The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 8)

September 8, 2020

Here’s a look at some of the biggest headlines today.

Analysis: Trump faces new character tests as campaign enters final stretch

Maybe the biggest surprise about allegations President Donald Trump uttered rude dismissals of American war dead was how unsurprising it really was.

‘He’s going to be the bad guy the rest of his career,’ says McEnroe of Djokovic

Novak Djokovic hitting a line judge with a ball has become one of the enduring images of an already bizarre season of tennis.

China launches and recovers reusable spacecraft: report

China has launched and recovered a reusable spacecraft, an important step in the country’s space program, state media reported Sunday.

The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief says his story about Trump calling vets ‘losers’ is just the beginning

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, said his magazine’s story about Trump calling Americans who died in battle “losers” and “suckers,” was just the tip of the iceberg.

Poker legend Mike Sexton dies at 72

Beloved poker commentator and champion Mike Sexton, nicknamed the “Ambassador of Poker” for his lifelong promotion of the game, has died at 72.

US sanction threat wipes 23% off the value of China’s biggest chipmaker

Shares in SMIC plummeted 23% in Hong Kong on Monday, following reports that the US is weighing adding China’s largest chipmaker to a US trade blacklist.

LA County records highest-ever temperature

Los Angeles County recorded its highest-ever temperature Sunday as the weekend heat fanned wildfires across California and put additional strain on the state’s power network.

An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

(CNN) – There could be a supersonic Air Force One prototype airplane as early as 2025, with the US Air Force getting busy awarding development contracts. California start-up Exosonic is working on a low-boom supersonic Mach 1.8 twinjet which caught the eye of the US Air Force’s Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate (PE).

Long-awaited Celera 500L ‘bullet’ plane is finally revealed

(CNN) – The whispers started three years ago. A mysterious bullet-shaped plane was spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville in April 2017. Its unusual design prompted immediate speculation, with military website The War Zone being the first to report that the aircraft was the work of California-based Otto Aviation — and that development was very much under wraps.

Ansu Fati becomes Spain’s youngest ever scorer

Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score for Spain during his country’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.

‘Tenet’ finally hits US theaters with $20.2 million opening

After multiple delays and an international release, “Tenet” finally opened in the United States this weekend.

South Africa’s Clicks beauty stores raided after ‘racist’ hair advert

“According to information that we have gathered, around 1am a group of men came and threw a petrol bomb at the shop. However, only a few glass [panes] were cracked but the shop itself is safe, nothing was damaged in the shop,” said the province’s police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi.

‘The world could look more like 1900 again’

The former head of the World Bank has warned the world could look like it did in 1900 if countries don’t work together to tackle the current crisis. Robert Zoellick pointed to the rift between the US and China as a serious threat to the global economic recovery.

Drive-ins: A new way to watch live performances

When Annilese Miskimmon got the job as the new artistic director of the English National Opera, her remit was to broaden opera’s appeal and come up with new ways for audiences to experience it. She just never expected she’d have to do it quite so quickly.

Top German Official Rips Trump’s Call To Vote Twice: ‘Unscrupulous’ And ‘Disturbing’

A top German official on Sunday attacked Donald’s Trump ‘s “unscrupulous” and “disturbing” call to Americans to vote twice, calling it an effort to undermine the U.S. presidential election in the event of Trump’s defeat. “We owe an incredible number of things to the United States and the country remains one of our closest partners.

CNN Doc Has Grim Reality Check On How Long It’ll Take To Vaccinate Everyone

President Donald Trump has made a number of optimistic claims about a potential coronavirus vaccine, even suggesting one might be approved before the Nov. 3 election. But CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner says not only is the timeline unrealistic ― but that vaccinating much of America could take years.

Instagram Beauty Star Ethan Is Supreme, AKA Ethan Peters, Dies At 17

Beauty blogger Ethan Is Supreme, a makeup artist and influencer who had more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, has died at age 17. His father, Gerald Peters, found his body and said he believes his son died of a drug overdose, but no official determination had been announced.

Terrifying images of California’s wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames

As the heat wave in California continued over the weekend, and the National Weather Service issued critical warnings, firefighters have been battling intense wildfires across the area. Five counties – Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernadino, and San Diego – were all declared in a state of emergency by Gov.

Netflix drops ‘My Octopus Teacher’ trailer, and it’s exactly what it sounds like

My Octopus Teacher might sound like the title of an arthouse film, but it isn’t – it’s actually a new Netflix documentary about a man who “forges an unusual relationship with an octopus” which shares with him “the mysteries of her world.”

‘Tenet’ had a normal Labor Day box office, which is great news for COVID-19

People, please. Stop going to the movies! After multiple delays, Tenet finally hit U.S. theaters on Sept. 4, just a week after the movie’s international opening on Aug. 28. Through Sunday of this three-day weekend, it’s earned an estimated $20.2 million at the U.S. box office.

LG’s rotating phone is officially named the LG Wing

After month of rumors and speculation, the new LG swivel-screened phone has an official name: The LG Wing. The Wing moniker was previously used as a codename for the device, in reference to the phone’s dual panels, one of which will swivel out for use as a secondary screen.

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ is now the most commented-on music video in YouTube history

BTS’ new English-language bop “Dynamite” smashed a YouTube record last week, gaining the most views within 24 hours of any music video in the site’s history. Now the Bangtan Boys have reached yet another milestone, with the pastel-colored clip becoming YouTube’s most commented on music video ever.

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