August 14, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Authorities in Italy say at least 22 people were killed early today when a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa collapsed. The BBC reports the number of casualties could be considerably higher.

  • Police in London, England, are treating the latest incident of a driver striking several pedestrians as a terrorist attack. The New York Times reports that the driver struck pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into a security barrier outside of Parliament this morning. The driver, a man in his 20s, was arrested. There were no weapons in his car.
  • A 71-year-old Eagle woman is the latest Idaho cyclist to be killed this summer, during what has been called "the 100 deadliest days," the stretch of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Ada County Coroner identified the victim as Joann Baker of Eagle. She died of blunt force trauma. The Ada County Sheriff's Office said Baker was riding a bike near a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on Edgewood Lane. Baker was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. The investigation continues.

  • Hundreds of stolen Netflix, HBO and Hulu passwords are being sold on the so-called "dark web." Media Player News reports that the content-security firm Irdeto has discovered the credentials being marketed on at least 15 websites, which are cloaked by secret access protocols.

  • Owners of a French theme park have begun using an old-school method to pick up trash. NPR reports that the Puy du Fou theme park in western France is using six trained crows to pick up paper and cigarette butts in exchange for food.

  • Music legend Aretha Franklin is reported to be seriously ill. CNN reports that the 76-year-old Franklin is in hospice care at her home.

  • The Walt Disney Studio has released the first image of its much-anticipated live-action Mulan. Production of the remake of the classic animated feature began August 13, and filming will take place in China and New Zealand. The cast includes Liu Yifei as Mulan, plus Jet Li, Gong Li and Donnie Yen.
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