The Rundown for March 4, 2019

AT LEAST 14 DEAD IN ALABAMA STORMS… At least 14 people were killed and many more were injured in severe storms and an apparent tornado that rolled across Alabama yesterday. State authorities warned that the death toll could rise amid continuing search efforts in the small community of Beauregard and surrounding areas after a storm cut a miles-wide path of destruction stretching through Lee County. Weather warnings were also issued in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

HOUSE COMMITTEE TO SUBPOENA TRUMP DOCUMENTS… House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler revealed yesterday that dozens of individuals will be subpoenaed for documents as part of the committee’s obstruction of justice investigation into President Trump. Nadler, a Democrat from New York, said during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” that Donald Trump, Jr. and president Trump’s accountant Allen Weisselberg are among those who will be asked for documents. Nadler said Trump was implicated “in various crimes, both while seeking the office of president and while in the White House” last week during testimony by Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

BOLTON SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS SOME EXPLAINING TO DO… National security adviser John Bolton said yesterday that North Korea should provide a full explanation of Otto Warmbier’s detainment and death. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Bolton called for North Korea to describe the circumstances surrounding the Warmbier’s death. The American student traveled to North Korea in 2015 and was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room. He died after being returned to the U.S. while in a coma in 2017. Following last week’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump said Kim told him he “felt very badly” about Warmbier’s death and that he took Kim “at his word” that he wasn’t aware of the incident.

DEMS GATHER TO REMEMBER BLOODY SUNDAY… Several Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election were among those gathered in Selma, Alabama, yesterday to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march. The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee is held annually to honor civil rights leaders who were beaten and tear-gassed by police as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in protest of black voter discrimination. The annual event includes a march across the bridge and the Coretta King Unity Breakfast.

NEW CAPSULE DOCKS AT SPACE STATION… The SpaceX Dragon capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station as part of its demonstration mission. The capsule was launched on Saturday and made the attachment autonomously. It carried a test dummy and about 200 pounds of supplies. According to SpaceX, real astronauts could be launching in the Dragon as early as July.

‘A STAR IS BORN’ SOUNDTRACK TOPS ALBUM CHART… Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack sold 128,000 copies to top the Billboard 200 album chart for a fourth nonconsecutive week. Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” slipped to No. 2 after selling 116,000 units. Rapper Gunna’s “Drip or Drown 2” sold 90,000 copies to debut in third place. Offset’s “Father of 4” finished fourth after selling 89,000 copies. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” soundtrack capped the top five with 61,000 units sold.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” brought in another $30 million to remain atop the weekend box office for a second week. “A Madea Family Funeral” opened in second place with $27 million. “Alita: Battle Angel” dropped to third place after bringing in $7 million. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” finished in fourth place with $6.6 million. “The Green Book” rounded out the top five with $4.7 million.

Portland 118 – CHARLOTTE 108… The Trail Blazers came up big in the fourth quarter to put away the Hornets. Rodney Hood scored a game-high 27 points. Jusuf Jurkic powered his way to 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Houston 115 – BOSTON 104… The Rockets built a 22-point halftime lead and coasted past the Celtics for their fifth straight win. James Harden poured in 42 points. Eric Gordon added 32 points. Chris Paul had 15 points and 12 assists.

Atlanta 123 – CHICAGO 118… The Hawks got a season-high 23 points from Alex Len and held off the Bulls. Six other players scored in double figures for Atlanta.

L.A. CLIPPERS 128 – New York 107… Landry Shamet dropped in 21 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Clippers dealt the Knicks their 50th loss of the season. Dino Gallinari added 20 points.

CLEVELAND 107 – Orlando 93… The Cavaliers bombed the Magic 40-21 in the fourth quarter to run away with the victory. Jordan Clarkson led the way with 18 points. Kevin Love had 16 points and 14 boards.

DETROIT 112 – Toronto 107 (OT)… Blake Griffin scored 27 points to lead the Pistons in their overtime win over the Raptors. Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard added 19 points apiece.

WASHINGTON 135 – Minnesota 121… Bobby Portis scored 26 points and brought down 12 rebounds in leading the Wizards past the Timberwolves. Bradley Beal and Jabari Parker added 22 points apiece.

OKLAHOMA CITY 99 – Memphis 95… Russell Westbrook scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to upend the Grizzlies. Dennis Schroder had 17 points and 12 boards.

Dallas is at Brooklyn…
Miami hosts Atlanta…
Denver is at San Antonio…
Phoenix hosts Milwaukee…
New Orleans is at Utah…
Sacramento hosts New York…
the L.A. Clippers are at the L.A. Lakers

Washington 3 – N.Y. RANGERS 2 (SO)… Alex Ovechkin was credited with the winning goal in the shootout when Rangers’ goalie Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick at the puck and knocked it away as Ovechkin approached. Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby made 22 saves.

Philadelphia 4 – N.Y. ISLANDERS 1… The Flyers got goals from four different players in knocking the Islanders out of first place in the Metropolitan Division. Claude Giroux set up two goals.

VEGAS 3 – Vancouver 0… Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 19 to record his second straight shutout in the win over the Canucks. Vegas scored all three goals in the second period.

ANAHEIM 2 – Colorado 1… The Ducks held off the Avalanche to end their five-game skid. Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist.

Ottawa 3 – FLORIDA 2… Rudolfs Balcers netted a tie-breaking goal in the second period and the Senators made it stand in edging the Panthers. Ottawa also got goals from Brian Gibbons and Zack Smith. Goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots.

Winnipeg 5 – COLUMBUS 2… Blake Wheeler scored four goals to carry the Jets past the Blue Jackets. Mark Scheifele set up three goals. Nathan Beaulieu had two assists.

Nashville 3 – MINNESOTA 2 (SO)… Ryan Johansen scored the winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout and the Predators stopped the Wild’s winning streak at five games. Filip Forsberg netted a tying goal with 4:19 left in regulation.

SAN JOSE 5 – Chicago 2… The Sharks scored three unanswered goals in the third perio to put away the Blackhawks. Marcus Sorensen netted the go-ahead goal. Melker Karlsson scored twice more. Joonas Donskoi, Tim Heed and Michael Haley each had two assists.

Edmonton is at Buffalo…
Calgary hosts Toronto

#9 Michigan 69, #17 MARYLAND 62…
Creighton 66, #10 MARQUETTE 60…
#25 Washington 62, STANFORD 61

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