The Rundown for May 31, 2018

COURT DISMISSES KAPERSKY LAWSUITS… A court in the nation’s capital has dismissed two lawsuits filed by the Moscow-based computer security company Kaspersky Labs that sought to overturn a U.S. ban on Kaspersky software within U.S. government networks. The U.S. District in Washington, D.C., upheld a law requiring federal agencies to identify and purge Kaspersky code from U.S. networks by October 1 of this year. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly also rejected Kaspersky’s argument that the Department of Homeland Security exceeded its authority in ordering a similar ban last September. Both bans were enacted in response to concerns over Kaspersky Labs’ connection to Russia’s intelligence community.

TRUMP SIGNS ‘RIGHT TO TRY ACT’... President Trump signed into law yesterday the “Right to Try Act,” which allows terminally ill patients to seek medications that have not been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The drugs will have to be in clinical trials and have passed Phase 1 of the FDA’s approval process. Trump said he believed that “hundreds of thousands” could be saved by the law.

JUDGE TOSSES CALIFORNIA’S RIGHT-TO-DIE LAW… A judge in California has thrown out a 2016 state law that made it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives after finding that the Legislature unconstitutionally approved it during a special session. The court denied State Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s request to immediately block the ruling. The law allowed adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor determined they had less than six months to live. Records show 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months the law was in effect.

FIRMS WARNS AGAINST TRUMP TARIFFS… A study by the trade policy consulting firm Trade Partnership Worldwide warns that proposed U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and parts could cost the domestic economy 157,000 jobs. The firm said auto industry tariffs proposed by President Trump would positively impact a small number of workers in the U.S. auto manufacturing sector but would lead to three jobs lost in other sectors for every job gained. While auto industry employment would increase by about 93,000 jobs, but at the cost of 250,000 jobs in other sectors, amounting to a net loss of 157,000 jobs for the U.S. economy.

MANHUNT IN TENNESSEE… A manhunt has been launched in Tennessee for a man suspected of fatally shooting a Dickson County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The deputy was found dead in his car after responding to the report of a suspicious vehicle. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified a 31-year-old man as a person of interest in the shooting.

WEINSTEIN INDICTED… Film producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted in Manhattan yesterday on first- and third-degree rape charges. A grand jury also indicted Weinstein on one charge of a first-degree criminal sexual act. Earlier yesterday, Weinstein’s lawyer said his client would not testify in front of the grand jury.

UMA THURMAN LANDS NETFLIX SERIES… Uma Thurman has signed on to star in a new Netflix series. The 48-year-old actress will play Nancy, the mother of a heart donor, in the supernatural drama “Chambers.” the series centers on a woman as she forms a relationship with the recipient of her daughter’s heart.

Washington 3 – VEGAS 2… Braden Holtby stopped 37 shots on a spectacular night at goal and the Capitals held off the Golden Knights to even the Stanley Cup Final at a game apiece. Brooks Orpik netted the game-winner in the second period. Lars Eller scored a goal and had two assists. Game 3 is Saturday in Washington.

PITTSBURGH 2 – Chi. Cubs 1… Josh Harrison homered in the top of the first inning, Gregory Polanco lifted a sacrifice fly in the second and the Pirates hung on to edge the Cubs. Joe Musgrove (2-0) limited Chicago to a run on seven hits over seven innings.

MILWAUKEE 3 – St. Louis 2… Christian Yelich smacked a game-tying solo homer and Orlando Arcia singled home Jesus Aguilar with the go-ahead run as the Brewers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning and hung on to beat the Cardinals.

Cincinnati 7 – ARIZONA 4… Adam Duvall unloaded a grand slam to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning and Scott Schebler belted a go-ahead two-run shot in the sixth as the Reds powered their way past the Diamondbacks.

N.Y. Mets 4 – ATLANTA 1… Brandon Nimmo and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs apiece to lead the Mets past the Braves. Jason Vargas (2-3) pitched two-hit ball over five innings.

San Francisco 7 – COLORADO 4… Evan Longoria tripled home Brandon Belt with the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning and scored on Brandon Crawford’s single as the Giants rallied past the Rockies. San Francisco tied the game in the fourth on a pair of bases-loaded walks.

SAN DIEGO 3 – Miami 2… An infield single by pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe in the bottom of the ninth inning led to two runs on a throwing error by Marlins third-baseman Miguel Rojas as the Padres stole the victory.

L.A. DODGERS 8 – Philadelphia 2… Matt Kemp doubled home a run, homered with a runner aboard and lifted a sacrifice fly in leading the Dodgers past the Phillies. Ross Stripling (3-1) held Philadelphia to a run on four hits and fanned nine in seven innings.

BOSTON 6 – Toronto 4… Eduardo Nunez hit a solo homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run blast and the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays. Eduardo Rodriguez (6-1) held Toronto to two runs on three hits over 6-2/3 innings.

CLEVELAND 9 – Chi. White Sox 1… Melky Cabrera knocked in three runs, Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion homered and the Indians rolled past the White Sox. Corey Kluber (8-2) allowed just three hits over six shutout innings and struck out 10.

N.Y. YANKEES 5 – Houston 3… Luis Severino (8-1) turned in an overpowering performance on the mound as the Yankees topped the Astros. The righthander allowed two runs on four hits and fanned 11 in seven innings. Gary Sanchez lined a two-run single for New York.

DETROIT 6 – L.A. Angels 1… The Tigers came up with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put away the Angels in a game that featured a pair of rain delays. Jose Iglesias sparked the uprising with a two-run single. Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Tampa Bay 6 – OAKLAND 0… Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) pitched six hitless innings in his return from a second Tommy John surgery and two relievers completed the Rays’ shutout of the Athletics. Rob Refsnyder blasted a three-run homer. Johnny Field added a solo shot.

Texas 7 – SEATTLE 6... Robinson Chirinos singled in a run and doubled home two more as the Rangers got past the Mariners. Nomar Mazara stroked a two-run single.

KANSAS CITY 11 – Minnesota 8… The Royals built a 7-0 lead after their first two at-bats and held off the Twins the rest of the way. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer and Ryan Goins tripled home two runs during a seven-run bottom of the second inning. Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler drilled solo homers.

Washington 2 – BALTIMORE 0… Max Scherzer (9-1) pitched two-hit ball over eight innings and struck out 12 before Sean Doolittle came on to preserve the Nationals’ blanking of the Orioles. Bryce Harper homered and Juan Soto singled home a run for Washington.

the Chi. Cubs (Quintana, 5-4) are at the N.Y. Mets (Lugo, 1-1)…
St. Louis (Flaherty, 2-1) hosts Pittsburgh (Williams, 5-3)…
Philadelphia (Nola, 6-2) is at the L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw, 1-4)…
Atlanta (Newcomb, 5-1) hosts Washington (Roark, 2-4)…
Miami (Chen, 1-2) is at San Diego (Lyles, 1-1)

the L.A. Angels (Heaney, 2-3) are at Detroit (Carpenter, 0-1)…
Oakland (Mengden, 5-4) hosts Tampa Bay (Stanek 1-0)…
the N.Y. Yankees (Gray, 3-4) are at Baltimore (Cashner, 2-6)…
Houston (McCullers Jr., 6-3) hosts Boston (Pomeranz, 1-2)…
Cleveland (Bieber, 0-0) is at Minnesota (Odorizzi, 3-2)…
Seattle (LeBlanc, 0-0) hosts Texas (Minor, 4-3)

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Golden State Warriors tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The two teams are meeting in the Finals for the fourth straight year.

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