COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Switzerland stunned title favorite Canada 3-2 to reach only its third final of the world ice hockey championship on Saturday. The Swiss will play the gold medal game on Sunday against defending champion Sweden, which strode into the final by crushing the United States 6-0. Canada and the U.S. will play for bronze. “We obviously got motivated a lot playing them,” Switzerland defenseman Mirco Muller said. “They’re the best country in the world, hockey-wise, and they have a great team here. It was a great battle for us.” Canada goaltender Darcy Kuemper made some fine saves in the first period before Tristan Scherwey scored the go-ahead goal for Switzerland with 1:19 remaining in the first period. Bo Horvat tied it in the second but Switzerland proved resilient, and Gregory Hofmann restored the Swiss lead on a power play. Gaetan Haas struck again on a power play in the third, redirecting into the net a shot by Sven Andrighetto … [Read more...] about Sweden crushes United States in ice hockey semis
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By Karel Janicek Published 4:06 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The United States didn’t have a chance. Not even U.S. captain Patrick Kane, the tournament’s overall scoring leader, could tally a point. Sweden scored three goals in 3 minutes, 7 seconds midway through the second period and strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the U.S. 6-0 on Saturday. “We just made too many mistakes and they capitalized,” Kane said. “They’ve got a lot of good players over there and made us pay for those mistakes. “It’s gonna be tough to regroup (for the bronze-medal game) ... but we have to do it.” The Americans’ opponent Sunday will be Canada, a pre-tournament title favorite which lost to Switzerland 3-2. “It’s important that we win the last game,” Canada captain Connor McDavid said. “We’re up to do it.” Later Sunday, Sweden and Switzerland … [Read more...] about United States, Canada to play for bronze in hockey worlds
With each mass shooting comes shock and heartbreak. But the enflamed rhetoric is not far behind. We hear the same arguments about gun violence, mental health, how firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the prevalence of mass shootings with each attack.PolitiFact has worked for years to research these topics to explain talking points used by all sides of the gun debate.Here are some answers to questions you may have.How do we define mass shootings?There is no widely accepted definition of mass shootings. People use either broad or restrictive definitions of mass shootings to reinforce their stance on gun control.After the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, Congress defined "mass killings" as three or more homicides in a single incident. The definition was intended to clarify when the U.S. attorney general could assist state and local authorities in investigations of violent acts and shootings in places of public use.The Gun … [Read more...] about PolitiFact fact-check: The facts on mass shootings, guns in the United States
By Karel Janicek Published 4:04 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2018 HERNING, Denmark — Six games, six wins. Led by Patrick Kane, the United States has impressed so far at the ice hockey world championship in Denmark. Kane scored two goals for the second straight game Sunday and added an assist to lead the United States to a 9-3 victory over Norway in Group B. The Americans finish group play Tuesday against Finland, and are assured a spot in the quarterfinals. Kane scored with a slap shot from the right circle on a power play to open the scoring and added another power play goal almost from the same spot for a 2-0 lead. “A good performance by the team tonight,” Kane said. “We had a lot of different guys contribute and chip in, which is good to see, and gives us a lot of confidence going into the next game against Finland.” Also in the group play Sunday, Finland lost to Germany 3-2 in overtime — a day after the Finns outplayed Canada. In Copenhagen, … [Read more...] about Led by Patrick Kane, United States shines at hockey worlds
THE PROGNOSIS A 37-year-old drug addict fills a syringe with a shot of heroin at a supervised injection site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Boris Roessler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Note to readers: Paulina Firozi, who helps prepare The Health 202 every day, wrote today's Prognosis. Follow her here. Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that these sites can save lives and money, cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia are considering opening public health facilities where people who acquired illegal drugs can inject them under the supervision of trained health-care providers. They would be the first U.S. cities to adopt such an approach to combat the sweeping opioid epidemic, which has recently gained attention from the White House, Congress and policymakers across the country. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States. These cities want to open them anyway.