The Rundown for April 3, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE… More than 244,000 coronavirus cases have resulted in more than 5,900 deaths nationwide, according to figures released last night by Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in the day, the Labor Department reported that the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has soared by a record 6.6 million people to cap the largest single-week filing increase in history. The figure is more than twice more last week’s report of 3 million new filings. According to the report, Pennsylvania had the largest claims increase, with more than 362,000. Ohio was second, followed by Massachusetts, Texas and California.

STIMULUS CHECKS COMING… The Treasury Department doesn’t expect to start issuing direct deposits of Stimulus Bill funds to Americans before April 13 and it could take five months to mail out all the checks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday at a White House coronavirus briefing that payments would go out within two weeks to people whose direct deposit details are on file with the government. Mnuchin had claimed previously that the money would go out as soon as Monday.

U.S. SOLD CHINA PROTECTIVE GEAR AS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD… USA Today reported yesterday that U.S. businesses sold $17.5 million worth of face masks, $13.6 million in surgical garments, and $27.2 million worth of ventilators to China at as the first confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded on American soil. Exports of personal protective gear skyrocketed in January and February when the virus was devastating China and U.S. intelligence agencies were warning of its spread. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the first confirmed coronavirus case in the U.S. was on January 20, The report comes as American doctors and health-care workers are facing a dire shortage of protective equipment.

HOUSE COMMITTEE TO OVERSEE WHITE HOUSE PANDEMIC RESPONSE… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that a new select committee will oversee how the Trump administration spends more than $2 trillion allocated to fight the coronavirus pandemic. House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina will chair the bipartisan Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The Trump administration is facing an onslaught of criticism from governors over delays in its response.

CARRIER COMMANDER RELIEVED OF COMMAND OVER CORONAVIRUS LETTER… The USS Theodore Roosevelt captain who expressed to Navy leadership concerns about a coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier has been relieved of his command. Captain Brett Crozier will keep his rank, however, the Navy said. Crozier detailed his concerns in a letter that leaked to the press.

ENTERTAINMENT
TAKASHI 6IX9INE RELEASED FROM PRISON… Rapper 6ix9ine was released from prison into house arrest yesterday due to concerns over his health amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, suffers from asthma that puts him at risk, a district court judge ruled. 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison in December after previously pleading guilty to racketeering, firearms and drug trafficking charges.

‘TOP GUN’ RELEASE PUSHED BACK… “Top Gun Maverick” yesterday became the latest big-budget film to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount Pictures announced that the release of the sequel to the 1986 original has been pushed back from June 24 to December 23. Tom Cruise reprises his “Maverick” character in the new film.

SPORTS
NFL PLAYER TRACKER (source: ESPN)
The Las Vegas Raiders have come to terms with free-agent safety Damarious Randall on a one-year contract.

The Rundown for March 24, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE… The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has topped 41,000 and the number of deaths has risen to 573, according to figures released by John Hopkins University. The U.S. now has the third-most number of cases among nations throughout the world, trailing only China (81,400) and Italy (59,100). New York City has reported 98 deaths. King County in Washington state has 75. Thirty-four others have been recorded elsewhere in New York state.

SENATE BLOCKS SECOND STIMULUS PACKAGE… The Senate yesterday blocked a second procedural vote to advance a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Democratic senators are demanding that legislation prioritize workers over companies. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland yesterday and afterward, both sides expressed confidence that legislation will be passed soon. Democrats say the legislation doesn’t protect workers from layoffs and object to a provision that allows Mnuchin to conceal which companies receive federal funds for up to six months. Democrats also complain that Republicans are adding unrelated measures to the legislation, including an extension of an abstinence education program set to expire in May. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of obstructing the bill. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will unveil their own economic stimulus legislation.

