April 23, 2018: What to Know 

  • Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy early today. Kensington Palace shared the good news on Twitter, announcing that the baby weighs 8 pounds, 7 ounces and that "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." The name of the baby has yet to be released.

  • National Weather Service
  • The National Weather Service Office in Boise is serving up a near-perfect forecast for the coming week, with sunshine-filled days and clear, cool evenings. Boise highs will be the 70s on Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, and temperatures will climb to 80 degrees on Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27.
  • After completing all legal requirements, an Algerian woman was still refused French citizenship. Her problem? She refused to shake hands with male officials at a French naturalization ceremony. The New York Times reports that officials with the French Council of State said the woman's refusal "in a place and at a moment that are symbolic, reveals a lack of assimilation." The woman appealed the decision, but the court decreed that the initial decision was legal and binding.
  • The last known person to have been born in the 19th Century died over the weekend. Time Magazine reports that 117-year-old Nabi Tajima died April 21 in the town of Kikai, Japan. She raised seven sons and two daughters and had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

  • The Idaho Steelheads are still fighting to keep their post-season dreams alive. The Steelies beat the Allen Americans 2-1 last night in Allen, Texas. The two teams will head back to Boise for a sixth game in the best-of-seven series, in which the Americans are up 3-2. The puck will drop at CenturyLink Arena in Boise tomorrow night at 7 p.m. If necessary, a seventh game will be held in Boise on Wednesday, April 25.
  • The nearly dialogue-free horror film A Quiet Place returned to the top of the North American box office this past weekend. Variety reports A Quiet Place has reaped total domestic earnings of $132 million. Rampage was in second place this past weekend, raking in $21 million, followed by the Amy Schumer comedy, I Feel Pretty which earned an underwhelming $16 million in its opening weekend.

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