- Former FBI director James Comey's tell-all book, A Higher Loyalty, hits book stands tomorrow, but Comey is already making the rounds on network television, saying that President Donald Trump is a serial liar who "is morally unfit to be president." Appearing last night on ABC, Comey said the American public was "duty bound" to vote Trump out of office.
James Comey says the Trump presidency is a 'forest fire': "His presidency is doing, and will do, tremendous damage to our norms and our values, especially the truth. And so that's bad." https://t.co/xK8mSmXsFi #Comey— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018
- Friends and family of Barbara Bush say the former First Lady is seriously ill and has decided to stop seeking medical treatment to prolong her life. The New York Times says the wife and mother of former U.S. presidents is 92 years old.
- Seventy-eight Idahoans were among the nearly 30,000 runners who took off this morning in the 2018 Boston Marathon. The temperature was 38 degrees, the coldest start in 30 years.
- The New York City health board has approved the first U.S. ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks. The BBC reports that the ban will apply to beverages larger than 16 ounces nearly everywhere they're sold, except groceries and convenience stores.
- Rampage, an adventure film based on a video game and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, earned $34.5 million and the top spot at the North American box office this weekend. Variety reports that the number two film was A Quiet Place, which earned $32.9 million.
- The New York Times has a story on what will be the "most expensive Broadway non-musical play ever." It's the new $68 million production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part drama now in previews and opening Sunday, April 22.
Harry Potter is the most expensive nonmusical play in the history of Broadway https://t.co/HcfEdhVCXF— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2018