ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves to notch his first career shutout for the Minnesota Wild in a 2-0 victory over Vegas on Monday night to stop the NHL-leading Golden Knights' six-game winning streak. Kahkonen won his seventh consecutive start, extending his franchise rookie goalie record and improving to 10-4 in his debut season. The 24-year-old native of Finland has allowed only 10 goals over his seven-game streak. Kevin Fiala scored his team-lead-tying eighth goal of the season in the first period, the only blemish against Golden Knights star Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 19 shots for the team with the best points percentage in the league nearly halfway through this pandemic-shortened schedule. Jonas Brodin was awarded a goal for the Wild after being slashed from behind with 6 seconds left as he approached the empty net. Vegas, which had 19 goals over its previous four games, had not scored fewer than two in almost a month. The Wild caught a break when the Golden Knights scratched two of their best players because of unspecified injuries, captain and right wing Mark Stone and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo. Stone entered the evening seventh in the NHL with 21 assists, one of the key cogs in a deep collection of forward lines on a team that ranked fifth in goals per game as the week began. Fleury, who posted his fourth shutout of the season on Saturday at San Jose, did all he could to keep the Golden Knights close as they hit the halfway point of a six-game, nine-day road trip. Coach Pete DeBoer predicted in the morning this would be the most difficult of these contests considering the Wild were outscored 10-5 over two losses — one in overtime — in Las Vegas last week. The Golden Knights started rather slowly and a bit sloppily, and a giveaway in their attacking zone set the Wild up for an early lead. Victor Rask snagged the puck, pivoted and passed it to send Fiala the other way on a two-on-one rush with Zach Parise. Fiala used Parise as a decoy and swooped in to snap a wrist shot over Fleury's shoulder midway through the first period. POWER OUTAGE The Wild went 0 for 2 on the power play and fell to a league-worst 6.8% conversion rate (5 for 74). The Golden Knights are second in the league in penalty killing at 88.1% (52 out of 59). HOUSE OF STONE Stone won NHL's first star award for his performance last week, with two goals and eight assists in four games. That included a career-high five assists against Minnesota on March 1. Stone entered the game tied for fourth in the league with a plus-14 rating. UP NEXT After the rematch here on Wednesday, the Golden Knights travel to St. Louis to play the Blues on Friday and Saturday. The Wild stay home for three straight games against the Arizona Coyotes, on Friday, Sunday and March 16. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday appointed a former federal prosecutor and an employment lawyer to investigate allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed female aides. Joon Kim, who was the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York for parts of 2017 and 2018, will join the employment lawyer Anne Clark, in conducting the probe, the attorney general's office said. “There is no question that they both have the knowledge and background necessary to lead this investigation and provide New Yorkers with the answers they deserve,” James said in a statement. The lawyer for Charlotte Bennett, one of the aides making an accusation, said the selection of the two to carry out the probe showed James was taking the matter “very seriously." “We are encouraged by the experience and background of the attorneys who will be investigating Charlotte’s claims," attorney Debra Katz said in a statement. As a top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Kim played a role in its investigations of corruption in state government, including a case against one of Cuomo's closest friends and aides. The appointments came as New York lawmakers were privately debating whether to join calls for Cuomo to resign, or urge patience while the investigation plays out. A group of 21 women in the state Assembly released a statement Monday asking that James be given time to complete her probe. The group included the the no. 2 Democrat in the Assembly, Majority Leader Crystal People-Stokes. The lawmakers began working on the statement Sunday night after the Senate's top leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, called on Cuomo to resign. “We continue to support our Attorney General, the first woman, and the first African American woman to be elected to this position, as she launches this investigation,” it said. “We request that she be allowed the appropriate time to complete her investigation rather than undermine her role and responsibility as the chief law enforcement officer of the state of New York.” Assembly Democrats were caucusing Monday as legislators face increasing pressure to take a stance. Cuomo, meanwhile, appeared with Black clergy members Monday at a vaccination site in New York City. The event was closed to reporters, but Cuomo said Sunday he has no intention of resigning and believes he can continue to govern. Several women, including three former members of Cuomo's staff, have accused him of making inappropriate comments about their appearance, asking questions about their sex life and, in some cases, giving them uncomfortable hugs or unwanted kisses. The governor has denied touching anyone inappropriately, and said some of the allegations are false. But he has acknowledged, and apologized for, engaging in “banter” in the office that some women interpreted as flirting. Cuomo has said he didn't realize at the time that his actions were harmful. Joon Kim became the leader of the federal prosecutor's office in Manhattan in 2017 after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was fired by President Donald Trump. Before then, Kim held various top posts in the office including deputy U.S. attorney and chief of the criminal division. During those years, the office investigated Joseph Percoco, a longtime Cuomo friend and top aide who was ultimately sentenced to six years in prison for accepting more than $300,000 from companies that wanted to gain influence with the governor's administration. Cuomo had once likened Percoco to a brother. Clark is a New York City-based employment lawyer who has handled sexual harassment, disability discrimination and equal pay cases, among others. Early in her career, she worked on employment law matters with what was then the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defence and Education Fund; it’s now called Legal Momentum. