The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February 4)

February 4, 2020

Here are the stories making world headlines today.

Coronavirus news and live updates: China death toll eclipses SARS – CNN

The latest: The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 362 people and infected more than 17,300 globally, as it continues to spread beyond China. One person outside mainland China, a man in the Philippines, has died. Global spread: The virus has been confirmed in more than 25 countries and territories since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

Candidates make frenetic push to an unpredictable finish in Iowa

Iowans will choose between a crowded field of top candidates on Monday night in the first opportunity for voters to weigh in on who should face President Donald Trump in November.

Joaquin Phoenix calls out ‘systemic racism’ in film industry

Joaquin Phoenix urged the film industry to dismantle a “system of oppression” in an acceptance speech at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

Facebook, Google and Twitter crack down on fake coronavirus ‘cures’ and other misinformation

Silicon Valley is attempting to combat misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak.

Stephen King quits Facebook over concerns of ‘false information’

Stephen King has quit Facebook after voicing concerns about false information and privacy.

A woman bit off a man’s tongue after she asked him not to use it while kissing

A Detroit man learned that lesson the hard way when a woman he was kissing bit off his tongue, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jeff Bezos added billions to his fortune last week

It was a good week for Jeff Bezos: The world’s richest person got even richer.

How the Boeing 737 Max crisis is hurting the plane’s biggest buyer in Europe

Ryanair’s ambition to carry 200 million passengers by 2024 could be delayed by two years because of Boeing’s 737 Max crisis.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits goal-scoring milestone for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another brace for Juventus Sunday to take his tally for the club to 50 goals.

Chinese stocks plunge more than 7% on virus fears

Fears over the coronavirus have triggered a sharp fall in Chinese shares as markets reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. The Shanghai Composite index fell nearly 9% before recovering slightly, while commodity prices also slumped. Manufacturing, materials, and consumer goods companies are among the hardest hit, as healthcare shares soar.

Is this the first view of God the Father in art?

European artists of the past often depicted exotic animals in a way we now know to be wildly inaccurate. Since most would not have had the benefit of direct observation but were usually reliant only on a written description, accompanied by a sketchy illustration that may itself have been anatomically wide of the mark, this is far from surprising.

The divers rescuing a drowning island

Hundreds of fishing boats bob on the bright blue waters surrounding Vaan Island, a tiny strip of land between India and Sri Lanka. The island marks the beginning of a fiercely protected fragile zone, the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve. These waters are home to India’s most varied and bio diverse coast lines.

Taxpayers Get $3.4 Million Tab So Trump Can Host Super Bowl Party For His Club Members

Taxpayers shelled out another $3.4 million to send President Donald Trump to Florida this weekend so he could host a Super Bowl party for paying guests at his for-profit golf course. The president’s official schedule shows him spending two and a half hours Sunday evening at a “Super Bowl LIV watch party” at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.

Built In 10 days, China’s Virus Hospital Takes 1st Patients

BEIJING (AP) – The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China’s sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm. Huoshenshan Hospital and a second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week were built by construction crews who are working around the clock in Wuhan, the central city where the outbreak was first detected in December.

Trump congratulates the wrong state for the Super Bowl win

The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday, and President Donald Trump swiftly tweeted his congratulations to the “Great State of Kansas” on the big victory. The only problem? The Chiefs are based out of Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-20.

Brad Pitt’s BAFTAs royal family joke resulted in some serious awkward laughter

Brad Pitt couldn’t be there in person to collect his Supporting Actor BAFTA, so Margot Robbie had to do it for him. She had to read out his speech, too – Brexit and royal family jokes included. “He says, um, he’s going to name this Harry,” says Robbie, holding up Pitt’s shiny new award.

Shakira’s halftime Super Bowl tongue is now a wonderful meme

Shakira blessed us with the first meme of the Super Bowl LIV. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s halftime set was incredible, but the real star of the show was Shakira’s tongue. Mid-choreography, the singer turned to the camera and did this: The practice is called a zaghrouta.

Yes, that was Jennifer Lopez’s daughter singing at the Super Bowl halftime show

Jennifer Lopez was joined by a truly special guest during her Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday: Her 11-year-old daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz. Muñiz’s performance was a touching moment during a very high-energy show. Muñiz is an aspiring performer, and it stands to reason she’s got a future in the business.

Jason Momoa loses his hair and his muscles in this freaky Super Bowl ad

Actor Jason Momoa is known for two things: his hair and his muscles. So it only makes sense that he loses both in this Rocket Mortgage Super Bowl commercial, right? In the ad, Momoa makes himself comfortable in his gorgeous mortgaged home. As he walks through the house, he first removes his shoes.

Watch Mike Bloomberg’s very expensive Super Bowl ad about gun control

Mike Bloomberg isn’t afraid to throw around cash. The low-polling presidential candidate dropped $11 million on a Super Bowl ad that that debuted on Thursday. The one-minute spot will run during the big game on Sunday and focuses on a key issue for the billionaire: gun control.

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