The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 3)

September 3, 2019

A look at today’s top headlines.

Hong Kong’s leaders are offering protesters a dangerous choice

The young protesters who have thronged Hong Kong’s streets for three months warned the city’s leaders from the beginning: “If we burn, you burn with us.”

Kevin Hart suffers major back injuries in car crash

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart and two others were involved in a car crash in Calabasas, California early Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by CNN.

Stan Wawrinka shocks Novak Djokovic after world No. 1 retires

In an era where men’s tennis has been dominated by the “Big 3” of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka can at times be a forgotten man.

The Trump decision that pushed James Mattis to his breaking point

In his first television interview about his resignation, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis explained that he reached his breaking point with the Trump administration after the President decided to withdraw US troops from war-torn Syria.

Trainee pilot lands plane after instructor passes out

(CNN) – Piloting a plane as it soars above the clouds is a dream for many people, but it quickly turned into the stuff of nightmares for one man in Australia.

Romelu Lukaku racially abused by Cagliari fans

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was the subject of monkey chants from Cagliari fans Sunday, the latest in a string of racist incidents that have marred the Italian club in recent years.

Taylor Swift sets new record with sixth No. 1 album ‘Lover’

Go nuts! Taylor Swift just landed her sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Lover.”

Billie Eilish calls out magazine for ‘shirtless’ cover

Singer Billie Eilish took issue with Nylon Germany for posting a tribute cover without her consent.

Magazine publishes image of wrong model in Adut Akech feature

Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN South Sudanese-Australian supermodel Adut Akech has spoken of her anger and sadness after a prominent Australian magazine published an article about her, but with the image of a different black model, noting that the mix-up “would’ve not happened to a white model.”

Bodies found after Kenya tour group swept away

Six bodies have been recovered after a tour group was swept away by a flash flood in a Kenyan national park. The incident at Hell’s Gate National Park on Sunday involved five Kenyan nationals, a local tour guide and a “foreigner”, officials said. One tourist is still missing and a search and rescue operation is continuing.

Argentina imposes currency controls

Argentina has imposed currency controls in a bid to stabilise markets as the country faces a deepening financial crisis. The government will restrict foreign currency purchases following a sharp drop in the peso. Firms will have to seek central bank permission to sell pesos to buy foreign currency and to make transfers abroad.

Matteo Darmian: Manchester United defender joins Parma on four-year deal

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has joined Italian Serie A side Parma on a four-year deal. The 29-year-old was signed by former Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal from Italian side Torino for a reported fee of £12.7m in July 2015.

The man who polices Kenyan pop music

Kenya’s “moral policeman” Ezekiel Mutua is at the centre of a new storm after banning two popular songs, but the ex-journalist relishes his role, writes the BBC’s Ashley Lime from Nairobi. When I met Mr Mutua the first things I noticed were his pencil-thin moustache and friendly smile.

Man who stole $50 to be freed after 36 years

An Alabama judge has ordered that a man who robbed a bakery of $50.75 be released from his life sentence. Alvin Kennard, 58, was handed the harsh sentence under strict rules introduced in the 1970s to deter repeat offenders. The ruling provoked an emotional reaction from friends and family, who have been visiting Kennard throughout his incarceration.

Watch a reporter’s close call with a lightning strike on camera

A video out of Phoenix, Arizona, shows lightning striking the ground startlingly close to a local reporter as he prepared to go on camera. Matt Rodewald, who works for Phoenix’s Fox affiliate, was covering the monsoon storms in the area on Wednesday. Just before he began his live report, the lightning hit.

Justin Trudeau gets a serious grilling from Hasan Minhaj in tough Netflix interview

In his four years as Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau has spent much of that time building a rep as the dream leader of progressives around the world, being praised for his policies around immigration, climate change, and social and gender inequality.

Self-driving cars must be experts on ridiculously specific road rules

If you’re driving in San Francisco one week and then New York City the next, you’re probably not paying attention to the small differences in rules when it comes to sharing bikes lanes, passing school buses, and turning right on red.

Apple apologizes for Siri privacy fail, makes audio recording for quality control opt-in

Apple’s apologizing…again. This time, the company is sorry not because a highly anticipated product is canceled ( RIP AirPower), but because it failed to properly disclose to customers that it used contractors to listen to a small portion of their Siri audio recordings (which can be accidentally activated) to help improve the accuracy and quality of its digital assistant.

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