The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday July 15)

July 15, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

A rape during a Tinder date tests a family’s faith

When Katlin Hurley faced her rapist in court and prevailed, she discovered that no amount of time he serves will make up for what she’s lost.

Daily Mail: Leaked cables show British ambassador saying Trump abandoned Iran deal in act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite Obama

Kim Darroch, the former United Kingdom ambassador to the United States, said the Trump administration was “set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism” in its decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, the Daily Mail reported Saturday, citing leaked cables.

Emily Hartridge, popular YouTube personality, dies at 35

The YouTube personality, known for her listicle videos on sex, relationships, love, gender and life, died in an accident, according to an announcement made on her of official Instagram account.

Secret deodorant to contribute $529,000 to US women’s soccer to address pay gap

Secret, a sponsor of the US Women’s National Soccer team, is now supporting its members’ fight for pay equity as well.

Boris Johnson the liberal metropolitan or the post-Brexit populist? UK has no idea which leader it’ll get

Boris Johnson’s sister once said that as a child, he wanted to be “World King” when he grew up.

Apollo 11 manual expected to sell for millions

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A flight manual from the Apollo 11 lunar module could fetch up to $9 million when it goes on sale next week as part of an auction marking the moon landing’ s 50th anniversary.

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran

US sanctions have forced a leading purchaser of Iranian crude exports to buy more oil from Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Would humans evolve again if we rewound time?

What would happen if the hands of time were turned back to an arbitrary point in our evolutionary history and we restarted the clock? American palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould proposed this famous thought experiment in the late 1980s – and it still grips the imagination of evolutionary biologists today.

Outcry as militia leader named as national TV head

The head of a Burundian militia accused of atrocities has been named to lead the state broadcaster, RTNB, sparking condemnation by human rights groups. Human Rights Watch said the appointment of Eric Nshimirimana was “a blow to all victims of abuse perpetrated by the Imbonerakure, as well as freedom of the press in Burundi”.

Israel’s bodybuilding ‘Iron Lady’ – BBC Reel

Following 24 years in an abusive marriage, Claudine Shoval took up weight training to gain strength and banish fear. This led to her becoming a bodybuilding champion for ten years and redefining her life. Video by Shira Pinson

Facebook to be fined record $5bn, reports say

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users.

Facebook’s AI crushes professionals in six-player poker

An artificial intelligence bot, created by researchers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon, can beat human poker professionals in a six-player, no-limit Hold’em game, Facebook announced Thursday. Pluribus, as the AI bot is called, has “decisively” won against a number of pros, including two World Series of Poker Main Event winners.

Elon Musk’s secretive Neuralink has an event next week

Elon Musk is CEO of so many companies, it’s hard to keep track. So if you forgot about Neuralink, we won’t hold it against you. The secretive AI company, whose ultimate goal is to meld human mind with machine, was profiled in an (excruciatingly) detailed report by WaitButWhy’s Tim Urban in April 2017, and after that it was two years of (mostly) nothing.

A number of men foolishly think they could score against Serena Williams in tennis

In today’s special tennis-themed edition of “Are men OK, really?” we have a poll in which a number of men greater than zero think they could score a point against Serena Williams in a game of tennis. One in eight, to be specific.

Hackers steal $32 million worth of crypto from Japanese exchange Bitpoint

Keeping your cryptocurrency at exchanges, unless you absolutely must do so, still isn’t prudent. New proof of that comes from Japan, where cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has been hacked to the tune of $32 million, CoinDesk reports.

This speedboat transforms itself into a submarine – Future Blink

Straight out of a James Bond movie.

Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ is a waste of two beloved Marvel stars

Point Blank has way more going for it than it has any right to. A remake of the 2010 French film of the same name, this action flick features the talents of top-tier actors Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris, and Boris McGiver.

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