The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday March 13)

March 13, 2020

Here, a look at the top headlines in the world today.

Trump address sparks chaos as coronavirus crisis deepens

President Donald Trump set out to steady a rattled nation and a diving economy in a solemn Oval Office address, but instead sowed more confusion and doubts that he is up to handling the fast-worsening coronavirus crisis.

Dow futures fall more than 1,000 points after Trump suspends travel from much of Europe to the US

US stock futures plummeted after President Donald Trump announced that travel from more than two dozen European countries to United States will be suspended for 30 days, an escalation of measures taken to insulate Americans from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The Queen is making her most serious misstep here

Until Prince Andrew cooperates fully with the Epstein investigation, argues Rosa Prince, the Queen should display the sacrifice and sense of duty which have been the hallmarks of her reign by removing from the duke all remaining vestiges of the privilege of serving as a member of the royal family — even if as an ordinary British citizen he is exposed to an extradition request by the US.

Biden campaign memo says it’s ‘nearly impossible for Sanders’ to make up delegate disadvantage

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Wednesday argued it would be “nearly impossible for (Vermont Sen. Bernie) Sanders to recoup his current delegate disadvantage” in a campaign memo obtained by CNN.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson diagnosed with coronavirus

Actor Tom Hanks says he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

NBA suspends its season after player tests positive for coronavirus

The NBA is suspending its season after a player preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus, the league announced Wednesday.

Beijing is enforcing a 14-day quarantine on international travelers, as coronavirus cases surge

Beijing has announced it will enforce a 14-day quarantine on all international travelers arriving in the Chinese capital, as the number of novel coronavirus cases outside Asia continues to rise.

Josie Harris, Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend, was found dead in a car outside her home

Josie Harris, former girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather with whom she has three children, was found dead outside her home in Valencia, California.

Naomi Campbell wears hazmat suit to airport amid coronavirus outbreak

(CNN) – Naomi Campbell has long been an advocate of staying germ-free while traveling. The supermodel even posted a video of her intense pre-flight ritual, which involved wiping down everything close to her airplane seat with Dettol anti-bacterial wipes, last year.

Coronavirus: Trump halts travel from Europe to US

US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. In a televised address on Wednesday, he said all travel from Europe would be suspended for the next 30 days.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for virus

Actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia. Hanks and Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing symptoms of a cold in Queensland, the actor wrote on Instagram. They will now spend time in isolation, he added.

Trump Won’t Answer CNN Reporter’s Question About His False Coronavirus Comments

President Donald Trump dismissed a reporter as “fake news” on Wednesday afternoon when asked to respond to Americans who see him downplaying the coronavirus pandemic and giving statements that differ from what experts are saying about the public health crisis.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Protest Unequal Pay

In a pointed message about unequal pay, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team wore their warm-up jerseys inside out during the national anthem before their match against Japan on Wednesday. When worn inside out, U.S. Soccer Federation’s logo is obscured, but the four stars ― representing each of the team’s World Cup victories ― remain visible.

Weinstein sentencing: Why even a win in sexual assault cases can still feel like defeat

I never thought I’d see the day when Harvey Weinstein would be sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of sex crimes. Even expert attorneys who were following his trial and the reporters who broke the story on the allegations against the defamed Hollywood producer that helped bring such mainstream attention to the Me Too movement didn’t expect a conviction let alone such an astonishing sentence.

Scientists have discovered the tiniest dinosaur in the world

An international team of scientists have discovered a tiny new species of dinosaur, believed to be the smallest on record. Named Oculudentavis khaungraae, the diminutive bird’s skull measures only 14.25 milimetres – less than the width of a thumbnail and smaller than the minuscule bee hummingbird. The team’s findings were published Wednesday in Nature.

Apple’s affordable new iPhone probably won’t launch in March

A few months ago, rumors pointed toward an Apple event in late March, with the focus being an affordable phone, likely dubbed the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. However, according to a report by CultOfMac, this isn’t likely to happen. A source at Apple told the outlet that production problems will delay the launch of the new iPhone.

C-SPAN mistakenly airs Trump’s embarrassing moments before and after coronavirus address

Viewers who were watching President Trump’s national address about coronavirus on C-SPAN Wednesday night got a sneak peak into what was happening behind the scenes. And that involved an F-bomb beforehand and a long sigh afterwards.

Website that helps you plan for death finds success with millennials

Liz Eddy has lost track of how many times she’s told the story that led her to co-found Lantern, a website that helps people tackle the complex logistics of losing someone they love and also plan for their own deaths.

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