The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February

February 5, 2019

Here are the top stories on the internet today.

Trump ignites new immigration furor ahead of State of the Union

President Donald Trump is carving new divides on immigration ahead of his State of the Union address that likely offer a more reliable guide to the year ahead than the ritual calls for national unity he is expected to issue on Tuesday night.

Venezuela’s Maduro says Trump making mistakes that will ‘stain his hands with blood’

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has warned US President Donald Trump that he risks staining “his hands with blood” should he pursue military action in the crisis-hit South American nation.

20,000 homes at risk in Australia floods as crocodiles, snakes wash up

Devastating flooding in northeast Australia has forced thousands of people from their homes and brought snakes and crocodiles onto the streets as authorities warn of strong winds and more rain on the way.

Patriots win Super Bowl LIII for 6th title

The dynasty lives on.

Bahrain soccer player detained in Thailand to spend another two months in jail

Hakeem Al-Araibi appeared in a Thai criminal court Monday to launch a formal challenge against Bahrain’s extradition request

India’s growing taste for lavish weddings

Written by Manveena Suri, CNN New Delhi When it comes to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the mega-weddings of India’s super-rich. Recent months have seen a slew of high-profile ceremonies, from a rare Bollywood-Hollywood union (Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas) to what could be one of history’s most expensive weddings (when Isha Ambani, daughter of Asia’s richest man, wed Anand Piramal, the son of a billionaire industrialist).

Pope Francis makes first papal visit to Arab Gulf state

Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday night, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state.

Venezuela’s Maduro defiant as pressure builds

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a TV interview, he warned that US President Donald Trump would leave the White House “stained with blood” if he intervened in the crisis.

US rapper ‘arrested by immigration force’

US rapper 21 Savage has been arrested by immigration officials, reports say. US media quoted the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as saying “his whole public persona is false. He actually came to the US from the UK as a teen and overstayed his visa”.

‘Duterte and Kim’ on streets of Hong Kong

It might look like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been out and about on the streets of Hong Kong, posing for pictures and toasting one another over a fried chicken dinner. But, on closer inspection, it turns out the pair are in fact a couple of impersonators.

Maroon 5’s Super Bowl show fails to catch fire

Comets, drones, marching bands and Spongebob Squarepants: Maroon 5’s Super Bowl half-time show had everything… except an emotional connection. The LA band delivered an enthusiastic, breathless history of their biggest hits – from This Love to Girls Like You – but unlike the copious pyrotechnics, their set failed to catch fire.

Which countries eat the most meat?

You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately – or cut it out altogether. This often forms part of a bid to become healthier, reduce their environmental impact, or consider animal welfare.

Five die as plane crashes into US house

A small plane crashed into a home in California on Sunday, killing the pilot and four others, US officials say. The twin-engine plane came apart and caught fire mid-flight, witnesses told local media, before crashing in Yorba Linda, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Patriots, Tom Brady grind out Rams to claim sixth title in lackluster Super Bowl

ATLANTA – In what is likely the final game of his future Hall of Fame career, Rob Gronkowski came up big in the moments that mattered. The New England tight end sparked a stalled offense during a critical fourth-quarter drive, catching two passes for 47 yards leading to a 2-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel.

Trump Has Spent 60 Percent Of Working Hours Since Midterms In ‘Executive Time:’ Axios

President Donald Trump has spent around 60 percent of his working hours since last year’s midterm elections sequestered in ” executive time” at the White House, according to copies of his personal schedule obtained by Axios. The outlet on Sunday published Trump’s private schedule for almost every working day for the past three months, obtaining them from an unnamed White House source.

Twitter Tackles Donald Trump Jr. For Ripping Media After Washington Post Super Bowl Ad

Donald Trump Jr. lashed out on Twitter Sunday after The Washington Post aired a Super Bowl ad praising journalism, blasting the media’s “leftist BS” and suggesting journalists could save money by reporting the news “for a change.” You know how MSM journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl comercial to gain some undeserved credibility?

Trump’s Tan Result Of ‘Good Genes,’ Senior Administration Official Tells NYT

President Donald Trump ‘s famous orange-tinted tan is the result of “good genes,” a senior Trump administration official told The New York Times. The official, who spoke to the Times on the condition of anonymity, was interviewed as part of an examination published Saturday of how the president maintains his carrot-colored complexion throughout the winter.

The best thing about the halftime show was everyone making fun of Maroon 5

There is no band more consistently, doggedly embarrassing in America than Maroon 5. Their halftime performance at Super Bowl LIII was no exception. Viewers were subjected to Adam Lambert’s exposed, erect nipples and guitar solos fit for a middle school battle of the bands. Nobody captured this cultural collapse better than Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, Netflix viewership is way down because of the Super Bowl

Netflix is famously coy about releasing viewership stats. But in light of the Super Bowl, the streaming service subtly dropped on Twitter that numbers are down because everyone’s watching the big game. What’s surprising though, is that numbers in the U.S. are only down 32 percent compared to a normal Sunday.

Bud Light went all ‘Game of Thrones’ during the Super Bowl

Game of Thrones has been teasing Season 8 for months, and the hints kept coming during the 2019 Super Bowl. Ok, ok, it was an ad for Bud Light, but we’re desperate here! The footage showed a Westeros battle between a The Mountain-esque figure and someone else donning Bud Light gear :(.

A new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer is here and we’re freaking the f*ck out

Marvel Studios has shared another new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, and whoo boy, we were not ready. The big plot reveals are being kept under tight wraps, of course. But one thing is clear: Whatever happens, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never quite be the same again. And neither will we, damnit.

Google bans slew of malicious Android apps that stole user photos and advertised scams

Google has removed dozens of popular fake photo apps meant to hurt its users. Security firm Trend Micro discovered 29 malicious apps that were listed on the official Google Play store, all advertised as “beauty camera” applications. The apps have since been removed by Google.

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