COLORADO BANS DEATH PENALTY… Colorado Governor Jared Polis yesterday signed legislation to abolish the death penalty. In addition to signing the bill, he commuted the death sentences of three death row inmates who will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Polis’ signature comes after Colorado’s House of Representatives voted 19-13 on January 31 to repeal the state’s death penalty law. The legislation bans the death penalty as a punishment for any crime committed after July 1, 2020.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR SETS TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order requiring anyone flying into the state from New York, New Jersey, Washington, or California to undergo a “mandatory 14-day self-isolation” period in response to the coronavirus. During a press conference yesterday, DeSantis said there were currently over “190 direct flights from the New York City area” to Florida, and he believed there was at least one positive case per flight. The governor vowed, however, that he will not issue a stay-at-home order and called such a plan “unsustainable.”

CALIFORNIA UTILITY TO PLEAD GUILTY… California’s utility company has agreed to plead guilty to dozens of counts of involuntary manslaughter for its role in the deadliest wildfire in state history. A Pacific Gas & Electric transmission line sparked the Camp Fire in November 2018, which ultimately led to the deaths of 84 people. The utility plans to plead guilty to all 84 counts of manslaughter as part of a plea agreement with the Butte County district attorney. The company also agreed to pay a maximum $3.5 million fine, in addition to $500,000 to the Butte County District Attorney Environmental and Consumer Protection Trust Fund to cover costs related to the fire investigation. PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year and set up a trust fund to compensate victims of fires started by company equipment.

ENTERTAINMENT
WOODY ALLEN TO RELEASE MEMOIR… Woody Allen’s memoir has a new release date after it was dropped by its original publisher amid widespread criticism. “Apropos of Nothing” will be released April 7 by Arcade Publishing, according to Grand Central Publishing. Outrage at the book’s release centered on Allen’s alleged abuse of step-daughter Dylan Farrow.

METALLICA POSTPONES SHOWS… The rock band Metallica is postponing its upcoming shows in South America and says three of the five festivals it was set to play this year have been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. South American dates of the band’s six-city tour were to begin on April 15 but have been rescheduled for December. The rescheduled tour will retain Greta Van Fleet as the opening act.

SPORTS
NFL PLAYER TRACKER (source: ESPN)
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed cornerback Jimmy Smith to a one-year deal.

The Carolina Panthers have traded quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a late-round draft pick. The Panthers also made quarterback P.J. Walker the first XFL player to join an NFL team.

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with free-agent linebacker Barkevious Mingo on a one-year deal.

Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick announced his retirement at age 29.

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with quarterback Jordan Ta’amu from the XFL.

The New England Patriots have released kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who was with the team for 14 seasons.

The New Orleans Saints signed defensive back Deatrick Nichols.

The New York Giants have signed running back Dion Lewis to a one-year deal. The Giants agreed to terms with wide receiver Corey Coleman on a one-year deal.

The New York Jets have brought back outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins by signing him to a one-year contract.

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

The Washington Redskins have released starting free safety Montae Nicholson.

The Rundown for March 19, 2020

TRUMP SIGNS CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE… President Trump last night signed an emergency coronavirus relief package into law. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure earlier in the day after the House passed it last week. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides free coronavirus testing to Americans along with two weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family leave. In addition, the legislation also increases federal funds for Medicaid and food security programs. The package is expected to cost taxpayers $104 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The U.S. has more than 9,300 coronavirus cases and the death toll has risen to 150, according to estimates released last night.

MARKETS BACK IN DECLINE… The deep sell-off on Wall Street over fears about the coronavirus continued yesterday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average effectively wiped out the gains it made under since President Trump’s inauguration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 11 percent before partly recovering to end down 6.3 percent. The S&P 500 dropped 5.2 percent. Also yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange said it would temporarily close its trading floor and move online.

FOOD SUPPLY INTACT… U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials yesterday offered assurance that America’s food supply will remain safe and uninterrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will work to ensure food still can be adequately moved across the country, officials announced. The FDA emphasized that there is no evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted through food or food packaging and there is no need to recall foods should there be an incidence of an employee along the supply chain becoming sick.

SALT LAKE CITY SHOOK BY QUAKE… A strong, magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck the Salt Lake City area yesterday morning shook buildings, prompted the closure of the airport and cut power to about 50,000 customers. The quake struck at 7:14 a.m and was centered about 15 miles east of Salt Lake City. It was the strongest to hit the city since 1992.

