August 15, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • It's an unfortunate fact that scandal is nothing new to the Roman Catholic Church, but Tuesday's revelation that it had covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over 70 years in Pennsylvania was jaw-dropping. The New York Times reports that a grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable victims. It was the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the U.S. of sexual abuse in the church.
  • click to enlarge Zachary Pennisi, 26 - ACSO
    • ACSO
    • Zachary Pennisi, 26
    An Eagle man is behind bars, charged with failing to notify authorities of a death, after law enforcement said he drove to a local fire station with a dead body in his pickup. Investigators said they believe the deceased, a 26-year-old woman, died of a heroin overdose at the suspect's home. The Eagle Fire Department reported that 26-year-old Zachary Pennisi arrived at a fire station on Floating Feather Road early Tuesday morning. The woman was declared dead at the station. Pennisi told Ada County Sheriff's deputies that he had found the woman in his driveway, but investigators said they found evidence that his story was not accurate.  Pennisi is being held at the Ada County Jail.

  • UPDATE: Boise Police reported early Wednesday that a missing 79-year-old Boise man had been found safe. He had been missing since early Tuesday evening..

  • Business Insider reports that Tesla's board of directors has brought in legal help to urge its chief executive, Elon Musk, to stop tweeting after its members were blindsided by his talk of taking the automaker private.

  • Reviews are mixed on so-called "uritrottoris," open-air urinals that have begun appearing near Paris' major tourist attractions. USA Today reports that the receptacles look like planters with greenery at the top. But a sign directs eyes down to the side of the mailbox-size structure, revealing an open-air urinal.

  • Jazz legend Morgana King has died. Variety reports that she had a very successful recording and nightclub career, but is perhaps best known for one of her rare acting performances: portraying the wife of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in 1972's The Godfather.

  • The Emmy Awards are about one month away and this year's hosts, Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Colin Jost, aren't exactly praising the ceremony. Jost told The Los Angeles Times, "I think most of the time they're way too self-serious and focused on things that 99 percent of the country doesn't care about." Che added, "At the end of the day, it's adults getting trophies. Why should that be taken seriously?"
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