- Egypt rights center raided, 2 Mubaraks acquitted
- New Mexico Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage constitutional
- Blame Bush: 5 years later, that’s still the mantra, pollsters find
- Dutch prostitutes demand same retirement benefits as soccer stars
- John McCain to Harry Reid: I’ll ‘kick the crap’ out of you
- Dogs that talk: Researchers seek $10K for ‘No More Woof’ technology
- 1,000 firefighters called to battle stubborn Big Sur wildfire
- Black Friday brouhaha: Millions of Target shoppers hit by credit card theft
- Britain orders airplane to rescue citizens from violent South Sudan
- Mega Millions winner emerges as Georgia mom, in ‘disbelief’
Zach Parise not in hurry to choose his new team
Question of the Day
Zach Parise needed at least another night of sleep before picking a team to play for next season.
Parise said Tuesday that he hadn't made a decision and doesn't have a timetable for one soon after landing in his home state at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
"I'm back here to talk with my family and make sure that we've done all the work that we need to do make sure we make the right decision," Parise told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
Parise has scored at least 30 goals every season since 2006-07, with the exception of his injury-shortened 2010-11 campaign. His best season was 2008-09 when he scored 45 goals and had 49 assists while playing in all 82 games with New Jersey.
New Jersey wants to re-sign its top forward while Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit and Minnesota are among the teams that are trying to lure him away.
Parise said he has been looking at where he wants to live, where he'll be happy and what team he wants to play for since hitting the market Sunday. And, he's looking forward to being done with the process.
"It's been a stressful couple days," Parise told the Star Tribune.
Ryan Suter, the top defenseman available, and Parise went into Day 3 of NHL free agency with teams and fans waiting for at least one of them to make a decision.
Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, told the AP in an email: "When a young man is asked to commit for 13 years, why is it considered extraordinary to take a few days to make a decision?. A deal will happen when it happens."
The two free agents are both 27 and have been with only one team during their seven-season careers. Suter has played for the Nashville Predators.
Capitals sign defenseman Hillen
The Washington Capitals signed free agent defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year contract worth $650,000.
The team announced Tuesday that it added Hillen, who had two goals, four assists, 65 blocks and a plus-minus of plus-6 with the Nashville Predators last season.
Hillen, 26, also played parts of four seasons with the New York Islanders. He has 10 goals, 46 assists and 129 penalty minutes in 230 NHL games. He also played for the U.S. team at the 2010 world championship.
Hillen was a college teammate of former Toronto Maple Leaf Joey Crabb, who also with the Capitals on Monday. The two played at Colorado College from 2004-06.
Around the league
AVALANCHE: Top-scoring defenseman Erik Johnson is staying with Colorado. The team announced Tuesday that it signed the 24-year-old restricted free agent to a four-year contract. The terms weren't released. Johnson led all Avalanche defensemen last season with 26 points in 73 games.
CANADIENS: Goaltender Carey Price signed a six-year contract worth $39 million with Montreal on Monday. Price, 24, is a two-time All-Star who has been in the NHL for five seasons.
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
- Calling sentence disparities unfair, Obama pardons 8 crack offenders
- Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.
- Gov't wasted $30 billion on 'pillownauts,' crystal goblets -- buying human urine!
- Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson suspended indefinitely for gay quip
- Bill Gates: The Secret Santa disguised as a 'friendly fellow' on Reddit
- Armed response, not restrictive gun laws, brought swift end to school shooting
- Obamacare 'pajamas boy' gets roundly mocked
- BOLTON: Nero in the White House
- Democrats cite pope in call for minimum wage hike, jobless benefits
- Outrage over Phil Robertson suspension, 'malignant' political correctness
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C.
Wall Street news for retail investors who want to know what's going on.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up by Lisa King Dolloff and friends.
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow