The Rundown for Nov. 1, 2018

ACCUSED SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER INDICTED… A federal grand jury has indicted accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers on 44 counts. Federal prosecutors plan to pursue the death penalty, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make the final decision. Bowers allegedly entered the synagogue on Saturday and shouted “All Jews must die” before fatally shooting 11 people and injuring six others.

TRUMP MAY SEND AS MANY AS 15K TROOPS TO BORDER… President Trump announced yesterday that he may send as many as 15,000 military troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the migrant caravan. Trump said the troops would join Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border. Trump’s decision to send troops has been derided as unnecessary and costly, since the migrants are roughly 1,000 miles away from the U.S. and traveling fewer than 20 miles a day.

U.S. CALLS FOR YEMEN CEASEFIRE… The Trump administration has called on Houthi rebels and Saudi coalition forces to agree to a cease-fire so the United Nations can begin peace talks to end the Yemen Civil War. The war has left Yemen civilians on the brink of widespread famine with an estimated 22 million people in need of food and medicine. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Houthi rebels to stop launching missiles and drone strikes at Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He also called on the coalition to stop launching airstrikes in populated areas of Yemen.

NEW YORK INVESTIGATORS PROBE DEATHS OF SAUDI SISTERS… New York police investigators say last week’s discovery of the bodies of two young women on the Manhattan shore of the Hudson River remains a mystery. The women, who were bound together with duct tape around their waists and ankles, were sisters from Saudi Arabia living in Virginia, authorities have concluded. The sisters had recently requested asylum in the U.S. without listing a reason why on their applications.

‘WATERGATE ROAD MAP’ RELEASED… The National Archives yesterday released the so-called “Watergate Road Map.” The document outlines former President Richard Nixon’s efforts to cover up the break-in at Washington’s Watergate Hotel. Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski sent the grand jury report to the House Judiciary Committee in 1974 as an impeachment referral for Nixon. The document remained under seal until a member of Nixon’s defense team requested it be made public. The report includes a two-page summary of the committee report, 53 statements and 97 supporting documents, as well as documents released previously. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell ordered it unsealed earlier this month.

ENTERTAINMENT
ACTOR ADMITS TO CUTTING OFF HIS OWN HAND… A one-handed actor whose credits include “Better Call Saul” has publicly admitted that he cut off his own hand and didn’t lose it during military service, as he’d previously claimed. Todd Latourette confessed that he cut his hand off 17 years ago during a psychotic break and has used the injury to solicit sympathy from casting directors. Latourette says he realizes he’s destroying his own career by coming forward with the truth.

WEINSTEIN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON UNDERAGE GIRL… Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Polish model. A civil court filing made yesterday claims Weinstein subjected the victim to years of harassment and emotional abuse. The accuser says the assault occurred at Weinstein’s New York City apartment in 2002.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
BROOKLYN 120 – Detroit 119 (OT)… Spencer Dinwiddie knocked down a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime as the Nets outlasted the Pistons. Dinwiddie finished with 25 points for Brooklyn. Joe Harris added 23 points.

Indiana 107 – NEW YORK 101… Domantas Sabonis came off the bench to make all 12 field goal attempts and match a career high with 30 points in the Pacers’ defeat of the Knicks. Victor Oladipo tossed in 24 points.

Denver 108 – CHICAGO 107 (OT)… Paul Milsap’s putback with .1 seconds remaining lifted the Nuggets over the Bulls. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

MINNESOTA 128 – Utah 125… Derrick Rose poured in a career-high 50 points in leading the Timberwolves over the Jazz. Karl Anthony-Towns had 28 points and 16 boards.

L.A. LAKERS 114 – Dallas 113… LeBron James’ free throw with 2 seconds remaining was the difference in the Lakers’ win over the Mavericks. James finished with a game-high 29 points. JaVale McGee had 16 points and 15 rebounds.

GOLDEN STATE 131 – New Orleans 121… The Warriors got 37 points from Stephen Curry and 24 from Kevin Durant in fighting their way past the Pelicans. Draymond Green finished with 16 points and 15 boards.

San Antonio 120 – PHOENIX 90… The Spurs built a 21-point halftime lead and never looked back in their romp over the Suns. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points to lead all scorers. LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
the L.A. Clippers are at Philadelphia…
Cleveland hosts Denver…
Oklahoma City is at Charlotte…
Atlanta hosts Sacramento…
Milwaukee is at Boston…
Portland hosts New Orleans

NHL SCORES
VANCOUVER 4 – Chicago 2… Third-period goals by Brendan Gaunce and Antoine Roussel sent the Canucks past the Blackhawks. Jake Virtanen netted Vancouver’s first two goals.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Winnipeg is at Florida…
Toronto hosts Dallas…
Pittsburgh is at the N.Y. Islanders…
Ottawa hosts Buffalo…
Washington is at Montreal…
Detroit hosts New Jersey…
Nashville is at Tampa Bay…
St. Louis hosts Vegas…
Colorado is at Calgary…
Edmonton hosts Chicago…
the N.Y. Rangers are at Anaheim…
San Jose hosts Columbus…
Philadelphia is at Los Angeles

TONIGHT’S NFL SCHEDULE
Oakland (1-6) is at San Francisco (1-7)

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#12 Central Florida hosts Temple

WILLIE McCOVEY DIES… Hall of Fame first-baseman, Willie McCovey, who spent of his 19 of his 22 major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, died yesterday after an extended illness. He was 80. McCovey retired in 1980 after hitting 521 career home runs.

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