: Career in pictures

The artist – full name Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone – has performed on 10 concert tours and sold more than 300 million records, making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time, according to the Guinness World Records.

Corona beer firm pours $4bn into weed

Corona beer owner Constellation Brands is set to pour some $4bn (£3.15bn) into Canada’s top cannabis producer, Canopy Growth, in a deal marking the largest investment in the industry to date. Last year, Constellation injected $200m into Canopy in a deal to produce a non-alcoholic cannabis-based beverage.

Face transplant for suicide survivor

Katie Stubblefield was only 18 when she was severely injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her life was saved in hospital, but the young woman had life-changing injuries and had lost most of her face. Now 22, the youngest US recipient of a face transplant has shared the results of several years of exhaustive reconstructive surgery with National Geographic magazine.

Breakingviews – Amazon Pentagon ties may receive greater scrutiny

(Reuters Breakingviews) – President Donald Trump may not like Jeff Bezos, but his Department of Defense gets along great with Amazon. Consultants associated with the $927 billion Seattle juggernaut occupied top positions at the Pentagon ahead of the rollout of a massive cloud contract worth some $10 billion that Amazon looks poised to snag.

Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s aging infrastructure.

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