Stephen Hawking, according to Stephen Hawking, is not in heaven or with God, neither of which he believed in. His consciousness has not reunited with any kind of divine force behind the universe, the late theoretical physicist and cosmologist would say. If there was ever anything before the universe and its physical laws - God or otherwise - Hawking didn't particularly care, because there was no way to study it.
Commentator and author Ralph Peters isn't just closing the door on his career at Fox News Channel. He's slamming it right off the hinges. In a blistering goodbye email, Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who commented on military affairs, called Fox "a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration." He described President Donald Trump as being "terrified" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of agricultural equipment, is concerned that rising trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect sales of its signature green-and-yellow tractors and combines. While U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum will have a financial impact on the company, Deere is "much more worried" about possible trade retaliation targeting American agricultural products, Chief Executive Officer Sam Allen said.
For decades, actor Steven Seagal has cultivated numerous images: the macho star of dozens of action movies, a martial arts expert turned vigilante cop, a would-be blues musician and an alleged Tibetan Buddhist guru leading New Age retreats. In recent months, however, Seagal is facing scrutiny for an entirely different reason: as a Hollywood figure accused by multiple people of sexual misconduct.
WASHINGTON - Betsy DeVos said something somewhat astounding Tuesday for a U.S. education secretary. DeVos testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill and was challenged on her 2019 budget proposal - with not only Democrats but Republicans opposed to some key provisions. They also challenged her on comments she made during a recent tough "60 Minutes" interview. DeVos testified for more than two hours about a range of subjects, including:
The officer who fired at a student gunman at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning is Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a 34-year-old St. Mary's County sheriff's deputy with SWAT training who regularly provided security at the school.
BUENOS AIRES - The U.S. treasury secretary told global finance ministers Tuesday, March 20, that the Trump administration would press ahead with a range of trade restrictions on numerous U.S. allies, rebuffing calls to scale back the White House's protectionist agenda despite intensifying resistance and threats of retaliation.
Amazon.com has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys "R" Us Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation. The online giant isn't interested in maintaining the Toys "R" Us brand, but has considered using the soon-to-be-vacant spaces for its own purposes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
A New York judge said Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump related to an allegation that he sexually harassed a former "Apprentice" contestant may go forward.
A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The officer and gunman exchanged fire in a hallway, authorities said. They said the gunman was mortally wounded, but it was not clear if he was shot by the officer or hit by his own round at the school 70 miles south of Washington, D.C.