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Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

 

What to know about ALS, the disease that affected scientist Stephen Hawking

Daily World News Top Stories business politics One of the world’s most well-known physicists, Stephen Hawking, became famous for his efforts to explain black holes, the nature of time and the origins of the universe during his long career at Cambridge University. He was also a symbol of triumph over physical adversity, since he did this work while also fighting a debilitating disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, that attacked his muscle function and ultimately left him confined to a wheelchair, with little independent movement. According to his officialRead More


Lowe’s to end sponsorship of 7-time NASCAR champion Johnson

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Lowe’s, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced Wednesday that it will not sponsor seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson after this season, an ominous sign for the nation’s top racing series. For Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports, it means the best NASCAR driver of his generation has a blank slate of “inventory” for the first time in nearly two decades. “Jimmie is one of the greatest champions and ambassadors in all of sports and still at the top of his game,” teamRead More


Larry Kudlow to become Trump’s next chief economic adviser

Daily World News Top Stories business politics President Donald Trump has picked conservative economic commentator and former Reagan official Larry Kudlow to lead the National Economic Council, the White House confirmed Wednesday. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president extended the offer directly to Kudlow and that he has accepted the role. “Larry Kudlow was offered, and accepted, the position of Assistant toRead More


Man charged with wife’s death after he allegedly confesses to priest Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Transcript for Man charged with wife’s death after he allegedly confesses to priest Next tonight here, the husband, the confession and the priest who then helped in his capture. A newly wed husband accused of shooting and killing his wife. He told the local priest, who then told police. Here’s ABC’s Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, 44-year-old John grazioli charged with criminal homicide after police say he made the ultimate confession. Police say they got a tip about a suicidal man, searched this homeRead More


Promises turn into paydays as NFL business year begins

Daily World News Top Stories business politics All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL’s business year began. Of course, teams needed to clear salary cap space or rejigger their ledgers to make it work, and they’ll still be doing so for months. While the likes of Drew Brees, Malcolm Butler and Andrew Norwell cashed in bigtime, having reached agreements in the past two days before everything became official, some value entered the marketplace. Arizona released safety Tyrann Mathieu when itRead More


Two designers leading the pack to design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress: See their lookbooks

Daily World News Top Stories business politics With Meghan Markle‘s wedding to Prince Harry just two months away, the question of who will design Markle’s wedding gown remains a hot topic among royal watchers and the fashion industry alike. Jack Hill/Pool Photo via APMeghan Markle meets well-wishers in the Dean’s yard, after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, March 12, 2018. Designers Roland Mouret and Ralph & Russo’s Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, have emerged as the most talked-about contenders for the dream job of designing Markle’s gown.Read More


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with $700m fraud

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes The founder of a US start-up that promised to revolutionise blood testing has agreed to settle charges that she raised over $700m (£500m) fraudulently. The Securities and Exchange Commission, a top US financial regulator, said Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos deceived investors about the firm’s technology. The agency also said the firm had falsely claimed its products had been used by the US army in Afghanistan. Ms Holmes will lose control of the firmRead More


Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as “undeclared intelligence officers”. The UK later told the UN Security Council that Russia had used “a weapon so horrific that itRead More


Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Stephen Hawking was both one of the world’s most famous scientists and most famous disabled people. His life was a juxtaposition of sparkling intellect and failing body. Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease when he was 22. The nerves that controlled his muscles were failing and he became trapped in his body, but his mind was still free. He reached the height of his field while being wheelchair-bound and communicating through a syntheticRead More


Judge blocks Ohio ban on abortions due to Down syndrome

Daily World News Top Stories business politics A state law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome was placed on hold by a federal judge on Wednesday. Judge Timothy Black said the law’s opponents are “highly likely” to succeed in arguing the law is unconstitutional because “federal law is crystal clear” that a state can’t limit a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy before viability. His ruling means the law won’t take effect next week, as scheduled, while the litigation proceeds. A legal directorRead More