BILL WELDS ENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN… Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced yesterday that he is dropping out of the 2020 Republican presidential primary. The announcement follows President Trump coming out of Tuesday’s primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Illinois with enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee. Weld had positioned himself as a moderate in launching his presidential run last April.

ENTERTAINMENT
MOVIE THEATERS SEEK FEDERAL AID… The trade group that represents most of the industry’s cinemas announced yesterday that it will request financial relief from the federal government amid the coronavirus. The National Association of Theater Owners says it will seek loan guarantees for exhibitors, tax benefits for employees and funds to compensate for lost ticket sales and concessions. The organization called the movie theater industry “uniquely vulnerable” to the crisis and needs help to survive a near-total shutdown that could last months.

WEINSTEIN MOVED TO PRISON… Movie producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein was transferred to a maximum-security prison on his 68th yesterday as he begins his 23-year sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions. Weinstein arrived at Wende Correctional Facility outside of Buffalo, New York, following medical treatment and recovery at Rikers Island. He was convicted last month of first-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rape. He faces additional charges in Los Angeles.

SPORTS
SILVER PONDERS NBA’S FUTURE… NBA commissioner Adam Silver said during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter last night that he isn’t ready to think the league will have to cancel its season. He acknowledged that the situation could lead to a complete reshaping of the NBA calendar. For now, Silver said, the league’s 30 teams are considering several options in planning an eventual return to play. The return could include charity competition aside from regular play that would give millions of fans stuck at home something to watch.

NFL PLAYER TRACKER (source: ESPN)
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard on a three-year deal.

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. on a three-year deal.

The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed punter Sam Koch punter to a two-year contract but officially declined the option on defensive back Brandon Carr, who had started every game since entering the league as Kansas City’s fifth-round pick in 2008.

The Carolina Panthers have released strong safety Eric Reid.

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with safety Karl Joseph and linebacker B.J. Goodson.

The Cincinnati Bengals have released cornerback B.W. Webb.

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back cornerback Anthony Brown on a three-year deal.

The Denver Broncos have acquired defensive tackle Jurrell Casey from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. Casey, who has missed only four regular-season games in his nine seasons with Tennessee, finished tied for second on the Titans in sacks last season, with five.

The Detroit Lions have agreed to two-year contracts with cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive tackle Danny Shelton. The Lions also traded for Patriots safety Duron Harmon but terms were not announced.

The Houston Texans have re-signed cornerback Vernon Hargreaves to a one-year contract just a month after releasing him.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for the Bears’ compensatory fourth-round pick. The Bears will inherit the final three years of Foles’ current contract. The Jaguars will take on a dead cap charge of $18.75 million for 2020. The Jaguars have also reached agreement on a three-year deal with former Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Rodney Gunter.

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to terms with cornerback Eli Apple.

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and agreed to a two-year contract with defensive tackle Linval Joseph.

Los Angeles Rams have re-signed offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth to a three-year contract and signed defensive end Leonard Floyd to a one-year contract.

The Miami Dolphins have signed interior offensive lineman Ted Karras to a one-year deal.

The New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent defensive tackle Beau Allen.

The New York Giants are not exercising the 2020 option in safety Antoine Bethea’s contract.

The New York Jets have signed offensive tackle George Fant to a three-year deal and re-signed slot cornerback Brian Poole to a one-year contract.

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to undisclosed terms to bring back defensive end Bruce Irvin and re-signed defensive end Bruce Irvin. The Seahawks also signed offensive tackles Brandon Shell and Cedric Ogbuehi to two- and one-year contracts, respectively.

The Washington Redskins and defensive end Nate Orchard have reached agreement on a one-year deal. The Redskins have signed safety Sean Davis to a one-year deal.

CABIN FEVER SCOREBOARD – March 17, 2020

BASKETBALL SCORES
RUIZ TIRES & WINDOW TINTING 124 – O’Brien Gifts & Such 123… Julio Cedeño’s block of an Erin Gordon shot in the final seconds preserved the Toros’ win over the Fragrance. Mando Figueroa scored a game-high 28 points and Hector Garcia Uria tossed in 25. Raffy Gutierrez powered his way to 17 points and 15 rebounds.

