The Rundown for Oct. 12, 2018

MICHAEL DEATH TOLL AT 5… Rescuers continue to search for survivors from Hurricane Michael, which is blamed for the deaths of at least seven people. The storm struck Florida’s northwest coast Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane and caused widespread devastation. Almost 1.2 million homes and businesses remained without power from Florida to Virginia as of last night. The number of people in emergency shelters was expected to swell to 20,000 across five states by today.

GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE SUED OVER VOTING RIGHTS… Voting rights advocacy groups filed suit against Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp yesterday, accusing him of setting aside more than 50,000 voter registration applications. Kemp, who is the Republican nominee for governor, is accused of attempting to depress minority turnout to improve his chances of victory. His opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams, is seeking to become the state’s first black governor.

MISSING JOURNALIST REPORTEDLY KILLED… The Washington Post reported yesterday that Turkish officials have told the U.S. that they have proof missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured, murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Khashoggi, a columnist for the Post and critic of the regime who lives in exile in the U.S., failed to return from a visit to collect wedding papers at the consulate last week. U.S. intelligence officials say they have intercepts of Saudi officials discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him.

WEAPONS SYSTEMS FOUND VULNERABLE… A report issued yesterday by the Government Accountability Office warned that testing performed at the U.S. Department of Defense has found vulnerabilities in many of the military’s weapons systems. Testers discovered critical cybersecurity flaws in “nearly all” weapons systems that were under development between 2012 and 2017, the report said. According to “Weapons Systems Cybersecurity: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities,” the full scope of the vulnerabilities is not known because tests were limited.

WASHINGTON DEATH PENALTY RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL… Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the state’s death penalty was unconstitutional. The court found the death penalty was applied unequally depending on factors including the location where the crime took place, the race of the defendant and the budgetary resources available to county prosecutors. Washington, which has carried out five executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, would become the 20th state to abolish capital punishment.

ENTERTAINMENT
JUDGE DROPS ONE CHARGE AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN… A judge in New York has dismissed one of the six sex assault charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Prosecutors dropped the charge because the version of an alleged sex assault actress Lucia Evans gave a witness differed from the one she had given them. Evans claimed Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Five charges involving alleged sex assaults on two women remain.

IN THEATERS… “First Man” centers on the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the mission that made him the first man to walk on the moon. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy star in the PG-13 film. In “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life. Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jack Black star in the PG film. “Bad Times at the El Royale” tells the story about seven strangers with secrets to bury who meet at a rundown hotel with a dark past. Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
NFL SCORE
Philadelphia 34 – N.Y. GIANTS 13… Carson Wentz passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Eagles past the Giants. Alshon Jeffery had two scoring catches.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay (2-2) is at Atlanta (1-4)…
Oakland (1-4) hosts Seattle (2-3) in London…
Carolina (3-1) is at Washington (2-2)…
Minnesota (2-2-1) hosts Arizona (1-4)…
Indianapolis (1-4) is at the N.Y. Jets (2-3)…
Miami (3-2) hosts Chicago (3-1)…
the L.A. Chargers (3-2) are at Cleveland (2-2-1)…
Cincinnati (4-1) hosts Pittsburgh (2-2-1)…
Buffalo (2-3) is at Houston (2-3)…
Denver (2-3) hosts the L.A. Rams (5-0)…
Baltimore (3-2) is at Tennessee (3-2)…
Dallas (2-3) hosts Jacksonville (3-2)…
Kansas City (5-0) is at New England (3-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
San Francisco (1-4) is at Green Bay (2-2-1)

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#23 South Florida is at Tulsa

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Alabama hosts Missouri…
#2 Georgia is at #13 LSU…
#3 Ohio State hosts Minnesota…
#5 Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh…
#6 West Virginia is at Iowa State…
#7 Washington is at #17 Oregon…
#8 Penn State hosts Michigan State…
#9 Texas hosts Baylor…
#10 Central Florida is at Memphis…
#12 Michigan hosts #15 Wisconsin…
#14 Florida is at Vanderbilt…
#16 Miami (Fla.) is at Virginia…
#19 Colorado is at Southern California…
#21 Auburn hosts Tennessee…
#22 Texas A&M is at South Carolina…

NHL SCORES
N.Y. RANGERS 3 – San Jose 2 (OT)… Brady Skjei found the net 37 seconds into overtime to lift the Rangers over the Sharks and give coach David Quinn his first NHL victory. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 41 saves.

BOSTON 4 – Edmonton 1… The Bruins blew past the Oilers after giving them an early one-goal lead. Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored 36 seconds apart during a three-goal first period. Matt Grzelcyk had two assists.

NEW JERSEY 6 – Washington 0… Kyle Palmieri found the net twice to lead the Devils in their rout of the Capitals. Keith Kinkaid stopped all 21 shots at goal.

PITTSBURGH 4 – Vegas 2… Phil Kessel scored three straight goals to record a natural hat trick and send the Penguins past the Golden Knights. Evgeny Malkin assisted on three goals.

Columbus 5 – FLORIDA 4… Cam Atkinson scored a tie-breaking goal with 2:46 remaining and the Blue Jackets hung on to edge the Panthers. Artemi Panarin scored a goal and had three assists.

Colorado 6 – BUFFALO 1… Nathan McKinnon netted a pair of goals to extend his scoring streak to four games and the Avalanche breezed past the Sabres. Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves.

Vancouver 4 – TAMPA BAY 1… The Canucks came alive to score all four goals in the third period and put away the Lightning. Anders Nilsson stopped 33 shots at goal.

Toronto 5 – DETROIT 3… Auston Matthews’ two goals gave him nine in five games and the Maple Leafs were too much for the Red Wings. Mitchell Marner had a goal and an assist.

Los Angeles 3 – MONTREAL 0… Jack Campbell made 40 saves in his first career shutout as the Kings blanked the Canadiens. Jeff Carter scored a goal and had two assists.

MINNESOTA 4 – Chicago 3 (OT)… The Wild overcame an early 2-0 deficit to outlast the Blackhawks. Ryan Suter scored a tying goal with 23 seconds left in regulation and Jason Zucker netted the game-winner 3:25 into overtime.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Calgary 3… David Perron’s fourth career hat trick carried the Blues past the Flames. Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist. Brayden Schenn assisted on three goals.

NASHVILLE 3 – Winnipeg 0… Goalie Pekka Rinne stopped all 29 shots in the Predators’ shutout of the Jets. Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
No games scheduled

NBA PRESEASON SCORES
Toronto 134, NEW ORLEANS 119…
Utah 132, SACRAMENTO 93

MLB
DODGERS-BREWERS IN NLCS OPENER TONIGHT… Major league baseball’s postseason moves on to the next round tonight when the Dodgers and Brewers meet in Milwaukee to open the National League Championship Series. Los Angeles advanced by eliminating Atlanta three games to one in the NL Division Series while Milwaukee swept Colorado. The Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound, where he’ll be opposed by Gio Gonzalez in a matchup of lefthanders. First pitch is set for 8:09 p.m. Eastern and the game airs on FS1.

SATURDAY’S MLB SCHEDULE
Houston (Verlander) is at Boston (Sale) for Game 1 of the ALCS
Milwaukee (Miley) hosts Los Angeles (Ryu) for Game 2 of the NLCS

SUNDAY’S MLB SCHEDULE
Houston (Cole) is at Boston (Price) for Game 2 of the ALCS

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