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September 21, 2017: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • It's a race against time for armies of volunteers digging through rubble from the earthquake that struck Mexico City Monday night. While the pace is frantic in the search for survivors, rescuers are also asking for extreme quiet as they attempt to listen for tapping or a call for help. Early today, rescuers said they heard sounds coming from a 12-year-old schoolgirl trapped beneath a destroyed schoolhouse; they are still working to free her. Reuters reports 237 have been confirmed dead thus far, and 1,900 more were injured.
  • The New York Times reports Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the probe of the Russia investigation, has asked for White House documents, implying that his inquiry includes President Donald Trump's actions since taking office. The Times reports Mueller has also asked for internal communications about former Trump campaign officials, including Paul Manafort.

  • Boise Police rank and file joined the community Wednesday night to remember Officer Mark Stall on the 20th anniversary of his death. Stall, the only BPD officer to die in the line of duty, was killed September 20, 1997, during a traffic stop that erupted into violence. A memorial service was held Wednesday evening at Idaho and 15th streets, the intersection where Stall was shot. As twilight became evening, a rainbow arched over the downtown Boise event.
  • A renewed debate over baseball fan safety was sparked after a 2-year-old girl was seriously injured when a 105-mph foul ball hit her in the side of the head Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Players and fans were visibly shaken when the game came to a temporary halt as the girl was carted out of the stadium on a stretcher. Major League Baseball has offered guidelines to teams regarding protective netting, but the level of protection at stadiums across the U.S. varies. In some stadiums, protective netting only stretches from behind home plate to the dugout, while other stadiums have protective netting stretching all the way to the first and third base lines.
  • Fans of Lara Croft are all atwitter over a new teaser trailer showcasing Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander portraying the video game heroine. Warner Brothers dropped the trailer for Tomb Raider  Tuesday night, but don't expect the film until March 16, 2018.

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  • Speaking of movie heroines, Vanity Fair reports that Linda Hamilton is slated to appear in the latest installment of the Terminator franchise. Hamilton first appeared as Sarah Conner in 1991.  And yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger will also "be back."

    "We will have characters from the future and the present," said director James Cameron. "There will be mostly new characters but we'll have Arnold and Linda's characters to anchor it." The film won't open until 2019.

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