The Rundown for Oct. 26, 2018

SEARCH FOR BOMBS CENTERED IN SOUTH FLORIDA… Federal agents investigating the pipe bombs that have been sent to prominent Trump critics centered their search on a U.S. mail facility near Miami last night. Authorities believe “several” of the packages passed through a processing and distribution center in Opa-locka, Florida. The number of devices mailed rose to 10 yesterday after packages targeted Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden.

JUDGE PAUSES SUIT AGAINST TRUMP CHARITY… A New York state supreme court judge yesterday paused a lawsuit against President Trump’s charitable foundation. The delay comes as Justice Saliann Scarpulla awaits a higher court’s ruling that will determine whether a sitting president can be sued in state court. The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleges that the Donald J. Trump Foundation served as a “shell corporation that functioned as a checkbook” for the Trump campaign and businesses.

TWITTER ELIMINATES 9 MILLION ACCOUNTS… Twitter announced yesterday that it has eliminated 9 million automated “bots,” spam and fake accounts over the third quarter. The social media giant says new software has enabled it to pinpoint questionable accounts or prevent them from signing up at all. Daily active users have grown 9 percent over the last year, but they account for fewer than half of monthly users.

DEFICIT GROWS BY ANOTHER $1 BILLION… Federal officials said yesterday that the U.S. trade deficit grew by another $1 billion last month. September marked the fourth straight month the trade deficit has grown. The news comes amid Trump administration efforts to narrow the gap using tariffs. According to the Census Bureau, exports increased 1.8 percent to $140.9 billion from August to September and imports jumped 1.5 percent to $217 billion.

GRASSLEY CALLS FOR AVENATTI INVESTIGATION… Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick about their allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley cited “contradictions” between what Swetnick told the Judiciary Committee in an affidavit and what she told NBC News in an October 1 interview. Avenatti said he welcomes the investigation because it will mean the FBI also will have to probe the denials of misconduct by Kavanaugh in response to Swetnick’s claims.

ENTERTAINMENT
MEGYN KELLY REPORTEDLY OUT AT NBC… Media reports yesterday indicated Megyn Kelly is leaving NBC after her defense of blackface prompted national outrage on Tuesday. NBC executives have reportedly agreed to pay the remainder of her $69 million-three year contract, Kelly was previously accused of racism when she insisted that Santa is white.

IN THEATERS… In “Hunter Killer,” an untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue a Russian president who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
MLB WORLD SERIES RESUMES TONIGHT
The Red Sox and Dodgers are back in action tonight in L.A. for Game 3 of the 2018 World Series. Boston, which won the first two games at home, will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. 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.

NBA SCORES
Portland 128 – ORLANDO 114… Damian Lillard lit it up for 41 points as the Trail Blazers put away the Magic. C.J. McCollum added 22 points. Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Al-Farouq Amino grabbed 15 boards.

DETROIT 110 – Cleveland 103… The Pistons handled the Cavaliers to remain unbeaten after four games. Andre Drummond powered his way to 26 points and 22 boards. Blake Griffin finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Boston 101 – OKLAHOMA CITY 95… The Celtics erased a 16-point halftime deficit on their way past the Thunder. Jayson Tatum scored 24 points to lead all scorers. Marcus Morris delivered 10 points off the bench.

L.A. LAKERS 121 – Denver 114… The Lakers closed with a 23-8 run to get past the Nuggets. LeBron James scored 28 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished off 11 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 22 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Chicago is at Carolina…
Toronto hosts Dallas…
Golden State is at New York…
Houston hosts the L.A. Clippers…
Brooklyn is at New Orleans…
Minnesota hosts Milwaukee…
Washington is at Sacramento

NHL SCORES
Nashville 4 – NEW JERSEY 3 (OT)… Kyle Turris found the net 3:35 into overtime to give the Predators a come-from-behind win over the Devils. Nico Hischier scored a pair of goals. Kyle Palmieri had three assists.

BUFFALO 4 – Montreal 3… Kyle Okposo scored a go-ahead power-play goal with 1:01 remaining to send the Sabres past the Canadiens. Jason Pominville found the net twice. Jake McCabe had two assists.

BOSTON 3 – Philadelphia 0… Goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped all 26 shots as the Bruins blanked the Flyers. Zdeno Chara netted two goals.

MINNESOTA 4 – Los Angeles 1… The Wild skated past the Kings to win their fourth in a row. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots at goal and had an assist.

Columbus 7 – ST. LOUIS 4… The Blue Jackets came from two goals down to upend the Blues. Boone Jenner and Anthony Duclar had two goals apiece. Artemi Panarin assisted on three goals.

DALLAS 5 – Anaheim 2… Jason Dickinson found the net twice and had an assist in leading the Stars past the Ducks. The loss was Anaheim’s fourth in a row.

CHICAGO 4 – N.Y. Rangers 1… The Blackhawks outshot the Rangers 37-19 in cruising to the win. Alexandre Fortin scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period.

EDMONTON 4 – Washington 1… Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal and had an assist as the Oilers skated past the Capitals. Goalie Cam Talbot made 31 saves.

Pittsburgh 9 – CALGARY 1… Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel scored two goals apiece as the Penguins walloped the Flames. Sidney Crosby finished with a goal and two assists. Goalie Matt Murray stopped 38 shots.

ARIZONA 4 – Vancouver 1… Four different players found the net as the Coyotes skated past the Canucks. Darcy Kuemper made 27 saves at goal.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay is at Vegas…
Carolina hosts San Jose…
Edmonton is at Detroit…
Colorado hosts Ottawa

NFL SCORE
HOUSTON 42 – Miami 23… Deshaun Watson completed 16 of 20 passes for 239 years and five touchdowns to lead the Texans in a romp over the Dolphins. DeAndre Hopkins and Jordan Thomas had two scoring catches apiece. Will Fuller had five catches for 124 yards and a TD.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (3-4) is at Jacksonville (3-4)…
the N.Y. Giants (1-6) host Washington (4-2)…
Cleveland (2-4-1) is at Pittsburgh (3-2-1)…
Detroit (3-3) hosts Seattle (3-3)
Denver (3-4) is at Kansas City (6-1)…
Carolina (4-2) hosts Baltimore (4-3)…
the N.Y. Jets (3-4) are at Chicago (3-3)…
Cincinnati (4-3) hosts Tampa Bay (3-3)…
Indianapolis (2-5) is at Oakland (1-5)…
Arizona (1-6) hosts San Francisco (1-6)…
Green Bay (3-2-1) is at the L.A. Rams (7-0)…
Minnesota (4-2-1) hosts New Orleans (5-1)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
New England (5-2) is at Buffalo (2-5)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
#13 WEST VIRGINIA 58, Baylor 14…
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 34, #25 Appalachian State 14

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#23 Utah is at UCLA

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#2 Clemson is at Florida State…
#3 Notre Dame is at Navy…
#6 Texas is at Oklahoma State…
#7 Georgia hosts #9 Florida…
#8 Oklahoma hosts Kansas State…
#12 Kentucky is at Missouri…
#14 Washington State is at #24 Stanford…
#15 Washington is at California…
#16 Texas A&M is at Mississippi State…
#17 Penn State hosts #18 Iowa…
#19 Oregon is at Arizona…
#20 Wisconsin is at Northwestern…
#21 South Florida is at Houston…
#22 North Carolina State is at Syracuse

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