April 29, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Police have identified the attacker in Saturday's shooting at a synagogue near San Diego. The New York Times reports that investigators say 19-year-old John Earnest had written a manifesto echoing white supremacist views promoted by the gunmen who attack a synagogue in Pittsburgh last year and mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

  • click to enlarge IDAHO STATE POLICE
    • Idaho State Police
    A Homedale man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Pleasant Ridge Road, south of Wilder. Idaho State Police say 21-year-old Fernando Martinez was driving his truck westbound when he veered off the roadway and hit a parked tractor. Police said Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision. The roadway was closed for nearly three hours following the crash.
  • Law enforcement found 14 dead horses on a property in western Oregon and seized another 34 after spending months trying to work with the owners to improve conditions for the animals. Linn County sheriff's deputies found some of the living horses standing in "septic" mud and water full of urine and feces. KATU-TV reports that in some instances, mud was up to the horses' chests.
  • The Guardian reports that a model collapsed after taking a bad fall on the catwalk of a Sao Paulo, Brazil, fashion show this past weekend. Organizers of Sao Paulo Fashion Week said Tales Soares tripped on his shoelace and fell. Initially, people in the crowd though the fall was part of a performance, but Soares died a short time later at the hospital.

  • A growing number of states are looking at legislation to limit events where large quantities of balloons are launched into the air. ABC News reports that critics say the helium-filled balloons pollute the environment and threaten wildlife when they fall. 
  • Beginning this Wednesday, May 1, smoking will be banned at all six of the Disney World and Disneyland parks in California and Florida. USA Today reports that guests wishing to smoke or vape will have to exit the park. Additionally, super-sized strollers longer than 52 inches will no longer be allowed into many of Disney's gated attractions.
  • Avengers: Endgame was the No. 1 movie in 54 nations across the planet this past weekend, earning $1.2 billion worldwide. The film collected a record-breaking $350 million in the U.S. and Canada, far outpacing the previous record-holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened to $248 million in 2015.

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