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Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s”


Los Angeles | Yoko Ono shocked reporters yesterday when she responded to a question concerning the presidential run of Hillary Clinton and the possibility that she could become the first woman President of the United States in American history.

The artist and widow of John Lennon, who is in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art, totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her “intimately”.

The celebrity admitted laughingly to having “a fling” with her at the time and acknowledged her election “would be a great advancement for LGBT and Women rights in America” she added.

Yoko Ono shocked reporters when she admitted to "having a fling" with the former Secretary of State after they met during a protest against the Vietnam War in New York in the early 1970s

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Capital pains? Backstrom could reportedly miss five months after hip surgery

Backstrom has hip pain.


The Washington Capitals could be without their No. 1 center to start next season.

Per a report from Swedish news outlet Gefle Dagblad, Niklas Backstrom could miss up to the next five months of action recovering from arthroscopic hip surgery, a procedure he underwent in late May.

Per a (admittedly rough) translation, Backstrom said the hip had been giving him issues since early last season, and that he’s been told recovery can last up to five months. That would be at odds with what the Capitals said following surgery:

“Based on the nature of this procedure we are confident that Nick will be completely healthy prior to the start of the 2015-16 regular season.”

As for where he’s currently at, Backstrom said he’s primarily working on getting movement back in the hip.

Should rehab go five months, Backstrom would be on target for a late-October return. Though the Caps’…

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Why Seattle still has a huge garbage problem

Seattle’s garbage problem explained.


It’s a warm Monday afternoon at Seattle’s South Transfer Station – a newly renovated, LEED-Gold certified dump. The self-haul sorting signs are clear, the waste piles are neatly organized, and the place is, quite frankly, gleaming.

But for operations manager Suzanne Hildreth, things are looking a little bit too clean. She glances through a tall window in her office that presides over the garbage mounds below, pursing her lips. “On typical Mondays, we see 1,100 tons of trash,” she says. “Hmmm.” She perches at her computer, pulls up a spreadsheet, and notes that only about 450 have been logged so far.


That could be construed as good news, since Seattle aims to slash its waste stream dramatically over the next few years.

“Well, look at that,” she jokes. “We cut it in half, just today!” Then, with a laugh, she shakes her head. “No no, there’s definitely something wrong. If it’s not…

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Could Kessel block the Leafs from trading him?

Kessel on the way out.


Even if the Toronto Maple Leafs are intent on trading Phil Kessel, they may be challenged by a limited no-trade clause that’s believed to allow Kessel to submit a list of eight teams to which he can be sent.

From TSN/NBC insider Bob McKenzie:

Prior to the trade deadline, TSN reported those eight teams were believed to be: Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; Minnesota; Montreal; New York Rangers; Philadelphia; and Pittsburgh.

But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of the Leafs finding a suitable deal with a team not on the list and asking the player to amend the list. Also, with each new contract year, it’s believed a new list can be submitted by the player so the list can change from year to year. The contract year expires June 30.

What’s interesting about Kessel’s list is that all eight teams are currently facing significant cap challenges. For any one of them to acquired…

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Been there, lost that: After years of falling short, Timonen relishes chance to win it all

Robin Hood?


CHICAGO — If you can think of a big hockey game, Kimmo Timonen has probably lost it.

In three gold medal games at the World Hockey Championships, he’s left with three silver medals. Same thing at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Five years ago, he lost his first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. No runner-up medal there.

But now — at age 40, and with retirement looming — Chicago’s veteran Finnish blueliner is eagerly anticipating one final chance to be crowned a champion.

“I’ve been in every final there is in the hockey world, but I haven’t won anything,” Timonen said on Monday, prior to tonight’s Game 6 at the United Center. “I’ve always been on the losing part of this side of the story.”

As the ‘Hawks look to hoist their third Cup in the last six years — old…

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