CURTIS TRANSPORT 93 – Hansen Fuel 75… The Movers outscored the Hornets 32-15 in the fourth quarter to run away with the victory. Mike Tarwater came off the bench to score 19 points and lead a balanced scoring attack.

Schmidt’s Turf & Insulation 130 – ROANOKE TRUST 125… Robbie Wagstaff scored 40 points and gathered 15 boards in leading the Ruggers past the Moneymen. Brock Lyon’s 52 points and 16 boards weren’t enough for the losers.

FLEMINGTON DOWNS 110 – London Bookbinders 107… The Racers rallied past the Dickens in the fourth quarter to complete a season sweep. DeWayne Everson was out there scoring 25 points while his wife stayed home with a mare that was foaling. Duane Tudor had 15 points and 17 rebounds.

ELSIE’S BAR & GRILL 101 – Crystal Cave Mattresses 91… The Rowdies built a 10-point halftime lead and maintained it in the second half to down the Sleepers. Visco Brown had 27 points and 20 boards. Genovese Smith added 22 points.

CIRCLE 6 INNS 129 – Atcheson & Partners Architects 102… The Secretkeepers bombed the Pencilmen 32-17 in the second quarter to take the lead for good in the blowout. Steven Daniels III delivered 21 points off the bench.

MITCHELL COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION 117 – Vincent’s Pharmacy 102… Lester Orr dropped in 25 points and dished off 10 assists in the Outsiders’ win over the Feelgooders. Tom Molly finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Lonny Mincher also scored 20 points.

PRESCOTT THEATER 119 – Graham’s Fitness Centers 116… Arch Rahuney knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Flickers past the Abs. Rahuney finished with a team-high 25 points. Trent Atkinson had 20 points and 11 boards. Floyd Jenkins added 20 points and 10 rebounds.

TONIGHT’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Twyla’s Chicken is at Blue Sky Appliances…
Round Richard’s Play Center hosts Nelson’s Automotive…
Brown Sugar Coffee & Tea is at Dittleman Electric…
Carroll David CPA hosts Crossing Guards Local 412…
Hoo’s Chinese Garden is at Pettibone Kennels

HOCKEY
BRISTOL ALUMNI 3 – Nappy’s Fricasse 0… Goalie Kris Klepton stopped all 22 shots to record his third shutout in his last five starts and the Keggers cruised past the Bakers. Enos Thompson scored a pair of second-period goals for Bristol.

DuBARR IRRIGATION 4 – Mills’ Plumbing 3 (SO)… Wilson Chester netted the winning goal in the shootout as the Sprinklers outlasted the Faucets. Louis Carscone made 30 saves at goal.

Wendy’s Not-the-Drivethrough 3 – SMITHTOWN CAGES 2 (OT)… Billy Nelson found the net 1:04 into overtime to lift the Order Takers over the Batsmen and move his team into a first-place tie with Hellington Property Management. Jelly Jones set up two goals.

TONIGHT’S HOCKEY SCHEDULE
Hellington Property Management is at Arlyne’s Drapes…
Silver Stu’s Social Club hosts Dizzy’s Painting…
Sons of Harley O’Keen is at Two Lips Tavern…
Arnold, Arnold & Partners Lawyers hosts Millington Community Church

BASEBALL SCORES
GOLDY’S GUNS & LOAN 3, Liberty Creative 2…
PRITCHETT MARRIAGE COUNSELING 8, Integrity Sanitation 1…
Bell River Casino 5, Paul’s Halloween Costumes 3…
MARKOV BUILDERS 10, Ace Literary 5…
MITCHELL CROPDUSTING 4, Northside Glass 2…
Watkins Printing 7, Brett’s Burgers 3…
Wolfton Daily News 7, NEXT DAY PARCEL 3…
AIR CHANCE 3, Fourth Avenue Mini-Storage 2…
MONTOYA’S CANTINA HOME OF THE GUACARITA 9, Tri-Cities Mall 8…
MAXWELL’S SATELLITE 7, Brigadier Engineering 2…
Office Heaven 9, PESTS-BE-GONE 9 (tie)…
SAL’S FISH MARKET 7, Paul’s Passport Photos 2

