The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 25)

September 25, 2018

A look at what’s making headlines today.

Trump’s trade war with China just got a whole lot bigger

The trade fight between the United States and China intensified Monday as the two economic superpowers hit each other with their biggest round of tariffs yet.

Tiger Woods wins a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2013

Tiger Woods has won a PGA Tour event for the first time in five years after victory at the Tour Championship.

Opposition grows to controversial deal between Beijing and the Vatican

A long-expected, controversial deal between the Chinese government and Catholic leaders in the Vatican has sparked opposition, including inside the Church itself.

Iran blames the US and Saudi Arabia for military parade attack

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran knows the “perpetrators” behind Saturday’s deady attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

The Kavanaugh nomination just got even more complicated

Democrats are demanding an immediate halt to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process after his increasingly troubled hopes of reaching the Supreme Court were hit by a new allegation of sexual misconduct as a young man.

Rwandan imprisoned opposition leader to go on trial as another walks free — for now

While former Rwandan presidential hopeful Diane Rwigara awaits her fate in court on Monday, another jailed female opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, is getting her first taste of freedom.

Breastfeeding better for weight than pumping, study says

Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: “Breast is best” for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle.

$18 million in cocaine shows up amid bananas given to prison

This shipment of bananas donated to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was ripe for contraband.

Maldives opposition celebrate ‘victory’

Supporters of Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih have taken to the streets in celebration after he claimed victory over President Abdulla Yameen in the general election. The national electoral commission has not yet announced official results. But Mr Solih has said he won Sunday’s vote by a 16% margin, with 92% of the votes counted.

Obesity to be ‘main cancer risk in women’

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043, a Cancer Research UK report predicts. Currently, 12% of cancers in women are linked to smoking, and 7% to being overweight and obese.

Biggest US tariffs on China to take effect

A new round of US tariffs on Chinese goods are due to come into effect, the largest yet in the trade war. The US is due to start imposing tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) worth of Chinese products from 12:01 Beijing time (04:01 GMT), in response to what it says are unfair trading practices by China.

The extraordinary story of how I found my parents

“She lives quite far away and it may take a while, but she can go and bring her back here to meet you,” David told him. “I was going numb,” says Tuy. “I had no idea how long I had to wait. I was happy, scared and sad. “‘Who is she?

3D Gun Creator Jailed In Texas On Sexual Assault Charge

Sept 23 (Reuters) – A Texas man running a 3-D printed guns company was booked into a Houston jail on a charge of sexual assault on Sunday after Taiwanese officials sent him back to the United States, where he is accused of having sex with an underage girl.

Bourdain’s Final ‘Parts Unknown’ Season Premieres With A Heartbreaking Moment

The final season of ” Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” premiered on Sunday night, and it brought fans to tears. Bourdain, who died of suicide in June, spoke with W. Kamau Bell while on location in Kenya about how lucky he was.

Nike’s Market Value Surges By $6 Billion After Controversial Kaepernick Ad

Contrary to President Donald Trump’s claim that Nike would get “killed” by its decision to sign an endorsement deal with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, the sportswear giant appears to be thriving.

Bill Cosby To Fight ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ Label At Sentencing

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger.

‘The Bachelor Vietnam’ rose ceremony goes viral when contestants run away together

Rose ceremonies on The Bachelor are usually drama-packed, but Vietnam’s version of the hit TV show has quite the surprise plot twist. In a clip that’s since gone viral, contestant Minh Thu was left without a rose from the show’s Bachelor, Quoc Trung.

Internal memo from Google’s CEO insists search results are free from political bias

Google chief Sundar Pichai wants the people working for him to understand this clearly: Google’s search results aren’t influenced by political bias. That’s the message Pichai focused on sending in a Friday email to all employees. He was responding to reports of a January 2017 email chain that started a few days after Donald Trump instituted his first version of the Muslim ban.

Silicon Valley’s hottest job is styling helpless tech execs

The casual uniform of the millennial techie is a running joke by now, but some are starting to swap in their t-shirts and worn jeans for actual adult clothes. Stylist Victoria Hitchcock told Vox what it’s like to overhaul the lives and styles of Silicon Valley’s emerging employees – who literally can’t dress themselves – as they go “from boys to men.”

Bananas donated to a Texas prison turn out to be $18 million of cocaine

No, this is not an episode of Breaking Bad. This is real life. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) posted on Facebook about a drug mix up that sounds like it has just as wild a story behind it as the hit AMC TV series.

Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ is seriously messing with people’s heads

Netflix’s Maniac , starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, is here to fuck you up. The 10-episode series is being compared to all kinds of pop culture cousins, from Inception to Westworld to Legion ( Superbad jokes are in the rearview now).

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