The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday March

March 6, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Iraq defeated ISIS more than a year ago. Its revival is already underway

Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern Iraq.

London patient might be second to be cured of HIV

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1, according to a case study to be published Tuesday in the journal Nature. The “London Patient” has been effectively cured of the viral infection which affects close to 37 million people worldwide.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn is granted bail after months in Japanese jail

Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of Nissan and Renault, could be released on bail of 1 billion yen ($9 million), a court said. But prosecutors have appealed the decision, making it uncertain when he might be let out.

Huawei aims to fight back against US government with lawsuit

Huawei plans to take its push-back against the US government to a new level this week.

House Dems announce broad probe into allegations of obstruction of justice

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday announced a sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign, businesses, transition and administration, a probe that would lay the groundwork for Democrats if they choose to pursue impeachment proceedings against the President.

Juan Guaido returns to Venezuela, risking arrest

Venezuela’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 run, but says ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Hillary Clinton said Monday that she is not running for president in 2020 but will continue to speak out about politics, saying, “I’m not going anywhere.”

China’s military is going from strength to strength under Xi Jinping

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has grown and modernized rapidly since China reopened to the world in the 1980s, but under Xi that pace has accelerated with a focus on fighting and winning future wars.

Hollywood pays tribute to Luke Perry: ‘My heart is broken.’

With a career that took off in a famous zip code and was bookended all too soon in a town called Riverdale, Luke Perry had an acting career that spanned decades and touched multiple generations of television viewers.

UK man ‘free’ of HIV with new stem cells

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission from HIV for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs.

Sirleaf son charged over Liberia banknotes

The son of Liberia’s ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been charged with economic sabotage in connection with the unlawful printing of local currency worth millions of dollars. Charles Sirleaf is suspected of pocketing some of the proceeds in 2016-18. He was a deputy governor of Liberia’s Central Bank at the time.

Luke Perry fans remember ‘nicest guy’

Unlike many television actors, Luke Perry’s celebrity and fanbase straddled generations. Those who grew up in the 1990s will remember him best as brooding heartthrob Dylan McKay in Beverley Hills, 90210. But many younger fans know him as Fred, the father of Archie Andrews, from comic book adaption Riverdale.

Trump targets India in trade crackdown

The US intends to terminate India’s preferential trade treatment under a scheme which allows certain products from the country to enter the US duty-free. President Donald Trump said India has failed to assure the US it will provide reasonable access to its markets.

Trump’s Trade War Cost U.S. More Than $3 Billion A Month, Economists Say

President Donald Trump’s trade war cost American businesses and consumers $3 billion a month last year in higher prices, according to a study by top economists. The U.S. “experienced substantial increases in the prices of …

So THAT’S Why Oreo Keeps Coming Out With Weird New Flavors

Since 1912, Oreo has had a simple recipe for success: two chocolate cookies with one layer of creme. The world has changed quite a bit since Oreo debuted over 100 years ago, and now the brand must change, too.

How The Media Overlooked Michael Jackson’s Alleged Sexual Abuse

A few months after the King of Pop faced his first public sexual abuse allegations, Vanity Fair reporter Maureen Orth wrote in January 1994 that “even by Hollywood standards, Michael Jackson’s weirdness is legendary, but he has always been protected by the armor of his celebrity.”

Pro Wrestler King Kong Bundy, Hulk Hogan’s Rival, Dead At Age 61

Pro wrestler King Kong Bundy, the 458-pounder who played the heel to superstar Hulk Hogan in the 1980s, has died at age 61. ” Today we lost a Legend,” Bundy’s friend David Herro announced on Facebook Monday. “Very sad news,” wrestling star Brutus Beefcake wrote. “He was a kind soul.”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actors sure sound like they were in hell shooting Season 8’s big battle

We can always count on Game of Thrones to push the boundaries of television, but a Season 8 battle sequence sounds like it may have pushed the show’s cast and crew to their limits and beyond.

James Corden kidnaps The Jonas Brothers to force the band back together

2013 was a very dark time for diehard fans of The Jonas Brothers. It was, of course, the year the band decided to part ways. Well, six years later and James Corden has had enough. He’s decided that if the band aren’t going to get back together of their own volition, then he’ll jolly well force them to.

The casts of ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ pay tribute to Luke Perry

In the wake of the passing of Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry, cast members from both teen dramas are paying tribute to the beloved actor. Perry died Monday morning at 52 following a severe stroke.

Investigation reveals allegations of unchecked abuse inside U.S. figure skating

In an explosive statement released Monday morning, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has shed new light on what it is calling a “a culture in figure skating that allowed grooming and abuse to go unchecked for too long.” The statement stems from SafeSport’s investigation into allegations levied against former U.S.

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