April 6, 2018: What to Know 

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  • President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric Thursday, inching the U.S. and China toward a possible trade war. Trump said he was ordering his officials to consider additional tariffs of approximately $100 billion on Chinese products. That would be in addition to the $50 billion that he has already proposed. The New York Times reports that China had already responded to Trump's first threat with $50 billion of its own tariffs on U.S. goods.
  • Anyone who thinks that the rich just get richer won't be terribly surprised by a USA Today report listing the salaries of the some of the highest-profile CEOs in the nation. No. 1 is Brian Duperreault from insurance giant AIG, whose annual compensation package is $43.1 million. He's followed by Dirk Van de Put of Mondelez International ($42.4 million), Mark Hurd of Oracle ($40.8 million) and Safra Catz, also of Oracle ($40.7 million).

  • The National Resources Conservation Service has released its latest water supply outlook for the 2018 water year. With Idaho's mountain snowpack traditionally reaching its peak snow water content in early April, officials said this year's levels are significantly lower than a year ago in the Clearwater, Owyhee and Upper Snake basins. But they also said there could be more snow to come.

    "We may not have seen the peak snow water content amounts yet," said Water Supply Special Specialist Ron Abramovich. "Additional storms are predicted to move into Idaho in April."

    The National Weather Service office in Boise backs up Abramovich's claim. It says Boise can expect a good amount of precipitation throughout the upcoming weekend, plus highs in the 60s on Saturday and the mid-50s on Sunday.
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  • Cleveland sports fans are panicking over the latest report from NBC Sports, which says rumors are rampant that superstar LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers due to issues with team owner Dan Gilbert. Gilbert hosted a political fundraiser for Donald Trump, and James is an ardent detractor of the president. NBC adds that Gilbert also donated to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, but "Gilbert is commonly seen as a Trump supporter."

  • Speaking of sports superstars, ABC's hit reality series Dancing with the Stars has announced that its next season, which premieres Monday, April 30, will be athletes-only. While the full cast hasn't yet been released, US Weekly revealed that one of the competitors will be infamous figure skater Tonya Harding, whose exploits were the subject of the recent film, I, Tonya.

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