The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday July 10)

July 10, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Trump tweets likely deal UK ambassador a fatal blow

Only a month after basking in the pageantry and lavish hospitality that only Queen Elizabeth II can lay on, President Donald Trump is back to telling Britain who is boss.

Fact check: Trump promotes fake Ronald Reagan quote about him

President Donald Trump shared a fake quote from former Republican President Ronald Reagan on Twitter on Monday.

Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging Wimbledon court

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been handed a $10,000 fine for damaging one of the practice courts with her racquet.

A crying boy begged his father not to call the police on a black man. The father did it anyway

A young boy came to the defense of a black man over the holiday weekend as the boy’s father questioned the man and later called the police on him as he waited for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building.

China interrupts Hong Kong pop Denise Ho star during UN speech

Chinese diplomats repeatedly interrupted a Hong Kong pop star and activist as she accused Beijing of “preventing our democracy at all costs” in a speech to the United Nations on Monday.

Swiss aerial display team performs over wrong festival after losing its way

An aerial display team using old-fashioned map navigation mistakenly performed over the wrong festival in Switzerland last weekend.

Richard Branson is taking Virgin Galactic public

Richard Branson is bringing Virgin Galactic to the stock market.

Samuel L. Jackson set to play Chris Rock’s dad in a new ‘Saw’

Samuel L. Jackson reportedly has joined the cast of the “Saw” reboot.

‘Naked until married’ author wins top prize

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has won a prestigious prize for her story about a parallel universe where single women go naked until they are married. She has been awarded $12,500 (£10,000) for her winning Caine Prize for African Writing story called Skinned.

Trump: UK ambassador ‘a very stupid guy’

The UK’s “wacky” ambassador to the US is “a very stupid guy” Donald Trump has said, amid a row over leaked emails. This came after Downing Street reaffirmed its “full support” for Sir Kim Darroch. On Sunday emails revealed the ambassador had called the Trump administration “clumsy and inept”.

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder’s agent hopes for ‘satisfying solution’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent hopes “there will soon be a satisfying solution for all parties” regarding the player’s future. On Friday, Mino Raiola told The Times that the 26-year-old France international wants to leave United. Pogba, who is on the club’s pre-season tour of Australia, Singapore and China, said in June that “now could be a good time to move elsewhere”.

The mystery of unexplained earthquakes

Fear seizes the TV presenter at the very moment her TV studio starts to shake. She stops, mid-monologue, and falls silent. The shaking worsens. Other presenters seated around the awkwardly large plastic table sit stock still, save for a few worried glances left and right. Then the shaking gets stronger.

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 breaks viewership record, Netflix claims

Did you watch Stranger Things 3 over Fourth of July weekend? If so, you’re not alone. According to Netflix, the new season was such a popular viewing pick that it actually broke the service’s four-day record, with 40.7 million “household accounts” tuning in.

Baby goats are YouTube’s most wholesome stars

Meet the kids The sensational, sweater-loving goats of Sunflower Farm Creamery by Chloe Bryan On a lovely farm in Cumberland, Maine, lives a team of YouTubers who don’t know how many subscribers they have. They do not participate in brand partnerships, and they have never even heard of a tea channel.

Why the Spider-Man movies are essential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man: Far From Home opens with a scene familiar from any superhero movie: a city reduced to rubble, as a handsome man in a cape battles on. But it’s the scene after that makes it clear this is specifically a Spider-Man movie.

Angelina Jolie is so good at being bad in the latest ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ trailer

In Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Angelina Jolie’s titular wicked fairy godmother is back and coping with one of the realest life changes a parent can face: her only kid’s nuptials. This new trailer focuses on the approaching wedding of Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) to Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson).

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