The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday September 2)

September 2, 2019

Here are some of the stories making global headlines today.

Shooter targets people at shopping centers in West Texas

By Amir Vera, CNN Updated 1:38 a.m. ET, September 1, 2019 What’s happening: A shooter targeted shoppers and vehicles at shopping centers in the areas of Odessa and Midland, Texas. Suspect: A suspect described as a white male in his 30’s was shot and killed in Odessa, according to a Facebook post by the Midland Police Department.

Hong Kong airport faces protester ‘stress test’ after violent night

Hong Kong authorities have suspended the main public transport line to the city’s International Airport, after protesters began a “stress test” to block routes leading there. The protest comes weeks after a previous airport occupation disrupted travel to and from the Asian financial hub, and less than 24 hours after a fiery night of clashes between police and protesters.

‘I love Tiffany’: Donald Trump defends daughter after Madeleine Westerhout ousted from White House

President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on defending his youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, on the heels of his longtime personal assistant’s ouster.

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed in crash at Belgian Grand Prix

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has died after a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has confirmed.

US-China trade war shows no sign of ending as new tariffs arrive

The year-long US-China trade war escalated dramatically in August. Now the world is watching to see whether new tariffs that kick in this weekend will bring the two economic superpowers to the negotiating table, or set the stage for more damaging exchanges of fire.

When cities weaponize sound

If you were to walk at night along the waterfront in West Palm Beach, Florida, you might hear something strange: A playlist of annoyingly catchy children’s songs — including “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” — blared on loop all night to deter homeless people from sleeping near an event center.

This startup helps you find any place on the planet without an address

Traditional addresses don’t work, according to London mapping startup what3words.

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. It’ll be the first aircraft to fly on another planet

Before humans make it to Mars, NASA will send a helicopter to scope out the terrain.

Fans of DJ Arafat ‘open coffin’ in funeral unrest

Some fans of late musician DJ Arafat appear to have opened his coffin during unrest at the artist’s funeral in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan. The 33-year-old DJ, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died in a motorcycle accident earlier this month.

Hong Kong police storm metro system after protests

Hong Kong police have violently tackled suspected protesters after thousands marched in the city in defiance of a ban. Images show police hitting people with batons and using pepper spray on a train in Hong Kong’s underground metro. Police said they were called to the scene amid violence against citizens by “radical protesters”.

German president asks Poland’s forgiveness for WW2

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland’s forgiveness for Nazi “tyranny”, 80 years on from the start of World War Two. Mr Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict. Early on Sunday, a ceremony was held in the Polish city of Wielun, where the first German bombs fell.

Police officer arrested over SA boxer’s murder

A man has been arrested over the fatal shooting of a South African female boxing champion. Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels was murdered in Mdantsane, in the country’s Eastern Cape at about 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT) on Friday. Officials say the suspect was known to the 25-year-old and is a serving member of the South African Police Service.

DR Congo Ebola deaths top 2,000

The numbers of people who have died in the current Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached the 2,000 mark, government figures show. The health authorities have struggled to contain the spread of the virus. Neighbouring Uganda said that a nine-year-old girl with Ebola who had crossed the border had died.

Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing dies at 93

Hans Rausing, the Swedish billionaire who helped build food packaging company Tetra Pak into a global giant, has died aged 93. Son of its founder, Ruben Rausing, he ran the firm from 1950 until 1995 – when he sold his share in the family business to his brother.

‘Joker’ review roundup: What critics thought of the Batman villain’s standalone debut

The Joker has been depicted by so many actors that it’s hard to remember them all. Whether it’s the hyperactive and goofy Cesar Romero, the hilarious and witty Jack Nicholson, the menacing and magnetic Heath Ledger, or Jared Leto, everybody has a favorite live-action Joker.

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account hacked to spread pro-Hitler message

Twitter has a Nazi problem. Or, more specifically, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account has a Nazi problem. On Friday afternoon, Dorsey’s account was hacked to spread a pro-Hitler message along with anti-Semitism associated with the Holocaust. The tweet was quickly deleted, but was screenshot in all its horribleness.

China’s Uber to launch fleet of self-driving taxis

Uber’s biggest rival in China is getting into the self-driving game. Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has announced plans to launch a fleet of autonomous taxis. Aiming to become the first large-scale self-driving taxi service in China, Didi plans to roll out its Level 4 self-driving vehicles in the Jiading District of Shanghai.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 64-megapixel camera, and it starts at under $200

Yes, we knew they were coming, but 64-megapixel phones are officially a thing now. On Thursday, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro, two new devices from its popular, affordable Redmi Note series.

BangBros bought a porn doxxing site just to literally set it on fire

Porn production company BangBros lit up the internet on Thursday evening when it announced its latest acquisition. The company had purchased PornWikiLeaks, a site dedicated to doxxing adult industry performers and sharing their personal details online, including the real names, family information, addresses, and/or phone numbers of over 15,000 members of the adult industry.

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