NEW YORK - T.J. Oshie had actually bobbled Andre Burakovsky's pass during their two-on-one rush in the first period, but in some good fortune for a change, that extra second of hesitation caused Islanders goaltender Christopher Gibson to overcommit, pivoting so forcefully to the other post that he slipped just as Oshie got the shot off. The puck connected with the netting, and Oshie was spared another moment of baffling frustration. "If that one didn't go in, I don't know," Oshie said. "I don't know what would've happened."
ALONG THE RIVER - The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich mythology, a sometimes powerful beauty and an always alarming propensity to flood.
There are endless reasons a big box toy store would collapse during a retail apocalypse - and Toys R Us acknowledged a number of them in its most recent annual filing: The teetering tower of debt incurred by its private-equity owners, competition from Amazon, Walmart and Target. They even wrung their hands about app stores, labor costs and potential tariffs raising the costs of the imported goods they sell. But one risk stood out. Toys R Us said there just weren't enough babies (emphasis ours):
MIAMI - Authorities announced Friday, March 16, that the death toll has risen to six after a pedestrian bridge hailed for a novel construction method collapsed Thursday over a busy road west of Miami, crushing eight vehicles and leaving rescue workers racing to free victims from chunks of concrete and snapped metal. Survivors were taken to hospitals, a fire department official said. Vehicles were stopped at a red light when the bridge, which weighed more than 950 tons, crashed down about 1:30 p.m.
With her boyfriend finally asleep, Emily Javier allegedly reached for the samurai sword she had secretly taped earlier to the side of the bed. According to an affidavit filed by police, the room was dark, and she sparked her phone to see better. To aim better. Below snoozed Alex Lovell. He played too many videos games, Javier would later explain to the police, and now he was cheating on her, she claimed. She knew the signs. Tinder on his phone. Scratches across his back. A girl's hair in their shower drain. In the weak phone glow, Javier allegedly started hacking.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is willing to take time executing the move because he wants to ensure both that the three-star Army general is not humiliated and that there is a strong successor lined up, these people said.
MIAMI -- Four people were killed when a pedestrian bridge hailed for a novel construction method collapsed Thursday over a busy road west of Miami, crushing eight vehicles and leaving rescue workers racing to free victims from chunks of concrete and snapped metal. Nine survivors were taken to hospitals, a fire department official said. Vehicles were stopped at a red light when the bridge, which weighed more than 950 tons, crashed down about 1:30 p.m.
For a week, the world has waited: When would "60 Minutes" air its interview with porn star Stormy Daniels alleging an affair with President Donald Trump? CBS has been silent. Now there is a planned date, March 25, according to two people familiar with the timing.
WASHINGTON - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday made a final pitch to the Justice Department about why he should not be fired just 72 hours before his retirement, leaving Attorney General Jeff Sessions to decide the matter with a deadline rapidly approaching. McCabe did not meet with Sessions, who was traveling Thursday, but with other senior officials, including Scott Schools, the most senior career attorney in the department. He arrived around 1 p.m. and departed four hours later.
In 320,000-year-old colored rocks and sophisticated stone tools uncovered at an archaeological site in southern Kenya, scientists say they've found early evidence of what makes humans unique. The rocks show signs of being ground up for paint pigment - an indicator of ancient communication. And the stone for the tools comes from sources dozens of miles away - suggesting trade. Meanwhile, sediment cores bear evidence of centuries of climate chaos - a sign that the site's inhabitants had to adapt to survive.