Tennis legend Martina Navratilova says the BBC paid John McEnroe 10 times what she was paid for their work as commentators during Wimbledon.
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Stephen Hawking may have passed away last week, but he left behind a final scientific groundwork that could lead the way to the discovery of parallel universes, according to reports.
Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog submitted the most recent draft of their paper on March 4, just 10 days before Hawking died Wednesday at 76 years old.
“A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?” was first submitted in July 2017 and can be found in Cornell University’s online distribution system for research papers, arxiv.org. It is being considered for publication by a "leading journal," according to the U.K. Times.
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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova slammed the BBC as an "old boys' network" as she alleged that John McEnroe was paid at least 10 times more than she was for commenting at the Wimbledon tournament, NBC News reported.
"It was a shock because John McEnroe makes at least 150,000 pounds — I get about 15,000 pounds for Wimbledon," Navratilova said according to an excerpt of an interview with the BBC's "Panorama" program set to air later Monday. "Unless John McEnroe's doing a whole bunch of stuff outside of Wimbledon, he's getting at least 10 times as much money, than I am, for very comparable work."
McEnroe's 150,000-199,999 pound ($209,000-$279,000) pay for two weeks covering Wimbeldon was disclosed in July, when the BBC first published its list of top-paid on-air talent.
But the BBC defended what it paid McEnroe, saying in an emailed statement that the commentators' work is "simply not comparable" and that Navratilova was on air 10 times for the BBC during last year's Wimbledon and that she was allowed to seek out paid appearances with other broadcasters in the country.
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Liberal Democrats have used language like "horrible," "shameful" and "one of the worst" to describe one of their own members of Congress, the moderate, anti-abortion Rep. Dan Lipinski, NBC News reported.
The suburban Chicago Democrat is facing a challenge in Tuesday's congressional primary from Marie Newman, a nonprofit executive who has lined up endorsements from Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org, Indivisible, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and well-known former advisers to Barack Obama, among others.
Democratic centrists, including the Blue Dog Coalition, support Lipinski.
"I've done 25 or 30 races over the years, and I've never seen a party turn away from a lawmaker like this," Thom Serafin, a former Democratic consultant who is now an independent political analyst, told NBC News.
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Several mayors from across the country -- including Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. -- have joined a coalition to find solutions to the lack of affordable housing in their cities.
Fourteen mayors and CEOs have joined the Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment coalition. Part of their goal is to form public-private partnerships to ensure the federal government continues to fund federal housing and homeless assistance.
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated that on any given night, 553,742 people are experiencing homelessness in the United States. Nearly one-third of these people were in an unsheltered location while experiencing homelessness — a 9 percent increase from 2016.
Idaho dog owner says he spent a frustrating weekend trying to track down two puppies put on the wrong plane by Delta Airlines.
Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.
Britain is due to leave the European Union at the end of March 2019, but Brexit talks must be concluded by this fall to leave national parliaments in the bloc time to ratify any deal.
"We have travelled a large section of the path toward an orderly withdrawal," EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters in Brussels. He said that negotiators, working day and night recently, had agreed on "a large part of what would constitute" the draft legal treaty governing Britain's departure.
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An FDNY firefighter who helped hundreds of people escape Lower Manhattan when he was a ferry boat captain on Sept. 11, 2001, died of a related illness, officials said.
Marine Pilot Thomas Phelan of FDNY Marine Company 9 died Friday, according to officials.
Phelan joined the FDNY in 2003, less than two years after he evacuated scores of people during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.
They have good reason to be on guard: Two years ago, Illinois was the lone state known to have its state election system breached in a hacking effort that ultimately targeted 21 states. Hackers believe to be connected to Russia penetrated the state's voter rolls, viewing data on some 76,000 Illinois voters, although there is no indication any information was changed.
Despite growing prosperity in many parts of the city, the number of District residents who reported trouble meeting their basic need to stay warm at home climbed steadily over the past five years, city records show. In 2013, members of 72 households told the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) that their landlords failed to provide adequate heat. In 2017, that number more than quadrupled, at 305 households. A housing lawyer and a neighborhood leader said they suspect that many more cases go unreported.
Residents of Ward 7 and Ward 8, the poorest parts of the city, were more than eight times more likely than residents of Ward 2 and Ward 3, the richest parts of the city, to report having inadequate heat at home last year.
In apartments where critics say landlords break rules that the city fails to enforce, families shiver.
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Animal activists held a "dog-in" at LaGuardia Airport on Sunday to protest the death of a puppy who was stowed in an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight.
A 10-month-old French bulldog named Kokito died on the 4-hour, 25-minute flight from Houston to LaGuardia Airport on March 12. A flight attendant insisted the family put Kokito's carrier in an overhead bin, despite the family's insistence that a dog was inside it.
The airline said the flight attendant either didn't hear or understand them.
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Democrats have a 10-point advantage over Republicans when registered voters were asked this month who they want controlling Congress, NBC News reported.
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that congressional preference in the 2018 midterm elections was 50 percent for Democrats and 40 percent for Republicans. The difference is four points higher than in January's poll, though the change is within the margin of error.
The poll also found that President Donald Trump's job approval rating ticked up four points since the last poll to 43 percent, while 53 percent of adults disapprove of the president's handling of the job.
"Trumpism may well help Donald Trump in his 2020 election, but the buck stops there — which is a flashing red light for Republicans in 2017 or 2018," said Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the poll with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
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Hillary Clinton says she meant no disrespect when she said some women voters are more swayed by men.
Clinton took to Facebook on Saturday to explain comments she made during an interview in India last week when she said: Democrats "do not do well with white men, and we don't do well with married, white women. And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."
The Democrat wrote that as much as she hates the possibility, "it's not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance— even within the same household."
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A Saint Joseph’s University rugby player has gone missing during a team trip to the island of Bermuda.
Mark Dombroski, 19, was last seen at The Dog House bar around 1 a.m. Sunday, the Bermuda Police Service said. The 6-foot-tall student was wearing khaki pants, a green T-shirt and black shoes, police said.
On Monday, his mother pleaded for help from the local community to find him.
“We dearly love our son, we cherish our son,” Lisa Dombroski said.
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A tense protest took place Sunday outside a coffee shop in Oakland that has refused to serve police officers.
A group known for organizing pro-Trump rallies in Berkeley and confronted Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf about her decision to warn the public about ICE raids earlier this month showed up Sunday at Hasta Muerte Coffee, which will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. The shop is an employee-owned co-op.
Coffee shop customers and protesters clashed, and police responded to the scene to help de-ecscalate the tension. It was not clear whether there were any arrests.