The Rundown for March 13, 2020

ONGOING SHUTDOWNS OVER CARONAVIRUS… Efforts to contain the coronavirus continue as officials are calling off public gatherings, postponing sporting events and canceling classes at schools. As of yesterday morning, there had been more than 1,300 confirmed cases in the U.S. with at least 39 deaths of them fatal. The virus has infected more than 126,000 people worldwide and is blamed for more than 4,600 deaths. Doctors say the vast majority of cases are mild, and almost half of those infected have recovered. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, conceded during testimony before the House oversight committee yesterday that government efforts have failed to provide Americans easy and accessible testing. President Trump drew condemnation from leaders of the European Union for not consulting them before announcing that he as barring travelers from 26 nations from entering the U.S.for 30 days. It was also revealed yesterday that the communications secretary for Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus just five days after he was among a group of officials who met with Trump.

U.S. LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES IN IRAQ… The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that U.S. forces launched airstrikes in Iraq against Iranian-backed Shia militia members blamed for a rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops Wednesday night at Iraq’s Camp Taji. Officials said multiple strikes by U.S. manned aircraft hit five locations and mainly targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq. Earlier yesterday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced that President Donald Trump had given him the authority to take whatever action he deemed necessary.

DOW FALLS AFTER FED INJECTION… The Federal Reserve Bank of New York yesterday took drastic steps in injecting more than $1.5 trillion into the markets amid investors’ fears of the coronavirus’ economic impact. The move brought immediate calm but it quickly gave way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 10 percent in its worst drop since the 1987 stock market crash. The Dow was down 2,353 points at closing bell, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell by over 9 percent.

SANDERS WINS CALIFORNIA DEM PRIMARY… News outlets yesterday declared Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the winner of California’s Democratic primary. Official numbers from the Super Tuesday contest have been delayed pending the final count of mail-in votes and provisional ballots. As of yesterday, Sanders was holding a 34.3-to-27.6-percent lead. He had claimed 184 delegates to former Vice President Joe Biden’s 144, with 81 delegates left to be allocated.

CHELSEA MANNING RELEASED FROM PRISON… Former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from prison yesterday. She had been in detention in Virginia since last May after refusing to testify in an inquiry into Wikileaks. Manning was found guilty in 2013 of charges including espionage for leaking secret military files to Wikileaks.

ENTERTAINMENT
PROMOTERS SUSPEND CONCERT TOURS… Two dominant live entertainment promotion companies have announced that they are suspended all touring activities because of the coronavirus pandemic. Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents both said they would halt events beginning this weekend at least through the end of March. On Tuesday, AEG announced the postponement until October of both the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.

IN THEATERS… “Bloodshot” stars Vin Diesel and Eiza Gonzalez in the story about a slain soldier who is re-animated with superpowers. The film is rated PG-13… In “The Hunt,” 12 strangers wake up not knowing where they are or how they got there and soon discover that they’ve been chosen for a very specific purpose. Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
NCAA CALLS OFF TOURNAMENTS; NHL SUSPENDS SEASON… The sporting world has undergone a complete shutdown due to the health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the NHL announced that it was suspending its season but expressed hopes to resume. The league had 189 games and three and a half weeks remaining in its regular-season schedule. Later, the NCAA called off its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as part of a complete cancellation of all remaining spring and winter championships. Major League Baseball, meanwhile, announced that it is suspending spring-training games and will delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks. On Wednesday night, the NBA announced suspended its season “until further notice” after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. His teammate Donovan Mitchell reportedly also has been diagnosed with the virus.

The Rundown for February 21, 2020

NYT: REPORT OF RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING ANGERED TRUMP… President Trump’s removal of national intelligence director Joseph Maguire continues to draw scrutiny. White House officials yesterday told the New York Times that the decision came in response to a classified briefing senior DNI official Shelby Pierson delivered to the House Intelligence Committee last week. Trump was reportedly angered by the briefing’s claim that Russia continues to interfere on behalf of his presidential re-election bid and complained that Democrats would “weaponize” it against him. The president on Wednesday named loyalist Richard Grenell as acting head of intelligence despite Grenell having no intelligence experience. In his position as U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Grenell has angered Germans by siding with European white nationalists.

