The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday May 16)

May 16, 2019

A look at today’s top stories.

The whole world will feel China’s pork shortage

Sun Dawu’s pigs started dying from a mysterious virus last December. Four months later, all 20,000 in one farm were dead.

Donald Trump Jr. reaches deal with Senate Intelligence Committee for testimony in June

Donald Trump, Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal for the President’s eldest son to appear before the committee behind closed doors in mid-June, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Manchester City braced for possible ban from $1.5 billion Champions League

Investigators from European football’s governing body will meet Thursday to decide whether Manchester City will be banned from competing in the lucrative Champions League, according to a member of the investigatory chamber.

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban

Alabama sent the most restrictive abortion bill in the country to the governor’s desk Tuesday night, with the state’s Senate passing legislation that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.

No civilization is superior, says China’s Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged countries not to “close their doors and hide behind them” in his first major public speech since US President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods amid an escalating trade war.

Elon Musk hits back against lawsuit by caver he called a ‘pedo guy’

Elon Musk has hit back against a defamation lawsuit by a British caver he called a “pedo,” or pedophile, during a public feud around last year’s dramatic rescue of a trapped youth soccer team in Thailand.

Danish politician: ‘Yes it’s me on Pornhub’

Joachim B. Olsen, a center-right Liberal Alliance party MP standing in the country’s upcoming general election, knows where to find voters: on a popular porn site.

Boeing reported zero new orders for jets in April

Boeing had no new orders for planes in April.

Nissan hits ‘rock bottom’ as Renault pushes for a merger

Nissan posted a big drop in profits and revenues Tuesday, underlining the bumpy road ahead as it tries to move on from the Carlos Ghosn era and fend off a merger proposal from its French partner Renault.

Iran’s Supreme Leader says there will be no war with U.S.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday his country doesn’t seek war with America Khamenei also said that Iran would not negotiate another nuclear deal President Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement which was aimed at curbing Islamic Republic’s nuclear program Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Middle East Tensions have been mounting since the U.S.

Trump: Democratic race is down to Bernie, Biden, Beto and Buttigieg

President apparently has decided to isolate four potential Democratic opponents and attack them Declared Tuesday in Louisiana that Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke or Bernie Sanders will emerge as the nominee to face him ‘It’s going to be one of these people,’ he said Said Sanders is ‘crazy’ and

Andrew Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee deny separation rumors

Andrew Cuomo and his partner, TV chef Sandra Lee, are living apart but both have denied rumors that they have separated after 14 years together Lee has been caring for a sick relative in California as sources said Cuomo has moved out of their Westchester home and into his executive

Chicago-area man charged in mother’s beating death

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Facebook rolls out ‘one strike’ policy for live-streaming following New Zealand attack

After much speculation, Facebook has imposed restrictions on live-streaming following the New Zealand attacks in March. Announced on Tuesday, the company will implement a “one strike” policy which will restrict anyone who violates the social network’s community standards from using Facebook Live.

Twitter joins the fight against anti-vaccine misinformation

Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform. The company announced that it will redirect users to a “credible public health resource” when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines.

Maisie Williams reveals struggle with low self-esteem

Some of us can absolutely relate to this.

Bitcoin surges past $8,000. Is this 2017 all over again?

In the spring of 2017, after several months of sideways trading, the price of Bitcoin started rising – from about $1,000 in early April to $2,500 in mid-May. By August it was at $4,000. The trading was choppy and declines were sudden and severe, but the price always recovered, reaching new highs in a matter of weeks.

Emilia Clarke and ‘Game of Thrones’ creators respond to backlash after latest episode

Dayum, Dany!

Elon Musk shows us the 60 satellites that will one day help power a better internet

The first seeds of SpaceX’s Starlink project will soon be planted. On Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted out a photo of 60 satellites loaded into the fairing, or nose cone, of his company’s Falcon rocket. The hardware represents a first step toward completing Starlink, an eventual satellite constellation that will beam high-speed internet down to Earth from space.

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