Nick Ritchie scores in 11th round of SO, Ducks beat Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nick Ritchie scored in the 11th round of the shootout and John Gibson stopped seven straight shots in the Anaheim Ducks‘ 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. After the teams combined for 13 straight misses, Ritchie beat Devan Dubnyk. Ryan Getzlaff and Ondrej Kase also scored for Anaheim in the shootout. Gibson made 36 saves through overtime to help the Ducks move into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card slot in the Western Conference. Kase and Corey Perry scored in regulation for the Ducks, 4-1-1 in their past six. Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored in regulation for Minnesota, Nino Niederreiter… Read More

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Swiss skier’s father biked 10,000 miles to watch his son in Olympics

BOKWANG, South Korea—Every Olympic dream runs on hard work and sacrifice, not just by the Olympians but by their families. But it’ll be tough to top the work that Swiss free skier Mischa Gasser’s father put in to see his son in the Olympics: biking for over a year, for 17,000 kilometers (more than 10,500 miles), from Switzerland to South Korea. Once again: biking. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Brassard has goal, 2 assists to lead Senators past Rangers

OTTAWA — Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists as the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. Matt Duchene and Mark Stone both added a goal and an assist for Ottawa (21-27-9), which has won two straight games. Craig Anderson also stopped 35 shots while Johnny Oduya, Magnus Paajarvi and Thomas Chabot also scored. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on 27 shots and was replaced by Brandon Halverson with 13 minutes to play in the game. Halverson stopped five of the six shots he faced. It was Chabot’s wraparound goal off Nick Holden’s skate at 7:27 of the third which put Ottawa… Read More

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Facebook will mail out postcards to verify US election advertisers

Facebook plans to mail out verification postcards through the US postal service to anyone purchasing ads related to US elections, according to Reuters. The postcards will contain a special code that advertisers must provide back to Facebook to prove they’re in the United States. This new verification system will be required for all advertising that mentions a specific candidate running for a federal office — such as the presidency. It will be implemented in time for the mid-term elections this coming November. “If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are… Read More

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Smuin’s diverse dance program comes to town

Smuin Ballet has always been known for presenting eclectic and inventive programs. That’s definitely the case with its current “Dance Series 01,” which comes to Mountain View Center for the Arts Feb. 22-25. It’s a diverse combination of works. “I like to think of it as three independent short stories that are on one program,” said Smuin artistic director Celia Fushille. The program’s one connective thread is appropriate for Valentine’s month. “Each of the ballets has a reflection on love and relationships,” Fushille said, “but I love that they also showcase the dancers’ extraordinary abilities to master so many distinctive styles.” “Serenade for Strings” opens the program. It employs the… Read More

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‘Phenomenal’ new X-rays of a Picasso painting reveal images the artist buried in one of his major works

Pablo Picasso painted “La Miséreuse accroupie” — “The Crouching Beggar” — in 1902. X-rays of the oil painting taken in 1992 revealed a hidden landscape. However, new super-resolution X-ray scans of the artwork show how Picasso changed his mind and painted over his own work, too. One of the images Picasso covered up eventually became a new painting. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso went through great pains with many of his famous 20th-century works, and few are more well-known than those he made during his depressive “blue period,” which ranged from about 1901 through 1904. However, a new scientific analysis of a major yet somber blue-green Picasso painting, titled “La Miséreuse… Read More

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Man dies, wife treated at hospital following Richfield house fire

RICHFIELD — An elderly man died early Saturday morning in a house fire and his wife was treated at a hospital, Sevier County authorities said. Owen Kay Reynolds, 85, was unable to escape a fire in his home near 2330 East and 1700 North just outside Richfield, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office said. The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. Arriving firefighters “had to fight active flames before they could get to the bedroom and locate (Reynolds) and bring him out,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Reynolds was taken to Sevier Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. His wife, 61-year-old Linda Reynolds, was able… Read More

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Melania Trump breaks precedent again, doesn’t walk to Marine One with the president

In an unprecedented move Friday, First Lady Melania Trump went against tradition and traveled to Marine One without her husband. While it is protocol for the first couple to walk across the White House South Lawn together, before the Trumps headed to Parkland, Florida to meet with victims of the mass shooting there, CNN reported that Melania drove to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland separately ahead of her husband The move comes after new allegations that Trump had an affair with former Playboy Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal. The first lady did accompany her husband when he visited the mass shooting victims, and her communications director told PEOPLE… Read More

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Celebrity Big Brother’s Shannon Elizabeth Says Omarosa Is ‘Playing a Character’ on TV

Shannon Elizabeth was poised to win Celebrity Big Brother — that is, until her game got too good. As a self described super fan of the show, the American Pie actress knew how to strategize and what’d it take to win challenges. But after winning the first two competitions of the series, she had a huge target on her back and the members of her alliance turned on her. On Friday night, the houseguests decided to evict Elizabeth in a near unanimous vote. Elizabeth gave a behind-the-scenes look at her eviction to PEOPLE, in which she says she was “backstabbed,” and what she really thought about controversial contestant Omarosa Manigault… Read More

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