The Top Stories on The Internet Today (Tuesday May 12)

May 12, 2020

A quick look at some of the biggest headlines in the world today.

The future of tourism in the coronavirus era: Asia may hold answers to what’s ahead

It’s a sunny day on Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) – Bangkok’s most famous tourist street, and shopkeeper Cletana Thangworachai is open for business. Her Khao San Road shop is crowded with shiny magnets, brightly colored elephant key rings and the patterned cotton pants that have become an unofficial uniform for backpackers in Southeast Asia.

Georgia attorney general requests DOJ investigation into the handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case

Georgia’s attorney general has requested that the US Department of Justice conduct an investigation into the handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case.

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died due to natural causes, his son, actor Ben Stiller said in a tweet. He was 92.

Boris Johnson calls on UK to go back to work in plan to ease lockdown

Boris Johnson called on people across the UK on Sunday to return to work if they cannot do so from home, as the Prime Minister laid out his vision for gradually restarting the economy.

Bono celebrates 60th birthday by sharing playlist of 60 songs that saved his life

Millions of fans turned their attention to Bono on Sunday as they helped wish him a happy 60th birthday, but the U2 frontman took the day to thank the 60 artists who made him the musician he is today by releasing a playlist of “60 Songs That Saved My Life.”

Remains of 25 people found in mass grave in Mexico’s Jalisco state

Law enforcement in Mexico’s Jalisco state discovered a mass grave with the bodies of at least 25 unidentified people, the prosecutor’s office in that state said.

The evolutionary reason why everybody gossips

Social scientists have found that everyone is hardwired to pay attention to gossip, and to participate in it. In fact, it’s an evolutionary adaptation — it’s become human nature to spill the tea.

Why does Bollywood use the offensive practice of brownface in movies?

Bollywood may be best known for its glamorous casts, glitzy costumes and energetic dance routines. But it also has a far less flattering reputation — for promoting the offensive practice of brownface. “It’s actually racism,” said award-winning film director Neeraj Ghaywan. “Let’s not mince our words.”

W Motors is set to open the first hypercar factory in the Middle East

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. In 2015, W Motors achieved global prominence when cinema audiences watched Vin Diesel drive a cherry-red sports car through the windows of a skyscraper in the seventh installment of “The Fast Saga.”

As COVID-19 Deaths Near 80,000, Trump Touts His Private Golf Business

Donald Trump used his mighty Twitter platform to drum up business for his golf course in Los Angeles on Sunday. U.S. deaths from COVID-19 inched closer 80,000, but the president didn’t tweet about that. So great to see our Country starting to open up again! – Donald J.

Atlanta Mayor On Ahmaud Arbery Killing: White House Rhetoric Emboldens Racists

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Sunday described the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery as a lynching and characterized rhetoric from the White House as emboldening people with racist beliefs. Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man, was jogging through a Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood on Feb. 23 when he was shot and killed.

Iranian Warship Hits Another With Missile During Training Accident, Killing 19 Sailors

DUBAI, May 11 (Reuters) – One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Monday. The incident took place during training in the Gulf of Oman, a sensitive waterway that connects to the Strait of Hormuz through which about a fifth of the world’s oil passes.

Here’s Why The Coronavirus Death Toll Is Likely Underreported

President Donald Trump thinks the coronavirus death toll figures are being inflated, with officials around him nodding in agreement, Axios reported this week. The outlet suggested he may soon launch a sustained public attack on the numbers as the 2020 election nears.

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump gives a virtual graduation speech on ‘SNL’

What would Donald Trump say to the class of 2020 in a virtual graduation speech? Saturday Night Live has some thoughts. The sketch opens with Kate McKinnon, principal of a school called Mary Magdalene by the Expressway, welcoming students to the school’s virtual graduation.

Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla HQ somewhere less concerned with worker safety

Elon Musk is sick and tired of all these rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and you’d better believe the innovator is going to do something about it. Specifically, that something would be threatening to move Tesla headquarters somewhere like Texas. Or maybe Nevada.

Elon Musk gets his way: Tesla factory partially reopens

After CEO Elon Musk threw a temper tantrum over coronavirus restrictions, Tesla told workers its California factory is back in business. The company said its Bay Area factory would resume operations on Friday with 30 percent of the usual workforce per shift, according to an HR email obtained by CNBC.

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog warns Singapore parkgoers not to get too close

In a startling turn for a robot that has long haunted your dreams, Boston Dynamics’ Spot has been tasked to encourage healthy behavior. According to the Straits Times , the robot “dog” has been assigned to patrol the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park in Singapore with the express purpose of encouraging social distancing.

Coronavirus cases would dwindle if 80% of Americans wore masks, says study

Americans have been receiving contradictory information about the coronavirus pandemic, so much so that it’s become a joke. One example is face masks: In March, the World Health Organization advised people to not wear masks if they aren’t sick or caretakers of the sick.

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