The Rundown for March 6, 2019

TRUMP’S INSURANCE BROKER SUBPOENAED… New York state insurance regulators have subpoenaed the Trump Organization’s insurance broker as part of an investigation into questionable claims involving Trump’s business. The Trump Organization is already being investigated by federal prosecutors and Congress. President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen implied in congressional testimony last week that the Trump Organization inflated the value of its assets to insurance companies.

FDA COMMISSIONER RESIGNS… Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resigned yesterday, claiming he wants to spend more time with his family. His resignation will take effect by mid-April. Gottlieb’s departure came as a surprise, as he has aggressively sought to restrict the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and recently hired new senior staff.

84 PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN SACRAMENTO… Authorities in Sacramento, California, said yesterday that 84 demonstrators and one reporter were arrested Monday night and Tuesday morning during protests over the acquittal of two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man. A crowd of about 100 protesters marched Monday night to protest Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie’s decision not to charge the officers with any criminal liability in the shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark. The officers say they mistook Clark’s cell phone for a gun. The young man was shot seven times, including at least three times in the back.

BUDGET GAP JUMPS 77 PERCENT… The Treasury Department announced yesterday that the federal budget gap climbed 77 percent over the past year to $310.3 billion from October to January. Increased spending on Social Security, defense and interest payments was blamed for the jump. Tax revenues were lower following the new tax cuts, with corporate payments down 23 percent.

BIG CROWDS AT MARDI GRAS… Streets in New Orleans filled for Mardi Gras yesterday as revelers celebrated the end of the Carnival season. Massive crowds turned out for parades and other events despite temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The party officially ended at midnight with police on horseback riding down Bourbon Street to clear the crowds in time for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

ENTERTAINMENT
‘SUPERSTORE’ GETS FIFTH SEASON… NBC has ordered a fifth season of the comedy series “Superstore.” The show stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, Nico Santos and Mark McKinney as the employees of a fictional big-box store called Cloud 9. The series is averaging a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall in its Thursday 8-8:30 pm time slot.

WILLIE NELSON TO HEADLINE ‘OUTLAW’ TOUR… Willie Nelson & Family will headline the Outlaw Music Festival tour this summer. The tour has scheduled 10 shows so far, including performances at the Mountain Jam and Summerfest festivals. Phil Lesh & Friends, Alison Krauss, The Revivalists, The Avett Brothers, Dawes and Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real are among the acts participating. The tour kicks off in Bangor, Maine, on June 14.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
PHILADELPHIA 114 – Orlando 106… J.J. Redick knocked down six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points in leading the 76ers past the Magic. Tobias Harris had 21 points and 12 boards. Ben Simmons finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Houston 107 – TORONTO 95… The Rockets rallied past the Raptors in the fourth quarter after letting an 18-point halftime lead slip away. James Harden led the way with 35 points.

INDIANA 105 – Chicago 96… The Pacers got 27 points from Bojan Bogdanovic and 22 from Darren Collison in downing the Bulls. Thaddeus Young had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

MEMPHIS 120 – Portland 111… The Grizzlies overcame an early double-digit deficit to get past the Trail Blazers. Michael Conley poured in 40 points to lead all scorers. Delon Wright added 25 points.

MINNESOTA 131 – Oklahoma City 120… Karl-Anthony Towns powered his way to 41 points and 14 boards as the Timberwolves cruised past the Thunder. Jeff Teague scored 16 points and dished off 12 assists.

Boston 128 – GOLDEN STATE 95… The Celtics built a 25-point halftime lead and coasted to a blowout win over the Warriors. Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 30 points. Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Miami is at Charlotte…
Detroit hosts Minnesota…
Dallas is at Washington…
Atlanta hosts San Antonio…
Cleveland is at Brooklyn…
Chicago hosts Philadelphia…
Utah is at New Orleans…
Phoenix hosts New York…
Boston is at Sacramento…
the L.A. Lakers host Denver

NHL SCORES
BOSTON 4 – Carolina 3 (OT)… David Krejci’s goal 1:46 into overtime lifted the Bruins over the Hurricanes. The winning goal came off a steal and an assist by Jake DeBrusk, who also netted a goal.

Columbus 2 – NEW JERSEY 1 (SO)… Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout to send the Blue Jackets past the Devils. Atkinson also opened the scoring with a first-period goal.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 5 – Ottawa 4 (SO)… The Islanders recovered to outlast the Senators after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the tiebreaker.

PITTSBURGH 3 – Florida 2 (OT)… Jake Guetzel’s second goal of the game came 2:44 into overtime and gave the Penguins a hard-fought win over the Panthers. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists.

TAMPA BAY 5 – Winnipeg 2… Nikita Kucherov’s two assists helped the Lightning top the Jets and gave him 108 points on the season to tie the franchise season points record. Adam Erne and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist.

NASHVILLE 5 – Minnesota 4 (SO)… Ryan Johansen scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Predators topped the Wild. Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist.

DALLAS 1 – N.Y. Rangers 0… John Klingberg scored a second-period goal and the Stars made it stand in their blanking of the Rangers. Goalie Ben Bishop made 28 saves in his 28th career shutout.

COLORADO 4 – Detroit 3 (OT)… Nathan MacKinnon’s goal at 2:29 of overtime gave the Avalanche a come-from-behind win over the Red Wings. MacKinnon also assisted on Tyson Barrie’s tying goal with 1:35 remaining in regulation.

Anaheim 3 – ARIZONA 1… Adam Henrique and Troy Terry netted power-play goals in the third period to carry the Ducks past the Coyotes. Jakob Silfverberg opened the scoring with a first-period goal.

Montreal 3 – LOS ANGELES 1… The Canadiens scored a goal in each period on their way past the Kings. Shea Weber scored a goal and assisted on another. Victor Mete had two assists.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Washington is at Philadelphia…
Vancouver hosts Toronto…
St. Louis is at Anaheim…
Vegas hosts Calgary

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
#3 North Carolina 79, BOSTON COLLEGE 66…
#4 DUKE 71, Wake Forest 70…
#5 TENNESSEE 71, Mississippi State 54…
#6 Kentucky 80, MISSISSIPPI 76…
#9 MICHIGAN STATE 91, Nebraska 76…
MINNESOTA 73, #11 Purdue 69…
OKLAHOMA 81, #13 Kansas 68…
#14 FLORIDA STATE 73, #15 Virginia Tech 64…
#17 Nevada 90, AIR FORCE 79…
#19 Buffalo 82, OHIO 79…

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