- The National Enquirer has been drawn into the investigation surrounding President Donald Trump into alleged hush-money payoffs to a number of women. The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are examining the relationship between Trump and the Enquirer, whose chairman, David Pecker, is a close friend of the president.
In one instance, The Enquirer bought but did not publish a story about an alleged extramarital relationship years earlier with the presidential candidate, an unusual decision for a scandal sheet https://t.co/LVurkOjEIV— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 12, 2018
- Treasure Valley commuters were greeted with early spring snowfall this morning, and the National Weather Service says conditions will get worse before they get better. A High Wind Warning has been issued, positing winds could clock in at up to 60 miles per hour, and there's a good chance of minor property damage and hazardous driving conditions. The warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight—but in happier news, sunshine is expected to return to Boise on Friday.
- National Weather Service
- KTVB-TV reports that a planned housing development in Kuna could "get the Game of Thrones treatment" with streets named for characters from the popular HBO drama. Jennell Hall, lead civil designer at B & A Engineers, has proposed some interesting names for the Kuna development including West Rickron Street, South Baratheon Avenue, Greyjoy Road, Tyrion Court and Hodor Drive.
- Meanwhile, Game of Thrones fans can ease the pain of having to wait for the eighth and final season, scheduled for sometime in 2019, with a new beer inspired by the fantasy drama. Food & Wine magazine says New York-based Brewery Ommegang has just revealed its eleventh Game of Thrones beer: the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. It's expected to hit retailers this month. The brewery says the beer is “an exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale” brewed in honor of Cersei Lannister, “who is as acerbic as they come.”
- Two Major League Baseball games resembled National Hockey League playoffs on Wednesday; both erupted into brawls. Sports Illustrated says the first involved the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres, while the second clash was between longtime rivals the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
- The Cannes Film Festival has revealed its much-anticipated slate of films for its 10-day annual event. The big news this year is that Netflix has pulled all of its titles from the lineup after Cannes organizers said the films had to be released in theaters in addition to appearing on a home media platform to qualify. Vanity Fair reports that the 2018 edition of Cannes will feature the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story and new films from directors Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard and David Robert Mitchell. The festival gets underway Tuesday, May 8.
Netflix has officially severed its ties to Cannes and encourages the film festival "to rejoin the world cinema community." https://t.co/qnQzxMaZtT— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 11, 2018