How the Capitals are dealing with the fallout of an unexpected early exit

WASHINGTON — The silence was the thing.  There were murmured conversations in the Capitals’ locker room and equipment managers came and went without their usual racket. There were no slammed doors or angry voices. Just a sound void filled by disappointment.  A year ago, the Capitals turned visiting room at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas into …

CVS is opening up hundreds of SmileDirectClub shops in its stores

CVS Health is about to make it easier to straighten your teeth. div > div.group > p:first-child”> The drugstore chain will open “hundreds” of SmileDirectClub locations inside its stores this year, with plans to open more than 1,000 locations over the next two years, the company announced Thursday. Called a SmileShop, customers can receive a …

Rami Malek confirmed as Bond 25 villain opposite Daniel Craig’s 007

Rami Malek has been confirmed to star in the forthcoming James Bond film as the latest villain to challenge Daniel Craig’s 007.  After months of speculation, a livestream from the official 007 Twitter account revealed the returning cast along with some new faces, including Malek.  The Oscar-winning actor was not at Ian Fleming’s residence in Jamaica, where the Bond novels were …

‘Avengers: Endgame’: When’s the best time to take a bathroom break?

Extremely mild spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead. For all the obsessive secrecy surrounding Avengers: Endgame, there is one dramatic detail we know for sure: At just over three hours, it is the longest Marvel Cinematic Movie of all time. If just thinking about that run time makes you uncomfortable, that’s understandable. Three hours is a …

North American drilling boom threatens big blow to climate efforts, study finds

More than half of the world’s new oil and gas pipelines are located in North America, with a boom in US oil and gas drilling set to deliver a major blow to efforts to slow climate change, a new report has found. Millions more Americans breathing dirty air as planet warms, study finds Of a …

Brian Setzer Talks Stray Cats Reunion, Premieres New Tune ‘Rock It Off’

A couple years back, Brian Setzer found himself at a roadside motel in Lubbock, Texas. The pompadoured king of retro rock was due to play a show that night, and his frequent songwriting partner Mike Himelstein was on the phone asking how he was feeling. “I said, ‘I’m a little off today, but don’t worry, …

Rashida Tlaib’s removal from committees urged by Zionist Organization of America

One of America’s oldest Jewish organizations called Wednesday for U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to be removed from congressional committees and from the Democratic Party. In an editorial posted on its website, the Zionist Organization of America, which dates to 1897, pointed to what it described as Tlaib’s “anti-Israel record,” and accused the freshman congresswoman …

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Rolling Thunder’ Bob Dylan Doc Hits Netflix June 12

You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows, but Bob Dylan fans have been waiting for some kind of reliable forecast to know when “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” might be rolling in. Here’s that storm alert: Netflix will be releasing the documentary June 12. …

James Bond 25: Rami Malek joins cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-write

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe actor says the makers of the 25th Bond film will reflect changing attitudes. Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek is to play a villain in the 25th official James Bond film – but the movie still does not have a title. The cast and creative team have been …

Referees who made controversial call during VGK Game 7 not moving on

The referees who made the controversial call in Game 7 between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks will not be moving on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The news broke this morning on ScoutingTheRefs.com . The referees have been identified as Eric Furlatt and Dan O’Halloran. Many fans blame …

UK’s ‘creative carbon accounting’ breaches climate deal, say critics

The UK is breaching the Paris agreement on climate change by excluding international aviation and shipping figures from carbon budgets, according to a leading NGO. The Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg accused the British government this week of “very creative carbon accounting” after the government defended its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UK government …

‘End pensioner benefits to help young’

Image copyright Getty Images “Outdated” age-specific benefits for older people should be replaced with support for the young to “deliver a fairer society”, say peers. The Committee on Intergenerational Fairness urged ministers to focus on housing and training, rather than benefits like free TV licences. Committee chair Lord True said failing to rebalance policies could …

CDC: U.S. Seeing Largest Measles Outbreak Since 2000 : NPR

A sign at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., explains the local state of emergency caused by a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption Seth Wenig/AP A sign at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., explains the local state of emergency caused by a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP The …

Chris Packham defiant after activists leave dead crows at his home

Chris Packham has said he will not be intimidated by campaigners who left two dead crows hanging outside his home and glued shut his security gate. The broadcaster told the police about the threats and vandalism, which came after the Wild Justice group he founded with fellow conservationists Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery successfully challenged …

Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest indicted, federal authorities say

A Massachusetts judge and a court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said. U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling and Peter Fitzhugh, special agent in …

NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid Armageddon – TechCrunch

When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t want to miss a thing. Alongside international partners like the European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office …

Report: Meghan Markle to Skip President Trump’s UK State Visit

Meghan Markle is likely to be a no-show when President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain goes ahead this summer, as her “convenient” maternity leave delivers an “excuse” not to meet him, a Royal expert has claimed. Duncan Larcombe told the Sun that Markle will skip any meeting with Mr. Trump because she will be excused …