The Rundown for February 10, 2020

TRUMP TO RELEASE $4.8T BUDGET… President Trump will propose steep cuts to social safety net programs and foreign aid release as part of a $4.8 trillion budget he will release today. The budget will raise military spending by 0.3% to $740.5 billion for the fiscal year 2021 and propose higher outlays for defense and veterans, according to the Wall Street Journal. In seeking to slash spending by $4.4 trillion over 10 years, the Trump budget targets $2 trillion in savings from mandatory spending programs. That includes $130 billion from changes to Medicare prescription-drug pricing, $292 billion from cuts in safety net programs and $70 billion from tightening eligibility rules for federal disability benefits. Trump will seek to make a 21 percent cut in foreign aid.

FLYNN SEEKS SENTENCING DELAY… Federal prosecutors yesterday filed a motion seeking to delay the criminal sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The filing cites Flynn’s recent request to withdraw his guilty plea on charges that he made a false statement to the FBI as part of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Flynn’s lawyers say the plea require additional testimony. Last month, U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan delayed Flynn’s sentencing hearing by a month to February 27.

2 U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS DEAD, 6 INJURED IN AFGHANISTAN… The Pentagon announced yesterday that two U.S. service members were killed and six others were wounded Saturday during an attack on a joint operation between American and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan. Investigators believe that the killings were carried out by infiltrators or members of Afghan forces who turned their weapons on U.S. and coalition troops. The six wounded service members are being treated at a U.S. facility.

SUSPECTED N.Y. COP SHOOTER IN CUSTODY… Authorities have announced the arrest of the suspect in the shootings of two New York City Police Department officers over the weekend. The suspect reportedly attacked a Bronx precinct twice over a 12-hour period. One of two officers seated in a marked police van was wounded when a man approached and opened fire into the vehicle on Saturday night. Yesterday morning, the suspect walked into the precinct and fired at several uniformed officers and a civilian employee, striking a NYPD lieutenant in the arm. Police say the gunman then placed his gun on the floor and laid down to surrender.

STORM THREATENS NORTHEAST COMMUTE… A storm arriving from the Upper Midwest could slow the commute in the Northeast this morning. Northern and western New York state, along with northern and central New England, was expected to receive as much as 6 inches of snow. Most areas would get between 1 and 3 inches of snow, forecasters said.

… “Parasite” won the Best Picture Oscar at last night’s Academy Awards and its filmmaker, Bong Joon Ho, was honored as Best Director. In the acting categories, “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix won for Actor in a Leading Role. Renee Zellweger took home the Best Actress Oscar for “Judy.” Laura Dern was honored as Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Marriage Story.” Brad Pitt was named Best Supporting Actor for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”

IN THEATERS… “Birds of Prey” took in $33.2 million to debut atop the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Bad Boys for Life,” slipped into second place with $12 million. “1917” dropped to No. 3 after bringing in $9 million. “Dolittle” dropped to fourth place with “$6.6 million. “Jumanji: The Next Level” capped the top five with $5.5 million.

Boston 112 – OKLAHOMA CITY 111… The Celtics held off the Thunder for their seventh straight victory. All five starters scored in double figures, led by Kemba Walker’s 27 points. Jayson Tatum had 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Memphis 106 – WASHINGTON 99… The Grizzlies overcame poor 3-point shooting to top the Wizards. Ja Morant racked up 27 points, 10 assists and 10 boards in his first career triple-double.

ATLANTA 140 – New York 135 (2OT)… The Hawks rallied from an early double-digit deficit to outlast the Knicks. Trae Young poured in 43 points and dished off 13 assists. John Collins finished with 32 points and 16 rebounds.

PHILADELPHIA 118 – Chicago 111… The 76ers were too much in the fourth quarter and shook off the Bulls. Furkan Korkmaz pumped in 31 points. Joel Embiid had 28 points and 12 boards.

Utah 114 – HOUSTON 113… Bojan Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Jazz over the Rockets. Donovan Mitchell led a balanced scoring attack with 24 points. Mike Conley tossed in 20 points.

L.A. Clippers 133 – CLEVELAND 92… The Clippers jumped out to a 15-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in handing the Cavaliers their worst home loss in franchise history. Lou Williams scored 25 points and Paul George added 22.

PORTLAND 115 – Miami 109… Damian Lillard scored 33 points to lead six players in double figures as the Trail Blazers handled the Heat. Gary Trent Jr. delivered 22 points off the bench. Trevor Ariza tossed in 21 points. Hassan Whiteside pulled down 17 rebounds to go with his 11 points.

Charlotte is at Detroit…
Indiana hosts Brooklyn…
Atlanta is at Orlando…
Toronto hosts Minnesota…
Sacramento is at Milwaukee…
Dallas hosts Utah…
San Antonio is at Denver…
Golden State hosts Miami…
Phoenix is at the L.A. Lakers

DETROIT 3 – Boston 1… Andreas Athanasiou scored on a power play to break a third-period tie and added an empty-netter as the NHL-worst Red Wings surprised the NHL-best Bruins. Jonathan Bernier made 39 saves at goal.

Anaheim 3 – BUFFALO 2… The Ducks opened the game with three straight goals and hung on to edge the Sabres. Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie scored 1:15 apart. Goalie Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots.

N.Y. RANGERS 4 – Los Angeles 1… The Rangers scored three third-period goals to put away the Kings. Filip Chytil and Phil Di Giuseppe set up two goals apiece. Goalie Igor Shesterkin made 42 stops.

WINNIPEG 5 – Chicago 2… The Jets skated past the Blackhawks after spotting them a two-goal lead in the second period. Andrew Copp broke a tie with the second of Winnipeg’s four third-period goals. He also had an assist.

Colorado 3 – MINNESOTA 2… The Avalanche held off the Wild after both teams did all their scoring in the second period. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal. Nathan MacKinnon scored off a power play. Gabriel Landeskog added the decisive goal.

Arizona is at Montreal…
Philadelphia hosts Florida…
the N.Y. Islanders are at Washington…
Columbus hosts Tampa Bay…
Nashville is at Vancouver…
San Jose hosts Calgary

MARQUETTE 76, #19 Butler 57…
#12 HOUSTON 76, Wichita State 43

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