The Rundown for July 30, 2019

TRUMP SIGNS 9/11 FUNDING BILL… President Trump yesterday signed the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund bill, which secures funding for 40,000 emergency personnel and others affected by the 9/11 attacks. The legislation passed the House and the Senate earlier this month. Some 200 New York Fire Department firefighters have died due to illnesses related to the attacks. The signing was not without controversy. Democratic congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the lead co-sponsor of the bill, said she was not invited to the ceremony, where Trump made the baseless claim that he was with first responders when the twin towers collapsed.

BARR LIMITS ASYLUM REQUESTS… Attorney General William Barr yesterday determined that asylum-seeking immigrants will be denied if their request is based on familial connection to people under threat in their home countries. Migrants were previously allowed to request protection in the U.S. if the threats to their families put them at risk. Barr said family connections don’t constitute “membership in a particular social group” that falls under the category of persecuted.

GILROY GUNMAN IDENTIFIED… Police said yesterday that Sunday’s shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Central California left three people dead and 12 people wounded. The dead included a 6-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a man in his 20s. Gilroy police responded quickly to the report of gunfire and fatally shot the gunman, who was identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan. The gunman had made far-right anti-immigrant posts on social media and had legally purchased a semi-automatic assault rifle in Nevada, according to authorities.

5 DEAD IN WISCONSIN SHOOTINGS… Two sets of shootings in northwestern Wisconsin yesterday left five people dead. Sheriffs say the shooter killed three family members at a home in Lake Hallie and then fatally shot two move victims at a residence nine miles away. The suspect was among the dead. Two adults were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

CUOMO SIGNS MARIJUANA BILL… New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed legislation to decriminalize possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and reduce the penalty for unlawful possession to a fine. The new law was the result of a compromise between proponents and those opposed to the legal commercial sale of marijuana. The law is set to take effect in 30 days.

‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ SETS CHART RECORD… Rapper-singer Lil Nas X’s hit song “Old Town Road” yesterday broke the record for longest consecutive run atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song bypassed Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” with its 17th straight week at No. 1. Billboard said more than 28,000 songs have debuted on the #Hot100 over its 60-year history and only 38 have spent at least 10 weeks at the top.

JASON MOMOA TO STAR IN NETFLIX MOVIE… Jason Momoa has signed on to star in the upcoming Netflix movie “Sweet Girl.” Netflix said the “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman” star will play a man who “vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.” The actor is also slated to star in 2022’s “Aquaman 2,” as well as a new version of the sci-fi classic “Dune.”

WASHINGTON 6 – Atlanta 3… Anthony Rendon unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to power the Nationals past the Braves. Patrick Corbin (9-5) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings.

MIAMI 11 – Arizona 6… Miguel Rojas’ two-run homer capped a six-run bottom of the second inning and Brian Anderson added a solo shot for the Marlins. Harold Ramirez drove in a pair of runs.

CINCINNATI 11 – Pittsburgh 6… The Reds erupted to score 10 runs in the bottom of the second inning and coasted past the Pirates. Jose Iglesias completed the uprising with a grand slam. Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a two-run single.

COLORADO 9 – L.A. Dodgers 1… David Dahl singled home a run and homered with a runner aboard for the Rockies. Nolan Arenado stroked a two-run single. Ryon McMahon doubled home two runs. Jon Gray (10-7) surrendered a run on three hits over eight innings.

Toronto 7 – KANSAS CITY 3… Cavan Biggio led of the top of the eighth inning with a go-ahead leadoff homer and sparked a three-run ninth with a run-scoring single. Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk homered for Toronto.

Detroit 7 – L.A. ANGELS 2… Miguel Cabrera smacked a solo homer and singled home two runs for the Tigers. Jordy Mercer also went deep for Detroit. Jordan Zimmermann (1-8) allowed two runs on four hits over 5-1/3 innings.

SAN DIEGO 8 – Baltimore 1… Eric Hosmer homered twice and knocked in five runs to lead the Padres past the Orioles. Fernando Tatis, Franmil Reyes and Luis Urias drilled solo homers for San Diego. Chris Paddack (7-5) allowed a run on three hits over 5-1/3 innings.

Atlanta (Julio Teheran, 5-7) is at Washington (Erick Fedde, 1-1)…
Philadelphia (Drew Smyly, 0-0) hosts San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 3-4)
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 7-9) is at Cincinnati (Tanner Roark, 6-6)…
St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 7-7) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Yu Darvish, 3-4)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Tony Gonsolin, 0-1) are at Colorado (Kyle Freeland, 2-8)

Houston (Justin Verlander, 13-4) is at Cleveland (Shane Bieber, 10-3)…
Boston (David Price, 7-4) hosts Tampa Bay (TBA)….
Seattle (Mike Leake, 9-8) is at Texas (Ariel Jurado, 6-6)…
Kansas City (Mike Montgomery, 0-1) hosts Toronto (TBA)…
Detroit (Drew VerHagen, 1-1) is at the L.A. Angels (Griffin Canning, 3-6)

Baltimore (Tom Eshelman, 0-2) is at San Diego (Dinelson Lamet, 0-2)
the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 8-5) host Arizona (Taylor Clarke, 3-3)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 11-5) is at Miami (Zac Gallen, 1-2)…
the Chi. White Sox (Reynaldo Lopez, 5-9) host the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 7-5)…
Milwaukee (Adrian Houser, 4-4) is at Oakland (Chris Bassitt, 7-5)

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