ROGER STONE SENTENCED… President Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison yesterday following his November conviction on seven felony counts of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. In handing out the sentence, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone posed a threat to American democracy with his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “He was not prosecuted – as some have complained – for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Judge Jackson said afterward.

MAN CHARGED FOR THREATS AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY… Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Michigan man who allegedly emailed death threats to a lawyer representing the whistleblower whose disclosures led to President Trump’s impeachment inquiry. Brittan J. Atkinson is accused of calling attorney Mark Zaid a “traitor” who “must die a miserable death.” A November 7 email to Zaid warned that, “We will hunt you down and bleed you out like the pigs you are.” The warning came on the same day that Trump read the attorney’s tweets out at a campaign rally.

MOTHER OF MISSING CHILDREN ARRESTED… The mother of two missing children sought in a warrant out of Madison County, Idaho, has been arrested in Hawaii. 47-year-old Lori Vallow is being held on $5 million bail after being charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, as well as a variety of other offenses. Her 7-year-old son and her 17-year-old daughter haven’t been heard from since September and their mother has defied court orders to produce them. Investigators say Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, have lied about the kids’ whereabouts and even their existence. The children’s disappearance occurred amid a trio of suspicious deaths. On July 11, Vallow’s brother fatally shot her estranged husband during a fight in Arizona; the brother then died of undisclosed causes in December without being charged. Daybell’s previous wife was found dead at her home on October 19. Vallow and Daybell have been actively involved in a Church of Latter-Day Saints sect whose mission it is “to help the saints begin to prepare” for the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

EXECUTION IN TENNESSEE… A death row inmate convicted in the fatal stabbing a fellow prisoner 34 years ago was executed last night in Tennessee. 58-year-old Nicholas Todd Sutton was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. He became the fourth inmate in the U.S., and the first in Tennessee, to be executed in 2020.

ENTERTAINMENT
AT LEAST 4 SUSPECTS IN POP SMOKE’S MURDER… At least four suspects are connected to Wednesday’s murder of New York rapper Pop Smoke at a Hollywood Hills home, Los Angeles police reported yesterday. The update came after detectives reviewed home security camera video that captured the suspects fleeing in a car. Officials will now consult license plate readers near the site of the murder for further clues. Investigators still don’t know whether the fatal shooting of the 20-year-old rapper was gang-related or the result of a home-invasion robbery.

IN THEATERS… “The Call of the Wild” is the big-screen adaptation of the classic Jack London novel. The PG-rated drama stars Harrison Ford and Karen Gillan in the story about a sled dog that struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
Milwaukee 126 – DETROIT 106… The Bucks built a 29-point halftime lead and never looked back in their rout of the Pistons. Giannis Antetokounmpo had game-highs with 33 points and 16 rebounds. Kris Middleton added 28 points.

ATLANTA 129 – Miami 124… The Hawks closed with a 10-0 run to upend the Heat. Trae Young poured in a career-high 50 points.

Charlotte 103 – CHICAGO 93… Malik Monk delivered 25 points off the bench and Miles Bridges tossed in 22 points as the Hornets held off the Bulls.

PHILADELPHIA 112 – Brooklyn 104 (OT)… The 76ers limited the Nets to a single point in the overtime period in pulling away with the win. They got 25 points from Chris LeVert and 22 from Spencer Dinwiddie.

SACRAMENTO 129 – Memphis 125… Harrison Barnes knocked down seven 3-pointers on his way to 32 points and the Kings held off the Grizzlies. De’Aaron Fox added 26 points.

