AP source: MacKinnon signs 8-year deal, highest paid in NHL
The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. McDavid’s $100 million, eight-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers signed in 2017 was the previous record for the highest annual cap hit since the system went into place in 2005.news.yahoo.com
Judge overseeing Ghislaine Maxwell's child sex-trafficking trial says she wants jury to sit every day until they reach a verdict because of rising Omicron cases
"I must require deliberations every day forward until they reach a verdict," US District Judge Alison Nathan told the court on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Scenes from Week 1 of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-abuse trial
The first week of the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell saw the first of her four main accusers taking the witness stand to give emotional testimony accusing the British socialite of coaxing her into sexual encounters with financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Chicken soup: The story of "Jewish penicillin"
Some say the best cure is one of the oldest, and the tastiest: Chicken soup, which some consider "Jewish penicillin." "When I was making soup the other day, there was something about the aroma of chicken soup – it just felt good," she replied. Nathan (who some call the Jewish Julia Child) says chicken soup has been on the menu for centuries. "The first recorded mention of chicken soup was somebody named Dioscorides, who was an Army surgeon general in Rome," she said. "But then later, Maimonides, who was a Jewish philosopher-scientist, said that chicken soup was a panacea for so many different things: asthma, weight gain (like bone soup is today), leprosy."cbsnews.com
As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France
Lockdowns that France has used to fight the coronavirus have come at considerable cost to mental health. Behind her, the psychiatric emergency ward's heavy double doors — openable only with a staff member's key — thud shut. She is unnerved that she is starting to obsess about knives, fearful that her mental health might be collapsing. But the costs to mental health have been considerable. The pandemic has also had other mental health repercussions that are less evident but no less devastating.
Fourth of July tradition: Nathan's famous hot dog eating competition
Fourth of July tradition: Nathan's famous hot dog eating competition The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest is a Fourth of July tradition going back 99 years. Joey Chestnut finished 61 franks winning the competition for the 8th year in a row. The women's race was won by rookie Miki Sudo from Las Vegas. She polished off 34 dogs and upset the two-time champ. Ko Im reports.cbsnews.com