This illustration provided by the European Southern Observatory in May 2020 shows the orbits of the objects in the HR 6819 triple system. The group is made up of an inner binary with one star, orbit in blue, and a newly discovered black hole, orbit in red, as well as a third star in a wider orbit, blue. The team originally believed there were only two objects, the two stars, in the system. However, as they analysed their observations, they revealed a third, previously undiscovered body in HR 6819: a black hole, the closest ever found to Earth, about 1000 light years away. The black hole is invisible, but it makes its presence known by its gravitational pull, which forces the luminous inner star into an orbit. The objects in this inner pair have roughly the same mass and circular orbits. (L. Calçada/ESO via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 5:01 am
Meet your new but shy galactic neighbor: A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star. European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye. Of course, close is relative on the galactic scale...
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FILE -In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre left, kisses his partner Carrie Symonds at the Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester, England. Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their baby. Johnson″s office said Wednesday, April 29, 2020 that Symonds had given birth to a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning” and both mother and baby are doing well. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP, File)
May 02, 2020 - 7:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honor of their grandfathers and doctors who saved the U.K. leader’s life when he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page...
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A recent but undated photo of Dr. Amged El-Hawrani. El-Hawrani, a 55-year-old father of one died March 28 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, becoming one of the first frontline doctors in Britain's National Health Service to lose his life in the pandemic. (Photo via AP)
April 25, 2020 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — During a pandemic, heroes wear scrubs. Amged El-Hawrani was one of them, a doctor who went to work every day as the coronavirus took hold even though he might be exposed, risking his own life to treat patients at a hospital in central England. The 55-year-old died on March 28,...
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Hector Briseno grieves in front of the urn containing the ashes of his grandfather, Manuel Briseno Espino, 78, who died from complications due to COVID-19, in the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Due to social distancing restrictions, the seven family members from three generations who lived with him marked his passing with quiet prayers at home, unable to invite his many friends or other relatives, or to bury him in the cemetery plot with his late wife of 49 years, Consuelo Garcia Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
April 23, 2020 - 3:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of Manuel Briseño knows how they would have mourned the 78-year-old, who died Tuesday of the new coronavirus: a big funeral with the extended family, an extended mourning period and a burial at a Mexico City cemetery next to the grave of his wife of 49 years, Consuelo...
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FILE - In this Jan 21, 2018 file photo, Goldie Hawn, left, and her daughter Kate Hudson arrive at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine for the first time in its 30-year history. Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of People’s “Beautiful Issue,” which will be released Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 21, 2020 - 5:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine’s 30th anniversary “Beauty Issue.” Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of the issue, which will be released Friday. It’s the first time three generations will...
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This April 9, 2020, photo released by Kara Illig shows her son, Eli Illig, 10, on his computer in Ebensburg, Pa. The frustration of parents is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of total distance learning, and some say it will be their last. (Kara Illig via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 1:19 pm
Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2008, file photo, Del Martin, left, places a ring on her partner Phyllis Lyon, right, during their wedding ceremony officiated by then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, center, at City Hall in San Francisco. Pioneering gay rights activist Lyon, who was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so, has died at her San Francisco home. Lyon died at age 95 of natural causes Thursday, April 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 09, 2020 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her San Francisco home. She was 95. Lyon lived life with “joy and wonder,” said Kate Kendell, a friend...
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People buy flowers from a sidewalk flower stand on the first day of Passover, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 08, 2020 - 6:33 pm
Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague. The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the...
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This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump" by Mary Jordan. Jordan’s unauthorized biography of first lady Melania Trump comes out June 16. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
April 08, 2020 - 6:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post has written an unauthorized biography of first lady Melania Trump. Mary Jordan's “The Art of Her Deal,” which draws upon more than 100 interviews, comes out June 16. "The picture is one of a woman who is savvy, steely,...
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish men wears a face mask as children burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Jerusalem authorities have said they will gather the bread and burn it in a big bonfire in one location to avoid large gatherings. But, some in the Mea Shearim neighborhood shunned the orders. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 08, 2020 - 5:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 people for the holiday’s main event, the festive meal known as the Seder. But like most Israelis, Sheetrit and her husband will be stuck at home this year —...
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