The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday March 19)

March 19, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Trump finds plenty to be outraged about — aside from New Zealand

President Donald Trump spent the weekend venting venom at a bewildering list of targets — even as much of the rest of the world was still trying to come to terms with a true outrage — the carnage wrought against Muslims in New Zealand.

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes quits Facebook: ‘New Zealand was too much for me’

People talk about quitting Facebook in protest. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes did it.

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max

The Transportation Department’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 Max planes, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Indian newlyweds came to Christchurch with a dream. On Friday, that dream died

Abdul Nazar, 34, and his wife, Ansi Alibava, had their life planned out.

The 90-year-old still dreaming of resurrecting a mammoth

Akira Iritani almost gave up on his dream of resurrecting the woolly mammoth. But a 28,000-year-old mammoth preserved in the Siberian permafrost changed his mind.

Huge rare ‘Elephant Queen’ captured on camera

Towering high above the Kenyan landscape, this female elephant is huge, her long tusks curving right down to the ground. Known as a “big tusker” she’s a rare and extraordinary sight — it’s estimated that fewer than 30 of these animals still exist in Africa.

Airplane groundings are rare. Here are some of history’s biggest

Taking an entire type of plane out of service is a big deal. And it’s usually prompted by a deadly crash. Here’s a list of some of the biggest groundings in US history.

How eSports became a big business for Razer

When Min-Liang Tan started a business 13 years ago to make gear for playing video games, he faced a lot of doubters.

NZ cabinet backs action on gun laws – PM

PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand’s cabinet has backed gun law changes “in principle” after the Christchurch shootings. Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded in attacks at two mosques on Friday. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.

Premier League, EFL & FA accused of ‘double standards’ for not holding mosque attack tribute

The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association have been accused of “double standards” for not holding tributes for 50 people killed in New Zealand’s mosque attacks. Six Nations and rugby league games held silences this weekend but English top flight and FA Cup games did not.

In pictures: Ten amazing sculptures made in unexpected ways – CBBC Newsround

A five-year-old boy from Manchester has won a competition to have himself made entirely out of Lego. We take a look at the final creation and some other amazing models.

The gang killers who are YouTube celebrities

Those who kill sometimes achieve a certain level of infamy. But in the case of three young musicians who have been convicted of a gangland murder, their fame preceded their crimes. How did Aristote Yenge, Kyreis Davies and Isaac Calver make such an impression on their hometown?

Hong Kong subway trains crash during test

Two subway trains have collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters. The incident occurred between the Central and Admiralty stations before the service was open to the public early on Monday morning.

Teen eggs politician. Now he’s being offered free tickets to concerts for life.

It’s the egging that’s gone around the world. Bands and festivals have offered a lifetime of free tickets to a teen who cracked an egg into the back of an Australian senator’s head, after the politician blamed Muslim immigration for the Christchurch terrorist attack.

‘Final Destination’ star Devon Sawa boards flight on the film’s anniversary. Seriously.

19 years ago, Devon Sawa avoided an ill-fated flight in the now-cult film Final Destination. Almost two decades to the date, the actor tweeted on Sunday that he’d just boarded a plane with the flight number 317. On March 17. 3/17. Oh no. That’s right folks.

‘Psychedelic Warlord’ Beto O’Rourke belonged to a legendary hacking crew

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. I guess he wouldn’t have to ask the Russians to do it for him.

Cult of Elon: What it’s like to see Tesla unveil a new car

Well that was one hell of a party. On Thursday night, Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model Y to a pumped-up crowd of Tesla fan boys, employees, investors, and media at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, CA. “We’re literally bringing sexy back,” Musk said, after walking onto the stage to the opening bars of the ’90s hit “I’m Too Sexy.”

Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain

We already knew that Facebook moved quickly on Thursday to stop videos of the New Zealand mass shooting from spreading, but now we have some actual numbers. In a public statement and identical series of tweets dispensed by Facebook Newsroom, the company confirms that 1.5 million videos were removed in the first 24 hours following the terror attack on two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead and 50 injured as of Sunday.

Netflix agrees to remove controversial footage from ‘Bird Box’

Nearly three months afters its streaming debut, Bird Box is getting an edit. Following public backlash, Netflix has confirmed to Mashable that it will re-release Bird Box in the “next few weeks” – this time without the use of a controversial clip.

Qualcomm won a $31 million patent infringement case against Apple

Qualcomm has won a victory against Apple in a sideshow to the main legal struggle between between the two tech giants. A San Diego jury has found that Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents regarding iPhone startup and battery life, according to Reuters.

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