The Rundown for November 8, 2019

TRUMP ORDERED TO PAY $2 MILLION TO SETTLE CIVIL SUIT… A New York state judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2 million to nonprofits to settle a civil suit against him, his foundation and three of his children for alleged violations of charities law. Former New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed the 41-page complaint in June 2018, naming Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The complaint alleged “persistent violation of state and federal laws governing New York state charities,” including using charitable assets to promote Trump’ businesses, enrich himself personally and support his 2016 presidential campaign.

ROGER STONE THREATENING EMAILS UNVEILED AT TRIAL… The trial of President Trump’s adviser Roger Stone continued yesterday with prosecutors unveiling threatening text messages that Stone sent radio host Randy Credico. The messages urged Credico not to testify about their communications over Stone’s efforts in 2016 to learn when WikiLeaks might release more damaging emails about Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton. “Prepare to die…” Stone wrote in one text to Credico that also included an obscenity. “You are a rat.” In his September 2017 testimony to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Stone identified Credico as a source of information that WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange would be releasing more damning emails about Hillary Clinton but that claim was disproven. Prosecutors accuse Stone of also concealing that he was relying on a second intermediary, conservative author Jerome Corsi, whom Stone had dispatched to “get to Assange” to dig up information on when Wikileaks might publish more emails.

U.S. DIPLOMAT RIPPED TRUMP OVER TURKISH OFFENSIVE… An internal memo obtained by The New York Times reveals that the top American diplomat stationed in northern Syria slammed the Trump administration for not trying hard enough to deter Turkey’s military offensive last month. In the memo, William Roebuck questioned whether tougher American diplomacy could have prevented Turkey from attacking last month and committing “war crimes and ethnic cleansing.” The diplomat also said the Trump administration’s actions left Syrian Kurdish allies abandoned, which has essentially opened the door for a possible Islamic State resurgence.

BOLTON WOULD TESTIFY UNDER COURT ORDER… President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to go against the White House’s orders and testify before House impeachment investigators if a federal court allows him to do so, according to a report in yesterday’s Washington Post. Bolton would testify about his conversations with Trump and his misgivings over the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into probing his political rivals Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the report said. Bolton would reportedly testify only under a judicial order. He was requested to show for a deposition to the House inquiry panel on Friday but did not appear.

BLOOMBERG EYES PRESIDENTIAL RUN… The New York Times reported yesterday that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to file paperwork this week allowing him to run in Alabama’s Democratic presidential primary. Bloomberg reportedly has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks but has not made up his mind. Alabama is not one of the early primaries but candidates who formally want to enter the 2020 presidential race in the state face a deadline of today for filing paperwork.

ENTERTAINMENT
JAMES DEAN CASTING SPARKS BACKLASH… Filmmakers have responded to backlash following their announcement that the late actor James Dean would be cast in the upcoming Vietnam War-era drama “Finding Jack” nearly seven decades after his death. “Avengers” star Chris Evans called the decision “shameful” and actress Zelda Williams said on Twitter that “It sets such an awful precedent for the future of performance.” Director Anton Ernst told “The Hollywood Reporter” that he was “saddened” and “confused” over the overwhelmingly negative comments. “We don’t really understand it. We never intended for this to be a marketing gimmick,” he said.

IN THEATERS… “Doctor Sleep” follows the events of “The Shining” and centers on a now-adult Dan Torrance who meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot that preys on children with powers to remain immortal. Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson star in the R-rated thriller. In “Last Christmas,” life takes a new turn for a young woman with a history of bad decisions who take a job as Santa’s elf at a department store and meets a man who seems too good to be true. Emma Thompson and Boris Isakovic star in the PG-13 comedy. “Midway” tells the story of the Battle of Midway through the leaders and sailors who fought it. Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Woody Harrelson star in the PG-13 film.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
Boston 108 – CHARLOTTE 87… The Celtics jumped out to a double-digit lead early and cruised past the Hornets. Jayson Tatum pumped in 23 points. Gordon Hayward added 20 points and 10 rebounds.

SAN ANTONIO 121 – Oklahoma City 112… LaMarcus Aldridge pumped in a game-high 39 points as the Spurs fought off the Thunder. Dejounte Murray scored 17 points and dished off 10 assists.

Miami 124 – PHOENIX 108… Jimmy Butler scored 30 of his game-high 34 points in the first half and the Heat handled the Suns. Goran Dragic delivered 25 points off the bench.

