The Roundup for May 14, 2019

TRUMP MEETS WITH HUNGARIAN LEADER… President Trump is facing bipartisan condemnation for praising Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office after the two leaders met yesterday. Orban’s political party is treated as a pariah in Europe for adopting authoritarian policies that have included an anti-immigrant platform, declaring Hungary an “illiberal” democracy and enacting crackdowns on the press and limits on elections and the judiciary. Trump called the prime minister “a respected man” who has “done the right thing, according to many people, on immigration.”

NEW YORK MAYOR THREATENS TO FINE TRUMP ORG… New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening to fine the Trump Organization $2.1 million a year starting in 2030 unless the president’s business reduces emissions from its buildings. A new law that takes effect on Friday sets emissions standards for large buildings, which are responsible for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city. The Trump Organization is the only potential offender to be named so far.

MARKETS FALL OVER CHINA TARIFFS… The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 700 points, or 2.7 percent, yesterday before rebounding back into the mid-600s in midday trading. The drop was the result of China announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods following President Trump’s tariff hikes on Chinese goods last week. The S&P 500 also plunged, dipping as much as 77 points, also 2.7 percent, before recovering to a 69-point drop.

JIMMY CARTER RECOVERING FROM BROKEN HIP… Jimmy Carter underwent surgery yesterday and is said to be recovering “comfortably” after falling and breaking his hip. The 94-year-old former president fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. In March, Carter became the longest-living president in U.S. history at 94 years and 172 days.

JURY DECIDES ROUNDUP MAKER MUST PAY $2 BILLION… A jury in Oakland, California, yesterday handed a $2.055 billion verdict in favor of a couple who say their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup. The verdict includes more than $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages. It was the latest of several recent losses in court Monsanto has suffered. Thousands of similar cases are pending at the federal or state level.

FELICITY HUFFMAN PLEADS GUILTY… Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in Boston court yesterday for her role in the college-admissions cheating scandal. The 56-year-old actress has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She allegedly bribed the man at the center of the scandal $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Prosecutors are recommending the actress pay $20,000 in fines and serve four months in prison.

DORIS DAY DIES… Legendary entertainer Doris Day died yesterday at her home in Carmel Valley, California, of pneumonia. She was 97. As an actress, Day received an Oscar nomination for her work in the 1960 film “Pillow Talk,” which was one of three romantic comedies in which she co-starred with Rock Hudson. As a singer, Day was best known for her songs “Sentimental Journey” and “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).” She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2008.

PHILADELPHIA 7 – Milwaukee 4… J.T. doubled home a go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning and Odubel Herrera added a two-run double to send the Phillies past the Brewers. Cesar Hernandez homered with a runner aboard.

ARIZONA 9 – Pittsburgh 3… Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer and tripled home two runs for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker also went deep. David Peralta singled home one run and doubled in another.

Houston 8 – DETROIT 1… The Astros cruised past the Tigers for their sixth straight win. They got homers from Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman. Starter Brad Peacock (4-2) allowed a run on three hits over five innings.

CHI. WHITE SOX 5 – Cleveland 2… Yoan Moncada connected for a pair of solo homers as the White Sox topped the Indians. Jose Abreu and Welington Castillo also homered with the bases empty. Reynaldo Lopez (3-4) allowed just a run on two hits over 7-2/3 innings.

L.A. Angels 5 – MINNESOTA 4… Tommy La Stella smacked a tie-breaking solo homer in the top of the sixth inning and the Angels made it stand in edging the Twins. Shohei Ohtani homered with a runner aboard.

Oakland 5 – SEATTLE 4 (10 innings)… The Athletics recovered to outlast the Mariners after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth inning. Ramon Laureano’s two-out homer in the top of the 10th inning proved to be decisive. Khris Davis hit two solo homers. Matt Olson and Mark Canha also connected for Oakland.

Baltimore – N.Y. YANKEES (ppd)… Rain in New York forced postponement of last night’s Orioles-Yankees game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 2-4) are at Cincinnati (Tanner Roark, 3-1)…
Washington (Jeremy Hellickson, 2-1) hosts the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 2-3)…
Milwaukee (Brandon Woodruff, 5-1) is at Philadelphia (Jerad Eickhoff, 2-1)…
Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 0-2) hosts St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 3-3)…
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 1-4) is at Arizona (Luke Weaver, 3-1)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 2-0) host San Diego (Chris Paddack, 3-1)

Cleveland (Carlos Carrasco, 3-3) is at the Chi. White Sox (Manny Banuelos, 2-2)…
the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 2-3) host Baltimore (Andrew Cashner, 4-1)…
Houston (Wade Miley, 3-2) is at Detroit (Ryan Carpenter, 0-1)…
Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 3-3) hosts the L.A. Angels (Felix Pena, 2-1)…
Texas (Shelby Miller, 1-2) is at Kansas City (Danny Duffy, 1-1)…
Seattle (Mike Leake, 2-4) hosts Oakland (Brett Anderson, 4-2)

Colorado (Kyle Freeland, 2-5) is at Boston (Chris Sale, 1-5)…
Miami (Caleb Smith, 3-0) hosts Tampa Bay (Charlie Morton, 3-0)…
Toronto (Trent Thornton, 0-4) is at San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 0-1)

St. Louis 4 – SAN JOSE 2… The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but needed goals from Robert Bertuzzi and Oskar Sundqvist to put away the Sharks and even the series at a game apiece. Joel Edmundson set up two goals for St. Louis, which hosts Game 3 tomorrow.

Boston is at Carolina for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final with the Bruins leading 2-0

Portland is at Golden State for Game 1 of the Western Conference final

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