The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday March 5)

March 5, 2019

A look at today’s top stories.

Impending Mueller report may just be the beginning of Trump’s investigation woes

The impeachment of President Donald Trump suddenly looks like much more than just a theoretical possibility.

Trump rips into Mueller probe at CPAC during lengthy speech

President Donald Trump attacked special counsel Robert Mueller’s credibility Saturday, disparaging former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey as Washington waits for Mueller’s report in the coming weeks.

At least 23 dead after tornadoes touch down in Alabama and Georgia

A devastating series of tornadoes ripped through Alabama on Sunday, killing at least 23 people in one county.

Pilot, 4 Americans killed in helicopter crash in Kenya

A Kenyan pilot and four American tourists were killed in a helicopter crash in Kenya, aviation authorities and the police said on Monday.

Indian pilot returns home a hero and sparks mustache trend

The Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan after his plane was shot down in a dogfight has become an unlikely fashion trendsetter following his return to India.

‘Leaving Neverland’ sparks a re-examination of Michael’s Jackson’s legacy

The new film “Leaving Neverland” is forcing a reexamination of Michael Jackson and his artistry.

Balotelli celebrates stunning goal live on Instagram

It was a brilliant overhead kick that deserved a special celebration — and, as ever, Mario Balotelli did not disappoint.

More than 1,500 live turtles found duct-taped in suitcases

More than 1,500 live exotic turtles have been found wrapped in duct tape and packed into suitcases at an airport in the Philippines.

Outrage over singer’s Instagram assault

South Africans have reacted angrily to a live video of a singer being beaten by what appears to be her boyfriend. Bongekile Simelane, known by the stage name Babes Wodumo, was talking to fans on Instagram Live in a bedroom when she was slapped repeatedly.

The country where everyone is expected to be late

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene explains why clock-watching in Ghana is a waste of time. When Japan’s Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada was forced to make a public apology after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting, I wondered how many ministers of state here in Ghana thanked God they were not Japanese.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou sues Canada

The chief financial officer of China’s tech giant Huawei is suing Canada over her arrest at Vancouver airport last year at the request of the US. Meng Wanzhou was detained in December on suspicion of fraud and breaching US sanctions on Iran. US authorities are seeking to extradite the Chinese national.

The synagogue cared for by Muslims – BBC Reel

In India after World War Two, the city of Kolkata was home to 5,000 Jews. Muslims there have been the caretakers of synagogues in India for generations. Video Journalist: Kalpana Pradhan

Banned lesbian love story wins award

Africa’s largest film festival has awarded a Kenyan actress for her depiction of a lesbian character in a film that is banned in her own country. Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso gave Samantha Mugatsia the best actress award for her lead role in the film Rafiki.

‘Game of Thrones’ actor teases the possibility of a wild Gendry theory

Gendry made his triumphant return to Game of Thrones last season (presumably after several years of rowing). Now, actor Joe Dempsie is teasing the possibility of a game-changing theory about his character in Season 8.

Tesla will finally unveil its new Model Y crossover SUV

After rumors and a long wait, Tesla will finally unveil the Model Y. Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company would launch the crossover SUV on Mar. 14 at its LA Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, making it the company’s fifth model.

Elon Musk did it – Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 is finally finally finally here

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 is finally here. The Model 3 will offer a max range of 220 miles, and a top speed of 130 mph. Tesla says after tax credits and gasoline savings the electric car will only cost U.S. buyers $24,950.

Facebook lied about how many teens it used for research

You know it’s a good day at Facebook when the words “teenagers,” “research,” and “lying” are in the news. In January, an investigation from TechCrunch found that Facebook was paying people, including teenagers, $20 to monitor their internet and phone use.

Facebook is greasing up politicians around the globe, leak reveals

Facebook’s whole business model hinges on collecting data and breaching users’ privacy, so it comes as no surprise to learn that the company has been currying favor with politicians around the globe to stymie legislation that protects people’s privacy.

Amazon patents delivery robot that docks at your house

It’s not enough to have an Amazon Echo in every room, no – in addition to voice-controlled speakers to order Amazon products whenever you want, the e-retailer has plans for an in-home robot.

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