The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday September 17)

September 17, 2018

Here are the stories making headlines today.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Kenyan Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record Sunday, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds.

Wall Street Journal: Trump to impose tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods

President Donald Trump is planning to impose a fresh round of tariffs targeting about $200 billion in Chinese goods, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing individuals familiar with the matter.

Pussy Riot: ‘Poisoned’ activist flown to Berlin for medical treatment

A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot has arrived in Berlin for medical treatment, following what the activists claim was a suspected poisoning in Moscow last week.

Emmy picks: ‘The Americans,’ ‘Barry’ and others that should win, but probably won’t

Emmy picks: ‘The Americans,’ ‘Barry’ and Stephen Colbert highlight one critic’s choices of shows and stars that should win, but probably won’t

Has China’s most famous actress been disappeared by the Communist Party?

Imagine if one day Jennifer Lawrence was walking the red carpet in Los Angeles and the next she vanished completely with no word about where she was.

First look at Boeing’s 777X jetliner

(CNN) – The world’s biggest twin-engine jetliner is almost here. Boeing has finally provided a glimpse of the upcoming 777X-9 aircraft, the first aircraft of its next generation 777s. The “fully assembled” static test plane was rolled out at the Boeing facility in Everett, Washington, earlier this month.

Egypt opens up 4,000-year-old hidden tomb

(CNN) – An ancient Egyptian tomb hidden away from public eyes for more than 80 years has opened near Giza, the home of the ancient pyramids. The 4,000-year-old Tomb of Mehu belonged to a high-ranking official. Archeologists say its colorful wall decorations shed light on how Egyptians lived more than a thousand years before the pyramids were constructed.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got their marriage license

Will wedding bells for Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin be ringing soon?

Daily aspirin ‘risky in old age’ – study

Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US and Australia. There are proven benefits of the drug for people after a heart attack or stroke. But the trial found no benefit for healthy people over the age of 70, and the pills increased the risk of potentially fatal internal bleeding.

The Bezos backlash: Is ‘big philanthropy’ a charade?

“Great fortunes,” the American industrialist Andrew Carnegie is reported to have said, “are great blessings to a community.” No doubt the beneficiaries of multibillionaire Jeff Bezos’s new philanthropic fund will agree. The richest man in the world announced on Thursday that he would give $2bn (£1.5bn) of his fortune to finance a network of preschools and tackle homelessness in America.

Serbian gay PM ‘unwanted’ at Pride parade

It’s the only Balkan country to have an openly gay prime minister – so why are some of Serbia’s LGBT activists determined to keep PM Ana Brnabic away from Gay Pride?

Juventus 2-1 Sassuolo: Cristiano Ronaldo scores first Serie A goals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time. The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by shooting into the bottom corner after 65 minutes.

Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has set a new marathon world record with a time of two hours, one minute 39 seconds in the race over the distance in Berlin. The 33-year-old took more than a minute off the previous best which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014.

London Mayor Pushes For Second Brexit Vote

Alarmed by the possibility of a bad or “no-deal” Brexit, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second referendum on the contentious subject of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. In a Sunday Op-Ed published in The Observer, Khan said the British public has the right to “take back control” of the issue after U.K.

At Least 40 Feared Trapped In Philippines Landslide: Police

A Philippine police officer has said at least 40 people, mostly gold miners, are feared to have been trapped in a landslide in the country’s north and seven bodies have been dug out by rescuers.

Before-And-After Photos Show How Storm Flooding Has Left Areas Unrecognizable

Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, swept through the Carolinas on Friday, knocking out power to nearly a million homes and businesses and causing multiple deaths. Wind gusts of 105 mph and rain totaling over 2 feet in some towns ― combined with the storm’s surging sea waters ― have caused catastrophic flooding that can make evacuation nearly impossible and has left the area nearly unrecognizable.

Anna Kendrick Finally Reveals What She Said To Make Barack Obama Laugh So Hard

Back in 2012, Anna Kendrick made then-President Barack Obama laugh so hard that he doubled over. On Friday’s broadcast of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the “A Simple Favor” star revealed exactly what she said during the Los Angeles meet-and-greet to make the former president keel over in laughter.

George Bush Stumping For GOP Candidates, But Not Ted Cruz

Former President George W. Bush is headlining fundraisers for GOP candidates facing tough challenges ahead of the midterm elections. He won’t, however, be appearing on behalf of Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from his home state of Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported..

Terry Crews shares apology letter from the agent that allegedly assaulted him

Terry Crews has accepted an apology from Adam Venit. On Friday, Crews posted the apology letter he received from former William Morris Endeavor agent, the man who Crews said sexually assaulted him at an industry function in 2016.

Anna Kendrick made Barack Obama double over with laughter in 2012. Now we know why.

You want to know what real power looks like? Walking up to the President of the United States and calling him an asshole. During the era of Donald Trump, sure, saying something like that could go very badly.

How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away. Hurricane Camille – one of the most powerful storms in U.S.

Little Baby Bum has billions of views on YouTube – and just sold for millions

Did you know that a near hour-long collection of children’s nursery rhymes set to 3D animation is the 20th most popular YouTube video ever? The video, with over 2 billion views and counting on the site, was created by the YouTube channel Little Baby Bum.

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