The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday March 10)

March 10, 2020

A look at today’s biggest headlines.

Live updates: More than 108,000 coronavirus cases worldwide – CNN

Medical workers outside Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University, where students have been place under quarantine, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced Sunday that they are both self-quarantining after coming into contact with an individual at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), who later tested positive for the virus.

Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

Starting today, you will notice that CNN is using the term pandemic to describe the current coronavirus outbreak. It is not a decision we take lightly. While we know it sounds alarming, it should not cause panic.

Oil crashes by most since 1991 as Saudi Arabia launches price war

Oil prices suffered an historic collapse overnight after Saudi Arabia shocked the market by launching a price war against onetime ally Russia.

CNN poll: Biden has double-digit lead over Sanders for Democratic nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a double-digit lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new CNN poll of Democratic voters nationwide conducted by SSRS shows.

Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker endorsed Joe Biden for president on Monday, the latest high-profile supporter to back the former vice president.

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

A preliminary 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California Sunday night, according to the US Geological Survey.

Harvey Weinstein injured in Rikers Island jail, his publicist says

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein fell sometime Sunday morning while at Rikers Island jail, his spokesperson Juda Englemayer told CNN.

Iowa girl regains eyesight after losing vision to flu

An Iowa girl who lost her vision after almost dying from the flu has regained her eyesight, her mother said.

Jack Dorsey will remain Twitter’s CEO after activist investor challenge

Jack Dorsey just survived a major threat to his leadership at Twitter.

Sudan PM survives assassination attempt

Sudan’s prime minister has survived an assassination attempt after his convoy was attacked in the capital, Khartoum. “I would like to assure the people of Sudan that I am safe and in good shape,” Abdalla Hamdok has tweeted. Mr Hamdok was appointed to head Sudan’s transitional government last August, a few months after the overthrow of long-time President Omar al-Bashir.

‘We were deported from the US to the wrong country’

Saren Idaho said he has no connection to Sierra Leone and had never been to the country until he was deported there from the US six months ago. “I know nobody here,” lamented the 55-year-old father of two. Looking unwell and struggling to walk, he sat down on a plastic chair in his sparsely furnished hotel room in the capital, Freetown.

Man Utd 2-0 Man City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is starting to prove doubters wrong

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been searching for a significant moment since being handed the job as Manchester United manager while basking in the afterglow of a caretaker’s honeymoon period. As he strolled down the touchline in an Old Trafford downpour at the conclusion of Manchester United’s first Premier League double over Manchester City since 2009-10, the first since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, this felt a little like it.

How the chip changed everything – BBC Reel

All our complex and connected modern electronics would be nothing without pure, white sand. Made On Earth – a new series by BBC Future and BBC World News – looks into the everyday items that have shaped global trade routes and left a lasting imprint in cultures around the world.

Africa Live: Africa updates – BBC News

The Kenyan government has opened a quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi, for suspected coronavirus cases. The facility at Mbagathi District Hospital has been opened in the wake of public concern about the country’s preparedness to deal with a possible outbreak of the new strain of the virus, which causes the respiratory disease Covid-19.

Twitter places ‘manipulated media’ warning on White House social media director’s Biden tweet

Twitter only implemented its new policy against manipulated media on Mar. 5, but it’s already been put to use. White House social media director Dan Scavino has become one of the first to be impacted by the new policy after a video of Joe Biden that he tweeted was tagged as manipulated media.

The best alternatives to Pornhub and Xvideos

Most of us are watching porn, whether or not we admit it. But aren’t you tired of (or maybe even troubled by) just doing the same old thing to get off online over and over again?

Major domain name bug allowed hackers to register malicious domains

Thanks to a bug at some of the internet’s largest domain registrars, bad actors were able to register malicious domains until just late last month. If I told you to click this on this URL, , and login for a great limited time deal over at Amazon, would you notice it wasn’t really Amazon’s domain name?

Quarantined Wuhan kids find brilliant way to get out of schoolwork

Kids are amazing. Even in, or perhaps especially in, difficult times. As the world frets over the novel coronavirus outbreak that’s killed thousands, children at the epidemic’s epicenter found a creative way to get out of doing schoolwork.

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