April 16, 2018: What to Know 


  • 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.
  • 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.

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