The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday February

February 21, 2019

A look at today’s top headlines.

Trump’s loyalty obsession could lead to obstruction case

President Donald Trump’s craving for loyalty from his top law enforcement officials and alleged efforts to topple those whom he perceives as threats could be leading him into deep trouble — and even put his presidency in peril.

Venezuela closes key maritime, air borders with neighbors amid growing aid crisis

Venezuela has shut a key maritime border and grounded flights as the opposition party seeks to import foreign aid to the crisis-hit South American country.

The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan’s infamous night rides

The editor of the Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, also says the hate group should use lynchings to “clear out D.C.”

Liverpool held by Bayern as fans protest over ticket prices

Supporters of Liverpool and Bayern Munich cast rivalry aside during their high-octane Champions League clash Tuesday to protest against the rising cost of ticket prices.

Huawei says it’s received a warm welcome in India

Huawei says it has been embraced by the Indian government despite concerns elsewhere over the security of its products.

Saudi Arabia seeks Asia’s support for its economic makeover

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is in Asia forging new ties and seeking deals as he tries to keep his dream of economic transformation alive following a chill in relations with the West.

Caster Semenya needs to be treated with ‘fairness’

US athletics great Ed Moses says sport has had its “head in the ground” over the issue of hypoandrogenism and called for South African Caster Semenya to be treated fairly as her appeal against testosterone restrictions in female runners takes place in Switzerland.

Meghan Markle goes to dinner with Serena Williams and Jessica Mulroney

Meghan, 37, was seen making her way to Ralph Lauren’s restaurant The Polo Bar on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday She was joined by Serena, 37, and Jessica, 39, as well as close confidante Markus Anderson The mother-to-be beamed as she arrived at the eatery – which is also one of

Scammers could empty your bank account by fooling your phone provider

Fraudsters trick providers into transferring phone numbers onto other Sims They do this to steal six-digit verification codes sent by text from your bank They will already have stolen information such as your username and password When Ryan Finnegan received a text message out of the blue from Tesco Mobile thanking him for calling its customer service department, he phoned back his provider immediately.

Amazon delivery driver walked off with pedigree miniature Schnauzer

Richard Guttfield, 51, when his beloved dog Wilma was stolen from his garden Levi Pislea, 22, denied going near the owner’s house or seeing dog in Marsworth His manager checked driver’s steps on tracker app and manage to retrieve dog An ‘Amazon delivery driver’ snatched a pedigree miniature Schnauzer worth over £1,000 from a family’s garden when he dropped off a package.

‘Captain Marvel’ first reactions: A fun, ’90s adventure with a brilliant Carol Danvers

You may believe the hype. The much-anticipated Captain Marvel had its premiere on Tuesday night, and the first audiences to watch the film have described it as unlike any other MCU film they’ve seen before, and weirder than you’d expect. The main take away? Well, as Mashable’s Angie Han put it…

The bromance is real between ‘Spider-Man’ stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland

Turns out there’s only love between Spider-Man and Mysterio, guys. Jake Gyllenhaal chatted to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Tuesday about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as master of illusion Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home . Fallon noted Gyllenhaal’s sweet bromance with Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland.

44 years ago, this legendary scientist predicted Earth’s rapid warming trend

In 1975, geologist Wallace Broecker penned a scientific paper warning about the still little-discussed concept of “global warming.” Forty-four years later Broecker has died at 87, but not before proving himself a legendary earth scientist, repeatedly underscoring that amassing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stoked relentless climate change.

YouTube changes ‘strike’ policy for first-time offenders

YouTube is changing its “strike” policy in an effort to make it easier to understand. With the changes, first-time offenders who violate YouTube’s policies will receive a warning instead of a “strike,” which carries more serious consequences. The new policy will take effect next week, beginning Feb. 25.

How to seriously speed up Chrome with a single click

Tab addicts, rejoice! If you’re a tab-loving Chrome power user, a simple extension can give you the power to speed up your computer instantaneously. The folks at BGR recently called our attention to the extension OneTab, and we had to spread the word.

The surprising list of top Netflix shows in the US by state

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr – nearly $7 billion, according to a new study. The sprawling 97-page report by the Re:Create Coalition analyzes how many people in the U.S. are creating online content, where in the country they’re located, and how much they are earning.

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