The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 18)

September 18, 2018

A look at the stories making headlines today.

Philippines landslide: Dozens feared buried in Itogon

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and at least 36 people are feared buried under thick mud in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country’s north.

Disruptor in Chief: How Trump is changing world order

As the United Nations embarks on its 73rd session, we asked several CNN journalists how they see world order under President Donald Trump.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest amid sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has expelled Reverend Cristian Precht Bañados of Chile, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Santiago.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife are buying Time Magazine

This time it’s Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff. They are buying Time Magazine for $190 million from Meredith Corp. “The Benioffs will hold Time as a family investment,” Time editor in chief Edward Felsenthal told his staffers when the deal was announced on Sunday night.

10 years after the financial crisis, have we learned anything?

As president of the nonprofit National Community Reinvestment Coalition, he warned Congress about the predatory and fraudulent lending that was fueling a housing bubble as early as 2000. Lawmakers told the Federal Reserve to write rules that would have put a stop to the worst practices. But the crash came first.

Renoir painting stolen by Nazis returned

Written by Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN A Renoir painting looted by the Nazis during World War II has been returned to its rightful owner, New York federal officials announced Wednesday. The painting, “Deux Femmes Dans Un Jardin,” painted in 1919 by Pierre Auguste Renoir, was stolen by Nazis from a bank vault in Paris in 1941, said a news release from the US Attorney’s Office and FBI.

Musk says Tesla now in ‘delivery logistics hell’

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s () Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Sunday acknowledged that the electric carmaker’s problems have now shifted to delivery logistics from production delays, the latest speed bump in its efforts to achieve profitability. “Sorry, we’ve gone from production hell to delivery logistics hell, but this problem is far more tractable.

China won’t just play defense in trade war, Global Times warns

China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday.

Fire contained at Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fire broke out at Tesla Inc’s () Gigafactory in Nevada’s Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center late on Saturday but was contained by early Sunday and production had resumed, emergency officials and the company said. The factory produces Model 3 electric motors and battery packs, according to the electric carmaker’s website.

Cuba’s president says can’t talk with Trump unless it’s as equals

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April his government could not talk with U.S. President Donald Trump as long as Trump’s administration kept its “abnormal” attitude toward the Communist-run island.

Kavanaugh ‘sexual assault victim’ speaks

The woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself, the Washington Post reports. Christine Blasey Ford alleges he pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing when they were both teenagers.

Why does this town have so many twins?

Cândido Godói is a village of 7,000 inhabitants in the south of Brazil that has a phenomenal number of twin births.

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. Independent sellers were also allowed to delete negative reviews and restore banned accounts for payments of between $80 (£61; €69) and $2,000, according to allegations in the Wall Street Journal.

Paul McCartney’s message to Taylor Swift fans

“I’ll just be a couple of seconds, I’ve got a patient in here,” says Sir Paul McCartney, poking his head round his office door. He disappears again, leaving you to nervously scan the books in the waiting room – three dictionaries, some Taschen art folios, a few dozen Beatles reference works and a surprising number of Jamie Oliver cook books.

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin’s ‘Despicable’ Acts: ‘Our Democracy Is In Crisis’

Hillary Clinton slammed the nearly 2-year-old leadership of President Donald Trump on Sunday night, saying her former opponent had done “so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track.” “I think that may be the point – to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball,” Clinton wrote in a lengthy op-ed, published in The Atlantic.

Serena Williams Breaks Her Silence On U.S. Open Controversy

SYDNEY, Australia ― Serena Williams is standing by her assertion that she did not receive coaching during her U.S. Open tennis final against Naomi Osaka, an accusation leveled at her by umpire Carlos Ramos. In an interview with Australia’s “The Project,” the tennis pro responded to the controversy, and addressed a recent admission from coach Patrick Mouratoglou that he was coaching.

Sweden Pulls The Plug On Popular, Citizen-Run Twitter Experiment

From ” the masturbating Swede” to the trolling of President Donald Trump, Sweden’s citizen-run Twitter account has never been a stranger to controversy. But after nearly seven years of Swedes tweeting as the voice of their nation, the Curators of Sweden project will come to an end.

Time Magazine To Be Sold To Billionaire Couple For $190 Million

Billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine from the Meredith Corporationfor $190 million, the company said in a news release Sunday. The cash deal is expected to close within 30 days. Meredith Corp. acquired Time on Jan. 31 as part of its $2.8 billion purchase of Time Inc.

Terry Crews Reveals Apology Letter From Agent He Accused Of Sexual Assault

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor and former NFL player Terry Crews has been one of the most vocal men in the Me Too movement since last October, when he publicly called out a powerful Hollywood executive he said had sexually assaulted him.

Red Teslas costs more now, but people will still pay for the paint color

Tesla’s paint colors were whittled down in the past few days to help ramp up production and now the electric car maker is upping the price for its iconic red option. For the Model 3, the more affordable, backlogged sedan, a red “multi-coat” paint job went up to $2,500 this weekend.

Google ‘mistakenly’ altered settings on Pixel phones. Whoops.

Your confusion would be totally understandable. A host of Pixel smartphone owners found themselves with small mystery on their hands earlier this week, after they noticed that the battery-saver feature on their phones had randomly engaged – despite the phones having almost full charges. Who, or what, was to blame?

‘Game of Thrones’ composer on his epic concert tour and how he writes all those bangers

Ramin Djawadi doesn’t have any Game of Thrones theories. The Emmy-winning composer of Thrones, Westworld , Jack Ryan and more is in the midst of another national – actually, international – concert tour, but when it comes to prepping for Season 8, theorizing is one thing he won’t do.

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