The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday June 17)

June 17, 2019

A look at some of the biggest headlines today.

Hong Kong protest sees thousands call for city leader to step down: live updates

What we’re covering here What’s happening: Tens of thousands of people have hit the streets in Hong Kong to protest a controversial China extradition bill, despite the government announcing the legislation would be “suspended” on Saturday. What protesters want: The crowd is calling for the extradition bill to be withdrawn permanently.

Pompeo on Iran: US considering range of options including military

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is “considering a full range of options” regarding rising tensions with Iran, including military options, but emphasized that President Donald Trump has said that he does not want to go to war.

Bella Thorne shares nude photos on Twitter after a hacker threatened to release them

The 21-year-old actress wrote on Twitter that she was releasing the pictures because it was now her decision and she was taking the hacker’s power away.

Upstate New York judge dies after having a heart attack on the bench

Putnam County Court Judge James Reitz was 57.

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Juventus

Chelsea has confirmed manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club to join Serie A champion Juventus.

India is hitting the United States with more tariffs

India just increased tariffs on US exports, dealing another blow to fragile global trade.

6 weeks of testimony in Nxivm case reveal lurid details of alleged sex cult, including branding women and holding them captive

Several women testified how they blindly obeyed their “masters,” screamed when they were branded and were pressured to have sex with Keith Raniere, the founder of a group called Nxivm.

A restaurant got a rare blue lobster in its shipment. Instead of cooking it, the owner is donating it to an aquarium

Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week.

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche to join Formula E

Porsche and Mercedes-Benz will be competing in Formula E next year as the all-electric series revealed its new bumper calendar for the 2019/20 season.

Hong Kong protest ‘largest in 30 years’

Nearly two million people have taken part in a mass protest in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill, organisers say. The number has not been independently verified. If confirmed, it would be the largest protest there since 1989.

Baby cut from womb in US murder case dies

A baby cut from his mother’s womb during a brutal attack in Chicago has died after two months on life support, a family spokeswoman has said. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, the infant son of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, had been in intensive care since the April attack that killed his mother.

Netanyahu’s wife admits misusing public funds

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to misuse of state funds and will have to pay $15,000 (£11,910). Sara Netanyahu was accused of spending $99,300 on outside catering while falsely declaring there were no cooks available at the PM’s residence. She was charged with fraud and breach of trust last year.

India announces retaliatory US tariffs

India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington’s refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports.

When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships

Bartering is one of the oldest ways of doing business in the world. The exchange of goods and services predates the use of money and is believed to have developed in the first human societies. Today, bartering is usually associated with countries in turmoil.

NASA spots a telltale ‘Star Trek’ sign on Mars

The Martian desert is rich in curiosities. And Star Trek symbolism, too. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – a satellite zipping around the red planet – captured a mass of ancient lava rock that looks strikingly like the Star Trek Starfleet insignia donned by the show’s galactic explorers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just released the first picture of baby Archie for Father’s Day

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have only been parents for a little over a month, but ever since their son Archie was born on May 6, there haven’t been any pictures of the little fella available to the public. Until now!

Genius said it used morse code to catch Google stealing lyrics

Genius is, well, genius. The company recently accused Google of lifting song lyrics from its site, reports the Wall Street Journal . How did Genius know Google was stealing? In 2016, Genius made a few changes to the punctuation in its song lyrics. Sometimes, it used a straight apostrophe.

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders

On April 22, Samsung officially delayed the launch of its upcoming folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, due to a string of reports from reviewers whose units have malfunctioned. At that time, the company said it would announce a new release date “in the coming weeks.”

‘Stranger Things’ mobile game will let you explore The Upside Down on the go

If you can’t get enough of anything to do with Stranger Things , a mobile game is on the way. A location-based puzzle RPG game based on the series is on the way in 2020, set to be released on iOS and Android devices.

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