L.A. CLIPPERS 107 – Portland 101… The Clippers were too much down the stretch in downing the Trail Blazers. They got 27 points from Kawhi Leonard and 26 from Lou Williams off the bench.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Memphis is at Orlando…
Washington hosts Cleveland…
Detroit is at Indiana…
Atlanta hosts Sacramento…
Golden State is at Minnesota…
New Orleans hosts Toronto…
New York is at Dallas…
Utah hosts Milwaukee…
Denver hosts Philadelphia…
Brooklyn is at Portland…
the L.A. Lakers host Miami

NHL SCORES
TORONTO 2 – Vegas 1 (OT)… John Tavares scored at 2:33 of overtime to lift the Maple Leafs over the Golden Knights. Tavares also assisted on Auston Matthews’ tying goal in the third period.

Washington 5 – FLORIDA 4 (OT)… Tom Wilson scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to send the Capitals past the Panthers for their fifth straight win.

Pittsburgh 4 – N.Y. ISLANDERS 3 (OT)… The Penguins rallied from three goals down in the third period to end the Islanders’ 10-game winning streak. Bryan Rust’s second goal of the game won it in overtime.

PHILADELPHIA 3 – Montreal 2 (OT)… The Flyers recovered to outlast the Canadiens after blowing a two-goal lead. Sean Couturier netted the game-winner 55 seconds into overtime.

N.Y. Rangers 4 – CAROLINA 2… Pavel Buchnevich scored a goal and assisted on another as the Rangers doubled up on the Hurricanes. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves.

OTTAWA 3 – Los Angeles 2 (OT)… Jean-Gabriel Pageau found the net 3:12 into overtime to send the Senators past the Kings.

CHICAGO 5 – Vancouver 2… Patrick Kane netted a power-play goal and had two assists to lead the Blackhawks past the Canucks. Dylan Strome had three assists. Corey Crawford sopped 36 shots at goal.

COLORADO 9 – Nashville 4… The Avalanche used a six-goal second period to blow away the Predators. Joonas Donskoi recorded his first career hat trick. Nathan McKinnon had a goal and three assists.

CALGARY 5 – New Jersey 2… Mikael Backlund scored a tie-breaking goal during a four-goal second period that carried the Flames past the Devils. Noah Hanifan had a goal and two assists.

Columbus 3 – ARIZONA 2… Oliver Bjorkstrand lit the lamp with the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Blue Jackets made it stand in beating the Coyotes to snap their five-game losing streak. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists.

SAN JOSE 6 – Minnesota 5… The Sharks scored four unanswered goals in the first period and withstood a third-period rally to top the Wild. Logan Couture had a goal and three assists. Tomas Hertl added a goal and two assists.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay is at Buffalo…
Detroit hosts Boston…
Vancouver is at Winnipeg…
Edmonton hosts New Jersey

NFL SCORE
OAKLAND 26 – L.A. Chargers 24… Josh Jacobs ran 18 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 1:02 remaining and the Raiders (5-4) held on to beat the Chargers (4-6). Erik Harris returned one of his two interceptions 56 yards for a first-quarter score.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Detroit (3-4-1) is at Chicago (3-5)…
Cincinnati (0-8) hosts Baltimore (6-2)…
Cleveland (2-6) hosts Buffalo (6-2)…
Kansas City 6-3) is at Tennessee (4-5)…
New Orleans (7-1) hosts Atlanta (1-7)…
the N.Y. Giants (2-7) are at the N.Y. Jets (1-7)…
Arizona (3-5-1) are at Tampa Bay (2-6)…
Indianapolis (5-3) hosts Miami (1-7)…
Carolina (5-3) is at Green Bay (7-2)…
Pittsburgh (4-4) hosts the L.A. Rams (5-3)…
Minnesota (6-3) is at Dallas (5-3)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Seattle (7-2) is at San Francisco (8-0)

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Ohio State hosts Maryland…
#2 LSU is at #3 Alabama…
#4 Penn State is at #17 Minnesota…
#5 Clemson is at North Carolina State…
#6 Georgia hosts Missouri…
#9 Oklahoma hosts Iowa State…
#10 Florida hosts Vanderbilt…
#12 Baylor is at TCU…
#13 Wisconsin hosts #18 Iowa…
#15 Notre Dame is at Duke…
#16 Kansas State is at Texas…
#19 Wake Forest is at Virginia Tech…
#20 Cincinnati hosts Connecticut…
#22 Boise State hosts Wyoming…
#25 SMU hosts East Carolina

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