Trump lawyer: Impeachment case ‘undemocratic,’ ill-advised

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — One of Donald Trump’s lawyers says Democrats are using the upcoming Senate impeachment trial as a political “weapon” to bar the former president from seeking office again. Trump attorney David Schoen also tells Fox News that Democrats are pursuing a case that is “undemocratic” and unconstitutional. Trump faces trial before the Senate next week on accusations that he incited a harrowing and deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Whether it is constitutional to put on trial a former president who cannot be removed from an office he no longer holds is a point of contention.last_img

Long Island Snow Storm May Bring Another 6 Inches

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road riders commute at the Bay Shore station during a snow storm Feb. 3, 2014.Another winter storm could potentially blanket Long Island in a half a foot of snow, although the forecast will not be clear until the system gets closer to arrival later this week.After 2 inches of snow fell on Sunday, leading to a clear start to the week with temperatures below freezing, a “strong” storm is expected to start Wednesday night and continue into Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.“Although the exact track…timing and intensity are still uncertain…the potential exists for significant snowfall of 6 inches or more,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement.As of Monday, it appears that the snow could start late Wednesday night when temps drop down into the 20s and could be a mix of rain and snow when the thermostat goes above freezing Thursday.A 30-percent chance of light snow is also forecast for Friday night before giving way to a sunny Saturday and cloudy Sunday with both days in the low-to-mid 30s.last_img read more

Hughes feels vindicated for keeping Hill at Loftus Road

first_imgQPR manager Mark Hughes believes Clint Hill’s recent performances have justified the decision not to allow any of his 25-man squad out on loan. Leeds United were linked with Hill after the appointment of Neil Warnock as boss, and the defender’s first-team chances at Loftus Road looked slim.But Hughes made it clear none of the 25 would leave and he has since recalled Hill to the side.The 33-year-old, who played under Warnock at Rangers and Crystal Palace, has responded with solid displays at left-back and as a central defender.And Hughes said: “We’ve been in a situation where if maybe we haven’t performed defensively as we wanted to, we need to look at our options.“Clint’s been very much in my mind, he’s in the 25, and he’s player I knew I could call upon if I needed to.“So I’m very reluctant to send people out on loan once they’re in the 25. My priority really is to get the others out on loan.”The Liverpool-born Hill discussed a move to Leeds before Warnock persuaded him to stay in the south and join him at QPR in 2010.His R’s contract expires at the end of the season, when he is expected to be released.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors even NBA Finals, hold off Raptors in Game 2

first_imgTORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 02: Quinn Cook #4 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate the play against the Toronto Raptors in the second half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion’s heart to overcome their weary bodies.Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night that tied the NBA Finals at one game apiece.ADVERTISEMENT With Kevin Durant already out and Thompson eventually joining him in the fourth quarter, the Warriors don’t feel great — but they would’ve felt a whole lot worse flying home in a 2-0 hole.“I think that when you get to this stage, our DNA shows up,” Curry said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAndre Iguodala, himself slow to get up after a hard fall in the first half, made the clinching 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left after the Raptors scored 10 straight points to cut it to 106-104.Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors. They had won five straight since falling behind 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew UP NEXT Fat chance: Andy Ruiz set to reign as heavyweight champion Golden State hosts Game 3 on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “They moved the ball really well and were running freely,” Raptors center Marc Gasol said. “Once they run freely, everything opens up for them.”The Warriors had won 12 straight Game 1s and this was their first time playing from behind in the finals since they were down 2-1 to Cleveland in 2015. They showed no signs of concern during the off days, and Thompson suggested part of the problem during their 118-109 loss Thursday was rust after they had nine days off in between series.Their bigger problem early in Game 2 was the defense of the Raptors. But Toronto — which had a 23-0 advantage in second-chance points — missed a chance to take a comfortable lead into the half and couldn’t overcome its 37 percent shooting, with Pascal Siakam going 5 for 18 for 12 points after scoring 32 in the opener.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry had his streak of 30-point games snapped at six. Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry share the Warriors’ postseason record with seven straight. … Kerr earned his 76th postseason victory, moving past Chuck Daly and Don Nelson.Raptors: Siakam missed his first three shots, as many as he missed in Game 1 while going 14 for 17. … OG Anunoby was active for the first time in the playoffs after having an emergency appendectomy April 11, but didn’t play.FAMOUS FANPresident Barack Obama sat next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver across the court from the Toronto bench, getting a loud ovation and “MVP! MVP!” chants when shown on the overhead video screen and introduced in the second quarter. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Warriors will hope to have enough healthy bodies to get through it. Thompson landed awkwardly after a 3-point attempt early in the fourth quarter and limped off soon after, with backup center Kevon Looney already missing the second half with a chest or shoulder injury.And Golden State is still without Durant, who missed his seventh straight game with a strained right calf but hopes to return during the series.For now, they got key contributions from Quinn Cook, who hit three 3-pointers, and veteran center Andrew Bogut, who wasn’t even part of the roster most of the season but came off the bench for three baskets.“It was a great win. We got to go home and protect our home floor and we’ll see about all the injuries,” coach Steve Kerr said. “But I’m very proud of our team and in particular all the guys off the bench.”Kerr said Thompson told him that he thought his injury was minor and he’d be fine, but added that “Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine.” Kerr was unsure the nature of Looney’s injury.Fred VanVleet scored 17 points for the Raptors, who had red T-shirts with their slogan “We The North” hanging on seats around the arena.The Warriors sure were seeing red, especially Curry, during a mostly miserable first half when they missed 20 of their first 28 shots.He hung his head and didn’t even attempt to run back when VanVleet stole the ball from him and made a layup to give Toronto an 11-point lead with a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the half.But Curry made two free throws for the final points of the half to cut it to 59-54, then the Warriors came back and pitched a shutout until nearly the midpoint of the third quarter during a series-changing — perhaps season-changing — swing.Iguodala had five quick points including a 3-pointer that moved Golden State into the lead at 61-59. The surge continued with three straight baskets from Thompson and three more from Green, whose last one capped the 18-0 run that Elias said was the longest to start a half in NBA Finals history and made it 72-59 before Toronto finally got on the board with a 3-pointer with VanVleet with 6:20 remaining in the period. Curry appeared to be laboring as well in the first half, returning to the locker room in the midst of six straight misses to start the game.But the Warriors cobbled together a good enough finish to the second quarter to keep it close, then stormed out of the locker room with one of their vintage third-quarter charges that have been so frequent during their run to five straight NBA Finals.“Third quarter we didn’t play well enough. We missed too many shots,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “They got out in transition and got a little confidence going. We lost the game there.”DeMarcus Cousins was inserted into the starting lineup and delivered 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists — missing by one assist a fourth straight triple-double.The series moves to their Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4, with the first NBA Finals to be played outside the U.S. assured of returning to Canada for Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more