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July 13, 2018: What to Know


  • President Trump isn't holding back criticism of his host during his visit to the U.K.  NPR reports that in a wide-ranging interview with The Sun, Trump ripped Prime Minister Theresa May on her handling of Brexit. "I would have done it much differently," Trump told The Sun. "I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me." He also said that May's rival, Boris Johnson, would make a great prime minister. Trump is scheduled to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II today.
  • There was a bit of Build-A-Bear bedlam at Boise's Towne Square Mall on Thursday. Boise Police were called to assist mall security when hundreds of parents with little children in tow showed up to take advantage of a one-day Build-A-Bear Workshop "pay your age" promotion.  Some parents brought lawn chairs, some endured the marathon wait and others turned around and left.
  • The Associated Press reports that nearly a third of all recent complaints concerning alleged employee discrimination, filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission, have included allegations of sexual harassment. The AP says there has been a "consistent uptick" in sexual harassment allegations since last October, about the time of the launch of the #MeToo movement.
  • Johnson & Johnson has been been ordered to pay $4.6 billion to 22 women and their families. The New York Times reports that the women said asbestos in J&J talcum power products caused ovarian cancer.

  • With the closing of two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska, The AP says the one and only Blockbuster remaining in the U.S. is the one in Bend, Oregon.

  • This is a big upcoming weekend for sports. Wimbledon will crown its new champions, and Croatia and France play in the World Cup final.

  • Hall of Fame golfer JoAnne Carner did something Thursday that very few people on the planet have done. She shot her age. The 79-year-old Carner made history during the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open. Carner won 43 times on the LPGA tour, and she's the only woman to have won the U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women's Amateur and U.S. Women's championships. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1982, long before many of today's top players were born.