Houston 135 – GOLDEN STATE 105… The Rockets jumped out to a 21-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in their rout of the Warriors. James Harden scored 29 points and dished off 10 assists. Russell Westbrook added 21 points and Robert Covington had 20.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Cleveland is at Washington…
Orlando hosts Dallas…
Phoenix is at Toronto…
New York hosts Indiana…
Denver is at Oklahoma City…
Minnesota hosts Boston…
San Antonio is at Utah…
Portland hosts New Orleans…
Memphis is at the L.A. Lakers

NHL SCORES
TORONTO 4 – Pittsburgh 0… Goalie Frederik Anderson stopped all 24 shots as the Maple Leafs blanked the Penguins. Jake Muzzin scored a goal and assisted on two others. John Tavares also had two assists.

NEW JERSEY 2 – San Jose 1… The Devils eased past the Sharks after spotting them an early goal. P.K. Subban netted a tie-breaking goal on a third-period power play. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 36 saves.

Montreal 4 – WASHINGTON 3 (OT)… Ben Chiarot scored his second goal of the game 58 seconds into overtime and the Canadiens dealt the Capitals their third straight loss. Shea Weber and Brendan Gallagher also found the net.

Philadelphia 4 – COLUMBUS 3 (OT)… The Flyers rallied from two goals down in the third period to outlast the Blue Jackets. Kevin Hayes netted the winning goal 3:51 into overtime. Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists.

Winnipeg 5 – OTTAWA 1… Mark Scheifele scored three goals and assisted on another in leading the Jets past the Senators. Kyle Connor added a goal and an assist. Patrik Laine set up two goals.

ST. LOUIS 1 – Arizona 0… Ryan O’Reilly scored the game’s only goal with 12 minutes remaining as the Blues stopped the Coyotes. Goalie Jordan Binnington faced only 14 shots in the shutout.

VEGAS 5 – Tampa Bay 3… Five different players found the net as the Golden Knights ended the Lightning’s 11-game winning streak. Alec Martinez scored a goal and had an assist in his first game since being acquired from Los Angeles. Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone also had a goal and an assist.

LOS ANGELES 5 – Florida 4… Ben Hutton scored a tie-breaking goal a 12:45 of the third period and the Kings made it stand in topping the Panthers. Gabriel Vilardi and Drew Doughty each scored a goal and had an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Rangers are at Carolina…
the N.Y. Islanders host Detroit…
Nashville is at Chicago…
Dallas hosts St. Louis…
Boston is at Calgary…
Edmonton hosts Minnesota…
Anaheim hosts Colorado

TOP 25 COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL SCORES
#2 GONZAGA 71, San Francisco 54…
ARIZONA STATE 77, #14 Oregon 72…
#18 COLORADO 70, USC 66…
#20 IOWA 85, #25 Ohio State 76…
#23 BYU 85, Santa Clara 75…
#24 ARIZONA 89, Oregon State 63

The Rundown for January 22, 2020

IMPEACHMENT TRIAL UNDERWAY… The first full day of President Trump’s impeachment trial lasted 13 hours until nearly 2 a.m. Eastern before the Senate approved rules for the proceeding. The approval came in a party-line vote of 53-47 that delays the question of whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents until next week. Prior to Senate Majority Mitch McConnell’s introduction of the rules resolution, Republicans defeated 11 amendments from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that were seeking to subpoena documents and witnesses. The trial resumes at 1 p.m. Eastern today.

TRUMP AT DAVOS… President Trump boasted about his administration’s economic achievements during his presentation yesterday to open the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump claimed that the U.S. “is winning” like never before in his keynote address. In touting his administration’s policies, Trump made no mention of his impeachment trial. Trump did reveal that the U.S. will join the One Trillion Trees Initiative in planting more trees to help offset carbon dioxide emissions.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO EXPAND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS… The Trump administration is planning to expand travel restrictions to seven additional countries. Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania are the countries being added but White House officials note the list isn’t final, according to reports. The countries are expected to have restrictions placed on specific types of visas, such as business or visitor visas. The expanded restrictions are expected to be introduced on Monday.

SUPREME COURT DOESN’T FAST-TRACK OBAMACARE CHALLENGE… The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a motion that sought to fast-track the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The rejection means the case probably won’t be decided until after the 2020 election. It also spares Republicans seeking to dismantle Obamacare possible negative coverage in an election year.

