The Rundown for Oct. 25, 2018

SEARCH FOR BOMBER(S) UNDERWAY… Investigators are believed to possess a treasure trove of forensic evidence as they search for the person or people responsible for the mailing of bombs to Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other other prominent Democrats and CNN. The bombs targeted figures who were frequently derided by President Trump. The discovery of the bombs didn’t prevent Trump from appearing at a Wisconsin rally last night, though he took softened his rhetoric.

CHINA EAVESDROPPING ON TRUMP… The New York Times reported yesterday that Chinese and Russian spies have been eavesdropping on President Trump’s cellphone calls. According to the report, Trump refuses to stop using the iPhone despite warnings from aides. Intelligence officials believe China’s ability to listen to Trump’s phone calls has influenced its strategy in dealing with the U.S.

CIA DIRECTOR LISTENS TO KHASHOGGI MURDER AUDIO… CIA Director Gina Haspel listened to the audio of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s interrogation and death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this month. The Washington Post reports that Haspel heard the audio during her visit to Turkey and found it “compelling.” Meanwhile, Turkish officials say that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heard the recording and received a transcript of the audio during his trip to Turkey.

2 DEAD IN LOUISVILLE SHOOTING… A shooting at a Kroger grocery store yesterday near Louisville, Kentucky, left two people dead. Witnesses said a man entered the store, shot a man, then fled to the parking lot and shot a woman. Authorities say the shooter was apprehended by authorities in “close proximity” to the grocery store.

WALL STREET CONTINUES FALL… It was another rotten day on Wall Street yesterday, as losses erased the gains posted this year for two of the three main indexes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.4% to 24,583.4 points, while the S&P 500 plunged 3.1% to 2,656.1 points. The losses pushed the two indexes into negative territory for the year. The tech-focused Nasdaq plunged more than 4.4% to 7,108.4 points amid concerns about weak corporate profits and global trade tensions.

A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL… NBC announced yesterday that it will air an hourlong Christmas special starring John Legend and his wife Chrissy Tiegen. “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy” airs on November 28. Legend is expected to perform songs from his upcoming album, “A Legendary Christmas,” which is set for release tomorrow. Celebrity guests are to expected to be announced later.

‘BIG BANG THEORY’ STARS ARE PAID WELL… The stars of the top-rated comedy “Big Bang Theory” hold down the top four spots on Forbes’ Best Paid Men in Television list. Jim Parsons tops the list with $26.5 million and was followed by castmates Johnny Galecki ($25 million), Simon Helberg ($23.5 million) and Kunal Nayyar ($23.5 million). “NCIS” star Mark Harmon capped the top five with $19 million.

BOSTON 4 – L.A. Dodgers 2… J.D. Martinez came through with a tie-breaking two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Red Sox made it stand in beating the Dodgers to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Boston starter David Price allowed just two runs on three hits over six innings. The series moves to L.A. for tomorrow’s Game 3. Nathan Eovaldi gets the start for the Red Sox. The Dodgers will counter with Walker Buehler in a matchup of rightthanders. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. Eastern and the game airs on Fox.

Utah 100 – HOUSTON 89… The Jazz shook off a slow start to cruise past the Rockets. Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points to lead all scorers. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Indiana 116 – SAN ANTONIO 96… Victor Oladipo scored 21 points to lead seven players in double figures as the Pacers pounded the Spurs. Domantas Sabonis delivered 16 points and 10 boards off the bench.

MILWAUKEE 123 – Philadelphia 108… Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished off 10 assists in leading the Bucks past the 76ers. Kris Middleton added 18 points.

ATLANTA 111 – Dallas 104… The Hawks overcame a 20-point deficit after the first quarter to upend the Mavericks. Kent Bazemore led the way with 32 points. Taureen Waller-Prince added 24 points.

Brooklyn 102 – CLEVELAND 86… the Nets used a big third quarter to pull away from the Cavaliers and keep them winless this season. D’Angelo Russell scored 18 points to lead a balanced scoring attack.

MIAMI 110 – New York 87… The Heat outscored the Knicks 45-20 in the third quarter on their way to a blowout win. Hassan Whiteside had 22 points and 14 boards. Josh Richardson added 21 points.

TORONTO 112 – Minnesota 105… Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 35 points as the Raptors handled the Timberwolves. Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists.

SACRAMENTO 97 – Memphis 92… The Kings were too much down the stretch in downing the Grizzlies. Buddy Hield led the way with 23 points. De’Aaaron Fox added 21 points.

L.A. Lakers 131 – PHOENIX 113… The Lakers bombed the Suns 44-24 in the second quarter and never looked back in the easy win. Lance Stephenson came off the bench to score 23 points. JaVale McGee finished with 20 points.

CHICAGO 112 – Charlotte 110… Zach LaVine’s two free throws with a half-second remaining sent the Bulls past the Hornets. LaVine finished with 32 points. Cameron Payne scored all 21 of his points in the second half while making 7 of 11 3-point attempts.

GOLDEN STATE 144 – Washington 122… Stephen Curry made 11 three-pointers on his way to 51 points in just three quarters of play and the Warriors rolled past the Wizards. Kevin Durant tossed in 30 points.

Portland is at Orlando…
Detroit hosts Cleveland…
Boston is at Oklahoma City…
the L.A. Lakers host Denver

Toronto 4 – WINNIPEG 2… The Maple Leafs got goals from four different players in doubling up on the Jets. Frederik Andersen made 38 saves at goal.

Florida 3 – N.Y. ISLANDERS 2 (OT)… The Panthers came from two goals down in the third period to rally past the Islanders. Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal 33 seconds into overtime.

Tampa Bay 1 – COLORADO 0… Nikita Kucherov netted the game’s only goal at 6:24 of the third period as the Lightning clipped the Avalanche. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 23 shots.

Vancouver 3 – VEGAS 2 (SO)… Markus Granlund’s goal in the shootout carried the Canucks past the Golden Knights. Bo Horvat netted a pair of second-period goals.

Nashville is at New Jersey…
Buffalo hosts Montreal…
Philadelphia is at Boston…
St. Louis hosts Columbus…
Los Angeles is at Minnesota…
Dallas hosts Anaheim…
the N.Y. Rangers are at Chicago…
Calgary hosts Pittsburgh…
Washington is at Edmonton…
Arizona hosts Vancouver

Miami (4-3) is at Houston (4-3)

#13 West Virginia hosts Baylor…
#25 Appalachian State is at Georgia Southern

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