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, whose support would be vital for any effort to impeach Cuomo, stopped short of asking him to resign Sunday, but said: “I think it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.” Separately, Cuomo is under fire for withholding data from the public and from state lawmakers on COVID-19 deaths among nursing home patients. Critics say they suspect the statistics were withheld to protect the Democrat’s image — a charge the governor has denied. Assembly Republicans announced Monday that they intended to propose articles of impeachment against Cuomo, but the party is greatly outnumbered in both houses of the legislature and the proposal is a longshot to get a vote. Assembly member Pat Fahy, who signed the letter from the 21 female lawmakers, said that she believes calls for a resignation or impeachment are undermining James' ability to investigate harassment allegations. “We have somebody we presumably trust and we finally have a women, a woman of colour as the chief law enforcement officer for the state,” Fahy said. “Let’s suddenly not undermine her.” Another signer, Assembly member Alicia Hyndman, said she wants Cuomo to receive “due process.” “These calls I don’t think should be tried out in the press,” she said. “If the findings of the attorney general says that he is guilty of sexual harassment, at that point the governor should step down." ___ Associated Press writers Larry Neumeister and Jennifer Peltz contributed to this report from New York City. Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press
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The army takeover and arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi has plunged Myanmar into chaos. Security forces have killed over 60 protesters and detained more than 1,800 since then, an advocacy group said.In Sanchaung, police firing guns and using stun grenades announced on Monday they would check houses for anyone from outside the district and would punish anyone caught hiding them.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had earlier called for "maximum restraint" and the safe release of all protesters without violence or arrests, a call echoed by the U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar.An advocacy rights group said around 50 people had been arrested in Sanchaung after police searched houses, though checks were still being made.A junta spokesman did not answer calls requesting comment.
Beijing's plans to change Hong Kong's electoral system will protect the city's international role, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, as critics decry the move as an end of democratic hopes in the former British colony. Deputy Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Song Ru'an told reporters the proposed changes were an internal matter for China and were needed to "close obvious loopholes and deficiencies" in the city's political system.
Sherbrooke — Les personnes demeurant à une même adresse, peu importe leur nombre et leur âge, peuvent désormais s’asseoir à la même table dans les restaurants en zone orange. Un arrêté ministériel publié vendredi vient ainsi changer les règles et permettre par exemple à des enfants majeurs d’accompagner leurs parents au restaurant s’ils habitent la même maison, ou à des colocataires de s’y rendre à plus de deux. Un maximum de deux personnes — accompagnées de leurs enfants mineurs — s’applique cependant toujours si les deux individus ne résident pas à la même adresse. L’Association Restauration Québec (ARQ) a mis en lumière cet ajustement publié « en catimini » à la fin de la semaine dernière, déplore-t-elle. « C’est souvent comme ça, commente Claudine Roy, présidente de l’association. Ça nous arrive comme ça par la tête. Mais il faut prendre le positif de tout ça, avec ce qui se passe présentement. » Il s’agit en effet d’une excellente nouvelle pour le secteur, confirme celle qui a rapidement transmis l’information à tous ses membres, lundi en fin de journée. « On recevait énormément de plaintes, parce que beaucoup d’enfants de 18 ans et plus demeurent chez leurs parents et ils n’avaient pas le droit d’aller au restaurant avec leurs parents. Plusieurs sont en télétravail ou font leurs études à distance. J’avais moi-même des appels de gens du secteur qui me disaient que ça n’avait aucun sens. » Cette « incohérence » est ainsi corrigée par l’arrêté 2021-010 du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux, mais demandera une certaine adaptation, puisque les restaurateurs en zone orange s’étaient préparés à accueillir surtout des duos en salle à manger. L’arrêté supprime le paragraphe fixant le précédent maximum à deux personnes et leurs enfants mineurs dans un restaurant ou dans une aire de restauration d’un centre commercial ou d’un commerce d’alimentation en zone orange, pour le remplacer par les options suivantes : « i. les occupants d’une même résidence privée ou de ce qui en tient lieu ; ii. un maximum de deux personnes, accompagnés de leurs enfants mineurs ; » Il n’a pas été possible de parler à un responsable des relations avec les médias au ministère de la Santé et de Services Sociaux dans les délais, lundi soir. Pour l’ARQ, l’interprétation de cet arrêté est cependant sans équivoque. Jasmine Rondeau, Initiative de journalisme local, La Tribune
Police killed a central Philippine city mayor and two of his aides, while two of the police officers were killed in the latest deadly violence involving the police force, officials said Tuesday. The police were on routine patrol when they were fired upon Monday afternoon by security aides of Catbalogan City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino, who was being driven in a van in eastern Samar province, according to de Jesus. The police returned fire and killed Aquino and two of his aides, including a police escort, while the mayor's aides killed two of the police officers, who were driving behind the mayor's van, he said.