CORONAVIRUS REACHES U.S... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. The diagnosis was made on a traveler who returned to Seattle from China. The patient was reported to be in good condition. Chinese health officials say the disease has killed at least six people and sickened more than 300.

ENTERTAINMENT
ALICIA KEYS TO TOUR… Alicia Keys announced yesterday that she will embark on a 2020 world tour in support of her upcoming eponymous album, which is scheduled for release next month. The world tour kicks off on June 5 in Dublin, Ireland. In the meantime, Keys is set to host Sundays 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

OZZY OSBOURNE BATTLING PARKINSON’S… Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he is battling Parkinson’s disease. The 71-year-old Black Sabbath frontman made the announcement during an appearance yesterday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Osbourne said he has a “mild form” and found out about it after suffering a fall last February.

SPORTS
NBA SCORE
L.A. Clippers 110 – DALLAS 107… The Clippers went on an 8-0 run spanning the two-minute mark to take the lead for good in their win over the Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points and brought down 11 rebounds.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Philadelphia is at Toronto…
Detroit hosts Sacramento…
Oklahoma City is at Orlando…
New York hosts the L.A. Lakers…
Memphis is at Boston…
Miami hosts Washington…
the L.A. Clippers are at Atlanta…
Chicago hosts Minnesota…
Denver is at Houston…
Phoenix hosts Indiana…
San Antonio is at New Orleans…
Golden State hosts Utah

NHL SCORES
BOSTON 3 – Vegas 2… Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci scored third-period goals to rally the Bruins past the Golden Knights. Krejci also assisted on Jeremy Lauzon’s goal in the first period.

N.Y. Islanders 4 – N.Y. RANGERS 2… Josh Bailey scored a goal and had two assists as the Islanders doubled up on the Rangers. Thomas Greiss made 40 saves at goal.

CAROLINA 4 – Winnipeg 1… Justin Williams found the net twice in leading the Hurricanes past the Jets. Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and two assists.

PHILADELPHIA 3 – Pittsburgh 0… Goalie Brian Elliott needed to stop only 19 shots in the Flyers’ blanking of the Penguins. Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored first-period goals.

Florida 4 – CHICAGO 3… The Panthers withstood a third-period rally in holding off the Blackhawks. Frank Vatrano lit the lamp twice as Florida scored all four goals in the second period.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Winnipeg is at Columbus…
Minnesota hosts Detroit

TOP 25 COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL SCORES
#3 KANSAS 81, Kansas State 60…
#4 SAN DIEGO STATE 72, Wyoming 55…
#8 DUKE 89, Miami (Fla.) 59…
#9 VILLANOVA 76, #13 Butler 61…
#15 KENTUCKY 89, Georgia 79…
#17 Maryland 77, NORTHWESTERN 66…
TCU 65, #18 Texas Tech 54…
#21 Illinois 79, PURDUE 62

MLB NEWS: JETER, WALKER TO BE ENSHRINED… Shortstop Derek Jeter and outfielder Larry Walker were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Jeter received all but one of the 397 votes cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in his first year of eligibility. The 14-time All-Star with the New York Yankees was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1996 and finished in the top 10 of AL MVP balloting eight times. Walker spent his 17-year career with the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals. He was the 1997 National League MVP after batting .366 with 9 homers and 130 RBIs for Colorado. He also won NL batting crowns in 1998 (.363) and 1999 (.372). Defensively Walker won seven Gold Gloves during his career.

GAMES
WORD OF THE DAY… CANARD… (keh–NARD)… noun… 1) A false or unfounded report or story; a fabrication… …After being taken in by the old CANARD about alligators in the sewers, the tourists studiously avoided manhole covers in New York.

BOND, COMMON BOND… What do these 3 things have in common: RUSTY BURRELL–DOUG LLEWELYN–JOSEPH WAPNER? (They were the original stars of The People’s Court)

WHAT THE HECK AM I TALKING ABOUT… MEASUREMENT–QUART–GASOLINE–PINT–LIQUID?… (Gallon)

USELESS TRIVIA… What New York political heavyweight was Miss America in 1945?… (Bess Myerson)

PHOBIA DU JOUR… Uranophobia… Fear of heaven.