LONDON - Tributes from around the world began to pour in Wednesday for Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most famous scientists, who died age 76. Hawking, an intellectual giant who became an international symbol the power of the human mind, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. The celebrated British physicist probed the mysteries of the cosmos and helped to popularize science with books like "A Brief History of Time," an international bestseller.
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. - A special election for a U.S. House seat was too close to call late Tuesday as Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were separated by several hundred votes in a race that had become a test of President Donald Trump's political clout. With several thousand absentee and provisional ballots outstanding, Lamb earned 49.9 percent of votes cast and Saccone earned 49.5 percent, with 99.7 percent of precincts reporting. A recount is possible if the candidates are separated by 0.5 percentage points or less.
A piece of pointed, fossilized tooth, which once belonged to a massive shark known to have dwarfed even the great white, sat undisturbed in a remote, secret location in western Australia.
Shortly after 3-year-old Hannah Wesche arrived at her babysitter's house in southwestern Ohio, the preschooler fell unconscious, her sitter said. The caregiver, Lindsay Partin, told a 911 operator that young girl had seemed fine at drop-off. Now, however, the child was lying on her back, gasping for air, her eyes only half-open. "Hurry, she's bad," Partin told the emergency dispatcher last week, according to 911 audio obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Something's wrong." At that moment, on Thursday morning, it was unclear what had happened.
A few months ago, my friends - a colleague and her partner, who share my boyfriend's affinity for cute-goth Instagram illustrators and metal - moved to New York. We had planned to move there, too, but life has kept us in Boston for at least another year. Their move has left a void in our social lives. We have other friends, couples and singles alike, and we love them. However, the loss of our ride-or-die couple friends has been a hit we were not prepared for.
If there is a lesson to take away from the first two seasons of "The Crown," it is that no sane person would dare cross Queen Elizabeth II. Netflix seems to have learned this too late, however, as it was revealed on Tuesday that lead actress Claire Foy made less than co-star Matt Smith for her work on the show.
In the spring of 2016, longtime political operative Roger Stone had a phone conversation that would later seem prophetic, according to the person on the other end of the line. Stone, an informal adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, said he had learned from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that his organization had obtained emails that would torment senior Democrats such as John Podesta, then campaign chairman for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
For the third time in three months, a declassified Defense Department video shows U.S. Navy F-18 fighters seemingly encountering UFOs. "Oh my gosh, dude," said one pilot in the video of their F/A-18 Super Hornet military jet's 2015 encounter with the unusual object along the East Coast. The oval-shaped aircraft zipped with befuddling speed. "Wow! What is that, man?" said another.
Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone is in an increasing amount of trouble in the Russia investigation, it would seem. What's less clear is how much his trouble might ensnare President Donald Trump.
A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned over what he described as "false" and "misleading" statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE acting director Thomas Homan.