The Rundown for December 13, 2019

IMPEACHMENT VOTE RECESSED UNTIL THIS MORNING… Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler ended yesterday’s Congressional hearing after 14 hours at about 11:20 last night without calling for a vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump. In gaveling for a recess, Nadler announced that he would reconvene the committee at 10 a.m. Eastern this morning. “It is now very late at night. I want members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over the last two days and to search their consciences before they cast their final votes,” the chairman said. His move shocked Republicans after they had offered five amendments to the Democrats’ impeachment resolution. All five resolutions were voted down by party-line votes.

SENATE VOTES TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE… The Senate yesterday overcame three previous White House attempts to block a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in Turkey. The measure passed unanimously despite Trump administration officials directing several senators to reject the resolution because it would anger Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Last month, Erdogan condemned a similar Armenian genocide measure passed by the House.

FCC MOVES AHEAD WITH SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE… The Federal Communications Commission is proceeding with plans to designate a three-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. 988 would serve as a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier for those dealing with mental health issues to seek help. The proposal requires carriers to implement 988 as a national suicide prevention hotline within an 18-month timeframe. The FCC is asking for input on “all aspects of implementation,” including whether less or more time is needed.

JERSEY CITY SHOOTINGS TREATED AS DOMESTIC TERRORISM… Authorities announced yesterday that Tuesday’s shootings in Jersey City, New Jersey, are being treated as an act of “domestic terrorism.” The two suspected gunmen behind the fatal shootings of four people “held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people as well as a hatred of law enforcement,” federal investigators said. Authorities also confirmed both suspects “expressed interest” in the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, but said they “have not definitively established any formal links to that org or any other group.”

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR RESTORES FELONS’ RIGHT TO VOTE… More than 140,000 people in Kentucky had their right to vote restored yesterday as the result of an executive order signed by newly-elected governor Andy Beshear. The action restores voting rights to people who have completed their sentences for crimes excluding treason, bribery in an election and violent offenses such as rape, sexual abuse, homicide, first and second-degree assault and assault under extreme emotional disturbance. The order also doesn’t apply to federal convictions, convictions from other jurisdictions or those who have pending criminal charges or arrests.

ENTERTAINMENT
HBO MAX PREPARING ‘THE GRISWOLDS’ SERIES… The upcoming HBO Max streaming service is preparing “The Griswolds,” a television series based on the Vacation films. Former “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has signed on as an executive producer. “The Griswolds” will center on the daily lives of a family in modern-day suburban Chicago. HBO Max is set to launch in spring 2020.

IN THEATERS… The sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” returns the gang to escape the world’s most dangerous game. Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black star in the PG-13 film. In “Uncut Gems,” a New York City jeweler makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Adam Sandler and Julia Fox star in the R-rated comedy. “Richard Jewell” tells the story about a security guard who was wrongly identified as a terrorist after a bomb exploded at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The R-rated drama stars Paul Walter Hauser and Sam Rockwell.

SPORTS
NFL SCORE
BALTIMORE 42 – N.Y. Jets 21… The Ravens (12-2) ripped the Jets (5-9) on a historic night for Lamar Jackson. He threw five touchdown passes and ran for 86 yards in surpassing Michael Vick’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Jackson has run for 1,108 yards on the season. Mark Ingram II ran 6 yards for a score and had a TD reception.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
New England (10-3) is at Cincinnati (1-12)…
Detroit (3-9-1) hosts Tampa Bay (6-7)…
Chicago (7-6) is at Green Bay (10-3)…
Tennessee (8-5) hosts Houston (8-5)…
Denver (5-8) is at Kansas City (9-4)…
the N.Y. Giants (2-11) host Miami (3-10)…
Philadelphia (6-7) is at Washington (3-10)…
Carolina (5-8) hosts Seattle (10-3)…
Jacksonville (4-9) is at Oakland (6-7)…
Arizona (3-9-1) hosts Cleveland (6-7)…
Minnesota (9-4) is at the L.A. Chargers (5-8)…
Dallas (6-7) hosts the L.A. Rams (8-5)…
Atlanta (4-9) is at San Francisco (11-2)…
Buffalo (9-4) is at Pittsburgh (8-5)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Indianapolis (6-7) is at New Orleans (10-3)

NBA SCORES
Philadelphia 115 – BOSTON 109… Joel Embiid lit it up for 38 points and brought down 13 rebounds in leading the 76ers past the Celtics. Tobias Harris added 23 points.

