The Rundown for May 3, 2019

HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI CALLS WILLIAM BARR A LIAR… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “The attorney general of the United States of America is not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” Pelosi told a gathering of reporters. “He lied to Congress. If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law.” Pelosi’s comments targeted Barr’s claim during a hearing last month that Mueller’s team had not expressed to him any concerns about his four-page summary of Mueller’s findings.

SENATE FAILS TO OVERRIDE YEMEN VETO… The Senate yesterday failed to override President Trump’s veto of legislation calling for an end to U.S. support of the war in Yemen. The legislation came up 14 votes short of the 67 it needed to overturn the veto. Had it passed, the bill would have ceased U.S. logistical and intelligence support of the Saudi-led coalition that gained power in Yemen.

BALTIMORE MAYOR RESIGNS… Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned yesterday amid a scandal stemming from her children’s book sales. Pugh’s resignation effective immediately and left City Council president Jack Young in charge. Pugh has been under investigation for allegedly charging businesses tens of thousands of dollars to buy her self-published children’s book.

DRUGMAKER CONVICTED… The founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc became the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be convicted in a case tied to the U.S. opioid crisis yesterday. A federal jury in Boston found John Kapoor guilty of participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe fentanyl. Kapoor and four colleagues faced racketeering conspiracy charges for bilking insurers into paying for the drug.

SEXUAL ASSAULTS RISE IN MILITARY… A Pentagon report released yesterday found that military sexual assaults reported by its female members rose by 44 percent between 2016 and 2018. Last year, 6.2 percent of female military members reported being the victim of sexual assault based on a military-wide anonymous survey. In 2016, 4.3 percent of females in the military reported being sexually assaulted. The rate of sexual assault for women ranged from 4 percent in the Air Force to 11 percent in the Marine Corps. Nearly 1 in 4 of all women experienced an “unhealthy climate” because of sexual harassment, according to the report.

ACTOR WHO PLAYED CHEWBACCA DIES… Peter Mayhew, an actor best known for playing Chewbacca in “Star Wars,” died on Tuesday at his North Texas home, family members announced yesterday. He was 74. Mayhew played Chewbacca in “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “Revenge of the Sith” and “The Force Awakens.”

IN THEATERS… In “Long Shot,” sparks fly when a man meets an old crush who is running for president and becomes her speechwriter. Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen star in the R-rated comedy. The animated feature “UglyDolls” centers on free-spirited UglyDolls who confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most. It’s rated PG. In “The Intruder,” a young married couple discovers that the man they bought several acres of land from refuses to let it go. Dennis Quaid and Meagan Good star in the PG-13 film.

N.Y. METS 1 – Cincinnati 0… Mets starter Noah Syndergaard (2-3) became the first pitcher in almost 36 years to hit a home run and throw a complete-game shutout. Syndergaard scattered four hits and struck out 10.

San Diego 11 – ATLANTA 2… The Padres mounted five-run rallies in the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Braves. Ian Kinsler and Wil Myers homered.

Colorado 11 – MILWAUKEE 6… The Rockies got homers from Nolan Arenado, David Dahl and Raimel Tapia in pounding their way past the Brewers. Mark Reynolds contributed a three-run double.

WASHINGTON 2 – St. Louis 1… Stephen Strasburg (3-1) limited the Cardinals to a run on six hits over 6-2/3 innings and three relievers preserved the victory. Brian Dozier’s double-play grounder in the bottom of the fifth inning scored Matt Adams with a tie-breaking run.

MINNESOTA 8 – Houston 2… Jason Castro homered and knocked in four runs to lead the Twins past the Astros. Starter Jose Berrios (5-1) allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Tampa Bay 3 – KANSAS CITY 1… Brandon Lowe homered with a runner aboard in the top of the ninth inning to send the Rays past the Royals. The game featured a duel between Rays starter Charlie Morton and his counterpart Danny Duffy, but neither got a decision.

CHI. WHITE SOX 6 – Boston 4… Nicky Delmonico connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the White Sox over the Red Sox. James McCann homered with a runner aboard for Chicago.

L.A. ANGELS 6 – Toronto 2… Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout smacked a solo blast as the Angels downed the Blue Jays. L.A. starter Tyler Skaggs (3-2) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings.

St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 3-1) is at the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 1-4)…
Philadelphia (Jerad Eickhoff, 1-1) hosts Washington (Jeremey Hellickson, 2-0)…
Atlanta (Kevin Gausman, 1-2) is at Miami (Jose Urena, 1-4)…
Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 0-4) hosts San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 0-0)…
the N.Y. Mets (Steven Matz, 3-1) are at Milwaukee (Brandon Woodruff, 3-1)…
Colorado (Tyler Anderson, 0-2) hosts Arizona (Robbie Ray, 1-1)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 1-0) are at San Diego (Eric Lauer, 2-3)

Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 2-0) is at the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 3-2)…
Baltimore (Dan Straily, 1-2) hosts Tampa Bay (Tyler Glasnow, 5-0)…
Kansas City (Jorge Lopez, 0-2) is at Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 2-2)…
Cleveland (Shane Bieber, 2-1) hosts Seattle (Yusei Kikuchi, 1-1)….
Toronto (Trent Thornton, 0-3) is at Texas (Mike Minor, 3-2)…
the Chi White Sox (Reynaldo Lopez, 2-3) host Boston (Chris Sale, 0-5)

Oakland (Brett Anderson, 3-2) is at Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 1-2)

PHILADELPHIA 116 – Toronto 95… The 76ers pulled away in the fourth quarter to top the Raptors and take a 2-1 lead in the series. Joel Embiid scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jimmy Butler added 22 points. Game 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

Milwaukee is at Boston for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1…
Portland hosts Denver for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1

Boston 4 – COLUMBUS 1… The Bruins skated past the Blue Jackets to tie the series at two games apiece. Patrice Bergeron scored goals in the first and third periods. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist. Goalie Tuukka Rask made 39 saves. Game 5 is tomorrow in Boston.

COLORADO 3 – San Jose 0… The Avalanche clipped the Sharks to tie the series at two games apiece. Nathan MacKinnon broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period. Colin Wilson netted a power-play goal in the third. Goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped all 32 shots. The series returns to San Jose for tomorrow’s Game 5.

the N.Y. Islanders are at Carolina for Game 4 with the Hurricanes leading 3-0…
St. Louis hosts Dallas for Game 5 with the series tied 2-2

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