December 10, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing the prospect of a humiliating defeat, said this morning that she would seek to postpone a parliamentary vote on her proposal for Britain's departure from the European Union. The New York Times reports that while speaking to Parliament today, May's remarks were interrupted by derisive laughter.
  • A Payette County Sheriff's deputy was injured during an attempted jail break on Sunday. KTVB-TV reports that three inmates never made it outside of the jail but they injured one of the detention deputies in the process. The deputy required stitches to several cuts to the head, but he has been released from the hospital. The attempted escape is under investigation.
  • Planned Parenthood scored a victory this morning when the U.S. Supreme Court left lower court victories intact in a battle over access to Medicaid. NBC News reports that the legal dispute didn't involve abortion, but today's ruling keeps the hot button political issue of reproductive rights off the docket.

  • says Idaho 
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    • Glenn Landberg
    has some of the lowest Christmas tree prices in the U.S., averaging nearly 25 percent lower than what most other states pay. A new survey indicates that New Yorkers pay the most and North Dakotans pay the least.

  • The Spanish capital of Madrid was filled with red this past weekend as more than 7,000 Santas participated in an annual charity race held to raise money for a cancer-care charity. A number of children dressed as green elves also participated in the race which filled Paseo de la Catellana Avenue.
  • The Broadcast Film Association revealed its nominations this morning for the 24th-annual Critics' Choice Awards. Best Picture nominees are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, First Man, Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Poppins Returns, ROMA, A Star is Born and Vice. Best Actor nominees are Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate), Ryan Gosling (First Man), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book). Best Actress nominees are Yalitz Aparicio (ROMA), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Glenn Close (The Wife), Toni Collette (Herditary), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Winners will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
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