The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday July 22)

July 22, 2020

Here are some of today’s biggest headlines from select sources.

EU leaders agree on landmark economic stimulus plan

After almost five days of fraught discussions, European Union leaders have agreed on an unprecedented plan to fund Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

‘Things could get very ugly’: Experts fear post-election crisis as Trump sets the stage to dispute the results in November

Voting experts and political strategists from across the political spectrum are increasingly alarmed about the potential for a disputed presidential election in November, one in which one candidate openly questions the legitimacy of the results or even refuses to concede.

Luxury homes in Australia are falling into the ocean

In a coastal neighborhood in Australia’s New South Wales state, luxury beachfront homes are in danger of collapsing into the ocean.

UK suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty and extends China arms embargo to the city

The UK will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong “immediately and indefinitely” due to the controversial national security law implemented in the city by mainland China.

Why North Korea, yet to report a single Covid-19 case, is working on a vaccine

North Korea says it is joining the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, a global contest that has already drafted in some of the world’s best medical minds and is shaping up to cost billions of dollars.

Body found in Minneapolis building burned during George Floyd protests

Minneapolis police said officers found the body of a man in a building burned down during the protests over the death of George Floyd in May.

CBS reporter Nina Kapur, 26, dies after rental moped accident in New York

Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old reporter in New York City, died after she fell from a moped that had been rented from Revel, a popular moped sharing service.

The AN-225: How the Cold War created the world’s largest airplane

(CNN) – The first powered plane flight, performed by the Wright Brothers over the windswept beach of North Carolina’s Kitty Hawk in 1903, covered 120 feet. That historic flight would fit entirely in the cargo hold of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, the world’s biggest fully operational plane.

Scientists trace back strange behavior in South Atlantic magnetic field 11 million years

Strange behavior in a South Atlantic magnetic field can be traced back as far as 11 million years ago, and it’s unlikely to be linked to any impending reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field, researchers have found.

Keanu Reeves is writing comic books — the first issue is out in October

The Hollywood action man has teamed up with New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Matt Kindt to produce a 12-issue action series, “BRZRKR.”

Kim Kardashian ‘orders Kanye West to drop his presidential campaign’

Kanye West went on a Twitter rant Monday night, posted a flurry of messages before deleting some later He wrote that wife Kim Kardashian had tried to fly to their ranch in Wyoming to ‘lock him up’ with a doctor He also urged Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, to call him,

Clinton says Trump commuted Stone to help Russian election meddling

Hillary Clinton appeared on Joy Reid’s inaugural The ReidOut show on MSNBC Monday night The host asked her to respond to Donald Trump commuting Roger Stone’s three-year sentence this month for lying to operatives and witness tampering ‘It’s clear that Stone threatened him privately and publicly of what he would

Joe Biden says he is vetting FOUR black women as his VP pick

Joe Biden shed a little more light on his vice presidential selection process during a Monday night interview on MSNBC’s ‘The ReidOut’ ‘I am not committed to naming anyone but the people I’ve named, among them there are four black women,’ the presumptive Democratic nominee revealed Host Joy Reid had

Bombshell lawsuit accuses ex-Fox News anchor Ed Henry of rape

The federal suit was filed Monday in New York by Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer at Fox Business, and Cathy Areu Henry was fired by Fox News on July 1 after an unnamed employee accused him of sexual misconduct Eckhart claims Henry raped her in 2017 after trying to

Donald Trump FINALLY publicly tells people to wear a mask

President Trump tweeted Monday in support of mask-wearing, which he suggested was patriotic ‘Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance,’ Trump wrote He added, ‘There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!’

Red rash-like splotches in the MOUTH may be new symptom of coronavirus

Researchers examined 21 patients at a hospital in Madrid, Spain, who had skin rashes and a confirmed cases of coronavirus One-third of the patients had enanthem, which are rash-like lesions that usually form in the mouth All the patients with the rash-like splotches were between ages 40 and 69 and four of the six were female Mouth lesions and spots on the palate may be a new symptom of the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests.

The 20 best space movies you can launch right now

Although Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson would like to tell you otherwise, the vast majority of humans will never go anywhere near space. But that doesn’t mean we can’t experience it vicariously.

Anti-mask Facebook group suspended for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Facebook is, by and large, a wretched hive of misinformation and villainy. Fortunately, it’s just a tiny bit less scummy now, with the site having suspended one of its largest anti-mask groups. The Verge reports that Facebook group Unmasking America! has been removed for spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

TV news reporter dies after being ejected from Revel scooter

A local news reporter died after being thrown off an electric moped scooter in New York City. The moped was a rental from the scooter-sharing service Revel. According to a police spokesperson who spoke to , CBS 2 New York television reporter Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on the back of a Revel scooter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday.

This website lets you see how conspiracy theorists fall down the YouTube rabbit hole

Ever wonder how your dear Aunt Karen got radicalized into believing the bizarre conspiracy theories she shares on social media? What about your apolitical college buddy who suddenly can’t seem to stop complaining about social justice and “cancel culture”? Well, there’s a good chance they fell down the YouTube rabbit hole .

Twitter shut down a Trump retweet thanks to Linkin Park

Let’s say this all together now, internet: Thank you, Linkin Park. A cease and desist letter from the band’s management team led to Twitter shutting down a video that Donald Trump shared (h/t Reuters). The campaign-style video, which reportedly featured Tommee Profitt’s cover of the band’s 2002 song “In the End,” was originally posted in a tweet from White House social media guy Dan Scavino.

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