Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 9, 2016


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50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump

Fifty of the most prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts have signed a letter pledging not to vote for Donald Trump and denouncing his presidency. The letter says, “We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history.” The letter’s signatories include former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Eric Edelman, who was Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser. “He is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. He has alarmed our closest allies with his erratic behavior,” the letter claims. “All of these are dangerous qualities in an individual who aspires to be President and Commander-in-Chief, with command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.”


Pharoah, Killam leave ‘SNL’ cast

“Saturday Night Live” is losing two of its longtime actors, Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam, who had both been on the show for six seasons. “I had sort of had it in my head I would make this upcoming year my last year, but then heard they weren’t going to pick up my contract,” Killam said in an interview with Uproxx. “I was never given a reason why, really. I can assume until the cows come home.” He is currently working on his directorial debut, “Why We’re Killing Gunther.” Ultimately, Killam said, “I set out to be on ‘SNL’ and I got to do that and I did very well. And I love and adore and will forever have close ties and tight bonds with the brilliant, smartest, funniest people I’ve ever met in my life. So, I have no gripes at all. I am so, so, so lucky to have been given the time I’ve been given.”

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Michael Jordan pledges $5 million to African-American museum

NBA star Michael Jordan has pledged $5 million to the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum on the National Mall. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to open Sept. 24. The museum will name a section of its sports gallery after Jordan in recognition of his donation. He also donated a jersey he wore during the 1996 NBA Finals. “I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum,” Jordan said in a statement. “I also am indebted to the historic contributions of community leaders and athletes such as Jesse Owens, whose talent, commitment and perseverance broke racial barriers and laid the groundwork for the successful careers of so many African Americans in athletics and beyond.” Museum Director Lonnie Bunch said Jordan’s gift will “enable our visitors to explore how sports were used to break barriers as a way to gain full participation in American society.”


General Assembly puts pressure on U.Va. to explain $2.3B investment fund

The University of Virginia is being called upon to explain its $2.3 billion investment fund. “I thought, ‘Well that can’t be possible. That’s triple the state’s own cash reserve,” Fairfax City Sen. Chapman “Chap” Petersen said. Last month, Petersen co-wrote a letter asking how the university came by the money. “I’ve received several hundreds of pages of documents,” he said. He is one of 11 members who is demanding the school respect the assembly’s request. “[T]he university’s less-than-adequate response — much less Rector Goodwin’s carefully crafted public commentary — has done nothing to alleviate our mounting concerns,” the members’ letter read. “At end of the day, I’m not accusing anybody of wrongdoing. I just think the Board of Visitors has to be accountable for this policy of what is effectively overcharging the customers of the university,” Petersen said. The University of Virginia defended its response in a statement, saying, in part, “The university’s thorough response includes a financial breakdown of funds as far back as 2007, and explains how the university’s prudent financial management of these funds were accounted for and publicly reported over this period of time.”


Police say family injured in crash after car flees during traffic stop

Four people in Woodlawn have been injured after a car fleeing from a traffic stop hit another vehicle. Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, a Baltimore County police officer pulled over the 26-year-old driver of an Infiniti. Police say as the officer was walking up to the car the driver sped off. The Infiniti crashed into a Nissan Altima about two minutes later, police say. The Nissan was pushed into a tree, which broke and fell. The 32-year-old driver of the Nissan and his two sons, ages 9 and 14, were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Infiniti was also hospitalized with minor injuries. Police say charges are pending.

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