The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on the richest contract in club history, two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. The team said the agreement was reached Monday. It's a $160 million, four-year contract with $126 million guaranteed and an NFL-record $66 million signing bonus, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details weren't announced. The deal comes a day before a deadline to put the franchise tag on Prescott for a second straight year at a salary cap charge of $37.7 million. The new contract will lower that cap hit. Prescott played on a $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020 before his season ended with a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5. At $40 million per season, Prescott is second in the NFL in annual salary to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, who is at $45 million annually in a $450 million, 10-year deal that could eventually exceed $500 million in value. Houston's Deshaun Watson is third at $39 million annually. The 27-year-old Prescott is the fourth Dallas player to get a $100 million contract after Tony Romo, the injured quarterback he replaced and ultimately sent into retirement, and two teammates in defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and receiver Amari Cooper. Lawrence was among plenty of teammates reacting to the news on social media, tweeting, “HE’S BAAAAAACCCKKKK,” while Prescott's brother, Tad, posted a photo of the two hugging after Prescott got the call about the deal. Before the gruesome injury against the New York Giants in October, Prescott had started every game since the beginning of his rookie year after Romo injured his back during the 2016 preseason. Prescott won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honours while leading the Cowboys to the No. 1 seed in the NFC and two years later won his first playoff game while reaching his second Pro Bowl. Negotiations on a new contract started the following off-season, when Prescott was going into the final year of a four-year contract that paid him a total of about $4 million as a fourth-round pick. That included $2 million in the final season. Prescott got a 1,500% raise with his first franchise tag, which locked in another increase for a second tag despite the salary cap going down because of the NFL’s revenue dip in the pandemic. With a new contract, the Cowboys will get salary cap relief they're expected to need with the cap falling from $198 million to possibly as low as $180 million. The cap has risen about $10 million per season for most of the past decade. Even before Prescott’s injury, the Cowboys started slowly in coach Mike McCarthy’s first season last year. But Prescott was still leading the NFL in yards passing for the league’s No. 1 offence. Those numbers plummeted as Dallas lost its first four games without Prescott, falling to 2-7 on the way to a 6-10 finish. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press
The South Dakota House of Representatives voted on Monday to halt impeachment proceedings against the state attorney general over his conduct in a fatal car crash last year while he still faces unresolved criminal charges from the accident. The lawmakers voted 57-11 vote to suspend further impeachment action against the state's top law enforcement official, Republican Jason Ravnsborg. The move marks a sharp turnaround after both Democratic and Republican politicians had called for his ouster.
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On March 9, 2021 at 11:00 am EST, Indigenous Health Today by Nation Talk is hosting a Virtual Town Hall to discuss the importance of Indigenous-centered healthcare in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Following the recent launch of the Kilala Lelum Mobile Health Clinic (powered by TELUS Health), the 45 minute virtual town hall – moderated by Cassidy Caron – will feature: - Dr. David Tu, Kilala Lelum Physician and Board member; - Leah Walker, Kilala Lelum Executive Director; - Wendall Williams, Kilala Lelum Knowledge Keeper; - and Nimtaz Kanji, TELUS Director of Community Investment and Corporate Citizenship. They will be discussing Vancouver’s Indigenous, underserved residents living in the Downtown Eastside and the innovations enabling Indigenous Elder-led cultural care including the new Kilala Lelum Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS Health. “This Virtual Town Hall will drive a meaningful, community building conversation with representatives from both Kilala Lelum and TELUS on the importance of culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed primary medical care offerings for marginalized Indigenous people living in Vancouver,” said IHealth Today in a press release. The Kílala Lelum Mobile Health Clinic, powered by TELUS Health, is a specially-equipped clinic on wheels that will provide trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive primary medical treatments. “At TELUS, we believe that everyone should have access to healthcare when and where they need it, regardless of their socio-economic status. Through our partnership with Kílala Lelum, we are removing many of the barriers facing underserved populations by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the Downtown Eastside and surrounding areas with access to critical healthcare and social support,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS. “As we continue to navigate the global pandemic, the expansion of our Health for Good program will enable us to care for our citizens at a time when access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare, including vital support for mental wellness, has never been more important.” Jacob Cardinal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alberta Native News
The blind auditions continued on The Voice Monday night with 37-year-old reggae singer Pia Renee, whom Blake Shelton hilariously thought he had a shot at. Both Blake and John Legend hit their buttons at the very end of the audition, with John just seconds behind Blake, which made for a very entertaining fight. Even though it seemed like an obvious choice to everyone else, Blake really did put up a good fight. He did so using his fiancée, Gwen Stefani, which seriously could have started rumors about his upcoming wedding date. “To say that I don’t know anything about the kind of music [Pia] is performing would disqualify the fact that, who knows, by the time this airs, Gwen Stefani could even be my wife by then!” blurted Blake. “She’s delivering twins right now! She’s pushing them out! But I’m here, working.” “Breaking news!” quipped coach John Legend, who then pointed out, “Gwen is great… but Blake is not Gwen.” In the end, Pia chose Team Legend, but Twitter still thought the whole attempt on Blake's part was hilarious, and so did Kelly Clarkson, who joked, "Blake trying to use the reggae-ska card was maybe the saddest display ever. Still waiting on that reggae hit from Shelton!"
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