The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday March 15)

March 15, 2019

Here are today’s biggest headlines.

Explosive revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort’s new sentence was the least of Donald Trump’s worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse.

Theresa May has lost control of Brexit and now anything is possible

After two nights of voting against the government, Conservative MPs have acquired the taste for rebellion, renewing their motivation to get the Brexit plan they want.

What the college cheating scandal says about race

The scandal has hit a nerve — raising issues of elitism, wealth, race and privilege.

Woman told to ‘cover up or leave plane’

London (CNN) – An airline has apologized to a 21-year-old woman for threatening to offload her from a flight for wearing “inappropriate” attire. Emily O’Connor, who was traveling on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight from the UK’s Birmingham Airport to Tenerife in the Canary Islands on March 2, said the cabin crew told her that her clothing was “causing offense.”

This is the Opportunity rover’s final photo of Mars

Even though we bid farewell to the intrepid Opportunity rover in February at the conclusion of its 15-year mission, it still had one last gift to give.

Facebook struggles to deal with epic outage

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, had rely on Twitter on Wednesday to explain that its apps including WhatsApp and Instagram were experiencing outages around the world.

Luke Perry buried in Tennessee

Actor Luke Perry was laid to rest in Tennessee earlier this week, according to a death certificate obtained by CNN.

Children killed in Lagos school collapse

At least eight children have died and many more are feared trapped after a building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos. The school, which was on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos Island, had more than 100 pupils, a rescue official told the BBC.

Are Kenyans still scandalised by scandals?

In our series of letters from African writers, Kenyan journalist Waihiga Mwaura asks whether Kenyans have lost hope of tackling the scourge of corruption in the country. Shocking revelations over the last month that Kenya may have lost 21bn shillings ($210m; £162m) of taxpayers’ money only resulted in a few newspaper headlines.

Facebook services suffer widespread outages

Related TopicsFacebook messaging integration Several of Facebook’s products are suffering partial outages, affecting users globally. Facebook’s main product, its Messenger service, and image-sharing site Instagram have all been disrupted. The cause of the interruption is not yet known, or is yet to be made public.

US to ground all Boeing crash aircraft

President Donald Trump has issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration had previously held out while many countries banned the aircraft from flying over their airspace.

Charlie Whiting: F1 race director dies aged 66 on eve of season-opener in Melbourne

Charlie Whiting, the head of Formula 1 for governing body the FIA and one of the most influential people in the sport for decades, has died aged 66. Whiting suffered a pulmonary embolism on Thursday morning in Melbourne, where he was due to officiate this weekend’s season-opening Australian GP.

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

The grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to cause little air travel disruption – at least for now. The plane-maker grounded its global fleet of the aircraft as a safety precaution after new evidence emerged about a fatal crash involving the jet.

What happens when anaesthesia fails

It can be the smallest event that triggers Donna Penner’s traumatic memories of an operation she had more than ten years ago. One day, for instance, she was waiting in the car as her daughter ran an errand, and realised that she was trapped inside.

Trump Issues Emergency Order To Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes

President Donald Trump has announced an immediate grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes in the wake of a worldwide boycott of the model. “All of those planes are grounded effectively immediately,” Trump said at a press conference on Wednesday. “Boeing is an incredible company.

Beto O’Rourke To Announce Presidential Run: Reports

EL PASO, Texas/WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) – Beto O’Rourke, the Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a source close to the campaign said on Wednesday. O’Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term U.S.

Samuel L. Jackson Issues Blistering Warning To People Staying Silent About Trump

Samuel L. Jackson has sent a scathing message to people who aren’t speaking out against President Donald Trump. In a new interview with Esquire magazine, the “Captain Marvel” star said it was “not fucking okay” that “this motherfucker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit.”

Google Chrome adds the privacy-first DuckDuckGo as a default option

Google has made a curious addition to its Chrome browser. With the release of Chrome 73, the browser has added the pro-privacy DuckDuckGo to its suite of default search engines, alongside Google, Yahoo, and Bing. As per TechCrunch, the addition was spotted in the changes for Chrome, and the option will be available in 60 markets around the globe.

Jimmy Fallon hooks up Mark Ruffalo to a lie detector to force ‘Avengers’ spoilers

Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! Mark Ruffalo has proven time and time again he can’t be trusted with Avengers spoilers. So, naturally, Jimmy Fallon hooked the Marvel star up to a lie detector to force secrets out of him ahead of the release of Avengers: Endgame in April.

WhatsApp continues fight against fake news with new ‘search image’ feature

WhatsApp is continuing to ramp up the fight against fake news, this time setting its sight on visual misinformation. The Facebook-owned messaging app is currently testing a new “search image” feature that allows users to easily upload an image found on its platform to Google, according to WABetaInfo .

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