Cleveland 117 – SAN ANTONIO 109 (OT)… Kevin Love scored 30 points and gathered 17 boards as the Cavaliers outlasted the Spurs to end their eight-game losing streak. Collin Sexton added 28 points and Jordan Clarkson delivered 25 off the bench.

Dallas 122 – DETROIT 111… Luka Doncic racked up 41 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Mavericks topped the Pistons in a game played in Mexico City. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points.

DENVER 114 – Portland 99… Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant scored 20 points apiece to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Nuggets cruised past the Trail Blazers. Jokic also had 11 boards.

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
New Orleans is at Philadelphia…
Orlando hosts Houston…
the L.A. Lakers are at Miami…
Atlanta hosts Indiana…
Milwaukee is at Memphis…
Chicago hosts Charlotte…
Golden State is at Utah…
Minnesota hosts the L.A. Clippers…
New York is at Sacramento

NHL SCORES
BUFFALO 4 – Nashville 3… Victor Olofsson netted a tie-breaking goal in the third period and the Sabres hung on to edge the Predators. Jack Eichel scored two goals.

TAMPA BAY 3 – Boston 2… Steven Stamkos scored two goals as the Lightning held off the Bruins. Nikita Kucherov had two assists.

N.Y. Islanders 3 – FLORIDA 1… Devon Toews and Mathew Barzal scored second-period goals as the Islanders handled the Panthers. Anders Lee had a goal and an assist.

PITTSBURGH 1 – Columbus 0 (OT)… Bryan Rust scored the game’s only goal on a power play at 3:02 of overtime to send the Penguins past the Blue Jackets. Goalie Tristan Jarry stopped all 17 shots.

DETROIT 5 – Winnipeg 2… Robby Fabbri scored two goals and assisted on another as the Red Wings skated past the Jets. Filip Zadina had a goal and two assists.

ST. LOUIS 4 – Vegas 2… The Blues scored three unanswered goals in the second period on their way to doubling up on the Golden Knights. Oskar Sundqvist scored a goal and had an assist.

MINNESOTA 6 – Edmonton 5… Eric Staal, Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker and Luke Kunin each had a goal and an assist as the Wild outshot the Oilers. Carson Soucy had two assists.

CALGARY 4 – Toronto 2… Johnny Gaudreau scored two of the Flames’ three goals over a 2-1/2-minute span of the third period. Travis Hamonic had a goal and an assist. Sean Monahan assisted on two goals.

ARIZONA 5 – Chicago 2… The Coyotes got a pair of goals from Clayton Keller in their win over the Blackhawks. Brad Richardson had a goal and an assist. Vinnie Hinostroza totaled three assists.

Los Angeles 2 – ANAHEIM 1… Goals by Matt Luff and Jeff Carter carried the Kings past the Ducks. Tyler Toffoli assisted on both. Jonathan Quick made 36 saves at goal.

VANCOUVER 1 – Carolina 0 (OT)… Elias Pettersson netted the game’s only goal 40 seconds into overtime to lift the Canucks over the Hurricanes. Goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped all 43 shots.

N.Y. Rangers 6 – SAN JOSE 3… The Rangers scored four straight goals in the third period to upend the Sharks. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin scored two goals apiece during the barrage. Panarin also had a second-period goal.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Vegas is at Dallas…
Colorado hosts New Jersey

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