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Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died Wednesday. He was 76.<p>Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge.<p>The best-known theoretical physicist of his …

Physics

We visited the cult-favorite regional chain that wants to take over America with its massive, french fry-topped sandwich — here's the verdict

There are few things more American than eating a sandwich with a side of french fries and coleslaw.<p>But one of those things might be piling the fries and slaw directly on to the sandwich. And, the best place to do that is Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh — a small restaurant chain whose claim to fame is …

French Fries

The celebrities who chose to make a statement on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was celebrated with much uproar this year all across the globe, both on and off social media. Twitter and Instagram were …

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to iPhone and iPad

Epic Games is bringing its insanely popular <i>Fornight Battle Royale</i> to iPhone and iPad.<p>It will be exactly the same 100-player game you’ve been enjoying on consoles, with the same map and the same weapons — and it will support cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and PC. You can sign up to join …

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Suspended – Medium

Toys 'R' Us Is Considering Closing All of Its U.S. Stores Amid Bankruptcy

Toys “R” Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt …

Lawyers for California siblings allegedly held captive by parents share recovery details

The California parents accused of torturing and starving their 13 children will be in court Friday for a procedural hearing. For the first time, …

Siblings

'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon’s figure skating swan song then “America’s sweetheart” will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.<p>Figure Skating - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men Single free skating competition final - …

Adam Rippon

Melania and Donald Trump broke protocol in an unusual way — and it could add to speculation about the state of their marriage

Melania and Donald Trump broke from tradition after a New Yorker report published Friday detailed a former Playmate's account of an affair with the president in 2006.<p>The first lady eschewed the traditional walk with the president across the White House's South Lawn to Marine One on Friday, instead …

Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

A Kentucky teenager faces two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in charges stemming from a January 23 shooting at Marshall County High School, in Benton, Ky.<p>Gabriel Ross Parker, a 15-year-old sophmore, will be tried as an adult. His identity had been widely circulated, but it …

Kentucky

Climber dies after falling 700 feet on Oregon’s Mount Hood

U.S. News<p>Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program<p>00:44<p>A year later, alt-right recedes but still likes Trump<p>07:42<p>Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks to TODAY about her secret recordings, alleges there is audio of Trump saying N-word<p>11:29<p>Baltimore police …

Pacific Northwest

Logan Paul doesn’t deserve to be banned, says YouTube CEO

Taste is, apparently, not universal<p>What will it take for YouTube to ban Logan Paul?<p>That’s been the question on everyone’s mind. The notorious YouTuber, who faced worldwide backlash after uploading a video on Dec. 31 that featured the body of a man who had recently committed suicide, returned to …

Internet

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife taken to hospital after getting letter with white powder, police say

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a hospital in New York City today after opening a package at her home that contained an unknown white powder, …

Deaths of Billionaire Toronto Couple Were Homicides, Police Say

TORONTO — The mysterious double deaths of a billionaire generic drug magnate and his philanthropist wife grew stranger still on Friday.<p>Six weeks after the bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman were found hanging in the basement of their mansion, the Toronto Police confirmed what the couple’s friends …

Paris zoo evacuated after 52 baboons escape enclosure

Fifty-two baboons escaped on Friday from their enclosure at the Paris zoological park in Vincennes, on the southeastern outskirts of the French capital, according to reports.<p>The zoo has been evacuated, police have arrived and three marksmen armed with hypodermic guns are at the scene.<p>The latest …

France

Gucci will exclusively design Elton John’s farewell tour wardrobe

After 50 years in show business Elton John announced he is embarking upon a three-year farewell tour this fall with Gucci exclusively designing his onstage wardrobe.<p>The 70-year-old singer made the announcement from a special event Wednesday at Gotham Hall in New York where he performed "Tiny …

Music

11 billion items of plastic now lodged in coral reefs, scientists find

Plastic in the ocean is killing corals by drastically increasing their risk of becoming diseased, scientists have shown for the first time.<p>Researchers have calculated that there are now more than 11 billion items of plastic lodged in corals across the globe, raising the risk of deadly infections by …

Pollution

The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to midnight

Scientists moved the hands of the symbolic "Doomsday Clock" closer to midnight on Thursday amid increasing worries over nuclear weapons and climate change.<p>The clock is now two minutes to midnight. “Because of the extraordinary danger of the current moment, the Science and Security Board today moves …

Kentucky shooting suspect ordered held in juvenile court

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The 15-year-old accused of killing two classmates with a handgun in a school shooting that left 18 others bleeding and broken was …

Kentucky

Vegas Golden Knights ban adults from asking players for autographs

Only kids age 14 or younger will be allowed to ask for autographs under a new team policy.<p>The days of professional memorabilia collectors hanging near the Vegas Golden Knights’ arena trying to get autographs from players are already over.<p>The team announced a new policy Wednesday that restricts …

China mom pays dearly for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while …

For Pope Francis, Fake News Goes Back to the Garden of Eden

ROME — The serpent in the Garden of Eden hissed the first fake news to Eve and it all went downhill from there, Pope Francis wrote in a major document about the phenomenon of fake news released on Wednesday.<p>“We need to unmask what could be called the ‘snake-tactics’ used by those who disguise …

Mayon volcano in Philippines erupts

Philippines

Tsunami watch cancelled for Calif. after 7.9 magnitude quake in Alaska

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit just before 2 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday in the Gulf of Alaska and triggered a tsunami warning for the region, along with a tsunami watch for California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington and Oregon before the National Weather Service cancelled the watch.<p>…

Natural Disasters

Government Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan

The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Saturday as Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a bill to fund the …

From Tide Pod Challenge to Blue Whale: Teenagers risk their lives with these 5 risky online games

Tide Pod Challenge has become the most dangerous internet game to surface in 2018.<p>Teenage is the most vulnerable phase of life as this is the period …

Bird flies into cockpit, forces Delta flight to turn around

An unexpected stowaway forced a Delta flight to turn around late Saturday morning.<p>Delta flight 1943 from Detroit to Atlanta had to return to Detroit “shortly after takeoff” because a small sparrow had snuck into the cockpit, airport officials said.<p>The feathered culprit slipped on the plane during …

Gay people are better at sex, study finds

Gay men and lesbians are better at sex than straight people, new research has discovered.<p>The study analysed more than 2,000 LGB people as well as …

Sexuality