ST. LOUIS (AP) — There was no storybook ending for St. Louis native Pat Maroon in his return home Tuesday night. Oskar Sundqvist and David Perron scored to lead the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, spoiling Maroon’s much-anticipated return after helping his hometown team to a Stanley Cup title last season. Maroon made his first trip back to St. Louis since signing a one-year contract with the Lightning in the offseason. He scored the game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 against Dallas in the second round of the 2019 playoffs to send the Blues to the Western Conference final for the second time in four years. Before the opening faceoff, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong presented Maroon with his championship ring on the ice with former teammate Vladimir Taraskeno, who is out with an injury, alongside as well. Maroon received a standing ovation and as he waved to the crowd, the fans responded with thunderous cheers. "It was really nice of … [Read more...] about Blues beat Lightning 3-1 to spoil Maroon’s homecoming
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Story highlights Unexplained phenomenon may be closer to being solved Radio signal traced to a tiny galaxy billions of light-years away (CNN)A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away. Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the origin of one such signal as a dwarf galaxy in the pentagon-shaped constellation Auriga. Photos: Wonders of the universe Photos: Wonders of the universe Gamma-ray bursts are shown in this artist's illustration. They can be triggered by the collision or neutron stars or the explosion of a super massive star, collapsing into a black hole. Hide Caption 1 of 149 Photos: Wonders of the universe Two gaseous clouds resembling peacocks have been found in neighboring dwarf galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud. In these images by the ALMA telescopes, red and green … [Read more...] about Mysterious radio signal traced to dwarf galaxy light-years away
Sofia Coppola’s upcoming movie, Bling Ring, is based on a real group of teens and 20-something friends and acquaintances who began robbing the rich and famous in 2008. Over the course of the following year, they stole from Orlando Bloom, Audrina Patridge, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green, and Megan Fox, and raided Paris Hilton’s house five (!) times (She helpfully left a key under the mat.) Before they were busted, the group snagged $3 million in loot, including $2 million worth of jewelry from the Hilton fortune heiress, stole Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton luggage from Bloom, and essentially went shopping in Partridge’s designer-laden pad. All members of the crew have since seen their day in court. A few members of the real-life Bling Ring have had a more illustrious postscript than others. Alexis Neiers Though she wasn’t the ringleader or the brainchild behind the burgling posse, Neiers, by virtue of very bad/good timing, had already filmed … [Read more...] about The Real Bling Ring: Where Are They Now?
Hail accumulates as a downpour hits in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, flooding roads and snarling rush hour traffic. Authorities evacuated the Santa Monica Pier and beaches around greater Los Angeles because of lightning. less Hail accumulates as a downpour hits in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, flooding roads and snarling rush hour ... more Photo: Reed Saxon, AP Photo: Reed Saxon, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Hail accumulates as a downpour hits in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, … [Read more...] about Wintry storm brings rain, hail, snow to Southern California
Jeffrey Epstein Photo: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images On Saturday, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for the alleged sex trafficking of dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005. In a criminal indictment unsealed Monday, federal prosecutors claimed that Epstein lured underage girls, some as young as 14, to his luxurious homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach under the guise of paying them cash for massages. He then molested them and encouraged them to recruit other young girls to return with them. The victims who returned with new victims were paid a finder’s fee. “In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit, often on a daily basis,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement. The hedge-fund manager and former friend of presidents Trump and Clinton faced similar charges a decade ago but escaped federal prosecution via a widely criticized, … [Read more...] about Everything We Know About the Sex Crimes Case Against Jeffrey Epstein