- Bingo Barnes
- British Airways is recovering from a massive global computer outage that grounded nearly all of its fleet late Friday and early Saturday, stranding thousands of travelers across the planet. The BBC reports BA chief executive said, "We believe the root cause was a power supply issue." More than 800 flights were disrupted, and the incident brought both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London to a near standstill.
British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of Saturday after computer failure https://t.co/DfPOb7TVKx— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 27, 2017
- A body was discovered inside a parked car Saturday at Camel's Back Park in the North End of Boise. Not many details have been released, but Boise Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon there appeared to be no evidence of foul play. The investigation is ongoing as the Ada County Coroner determines a cause of death.
Update: Body removed from vehicle at Camel's Back Park. Death investigation is ongoing. No obvious signs of foul play at this time.— Boise PD (@BoisePD) May 27, 2017
- Treasure Valley area law enforcement is also investigating a hit-and-run incident in North Boise. The Ada County Sheriff's Office reports a jogger was sideswiped by a vehicle around midnight on Friday. When the jogger confronted the driver, the driver got out, choked the jogger and then drove away. The driver is described as between 18- and 25-years-old, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was driving a late '90s model vehicle, possibly a Honda, with no rear license plate.
Deputies looking for driver who hit jogger on 8th Street extension late Friday night. Details at https://t.co/zo2lvnVjct— Ada County Sheriff (@AdaCoSheriff) May 27, 2017
- The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections reports a teenager being held at Nampa lockup escaped from the facility Saturday. Paul Hendrix, 15, was serving time after being convicted of arson for setting fire to the home of Mark Heleker, then-principal of Payette High School. IDJC officials said Hendrix was last seen around noon on Saturday, and it is not clear how he escaped. Hendrix is white, 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a maroon shirt and black shorts.
- The French Open had barely begun early this morning when Angelique Kerber, the top-ranked woman's player in the two-week tennis tournament, was ousted. It's the first time a woman's No. 1 seed has lost in the first round of the French Open, which was founded in 1968. Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th ranked Ekaterina Makarova. In the men's competition, the hot topic is the return of retired eight-time major champion Andre Agassi. He didn't come out of retirement to play, however—Agassi is coaching top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
- One of the the biggest Memorial Day weekend traditions is the Indianapolis 500. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan will drive the pace car and actor Jake Gyllenhaal is expected to drop the green starting flag today in the 101st edition of what is dubbed, "the greatest spectacle in racing." Of the 33 drivers racing, one will take home the coveted trophy and will be expected to participate in an odd tradition that goes back to 1936: downing a quart of milk. By the way, the American Dairy Association is a major sponsor of the Indy 500.