The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 11)

September 11, 2018

On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, these are the stories making headlines.

Trump’s authority crisis deepens

Donald Trump is making an aggressive effort to stem the crisis of authority afflicting his presidency at a critical moment.

Pence says he hasn’t discussed invoking the 25th Amendment

Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview airing Sunday that he has not discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Rights group accuses China of ‘systematic campaign of human rights violations’ against Muslims

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang, a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report claims.

China’s exports are slowing. The trade war will make things worse

Growth in Chinese exports weakened to just under 10% in August, down from more than 12% the previous month, according to government data published over the weekend. The performance is significantly below China’s average for the year so far. The situation is likely to worsen in the coming months as the trade war between China and the United States escalates.

North Korea holds military parade without ICBMs

North Korea celebrated its national day with a series of massive spectacles glorifying 70 years of rule by the Kim dynasty Sunday, but held back on any mention of its nuclear weapons program — a possible signal of support for Pyongyang’s ongoing negotiations with the United States.

Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater

Archaeologists are studying a valuable trove of old Roman coins found on the site of a former theater in northern Italy. The coins, hundreds of them, date back to the late Roman imperial era and were found in a soapstone jar unearthed in the basement of the Cressoni Theater in Como, north of Milan.

Djokovic beats del Potro for third US Open title, 14th major

A day after a controversial US Open women’s final, Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s final to pick up a historic 14th Grand Slam title.

Gunmen storm Libya’s oil corporation

Security forces and armed men are reported to have clashed at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya’s capital, Tripoli. An armed group is said to have stormed the building, and several blasts and gunfire could be heard, witnesses say.

CBS boss quits amid sex misconduct claims

The head of US media giant CBS, Les Moonves, has resigned with immediate effect following allegations of sexual misconduct. CBS had been investigating Mr Moonves since allegations appeared in the New Yorker in July – and fresh accusations from six more women appeared on Sunday. Mr Moonves, 68, denies the allegations, calling the latest “appalling”.

Nike sales defy Kaepernick backlash

Nike sales appear to have increased in the wake of its controversial advertising campaign, using Colin Kaepernick as the face of the brand. Online sales grew by 31% in the bank holiday weekend after the ad launched, according to researcher Edison Trends.

VW goes on trial over €9bn diesel damages

Volkswagen has gone on trial in Germany in what is the first court case against the carmaker over the diesel scandal. Investors are pursuing VW for about €9.2bn (£8.2bn) in damages, claiming the company should have come clean sooner about falsifying emissions data.

Paris knife attacker injures seven

Seven people have been injured, four seriously, in an attack by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, Paris, police say. The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested. Sources said there was no indication it was a terrorist attack.

Huge gold-laden rocks found in Australia

Miners in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated to be worth millions of dollars. The largest specimen, weighing 95kg (210lb), was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold, Canadian miner RNC Minerals said.

Arrested for having breakfast with a woman

An Egyptian man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went viral on Twitter. In the video, a man with an Egyptian dialect eats breakfast beside a woman wearing a full face veil, who many assumed to be Saudi.

Bob Woodward: Nixed Trump Tweet ‘Scared The Daylights’ Out Of The Pentagon

A tweet drafted by President Donald Trump ― but never posted ― had the potential to lead to war with North Korea, veteran journalist Bob Woodward said on Sunday. “He drafts a tweet saying ‘ We are going to pull out dependents from South Korea …

Bob Woodward Says Mattis, Kelly, ‘Not Telling The Truth’ On Incendiary Book Quotes

Famed reporter Bob Woodward on Monday said top Trump administration officials who claim they weren’t accurately quoted in his new tell-all book about the Trump presidency are “not telling the truth.” White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis have denied making the incendiary comments about President Donald Trump attributed to them in Fear: Trump in the White House, slated for release Tuesday.

Apple Wins Its First Emmy Award For ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Apple’s ” Carpool Karaoke” was named Outstanding Short Form Variety Series on Sunday, giving the tech giant its first-ever Primetime Emmy Award. Apple purchased the series, which is based on a segment from “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” in 2016. It was the company’s second foray into original programming.

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice All Have EGOTs Now

Broadway icon Andrew Lloyd Webber, singer John Legend and lyricist Tim Rice all joined the exclusive EGOT club on Sunday night with a Creative Arts Emmy win. To be an EGOT winner means a person has been honored with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.

Anthony Bourdain Wins Posthumous Emmy Awards For ‘Parts Unknown’

Anthony Bourdain was honored with posthumous Emmy Awards on Sunday night for his work on the travel and food program “Parts Unknown.” The celebrated chef, restaurateur and author, who died in June by suicide at the age of 61, won awards for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and outstanding informational series or special, alongside other producers of the program.

SpaceX nails another rocket landing on its droneship

SpaceX has yet again nailed a droneship landing of one of its rockets in its 16th flight this year. The spaceflight company’s Falcon 9, in a brand new Block 5 configuration, launched from Cape Canaveral in the early hours of Monday morning carrying Canadian satellite Telstar 18 Vantage to orbit.

John Legend is the youngest ever to achieve EGOT status

John Legend has made history as the youngest person ever to achieve that sweet, sweet coveted EGOT status. That’s someone who has received the big four, the holy grail of performance accolades: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.

New leaked photos show Apple’s low-cost ‘iPhone Xc’

We’re just days away from Apple’s next iPhone launch so, naturally, the leaks and rumors have kicked into overdrive. Now, it looks like we have some fresh details about Apple’s cheapest, 6.1-inch iPhone. New images that surfaced on Twitter purportedly show the new iPhone in four colors and reveal a name: iPhone Xc.

Watch Obama tell a great story about getting kicked out of Disneyland

President Barack Obama has been out campaigning the past few days, much to the delight of our mostly-destroyed brains. On Saturday, he appeared at a rally for California Democrats, where he told an entertaining story about getting kicked out of Disneyland. Apparently, Obama once journeyed to Anaheim to see Kool and the Gang during his stint at Occidental College.

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone XS event on Sept. 12

The time has come: Summer’s over and Apple is holding a bonanza of a launch event to announce new products, headlined by what will likely be three new iPhones. After months of rumors and speculation, Tim Cook and company will make Apple’s fall product lineup official on Sept.

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