Press Association Belfast Giants came out victorious in their thrilling 7-6 overtime win over the Dundee Stars at the Dundee Ice Arena. Conor Shields was the key man as he netted a hat-trick, including the winning goal in overtime, and two assists to seal the victory and help the Giants go a point clear at the top of the Elite League standings. Dundee are fifth after suffering a fourth successive loss. Robert Dowd scored an overtime-winning goal to give the Sheffield Steelers a 4-3 victory over the Cardiff Devils at the Sheffield Arena. Ben O’Connor, Levi Nelson and Mike Duco were also on the scoresheet to help Sheffield move into fourth while Cardiff slip to third.
There’s a bail hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Manhattan for financier Jeffrey Epstein who faces sex crime charges.Prosecutors argue Epstein’s wealth, access to a private jet and motive to flea are reasons he should remain locked up.Epstein’s attorneys are pushing to have him out on bail living in his Manhattan mansion under heavy supervision.Epstein, an already registered sex offender, is accused of sex trafficking dozens of girls in his Manhattan and Florida homes from 2002 to 2005. Good morning from New York.A federal judge issues his ruling on Jeffrey Epstein’s bail application in court at 11:30 a.m. EDT.Michael Cohen’s search warrant materials related to a closed campaign-finance probe to be unsealed at 11 a.m.Covering both live for @CourthouseNews.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 18, 2019