- Veteran diplomats are expressing skepticism over news out of South Korea that North Korea is willing to begin talks with the U.S. on giving up its nuclear weapons. The New York Times reports this morning that South Korean officials also indicated the North Koreans would suspend all nuclear and missile tests during any possible dialogue with Washington. The Times says if the statement is corroborated, it will be the first time that Kim Jong-un has indicated a willingness to negotiate away his nuclear weapons in return for U.S. security guarantees.
Breaking: Kim Jong-un says North Korea is willing to start talks with the U.S. on giving up its nuclear weapons, South Korea says https://t.co/OUlXkuVwKU— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 6, 2018
- The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Caldwell reopened just before sunrise this morning after being shut down for nearly eight hours due to a bad commercial vehicle crash. Idaho State Police said a 2008 Volvo tractor, driven by a Utah man, went off the right shoulder of the interstate and overturned. The semi caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames. The driver was rushed to St. Luke's Nampa Medical Center, but there is no word yet on his condition.
- A woman was taken into custody at the Boise Airport Monday after passengers had to subdue her when she tried to open up a cabin door on a United Airlines jet while the plane was in flight. United Express Flight 5449 was traveling from San Francisco to Boise when the woman jumped from her seat. A video shows the woman being restrained, screaming, "I am God, I am God, I am God." CBS News reports that the plane landed safely and the woman was taken for medical evacuation by Boise Police, who say she is in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Charges have been routed to the Ada County prosecutor for review. The FBI is also investigating the incident.
- Merriam-Webster announced Monday it will add 850 words to its online dictionary, including "mansplain," "dumpster fire," "cryptocurrency" and "glamping." Entertainment Weekly says the dictionary regularly updates and adds new words to reflect changing times and vocabularies. Meanwhile, Business Insider says a word that first appeared in a 1996 episode of The Simpsons has also been added: "embiggen," which is defined as "to make bigger or more expansive." The word was first used as the motto of the fictional town of Springfield, which stood by the phrase, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."
- While some of Hollywood's elite bask in the glory of their Oscar wins, Dwayne Johnson is good-naturedly accepting a Razzie award for his not-so-great performance in the 2017 Baywatch flop. CNN reports that "The Rock" posted a video on his Instagram accepting the Razzie, which celebrates the best of the worst in Hollywood.
"Let me go ahead and take this 'L' right on the chin for Baywatch. Win some, lose some, but hey...that's the way love goes," said Johnson.