The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday September 7)

September 7, 2018

Here are links to the biggest stories today.

Trump sees treason from within

It’s impossible to know in the moment when a presidency begins to dissolve. But after a devastating 48 hours, it’s already clear that Donald Trump’s will never be the same.

Trump slams damning New York Times op-ed as ‘gutless’

An unnamed senior Trump administration official assailed President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and reckless decision-making in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday and said he or she is part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s worst impulses.

The story behind the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed blasting Trump

Through the go-between, the senior official expressed interest in writing an explosive piece for the paper, describing a “resistance” to President Trump within the government that works overtime to protect the United States from the president’s worst impulses. The result, published on the New York Times’ website on Wednesday, prompted speculation all across Washington about who the official is.

John Kerry: ‘This is a genuine constitutional crisis’

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said the country faces “a genuine constitutional crisis” following Bob Woodward’s reporting on President Donald Trump’s dysfunctional White House and the unnamed senior administration official’s op-ed assailing Trump in The New York Times on Wednesday.

India’s top court decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling

India’s Supreme Court has struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual gay sex, overturning more than 150 years of anti-LGBT legislation.

Influenza may be cause of sickness for handful of crew, passengers on Emirates flight to JFK

Federal health officials met a plane landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after passengers reported feeling ill, according to sources.

Judge orders couple who started GoFundMe for homeless man to appear at deposition

A judge wants to speak to the couple who started a GoFundMe account for a homeless Philadelphia man and find out what happened to the $400,000 raised.

Burberry bans destroying unsold goods and using fur

Written by Bard Wilkinson, CNN British fashion house Burberry said Thursday it will stop burning unsold goods and using real fur in response to criticism on social media and from environmental activists. The ban on burning unsold products comes into immediate effect, Burberry said in a statement.

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in Irish Sea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, located off the northwest coast of England, begins generating energy on Thursday.

Toyota is recalling 1 million hybrids at risk of catching fire

The automaker said Wednesday that the safety recall covers its Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid and C-HR SUV models and is intended to repair a problem with their electrical systems, which in some cases can cause fires. More than half of the affected vehicles are in Japan, while just under 200,000 are in the United States.

S Sudan soldiers guilty of rape and murder

A military court in South Sudan has convicted 10 soldiers of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist. The crimes were committed during a rampage in the Terrain Hotel in the capital, Juba, in 2016. UN peacekeepers who were nearby were accused of failing to respond to pleas for help.

Chinese ‘racist rant’ sparks Kenya fury

A Chinese man will be deported after a video emerged of him making racist comments, Kenya’s immigration department says. The man, indentified as Liu Jiaqi, was captured in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, “monkeys”. Mr Liu and his representatives have yet to comment on the situation.

Twitter admits ‘unfairly’ hiding accounts

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company’s algorithms have not always been “impartial”. He said the platform “unfairly” reduced the visibility of 600,000 accounts, including some members of Congress. But he was unable to immediately say whether a majority of them were Republican, Democratic or otherwise.

Woman charged twice for £18,000 Mercedes

A woman paid £36,000 for an £18,000 Mercedes because of a glitch that saw thousands of people charged twice for debit card payments. Francesca Brady and her mother bought the car on 29 August – the day the error occurred due to an issue with a card terminal run by Cardnet.

Donald Trump Calls Anonymous New York Times ‘Resistance’ Op-Ed ‘Gutless’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reacted to an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times purportedly written by a senior White House official. Trump responded angrily to the op-ed by calling the article a “gutless editorial.” The Times piece details a concerted internal effort to derail the president from causing damage to the country, citing his unpredictable urges and “anti-democratic” ideas.

Trevor Noah Nails Most Terrifying Thing About NYT’s Anti-Trump Op-Ed

The New York Times’ anti-Donald Trump op-ed purportedly penned by a senior White House official has Trevor Noah spooked. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Daily Show,” Noah said the piece’s anonymous writer’s claim that he and others were keeping Trump’s wilder impulses in check had led him to draw a scary conclusion.

Homosexuality Is No Longer A Crime, India Supreme Court Rules

NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights in the world’s largest democracy.

Hannity Guest: Science Proves Trump Is The ‘Most Sound-Minded’ President Ever

Excerpts from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Fear, claim that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly described President Donald Trump as ” unhinged” and “an idiot.” An op-ed by an anonymous senior official published in The New York Times on Wednesday called Trump’s instability has prompted talk in the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

Is There Such A Thing As Eating Too Many Avocados?

Ah, the mighty avocado. When eaten at the perfect moment ― after it ripens, but before it turns brown and mushy ― there are few things more delicious. In fact, one Australian millionaire said overpriced (and addictive) every day for six months. That’s the dream!

Trump’s ‘TREASON?’ tweet instantly becomes a meme

Trump responded to a very public exposure exactly how you’d expect. The New York Times published a wild op-ed anonymously written by a “senior official” on Wednesday that detailed the “quiet resistance within the administration” to stop Trump’s “”worst inclinations.” In response, Trump appeared to accuse the anonymous writer of treason by tweeting, in all caps, “TREASON?”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s hearing on conservative shadowbanning was a mess

It was round two of a doubleheader for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill this afternoon. After providing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier in the day, Dorsey steeled himself for another hearing – one just for him and Twitter in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Crypto market is crashing hard, here’s why

The cryptocurrency market is bleeding for the second consecutive day, with prices of most popular coins down double digits in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is down 12.4% in this period according to CoinMarketCap and is currently trading at $6,426.

Europe’s Uber rival Taxify is launching itself into the e-scooter game

The likes of Uber and Lyft are increasingly cosying up to scooters, and now one of the biggest ridesharing operators in Europe is joining the fray. Estonian startup Taxify is rolling out an electric scooter sharing service in Paris this week, with plans to launch in other cities across Europe and Australia in the coming months.

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