The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday October 3)

October 3, 2018

Here are today’s biggest news stories.

She told her friend to ‘run fast’, but the tsunami swept her away

Puteri Pratiwi was riding home with her cousin, Ita, late on Friday night in her hometown of Palu when she felt the ground shudder beneath her.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is being treated for cancer

Allen was treated for the disease in 2009, and had been in remission. In a new statement, he said his doctors are treating it again, and he plans “on fighting this aggressively.” “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009,” Allen said.

Trump hails new trade deal and his own negotiating tactics

President Donald Trump on Monday celebrated his administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA, calling the new deal with Canada and Mexico “historic news” that will be a boon for the US economy.

Chinese warship in ‘unsafe’ encounter with US destroyer

A US Navy ship had an “unsafe” interaction with a Chinese warship Sunday while the US vessel was conducting a freedom of navigation operation near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, causing the US ship to maneuver “to prevent a collision,” according to US defense officials.

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sued over alleged rape in Las Vegas hotel room

A woman has accused Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s biggest soccer stars, of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

Washington holds its breath as the FBI investigates Kavanaugh

In a week that began mired in uncertainty — for President Donald Trump, for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, for congressional Republicans, for the FBI — the GOP still had the stolid steadiness of Mitch McConnell to lean on.

Kanye West stirs more outrage with 13th Amendment tweets

Another day, another Kanye West controversy.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statue

Donald Trump has gone face-to-face with a formidable new critic — the classic British children’s character Matilda. The US President was voted by Brits as the most likely figure to face the character’s wrath today.

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine

American James Allison and Japan’s Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for a pioneering approach to cancer treatment.

Cardi B charged with endangerment and assault

Superstar rapper Cardi B turned herself in to New York Police on Monday morning.

Separatists clash with police in Barcelona

Protesters have clashed with police in Barcelona as thousands took to the streets there and in cities across Catalonia to mark the first anniversary of the contested referendum on independence from Spain. More than 180,000 demonstrators marched in Barcelona. Police wielding batons broke up a demonstration in front of the Catalan regional parliament.

Cern scientist suspended after comments

A senior scientist who said physics “was invented and built by men” has been suspended with immediate effect from working with Cern. Prof Alessandro Strumia, of Pisa University, made the comments during a presentation organised by the European nuclear research centre. Cern issued a statement on Monday suspending Prof Strumia pending an investigation.

Paul McCartney photo-bombs newlyweds

His love songs have inspired millions, but over the weekend Sir Paul McCartney had a more direct role in the love story of one Canadian couple. The former Beatle was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for a concert when he photo-bombed a couple taking pictures before their wedding.

Indonesia death toll rises over 1,200

Number of people killed in Indonesia quake and tsunami rises to more than 1,200, officials say

Passengers stranded as airline collapses

A budget airline that began offering long-haul flights from UK airports including Stansted to the US earlier this year has collapsed. Primera Air said it was ceasing all operations at midnight on Monday after 14 years of operations. Two flights to Washington and New York due to leave Stansted on Monday night have been grounded.

Julie Swetnick, 3rd Kavanaugh Accuser, Speaks Out In NBC Interview

Julie Swetnick, one of the women who has publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, has opened up about her alleged history with the Supreme Court nominee in an interview aired Monday on MSNBC.

Viral Tweet Highlights What Women Do To Feel Safe Walking Alone At Night

A Native American writer’s viral tweet illustrates just how much mental energy women devote every single day to thinking about how to ward off sexual assaults. Kaitlin Curtice is a Potawatomi author, speaker, and Christian mystic from Atlanta, Georgia.

Louis C.K. Performs At Comedy Cellar Again, Appears To Have Learned Nothing

Louis C.K. performed a set at New York City’s Comedy Cellar again this weekend and apparently still won’t address his sexual misconduct. The disgraced comedian popped into the club for a surprise set on Sunday night for the second time since last fall, when he admitted to sexual misconduct, and HuffPost spoke to two people who were in the audience.

Kanye West Called Colin Kaepernick To Arrange Meeting With Trump

Kanye West has said that he reached out to Colin Kaepernick to arrange a special meeting between the former NFL player and President Donald Trump. The rapper, who ended his ” Saturday Night Live” performance last weekend with a pro-Donald Trump rant, shared his plans in an interview with TMZ on Monday.

Seth Meyers slams Trump’s ‘demeaning and sexist’ treatment of female reporters

Late Night host Seth Meyers has slammed Donald Trump’s treatment of female reporters during Monday’s White House press conference, in which the president defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Multiple female reporters tried to ask Trump about FBI’s investigation into accusations of sexual abuse facing Kavanaugh, but as Meyers pointed out in his segment, “A Closer Look,” Trump “shot them down in super demeaning and sexist ways.”

Now you can buy movie tickets or book a vacation right from a YouTube ad

YouTube ads are about to get a lot more interactive. The Google-owned video platform today announced a brand-new video advertising option that will allow users to buy or download what the ad is advertising – straight from the ad itself. Before this announcement, advertisers had a more limited selection of interactive ad extentions from YouTube.

Trump snaps ‘I know you’re not thinking’ at woman reporter and it only gets worse from there

President Trump can truly throw any event off the rails – even a seemingly benign event celebrating a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Speaking in the Rose Garden on Monday, Trump managed to make a quite a few missteps, some of which were straight up offensive.

A whole bunch of cows are loose on a Georgia highway

We typically expect fender benders, construction, and terrible drivers to cause traffic – but never do we imagine that our morning commutes will be disrupted by loose livestock. Welp, naturally chaos ensued after a tractor-trailer transporting cattle overturned on Monday morning, releasing more than 70 cows onto a highway in Georgia.

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