Plan the parade? Tavares’ Maple Leafs debut lights up Twitter

Anticipation had been building since he put pen to paper on July 1 as the NHL’s top available free agent, and John Tavares did not disappoint in his official Toronto Maple Leafs pre-season debut Tuesday night. The star centre scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, sending Leafs Nation into a frenzy. It took Tavares little more than five minutes to bury his first goal in a Maple Leafs uniform, tying the game at one goal apiece thanks to a power-play marker assisted by Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott. Tavares took a pass from Marner down low, worked his way to the… Read More

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A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner

A private, Florida-based transportation company said it plans to acquire a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. Brightline Trains plans to take up the XpressWest project in hopes of bringing an electric-powered train to the West Coast. The company currently operates high-speed trains in Florida, connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. A private, Florida-based transportation company said it plans to acquire a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. Brightline Trains plans to take up the XpressWest project, in hopes of developing an electric-powered train service for the West Coast, The Wall Street Journal reported. Brightline already… Read More

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John Tavares happy to get first goal out of the way

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Cam Talbot reaches back for very early save of the year entry

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Brooklyn Diocese Agrees To Pay $27.5 Million Sexual Abuse Settlement

Watch Video The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens agreed to a $27.5 million settlement to four men who were repeatedly sexually abused by a religion teacher. The four men attended St. Lucy’s-St. Patrick’s Church in Brooklyn, New York when they were between the ages of eight and 12. According to the settlement, the abuse took place inside the church and at the teacher’s apartment, which was located behind the church. The teacher was arrested in 2009 and pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual conduct charges. Lawyers say the diocese and an affiliated after-school program will pay each each man $6,875,000, making it one of the largest settlements ever awarded to… Read More

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