But Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam shared a 126-run fourth wicket stand as Pakistan battled to their winning target of 160.Amir's three wickets earlier in the day had put Pakistan into a position from which an innings win seemed entirely possible - even likely - but O'Brien and Stuart Thompson combined for a 114-run rearguard that not only pushed Ireland in front and burnished local pride, but allowed them to sleep on the possibility of another famous upset.Ireland led by 159 runs, and Pakistan - which scored 310/9 in its first innings - was patient with the chase.And that ultimately set the tone for the rest of the final day as Ireland came up a little short, as they ended up with a second innings total of 339 with just 20 runs added in the first hour's play. Nearly five hours later, when he reached three figures, O'Brien - at 34 the third oldest of the 105 players to score a century on Test debut - had faced 186 balls and hit 10 boundaries and Ireland were 116 runs in front.Before this … [Read more...] about Masterclass: Kevin O’Brien Becomes First Irishman To Score A Test Century
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]), with Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) SIREN – Quinnipiac Poll out at 6 a.m., “Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts”: “Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican ... candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul ... in each state ... Her overall favorability has dropped significantly in Colorado and Iowa ... Virginia is unchanged. ... Story Continued Below “Voters in each state say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. ... Colorado voters say 56-38 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. ... Iowa voters say 49-43 percent that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy ... Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, Virginia voters say 52-40 percent.” http://bit.ly/1aN11FC PLAYBOOK FACTS OF LIFE: So now we know why, as Rand Paul revealed to Politico in a post-announcement … [Read more...] about ROBBY MOOK profiled — ‘FACE THE NATION’ anchor candidates – WHITE HOUSE adds gender-neutral restroom — POLITICO gossip column debuts — CONAN O’BRIEN’S life advice — B’DAY: Joe Scarborough
Last Update 11:30 a.m. ET (CBS/AP) Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S. late Friday and early Saturday, killing at least six people and knocking out power to more than 2 million customers across the eastern United States, on a weekend when temperatures across the area are expected to reach triple-digits. The mid-Atlantic region had already been experiencing 100-degree temperatures before Friday evening's violent storms. Thousands are without power — and without air conditioning — as crews work to clear downed tree limbs and restore electricity. Falling trees were blamed for the deaths of two people in Virginia, two in New Jersey and another in Maryland. Police in Ohio said another woman died in the storms, but no details were available. Among the fatalities: A 90-year-old Virginia woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, and two young cousins on a camping trip in southern New Jersey. Anne Arundel County, Md., police said in a news release Saturday … [Read more...] about Storms knock out power to 2M in eastern U.S.
Last updated 11:02 a.m. ET (CBS/AP) -- Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million customers across the eastern United States and caused at least five fatalities - including a 90-year-old Virginia woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, and two young cousins on a camping trip in southern New Jersey. Widespread power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas, leaving many without power - and without air conditioning - on a day that temperatures are expected to reach triple digits across the eastern U.S. Earlier Friday, the nation's capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101 set in 1934. Authorities say the violent storms have left at least five people dead. Anne Arundel County, Md., police said in a news release Saturday that 25-year-old Kevin Obrien was killed when a tree fell onto his … [Read more...] about Storms leave at least 5 dead, 2M without power
I will be pulling for a full restoration of the Schenk-Huegel building after last weekend's fire. Schenk's Corners businesses scramble and regroup following fire The extent of the damage is not fully known and it's unclear when many of the businesses will reopen. The circa 1922 building is home to the Chocolaterian Cafe and several other businesses, offices and studios. The cafe has become an anchor for many around Schenk's Corners. My son Sean works at the cafe and loves that place. Many other people revolve around this unique, historic East Side landmark for their work.So, please, let's put it back together, better than ever. Keep the "Schenk" in Schenk's Corners.Kevin O'Brien, Madison … [Read more...] about Rebuild the historic building on Madison’s East Side — Kevin OBrien